Back in November, HTC received Android 5.0 Lollipop's source code from Google. The Taiwanese company already promised and still confirming that it will deliver the update to the HTC One M8 and One M7 users in 90 days (from the day it received the source code). Well, we are almost there... the 90 days period will end Next month.
We already saw leaked screenshots of a complete build of the HTC Sense 6.5 with Android 5.0 Lollipop from a One M8 device, according to these screenshots, HTC seems to be doing a good progress in the development of the Sense 6.5 for the update. so, If you own an HTC One M8 or One M7 you should expect Lollipop OTA update to hit your phone sometime by the End of Next month (February,2015).
Many Android users are still waiting to get their updates to Google's latest Android 5.1 Lollipop version. Rumors about the next Android version is already circulating around the web, Android names are in Alphabetic order which means the next in row is "M". Android M (version 6.0) is rumored to be called "Android Muffin" as Google used to name its OS version after candies (Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop...etc).
Google's Android 6.0 Muffin is expected to pack New Multi-tasking (Multi-window) feature and an updated version of the Google Material Design UI, it will be a step ahead from Lollipop in terms or functionality and User Experience. As you may already noticed, Google is moving towards new style strategy in all its aspects from Web to Hardware.
Android "M" name is not officially confirmed yet, but "Muffin" seems like a winner to us. It's is rumored to be officially announced before the End of 2015. While you are waiting for Android Muffin release, Check out the concept video below!
Google Project Zero, a security team just discovered a message bug which can make you to factory reset. Since the security team highlighted the problem, Apple released a fix for the bug in the form of an iOS update. According to Apple insider, the bug has a special type of malformed message that could have been sent to anyone's iPhone. A malformed text message is actually a message that doesn't have the right amount of coding. This makes the message load, crash, and reload until your phone breaks. The phone then go blank and become bricked, which means it won't turn on and it is almost impossible to fix it so it is more like a brick now. Once your phone get bricked, it is hard to get it back to the functional state.
Apple released the security patch to fix this message bug with the iPhone 12.3 update on this May and if you haven't updated your device you yet, you are still at the risk. It is always a better idea to update your iOS as soon as the update is available. The regular update is the only safe way out for these kind of incidents.
Here is how you can update your iPhone
Plug your iPhone into a power socket for battery backup and connect to your Wi-Fi network. Go to Settings > General > Software update. Tap Download and Install. Tap install to update immediately, or tap later and choose install tonight to update while your phone is still connect to the power. You may have to enter your security code during the update.
The alternate way is to install the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Then connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable. Open iTunes and select your device. Click summary and then click ‘check for update'. Click download and update. Enter your security code when asked. You can also read about the story of a fake smartphone app which tricked users to download the security updates from an authenticate source.
Since the official release of the Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google received many bug reports regarding issues with battery drain, instability and other bugs. One of the most critical bugs, is a Wi-Fi issue that disables Cisco Corporate Connection in Lollipop, whereby the device will not connect to Cisco WiFi access points running WPA2 with AES encryption.
Many users who already updated their devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop reported that their devices are unstable, beside some other minor issues that cannot be fixed with rooting or custom ROMs. Users hope that Google release a Hotfix to address all these bugs very soon.
Latest rumor suggest that Google will release Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Update to address all these bugs and performance issues later next month (December). However, this info is not confirmed and this much needed update may get delayed. We'll keep you updated regarding this matter.
Google has already officially revealed that Android 5.1 Lollipop exists just a few days ago. We got a change-log and some details about this version but no release date so far. A leaked image of a Moto G 2nd generation running Android version 5.1 has appeared online (photo below).
The Moto G on the photo is running a build that is dated on 2nd Feb and Motorola is still testing it. Android 5.1 Lollipop is expected to arrive by the end of this month (February), starting with nexus factory images followed by OTA package updates.
Now, we got reports from our trusted sources that the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530) Android Lollipop update is almost ready and will start Rolling-out Later this Month (May,2015).
The Grand Prime was reported before to get Android 5.1.1 update, However, the latest Android stable build developed for the Grand Prime is 5.0.2 Lollipop but there is still time for the development team to work on 5.1.1 Lollipop for this device, so we have to wait and see which build will be released for the device.
Stay updated and keep checking the Samsung Official Updates page for latest updates stats!
After updating all of its latest flagships, Samsung has started Rolling-out Official Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to mid-range devices, like Galaxy A3 , Galaxy A5 , Galaxy A7 and Galaxy Core Prime. Now, we got some good news for the Galaxy E series users.
We got confirmation that Samsung Galaxy E7 and Galaxy E5 Official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update will start rolling-out by Late Q3,2015 (3rd quarter of the year). As always the update will roll-out in waves, so might see the E series Lollipop Firmware by August but it will take long time to start rolling-out on a wide scale to all regions/carriers.
You can bookmark the YouFirmware links below to keep track of the Lollipop firmwares released for your Galaxy E series smartphone.