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HTC One M8 Lollipop update

HTC One M8 is now receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop in Europe

Both the developer and unlocked editions of the HTC One M8 have received Lollipop updates, but now it's time for owners in Europe to receive the sweet goodness. Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC, has confirmed on Twitter today that the software update is now rolling...
Nexus 6 reset

How to factory reset your Nexus 6

There are a few reasons why you might want to factory reset your Nexus 6, reverting it back to its out-of-box condition. Maybe you've decided to sell your device. Perhaps you want to eliminate any problematic apps and start again from scratch. Whatever the reason, it's easy to clear out your apps...
Ask AC: What's that star in my notification area?

Ask AC: What's that star in my notification area?

Welcome to the wonderful, confusing world of Android 5.0 notifications This question still hits our inbox from time to time, and it's worth a quick reminder. Android 5.0 Lollipop — at least in its current, unadulterated form — changes the way notifications work. Or, more specifically, there are...
LG says U.S. G3 getting Lollipop update 'soon'

LG says U.S. G3 getting Lollipop update 'soon'

If you live in the U.S. and you've been eager to get your hands on some sweet, sweet Android 5.0 Lollipop for your LG G3, your wait may be almost over. The smartphone maker recently took to its U.S. social media channels to tease the update, saying it's "coming soon." Introducing Lollipop: a...
Moto G

Motorola begins rolling out Lollipop to Moto G in India and the US

Motorola has announced on Google+ today that the company has started rolling out Lollipop for the Moto G in the US and India. The company notes that this is a phased rollout, but should you own the affected Android smartphones in the mentioned regions, at least you'll be aware of the imminent...
Lollipop Messenger

Trouble sending MMS on the Nexus 6? Here are a couple solutions

Problem lies with Google Messenger and APNs used by some carriers Mobile communication might be shifting more towards data-based services all the time, but the humble text message (SMS) and multimedia message (MMS) aren't going away anytime soon. Both are vital functions of any smartphone, and...
Using Smart Lock on Lollipop? Use this trick to manually lock in an instant

Using Smart Lock on Lollipop? Use this trick to manually lock in an instant

Using Smart Lock on Android 5.0 is a great way to balance security and convenience, using a trusted location, Bluetooth device or NFC tag to bypass lock screen security without entering a PIN or lock pattern. However it's possible you might not want your phone completely unlocked all the time,...
Smart Lock Trusted Places

How to add a trusted place in Android 5.0 Lollipop

No longer bother with you lock screen at home With the introduction of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has brought a new type of Smart lock to the operating system — Trusted locations. Don't let the name fool you though, these smart locks aren't a new way to lock your device, these are actually...
Google Now Launcher

Google Now Launcher update brings Lollipop look to older devices

With the latest update to the Google Now Launcher (and the Google Search app, which controls much of the content therein), folks running a device on Android 4.1 to 4.4 will now see the same Material Design styling as those who have the launcher installed on their Lollipop device. Prior to this...
HTC One M8 dev Lollipop

HTC One M8 Developer and Unlocked Edition get Android 5.0 Lollipop!

If you've got the developer or unlocked edition of the HTC One M8, check for a system update. Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available. The update — software version 4.16.1540.8, if you're interested in such things — weighs in at 584 megabytes. The official changelog reads thusly: Android 5.0...
Droid Turbo next to Moto X 2014

Motorola: Lollipop update coming to 2014 and 2013 phones really soon

A few of Motorola's devices, including the Moto X 2014, have already received an update to Lollipop, but if you're still waiting for the latest version of Android to hit your particular device, there's reason to be excited. Luciano Carvalho, a software engineer at Motorola, revealed in a post on...
Samsung Galaxy S5

Lollipop update starts rolling out to Galaxy S5 in the UK

After rolling out the Lollipop update in Poland, Russia, Malaysia and Spain, Samsung is now making the update available to Galaxy S5 users in the UK. If you're rocking the device in the region, head to your device's settings to check if an update is available. The update (build number LRX21T)...
Smart Lock Settings

Smart lock screen security options in Android 5.0 Lollipop

Smartly unlock your device When Google first showed off what would become Android 5.0 Lollipop at Google I/O 2014, they gave us a sneak peak of what it had in store for the new Smart locks. During the keynote presentation the Trusted devices Smart lock was shown off. Now that we have the...
Sony to roll out Lollipop to Xperia Z3 lineup starting next month

Sony to roll out Lollipop to Xperia Z3 lineup starting next month

During its CES 2015 press conference in Las Vegas tonight, COO of Sony Electronics Michael Fasulo announced that the company is set to start rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to its Xperia Z3 lineup starting next month. Details on an exact date and schedule weren't provided, but this is sure...
OnePlus One

OnePlus One now has an official alpha Lollipop ROM ready for flashing

OnePlus One owners who live on the edge can get an official alpha release of the smartphone's Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM to install on their smartphone, provided they're willing to put up with a few bugs. The download links and installation procedure are now available on the OnePlus One forums....
Galaxy Note 2, 3, and S4 set to get Lollipop according to Samsung Finland

Galaxy Notes 2 and 3, Galaxy S4 to get Lollipop, according to Samsung Finland

It seems that Samsung has a treat for those still clinging to their older Galaxy Note devices. According to a listing by the company's Finnish branch, the Galaxy Note 2 is expected to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop. Also coming along for the ride are confirmations of Google's latest coming to the...
Android 5.0 Lollipop begins arriving for Moto X (2014) owners in the UK

Android 5.0 Lollipop begins arriving for Moto X (2014) owners in the UK

Heads, up, UK Moto X (2014), there's an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop possibly waiting for you! We've received word from multiple readers that the update to Google's latest and greatest is rolling out now. Moto X — 2nd generation Review News Specifications Discussion Accessories...
Sony releases new video teaser with lollipops and colors, lots of colors

Sony releases new video teaser with lollipops and colors, lots of colors

Sony is back with a new video teaser, this time opting to include numerous references to the number five and lollipops. While this could suggest Sony is looking to announce Lollipop for its consumers, the company has previously spoken about Android updates, but we could also be looking at a...
Lollipop quick-settings

A look at the new Android 5.0 Lollipop quick-settings panel

A fast and easy way to change your most often used settings The idea of easy shortcuts to settings you use often isn't new. HTC had them in early versions of Sense, and Samsung and LG have mastered them in the most recent versions of their Android interface. They are definitely handy, and...
Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs got you down? Here's how you (might be able to) fix them

Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs got you down? Here's how you (might be able to) fix them

These few fixes may help you fight those Lollipop bugs The rush to update Android phones and tablets to Lollipop has just begun. The obvious players — Google's Nexus devices and Motorola — are getting Lollipop updates to all eligible devices now, and we've already seen LG and Samsung dip their...

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