Usually we have to wait until after a phone is released, it could be months (Moto! ಠ_ಠ) or it could be day one (Nexus praise!), but eventually it seems like the majority of Android phones (especially popular ones), get rooted. The process to achieve root though, could be daunting, that’s where Chainfire comes in.
On Monday, sheer hours after Apple’s event ended, Google announced Android Lollipop 5.1 to the masses. What they failed to do, was send OTA updates to the entire Nexus line so that everyone could have it. Luckily, they have uploaded (some of) the factory images for you to download and flash to your Nexus.
Yesterday, when all the Apple hullabaloo was going around, Google decided to grace us with a new Android update, Android 5.1 Lollipop. Android 5.1 was never touted as being a great change from the Lollipop 5.0.2 we have been using, but we’re seeing a lot of fixes and a couple of features relating to networks.
Google Now updates and additions have been rolling out quicker than I can say “OK Google” — I don’t know what’s going on over there in Mountain View but I like it. We’ve been treated to health questions, NCAA stats, increased movie details, and a lot of other useful information. I’m honestly starting to become convinced that Google Now will one day become all we need on our phones.
Don’t believe me? You will after you let Google get you drunk with their latest feature.
HTC hasn’t had the best of luck keeping their latest flagship devices unexposed before an official announcement. Last year there was an extensive video about the M8 before release and this year we’ve seen a plethora of leaked photos. On top of this year’s leaked photos, we now have a collection of leaked wallpapers to give us a small look into the kind of visual goodies HTC’s latest flagship will feature upon release.
Google Now is always changing, adapting, and adding new setting for users to enable, modify, and benefit from. One recent change we noted, was the addition of medical symptom information in card view, right when you ask for it. And now, we’re treated to yet another new Google Now feature: voice activated settings.
There are several way to look at social networks on Android, each network may have its own first-party apps with many more third-party ones trailing behind it. Imgur is one such network, a network that focuses on users uploading pictures, that are then used for easy viewing and sharing. The downfall to the network is its app selection on Android is pretty poor. Right Meow Apps is here to change that.
Right after Google I/O 2014, Xposed creator, Rovo89, stated a couple things to the community: First, Xposed didn’t work on Android 5.0 due to its ART framework. Second, he would begin working on a new version until a stable version of Lollipop was available to the public (since Google changes things on the backend almost everyday). After making those statements, he pretty much left the community in the dark. That is until now.