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?
Developer previews aren’t new for many companies, including Google, which recently kicked off its own preview for Android M not too long ago.
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.
At an event in New Delhi, India today, Yu announced its second Android device powered by Cyanogen OS — the Yu Yuphoria.
Up until now, we have heard conflicting reports about Samsung updating the Galaxy Note 2 to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
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.
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.
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.
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.