Reminder: the Nexus 4 will get Android 5.0 Lollipop

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A software update is rolling out to Nexus devices around the world, but Nexus 4 owners have yet to see anything. We are here to tell you not to worry. When Android 5.0 was introduced last month, Google employee Sascha Pruter made it clear that the Nexus 4 would receive the software update. He told owners of the device to relax and be prepared to enjoy Lollipop. So, folks, Lollipop is coming to the Nexus 4. It is just not known when. Considering how Google updated other Nexus devices at once, the Nexus 4 should not be too far behind.

Source: +Sascha Pruter

Android Lollipop soak test for the Moto G (XT1033) 1st Gen dual SIM to start Nov 14

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The Moto G (2014) 2nd gen is already enjoying Lollipop, and now it’s time for the 1st gen model. It looks like the dual SIM variant (XT1033) will start its soak test tomorrow in India. We are not sure about other 1st gen Moto G’s, but I can’t imagine they will be too far behind.

As to the Moto X, we can only assume the 1st Gen model will start the soak test soon, but it’s likely to only be for the unlocked version. As you know, the 2014 Moto X Pure Edition model is getting Lollipop, but unfortunately all the carrier versions will likely be delayed until further testing is completed. Hopefully most of the carrier versions will get updated by the end of the year.

source: XDA

NVIDIA SHIELD announces Android 5.0 Lollipop update and a whole lot more

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NVIDIA promised us a quick Lollipop update for the SHIELD tablet, and they have delivered. They just announced that it will start tolling on November 18, and it comes with more goodies.

First off, the update will include the Dabbler app, which is NVIDIA’s painting software that offers full support for layers. Now users can share live Dabbler sessions over Twitch.


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Here are instructions to manually update the second generation Moto G

Moto_G_2014_2nd_Gen_Main_TAFor those who have been living under a rock, Motorola did it for a second year in a row and by that we mean that the Lenovo company is the first to push out Google’s newest OS flavor. This time, instead of the Moto X getting the OTA first, it’s the little budget phone that could, the Moto G. Although, the Moto X is getting it now too. However if you’re like the rest of us — and ridiculously impatient — you may want to take matters into your own hands and thanks to Redditor NooJoisey now you can.


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Google posts official Android 5.0 Lollipop images for several Nexus devices

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If you are the kind of person who does not like to wait for something like an OTA update to roll around to your mobile device in order to get the latest operating system update from Google, you may be glad to know that factory images for several Nexus devices have now been posted. If you own a Nexus 5, a WiFi-only version of the Nexus 7 (2012 or 2013 version), or a Nexus 10, you can download the factory images from the Android Developers site.

If you go this route, you do need to know how to manually install the image on your device. That is not an overly complicated process, but it does require a few tools and the ability to do some research if you run into problems.

Updates to Android Lollipop for the 3G/4G LTE versions of the Nexus 7 as well as the Nexus 4 are not yet available. Hopefully it will not be much longer for those to surface.

source: Android Developers

Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to Nexus devices right now

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Owners of Nexus devices across the world are seeing Lollipop arrive. The company confirmed today that Android 5.0 is rolling out to Nexus devices. Millions are smiling right now after being previously disappointed as select non-Nexus devices received the software update to the latest version of Android. Google worked feverishly to get Lollipop out to its loyal base without any bugs or hiccups in the software.

“Dessert is served,” according to the official Twitter account of Android.

Source: @Android

Moto G (2014) receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop software update

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Another device out of Motorola is receiving a software update. And yes, it brings Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Moto G (2014) is receiving the latest version of Android over-the-air. The download is sized at just over 386MB. There is no indication yet as to what the status of the original Moto G’s Lollipop update is. What we do know is that this year’s Moto G has received Lollipop before just about anyone else.

Motorola proves once again that it is the best at delivering timely software updates.

Via: Ars Technica

Leaked Lollipop factory image is now available to download for the Nexus 7 (2012)

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It’s very likely that Google will release Lollipop factory images later today, but if you are in a hurry, the version for the Nexus 7 (2012) leaked overnight. Since it’s so close to release, it’s very likely this will be the final version.

The build is LRX21P and it leaked on Google’s servers so we know it’s legitimate. The only problem you might have is that you could get a signature mismatch with the bootloader. If you have a problem in fastboot, just skip it and flash system.img and boot.img.


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Motorola posts Lollipop update documents for the Moto G (2nd Generation)

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Earlier today, Motorola posted the official update documents for the much-anticipated Android 5.0 upgrade, that’s expected to start rolling out to all unlocked variants of the Moto G (2nd Generation) in the United States within the next couple weeks.

All the changes you’d expect from Lollipop are bundled into this update, including the recently-announced Material Design guidelines, improved notifications, a smoother multitasking experience and support for multiple user accounts. Motorola has also incorporated two of its own applications — Ambient Display and Smart Lock — into the upgrade.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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Android Lollipop was years in the making

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With a complete UI overhaul, enhanced functions, and a new runtime, Lollipop is the biggest Android update ever. Android’s Vice President of Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer sat down with Business Insider to talk about how Google came up with such an amazing update.

The early roots of Material Design actually started around the same time as the Gingerbread and Honeycomb updates. That was three years ago, so it’s obvious that Google took their time to make it right.


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