Google wants you to suck their lollipop :p

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Google unveils Android 5.0 Lollipop as an official name
15 October, 2014 | Comments (37) | Post your comment

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Along with the announcement of the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 today, Google also announced that the next iteration of their mobile OS, which we so far knew under the codename Android L, will actually be called Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Android Lollipop was one of the top picks of the rumor mill anyway, but another not so distant possibility was also Lion, which seemed quite reasonable, bearing in mind it will follow right after KitKat.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop will ship on the just announced Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, but it will also be available on Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10, and Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks.

Here you can find out more about Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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Yep, if you thought it couldn't be worse than KitKat... it's time to move to Windows Phone. :P

On a related note, Nexus 6 and 9 were also announced...

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Google unveils Nexus 6 phablet, Nexus 9 tablet; lands with Android Lollipop

Summary: Google finally catches up with the rest of the smartphone space by offering its home-brew phablet, along with the next iteration of its tablet and Android operating system.

Meet the Nexus 6 "phablet" smartphone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Both will run the latest version of Android, dubbed "Lollipop," in line with its candy-themed naming scheme.

In a blog post announcing the new devices, Android chief Sundar Pichai said: "Lollipop is designed to be flexible, to work on all your devices and to be customized for you the way you see fit."

According to recent reports, the quiet unveiling was due to a scramble in the last few days to get the final bits ready for the next-generation Android release. That softened any announcement Google was gunning for, said Forbes on Tuesday.

Google's Nexus 6 "phablet" phone, built by Motorola, which this year was sold off to Lenovo, features a 5.9-inch quad-HD display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, or 493 pixels-per-inch. It also comes with a Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7Ghz processor, and Adreno 420 graphics.

The Nexus 6 boasts a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone requires just 15 minutes of charging for six hours use. Google says that it's ready for 24 hours of use from a full charge.

With dual-front facing speakers, the phone offers stereo sound.

The Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order in late October, and will be out in stores in November. It's available on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular, but subject to carrier release times.

Unlocked versions will be available through the Google Play Store.

Meanwhile, the Nexus 9 tablet includes an 8.9-inch IPS LCD display. Weighing in at just over one pound, it's powered by a 64-bit dual-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor and an Nvidia Kepler graphics chip.

It has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls. The tablet also comes with 16GB or 32GB storage options.

Google's Nexus 9 tablet, developed by HTC despite little experience in the space, comes in a brushed aluminum frame, instead of the anticipated all-metal design, which helps keep the price of the device down.

There is no expandable storage, so choose your model wisely.

The Nexus 9 will be available on October 17 for pre-order.

The long-awaited revamped tablet arrives a day after Apple is expected to reveal its latest iPads, which are slated to include with a beefed up A8X processor — slightly better than the iPhone 6's chip, along with its Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Both devices, the Nexus 6 phablet and the Nexus 9 tablet, will run the latest version of Android Lollipop.

Android Lollipop boasts a number of new features, including a universal user interface and experience across devices, better multitasking, and better enterprise features. The Android operating system also comes with device encryption, just like Apple's iOS 8. Both Apple and Google implemented this in the wake of government intrusions.

The latest version of Android will be initially available on Google's latest own-model Nexus devices, including the older Nexus 5, and will roll out to other manufacturers from there.

Source: http://www.zdnet.com/google-unveils-nexus-6-phablet-nexus-9-tablet-lands-with-android-lollipop-7000034658/

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Nexus 6 looks decent, but i still prefer G3...

Google keep lolipopping, google can afford lolipops

See how nicely they insert the stick in the Android Man :)

#just Missed

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@upsilon..

Why?

KK was a great improvement in stability and speed, despite some wallpaper issues.. LP is supposed to run on even 512MB phones with a totally new from scratch code and has been in dev for a long time for refinement..

why would you call it worst?

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@upsilon..

Why?

KK was a great improvement in stability and speed, despite some wallpaper issues.. LP is supposed to run on even 512MB phones with a totally new from scratch code and has been in dev for a long time for refinement..

why would you call it worst?

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I was talking about the name... An OS called lollipop is kind of ridiculous don't you think? :P

Every time I hear that name, my mind always goes to this track :lol:

http://dai.ly/x50fu2

We (Pakistanis) are good at sucking. Bring it on.

A nicer name would have been BJ though.

Lollipops are for licking.. not sucking...

you people have been watching the wrong movies all your life.. :(

^ http://www.experienceproject.com/question-answer/Do-You-Suck-Or-Lick-Lollipops/2347538

Say what? :rolleyes:

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Lollipops are for licking.. not sucking...

you people have been watching the wrong movies all your life.. :(

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Wow, this thread is probably the longest thread on WiredPakistan that has loads of innuendos.

^in your endo ...!!!

Pendejo :lol:

Atleast no one has mistyped L O LL I pop....

YETTTTTTT....!!!! :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:

On the Side Note ! Have any body tried Android Lollipop ? How it looks and what is the performance of this OS? Samsung launched Galaxy Note 4.0 with Lollipop yesterday in Pakistan? Anybody got this version ? Please share your experience.

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On the Side Note ! Have any body tried Android Lollipop ? How it looks and what is the performance of this OS? Samsung launched Galaxy Note 4.0 with Lollipop yesterday in Pakistan? Anybody got this version ? Please share your experience.

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Err... actually the Note 4 comes with KK, it will get L support in future but not right now on launch.

The first devices to insert L in them will be the Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9...

As for how it looks like, you may read up on this for a good overview of the OS.

Lollipop - well - all I'll say is that there is animation EVERYWHERE! Like - EVERYWHERE!

I don't know much about the battery life, but people report it to be better - personally, I'm not sure yet (cause I was fighting with location wakelocks cause of Google Now, and Xposed doesn't work with Lollipop) so I turned Now off today, and seem to be getting a much better consumption rate.

And - thankfully, I haven't really had any issues with apps. One battery monitoring app (that requires root access) doesn't play nicely (in fact, some battery monitoring apps don't seem to play very smoothly with Lollipop), and... not sure what else off the top of my head.

The restoring process (when doing the set up) was actually surprising, since it restored BOTH my icons and widgets - something that's never been done in any other Android release previously, and the set up wizard has been overhauled (you get excited by looking at the screen lol).

Feel free to ask me any other questions. But for now, I'd say it's a 98% daily-driver capable.

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<strong>HTC to update One M8 and M7 to Lollipop within 90 days</strong>
04 November, 2014 | Comments (11) | Post your comment

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HTC has announced that it will be updating the HTC One M8 and M7 to Android 5.0 Lollipop within 90 days from now. The company claims to have received the source code from Google and is working on the update.

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It's rather odd that HTC is receiving the source code now, considering Google is supposed to provide the source code to OEMs in advance as they had promised earlier. Also, HTC made the Nexus 9, so they clearly had access to Lollipop source code before this.

Anyway, if you have an M7 or an M8, expect to hear from HTC soon regarding the update. No word on when the other phones will be getting the update.

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Source: http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_to_update_one_m8_and_m7_to_lollipop_within_90_days-news-10122.php

That's that...

And if you want in-depth impressions on Lollipop, then Engadget has done a nice preview for you, so check it out.

85 more days :)