Android 5.0

HTC HD2 boots up with Android 5.0 Lollipop

Apart from the Nexus S, there’s another device that has received a long list of upgraded Android versions – this is the HTC Leo, more popularly known as the HTC HD2. This is a testament to the versatile hardware build of the device that years after its release, it is still able to boot and run Android 5.0.

Polaroid intros new L series of Android tablets at CES 2015

Polaroid was not satisfied showing off the Selfie smartphone and the Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer. Why, the company also introduced a new line of Android tablets that boasts of quad-core processors and runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop platform. The L series consists of two tablets: the 7-inch L7 tablet and the L10 10.1-inch tablet. This makes the Android L7 and L10 now two of the very few Lollipop-running tablets in the market today.

Android distribution for January is still missing a Lollipop

Google has just released its monthly chart for Android coverage and most of it is what you'd expect, with older versions shrinking and latter ones getting stronger. What is somewhat surprising, though just a wee bit expected, is that Android 5.0 Lollipop is still missing from the picture, hinting at the rather slow adoption of the latest Android version, despite Google's more aggressive push in order to combat that notorious image fragmentation that has beset the platform.

CyanogenMod gets the ball rolling for Lollipop-based CM12

Among the flood of CES 2015 news this week, this announcement is probably what CyanogenMod fans have been waiting for to kickstart the new year. The developers of Android's most popular custom ROM have just switched on CyanogenMod 12 nightly builds for as much as 31 devices and variants. And with that, of course, comes the sweet promise of Android 5.0 Lollipop descending upon its users in the near future.

Parrot RNB6: Android Auto for everyone

For DIY-enthusiasts and those who have the ability to install their own car infotainment system, the Parrot RNB6 will be on display at CES 2015 in Las Vegas and is something we recommend you look at. Most high-end car infotainment systems end up on high-end cars as well, or are very expensive add-ons to your car purchase. Well, this will probably solve your need for an efficient Android-based car infotainment system on a not-so-high-end car.

Looking back, moving forward: 2014 in retrospect, 2015 in preview

We're just into the second day of the new year so the memories of the previous one are still quite fresh in our mind. But in case you may have forgotten some of the highlights of 2014, here's a quick recap of the unforgettable devices, names, and events that entered our mobile world. We also get to polish up our crystal balls as we try to discern movements and trends to cook up some hypotheses as to what will be coming our way this year, especially with CES 2015 just around the corner.

Android Lollipop coming to Samsung users next month according to a leaked email

Starting January 2015, Samsung devices will start to get a taste of Lollipop. This is according to an unnamed Samsung employee. According to this employee, Samsung recently sent out an email that included instructions on how to prepare devices for the Lollipop update. The information seems legit and it’s not really unexpected. It was only a matter of time before Samsung releases the official Android 5.0 update for other phones and tablets.

Android 5.0 build leaked for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

More and more people are getting themselves excited for their smartphones and tablets to be upgraded to Android 5.0 by their manufacturers, and Samsung users are not exempt from the hype. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – last year’s flagship phablet – is scheduled to get a bump to Lollipop, but lo and behold, here we have a Lollipop build leaked for the device.

Samsung website reveals Lollipop updates for Galaxy S4, Note 2

While some information on a company’s official website can sometimes be erroneous, one can relatively be safe in at least giving it the benefit of doubt. Like this new information which appears on the Finnish language section of the Samsung website which reveals probable Lollipop updates for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the venerable Galaxy Note 2.
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