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Moto X Pure Edition, Moto G gets Android 5.0 Lollipop

Just a day after we found out that Motorola has sweetly unleashed the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop on the 2014 edition of their Moto G, the OEM has also confirmed that their Moto X Pure Edition has also started rolling out the latest major Google upgrade to the platform. Everyone was surprised that the Moto G was the first device to officially get Lollipop-ized, even ahead of the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, or the LG G3 which previously announced it was rolling out in Poland this week.

HTC BlinkFeed update: more social and personalized

While Android apps are generally "OEM agnostic", which means any smartphone running on the platform will be able to install and use them (with a few exceptions of course), lately we've been seeing a mini-trend of some brands bringing their proprietary apps to the Google Play Store. Motorola and Sony have brought their apps to that marketplace, although their target is still their own users. HTC is another manufacturer that has brought some exclusive apps to GPS, all the better to update it faster of course.

Android Wear companion app gets an Android Lollipop update

The past weeks have seen Google rapidly moving many of its apps into the age of Lollipop. Many Android Wear owners, however, might have been left wondering if and when they will benefit from such changes. Well, wonder no more, as the awaited update for smartwatch companion app seems to be on its way. And the best part is that the update will bring more than just a pretty Material face.

Motorola Connect update brings new watchfaces for Moto 360

Owners of the round-face Android Wear smartwatch Moto 360 will feel like they have a new wearable as the Motorola Connect update brings a whole slew of new features and options. For starters, you get new watchfaces including winners from a design competition and pretty deep customization options. A "mystery' accessory called Keylink will also now be supported by the app while a health and wellness app for the wearable has also been included in the latest version of the Connect app.

Pushbullet now lets you send messages from your computer

Pushbullet is all growed up (Rugrats reference). You can tell by the fact that it has somewhat outgrown the original simple goal it had when it started. Yes, of course, you still push things, but the definition of "things" has expanded considerably, encompassing not just files and links but also notifications and SMS. The latest update takes that last one even further. Now Pushbullet can let you send SMS right from the comforts of your computer. Via its browser extension, of course.

Pocket 5.7: Material Design, Google Now search integration

Your favorite (well, at least it is our favorite) offline reading service Pocket has received an update which makes it virtually ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Version 5.7 has now adapted its own version of the Material Design while still remaining essentially Pocket-like. The update also brings the ability to search for items in your app through Google Now. Android apps are "cleaning house" like crazy in preparation for Google's major update which is expected to start rolling out in the next few months.

AlarmPad gets updated, unlock all features for limited time

What else can you do with an alarm clock app? Well, you add features to it and get people to buy your app. This is what AlarmPad – pretty much an alarm clock app with bells and whistles (geddit?) – adds to your app arsenal. And today, the developers of AlarmPad has given the app some more features, plus a limited time offer to unlock all features.

Fleksy announces additional funding, Android app update

Virtual keyboard Fleksy announced that they have received an additional $2M funding from several investors to enable them to further develop new features moving forward. They have also released version 3.3.3 on Android, improving on its "core accuracy" plus adding a few new features to the alternative keyboard that aims to make your typing life easier. The best news? The paid app version will be on sale until Friday so if you've ever thought of upgrading, now would be the best time.

Pushbullet update: Material Design, improved navigation

Pushbullet has received a major overhaul, ahead of the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. You don't have to wait for the Google update to experience what it will look like, well at least through this app. It has applied the Material Design, embracing the whole visual language to better improve the app as it seeks to apply the "focus on the user all else follows" philosophy. The update also brings improved navigation and better user control on its settings.
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