Android 5.0

Play Store 5.4 brings immersive listing, Android Lollipop only

No need to wait that long for immersive mode to arrive on your Android Lollipop-powered device because Google's user interface engineer Kirill Grouchnikov himself shared on his Google+ page some immersive previews as shown in Play Store. These images give us an idea how the new Google Play Store will look with a transparent status bar on Lollipop devices. According to Grouchnikov, the changes have started to roll out onto Google Play over the weekend. Don't be too excited though because these enhancements are available for Lollipop users only.

Android 5.0 Lollipop rolls out to Verizon Galaxy Note 4

Never doubted the Galaxy Note 4 is getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop. It's just a matter of waiting for the official rollout from mobile carriers and in different countries. We've seen a preview already and that it after being updated to Android 5.0, it will soon receive the Android 5.0.1 version. A couple of months ago, the sweet update was received in Poland and just last week, AT&T's Galaxy Note 4 got the Lollipop as well.

Sony Xperia Z phones getting Android 5.0 Lollipop very soon

Owners of Sony Xperia Z phones have only been waiting for the official Android 5.0 software update to be released. We learned about this was under development quickly after the latest Android platform was launched by Google last year. We were expecting a release last week and rollout to some units have already started. We also mentioned that more Xperia devices are receiving the Lollipop update. Unfortunately, we're not certain what will happen to non-Xperia Z phones as Sony already announced that they're not upgrading non-Xperia Z phones to Lollipop.

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.
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