Verizon’s Moto X (1st Gen) has a Soak Test Incoming, Lollipop? (Updated: Nope!)

A soak test for Verizon’s Moto X (1st gen) is about to begin, likely in preparation for the phone’s update to Android 5.1 Lollipop. Invites for the test arrived in the inboxes of a handful of our readers, but I should point out that the emails don’t seem to specifically mention Lollipop. With that said, what else could it be at this point? The phone is due for some sweetness.  (more…)

Thursday Poll: What Was Today’s Biggest Announcement at Google I/O?

A lot took place today, and now that the day is somewhat wrapping up, we want to know what you thought was the biggest announcement from the Google I/O keynote.

Google took the stage early this morning, then proceeded to announce a ton of new things – the Android M developer preview (available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player), updated Google Cardboard headset that fits larger phones, Android Pay, Project Brillo to manage the Internet of Things, a family-friendly version of Google Play for the kiddies, an all-new Google Photos app, plus a ton more.

Share your thoughts below on what you think the biggest announcement from Google I/O is so far.

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Android M Developer Preview Tour!

We have now been running the Android M developer preview on a Nexus 6 and Nexus 5 for the better part of the last couple of hours and are now ready to share some of our findings. While there aren’t a lot of big, forward-facing UI changes, there are all sorts of little tweaks everywhere, some that we like, others that we may need to sleep on before we make any bold claims about.  (more…)