The final version of Lollipop (5.0) was unveiled back in October and manufacturers have only just begun rolling out the upgrade to unlocked variants of their flagship smartphones. However, it appears that an Android update with Silent Mode, changes to the Material Design color palette, improved RAM management and much, much more on board is on its way.
According to AndroidPIT and a couple of its trusted individual sources, Google is preparing to release a rather large Android 5.1 update in February, 2015, which is set to bring many interesting new features.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Fleksy, one of the more popular keyboard replacements out there as indicated by the 3 million downloads they have had over the past year, announced a major update today. According to Fleksy, although at its heart the app is a keyboard replacement, the company believes users should not have to switch back and forth between apps to do things that can be done via the keyboard.
AT&T has just started rolling out an update to its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S4 Mini located in the United States. The upgrade brings compatibility for VoLTE (Voice over LTE), support for Wireless Printing, and a ton of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Instagram has released a rather special upgrade for its Android app, which includes the ability to upload slow-motion video, real-time commenting, perspective adjustment and for the first time in two years has added a bunch of new filters.
Hit the break to see exactly what Instagram had to say about its latest update.
When Google released the Android 5.0 Lollipop source code back in November, the 3rd to be precise, HTC promised to update its flagship smartphone to the latest build of the open-source operating system within 90 days. This makes February HTC’s self-imposed deadline, but if a recent report is anything to go by, it looks like we could be seeing the update 29 days sooner than expected.
According to a blog posted on Netflix’s website, the Californian company is set to roll out an update for its official Android application which transports a new “Social Recommendation” feature, together with Android Wear integration that will push recommended movie notifications to your watch.
Samsung has released a stability update for the Galaxy S 5 in Poland, which is the second Android 5.0 that particular variant has seen. Since it’s already been updated to Lollipop, this update doesn’t include much except for some performance enhancements, but it does mean that a bigger rollout is likely going to happen in the near future.
This update’s not going out over-the-air just yet, so if you want this update you’ll have to snag it from Samsung Kies 3 on your computer. Hopefully we’ll hear more about this update making its way to other countries soon.
If you’ve been waiting around for the latest Android build to hit the Nexus 5, you’re in luck. Android 5.0.1 has finally been released for the Nexus 5, joining most other Nexus devices.
You can grab the download below, and if you need help getting it installed, check our guide to manually install the update.
The Android 5.0.1 update for a variety of Nexus devices has been rolling out to several devices since earlier this month. As is par for the course, Google’s developers have also posted factory images for different devices that can be used by those unwilling to wait for the OTA or who may need to restore their device to a factory condition. Joining the list of devices with a downloadable image available is the Nexus 5.
If you need to grab the image, you can hit the source link below and find the appropriate file for your Nexus 5 device. If the instructions provided by the Google developers seem a little daunting, you may want to check out TalkAndroid’s guide to installing a Lollipop factory image on your device without losing your data.
source: Google Developers
The Google Maps team has certainly been busy with new features finally reaching users the past few weeks. The most recent update involves an update that ties in with another Google service, Google Drive. Google is making access to My Maps available through Drive and eventually maps created by users will be available through Drive as well.