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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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(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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Recently gives you more control over Android Lollipop recents menu (root required)

When Google launched Android 5.0, the company changed the way recent content was displayed. Not only was the old system of side-by-side thumbnail icons replaced with a stackable card user interface, but Google also started displaying Chrome browser tabs, settings, and other content. The recents screen also now displays virtually every app you’ve opened in […]

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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 […]

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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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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 releases Android 5.0.2 for the Nexus 7 (2012)

So you thought Google Android 5.0.1 was all new and stuff? Meet Android 5.0.2. Google just released a new factory image for the 2012 WiFi-only Nexus 7 tablet, and it’s based on Android 5.0.2. The LRX22G firmware is available for download from Google’s Nexus factory images website. There are also new binaries available, with updated […]