Android 5.0

AT&T’s Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3 get Lollipop update

AT&T has finally released the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 3. Owners of the Note models are finally getting the software update which was released yesterday, March 24. This verson includes more bug fixes, system enhancements, and some Material Design elements among others.

OnePlus announces Lollipop update official release dates

OnePlus One owners have been anticipating for the official Android 5.0 Lollipop software update to roll out. The company has been working on it and is still promising to bring the latest version of the platform very soon. Sadly, there were some issues that still need to be fixed before the Lollipop is released. For one, there's the OS signing issue which the development team didn't see at first. It has since been resolved before the stability issues on camera module on Lollipop were also noticed.

Rogers stops Android Lollipop rollout for Samsung Galaxy S5

The sweet Android 5.0 Lollipop was released for the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Canada through different carriers but sadly, they had to cancel the rollout due to some bugs and issues that need to be fixed first. That's a bit frustrating but that's better than no update to Android 5.0 at all. At least these Canadians know Android Lollipop will be available in the country soon. Minor issues include force closures, screen freezes, and excessive battery drain.

Nexus 6 runs on full quad-core after Android 5.1 update

Android programmer and Kernel hacker Francisco Franco has shared on his Google+ page that the device now runs on full quad-core mode all the time. This change has resulted to a faster and smooth operation of the Google Nexus 6 on Android 5.1. This is apart from the various Framework optimizations, code being cleaned, and the several ART improvements. This also means the unit will no longer 'hang' because according to Franco, the Kernel task scheduler now distributes workload through all the cores.

Cyanogen OS 12 ‘L’ out next week, picks up Boxer email app

Cyanogen Inc, the startup, has not kept it a secret that it wants to out-Google Google when it comes to growing up the Android platform. But to be able to really compete with head to head with Google's version of Android, Cyanogen must also be able to replace some of the core functionality and services that the search giant has to offer. Some of the pieces may be already in place, like the Nextbit Baton partnership last year, and Cyanogen is now adding one more: Boxer's email app.

Sony Mobile to release Lollipop for Xperia Z next week

Sony Mobile is set to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop software update for the rest of the Xperia Z line. This is something expected since we mentioned yesterday that the sweet version is exclusive for Xperia Z series and sadly, nothing for the non-Xperia Z phones. Sony made it clear the other day that it won't be upgrading non-Xperia Z phones to Lollipop, much to the chagrin of owners. We'll never know the reason of the company but you know there's always a way around for that.

Paranoid Android outing 5.0 Alpha 2, Lollipop alpha build

Here’s another after-market Android OS group that we like talking aboutParanoid Android – a group who makes ROMs and already have a good following in the after-market developers community. They officially support a number of Nexus and Oppo devices, plus the OnePlus One. Today they announced that they have made available Paranoid Android 5.0 Alpha 2, their second alpha build based on Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP.
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