Android 5.0 Lollipop now rolling out to Galaxy S5′s in Korea

 

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Samsung is currently in the process of pushing out an update to all KT, SK Telecom and LG Uplus variants of the Galaxy S5 located in Korea. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings the much-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop build, together with a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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Google Play Store update brings visual tweaks, new features [APK Download]

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Google is in the process of pushing out a new version of the Play Store app for Android devices according to Google UI engineer Kirill Grouchnikov. Coming from someone on the UI side of development, Grouchnikov naturally focuses on the interface changes which is headlined by a full-height drawer that pulls out from the left. This means Google’s Play Store app no longer needs a “hamburger” icon to access some features.


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[APK Download] Google Messenger update lets you assign colors to individual chats

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Google is currently pushing out a much-anticipated compatibility update for its official Messenger application via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings users the ability to assign colors to individual chats, as well as support for emojis, a new search feature and a handful of bug fixes and speed optimizations.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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New video shows Android 5.0 running on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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On Monday, a collection of leaked screenshots appeared online supposedly showcasing the latest beta build of Android 5.0 Lollipop running on a Galaxy Note 4 and the Google Play Edition of a Galaxy S4. Now, today, SamMobile has posted a video on YouTube airing the alleged ROM for Samsung’s latest flagship phablet.

At first glance the software does look much smoother and more fluid than the previous version and there’s a truckload of additional features on board, too. If you’d like to see the ROM in action — hit the break to watch the new leaked Android 5.0 firmware running on a Galaxy Note 4.


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Google Play Edition of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra gets Android 5.0 update

Sony_Xperia_T2_Ultra_ColorsIf you own a Google Play Edition of Sony’s extremely large Xperia Z Ultra, keep an eye out for an OTA update. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been released for the device, making it the second GPE device to get updated, behind the LG G Pad 8.3.

The update comes in at a pretty small 397 MB, and it includes several features specific to the Xperia Z Ultra including a battery saving mode and some tweaks to take advantage of the speedy Snapdragon 800 processor. Plus, you’ll still get all the visual and functional improvements that come with Lollipop, anyway.
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Pandora refreshes app UI with latest update

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Pandora has announced the release of a beta version of a new interface for their mobile app on iOS and Android devices. The interface is called Station Personalization and according to Pandora, it is designed to “provide effortless music discovery and listening” for their 75 million listeners. According to Pandora, the interface focuses on three areas – new transition and animations, improved personalization and station details, and improvements to the “thumbs” system.
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