LOLLIPOP Posts on XDA

Android’s December Distribution Numbers Show Lollipop is on Top

As we start the last month of the year, we get a look at how Android is being divided up among the current active install base (which are also visiting the Google Play Store). These stats were collected during a 7-day period that ended on December 5th, and as usual, any version of Android that is...

Marshmallow Is What Lollipop Should Have Been, but XDA Made Lollipop Better

It’s been around two weeks since I began testing the Nexus 5X for an upcoming review, and while writing the section on software, I couldn’t help but feel that it wouldn’t be able to cover some of the more subjective thoughts I have on Marshmallow. Therefore, I want to let those thoughts out in an editorial,...

Fix For Galaxy S6 Memory Issues

Not unlike Nexus devices on Lollipop, Galaxy S6 users have been complaining of ram issues for some time now. Apps don’t seem to stay in memory very long, and there are launcher redraws abound. Ideally 5.1 brings some much needed help as it did with Nexus devices.In the mean time, a thread in our own forums seems...

Dr. Ketan or How I Learned to Stop Waiting & Flash the ROM

The Lollipop update rollouts bombed. This shouldn’t be news to those of you who have been tracking the progress of many Android devices, but for the most part, Lollipop adoption has been a rollercoaster of broken promises and disappointment for many Android users. This is not to say that many of you didn’t get Lollipop...

Unstable Material & Inconsistency in Design

One thing that was a source of criticism towards Android for years was the appearance of its UI. While each iteration brought newer and more modern elements to the interface, the biggest changes were arguably made in the past few versions. Design languages like HOLO and Material Design have distinct looks that set them apart...

Xposed For 5.1 Will Take Time

With news of Android 5.1 hitting many devices this week, it's no wonder that the Xposed Framework - answer to the single biggest complaint of Lollipop users - is again a topic of discussion. Namely, the question being asked is "when will Xposed work on Android 5.1?" Today, the creator of Xposed pulled back the curtain...

Xposed Modules to Install Right Now on Lollipop

Unless you've been bootlooping during all of yesterday, you probably heard about Xposed gaining Lollipop support at long last. This was no easy task for super-star XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89, and ever since the release of the newest Android version we've had little information regarding development, which prompted many to believe it might never make...

Lollipop Update Status: Who’s In, Who’s Out

Lollipop was probably one of the most awaited iterations Android has seen. While I remember everyone being crazy about KitKat and how it promised to finally optimize Android to the level we deserved, Lollipop's enticing redesign sparked even more intense furor in enthusiasts. Developers too saw a great deal of novelty that would allow them to explore...