Android N made a huge splash earlier today, but apparently it came out before Google had any idea what they were going to name it. They don’t have a name figured out, but according to head of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer, they’ve at least got a release date nailed down. Read more
Many of us have been updating our respective Nexus devices to the Android N Developer Preview build that Google released yesterday, enjoying the new features as the split screen and the ability to reply to messages directly from the notification shade. But, one question did keep raising its head – where and what was the easter egg? Well, it’s time to find out. Read more
The past 24 hours has been quite the party for Nexus device owners with Google announcing (and releasing) the Android N Developer Preview firmware for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus 9 LTE, the Nexus Player as well as the Pixel C tablet. Nexus 5 owners may feel a little left out at the moment, with the LG-made handset not making the list of devices eligible for the Developer Preview. The omission has led to fears that the Nexus 5 is too old for to receive another major update, but it seems that there is cause for hope. Read more
The traditional way for developers (or really anyone) to get the pre-release versions of Android on devices is by installing factory images as they become available. With Google’s Android N, the Android N Developer Preview can be installed in two ways. The first is that usual factory image route because Google already posted them for the most recent Nexus devices. However, the new option is to enroll in the Android Beta Program for seamless over-the-air updates to move along to the latest beta versions of Android N.
We’re just hours into Android N being public and Google has already published factory images for various devices. The first version of the Android N Developer Preview can be put on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Pixel C. But, if you plan on installing factory images for them, please remember that this is still a preview and things are being worked on around the clock by Google.
There’s some good news for folks that live abroad! Marshmallow has begun rolling out to the International LG V10, starting in Turkey.
Yesterday we informed you that Google sent out their monthly updates including the latest security patches. Unusually, the Nexus 5X’s update is said to include an additional boost in performance.
We’re only one week into March, and that means a monthly security update is due for Android devices. Google published details regarding March’s security update earlier today with a massive list of patches and other goodies.
While many of us wait for Marshmallow to hit our respective devices, it seems that Sony has opened the floodgates for its customers with a Marshmallow update rolling out to a slew of devices. If you own any of the Xperia Z5 range, the Xperia Z3+ or the Z4 Tablet, you can expect to see your device being bumped up to Android 6.0 in the coming hours and days. Read more