What’s New in Android 5.0 Lollipop

With Android 5.0, aka Lollipop, now official from Google, we need to go over the features that make this update to the mobile platform we all love so special.

Whether it be the completely reimagined user interface in Material Design, to the enhanced notifications users will view from now on, there have been major changes done to Android, so let’s get started.

Below, we go over exactly what makes Android 5.0 so new.  (more…)

DROID TURBO: Everything You Need to Know

The DROID TURBO will officially be unveiled on October 28 by Motorola and Verizon. We know that because that’s what Verizon has told us through their DroidDoes.com site. We know what the phone looks like, thanks to an image (accidentally?) posted through @DroidLanding that was quickly deleted. We were pretty sure we also knew most of the specs after seeing the user manual for the device surface at the end of last week, along with a tip about the battery size. We know a lot about the DROID TURBO already. Well, we are hear to tell you the rest.

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Video: Google Play 5.0 Tour!

You already downloaded Google Play 5.0, right? No? Go do it right now, then return to this post.

So yeah, Google Play 5.0 is here, it’s filled with Material Design, the colors for each category have all been re-done, and there are beautiful new animations that will mesmerize you. We saw a lot of this Material Design update when we got 4.9.13, but this polishes everything up and gets us ready for Android L. Even some simple things have changed for the better, like the “What’s new” sections after app updates that are now highlighted through a background color and new notifications icons after updating apps.  (more…)

Xperia Z3V Gallery and Hands-on

Today at a NYC press event, Sony revealed their next partnership with Verizon Wireless with the announcement of the Xperia Z3v. This new device comes with a bevy of impressive features including a 3200mAh battery with wireless charging and Remote Play capability. The press event to unveil the device was filled with motivational videos and talk about empowering the next generation of users to be able to connect, create and share moments. There were live demos on stage and they even gave us a release date (which Android manufacturers usually have trouble with). But is the device worth all the fanfare?  (more…)