LG has already announced that they’re close to pushing out the Android Lollipop update for the G3 in Poland, but for those of you that just really cannot wait, a leaked build of the update has shown up on XDA.
The firmware is currently only available for the F400S model of the G3, which means it won’t work on every single variant. However, the good news is that it gives others a base to work with, so it’s pretty likely we’ll see it ported to other versions of LG’s flagship pretty quickly. If you’re stuck with a device that’s going to be a few months behind the update curve, this is a good thing.
This is a title that will probably be more helpful for smartphone owners who are starting off with their first Android device, but long-time Android users may want to check it out as well. Google has released a Quick Start Guide for Android 5.0 Lollipop via Google Play Books. Although the guide specifically targets Nexus and Google Play Edition devices that will be getting Lollipop, it may still be useful for other devices as well.
OnePlus has today published details of an update it’s in the process of rolling out to all variants of its flagship smartphone, the One, currently situated in the United States. Unfortunately, the upgrade doesn’t bring much to the table with regards to new features, but it does include a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements, speed optimizations and an important security patch.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Motorola accidentally posted release notes today for the Lollipop updates to both the Moto X and the Moto G.
Google seems to be dropping the ball this time around with its Nexus line, suffering from rollout delays with its Nexus 5 and 7, but Motorola is picking up the slack and surging ahead in the race to offer quick updates.
Google debuted the ability to record your screen in Android 4.4 KitKat, but it was more for developers in that you needed to use ADB to control it. There were also other third party apps that made it easier, but you needed to root. Now with Android 5.0 Lollipop, you can record any app as long as the developer utilizes the new API for android.media.projection.
We have already seen leaks of Android Lollipop for both the Moto X (2014) and the Samsung Galaxy S 5, and now its time for the LG G3. Don’t expect it to be the stock experience as LG has their own skin called Optimus. However, they seem to be using the new style of notifications and tweaking the notification area. You might get a few Material Design animations too, but this is going to look a lot like the current UI.
Underneath it all, you should get some of the new features like the new and improved Android Beam, Trusted Devices, and the ability to restore apps from an older device during the initial setup. Hit the break for a few more shots.
NVIDIA is currently rolling out a rather weighty over-the-air update to all variants of its high-end Android-powered handheld gaming system — the Shield Portable. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the newest version of the Shield Hub App, battery improvements and a fix for a rather annoying bug that users found prevented videos from being played within Facebook, Chrome and YouTube.
I know nobody has a Nexus Player (fugu) yet, but the factory image and binaries are already available for it. If you’re a tinkerer, you just might need them some day to restore your device so make sure to bookmark this page.
I wish we could say the same for the other Nexus devices like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, but unfortunately the Lollipop update has been delayed until November 12. I know that’s a complete disaster for many of you, but I think we can just sit back and relax. Before you know it, next Wednesday will be here and the world will be restored again.
sources: Factory Image / Binaries
The Nexus 9 and Nexus Player already have Android Lollipop, but when will it drop for other devices like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7? According to Artem Russakovskii of Android Police, it has been delayed until November 12 because of a few bugs.
I know it’s disappointing, but you would have to agree that it’s better to get rid of the bugs before releasing it to the masses right? I can only assume that the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player willl get a newer update as well.
source: +Artem Russakovskii