Hands-on Video and Pictures of the Nexus 9 in Use Hit the Web

The recently announced Nexus 9 may not go up for pre-order until tomorrow, but picture and videos of the HTC-made tablet in action have already begun to emerge online.

SChannel, the Vietnamese YouTube channel of Sforum, published an overview of the device this morning. The narrator compares several aspects of the Nexus 9 to the 1st generation iPad Air, saying the body is similar in heft, but more compact and lighter than Apple’s offering.  (more…)

Nexus 6 to Gain WiFi Calling on T-Mobile in Early 2015

In case T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 7.0 event did not make it clear, the wireless carrier is extremely committed to WiFi calling. Lest you were concerned the Nexus 6 would not support the carrier’s much-vaunted feature, you can now rest easy.

T-Mobile has confirmed in a press release that the Nexus 6 will gain support for WiFi calling in early 2015 after an over-the-air update. (more…)

Finalized Android 5.0 SDK Lands October 17 for Developers

Building apps to support the new features of an updated operating system is hard when you do not have access to the requisite SDK. That is sort of the situation with Android 5.0 at the moment.

A preview SDK was made available a few weeks ago, but it is getting a bit long in the tooth. Luckily, Google announced today that the final Android 5.0 SDK would be released on October 17, coinciding with the release of the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. (more…)

Android 5.0 Coming to Moto X (Both Models), Moto G, Moto E, and Last Year’s DROIDs

Motorola may have had a hand in crafting one of the first devices to run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, but that thankfully doesn’t mean the manufacturer isn’t committed to its existing product lineup.

In a blog post today, Motorola confirmed both the older and newer Moto X and Moto G, Moto G with LTE, Moto E, and all three current-generation Droid smartphones – the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini – will receive an upgrade to Lollipop.  (more…)