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October 12

Setting up Smart Lock no longer requires using a UI dating back to Android Lollipop

Smart Lock dates back to Android Lollipop and was Google’s solution for reducing the number of times users had to enter their passcodes before the ubiquity of fingerprint readers. Smart Lock in Android Settings was recently updated with a much-needed modern UI.

October 4

Here’s just what Android version 9to5Google readers are running on their devices

According to some rumors, Android 12 is set to arrive today but while it is not technically official yet, we asked you what Android version you were running on your device and now we have the results.

September 30

Poll: Which version of Android are you running on your smartphone?

Android 12 has been almost a year in the making, but not all smartphones are eligible to get updated when it arrives. Which has us wondering just which Android version you’re currently running on your device.

September 8

Google may release Android 12.1 as its first mid-cycle launch in years

Breaking from the recent yearly release cadence, the next version of Android to release might be a mid-cycle bump — an “Android 12.1,” if you will — rather than Android 13.

May 18

Android 12 Beta 1: Google’s design overhaul is here, but most of the features are missing

Years in the making, Android 12 is bringing a huge visual overhaul to the platform with the biggest impact since Material Design first debuted in Lollipop. “Material You” has some major potential, and we’re seeing the first effects from it in the first Android 12 Beta release, but most of the good stuff is missing.

May 13

Magisk v23.0 brings SafetyNet fixes, while dropping legacy device support

Magisk v23.0 is now available for tinkerers and the true Android enthusiasts wanting “full” control of their tech with the update adding some notable new features – but for those still clinging on to older Android devices, we have some bad news, as Magisk v23.0 drops support for some legacy hardware.

May 4

Here’s what our readers think of the Android 12 UI redesign

Recently we asked our readers just what they thought of the upcoming Android 12 UI redesign, and the responses were quite surprising.

April 12

Magisk v22.1 adds more features, will be last to support legacy Android builds

Magisk v22.1 is now available for tinkerers and the true Android enthusiasts wanting “full” control of their tech with the update adding some notable new features – but for those still clinging on to older Android devices, we have some bad news, as Magisk v22.1 will be the very last to support some of the oldest versions available.

March 26

2015’s Fairphone 2 is now receiving Android Pie

The idea that Android smartphones can’t be updated long after their supposed “shelf life” is one that persists. However, not for sustainable smartphone brand Fairphone, as the firm is pushing the Android Pie update to the Fairphone 2.

February 2

LineageOS 17.1 now supports the Nextbit Robin, more Moto devices; drops Galaxy S9 and Note 9

LineageOS 17.1 now supports the cutesy Nextbit Robin and a bunch of Moto devices including the Moto G5, but disappointingly is dropping the Galaxy S9 and Note 9.

July 11, 2014

Here’s how to try Android L on the cheap before its official release

Just when you started getting used to KitKat, Google changed things up and announced Android L. Mountain View’s latest mobile operating system won’t officially be available to the masses until the fall, however there’s a way to check out L before its big debut and we’re going to show you the easiest ways to do it.

July 1, 2014

Video shows off Google’s plan to integrate Voice into Hangouts on Android

Earlier in the year we received word that Google Voice was getting the axe and its features were being rolled into Hangouts. Although it wasn’t openly discussed last week during Google’s I/O keynote, further exploration of the developer preview of Android’s L version has reinforced what we were told almost four months ago.

Android L preview source code now available in AOSP for Nexus 4, 5, 7, and 10

As it usually does with new releases of Android, Google has just posted the source code for the “L” release of Android. The code is viewable on Google’s Android Git repo page for all of the current a previous generation Nexus devices. This includes both the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7s (WiFi and LTE models), […]

July 3, 2014

Talon for Android ‘L’ provides early glimpse of Material Design in action

For those lucky enough to be running the Android L developer preview for Nexus devices, the lead developer of Talon for Twitter Luke Klinker has released an early version of the popular third-party Twitter app based on the new Material Design user interface unveiled at Google I/O. Klinker has redesigned the tweet viewer and timeline […]

Give your phone an Android L makeover with this new theme

Android L is currently in the works and being sampled by a limited group of Nexus toting developers. If you’re suffering from a case of L envy and a Nexus 5 or 7 aren’t within reach, there’s now a way to bring the software’s look and feel to devices stuck on Jelly Bean or KitKat. […]

July 4, 2014

OnePlus confirms its phone will get Android L, expected within 3 months of Google shipping

OnePlus announced this morning that its flagship One smartphone, announced last April, will be updated to run the latest Android L operating system within 90 days of Google shipping the final release of the software. 

July 14, 2014

How to install Android L developer preview on HTC One (M7)

After Google made its new Android L developer preview available to Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 last month, it wasn’t long before we saw an unofficial port to other devices. First we got the Nexus 4, and now a user at the xda-developers forums was able to get the developer preview up and running on an HTC One (M7).

Not many expected to see a HTC One (M7) port, but XDA Senior Member ssrij and a team of developers managed to port the Android L Developer Preview to this former flagship device… The port is still in alpha stage, and some things simply don’t work. Running Android L on first generation HTC One was made possible thanks to ramdisk and kernel modifications, so it might not run as it should. However, the Developer Preview was made to show people how the Android L will look like and what functions we should be expected.

You can expect lots of stuff not to work at the moment, including: WiFi, Bluetooth, data, camera, and sound, but the developers are working to fix some of the issues with the initial alpha release for the M7. More info on the original forum post here.

June 27, 2014

Android L keyboard ported to rooted devices running KitKat

If you’re feeling down because your phone isn’t eligible for the Android L dev preview and you’ve been quietly drowning in a pool of jealousy, allow us to throw you a small life preserver. While there’s not yet a clean build of L for non-Nexus devices, those crafty folks at XDA Developers have managed to pull its fancy Material Design-themed […]

June 23, 2014

Things you can expect to see at Google I/O 2014

Google’s annual I/O conference is only two days away but leaks and rumors leading up to this year’s show have been going strong for quite a while. In an effort to brace ourselves for Mountain View’s latest contributions to the tech world, we’ve decided to discuss what we might be seeing in the next couple […]

June 24, 2014

Google to preview next major Android release, TV features, & wearable platform at I/O, says Sundar Pichai

Ahead of Google I/O officially kicking off tomorrow, Google’s head of Android Sundar Pichai recently sat down with Bloomberg Businessweek for an extensive, in-depth interview. The talk covered a variety of things, including Pichai’s history growing up in India and moving to the United States. It also talked in detail about the general relationship between […]

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