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Android M vs Android 5.1 Lollipop Walkthrough: What’s New So Far

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Android 5.1 vs Android M - Widget Picker

Android 5.1 vs Android M - Widget Picker

With Android M the widget picker tray also received a redesign just like the app tray. This has been needed for years, and now it's finally easier to use. Long press anywhere on the home screen, select "widgets" and here's where you add widgets to your homescreen.

With Android 5.1 we had the same side scrolling hard to understand list. In Android M it scrolls through a veritcal list, and each apps widget options are broke down by app, alphabetically. Instead of searching endlessly through the widgets list, you'll be able to find the app icon, choose the widget, and add it to a screen.

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  1. Justin

    06/18/2015 at 6:19 pm

    I have been running the 5.1.1 AICP version (based on CM 12) on my Galaxy s5 for about 3weeks. I’m having terrible trouble with GMAPS since install. Hopefully the stock sprint OTA 5.1.1 update will not have the same issue. Its almost unusable. Constantly searching for GPS locations. Even under high accuracy settings. ** I am trying older PRL’s to see if that makes any difference**

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