Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date, News and Features

OnePlus releases first alpha build of their own non-Cyanogen custom ROM based on Lollipop for the One

OnePlus releases first alpha build of their own non-Cyanogen custom ROM based on Lollipop for the One

Thanks to their legal issues with Cyanogen Inc., OnePlus was forced to work on its own custom ROM for the One, especially after the former announced that they won’t be providing software updates to the Indian variant of the handset.

Nasty memory leak bug in Android 5.0 marked as fixed by Google in AOSP Issue Tracker

Nasty memory leak bug in Android 5.0 marked as fixed by Google in AOSP Issue Tracker

With Lollipop being such a major release of Android, some bugs are bound to slip by through Google’s QA testing. One such bug is a nasty memory leak that has been plaguing Lollipop right since the first developer preview that Google had released at I/O this year. 

Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 update starts rolling out in Europe

Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 update starts rolling out in Europe

After initially rolling out the Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 in Poland, Samsung has started a wider rollout of the update starting from Spain. The company is expected to rollout the update to other European countries over the next couple of weeks. 

How to unlock the bootloader of Nexus 6

How to unlock the bootloader of Nexus 6

Like any other Nexus device, the Nexus 6 also comes with an unlockable bootloader and not an unlocked one. The difference between the two is pretty minor on paper but makes a lot of difference when you try to gain root access or install a custom recovery on the device.

Samsung to update the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Samsung to update the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop

According to a page on Samsung’s Finland website, the Korean giant plans on updating quite a few of its older devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop, including the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S4. 

More screenshots of Sense 6.0 + Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the HTC One M8 leak

More screenshots of Sense 6.0 + Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the HTC One M8 leak

Courtesy of a few leaked images, we already have seen how Android 5.0 and Sense 6.0 will look together. Now, LlabTooFeR is back with more screenshots of Android 5.0 with Sense 6.0 running on the HTC One M8. 

Motorola starts a wider rollout of Lollipop update for the Moto X and Moto G

Motorola starts a wider rollout of Lollipop update for the Moto X and Moto G

The Moto X and Moto G were among the first devices to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update — at least in the United States. The Lenovo owned company has since then taken its own sweet time to start a wider rollout of the update in other regions of the world. 

Nexus 6 units in Australia ship without a Turbo Charger

Nexus 6 units in Australia ship without a Turbo Charger

For its size, the Nexus 6 comes with a paltry 3220mAh battery that provides the device with enough juice to get through the day. To make up for a hefty battery, Motorola and Google bundled the a Turbo Charger with the device. 

Google pushes Android 5.0.2 to AOSP; Releases factory image for 2012 Nexus 7

Google pushes Android 5.0.2 to AOSP; Releases factory image for 2012 Nexus 7

Google has started pushing a newer build of Lollipop — Android 5.0.2 — to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). It has also pulled the Android 5.0.1 factory images for the 2012 Wi-Fi Nexus 7, and replaced it with the one based on Android 5.0.2.

Android 5.0.1 rolling out for Nexus 5; Factory images available for download as well

Android 5.0.1 rolling out for Nexus 5; Factory images available for download as well

Google has started rolling out the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update for the Nexus 7. The company has also uploaded the factory image and relevant binaries for the device on its developer website.