OS upgrades

Android M to include update guarantee for Nexus devices?

Google Nexus 7

Google is widely expected to unveil the next major version of Android at this week’s Google I/O 2015 keynote. Along with a raft of new features, Google will reportedly announce an update guarantee for Nexus devices designed to let buyers know exactly how many updates they will receive. According to Android Police, Nexus devices will receive major system updates for two […]

Sony reconfirms Android 5.0 Lollipop plans for Xperia Z series

Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Mobile announced plans to upgrade its “entire premium Z series” line of devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop back in October. Without providing specific timelines, the company indicated that the updates would begin rolling out in early 2015. Sony yesterday reconfirmed via Twitter that timelines have not changed. As already announced, the update will first hit the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 devices. […]

Android 5.0.2 OTA update begins landing on Google Nexus 7 (2012) tablet

Google Nexus 7

Good news today for Google Nexus 7 (2012) owners who have been eagerly anticipating Android Lollipop. Wheresa most recent Nexus devices were upgraded to Android 5.0.1, the Nexus 7 (2012) tablet either remained stuck on Android 5.0 or on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. With Android 5.0.2 now in AOSP (but only for this one device), the Android 5.0.2 OTA update rollout […]

Android 5.0.2 factory image lands in AOSP

Google Android 5.0 Lollipop

Hot on the heels of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, Google has released Android 5.0.2 to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Sporting build number LRX22G, it is so far only available for the Google Nexus 7 (2012). No changelog is available and it’s unclear how Android 5.0.1 and Android 5.0.2 differ. Much as with the former, the latter is likely a […]

Google readying Android 5.1 Lollipop for Q1 2015 release?

Google Android 5.0 Lollipop

The newest major version of Android was announced back in mid-October as Android 5.0 Lollipop. Since then, Google has released a single maintenance release. Known as Android 5.0.1 (build LRX22C), it is just beginning to make its way across Nexus devices. Now comes word that Google is already hard at work on the next update. According to AndroidPit, Android 5.1 […]

LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade headed to South Korea

Android 5.0 upgrade for LG G3

LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrades kicked off about two weeks ago in Poland with LG proclaiming it was “the first global smartphone manufacturer to offer the Lollipop upgrade in 2014.” The company promised that other key markets would follow “in the near future” and it is now starting to make good on that promise. Up next is LG’s own home country […]

Android One Lollipop updates coming by end of January 2015?

Google Android One smartphones

Google launched its new Android One platform in September with three smartphones: the Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1 and Spice Dream Uno. All three launched with Android 4.4 KitKat. While Google has confirmed that they will be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it has yet to provide any timelines for doing so. Now Spice has given us our first […]