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 […]

Android 5.0 Trusted Places keeps your phone unlocked at home (or work, or wherever)

It’s a good idea to protect your phone with a PIN, pattern or password so that strangers can’t unlock your device and access your personal information. But it can be annoying having to actually enter your PIN, pattern, or password every time you want to use your phone — even when you’re at home or in another […]

Google releases Android 5.0 for Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10

Google has released Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Nexus 5 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet, and WiFi-only Nexus 7 tablets (both the 2012 and 2013 models). Over-the-air updates are starting to roll out, and you can download factory images straight from Google (although installing a factory image will overwrite your data). Google says updates for the […]

Android 5.0 update for Android Wear on the way

Phones, tablets, and TV boxes aren’t the only devices that’ll run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google is also preparing to roll out an update to Android Wear, bringing new features to smartwatches like the Motorola Moto 360 and LG G Watch. Phandroid has an early look at some of the new features included in Android […]

LG G3 Android 5.0 rollout starts this week

Motorola may have been the first smartphone maker to launch a soak test for Android 5.0, rolling out a pre-released build of Google’s latest software to early testers… but LG wins the race for being the first company to begin rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to all users of its flagship phone… kinda. LG has announced […]

Android 5.0 ported to Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Sony Xperia Z, and other devices

The first devices with Android 5.0 software are now shipping, and Google will start rolling out Android 5.0 to existing Nexus phones and tablets soon. Device makers including Sony, HTC, and Motorola will follow suit in time. But now that the source code for Android 5.0 Lollipop is available, independent developers are starting to take […]