Motorola posts Lollipop update documents for the Moto G (2nd Generation)

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Earlier today, Motorola posted the official update documents for the much-anticipated Android 5.0 upgrade, that’s expected to start rolling out to all unlocked variants of the Moto G (2nd Generation) in the United States within the next couple weeks.

All the changes you’d expect from Lollipop are bundled into this update, including the recently-announced Material Design guidelines, improved notifications, a smoother multitasking experience and support for multiple user accounts. Motorola has also incorporated two of its own applications — Ambient Display and Smart Lock — into the upgrade.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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Lollipop firmware for Polish variant of the LG G3 leaked

LG_G3_Back_Rear_Controls_LG_Logo_TALG has already announced that they’re close to pushing out the Android Lollipop update for the G3 in Poland, but for those of you that just really cannot wait, a leaked build of the update has shown up on XDA.

The firmware is currently only available for the F400S model of the G3, which means it won’t work on every single variant. However, the good news is that it gives others a base to work with, so it’s pretty likely we’ll see it ported to other versions of LG’s flagship pretty quickly. If you’re stuck with a device that’s going to be a few months behind the update curve, this is a good thing.
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OnePlus One update now live with Wi-Fi fixes and more

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OnePlus has today published details of an update it’s in the process of rolling out to all variants of its flagship smartphone, the One, currently situated in the United States. Unfortunately, the upgrade doesn’t bring much to the table with regards to new features, but it does include a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements, speed optimizations and an important security patch.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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WhatsApp update now shows when messages have been read

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You may recall that Facebook acquired WhatsApp Messenger back in February for an eye-watering $19 billion, and is only now in the process of rolling out its first major update for the service. Don’t get too excited, though, as the added functionality is not welcomed by many.

If you’re either an avid user of WhatsApp or a complete novice, I’m pretty sure you’re aware of its ‘double tick’ delivery system. If not, don’t worry. It’s simple. A grey tick on its own represents that a message has been successfully sent, while two grey ticks mean it has been delivered to the recipient’s phone. However, Facebook has decided to adapt this feature.


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NVIDIA Shield Portable update brings latest Hub App, battery improvements and more!

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NVIDIA is currently rolling out a rather weighty over-the-air update to all variants of its high-end Android-powered handheld gaming system — the Shield Portable. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the newest version of the Shield Hub App, battery improvements and a fix for a rather annoying bug that users found prevented videos from being played within Facebook, Chrome and YouTube.


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