Don’t Miss These Android Stories: May 22, 2015

Next week is a big one, folks. Google I/O 2015. We’re expecting Android M talk, news about Android Wear, Android TV, Android Auto, Project Fi, and countless other projects Google has going on. But don’t worry, we will be there to bring you all of the breaking stories.

As for what happened this week, well, there was quite a bit. ASUS launched the ZenPhone 2 and we took it for a spin, there are a lot of rumors about what Google will announce next week, HTC claims there will not be a Mini version of the One M9, and folks who signed up for Project Fi may be waiting until mid-summer to receive an invite. See, lots of things.

Below, you will find the list of this week’s top Android and mobile-related stories. (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Receiving Update to Android 5.1, Includes Display and Camera Improvements

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet owners, the day has come. Android 5.1 is now ready for download onto your tablet, bringing a gang of fixes and improvements for the device.

To kick it off, Android 5.1 itself brings many bug fixes for Lollipop, including performance improvements and responsiveness upgrades, as well as support for Android for Work. On top of just Android fixings, NVIDIA worked in improved display performance (Global Tone Mapping), and a firmware update for the SHIELD Controller.  (more…)

Receive a $100 Gift Card When You Pre-Order the LG G4 From Best Buy

Posted up on Best Buy’s website, when you pre-order the upcoming LG G4, you shall receive a $100 gift card to spend on whatever you would like.

In order to be eligible, it appears you need to sign up on a new two-year agreement for the device, or be eligible for an upgrade, but as of right now, there are no carrier restrictions. You can pre-order on Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T and still receive the gift card. For those who were intending to purchase the device outright, we can’t yet confirm if you will receive the gift card.  (more…)

Google Reportedly Adding Fingerprint Authentication in Android ‘M’

It is rumored, and sort of confirmed, that Google will announce Android M at next week’s Google I/O developer conference. What Google officially plans to announce with Android M is still unknown, but one report floating around claims the company will introduce native Fingerprint Authentication to the OS, bringing an end to third-party OEM solutions. (more…)