A series of leaked screenshots have appeared online allegedly showcasing the latest beta build of Android 5.0 Lollipop running on both the Galaxy Note 4 and Google Play Edition of the Galaxy S4. These images come courtesy of SamMobile’s founder, D.Dorresteijn, and at first glance look to be much smoother and more fluid than the version previously demoed.
As of yesterday, Android 5.0 is rolling out to LG G Pad owners for the Google Play Edition. Read more
Motorola’s popular Moto X is receiving the Android 5.0 update today on the Verizon network. Read more
Following its successful rollout in Poland, LG has today announced that it’s planning to start pushing out the much-anticipated, eagerly awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update to all models of the G3 located in South Korea and is expected to hit the three major carriers as soon as next week.
T-Mobile is pushing out an update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 located in the US. Weighing in at a hefty 128MB, this upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of added functionality, but it does include Chinese language support, as well as a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Hit the break to view the full changelog for the “mandatory” update.
A lot of Nexus 10 owners lost the ability to hear any audio after receiving the Lollipop update. This includes all sources, whether it be apps, or even music stored on the device.
The good news is that there appears to be a fix at the user level. Some people found that just rebooting the device several times in a row (5 or 6 times) did the trick.
Samsung is pushing out an update to all unlocked and carrier-branded variants of its current flagship smartphone, the Note 4, located in Germany and Greece. Weighing in at 137MB, this upgrade doesn’t bring much to the table in terms of added functionality, but it does include a handful of performance and stability improvements.
Android 5.0 Lollipop brought a new feature called Smart Lock, which allows you to set certain locations or Bluetooth devices as trusted so that you don’t have to constantly enter your security PIN, Password, or pattern to unlock your phone or tablet. Third party apps such as Delayed Lock, SkipLock and Secure Settings have already been giving users this ability for a couple of years now. Unfortunately, these apps will not work in Lollipop due to the fact that Google has changed the security in that third party apps can no longer unlock the device.
Both the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 and Sprint Galaxy S 5 are getting updates. Unfortunately no Lollipop love just yet, but they are the latest version of Android KitKat, which is 4.4.4. They should hopefully squash a few bugs while you wait for the bigger Lollipop update.
The AT&T Note 3 gets Kids Mode, Side Sync 3.0, Safety Assistance, Camera enhancement, and Knox 2.0, while the Sprint GS5 gets international WiFi calling, HD voice icon, and Google security patches.
HTC promised the One (M8) Google Play Edition would receive the Lollipop update today, but unfortunately it’s being held back due to the need to “re-spin” it. That can only mean that there was a bug that Google felt was big enough to stop it. I know this is bad news, but the fact that a major bug was caught is actually good news right? No word on exactly when we can expect the update to hit, but my guess is next week.