Pre-orders for the new HTC Nexus 9 went up at Amazon last night and Best Buy this morning, but if you were holding out for the official Google Play pre-orders to open, that time is now.
You can buy it with 16GB and WiFi-only connectivity in white or black ($399), or with 32GB and WiFi-only in black or white ($479). The tan 32GB WiFi-only model is showing as “coming soon,” as is the black 32GB LTE model. (more…)
The Nexus Player, Google’s first commercially available Android TV-powered set-top box, is live on Google Play for pre-order. As of right now, it states that shipments are not expected to leave the warehouse for another 3-4 weeks, but that could chance at any time.
Buyers may also want to grab the compatible Gamepad controller, priced at an additional $39.99.
Go grab it.
Play Links: Nexus Player | Gamepad Controller
You already downloaded Google Play 5.0, right? No? Go do it right now, then return to this post.
So yeah, Google Play 5.0 is here, it’s filled with Material Design, the colors for each category have all been re-done, and there are beautiful new animations that will mesmerize you. We saw a lot of this Material Design update when we got 4.9.13, but this polishes everything up and gets us ready for Android L. Even some simple things have changed for the better, like the “What’s new” sections after app updates that are now highlighted through a background color and new notifications icons after updating apps. (more…)
Previewed not too long ago, version 5.0 of Google Play that features Material Design is sneaking onto the web, ahead of an official launch from Google.
If waiting for the update to hit your phone does not sound like fun, you can download and sideload the apk file from the links below. (more…)
Motorola issued an update to its Motorola Camera app this afternoon, bringing with it a remote shutter control through Android Wear devices. Yes, you can now prop your phone up, step away from it, and snap photos after a short 3-second countdown on your Moto X (2nd gen), Moto X, or DROID phone.
The update also introduces improvements and bug fixes, while making it compatible with Kit Kat. Wait, what?
The update is live – go grab it! (more…)
Starting today, Google has opened up a pre-order system for blockbuster movies on Google Play, allowing users to buy their favorite new movies before they are available. Once the movie is released, it will be automatically added to your library and your credit card will be charged. (more…)
According to sources of The Information, Google will soon look to implement an application trials system through Google Play, allowing users to essentially preview applications without needing to use precious amounts of data. (more…)
Google Play Newsstand – not to be confused with the newly revamped Google News and Weather – received an update this morning (or will soon) that brings in a touch of Material Design, along with a new magazine reading experience. As a refresher, Newsstand is the app that combined Play Magazines and Currents into what should be the ultimate news consuming experience. The app originally showed off all sorts of new design highlights from the Android design team, but this new update takes it to another level. (more…)