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Rumor: Android M to have new update guarantee for Nexus devices

You’ve heard of the Android update initiative that failed a couple of years back, right? Well, just so we’re clear from the beginning, this is not that. According to well-placed sources, Google is planning a new set of update guarantees as the new “Android M” version of its mobile platform rolls out. This will particularly affect Google’s Nexus devices.

Dell Venue 8 tablets get Lollipop, forced disk encryption

One of the features of Android Lollipop that Google has been touting is the full disk encryption. For us it’s a hit or miss – you only get protection in certain specific situations, and your device gets a performance hit because of it. Hey, if you want the added security, then it’s good. But we’d like for Android to give us that choice, something Dell Venue 8 tablet owners did not get when their tablets updated recently to Android 5.0.2.

Android 5.1 updated build, plus a rooted stock build now available

It was just recently when Google announced a new update for Android Lollipop – that is in the form of Android 5.1 which came out just around a week ago. But today we saw a new build of the Android 5.1 available for download for the Nexus 6 flagship phone, which more than likely means the build will start rolling out to other Nexus devices as well.

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.

Android 4.4.3 to arrive this month for Samsung Galaxy S5

It’s about time that Samsung’s premium devices get some Android 4.4.3 love, even as other smartphones have already incorporated the version in recent updates. Motorola’s Moto E, G, and X have all gotten updates, as well as Nexus and Google Play Experience devices. The update is coming to the Galaxy S5 this month, while Galaxy S4 users have to wait until July.
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