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Android M Developer preview changelog shows up on AOSP – not final form

Android M Developer preview changelogs are already live and they already seem promising. Google released some of the source code in order to ensure GPL compliance.

 

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The changelog measures around 4.7 MB and comprises 29,000 commits, some dating from as recent as one day before Google I/O. There is no clear official starting point of the changes and there may be differences between the preview firmware and the changelog, but things should be pretty much similar.

In case you are curious about Google and their most recent shenanigans, head over to the source link below to find some interesting jokes, details and secrets; there’s always something funny hidden in this type of thing.

Source: Changelog

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Google’s Android M build to be named Macadamia Nut Cookie? – MNC spotted on AOSP

It appears that Google’s next Android version will be called Macadamia Nut Cookie! The official unveil could be made sometime this week at Google I/O (if Google will be more caring towards its fans) but it will likely still be named Android M for a while after. The internal name mentioned above was spotted in various places around the web, including the AOSP forums.

 

Googlers seem to be using it and there are mentions of it all over AOSP. We’re pretty sure it’s real, even though there is a slight chance that things can be changed. The codename is just a fun option either way as it can be changed at the official release.

 

There have been rumors related to Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC) and it recently started appearing in AOSP as “mcn-dev”. Google previously used LMP for Lemon Meringue Pie and KLP for Key Lime Pie to denominate its operating systems in progress, but they never got to keep their name upon official launch. It is highly possible that the same will happen to LMC after launch.

Source: AndroidPolice

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Nexus 6 Android 5.1 build images available on Google’s factory image download page

Nexus 6 Android 5.1 build images are now available. The LMY47E build is now available on the Google factory image download page just a week after it leaked online in a mysterious way.

 

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The LMY47D build is already rolled out to Nexus 6 by Google in OTA form but it is yet unclear whether it will be sent to all Nexus 6 devices or only to Verizon property. It is a factory image, which means it will not break anything if you flash it on your Google flagship. You should back everything up though, just in case.

Source: LMY47E factory image

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Verizon’s Xperia Z2 tablet gets OTA with PS4 remote play support and other changes

Verizon’s Xperia Z2 tablet is getting an OTA update with PS4 remote play support and a few other small changes. From now on you can remotely play games on your Verizon Sony Xperia tablet so you better push that “update now” button!

 

 

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In order to be able to try Play Station 4 games remotely on your tablet over your home WiFi network, you will need to get the official Remote Play app and a Dual Shock 4 controller.

This OTA brings the device to version 23.0.E.0.208 and it also includes improved support for TalkBack, a better performance for users who encrypt their device and optimized touch sensitivity. You will also spot small differences with icons, layouts and fonts, but they won’t be crucial to the overall experience.

 

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The OTA does not update the Android version apparently, as the Xperia Z2 tablet retains its 4.4 build from July last year. The update will go out in batches so you may have to wait for a few hours or even days before it’s your device’s turn. Remember that any root modifications can make the update difficult or even impossible.

Source: Verizon support

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New CyanogenMod 12 nightlies for Android 5.0.2 roll out to some devices

New CyanogenMod 12 nightlies built for Android 5.0.2 are already rolling out to some devices. The first 32 devices to have their updates include LG Optimus G, HTC Droid DNA, LG G2 and HTC One XL. Some bugs are expected to appear but most core functions will work perfectly from the go.

 

Some features made specifically for Lollipop will be added later on, and they include ambient display and a new SMS app.  CyanogenMod 11 users can now flash the new nightlies over their current ROM. The update will remove any user related data and apps that are not compatible with Lollipop.

 

This early build is by no means a pillar of stability so if you want the Lollipop experience with little to no bugs you should stay away from it and be patient until a stable ROM version is available.

 

Source: CyanogenMod

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HTC One M7 Dual SIM, LG Optimus Fuel and US Cellular’s LG G3 get official TWRP support

HTC One M7 Dual SIM, LG Optimus Fuel and US Cellular’s LG G3 now have official TWRP builds. ROM lovers can now mingle with their more obscure mobile devices. The unlocked dual-SIM card HTC One M7, LG Optimus Fuel and LG G3 US Cellular carrier-version now have their own source builds.

 

LG Optimus Fuel

 

HTC and G3 are already known devices but the Optimus Fuel is one of the lesser known devices out there, and under the 3.5 inch screen you will find a 1.2 GHz processor with 512 MG of RAM. In case you hoped you would get CyanogenMod 12 on it, you can kiss that dream goodbye.

 

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You can find recoveries for the standard Flastbot flashable image or you can get them through the official TWRP app if you are rooted. You can find the official builds in the source links below. Happy flashing!

Source: TWRP HTC, TWRP LG G3, TWRP Optimus Fuel