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Google's updated calendar app is a gorgeous addition to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google's updated calendar app is a gorgeous addition to Android 5.0 Lollipop

It's functional, it looks good, and you're definitely going to want to use this one There's so much to love in Android 5.0 Lollipop at a system level. And at the same time, we've been downright smitten by the updates Google's individual apps are receiving. It's not just about MaterialYOLO, but...
Table Top Racing now fully compatible with Android TV and Android 5.0 Lollipop

Table Top Racing now fully compatible with Android TV and Android 5.0 Lollipop

Combat racing game Table Top Racing has launched full support for Android TV and Android 5.0 Lollipop devices. It's also been updated for the latest Nexus devices, including the Nexus Player. The combat racing game now supports play at 1080p resolution at a full 60 frames per second. Players...
Poll results: Who is running the Lollipop preview?

Poll results: Who is running the Lollipop preview?

Earlier in the week everyone was asked if they were running the Lollipop preview on their phones. We know that availability is very limited, but we also know that Nexus users are over-represented here at AC. I needed to get a feel for just how many of us were excited about what's coming — excited...
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Google Camera app updated for Android 5.0 Lollipop compatibility

Google's own Camera app for Android devices has received an update today, and the big change is that it is now compatible with the upcoming Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. Aside from that, there's not much else to this new Google Camera update. Besides some unnamed bug fixes and...
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Google offers developers a checklist for creating Material Design apps

Google is already using its Material Design style for its in-house Android apps such as the Google Play Store, and with the upcoming launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop on the horizon, the company is giving developers some guidelines on how best to adapt their apps to the new standard. Today, Google...
Google highlights new security features in Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google highlights new security features in Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google has highlighted some of the new security features in Android 5.0 Lollipop. New features given the spotlight by Google include Smart Lock, device encryption, and SELinux. Smart Lock is all about making your phone more secure while still making it quick and easy to open. You can tell your...
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On Inbox invites, Lollipop and cutting the cord...

People throwing their Gmail address around, Android 5.0 and remembering how bad the cable providers are Usually on a Monday morning (or afternoon, depending how late Sunday night was) I get time to write about some of the things I've been thinking about in the past 7 days. Last week I skipped it...
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This week's sidebar poll: Are you running the Lollipop preview?

Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolly lolly lolly ... We're back with another poll, where we get to pick your brains a bit and find out how you think, what you're doing, and what you love (and hate)! It's my favorite post to write each week, and this go 'round is going to be a fun one, I think. Google...
Android 5.0 Lollipop coming to LG G3 in Q4 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop coming to LG G3 in Q4 2014

LG will offer the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to owners of the LG G3 smartphone sometime in the fourth quarter of 2014, with the older LG G2 receiving the update sometime later. That's the word from a post on the LG Germany Facebook page, which doesn't offer any more details. Even if the...
Accessibility in Android 5.0 Lollipop

Accessibility features in Android 5.0 Lollipop

Much of Lollipop's accessibility features are unchanged from KitKat, but there are a few new bits inside With Android 5.0 Lollipop comes a whole bunch of accessibility features for those who need to use them. While many have been carried across from previous versions of Android, there are some...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 expected to receive Android L in December

Samsung Galaxy S5 owners will be able to take advantage of all the new features in Android L this December, according to a report over on SamMobile. The same publication took a look at Android L running on the Galaxy S 5 earlier this month, which provided an insight into how the next version of...
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Android 5.0 Lollipop basics: How to get more life between charges with battery saver

The top Android OEMs all offer a battery saving mode on their phones, and with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has it, too. No-one likes getting caught short without a charger in sight. The good news is that it's a doddle to set up and use, just so long as you know where to find it. It's easy to...
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Starbucks app updated to support Android 5.0, QHD screens

The Starbucks app has just been updated to work on even more devices with the inclusion of official support for Android 5.0 Lollipop and phones with QHD displays. While it's nice to see Android 5.0 support this early in the game as people are mere days away from getting their pre-ordered Nexus 9s...
Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop: What to expect when ...

It's been a fast an furious week or so, with the announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and three new Nexus devices to go with it. And folks have been asking us all about when we can expect updates, and shipping, and so on and so forth. So, let's round up everything here. When will the Android...
Android 5.0 Lollipop basics: How to turn on the developer settings

Android 5.0 Lollipop basics: How to turn on the developer settings

This is one of those really basic things for most folks here. We get that. But it's worth a reminder for those new to Android (hi, new folks!), and new to Android 5.0 Lollipop. And so it deserves a quick minute of our time. Most of what you'll see in the Lollipop developer settings (at least as...
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Nexus 6 ROM port gives a closer look at Lollipop features and apps

Leaked firmware reveals new Gmail, Calendar and Messenger apps, along with a few surprises ... The most recent Android 5.0 developer preview gave is a pretty good idea of what to expect from Lollipop when it officially launches. But not every feature from the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 can be found in...
Android 5.0 Lollipop: Material Design in pictures and video

Android 5.0 Lollipop: Material Design in pictures and video

Lollipop is upon us, kind of. The latest developer preview of Android 5.0 includes a more Material Design-inspired interface all around. It's just the kind of thing we've been waiting for — and sure get developers' creative juices flowing. There are small changes everywhere — and when combined...
Multi-user setup

Lollipop brings proper multi-user accounts to your phone

Lollipop will make sharing your phone easier and safer We've had multi-user accounts on our Android tablets for some time now, but it required a bit of hackery to make it work with your Android phone. Too much hackery for something that should be standard on any phone in our opinion. The good...
Nexus 7 Tap & Go setup on Lollipop

This is the new automatic setup assistant in Android 5.0 Lollipop

A brand new look and dramatically improved restore options await you in Lollipop With the release of new Android 5.0 Lollipop preview images, we're getting a much clearer picture of how the new OS will look and act on devices. After the initial preview images came out with a completely...
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The Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK documentation is a must read for developers

Developers, start your engines - but read this first We all know that the new Android SDK, complete with the goodness-on-a-stick that is Lollipop is ready and waiting for developers like you to download. Please do so, and create some kick-ass applications we can all install and love. But if you'...

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