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Lollipop's dreaded memory leak is fixed for some. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Lollipop’s dreaded memory leak is fixed for some. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Lollipop’s memory leak has been plaguing Nexus users since Android 5.0 was released late last year, and despite several updates since then, Google has failed to fix it. Fortunately, third-party developers have stepped in with a patch.

The tweak is intended for devices running AOSP ROMs based on Android 5.0 and up, and it’s available on rooted devices running the Xposed framework.

Vive, HTC's VR headset. Photo: HTC

Vive, HTC’s VR headset. Photo: HTC

If there’s one way to encourage developers to build software for a brand new device, it’s to give them that device absolutely free. That’s what Valve and HTC are doing with the new Vive VR headset, which won’t cost a penny if you’re a qualified developer.

Could the LG G4 be as curvy as the G Flex? Photo: LG

Could the LG G4 be as curvy as the G Flex? Photo: LG

LG’s new G Flex 2 may not be its only flagship smartphone with a curved display for 2015. Sources familiar with the company’s plans say that the upcoming G4 will have one, too, but with a sharper Quad HD resolution just like last year’s G3.

OxygenOS won't be here by the end of March. Photo: OnePlus

OxygenOS won’t be here by the end of March. Photo: OnePlus

OnePlus doesn’t have a great track record at meeting deadlines, so you probably won’t be too surprised to hear its OxygenOS software has been delayed. As a result, the company has been forced to give away five 64GB One smartphones.

YouTube videos get even sharper, and even smoother. Screenshot: Cult of Android

YouTube videos get even sharper, and even smoother. Screenshot: Cult of Android

YouTube has been supporting super-sharp 4K video for over a year now, as well as video playback at 60 frames-per-second at lower resolutions. But for the first time, the world’s biggest video sharing platform will now allow viewers to combine the two.

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