Android Wear 5.0.2 Rolling Out to Most Watches (Updated)

Update:  Most Android Wear devices, like the G Watch, G Watch R, Gear Live, and ZenWatch all appear to be receiving this update. Not much is standing out in terms of new stuff. If anything, your watch should be more stable.


An Android 5.0.2 update is rolling out now to Moto 360 units as build LWX49L. At least one of our readers has already received the update, which Motorola says updates Google Play Services and adds a “variety of system optimizations and security updates to improve performance stability.” This appears to be a bug fixers rather than a feature-introducer.

To check for the update on your device, head into Settings>About>System updates.  (more…)

At Least Two Verizon LG G3 Owners Have Received Lollipop

The update to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” is certainly taking its sweet time at arriving on a number of deserving handsets. Thanks to a number of bugs that Google has been addressing over recent months, to carriers being slow at testing new builds, to manufacturers dealing with both of those factors at the same time, phones like Verizon’s LG G3 are stuck waiting. We still don’t know when Big Red’s variant of the G3 will receive the update, but we do know that it is either in testing or beginning to rollout very slowly at this time. (more…)

Wednesday Poll: Which OEM Would You Want to Make the Next Nexus Smartphone?

Last year, right around this time, we asked our community which OEM they would like to see create the next Nexus device in partnership with Google. With 42% of the vote, Motorola was the landslide victor. Now here we are in 2015, with likely quite a few of you sitting at a desk with a Motorola-made Nexus 6 by your side. Funny how things work out, yes?

So, to keep up with the opinions and views of our readers, we would like to ask you the exact same question, one year later. Now that most major OEMs have had their shot at creating a Nexus device, all but Sony, which OEM would you like to make the next Nexus device?

Did Motorola do such a good job on the Nexus 6 that you would like them to do another? Is it Samsung’s turn to give it another shot? And what about HTC and its Nexus 9 tablet? Did HTC do such a good job with that tablet hardware that they have earned your trust for another Nexus smartphone? Or, just maybe, is it Sony’s turn in 2015?

More importantly, and something we have all probably thought about, but what about the name? We have had the Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and now Nexus 6. But we can’t have a Nexus 7 smartphone in 2015, since that already exists in tablet form. What is Google going to do there? Your guess is as good as ours.

Throw your thoughts down below on who should make it and what it should be called.

Which OEM Would You Want to Make the Next Nexus Smartphone?

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Report: LG G4 Coming in April to Avoid Galaxy S6

According to a report out of the Korea Times, LG will release its new flagship, the G4, in April to avoid the launch of the Galaxy S6. Sources indicate that from a “marketing point of view,” MWC (where Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S6) was not the right place to announce the LG G4, but also because the company wants to wait until the device is fully ready. If that sounds like old news, well, that’s because it kind of is. In January, an LG executive told reporters that they had no plans to introduce the G4 at MWC because they were still perfecting the phone(more…)