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Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Android 5.0 update in December?

Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Android 5.0 update in December?

Lewis Curdie  9 hours ago

And the circle of Android life continues. The latest latest version rolls out, and inevitably everyone wants to know when – or if – they’ll get a piece. Next up on the serving tray is sickly sweet Lollipop Android 5.0.

If your question is “When can I get Lollipop Android 5.0 for the Samsung Galaxy S5?” – you should be hooked up in time for Christmas.  Probably.

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Google contemplating iOS compatibility for Android Wear

Google contemplating iOS compatibility for Android Wear

Lewis Curdie  10 hours ago

Uncannily, Mobot reader ZFactor asked the other day: “Does Android Wear only work with Android phones and the Apple Watch only work with the iPhone?” This here story might tickle your fancy, Z.

At present Android Wear is only interested in syncing with Android phones, but product manager Jeff Chang is keen to spread the love.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  11 hours ago

Another week, another completely mixed bag of news from the world of mobile. Fortunately some mysterious hero has laid it all out below in chronological order. Yep.

In comments, there was abundant activity on these fellas: Impressive Xperia Z4 specs leaked as Sony kills the bi-annual flagship nonsense and Android Lollipop 5.0: ‘Ambient Display’ wakes your phone when you pick it up.

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LG G3 Screen uses in-house 8-core NUCLUN processor

LG always promised more G3 variants, and while we’d resigned ourselves to largely uninspiring spin-offs like the G3 Beat (it “sets a new standard in mid-tier”, meh), this new guy is all sorts of interesting.

I speak of the LG G3 Screen, a massive phone powered by LG’s first in-house mobile application processor. Meet: NUCLUN.

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EE selling more Eagle tablets than iPads

EE selling more Eagle tablets than iPads

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Here’s a vaguely interesting little titbit to come out of the obligatory quarterly earnings word splurges.

EE says it’s selling quite a lot of its 4G-enabled Eagle tablet, more – in fact – than it’s selling Apple iPads.

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No UK release for the HTC One M8 Eye

No UK release for the HTC One M8 Eye

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

In the space of just a week, HTC’s wares went from reasonably-easy-to-follow to WHAT THE ACTUAL MOTHER OF F, thanks to the Desire Eye and One M8 Eye, and the rumoured E8 Eye. Eye phones for all (get it?).

As we suggested when it first launched, the HTC One M8 Eye ain’t coming to the UK. Should you be upset? Not one bit.

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Google Nexus 6 vs. Google Nexus 5: what’s the difference?

The long-rumoured Google Nexus 6 is finally a reality. Of sorts. That is to say it’s been announced, though it hasn’t been released just yet. US pre-orders open on October 29, Wednesday of next week, while it’s seemingly “not available” in the UK. Zuh?

Anyway! Even in the absence of, y’know, the actual phone, we’re still in a position to compare specs; rather than a modest upgrade, the Google Nexus 6 is in fact a radically different phone. Full story below.

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Google publishes ‘Switch to Android’: how to switch from iOS to Android

Google publishes ‘Switch to Android’: how to switch from iOS to Android

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Thinking about making the leap from iOS to Android but can’t be bothered working out the small details, with the music and the photos and the contacts?

Well, Google wants to make the switch as simple as possible, you lazy bugger, with a spanking new guide called ‘Switch to Android’.

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Android Lollipop 5.0: ‘Ambient Display’ wakes your phone when you pick it up

Android Lollipop 5.0: ‘Ambient Display’ wakes your phone when you pick it up

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Android L was first detailed back at Google I/O in June, and became a proper thing last week, officially launching as Android Lollipop 5.0.

In typically prescient fashion (*flexes muscles*), I mentioned that “more features will become apparent in the coming days”, and here we’re learning about something called ‘Ambient Display’.

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Impressive Xperia Z4 specs leaked as Sony kills the bi-annual flagship nonsense

Two interesting bits of news here, as pertains to Sony smartphone flagships. Firstly, the Japanese manufacturer has reportedly realised that releasing not one but two new flagships every year is a really silly idea. Yeah, we've been saying that for years, guys.

Furthermore, the first batch of Sony Xperia Z4 specs has leaked, and it sounds like a beast. Most powerful phone in the world? Probably.

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