Saturday, 22 November 2014

Top Android news of the week: Lollipop not so sweet, Dropbox in Office, Nokia rises

Early adopters report major problems with Lollipop upgrade

The latest version of Android is causing a lot of problems for those who upgrade their devices. Issues reported range from flaky Wi-Fi connectivity to total losses of audio. Adobe Air apps seem to have problems across the board.
ZDNet has the full scoop, including a user's description of the problems with Lollipop -- "unusable".
Source: ZDNet
Office Mobile

Office for Android gets Dropbox support

Microsoft updated the Office for Android apps with not only better OneDrive support, but also adding integration with Dropbox.
Users can add Dropbox for online storage, and can access documents stored on the popular service directly through Office. Documents can also be shared through Dropbox.
Source: Neowin

Nokia announces the N1 Android tablet

Nokia surprised folks by announcing a new Android tablet, the N1. The tablet will ship with Lollipop and Nokia's Z Launcher that is unique to Nokia.
The N1 is a product of Nokia that is not affiliated with Microsoft.
Source: Mobile Linux News
Z Launcher

Nokia Z Launcher now available on Google Play

The unique launcher app shipping on Nokia's new N1 tablet is now available on Google Play for other devices. It's been in beta for a while for rooted devices, and it's now been released for everyone.
Z Launcher has been getting good reviews and requires Android 4.1 and up.