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Hilariously Late, a 16-Month Old Version of Android is Now Popular

Updates to Google’s Android mobile OS take famously long to roll out to actual consumers, but here’s one stat that really puts things in perspective: 16 months after Google first released Lollipop 5.0, it’s finally the most popular (not by a majority!) version of Android. Read More >>

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Sony, Please Make This Android Concept a Reality

Sony’s Z3 is a good phone, handicapped with a skinned version of Android that looks dated, and comes with a truckload of superfluous crap. Thank the tech heavens, then, for this quietly leaked Sony Android Concept, which strips away all the junk and leaves a experience that looks plain fantastic. Read More >>

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OnePlus 2 Hands-On: So Good, it Makes Me Want to Go Off-Contract

One year ago, the OnePlus One became the best off-contract smartphone you could buy. An unheard of Chinese company managed to deliver a high-quality Android handset for a crazy-low £229 price. Now, it looks like that awesomeness wasn’t a fluke. Behold: the OnePlus 2. Read More >>

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Sony Experiments With a More “Stock” Approach to Android

Those not overly convinced by Sony's take on Google's Android OS may soon find a more Google-like alternative on its Xperia range, thanks to the phone maker experimenting with a completely different take on the Android 5.1 build for its Xperia Z3 mobile. Read More >>

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How LG’s Rubbish Phone Evolved Into My Favourite Ever

Two years ago I wrote one of the harshest reviews that has ever appeared on Gizmodo. It was for the LG G2, which was supposed to be the company’s flagship Android phone for the year, but it was just bad. I wasn’t shy about saying so. I was so unshy, in fact, that LG tried to get me fired for it. Read More >>

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Manage Chrome Tab as a Single App in Android Lollipop

One of the new features in Lollipop treats each Chrome browser tab as a separate app on the Overview screen; the idea is you can flick between (or close) tabs as easily as apps. If you don’t like that behaviour and want to leave the tab management to the browser itself, here’s how to revert back to the old way of working. Read More >>

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The Worst Bugs in Android Lollipop and How to Fix Them

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now upon us, and while you might be rejoicing at all the new features you can take advantage of, you might also be cursing at the state that the new OS has left your device in. We've rounded up the most common Lollipop issues so far, together with the fixes you can try to get your gadgets working smoothly again. Read More >>

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You Can Get Android Lollipop’s Best Feature on Older Android Phones

My favourite part of Android Lollipop is having a secure PIN code on my phone but never having to type it in, thanks to the new Trusted Devices and Trusted Places options that bypass the lock screen when I don't need it. If you've got an older Android phone, there's good news: An app can bring you the same great trick. Read More >>

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Android Lollipop Trusted Places: Never Unlock Your Phone at Home Again

Google's new version of Android, Lollipop, is wonderful. And now, one of our very few niggles — that its smart unlocking features didn't also react to location — is fixed. Read More >>

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Nvidia’s Shield Tablet Gets a Little Sweeter

The Nvidia Shield Tablet isn't for everyone, but it's a pretty solid Android machine. It's about to get even better in three distinct ways: Android 5.0 Lollipop, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, and a whole bunch of absolutely free streaming games. Read More >>

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Nexus 6 Review: It’s Time To Go Big

The Nexus 6 is fucking huge. It's also the best big phone I've ever used. Hell, it's one of the best phones I've ever touched. I never want to give it up. It's that good. Read More >>

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Google’s New Search App Has a New Look and App-Searching Superpowers

Over the last few weeks, Google has been adding Lollipop's Material Design flourishes to all of its big-name apps and services, and now the standard Google browser app is finally getting the same treatment. But in addition to its new look, Google is pushing its Google Now voice assistant even harder by opening up "OK Google" search to app developers. Read More >>

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The Budget Moto G Is The First Phone To Get Android 5.0

The generously sized Nexus 6 might be the headline phone for the debut of Google's Android 5.0 operating system, but if you're the owner of Motorola's cheap-and-cheerful Moto G – and, importantly, it's unlocked – you might be able to start sucking on that sweet Lollipop right now. Read More >>

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I Can’t Believe How Great Android Lollipop is So Far

Android 5.0 Lollipop just started rolling out. Like all Android operating system releases, it'll probably take a week or two to filter down even to Nexus devices, and maybe a month or two before it starts showing up elsewhere. Read More >>

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Google’s Got a Great New Calendar App for Android and (Eventually) iOS

Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop has officially rolled out, we're all getting our first look at what is an awesome little revamp to the Google Calendar app. Not only is it oh-so-much-prettier, but now, entering all sorts of data is as easy as typing a single sentence. Read More >>