Just hours before Google takes to the stage at I/O, the search engine giant has started pushing out an update for its Android TV Remote Control app. This leads us to believe that their is likely to be an announcement advising us of Google’s big plans for the media-streaming platform at the conference.
Thanks to Google’s new ‘ambiactive’ mode introduced with Android Wear, app developers can have their apps running in the background while using lesser amount of battery. Zillow is now making full use of this feature with a new update to its Android app which brings changes to the Android Wear app as well. Read more
It’s the day before Google I/O 2015 begins, and the Play Store app is the recipient of a minor update, bumping it to version 5.6.6. There are some layout changes as well as some groundwork laid for the rumoured Kids Accounts that is rumoured to be announced in the next day or two.
Developer Mojang has announced an update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition on all mobile platforms, Android included, will be submitted to the app stores for Google, Apple and Microsoft this week. Mojang is highlighting a new “skins” feature, probably because it includes an in-app purchase option, but there are a bunch of other wacky updates and new features included. Read more
As a long holiday weekend got underway in the U.S., NVIDIA took the opportunity to start rolling out Android 5.1 to their NVIDIA Shield Tablet devices. As is typically the case with operating system updates, NVIDIA says this one brings improved performance and responsiveness to the devices. Users will also enjoy improved security and support for Android for Work along with typical Android 5.1 improvements like a better quick-settings menu, better profile management and other items. Read more
Today, Samsung started rolling out the Android 5.0.2 update to all unlocked variants of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge located in Brazil. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.
The iHeartRadio application on Android has just received a new update which brings a minor UI change with the addition of a colored status bar. There are no other notable changes with the app, so you won’t find anything else new onboard here. Read more
Verizon is currently in process of rolling out the Android 5.0.2 update to all its carrier-branded variants of the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE in the U.S. This upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, along with a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.
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Earlier today, T-Mobile announced that it’s now testing the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update for both the Xperia Z3 (D6616) and Xperia Z1s (C6916).
A month later than expected, Samsung is now finally distributing the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update to all unlocked variants of the Galaxy Note 3 with the model number SM-N900S in South Korea.