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.

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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

HTC BlinkFeed merges into Sense Home, works with the One (M8) too

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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.

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Designer exposes unreleased version of TouchWiz

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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.

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Fast & Furious: Legacy drifts on to the Play Store

Fast-and-the-Furious-LegacyFurious 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.  Read more

Samsung will release a theming tool for Galaxy S6 sometime in April

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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.

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