This morning, a close-to-final Android 5.0 “Lollipop” was released for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013), so as you can imagine, we flashed it immediately to start looking for new features, test out performance, and drool at all of the Material Design. While this isn’t technically “final,” all of its APIs are final, so this is likely the last preview we will see before over-the-air updates are made available in the coming weeks. One would hope that most of the early bugs have been squashed.
So, what are we looking at in terms of differences between this and the previous preview builds of Android L? Polish. So much polish. This new Android 5.0 preview build is so buttery smooth and fast, that I wish you could all take it for a spin. If you own a Nexus 5 or 7 (2013) you can, but the rest will have to wait a bit. And if you own either of those devices, this may be worth flashing, unlike the previous previews. In fact, this is me basically tell you to flash it now. You need to experience this. (more…)
Shortly after Google and Motorola announced the Nexus 6, AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, and T-Mobile all confirmed that they would carry the device. T-Mobile even gave us a date of November 12 and a full retail price of $649, which matched Google’s. But what about Verizon? They have remained quiet since Wednesday, leaving many of you with questions.
We reached out to Big Red today to see what we could find out and they confirmed to us that they would be carrying the Nexus 6. (more…)
Want the shiny new wallpapers that Google included with Android 5.0 “Lollipop” on the Nexus 5? We have them for you below, thanks to the latest Android L Preview images that dropped this morning. (more…)
You are standing in a carrier store, staring at a mystery phone on a shelf that sits next to the Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3. Like those phones, it has top tier specs, including a 6-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 13MP camera with optical image stabilization, premium metal build, and is made by Motorola. It looks gorgeous and feels amazing in hand, even for a big device. Those other phones cost anywhere from $599 to $825 without a contract (depending on the carrier), or between $199 and $299 with one. After toying with all three phones for a few minutes, you decide that the mystery Motorola device might be the phone for you. So how much are you willing to pay for it? What if I told you that it was $649 without a contract? Would you be offended by that? (more…)
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…)
The Nexus 9 is also now official, and yes, HTC has made it. The Google-HTC reunion is real! (more…)
After being teased and released through a developer preview at Google I/O this year, Android 5.0 aka Lollipop has been made official by Google this morning.
Over 5,000 developer APIs have been released alongside the updated OS, and of course, users will begin to see Material Design take over their devices through applications and system settings. (more…)
Google just made the Nexus 6 official, and we thought it was only proper to give it an entire post just for itself. As was reported numerous times, the device is a massive whale, with a 6-inch display and is made by Motorola. It looks exactly like the renders we created for you a few weeks ago. (more…)