Android 5.0

OEM Android Skins: A Pain for Users, but a Great Sandbox for Google

OEM Android Skins: A Pain for Users, but a Great Sandbox for Google

Manufacturer customized versions of Android have been a pain for purists since time immemorial. One reason for that is because they end up delaying Android software updates. But despite all the hate that Android gets for this, haven’t these manufacturer tweaked flavors like Samsung’s Grace UX or Xiaomi’s MIUI contributed anything meaningful?

Amazon launches Fire OS 5 Developer Preview, based on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Amazon launches Fire OS 5 Developer Preview, based on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Developer previews aren’t new for many companies, including Google, which recently kicked off its own preview for Android M not too long ago.

How to install Lollipop Emojis on Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

How to install Lollipop Emojis on Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

With Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google finally added native emoji support to Android. In a bid to customise their phones from one another though, Android OEMs change how the emojis look on their respective devices.

Yu Yuphoria with a Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM and more unveiled in India

Yu Yuphoria with a Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM and more unveiled in India

At an event in New Delhi, India today, Yu announced its second Android device powered by Cyanogen OS — the Yu Yuphoria.

Galaxy Note 2 to be updated to Lollipop only in certain markets of the world

Galaxy Note 2 to be updated to Lollipop only in certain markets of the world

Up until now, we have heard conflicting reports about Samsung updating the Galaxy Note 2 to Android 5.0 Lollipop. 

Android 5.0.2 update bricking some Nexus 9 units

Two days ago, the Nexus 9 began receiving the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop over the air (OTA) update, much to the chagrin of Nexus 9 owners everywhere.

‘Android M’ to debut at Google I/O 2015 as revealed by the conference scheduling

‘Android M’ to debut at Google I/O 2015 as revealed by the conference scheduling

Despite the fact that Android L, or Lollipop, has only recently started making its way to devices out in the real world that aren’t Nexus-branded, it looks like Google’s prepping the debut of another version.

Google posts Android 5.0.2 factory images for the Nexus 9

Google posts Android 5.0.2 factory images for the Nexus 9

Just a few hours after it started rolling out the OTA update, Google has uploaded the Android 5.0.2 factory image for the Nexus 9 on its website.

Nexus 9 now receiving Android 5.0.2 update

Nexus 9 now receiving Android 5.0.2 update

In March, the update to Android 5.1 for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 began rolling out. The Nexus 9 was left out of the first wave, and apparently the wait is still happening despite a new update landing on the tablet now.

Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 getting a new Lollipop firmware update

Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 getting a new Lollipop firmware update

Just over a month after it initially rolled out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 lineup of devices, Sony has started rolling out a new firmware for these devices containing a plethora of bug fixes and improvements.