I Love Google for Removing the “Saving Screenshot” Animation in Stock Android

If you watch the animation above and are addicted to the little details of Android (read: crazy, batsh*t anal), you should see something wonderful – the lack of a “Saving screenshot…” animation in between screenshots, which I’m pretty sure Google did away with when they introduced Lollipop. Either way, I can’t thank them enough for it.

Sure, it’s a small detail that most wouldn’t notice, but if you have ever taken a series of screenshots, you will know how much of a nuisance that little animation can be, especially if you like them to be as clean as is possible. You either have to wait for the animation to disappear between shots (breaking: impatient people hate waiting), or it often forces you to re-take a screenshot because you snapped one too quickly and are blessed with the message of “Saving screenshot…” at the top.  (more…)

Verizon’s HTC One M7 Gets Lollipop Starting Today, Full Changelog Available

Verizon’s HTC One M7 is getting its Android 5.0 Lollipop update today, at least according to a full changelog posted to the company’s support site. The update arrives in two parts, but finishes on 6.21.605.3 when all is said and done.

After the update, users will see Lollipop’s fun, including new notification panel behaviors, an all-new quick settings pull-down, notifications on the lock screen, more control over which apps can send you notifications, new Rolodex-styled recent apps, more power with Android Beam, and more. HTC also tossed their HTC EYE experience into the camera.  (more…)

AT&T’s Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 Active are Getting Lollipop

AT&T is on a roll this week with the Lollipop updates. Just yesterday, they began pushing Android 5.0 to the LG G2, and are now following that up with Lollipop updates for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 Active.

The Galaxy Alpha is seeing one of the most recent versions of Lollipop, with an upgrade to Android 5.0.2. The Galaxy S5 Active, on the other hand, seems to only be getting Android 5.0.  (more…)

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 Gets Lollipop Today

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 is the next in line to receive the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. That gives Big Red seven devices that have now been bumped up to the newest version of Android, just don’t mention that to DROID Turbo owners.

The update, which is rolling out as version VRUEOB6, is a big one. Users can expect to see Material Design changes throughout, especially in Samsung’s stock apps. That means bolder colors, fluid animations, and floating action buttons everywhere. Outside of the shiny new looks, notifications will be more powerful (more control and on the lock screen), the app switcher turns into a stack of cards, and there are hidden features like Smart Lock.  (more…)

T-Mobile LG G2 Gets Lollipop Update Today

T-Mobile, at least according to its support site, is ready to push Lollipop to the LG G2 starting today. The update will actually begin rolling out today an finish around May 22, so if you don’t see it right this minute, keep checking over the next couple of days.

The update introduces the phone to Android 5.0.2 and software version D80130b. The update weighs in at 617MB, so you’ll want to have plenty of battery or a charger nearby before updating.  (more…)

Cyanogen 12 is Now Rolling Out to the OnePlus One (Updated)

Hopefully, you didn’t flash that OxygenOS thing that OnePlus called an “OS” the other week, because Cyanogen 12 is now available and rolling out to all OnePlus One owners starting today (well, yesterday it started). After a slight delay, if we can even call it that, the update brings Android 5.0 Lollipop and a whole bunch of new customizations to a phone that cracked our top 5 phones of 2014(more…)