In the long run, Lollipop was the name and logo which won out to be the final "dessert" theme for Android 5.0. Last year, we all thought it would be Key Lime Pie, and there was even evidence it was called that internally by Google devs right up until the last minute before it was suddenly changed to KitKat.
While that particular instance occurred because of a marketing deal that Nestle made with Google, the latest Android 5.0 had several options which could have become the final Android "L" dessert theme. The answer as to why Lollipop was chosen may never be known officially, but that doesn't mean we can't speculate on "what might have been." The folks at AnDevCon.com did exactly. They created a series of logos for several of the possible Android dessert themed logos that could have existed if Lollipop was not picked.
The above is for "licorice" which was rumored to be the final version,...
The Nexus 6 from Google and Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung are large devices. How large are these two handsets when sitting next to one another? Carphone Warehouse have answered some questions for us, in a video of the two devices working alongside one another.
The Googlers are famous for their numerous entertaining easter eggs they include in every version of Android. Their latest one merges the some interesting "flavors" into a playable game. They basically created a clone of the popular mobile game Flappy Birds, but instead of the "flappy bird" avoiding pipes, you have "Andy the Android" floating avoiding Lollipops. The only other difference is that this game plays from right to left, instead of left to right as in the OG Flappy Birds.
The above video shows how to access the Easter Egg. Obviously, only folks who have already downloaded the developer version of Android 5.0 on their devices can try it out, but very soon that will change once Google starts pushing the final build of Android 5.0 out to all phones. If you are a fan of Flappy Birds and Google's creative easter eggs, then this seems like a win-win for you!
According to the latest reports from LG, the company is soon to introduce a bizarre new concept to the smartphone world. It's called the LG AKA, and it is a phone that supposedly can express "moods" with its animated eyes. These eyes peek out from the back of the phone above the interchangeable case cover, as shown in the animated gif above.
Not much else is known about these "mood-phones," but it does at least prove that LG is trying to think outside the box, even if the idea is a little creepy...
Android 5.0 Lollipop is almost upon us, and with it will come a new version of Google's Gmail program. Not only will it include their new "Material Design" UI concept, but it will also include some powerful new features as well. According to the latest info, Gmail 5.0 will include built-in support for both Yahoo Mail and Microsoft Outlook.
It's possible (and perhaps probable) that this is Google's first step to support all third-party email platforms straight from within Gmail. That's a smart plan from the company as it continues to entice users to use Gmail as their primary email platform. It gives us just one more reason to use Gmail for all of our email needs.
Even though Evan Blass (@evleaks) retired, it seems he can't help but continue to send us juicy leaks. Today's new morsel is a new press pic for the Motorola Droid Turbo. You can see the pic above in a screen-cap of his Tweet.
Of course, here at DroidForums, we can't help but love his awesome choice of words to go along with the pic, "These actually are the Droids you're looking for." Indeed Mr. Blass! And thank you for sharing the new image!
We have some awesome phones to choose from here in 2014 and if you are like me and waited thinking the choice would be easier well the choice is actually harder. On the Android side we have Nexus 6, Droid Turbo, Moto X 2014, Note 4, One+, HTC M8, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Alpha (on select carriers) and on the Apple side the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. With so many devices to choose from how do you choose the best device. Across the board the specs are pretty even though Apple dominates in the camera department followed by Samsung, unfortunately Motorola and Nexus devices are heading the bottom and the Moto Nexus is .....well let's say I am not expecting much out of the camera.
Such a tough choice this holiday season which phone will you be purchasing?
What's that? A brand-new phone from Sharp? Yep, it's called the Sharp Aquos Crystal, Sharp’s phone with an edgeless display, is now available at Boost Mobile for $149.99. You can pick it up at a Boost Mobile retail store or a Best Buy store. For Boost Mobile customers, the white version is the only model available. The Aquos Crystal will also come to Sprint Prepaid today for $149.99 and will be available at Best Buy. If you wait until October 21, however, you can also pick up the Aquos Crystal on Sprint Prepaid at RadioShack.
Sharp Aquos Crystal features:
5-inch 720p edgeless display
1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
1.5GB RAM, 8GB storage
8-megapixel rear camera
1.2-megapixel front-facing camera
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
2040mAh battery to keep it running.
The specs are mid-range, but that edgeless design might just enough to sell you on it. I know with all the High end phones being released some of us would not...
The average American diet consumes over 25% of their diet from added sugar, which is more than 15 % more than recommended. Everything from table sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, and artificial sugar, we have wrapped our entire diet around sugar and it is hard to shake. What harms Americans more are the hidden sugars. You know when you consume candy, soda, or cake that you are consuming sugar, but many are not aware of the hidden sugars found is processed food, salad dressing, and meat products in the form of dextrose. For those who are not aware stored sugar is turned into fat and can lead to diabetes. The goal this week is to become aware of hidden sugars and try and eliminate as much of that from your diet as possible. Here are so tips to help with that: