Bad news for Galaxy S 5 owners in Canada; Rogers is the latest carrier to stop pushing out their Lollipop update to Samsung’s GS5. After some reported issues of boot looping and other problems, it looks like the carrier has indefinitely suspended the update with no time frame on when you can expect it to start back up.
Starting today, a software update is rolling out to owners of the Galaxy S 4 located in the United Kingdom. The software update overhauls the device with Lollipop and the specific version here is Android 5.0.1. Remember that this is strictly for those in the United Kingdom. Other markets, including the United States, are seeing extremely slow arrivals of the latest version of Android.
So, Google Now is a pretty handy app, isn’t it? With its ability to turn our search and location data into useful facts, bringing us the latest scores from our favourite sports teams (or not), reminding us of appointments and even showing us gas stations on the route you are driving, it’s getting more difficult to imagine life before Google Now. With that, we have news that Google Now is set to become even more useful thanks to the planned release of an open API that any app developer will be able to bake into their apps. More details after the break.
Google has posted brand new Android 5.1 factory images for several Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and the slightly older 2012 version of the Nexus 7. If you’re ready to start flashing them on your device, hit the right link below and follow our guide to flashing factory images on your Nexus device.
If you have a Nexus 10, you can stop tapping that “check for updates” option because we have the actual OTA update (from Google) ready for you to download and flash.
Of course, you can sit and wait, but that could take up to 2 to 3 weeks. It’s not all that hard to flash it yourself and you could be enjoying the goodness today. If you need a refresher or you’re a newbie, just hit up our complete guide to flashing this OTA to your Nexus 10 (or any other Nexus device).
Nexus 10 (mantaray) from LRX22C to LMY47D (5.1)
Android 5.1 is now rolling to several Nexus devices and it can take up to a couple of weeks for all devices to receive the update. If you’re rocking a Nexus 6 and you don’t feel like waiting, then we have the direct OTA link (from Google) for you to download and flash.
If you need a refresher or you’re new to flashing an OTA update, just hit up our very extensive guide on how to do it.
Nexus 6 (shamu) From LRX22C to LMY47D (5.1)
Android 5.1 is now rolling to several Nexus devices and it can take up to a couple of weeks for all devices to receive the update. We know that most of our readers are just too damn impatient to sit and wait that long, so here are the direct links (from Google) for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi.
You can download these Zip files and easily flash them. If you need a refresher or you’re new to it, just hit up our very extensive guide on how to manually flash OTA updates.
Downloads links after the break.
If you’re the owner of a Nexus 6, you’ve probably been watching some of the older Nexus devices getting updates taking them to Android 5.1 and wondering, hey, what about me? Fret not, as it seems that the all-important update is set to hit your device later today, according to Sprint at least on its Nexus 6 support page.
Sony is only planning on rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Xperia Z line of smartphones, which isn’t great news if you own a different class of Xperia device. If you do have an Xperia Z phone, though, you’re in luck, as the company is beginning its rollout of the software in India.
Sony’s Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact are all seeing the Android upgrade going live, and it’s likely going to follow suit in other markets as well. Carrier versions might have to wait a little longer, but rest assured, Sony’s working on it. Hopefully 5.1 won’t be too far off.
When you have an Android smartphone, receiving a notification saying that there is an OS update available is a great feeling, even more so when it means your handset will soon be running Android 5.0 Lollipop. That feeling quickly turns sour though when the much-anticipated update ends up breaking things, as Galaxy S4 and S5 owners have experienced in Norway to such an extent that the Norwegian arm of Samsung has decided to halt the Lollipop rollout. Samsung Norway halts buggy Lollipop update for Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5