Android M May be Called Macadamia Nut Cookie, at Least Internally

Google is expected to unveil the follow-up to Lollipop at the I/O event in a few days and till then there’s a lot of speculation to discuss and debunk. First of all we learned a potential new codename for Android M, that may end up being called Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC). The name was already referenced in the AOSP, but odds are that this is... 

Colorful Google Logo Appearing in Some Android Search Bars

It would appear that some random Android users have started seeing colorful Google logos appearing in their search bars, as shown below. Usually, Google search features a gray logo placed on a white bar, on a homescreen. That certainly felt like a thing of the past, so Google spruced it up with color, at least for some lucky users. The tweak is happening... 

Android 5.1.1 Builds LMY47S and LMY47W Pop Up Online, Spotted Running on Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 2013

Although the Nexus 9 tablet didn’t even get Android 5.1 with the other Nexus models, there’s a fresh leak out there, showing this device running Android 5.1.1. This is a version that Google hasn’t even released yet, by the way. The builds found here are the LMY47S and the LMY47W, for the WiFi Nexus 7 2013 and the Nexus 9 models. They... 

Smart Lock “On Body Detection” Now Coming to Lollipop Devices, Doesn’t Feel Very Useful

Aside from “Trusted Devices” and “Trusted Places”, there’s a new method for smart locking and unlocking your Android phone. Google has rolled out a brand new “On body detection” mode for the Smart Lock menu. With this option, users will be able to keep their devices unlocked depending on the proximity to the... 

Cyanogen Debuts Themes App and Store for Custom Fonts, Animations, Wallpapers; Celebrates Debut With Contest! (Video)

Cyanogen reached a new step in its evolution by launching a brand new themes app and a store for such themes. The app serves as your one stop for CyanogenMod customization, with fonts, animations, wallpapers and more. The company also debuted the beta version of Themes Studio, tailored for designers and used to publish and distribute themes. In order... 

Adobe Flash Support Comes to Android 5.0 Lollipop Via Workarounds: Flashfox and Flashify

Ever since Android 4.1 Jelly Bean came to compatible devices, Adobe stopped developing Flash for mobile and out of the box support for the technology was gone. There are some workarounds to get it to work, including solutions like Flashify and Flashfox. You could still play Flash-based websites until Android 4.3, since the AOSP Android browser was... 

Google Play Services Gets Updated With New Features for Maps, Drive and Fit; Here’s What Version 6.5 is About

Google Play Services version 6.5 is here and with it come enhanced APIs for Maps, Drive, Wallet and Fit. Some of the changes have to do with security, others with extra features implemented with the APIs. The update will be coming over the next couple of days. The enhancements brought to Maps include a map toolbar that lets the user get their directions... 

Android Fans Unhappy With Lack of Silent Mode on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android users have took to Reddit over the past days to complain about the problems they’re having with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Apparently, the fact that there’s no silent mode in this release is causing them problems. The silent mode as you know it is gone, but the option per se is still available. Google did add 3 options to replace it.... 

CyanogenMod 12 Bringing Lollipop to CM11 Devices In a Few Weeks; CM 11.0 M12 Available Now

Cyanogen has released a new update for CyanogenMod 11, the M12 one, that brings a lot of bug fixes, including ones having to with malware. In the meantime we also learn more about CyanogenMod 12 and the fact it will bring Lollipop to many devices. Back to CM 11.0 M12, it comes with a fix that solves the POODLE vulnerability in the SSLv3, that made... 

Android 5.0 Rolling Out to Older Nexus Devices Right Now

Android 5.0 Lollipop has started rolling out to previously launched Nexus devices and that happened over the past hours. The release’s delay was caused by some software bugs having to do with battery life. Right now, if you own a Nexus 4, Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 you should be getting Lollipop soon. The thing is that the rollout takes place in waves... 

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