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.
While there’s some uncertainty about whether the HTC One M7 will receive an update to Android 5.1, its Google Play Edition sibling will definitely receive the update along with the M8 GPE variant. This is according to Mo Versi, the VP of Product management at HTC.
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)
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
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 So consumers are left with devices running outdated software for months.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.
If you are the owner of an LG G3 from T-Mobile you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update has become available for download via LG’s mobile support tool.
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.
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
Today, HTC BlinkFeed has been replaced in the Play Store by another one of the company’s apps. This one, however, houses more than just BlinkFeed. The new Sense Home app acts as an umbrella for BlinkFeed, Themes, Sense widgets, and the launcher. All these apps and services are already found on the new One M9, but owners of the One (M8) are able to take advantage of them. This means that both One (M8) and One M9 owners have the ability to customize themes for their devices. Most items can be changed on the One (M8) as they would on its successor, but there are some limitations. That will change once Sense 7 rolls out to last year’s HTC flagship.
Hit the break for the gallery and download links.
If you’re currently using a Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition, you’re in for some sweet Lollipop delight.
If you are one of the many people that wishes you can use the apps you love from your phone on your computer, you’re in luck.
Much has been said about Samsung’s software over the years. People have complained about TouchWiz yet plenty of consumers continue to buy the company’s devices. TouchWiz has certainly matured and evolved, looking the best it ever has. However, it could have looked even better. Designer Gerald Mark Soto, who claims to have worked with Samsung, posted two videos exposing an unreleased version of TouchWiz. Everything about the software is sharp with flowing animations.
The software seen in the videos is the same captured in photographs that leaked prior to the launch of the Galaxy S5. So perhaps the overhauled version of TouchWiz that leaked last year was being considered for the Galaxy S6 (and did not make the cut).
Hit the break for the videos.
Furious 7 is the latest installment in the Fast and Furious movie franchise and is set to hit theaters from April 3rd with its exotic cars and crazy stunts. In case you can’t wait until then, the official Fast & Furious: Legacy game that puts you behind the wheel of more than 50 sports cars has just hit the Play Store. We have the video and download link after the break.
If you are the proud owner of a Galaxy Note 4, you’ve probably been getting more and more excited about the news we keep hearing that Samsung is working hard on an Android 5.1 update that will bring the latest version of TouchWiz to your device. Sadly, it seems that these rumours may well be untrue.
While we’ve known that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones will allow users to customize the handsets thanks to the Themes option first seen in the Galaxy A series of phones, it hasn’t been clear exactly how 3rd party theme makers would be able to distribute their offerings for the S6. Until now, thanks to Reddit member, gedankenreich, receiving a reply from Samsung on the matter.