As Lenovo promised back in February, it has today started rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to the Vibe Z2 Pro in India. This upgrade brings the latest build of the Android operating system, the brand new ART runtime and a multitude of bug fixes to the handset.
If you own an HTC One Mini 2, we regrettably have some bad news for you. Earlier today, the Taiwanese company announced that it will not be rolling out the much-anticipated and eagerly-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the handset as its convinced the “software will not provide an optimal experience”.
The Nexus 9 is Google’s only tablet that hasn’t been updated to Android 5.1, which is extremely weird considering how old (and discontinued!) some of the other Nexus tablets are. Nexus devices are typically updated around the same time, so it’s strange to see the latest flagship tab from Google lagging behind.
Fortunately, Google is working on getting 5.1 ready for the Nexus 9, and an update should be available “soon.” Just soon, no specific date. It’s not going to make you feel that much better if you’re holding out for the update on your precious tablet, but it’s better than being left completely in the dark. Read more
Samsung is finally rolling out the long-awaited Android 5.0 update to all LTE variants of the Galaxy Note 3 located in Poland. As far as added functionality goes, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, in addition to a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Samsung usually isn’t the quickest when it comes to Android update, but it looks like they’ve worked some magic with T-Mobile, as the Galaxy S6 Edge is now receiving the Android 5.1.1 update over the air. Only the Edge variant on T-Mobile specifically is seeing the update, but that might just mean that the normal S6 (and other carrier models) will join the party soon. Read more
Google has released factory images for the latest version of Android for both (WiFi only) versions of the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. The image brings the tablets up to Android 5.1.1, bringing a few bug fixes and performance enhancements, but no new features, unfortunately. The OTA updates for these tablets should start hitting devices relatively soon. Read more
The Google Nexus 10 is possibly the longest supported Nexus device in recent memory. The tablet has been one of the first Nexus tablets to receive the latest updates, despite the fact that it’s over two years old in the tablet industry now. And now, Google has reiterated that yet again by rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update to the device. Read more
Samsung is now pushing out the much-anticipated Android 5.0.2 update to all models of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 located in the United States. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, in addition to a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
We just heard that Samsung is bringing Guest Mode to the Android 5.1 update, and now it’s rolling already? One user over at XDA is reporting that his T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge received the Android 5.1.1 update.
I don’t think this means that it’s officially rolling out, but it does mean that it’s being tested which is a good thing. It’s more than likely that it’s pure luck that his device received it. There could be others, but who knows if they even read tech blogs.
Google has just updated the Messenger app for Android, which brings the much needed quick reply feature for texts. With this update, you will finally be able to reply to an incoming SMS right from the notifications tray, saving you the trouble of having to manually open the Messenger app to draft your reply. Read more