Google IO 2015 Coverage

PSA: Verizon customers can opt out of carrier’s ‘supercookies’


Starting today, Verizon customers have the option to remove themselves from the Relevant Mobile Advertising program. The carrier describes the program as a way for marketers to reach audiences with relevant content. However, it was discovered that this form of cookies was undeletable and stuck with individual users. Some labeled them ‘supercookies’ because of their permanence.

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Verizon starts rolling out Lollipop update for the LG G2


Verizon is now pushing out the much-anticipated, eagerly-awaited Lollipop update to all carrier-branded models of the LG G2 located in the United States. This 1.3GB upgrade carries Software Version: VS98039A and transports the latest build of the Android operating system, together with a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations to the handset.

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Verizon updates the update to Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy S 5


Over the weekend Verizon started to roll out the update to Android Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy S 5. This was welcome news to owners of the device who thought they were getting it back in February. However, after starting the process, Verizon pulled the update with no reason given, putting owners of the Galaxy S 5 back into waiting mode. Since resuming the update process, it appears Verizon has updated the update yet again based on changes to the build number. Read more

Verizon starts pushing out Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5… Again!


If you cast your mind back to early February, you may remember that Verizon claimed that it was rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5. However, it appears the carrier pulled the original upgrade (version number: G900VVRU1BNLC ) with no reason given, and has today started pushing out an identical build of Android 5.0 to the handset, with this new version number: G900VVRU1BOA4. 

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Root method for the Droid Turbo released for $20

verizon_motorola_droid_turbo_blue_ballistic_nylonA root method has finally been released for Motorola’s Droid Turbo, with a small catch. The program costs $20 per phone you plan on rooting, which is pretty rare to see with root methods on Android devices.

The root tool was developed by maiko1 on XDA and allows you to flash any system image to your Droid Turbo, included pre-rooted system images. It won’t disable write protection, but if all you’re looking for is a simple root method to use some of your favorite root apps, this should do the trick. Read more

Verizon makes it official, announces Nexus 6 available March 12th


Consistent with earlier leaks of promotional materials, Verizon officially announced today the availability of the Nexus 6 starting on March 12th. If it is any consolation for those who have been waiting, Verizon will release the Nexus 6 with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, so users will benefit from the work Google has been doing to fine tune Lollipop since its release last fall. Read more