We’ve been eagerly waiting for Google to make Android L official, and it’s finally here. The OS is version 5.0 and will be called Lollipop, so Google is sticking with their dessert naming conventions. The update includes Google’s new Material Design language throughout the operating system, and there are plenty of new features that look like they’ll make Android significantly better to use. This is the biggest update Android has seen in years, and there’s a lot to get excited about. Read more
There is much speculation as to what Google will be calling Android L. Some of the possible names are Licorice, Lemon Meringue Pie, Lava Cake, and Lemon Drop. Today, the selected name has seemingly been revealed. A developer on the Chromium issue tracker posted a screenshot from a device running Android L (seen above). In the status bar, you will see a tasty treat. What is it? A lollipop.
While we do not know the exact version number Google is going with, it is a safe bet that Android Lollipop is coming soon.
The Eye Experience is coming to the HTC One (M8). On Tuesday, HTC will be rolling out a software update to the unlocked version of the One (M8) that includes Android 4.4.4 alongside the Eye Experience. The company’s vice president of Product Management, Mo Versi, tweeted the news on Monday night.
Other owners of the One (M8) should expect an identical update in early November.
Giovanni Calabrese, the fellow who usually constructs Google’s software sculptures, recently sent out a post on Google+ hinting at Licorice being the name of the next major Android update. His post was cryptic at best, saying only, “I never had a great liking for Licorice, but damn! there are some great flavors out there !!!“
At an event a couple days ago, HTC revealed its new Eye Experience, a suite of selfie-centric camera tools and applications that the failing tech giant believes to be useful, though I’m not quite convinced. The suite will be pushed to the One M7, One M8 and presumably other phones running Sense 6.0. For those of you who want to see it in action before its available, HTC has released five detailed videos outlining the features of the Eye Experience. Read more
Motorola’s popular user-friendly camera app receives an update today with a pretty neat feature. Read more
Google has released the Play Store 5.0.31 update, which includes a new layout, icon, and design. Read more
HTC had a big day for hardware today, specifically related to cameras. However, software has not been forgotten, so HTC will be releasing the EYE Experience camera experience in the coming months to the One (M8), One (M7), One Mini, Mini 2, One Max, and more. The new camera experience application will have features that range from useful to silly, like split capture functions and Face Fusion. The press release below offers more information:
Since launching in 2013, the Nexus 5 has faced an issue with its camera subsytem. The processor will run more than required and does not return to a low power state. The camera fails and the battery will be drained rapidly. The bug has been acknowledged by Google, but that was way back in March. It is now October and a fix has yet to be issued.
This fall, it seems like Google’s fix is imminent. On the AOSP Issue Tracker, a Google employee noted that all will be fixed “in the next major update for the N5.” What will that update be? Android L. Nexus 5 owners should see the bug fix to be packaged within the Android L update that is expected to arrive within the next month or so.
Source: AOSP Issue Tracker
Via: Android Police
Owners of the OnePlus One will want to download the latest OTA for their “flagship killer” which adds support for RAW images and high-definition audio, two things sorely missing from stock Android. Few phones get updates as often as the One and this update packs a ton of new features and improvements. Full feature list after the break. Read more