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Lollipop is well worth looking forward to. Image: Google

Lollipop’s new apps are gorgeous. Image: Google

It will likely be a while yet before the vast majority gets its hands on Android 5.0 Lollipop — especially those without Nexus devices. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a taste of it right now. Lollipop’s Messenger, Play Music, Google Fit, and other apps are already available to download and install on your existing device with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

OnePlus One pre-orders are coming, but they won't stick around for long. Photo: OnePlus

OnePlus One pre-orders are coming, but they won’t stick around for long. Photo: OnePlus

Those still waiting to get their hands on the incredible OnePlus One will be able to pre-order the device without an invite starting Monday, October 27, at 8 a.m. Pacific. You’ll have to act fast if you want one, though, because OnePlus is giving fans just one hour to get their order in.

Spotify on iPhone. Photo: Spotify

Spotify on iPhone. Photo: Spotify

Spotify is finally allowing music lovers to share their subscriptions with their family and friends with a new Spotify Family plan. Prices starts at just $14.99 a month for up to two, while the top tier $29.99 a month plan allows one subscription to be shared with up to five people.

Even Google has its own Flappy Bird clone. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Even Google has its own Flappy Bird clone. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Every Android release has its own little easter egg that you can access by tapping its Android version number multiple times, but none of them are as good as Lollipop’s. Unlike the others, it isn’t just a pretty graphic, but rather a playable mini-game called Flappy Android.

Support for third-party mail services is coming to Gmail. Screenshots: Google

Support for third-party mail services is coming to Gmail. Screenshots: Google

Google’s updating all of its first-party Android apps for Lollipop, and while some of them are just getting a new lick of paint, many will receive exciting new features at the same time. One of those apps is Gmail, which will finally support third-party email services, allowing you to use just the one app for all of your accounts.

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