Nuance partners with Samsung to use the Gear S smartwatch as a physician’s dictation device

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Samsung’s Gear S is an interesting smartwatch; it runs Tizen firmware and has cellular connectivity along with having a curved 2-inch AMOLED display. Now it seems that Nuance, the company behind the Dragon – Naturally Speaking software, want’s to turn the Gear S into a dictation tool for physicians, according to an announcement at the 2015 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference being held in Chicago.

T-Mobile’s release of Lollipop for the LG G2 starts today

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Starting today, T-Mobile customers with the LG G2 will begin to receive a software update. It unsurprisingly is for Lollipop. The carrier says that the update will take place between April 14 and May 22, but we assume everyone will be updated fairly quick. The changelog issued by T-Mobile only states that Android 5.0 Lollipop is among the new features.

Let us know in the comments when you receive the over-the-air (OTA) update.

Source: T-Mobile

Chainfire publishes preview of FlashFire, the successor to Mobile Odin

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If you’ve ever rooted, flashed a custom rom, kernel or mod on a Samsung smartphone or tablet, there’s a good chance that you’ve used a tool developed by Chainfire at some point. You can count the SuperSu app, Triangle Away  and 500 Firepaper apps among his many creations, and now we have a new app called FlashFire which is currently in Beta status. Chainfire says the new app is the spiritual successor to Mobile Odin.

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S 5 receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop right now

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Owners of the AT&T variant of the Galaxy S 5 have waited very long for this day. Finally, the carrier is pushing Android 5.0 to the Samsung flagship of 2014. The update, which features all sorts of Lollipop goodness, is sized at 1.4GB. Be sure to download the software update while connected to WiFi because it will certainly eat through locked data plans with ease.

Hit the break for the changelog.

AT&T pushing Lollipop to the HTC One (M8) on April 7

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Owners of the HTC One (M8) on AT&T finally have something to look forward to. Mo Versi, HTC Vice President of Product Management, announced on Twitter that a software update would begin rolling out on April 7. The software update is, of course, for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Versi says that the company received technical approval for the software and that means an update can occur as soon as possible. An delay will only occur if a bug randomly surfaces.

Let us know in the comments when you receive the software update.

Source: Mo Versi (Twitter)

US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S 5 receives Lollipop update via OTA and Kies

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For you US Cellular Galaxy S 5 users, Lollipop has finally arrived for your device with version 5.0.1. To grab the update, you can either head into About Device>Software Update (make sure you have Wi-Fi and you’re signed into your Google account) and get it via an OTA, or use Samsung Kies and update it manually.

For more information and instructions on how to update via Samsung Kies, check out the source link!

source: US Cellular

OnePlus’ OxygenOS, based on Lollipop, arrives for the One

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The process of software updates on Android has been riddled with issues for years. Few companies push timely software updates and most fail to do so before the next version of Android is announced. So consumers are left with devices running outdated software for months. Fortunately, owners of the OnePlus One will see quicker updates with the company’s new OxygenOS. OnePlus has released OxygenOS, which is based on Lollipop, with a focus on items that matter. OxygenOS features gestures, customization, and quick settings. The point made with it is to keep things “light and essential with subtle, useful features.”

Hit the break for a walk-through of OxygenOS’ top features and a link to the installation guide.

Sprint’s Galaxy S5 Sport is receiving it’s Lollipop update

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Waiting for a firmware update is something that has become part of life for Android users, and while we may grumble about how long the process takes, it’s almost always a great feeling to see your smartphone get a new lick of paint (unless you are in Norway). It’s now the turn of Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport to receive some of the Lollipop goodness.

SDK Manager lists Android 5.1.1

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It has only been a few weeks since Android 5.1 was introduced to the public and pushed to select devices, but software updates wait for nothing. There is always something to be fixed, changed, or added. The next version of Android, 5.1.1, could be released soon as it has been spotted in the Android SDK Manager. It has not yet been added to AOSP, so hold off on continuously checking for a software update.

We will let you know when Android 5.1.1 starts hitting Nexus devices.

Via: Android Police