Verizon and Samsung have finally gotten around to pushing out the Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 4, and hopefully all of the bugs that have been plaguing other Samsung devices have been stomped out.
In addition to bringing all of the updates Google introduced in Lollipop to Samsung’s phablet, you’ll also see support for Verizon’s VoLTE, plus Material Design aesthetics to most of Samsung’s interface and apps. S Health is getting three new widgets, and a new Galaxy Gifts link has been introduced in one of Samsung’s integrated widgets. Read more
Waiting for that Lollipop update on your first generation Moto X, Moto E, or Moto G? Well, bad news is that the standard Lollipop 5.0 update isn’t happening. The good news? Motorola’s skipping 5.0 completely and updating those three devices to Android 5.1. It makes sense for Motorola to do this instead of wasting a ton of effort getting the phones upgraded to an already obsolete OS.
While Motorola is definitely working on making those updates happen, no word on when it’ll happen. Hopefully sooner, rather than later, but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more. Read more
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
OnePlus got a little marketing with their drone deal yesterday, but owners of the OnePlus One aren’t happy at all. The OxygenOS update, based on CyanogenMod 12 and Android 5.0, still hasn’t delivered.
OnePlus originally promised that it would be out within 90 days of Google’s release of Lollipop. When that didn’t happen, they promised that it would happen by the end of March.
If you’re currently using a Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition, you’re in for some sweet Lollipop delight. Read more
Sony has announced the official Android 5.0 update roll out for the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact as well as the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact starting the end of March. This means the update should be already rolling out to the devices, although Sony makes it clear that the timing might vary depending on the region. Read more
If you’re still rocking an HTC One M7 on AT&T, you’re in for a treat tomorrow. The Lollipop upgrade on the phone has gotten technical approval from the carrier, so an over-the-air rollout should begin tomorrow. This means AT&T joins Sprint and T-Mobile in pushing out the 5.0 update, leaving Verizon as the last carrier to update the device. Read more
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.
If you cast your mind back to early February, you may remember that Verizon claimed that it was rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5. However, it appears the carrier pulled the original upgrade (version number: G900VVRU1BNLC ) with no reason given, and has today started pushing out an identical build of Android 5.0 to the handset, with this new version number: G900VVRU1BOA4.
If you are a OnePlus One owner and were expecting today’s major decision to be whether or not to carry on using CyanogenMod 12S firmware or to turn to the home-grown OxygenOS, you are going to be a little disappointed. As Justin predicted, the release date has been missed and no new date has yet been announced. Read more