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Fire OS 5 will bring Android 5.1 to Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick

Google may be putting the finishing touches on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but unless you have a recent Nexus phone or tablet, it’ll probably be a while before Android 6.0 is available for your device. But the list of devices that can run Android 5.0 or Android 5.1 is growing every day, and soon we may be […]

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(Unofficial) Xposed Framework Alpha released for Android 5.1

Xposed Framework is a tool that lets you make system-level changes to a rooted Android phone, bringing many of the features of available in custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod or OmniROM to phones and tablets running stock Android software. Up until recently, Xposed only supported devices running Android 4.4 or earlier, but in February Xposed […]

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Lilbits (3-20-2015): Amazon Unlocked could be Prime for Android apps and games

Amazon Prime is a service that lets you pay an annual fee to get free 2-day shipping and access to thousands of streaming movies, TV shows, eBooks, songs, eBooks, and other content. Soon it could also include access to Android apps that would normally cost money. Or maybe Amazon plans to launch a standalone service […]

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Original Samsung Galaxy S gets Android 5.1 (unofficially)

The original Samsung Galaxy S smartphone launched in mid-2010 and it’s been a long time since Samsung has release a software update for the phone. But nearly 5 years later independent developers are keeping the phone up to date. Xda-developers forum member humberos has released a custom ROM that brings Android 5.1 Lollipop to the first-gen […]

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Google Nexus 6 with Android 5.1 now available from Verizon

Most major US wireless carriers have been selling the Google Nexus 6 smartphone for months, but there’s been one holdout… until now. Verizon has announced that it will begin selling the 6 inch smartphone March 12th for $250 when customers sign a 2-year contract or for $27.08 per month when they use the Verizon Edge […]

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Google is now rolling out Lollipop for Indian Android One phones

Google’s Android One program is expanding to the Philippines and Indonesia, where the low-cost phones are shipping with Android 5.1 Lollipop software. But the Android One program launched first in India last year, and up until recently customers in that country were stuck with Android 4.4 KitKat. Now Google’s Caesar Sengupta has announced that the […]