Google has started pushing out an update to the Chrome OS taking it up to version 40. As is usual for an update to a major system like the OS, Google has included a host of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements, most of which are under the hood or run in the background. However, users will see a few changes in the look of the desktop on Chrome OS.
The changes that will be most noticeable involve the default wallpaper, which has been updated to reflect a Material Design. If users happen to own more than one Chrome device, the wallpaper, including custom wallpapers, will now be synced across their devices. If users enjoy using emoji in their communications, they will find a new emoji palette has been added to give users quicker access.
If you have a Chrome OS powered device, be on the lookout for the update to be available to you soon.
sources: Chrome Releases Blog
Samsung is in the process of bringing a couple metal body mid-range devices to market, the Samsung Galaxy E7 and the Galaxy A7. As they get ready to release them Samsung has started putting pieces in place to support the devices once they land in the hands of consumers. Part of that process includes release of the stock firmware that comes on the devices in case someone needed to restore their device.
While many people on the Internet are upset with OEMs like Motorola and LG working on getting Lollipop out to their phones “before” Nexus devices — that are slated for Wednesday, Nov. 12 — others are helping people get their Material Design fix by collecting material inspired wallpapers. One said man, is Google+ user Brian Parkerson.
Over the weekend he collected 142 material wallpapers While some of the wallpapers are different color variations of the same wallpaper, Even so, this album should have something for everyone. We have a gallery for you after the break to give you a highlight of what you’ll find. Hopefully this will help a few of you out there until you get your Android 5.0 update.
Now that Google has announced the release of Android Lollipop many people are anxiously waiting for the update to hit their device. Some are fortunate enough to have devices that can handle the final developer previews and several devices will get Lollipop in November. For others though, the wait is indeterminate while manufacturers and carriers work to make sure things will work on their devices and networks.
If you are interested in getting at least a little bit of the look and feel of Android Lollipop, the stock wallpapers and system sounds have been extracted from the developer preview and can be downloaded onto your device.
Just in case the Sony Xperia Z3 and/or the Moto X (2014) wallpapers weren’t enough for you, we now have the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 wallpapers for your downloading pleasure. The Note 4 sports a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display so these bad boys are quite large (2560 x 2560) to show off that amazing display. Of course you can crop them as your heart desires. Hit the break to grab a few or all eight.
Who wants a nice new wallpaper? The Galaxy Note 4 will be officially unveiled in a little less than a week, but the default wallpaper is already available for your downloading pleasure. Since the display on the Note 4 is going to be Quad HD, it’s pretty big, 2560 x 2560. The JPG version is above. Just click on it to open the full resolution version, then right click on that and click “save image as.” However, if you want the full blown PNG version, we have that download link below. Enjoy!!
Download PNG File
source: Sam Mobile
The wallpapers that ship with the new Galaxy Alpha are now available for download. Samsung has bundled its premium handset with nine unique wallpapers. You can put them are your device, but do know that the resolution of each is just 1280×720. The Galaxy Alpha does not have a 1080p or 2560×1440 display, so they may not fulfill your device’s true potential.
You have to love when factory images get released. You get all kinds of goodies. We already have the new Hangouts with SMS, the Google Experience launcher, and now the wallpapers that come preinstalled on the Nexus 5. You can download each of these individually by clicking or tapping on each image to get the full resolution version or you can download all of them at once with the link for the Zip file. Enjoy!!
Want that Android 4.4 Kit Kat look right now? Well we can’t give you the official release, but XDA member ALESSIO94x did a really good mock up of the wallpaper and icons seen in last week’s leak.
Just hit the download link below for the wallpaper and icons for the App Drawer, Phone app, Google Now, and Settings.
Who doesn’t like new wallpapers? With every new phone comes new wallpapers and the Sony Xperia Z1 is no exception. If you are looking for something new or you want to pretend your current phone is an Xperia Z1, then you have come to the right place. All 27 wallpapers come from XDA member, Ben Ling, who grabbed them from the system dump.
You can download all of them at once or just the ones you want. For individual downloads, just click on the wallpaper of choice to open the full size, right click, and choose “save image as”. If you’re on your phone, do the same, but instead, long press on the image and choose “save link” or something similar.
Hit the break for all 27….