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Android Lollipop update rolling out now to ‘most Nexus devices’

Android Lollipop update rolling out now to ‘most Nexus devices’

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 13 at 14:00

Just yesterday I penned Android Lollipop 5.0: when will my phone be updated? and it turns out the good people at Android were firing out a tweet almost simultaneously.

Android Lollipop 5.0 is now officially making its way through the airwaves to ‘most Nexus devices’. More below!

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YouTube launches Spotify-style Music Key: ad-free music, background play, offline listening

Over the years, YouTube has established itself as the place to go for music videos (and live performances and remixes and covers and whatnot), and the service is embracing its musicality with a dual-pronged new-feature assault.

Google has officially announced YouTube Music Key, its long-rumoured Spotify-style streaming service, alongside a spanking new free-to-use Music section within YouTube.

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Android Lollipop 5.0: when will my phone be updated? (UPDATED!)

November 13, 2014: Update for Nexus devices

Android Lollipop 5.0 was first detailed at Google I/O back in June (as Android ‘L’), and it finally materialised on HTC’s Nexus 9 tablet and Motorola’s Nexus 6 smartphone a couple of weeks ago.

The obvious question now is: When will my phone be updated to Android Lollipop 5.0? What about the Samsung Galaxy S5? The Galaxy Note 4? The HTC One M8? The Sony Xperia Z3? The Motorola Moto G? Here we’re pulling together all the latest rumours and official words in one handy feature.

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Motorola Moto G (2014) Lollipop update rolling out now

Motorola Moto G (2014) Lollipop update rolling out now

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 12 at 12:00

LG proudly declared it’d be the first manufacturer to start serving the Android Lollipop 5.0 update, starting this week with the G3 in Poland.

Motorola might well dispute that "first" claim, but in any case, Motorola Moto G (2014) handsets are already starting to see the Lollipop update.

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Are we being snubbed by the Droid Turbo, one of the best Android phones EVER?

We wrote earlier this morning that the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is seemingly coming to the UK, despite being a “limited edition” niche concept phone (with a suitably lofty price tag).

Alas, it’s not such good news as pertains to the Droid Turbo super-phone, as Motorola France says the handset won’t be released in Europe. Should you care? Yeah, probably.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge coming to the UK after all, priced around £700?

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge coming to the UK after all, priced around £700?

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 12 at 09:30

When the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge launched in September this year, we were told it was a “limited edition concept” device, and as such didn’t get our hopes up for a UK release.

Having recently been launched in the US, we’re now told the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will get a UK release after all – though in “limited numbers”.

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Mysterious LG Lollipop phone tipped for early 2015 launch

Mysterious LG Lollipop phone tipped for early 2015 launch

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 11 at 12:00

LG made a little history this week, officially becoming the first Android manufacturer to start rolling out the Lollipop 5.0 update, with Polish G3 users right at the head of the queue.

There’s yet more LG Lollipop news here, as a mysterious device-in-testing has seemingly booked flights to the US and Europe.

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OnePlus One aims for 1 million sold by year-end

OnePlus One aims for 1 million sold by year-end

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 10 at 14:00

The "flagship killer" OnePlus One caused a minor storm earlier this year, delivering on its long-discussed promise of top-of-the-range specs at a wallet-friendly price point, though it hasn’t exactly been easy to come by, largely being sold on an invite basis.

Despite that, a whopping 500,000 phones have supposedly been sold to date, and OnePlus reckons a full million is an achievable figure come the end of the year.

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LG G3 Android Lollipop update rolling out this week

LG G3 Android Lollipop update rolling out this week

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 10 at 12:30

Time was, South Korean manufacturer LG took a lot of flack for failing to provide speedy software updates, or – worse still – failing to provide software updates period.

What a difference a few years make, as LG will officially be the first Android manufacturer to roll out the Lollipop 5.0 update, starting with the flagship G3. When? This week!

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 8 at 12:00

And now we’re into November. Old Father Time really has his foot on the gas here. It’ll be 2015 before we know it.

In the meantime, some things happened in the world of mobile, things that I’ve conveniently laid out below. The imminent arrival of the first Microsoft Lumia smartphone (RIP Nokia) was easily the biggest talking point.

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