T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 3 is Getting Lollipop Today (Updated: This Week)

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile is receiving its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, today. The update will rollout as build N900TUVUFOB5.

In the update, users will find all sorts of TouchWiz still. In our time with Lollipop on the Galaxy S5, we didn’t find much different from Kit Kat to Android 5.0, other than the notifications on the lock screen, subtle Material Design changes to stock apps, and Smart Lock buried where no normal person would find it. (more…)

Google Confirms That They Dropped Default Encryption on Lollipop Because of “Performance Issues”

As it turns out, Google did indeed drop the requirement for full-disk encryption on new devices running Android 5.0 “Lollipop” because of “performance issues.” In a statement issued to Engadget, Google confirmed that a change was made to their final Lollipop hardware requirements document, going with “recommended” instead of “must” for new devices.  (more…)

Google Drops Full-Disk Encryption Requirement for New Android Devices Running Lollipop (Updated)

Google seems to have backed off of its requirement for full-disk encryption on new devices running Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and higher. No announcement was made to bring this news to light, but the folks at Ars Technica noticed a change that was made to the final Android 5.0 hardware requirements that were finalized on January 11, 2015.  (more…)

At Least Two Verizon LG G3 Owners Have Received Lollipop

The update to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” is certainly taking its sweet time at arriving on a number of deserving handsets. Thanks to a number of bugs that Google has been addressing over recent months, to carriers being slow at testing new builds, to manufacturers dealing with both of those factors at the same time, phones like Verizon’s LG G3 are stuck waiting. We still don’t know when Big Red’s variant of the G3 will receive the update, but we do know that it is either in testing or beginning to rollout very slowly at this time. (more…)

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Receiving Lollipop Update Now (Updated)

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 owners, your Android 5.0 “Lollipop” update has arrived. At least according to a handful of our readers. The update starting pushing within the last couple of hours and weighs in at around 939MB. Neither Samsung or T-Mobile have updated their support sites to confirm the update on their end, so we don’t have an official changelog to share with you. With that said, you know exactly what you are getting.  (more…)