We are rolling up on 24 hours since the Nexus 5 hit Google Play, so we thought it might be a good idea to update everyone on what inventory is left if you were still planning on picking one up. As of right now, both the Black and White models in the 16GB memory option are sold out, but the 32GB models appear to still be hanging in there for purchase. (more…)
Whoa, Nexus 5 orders are already shipping just hours after some of you placed your orders. Ours have yet to ship, but at least three readers have pinged us with shipment notifications. Assuming you all placed your order with 2-3 shipping, you could have your phone by Monday. Good job, Google, you may have done a launch right.
If yours has shipped, let us know which model you ordered and what your shipping parameters were. (more…)
The Nexus 5 went live on Google Play at 11AM Pacific this morning in both black and white, and with 16GB and 32GB storage options. It’s now just past noon and we’re seeing shipping dates creep out. Initial orders were showing a shipping date of 11/5, but now all Play listings for the new Nexus show a November 8 date. I’d say it’s pretty obvious that Google sold through most of their initial stock within an hour. That’s impressive.
Did you get your order in on time?
It may not be the arrival of the Nexus 5, but Google is indeed putting in work on Google Play store device pages. The Nexus 7 (2013) pages have been completely redone in terms of a model selection process. Previously, you had to choose from cards for each model of the Nexus 7 in a sub-section just below the device description, but now, Google is letting you choose the storage size via button, and then LTE (carriers separated) or WiFi from a drop down menu.
I don’t know that we should necessarily jump to this as meaning the Nexus 5 is going to be here any minute, but we like to see Google make moves in the Play store, especially when we know something is on the horizon. And as htowngtr already mentioned in the comments, this layout would make it really easy for Google to list both white and black models of the N5. (more…)
Tomorrow is one of my favorite holidays; one that is usually filled with ghouls, zombies, and piles of candy. To celebrate Halloween, many developers who have their spookily-themed games on Google Play, have lowered the price of their titles to get people into the spirit. For example, you can grab either House of Hell or Blood of the Zombies for just $2, down from their usual $5 price tag.
Ever set your phone down in a room and then completely forget where you left it a few minutes later? Motorola wants to help you find it with their latest update to Touchless Control. With an added “find my phone” command, you can activate an alarm on your phone that plays until you touch the screen. So if you’ve walked away from your device and can’t seem to find your way back to it, simply say, “OK, Google Now…find my phone.” The alarm (and screen above) should activate.
The new update also fixes bugs and improves accessibility access for the visually impaired. Touchless Control works with the Moto X, DROID MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini.
Time to find some new apps and games to keep you busy this weekend. Today, we have a few popular titles for sale on Google Play, including The Walking Dead: Assault for just a dollar, plus Final Fantasy V is still on sale for $11. Not too shabby.
Take a look at the full list below. (more…)