Nokia Unveils the N1, a Premium Android Tablet Running Lollipop

Without forewarning, Nokia unveiled the N1 today, a premium 7.9-inch tablet running Lollipop. It is constructed from anodized aluminum, packs a laminated display and Intel processor, weighing a mere 316 grams. It also comes pre-configured with Z Launcher, Nokia’s homescreen replacement on Android. And did we mention, it’s aggressively priced at just $249? In a word, it is compelling. (more…)

Deal: Refurbished Galaxy Tab S 10.5 for $334, Moto X Developer Edition (1st Gen) for $229 on eBay

Sometimes, perfectly good products just don’t sell as well as projected. In those cases, retailers most often choose discounts as their preferred means of clearing unwanted inventory. Today, eBay sellers have the GSM variant of the Motorola Moto X Developer Edition (DE) for $229 (about $50 less than the going price) and refurbished Samsung Galaxy 10.5″ Tab S tablets for $335 (usually $499). Both include free shipping. (more…)

Deal: Amazon Appstore Giving Away $80 Worth of Productivity Apps For Free

In case you haven’t noticed, Amazon frequently gives away apps. Not out of the goodness of its heart, of course, but to incentivize customers to use its app store. That may be too heavy a price to pay for some, but there’s no denying that some of the software in its latest free catalog – available Friday through Saturday – is quite tempting. (more…)

HTC One Google Play Editions May Receive Lollipop Update as Soon as Next Week

Some smartphone manufacturers managed to roll out Lollipop-based firmware rather expeditiously. Others are taking a bit more time. But time, in HTC’s case, could mean merely days: Mo Versi, HTC vice president of product management, tweeted that its software engineering team is hoping to distribute Android 5.0 to their Google Play Edition devices sometime next week. Unfortunately, he didn’t specify if the update will come to the M8 GPE, M7 GPE, or both. (more…)