Among a many facilities on a Android handling system, some of a cutest are positively a dark mascots that can be found on many versions. They’re easy adequate to access:A user need usually go to System settings About Phone, afterwards daub a Android chronicle on a device using Android 2.3 or higher, and an picture styled according to a version’s nickname will appear.

More new versions, starting with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, embody charcterised and interactive images. A few some-more taps or swipes on a shade prompt a relocating picture to appear.

Google has named many of a complement versions on Android alphabetically according to dessert names. So distant there is Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, and final week Google introduced Android Lollipop. Take a demeanour during all of a Android Easter eggs that have expelled so far.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Android 2.3 was a initial handling complement to underline an Easter egg. The still picture is a portrayal called “Zombie Art” drawn by Jack Larson, that facilities a zombie gingerbread man, an preoccupied Android and several zombies holding what seem to be mobile phones.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Honeycomb is particularly a initial and usually Android handling complement grown generally for tablets. After Android 3.0, systems were grown to work on both tablets and smartphones. Honeycomb is also a usually codenamed OS chronicle that isn’t accurately a food. Its Easter egg also reflects this by featuring an picture of a blue Android honeybee, yet there is a honeycomb in a background.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 4.0 contains a initial interactive Easter egg. Upon drumming a Android chronicle number, a small “Nyan Droid,” appears on tip of a home screen. The Nyan Droid is an Android drudge wearing an Ice Cream Sandwich, most like a Nyancat meme of a pixelated cat wearing a toaster pastry. Pressing one finger down on a shade afterwards enlarges a Nyan Droid. Finally, dire a finger down once some-more causes several Nyan Droids to forever fly opposite a screen.

Android 4.1-4.3 Jellybean

The Jellybean Easter Egg is also interactive, and has a few some-more nuances than a prior version. The Easter egg initial reveals a ridicule red jellybean alongside a complement chronicle number. Swiping a finger adult and down a shade will afterwards activate a interactive of several jellybeans forever floating opposite a screen. Users can afterwards crack a jellybeans away, though it is unfit to totally transparent a screen.

Android 4.4 KitKat

The KitKat Easter egg also incorporates a comparison Android mascots. Accessing a Easter egg brings users to a shade with a K, that spins as it is pressed. Long-pressing a K will move users to a shade with a Android 4.4 name stylized in KitKat branding. Long-pressing this shade will move users to a tiled shade filled with images of all a Android mascots.  

Android 5.0 Lollipop

The Android Lollipop Easter egg is some-more than only a dark feature; it is also a game. The Easter egg takes cues from a barbarous Flappy Bird diversion that took a mobile Web by charge final year. Accessing a Easter egg brings users to a shade with a lollipop, that changes colors as a lollipop is tapped. Long-pressing a lollipop will move users to a Flappy Bird character game, that facilities a little Android that users have to beam by a linear lollipop maze, most like a genuine game. Those who have played a diversion contend it is intensely hard. Many early adopters are still extraordinary as to what happens if we strech a high score, i.e., removing some-more than one or dual points. 

Finally suggested in full this month, Android 5.0 Lollipop is Google’s latest mobile handling complement for smartphones and tablets, braggadocio a visible renovate and a operation of new facilities to give your handset a exhale of uninformed air.

However, distinct updates from a likes of Apple, Android Lollipop will not be expelled to everybody during once. Instead it’s down to a manufacturers to any ascent their customers’ products with over-the-air program updates. Here’s a beam to assistance explain when Android 5 will be available, and that phones will get it.

Google

This is a easy one. Google’s Nexus inclination will be a initial to get a Android 5.0 update. Although a association hasn’t given a specific recover date for a new Android 5-running Nexus 6, it has pronounced a phone, constructed by Motorola, will be accessible for pre-order from 29 October, before nearing in November.

As for a new Nexus 9 tablet, also using Android 5.0 and made by HTC, it is already accessible for pre-order from Google’s online Play Store and will arrive on 3 November.

Older Google handsets will also get some Lollipop love, with a refurbish entrance to a Nexus 7 and 10 tablets. Google hasn’t given a specific date for a Android 5 rollout, though we design to see it arrive on these comparison inclination in November.

Sony

In a association blog post Sony has published a transparent and extensive list of each Xperia handset and inscription that will get a Android Lollipop update, and this includes a whole flagship Z range.

Here’s a full list:

  • Xperia Z
  • Xperia ZL
  • Xperia ZR
  • Xperia Tablet Z
  • Xperia Z1
  • Xperia Z1S
  • Xperia Z Ultra
  • Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Xperia Z2
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Xperia Z3
  • Xperia Z3v
  • Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

Sony says a Z Ultra Google Play Edition will be a initial out of a blocks, followed by a Z2 and new Z3 ranges in “early 2015″.

HTC

Eager to get a refurbish out to users as fast as possible, HTC has pronounced Android 5.0 will come to a mini 2 and One Max) will follow suit.

Given that a recently-announced Desire Eye is due in November, we design this to be one of a initial HTC handsets to get Android 5.0.

Motorola

In a blog post Motorola has summarized a skeleton for rolling out a Android 5 refurbish to many of a new handsets, that include:

  • Moto X (1st Gen. 2nd Gen.)
  • Moto G (1st Gen. 2nd Gen.)
  • Moto G with 4G LTE
  • Moto E
  • Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini

Motorola hasn’t pronounced when it expects a refurbish routine to begin, though given a Moto operation run a chronicle of Android really identical to Google’s Nexus phones, there shouldn’t be too many work to do; we design Lollipop to arrive on these handsets in a subsequent integrate of months.

Keep an eye on Motorola’s program updates page for some-more information.

Samsung

Samsung hasn’t pronounced when a inclination will see a refurbish to Android 5.0 Lollipop, though an prepared theory would advise a Galaxy Note 4 and Galax Alpha, that launched usually before Google took a covers off Android 5, will get a refurbish really soon.

It is also expected that a Note 3 will see a same treatment, while mid-range handsets like a Galaxy S5 Mini, S4 and S4 Mini should get Android 5.0, though owners of these competence have to wait a while longer than a newer models.

As for Samsung’s outrageous and treacherous inscription range, we’d contend a 10.5 are expected possibilities for a update, as is a Note Pro operation and a many new era of Galaxy Tabs.

LG

LG is nonetheless to exhibit a skeleton for any handsets, including a flagship G3, saying it doesn’t nonetheless have a criticism on when ‒ or indeed, if ‒ Android 5 will be entrance to a handset. The G2 was updated from Android 4.2 to 4.4 sincerely quickly, so we’re still holding out wish that this year’s flagship will get a refurbish many of a users will feel it deserves.

IBTimes UK has asked LG for construction on when ‒ and if ‒ the G3 is removing a update.

OnePlus

Although OnePlus’s usually smartphone, a One, is still tough to get reason of due to a singular invitation-to-buy system, a association has reliable that it will be removing a Android 5 diagnosis ‒ and it should arrive within a subsequent 3 months.

In a forum post, a association said: “We’re penetrating to announce that a OnePlus One will indeed be removing a L treatment. When, we ask? That depends on Google. We guarantee to have it finished within 3 months of their releasing a final build.”

Huawei

Not famous for a rapid program updates, Huawei is nonetheless to announce a skeleton per Android 5. We think a flagship Ascend P7, which launched with Android 4.4 progressing this year, will see a burst to Lollipop, though nonetheless we’ve asked a Chinese association for clarification.

As we can see, there are still copiousness of unknowns when it comes to a manufacturers removing Android 5 onto their handsets; we’ll be updating this post when we hear more.

Android Lollipop 5.0 Compatibility Guide: When Can we Upgrade?

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 22, 2014) – Android continues to tighten a opening with iOS in mobile promotion revenue, while a share of impressions is now roughly double that of iOS, according to a Opera Mediaworks’ State of Mobile Advertising report, expelled today.

Earlier this year, Android overtook iOS in sense volume. The opening widened serve in a third entertain of 2014, with Android inclination capturing 58% of impressions vs. iOS during 30%.

In monetization terms, Google’s mobile OS gained 3 commission points, compared to Q2, reaching scarcely 42% of income in Q3. Apple still commands aloft income during 51%, though it is reduce than Q2, when it was during 53%.

Mobile video on a rise

For a initial time, 1 in 10 mobile ads delivered in a United States are video. In addition, video eCPMs (effective cost per million impressions) were 8 times aloft than ensign ads and dual times aloft than rich-media ads. The information comes from Opera Mediaworks’ many new acquisition, a mobile-video ad platform, AdColony.

“We’re saying brands continue to welcome a energy of sight, sound and suit by investing in mobile video promotion as a pivotal member of their selling strategies,” says Will Kassoy, CMO and CEO of Opera Mediaworks and AdColony, respectively.

“Mobile video is clearly a large matter for a industry, fueled by aloft prolongation value calm — generally in local apps — together with an omnivorous direct from consumers for video experiences. At Opera Mediaworks, we are gratified to see this useful change in a app ecosystem and are good positioned to gain on these marketplace trends.”

Additional highlights from a report:

Mobile video is display rapid, sheer expansion

  • In 2014, mobile video impressions grew 3.5 times, and mobile video continues to be a fastest flourishing difficulty in mobile advertising.
  • Overall, code spending on in-app HD mobile video ads has increasing by 36% from a prior quarter.
  • Advertisers using video-ad campaigns on apps in a Shopping, Sports, Social and Health Fitness categories saw a tip video execution rates, with percentages from a tip 80s into a high 90s.
  • Shorter-form video formats are apropos some-more popular, with some-more than half of video ads served in a operation of reduction than 20 seconds.
  • Entertainment brands are contracting mobile video ads many often, with 22% of impressions entrance from their campaigns.

iOS 8 adoption slower than iOS 7

  • One week after a recover of iOS 8, it accounted for only underneath 29% of impressions served to Apple devices. The same metric for iOS 7 is distant greater: one week after a 2013 release, a adoption rate was some-more than double (65%).

Breakout entertain for a Americas

  • Though a United States is still a leader, with 44% of impressions and 58% of revenue, a non-U.S. Americas (Canada, Latin America and a Caribbean) have scarcely doubled their share of impressions in a final entertain and now comment for scarcely 1 in 10 mobile ad impressions, globally.
  • Mexico and Argentina are a biggest drivers of that growth.
  • Revenue for a Americas is also strong, during 10% share of a total.
  • Asia, on a other hand, still struggles with monetization. The segment is in second place for impressions, during 27%, though monetization, during 8%, still lags good behind Europe, with 17%.

Social still No. 1

Social Networking is still a many renouned difficulty in mobile advertising, accounting for about 1 in 5 ad impressions. At a same time, Music, Video and Media sites and apps expostulate a many revenue, with 23%.

View a full news during http://operamediaworks.com/insights/sma_Q3_2014.html.

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Opera Mediaworks is a initial mobile ad height for brands, delivering warn and pleasure during scale. Our record powers a biggest publishers in a universe and enables marketers to yield a tip peculiarity practice to some-more people in some-more places when it matters most. Our disdainful Instant-Play™ HD video record and award-winning abounding media touches, engages and creates low communication with consumers in a many renouned mobile apps and sites around a globe. We work with over 90% of a AdAge Top 100 advertisers and 18 of a tip 25 tellurian publishers. A fully-owned auxiliary of Opera Software, Opera Mediaworks is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. To learn more, visit www.operamediaworks.com.


Google recently denounced a finished chronicle of Android 5.0 Lollipop, that is now in a hands of developers and handset vendors. The former group is bustling updating a demeanour of their apps to compare Google’s pleasing new “Material Design” and a latter is tough during work readying updates for their latest phones. It will be months before those updates are finished being built and tested though, so many Android fans still have utterly a wait forward of them.

Of course, interjection to Android’s open nature, there are ways to get a ambience of Google’s latest and biggest program but carrying to wait another minute.

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Google’s Play app store is full of apps called launchers that can reinstate Android’s batch home shade and several functions on a phone or tablet. Nova Launcher is one of a many renouned options out there, and a app was only updated with some new facilities that Android users will love.

Namely, Nova Launcher now includes several animations and other visual elements from Android 5.0 Lollipop.

All of a specifics can be found in Nova Launcher’s latest change log:

What’s New
Lollipop Circle Folder Animation (Settings – Folder – Transition Animation)
Lollipop Scroll indicator (Settings – Desktop – Scroll Indicator)
Lollipop Icon Theme for Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Downloads, Email, Dialer, Settings and SMS (Settings – Look Feel – Icon Theme)
Preview of corkscrew effects in Settings
Optimizations and fixes

Here’s a app’s full description:

Accept no substitutes! Nova Launcher is a strange and many discriminating customizable launcher for complicated Android
Nova Launcher replaces your home shade with one we control and can customize. Change idol themes, colors, layouts, animations and more.

Reviewers adore Nova Launcher and we will too

• Ok, Google – Use Google Search’s hotword right from a home screen, only contend a difference Ok, Google. Note: Google does not support all inclination or locales yet. This limitaiton relates to Nova Launcher as well.
• Color Theme – Set a prominence accent tone for a launcher
Also particular Color controls for labels, folders, unread count badges, drawer tabs and background
• Icon Themes – Find thousands of idol themes for Nova Launcher on a Play Store
• Subgrid positioning – Much larger control than customary launchers, Nova Launcher allows we to snap icons or widgets half approach by a desktop grid cells
• Customize App Drawer – Custom tabs, Vertical or Horizontal scrolling, Custom effects
• Infinite corkscrew – Never distant from your favorite page, loop by a desktop or drawer continously
• Backup/Restore – Sophisticated backup/restore complement permitting we to backup your desktop blueprint and launcher settings
• Scrollable Dock – Create mixed docks and corkscrew between them
• Widgets in wharf – Place any widget in your dock, such as a 4×1 song actor widget
• Import Layout – No need to reconstruct your desktop from scratch, Nova Launcher can import from many renouned launchers. Including a one that came with your phone.
• Fast – Nova Launcher is rarely optimized to do it’s work quick and quietly, gripping a animations well-spoken and vouchsafing we use your phone as quick as we can pierce your fingers.

Nova Launcher is a giveaway download in Google’s Play app store, and a paid chronicle with reward facilities is accessible for $4.00. The giveaway chronicle has a 4.5 star rating with some-more than 398,000 reviews.

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Although it will substantially take a bit longer to get pushed out to most Android devices, we now know that Google skeleton to strictly recover Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nov 3rd. Android Police has flagged a new summary sent out to Android developers informing them that they “can now tell apps that aim Android 5.0 Lollipop,” that will be “available to consumers on Nov 3rd.” Google also recommends that these developers exam out their apps right now to make certain they iron out any bugs before a program gets expelled subsequent month.

LEARN MORE: The destiny of Android has arrived: Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop recover details

None of this means that your Android device will get Android 5.0 pushed out to it on Nov 3rd, of course, given Android’s obvious fragmentation issues stemming from OEM and conduit mandate meant Lollipop’s rollout will be staggered depending on a device we have. We pattern that Google’s possess Nexus inclination will get a refurbish pushed out to them initial and that a many new flagship phones from Samsung, HTC and LG will follow shortly after.

Android 5.0 Lollipop, that Google strictly denounced progressing this month, is important essentially for a inclusion of Material Design, a new pattern interface that is important for a agree icons and a physics-based animations that will give both Android apps and a height itself a smoother and some-more unchanging user experience. Google has also added a new close shade for Lollipop that comes with notifications that won’t force we to open adult an app to take movement on them, as good as support for 64-bit hardware and battery-saving facilities that branch from a company’s work in Project Volta.

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The conflict for your mobile essence continues, and it’s easier than ever to switch teams.

Google has published a beam to assistance iOS users (who competence not be tender with a latest iPhones and iPads) make a switch to Android devices. It’s ideal timing, too — Google announced a Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 inscription this month, that both run Android’s latest mobile handling complement called Lollipop.

See also: With iOS 8, Apple Shows Android a Thing or Two

Apple posted a identical beam for Android users looking to make a seamless change to iOS.

Android’s guide is separate into 4 categories, with how-tos on relocating photos and music, your hit list, aged apps and Gmail settings from your iOS device to Android’s platform. It also includes a sign to spin iMessage off (you know, usually in case).

Apple’s how-to on switching to iOS is somewhat lengthier, including 6 categories that not usually yield a basis though also prominence relocating books, PDFs and papers from your Android phone or tablet.

So if a usually thing gripping we from creation a jump to a new mobile height is a fear of a pierce itself, both companies wish we to know: Now’s as good a time as any.

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After Google announced progressing that a Android 5.0 Lollipop will finally strech a open soon, a lot of Samsung users are wondering when their inclination will finally start receiving a update.

According to reports, a initial inclination to lift a latest Android handling complement will be a arriving Nexus 6 phablet and Nexus 9 inscription from Google. These inclination will be expelled someday in November.

Then, a other inclination underneath a Nexus line will be given an OS refurbish as well. CNet mentioned that Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 will knowledge a Android 5.0 Lollipop refurbish “in a entrance weeks.”

But when will Samsung smartphones get updated?  GottaBe Mobile reported that a South Korean consumer and tech code had not reliable a skeleton to refurbish their inclination to Android 5.0 Lollipop soon.

It is approaching that many of a 2014 releases will presumably be concordant with a updates, such as a flagship phones Galaxy S5 and a recently expelled Galaxy Note 4. However, it is also probable to find a last-generation releases such as a Galaxy S4 as good as a Galaxy Note 3.

However, progressing rumors posted on SamMobile final month mentioned that Samsung’s flagship phones will get a Android 5.0 Lollipop refurbish before a year ends. The essay pronounced that both Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 “should get a Android L refurbish by a finish of November/early Dec – it’s not transparent when Google will make a new chronicle accessible for Nexus devices, though formed on a info Samsung should be flattering discerning during bettering it for a possess devices.”

Yesterday, a leaked request display Samsung’s roll-out report for Android 4.4.4 KitKat refurbish for some of a smartphones had been reported. If a request proves to be true, it means that a tech hulk will still be bustling updating their inclination to a prior OS chronicle until November. It would substantially take some-more time before a Android 5.0 Lollipop refurbish will be rolled-out by a company.

Still, Samsung is scandalous for being late in delivering updates, so it shouldn’t come as a warn to users if a updates don’t arrive on time.

A mobile chronicle of a critically acclaimed collectable label diversion Hearthstone will not be expelled until 2015, a developer Blizzard Entertainment has announced.

While a PC and iPad editions have now amassed some-more than 20 million players worldwide, Blizzard has pronounced it needs some-more time rebuilding a pretension for smaller mobile screens. However, a Android inscription chronicle is still on report for recover by a finish of 2014.

“Throughout a past year, many of we have been seeking about a recover date for Hearthstone on Android. The group has been tough during work to move Hearthstone to that platform, and is creation good progress,” reads a notice on a Hearthstone blog.

“We’re holding things one step during a time and we’ve got a sights set on a recover for Android tablets, a subsequent new platform, before a finish of a year.

“We’re also tighten to carrying Hearthstone out to a iPhone and Android phone users, though it’s turn transparent that we need a small some-more time to get that chronicle right. While we have a build adult and using internally, it needs a bit some-more work, and we don’t feel like we’ll be prepared to share it with we until early subsequent year.”

Because a limit of 14 cards can be played on a Hearthstone board, any with their possess sum and statistics, condensing this to a distance of a mobile phone while gripping those sum clear means a candid pier is out of a question.

“It’s really critical to us that a phone knowledge for Hearthstone is only as permitted as a inscription and PC versions,” Blizzard wrote.

“One of a biggest hurdles with that is revamping a user interface so it feels discerning and offers a same peculiarity Hearthstone experience, though this time from a palm of your hand.

“Releasing Hearthstone on iPhone and Android phones is something we’re impossibly vehement about, though eventually we’d rather take a additional time to make Hearthstone’s user interface on a phone customized to feel good for a platform, rather than a pier that doesn’t take into comment a stipulations of a smaller screen.”

Since it was rigourously expelled on PC in March, and afterwards on iPad in April, Hearthstone has cultivated a village of hardcore and infrequent players, with some-more than 20 million people carrying played a game.

The free-to-play pretension recently stretched with a single-player Naxxramas challenges, that also enclosed some thirty new cards. The subsequent vital refurbish to a game, according to Blizzard, will supplement around 100 new cards.

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Google competence not be interested in building apps for Windows Phone, though Microsoft isn’t holding any grudges. Starting today, a module hulk is expanding its Garage project to give outsiders a possibility to see what Microsoft employees emanate inside a association during their giveaway time. Some of those projects competence be iOS, Windows, or Android apps, though a unequivocally engaging ones, and a ones Microsoft is selecting to prominence today, are for Google’s Android handling system.

Microsoft Garage is a large change for a company, generally a thought of employees being speedy to emanate cross-platform apps in their gangling time. Other companies have identical initiatives, including Google’s 20 percent program that lets employees spend time operative on what they consider will many advantage Google. “It does paint a new instruction for a company,” admit Jeff Ramos, a manager of Microsoft Garage. “We’re elaborating a culture, wanting to get improved with experimentation.”

That investigation starts with Next Lock Screen, Microsoft’s take during a improved Android close screen. It’s accessible in a Google Play Store for giveaway today, and it’s mostly designed to hang to Microsoft’s new running principles, that concentration on productivity. “It’s a time-saver close shade built for bustling people,” explains Microsoft, and it does this by pulling in calendar items, missed calls, emails, and content messages to a close shade interface. That alone isn’t singular compared to many other alternatives, though Microsoft has combined a integrate of engaging features: appropriate dialing and discerning app launch. One-swipe dialing lets we dial into a discussion call from one of your calendar appointments and have a PIN automatically entered, useful if you’re dialing in from a car.


Microsoft’s take on Android close screens involves a bit of iOS

Quick app launch within Next Lock Screen is like an iOS Control Center for Android. You can pin your favorite apps and collection to it to fast toggle Wi-Fi or a flashlight and launch apps from a close screen. There are apart sections for work, home, and on a go, providing a small bit of coherence for opposite locations. “We saw there were a series of lockscreen apps, though nothing were focused on a capability user,” explains Microsoft’s Lawrence Ripsher, who oversees product and pattern for a company’s My Life Work team. Microsoft is perplexing to fill that opening with Next Lock Screen, notwithstanding good alternatives like GO LockerCover Lock Screen, and many more.

A second Android app, Journeys Notes, is designed as a approach to keep a record of transport history. It’s identical to Foursquare in a clarity that we can entrance tips from associate travelers who have trafficked a same track as you. It’s unequivocally designed to be a new amicable app that’s like withdrawal a track of digital memories along your transport route.

Microsoft is also branch a courtesy to Android Wear. While a investigate arm recently expelled a keyboard that lets we pull letters on Google’s smartwatches, Microsoft’s new Torque app goes a step further. Torque replaces a need to contend “OK Google” with a turn of your wrist to capacitate Bing search. Once activated, we start vocalization as we would routinely and Bing searches are achieved instead of Google ones. It’s a impertinent pierce to reinstate Google’s hunt engine on Android Wear, though it competence be a some-more healthy approach for some to activate smartwatch functionality but carrying to scream “OK Google” into your wrist.

“We’re elaborating a culture, wanting to get improved with experimentation.”

Microsoft Garage unequivocally started life in 2009 as a company’s Office Labs team. Since afterwards it has grown into a earthy area where Microsoft employees have leisure to emanate apps or solutions. 10,000 Microsoft employees now attend in a Garage program, and a group is focused on incubating consumer apps. Microsoft Garage is designed to “really rise a initial flesh as a company,” according to Jeff Ramos, a manager of Microsoft Garage. “We can put these innovations in a hands on genuine customers, demeanour during a use information and all a telemetry we have. It helps us motionless what to do relocating forward.”

Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella no doubt plays a large purpose in this new culture. “I consider that a garage is only a unequivocally good fit with a enlightenment change that Satya is pushing for a company,” says Ramos. That enlightenment has concerned company-wide hackathons and a closer concentration on cloud and mobile in a universe where not everybody is regulating Windows anymore. It’s not entirely new for Microsoft, a module builder launched an Android automation tool, on X, a integrate of years ago, and there has been a large pull to make certain services and apps are accessible opposite mixed platforms. “There’s been a bit of story of us doing cross-platform,” stresses Microsoft’s Lawrence Ripsher. “We’ve had a good story of rising cross-platform.”

That cross-platform concentration will continue, and Microsoft Garage serves as a executive plcae for initial work. While a new and featured apps are primarily Android, Microsoft is operative on a accumulation of apps and tools. Microsoft Garage is experimenting with Xbox One games and collection for iOS and Windows Phone, including a new “Tetra” lockscreen app for Windows Phone. Microsoft’s new celebrity tracking iPhone app, Snipp3t, came out of a Garage initiative. “I would design to see a good farrago of products over time,” says Ramos. Microsoft will be anticipating that one of these apps is renouned adequate for a association to pull it past a investigation proviso and into a entirely upheld product.

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Although it will substantially take a bit longer to get pushed out to most Android devices, we now know that Google skeleton to strictly recover Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nov 3rd. Android Police has flagged a new summary sent out to Android developers informing them that they “can now tell apps that aim Android 5.0 Lollipop,” that will be “available to consumers on Nov 3rd.” Google also recommends that these developers exam out their apps right now to make certain they iron out any bugs before a program gets expelled subsequent month.

LEARN MORE: The destiny of Android has arrived: Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop recover details

None of this means that your Android device will get Android 5.0 pushed out to it on Nov 3rd, of course, given Android’s obvious fragmentation issues stemming from OEM and conduit mandate meant Lollipop’s rollout will be staggered depending on a device we have. We pattern that Google’s possess Nexus inclination will get a refurbish pushed out to them initial and that a many new flagship phones from Samsung, HTC and LG will follow shortly after.

Android 5.0 Lollipop, that Google strictly denounced progressing this month, is important essentially for a inclusion of Material Design, a new pattern interface that is important for a agree icons and a physics-based animations that will give both Android apps and a height itself a smoother and some-more unchanging user experience. Google has also added a new close shade for Lollipop that comes with notifications that won’t force we to open adult an app to take movement on them, as good as support for 64-bit hardware and battery-saving facilities that branch from a company’s work in Project Volta.