If you’re wondering when your HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG or Huawei smartphone is set to receive the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update, then wonder no more. Here at Talk Android, we have compiled a list extracted from a variety of sources, predominantly leaks, to provide you with an estimated timeframe of when your beloved handset should start receiving the upgrade.
When I was in secondary and post-secondary school, I put tons of time into computer and console gaming. These days, I’m lucky if I can plan a time to watch a television show.
What I do usually wind up with are rare, random segments of time, during which I sometimes feel like squeezing in a few minutes of gaming entertainment. The only problem is, over the course of a year, I’ve found a few games that really want to unleash that old gamer in me and I have to struggle to put them down.
So because misery loves company, here are my top 5 Android games that you’ll definitely enjoy. As a bonus, all of these games will look great on your tablet in addition to your smartphone…..and they are Free.
Battery life is one of those features that just hasn’t kept up with rest of the hardware on our Android devices. Our phones have extremely detailed picture quality, they’re nearing video game console levels of graphical fidelity, and they keep up with all kinds of health information and statistics about us, but getting one to last an entire day away from the wall charger is a tricky endeavor. Many manufacturers include their own power saving modes, and Google has recently added its own spin on power saving into Android with Lollipop, but there are a handful of extra steps and apps you can use to squeeze a little more life out of your device.
We’ve already covered a few of these apps, but things have changed drastically over the past few years. So this guide will let you know how some of those apps have improved and we will also let you know some new things you can do to extend the battery life of your phone.
Although Android has come a long way over the past few years, there’s still no dedicated podcast application on the platform. This means that users have to rely on third party sources to get podcasts on their devices.
One of the reasons people prefer using Android is the number of customization options it brings to the table. Say you don’t want to use the email client that came with the smartphone, you immediately head over to the Play Store and look for alternatives.
The same applies to the Gallery application. With the Android 5.0 update, most users (of stock Android devices) might have noticed that the Gallery app is replaced by Photos. This can be slightly confusing at first, and a bit of a trouble to use for first timers.
Most users have multiple email accounts spread across various places (work, home etc). And it’s obvious that these accounts won’t have the same passwords, which makes it almost impossible to remember them all (assuming they’re not simple). This is where password managers chime in, helping users keep records of all their passwords in one location.
One of the coolest things about Android Wear is the ability to load just about any watch face imaginable. However, sometimes you don’t want a bunch of faces showing up on the watch because it’s kind of a pain swiping through all of them. The pre-installed ones are generally the ones that you are most likely to never use so it would be cool if you can simply hide them from your watch making it a lot easier to find your favorite faces. Well there is a way, and you won’t believe how simple it is to do.
Keeping up with news articles can be a cluttered process, especially if you use multiple apps or bookmarks on your phone or tablet. Using a news aggregation app or an RSS reader can tidy up your mobile device and make keeping up with things even easier. There are tons of apps that can get the job done, but we’re going to go over the best options in this guide to help you get started on staying on top of the news.
Google introduced support for some neat photography tricks with the new Camera API shown off with Android 5.0 Lollipop. This has allowed developers to leverage its potential by allowing several new camera features for devices that don’t support it by default. One of those features is the enabling of RAW image capture with the stock camera. If you own a Nexus 5 or the Nexus 6, there’s now a way to enable this feature on your device. We’ll show you how.
So you’ve got yourself a Nexus 6 and want to play around with custom ROMs a little bit. Although we don’t see why you’d want to give up on the seamlessly smooth Android 5.0 experience, it’s never a bad idea to tweak around your smartphone in order to flash custom ROMs or gain access to some root only applications. Today we’ll show you how to unlock the bootloader and root your Nexus 6 without all the hassle of sideloading files or apks.