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Remix OS 1.5 now available (Android 5.0 with serious multitasking tweaks)

Remix OS is a custom version of Android designed to make Google’s smartphone and tablet operating system feel more like a desktop and notebook OS. It features a taskbar, customized home screen and notification areas, and support for running multiple apps in windows that you can move around the screen. The first version of Remix […]

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Amazon launches Fire OS 5 dev preview (Android 5.0 for Fire HD tablets)

Amazon is preparing to launch a new version the operating system that powers its Fire HD tablets. Amazon Fire OS will be based on Google Android 5.0 Lollipop… but users probably won’t see much difference when the software launches. That’s because Fire OS is Amazon’s custom version of Android with Amazon’s own user interface, app […]

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Cyanogen OS 12 released for the OnePlus One smartphone (based on Android 5.0)

The folks at OnePlus might have released their own version of Android 5.0 for the OnePlus One smartphone earlier this month. But if you’ve been waiting for the developers at Cyanogen to release their custom version of Android based on version 5.0, the wait is over. Cyanogen OS 12 is now available for the OnePlus One, […]

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OxygenOS brings Android 5.0 to the OnePlus One smartphone

The makers of the OnePlus One smartphone have released a software update that brings Android 5.0 Lollipop to the phone which has earned a reputation as an affordable, high-quality phone that’s kind of hard to actually buy. The new software is also the first official release of OxygenOS, which is the name of the custom version […]

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Cyanogen OS 12 to bring per-app themes to Android 5.0 Lollipop

The folks at Cyanogen make a custom version of Google Android which ships on devices including the OnePlus One and Micromax Yu line of smartphones. One of the things that sets Cyanogen OS apart from Google’s Stock Android software is support for themes that can change the look and feel of your device… but sometimes you’ll […]

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GravityBox now supports Lollipop: Customize the heck out of Android

GravityBox is a tool that lets you alter the behavior of your Android phone or tablet in a number of ways. Want to add options to the Quick Settings or power menu, skip tracks in the music player using your phone’s volume buttons, or add a snooze button to heads up notifications? GravityBox lets you do […]

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Toggle Android to toggle WiFi, Bluetooth, and Flashlight with voice commands

Want to quickly turn WiFi, Bluetooth, or the flashlight on or off on your Android phone? You can pull down from the top of the screen to bring up the Quick Settings panel and tap an icon to toggle the feature. Or if you have a device running Android 5.0 and have the latest version […]

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Paranoid Android 5.0 Alpha 1 gets a first taste of Lollipop

Paranoid Android is a custom version of Google Android known for bringing innovative features to smartphones and tablets including alternate methods for interacting with notifications, on-screen buttons, settings, and more. The developers of Paranoid Android have just released the first public build of their software that’s based on Google Android 5.0… and most of those […]

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Google Nexus 5 is getting its Android 5.0.1 update

It’s been a couple weeks since Google released Android 5.0.1 for a handful of devices including Nexus phones and tablets. Now it looks like the Nexus 5 smartphone is next in line for the update. Google will probably release a factory image soon, but both Sprint and T-Mobile have issued notices suggesting that an over-the-air update […]