If you're a dedicated Android fan and not making full use of widgets, then you're therefore not using Android correctly. A Material Design wallpaper is not enough to make your Android smartphone look more Lollipop-ish, you'll need some Material Design widgets to go with it.
We here will show you a pack of some amazing Material Design widgets, the pack includes (Weather, Clock, Google search, Music and calendar) widgets with different material design and styles.
This Pack is called "Matte Zoopers" you can get it from Google Play Store for $1.14, but first you'll need to install the main Zooper widget App from the Play Store HERE. Enjoy it!
Motorola announced today that will be releasing Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Moto X Style in India. The new update will have feature improvements of the latest OS like doze mode, app standby, expandable storage, do not disturb, now on tap, direct share and more.
This update is tweaked for Moto users. For example - as Marshmallow has the Do not disturb setting and data backup, Motorola has took away the Moto Assist and Moto Migrate features from the phone. They're also getting rid of the Google Chrome extension from Motorola Connect. Motorola says that as people have moved beyond SMS and to other OTT messaging apps, they see no requirement to continue with the app and this will free up some space in the device.
As per Motorola, users should make sure that the battery is at least 50 percent charged and the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network while installing the update. It is expected that there will also be some changes to the Moto Enhancement features with the Android M update as well.
As the update is getting shipped in phases, don't panic in case you haven't got the notification till now. The Moto X Pure Edition should also start receiving the update within the next few weeks.
A major confusion happened yesterday when UK branch of "Three" carrier tweeted that the Galaxy S4 mini will not be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update due to Memory limitation, after few hours "ThreeIreland" branch tweeted that the S4 mini update is approved and passed the testing process.
Today, we reached out to Samsung to get a clearance about this. Low-end and mid-range users are NOT forgotten by Samsung, the Korean giant is working hard to bring Lollipop love to as many devices as possible, but time is tight.
Galaxy S4 mini Lollipop Update Confirmed
@debbiebabes That's correct Debbie, we'd suggest checking manually on your device via Settings>More>About device>Software update>Update— Samsung Mobile UK (@SamsungMobileUK) April 29, 2015
We reached out for more information from SamsungUK and ThreeIreland. Our Team got confirmation that the Galaxy S4 mini will indeed receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update but didn't specify any date.
@debbiebabes Hi Debbie, good news, that update has been approved and has started to roll out so you should receive it in the coming weeks.— Three Ireland Online (@ThreeCare) April 24, 2015
So far all the Information points out that ONLY the Unlocked Galaxy S4 mini will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update, ThreeUK and ThreeIreland won't Roll-out the update after the device has failed their final Testing.
Plans for Galaxy Ace 4 and Ace Style
Our source also pointed out that Samsung is planning the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 and Galaxy Ace Style. The Update confirmed for some of the Samsung Galaxy Ace family, we still don't have a confirmed release date for the update yet but here's the list of the confirmed devices:
- Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 LTE (SM-G313F) - packs 1GB RAM Snapdragon 410 CPU
- Samsung Galaxy Ace Style LTE (SM-G357) - packs 1GB RAM Snapdragon 410 CPU
- Galaxy Ace Syle (SM-G357FZ) - packs 1GB RAM Snapdragon 410 CPU
Currently, there is no plans (not confirmed) to release the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the following device:
- Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 (SM-G357F) - packs 512 RAM and Snapdragon 400 CPU
The Galaxy Ace family Lollipop updates should start later this year. As for the Galaxy S4 mini, according ThreeIreland and ThreeUK the update won't be rolling-out to these carrier's varaints, only the unlocked S4 mini will get the update.
UPDATE (May,19th 2015)
The S4 mini update has been officially canceled by Samsung, More details Here.