Google has just published the official schedule for the upcoming Google's I/O 2015, taking a closer look at the conference's schedule and sessions, it looks like Android "M" will make an appearance at this year's conference. There's a direct mention under the "Android for Work" session which is scheduled for 2:30 PM PST on the 28th (Screenshot above).
Also the "What's New in Android" session which is scheduled for 1:00 PM also tip-off that Google is getting ready to unveil something NEW related to Android OS. Last year's Google I/O (2014), the company showed us the Lollipop preview (Android "L"). Android "M" is rumored to be named as "Muffin".
WELL Google is fast, what makes this even more official... The "Android for Work session" has already disappeared from the conference schedule, Let's wait and see!
HTC promised us that it will update most of its latest devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop in 90 days starting from the day Google release the official final version of Lollipop.
Many HTC users still waiting on confirmed info from the company, Google already released the SDK 5.0 along with API 21 as another updated Developer Preview.
Well, Today we have the full leaked HTC Lollipop Update schedule, Here it is:
- HTC One Mini 2, Desire 816 more likely to get updates in March - April.
- HTC One Max, HTC One Mini, HTC Butterfly S, March - May.
Today, Samsung officially unveil its schedule for CES 2015. The huge trade show is fast approaching, as we're now exactly one month away from its debut.
January,5th is when Samsung will hold a press conference at CES, starting at 2 pm Las Vegas Time. This will be followed by a keynote address by BK Yoon, Samsung Electronics CEO and President, at 6:30 pm.
On the same day also, Sony will hold its CES presentation, though that will start at 5 pm. So this is shaping up to be a pretty crowded day, as the day before the trade show's doors open has always been.
If you have a recent (more or less) Nexus device and you had enrolled your device for the Android Beta Program, we have good news for you because Android N Developer Preview 2 is now available for you to download via OTA. Alternately, you can also download the package and flash it manually if you know what you are doing. Google had promised that there would be five monthly updates to the developer preview before its final release in September this year and so far, they are right on schedule.
If your device isn't a Nexus however, you will probably have to wait for quite a while to get your first taste of Android N 7.0, because the official release date for the OS is set in September 2016. Add to that the amount of time the manufacturing company will take to develop its own compatible version for your smartphone model and we are looking at at least a month before one can expect an Android 7.0 update for a non-nexus device.
Sony customers might feel a bit more optimistic here as the Japanese company did release a preview of Android M 6.0 for a few of their smartphones in 2015. If you are a Samsung user, the chances of Samsung changing its poor record of late releases is not very good. On the positive side, their software department is indeed doing a good job these days, so maybe they will break the record this year. We will have to wait and see but experts estimate that Android N will come to Samsung devices in February or March 2017.
The Huawei Mate 9 could be running Android 7.0 right out of the box as soon as Google releases the OS in September. Lenovo Moto series of smartphones will be among the first to receive the updates as has always been the case; experts speculate that Moto smartphones will be running Android N by December 2016. One cannot underestimate HTC either these days as they had shown when the One A9 and One M9 got updated to Android marshmallow by December last year. If you are a HTC user, you will probably see the latest iteration of Android on your smartphone by end of December, this year.
Oppo has announced the release of the latest version of ColorOS globally. Its predecessor ColorOS 6 was released earlier this year. It featured a few fresh tweaks and a new visual appeal. Now the company has unveiled the next iteration of its Android skin - Oppo ColorOS 7. The Chinese company announced the update at a recent event in Beijing and later in a global release on November 26. This time, ColorOS 7 is based on Android 10 and brings a completely revamped UI that is designed to facilitate the heavy users by reduced visual fatigue and offers a more pleasing color scheme. Its icons are entirely customizable, too. Oppo has also added new charging animations and a three-finger screenshot gesture.
Oppo has also introduced a new built-in focus mode, a new password management tool, and a button that allows users to quickly switch between recently used apps in ColorOS 7. The camera app will also have new features like improved night mode and video editing tools. Oppo has also announced a new app that has integration with the Government's DigiLocker service, called DocValut. This app will help users manage their official documents like educational certificates, domicile certificates, and more securely.
The new ColorOS 7 offers improved RAM optimization, increased app startup times, and overall enhancing gaming experience. Oppo has also partnered with Danish audio company Episound to redesign ColorOS 7 sound effects. The attempt is to create a more natural audio experience. Oppo hopes that this will enhance the natural experience of the user. The stable version of ColorOS 7 is due to be released on the upcoming Reno 3 before it is released for other devices. Afterward, it will come to several other Reno devices by the end of 2019. Devices like the Reno, Reno 2, Reno Ace, and Reno 10x Zoom are among that list. But the update will roll out to other Reno, Find, R, and Realme devices throughout 2020.
Next Sunday is going to be the hottest day in the Year, Both Samsung and HTC will held a major pre-MWC launch events on the same day just couple of hours apart in Barcelona, Spain. Both companies revealed the live streaming details and we gather them all in One place for you.
Samsung Event will come first on Sunday, the Korean giant will Live Stream the event via its official YouTube channel, Here's the Timeline scheduled for the event to start:
- 12:30 PM EST (US Eastern Standard Time)
- 11:30 AM CST (US Central Standard Time)
- 05:30 PM GMT
- 11:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time)
- 07:30 PM Egypt
Here's how to watch the Samsung Event Live, check the link below:
HTC Event will come in second place two hours away from Samsung's on Sunday, HTC will also Live Stream the event via a special page on its website, Here's the Timeline scheduled for the event to start:
- 10:00 AM EST (US Eastern Standard Time)
- 09:00 AM CST (US Central Standard Time)
- 03:00 PM GMT
- 08:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time)
- 05:00 PM Egypt
Here's how to watch the HTC Event Live, check the link below:
HTC already released its official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop updates for the One M8 on many regions. Many other HTC users are still waiting for their turn to get the Lollipop update with Sense 6 and the little Material Design touch on the menus and Notification bar.
Well, YouMobile got the Full Lollipop Updates ETA (estimated time of arrival) schedule that includes all HTC devices that will get the official Lollipop update from the "HTC One" family and the "HTC Desire" family... Check the list below to see when you device will receive the update.