Google IO 2015 Coverage

Google ADT-1 Android TV Developer Kit now receiving the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (LRX22G) update

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It’s now the ADT-1’s turn to get the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update as there are reports of it hitting some devices this morning. The ADT-1 is the developer kit for Android TV.

An Update Zip file is available, of which you can download now and install it. The source link also has instructions for those of you that are rooted or unrooted.

source: +Michael (Mastermind278) / Update.zip download link

Samsung Gear VR is to blame for the Galaxy Note 4 not having Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Owners of the Galaxy Note 4 are probably wondering where the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is. The device is the newest to be released by Samsung and the software launched right around the same time as the Galaxy Note 4. Apparently, Oculus is to blame. More specifically, the company behind Samsung’s Gear VR is busy adjusting the kernel specifically for the headset. This is because the Gear VR and Galaxy Note 4 are dependent upon one another (for now). The Gear VR was developed by Oculus and the company has to make the adjustments rather than Samsung itself.

At this time, there is no word as to when the update can be expected. The safe bet is likely late February into early March.

Source: @Faryaab

HTC to miss Android Lollipop update for flagship devices

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This weekend was supposed to be the deadline for HTC to update the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) with Android Lollipop. However, Mo Versi with HTC has issued a statement via the HTC web site to let owners of carrier versions of those devices know the update is not going to happen. Versi indicates HTC decided to opt for ensuring the “rollout is right” even if it means missing the target date of 90 days after Google released the code. Read more

Factory images of Android 5.0.2 available for Nexus 7 (2012) GSM and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE

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Owners of the Nexus 7 (2012) GSM and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE can get their hands on Android 5.0.2 immediately. Google has posted the factory images for the latest version of Android for those two tablets. Prior to the update, the software on the tablets was Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P). This version goes by LRX22G. The update arrived on other devices in mid-December and includes general fixes and minor changes.

Click here for directions on how to manually install the Android 5.0.2 update.

Source: Google Developers

HTC One (M8)’s in Canada now receiving Lollipop upgrade

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HTC has now started rolling out the much-anticipated and eagerly-awaited Lollipop update to all Bell, SaskTel and WIND Mobile carrier-branded variants of its flagship smartphone, the One (M8), located in Canada. This upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system, together with a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop now pushing to HTC One (M8) in Europe

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If you’re in Europe and own an HTC One (M8), you might be getting something a little extra special today. HTC has started rolling the Android 5.0 Lollipop update today.

This is most likely only for unlocked (non carrier branded) devices. As one would expect, all carrier devices will have to go through an approval process so those devices probably won’t get the update for at least a month or two. That goes for the U.S. as well.

Did you get the update? Let us know in the comments.

source: @urbanstrata

AT&T is now rolling out the Eye Experience update for the HTC One (M8)

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As promised last week by Mo Versi, Vice President of Product Management at HTC, AT&T has now started pushing out the long-awaited Eye Experience update for all its carrier-branded variants of the One (M8) located in the United States. The upgrade brings the latest build of KitKat, in addition to a multitude of new features, bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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HTC One (M8) for AT&T getting software update “early next week”

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In just a few days, expect a software update to begin rolling out to the HTC One (M8) for AT&T. Mo Versi, the Vice President of Product Management at HTC, responded to one eager customer on Friday. Versi announced that a software update would land on the device “early next week” and include a slew of items.

Here is what Versi said will be in the update:

  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • HTC Eye Experience software
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)

Even though it is not Android 5.0 Lollipop, it is a welcome

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