Categories
News

Motorola Moto E second generation possibly spotted in leaked photo

Motorola Moto E second generation may have appeared in leaks, AndroidPolice reports. The cheap Moto device was a favorite among low-budget hunters for its below $150 price. Its second generation will appear soon and, until then, we can only hope to see new leaked images.

 

Motorola Moto E

 

The leaked photo you can see above does not present a Moto G because it does not have a second speaker grille on the front, plus the body ratio proportions are weird. There is no camera flash which means this is indeed a cheap phone. Among the pluses you will find are a secondary noise-cancelling microphone on the back cover and a front-facing camera.

Even if we don’t know much about the technical specifications, we are sure that this new cheap device will run on Android Lollipop 5.0 at launch.

Considering this new photo, we must assume that Moto E second generation’s announcement can’t be that far off; we may even spot it at the MWC in Barcelona in March or even sooner.

Source: Androidpolice

Categories
News Updates/Software

Android Lollipop 5.0 factory images published – Nexus 9 gets first factory image, other Nexus devices to come

The full factory images for Android Lollipop 5.0 were released today, and the first image up is the one for Nexus 9/ Volantis. Even if most of you are probably not helped by it, at least you know things are moving along.

UPDATE: Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 , Nexus Q, Nexus S, Nexus maguro, Nexus toro and Nexus toroplus images included.

 

The factory images are important because they let Nexus device users undo anything they may change or mess up on their device. They are also good for getting back to the stock Android before an OTA update. In case you’re an avid modder, you can now be assured you will have a certain way to go back to stock Android just in time for that OTA next time!

Source: Google devs

Categories
News Updates/Software

Android Lollipop 5.0 source code reaches AOSP

Android Lollipop 5.0’s source code is now available on AOSP. It seems that no Google Android update is complete until it reaches the Android Open Source Project. This means that every line of code, every config file and every resource is made public. It may take a while for the code dump to be complete, but it will be firstly worth it to most devs out there.

 

Android

 

The branch dedicated to Lollipop is lollipop_release and the release tag will be android-5.0_r1. The code bears the number LRX21M and apart from this, on the AOSP you will find updates for all of the nexus hardware starting with Nexus 7 (released in 2012).

Some device repositories were added, including Nexus 6 (kernel and shamu), Nexus player (kernel and fugu) and Nexus 9 (kernel  and flounder) and you will also find a device repository named atv, which is destined for ADT-1 Android TV. Repos for the ARM and x86_64 platforms are available as well.

Source: AOSP