Nexus 9 With LTE Now Available From T-Mobile (Updated)

The carrier-ready version of this year’s Nexus tablet, the Nexus 9 LTE, is now available at T-Mobile. Priced at $599.76 if you buy it outright ($24.99 for 24 months with a payment plan), you are getting everything in the WiFi model that we reviewed a few weeks back, only now you have the opportunity to attach it to a carrier to gobble up data when on the go.  (more…)

Google Fit Update Brings Support for Manual Entry of 100 New Activities

An update has been pushed to Google Fit this afternoon, one which brings manual entry support for 100 new activities, as well as an experimental feature for users of Android Wear.

The experimental feature, which was more than likely highly requested by users, allows your Fit to continuously track your activity, even when it is unpaired from a smartphone. For example, if you go on a run through the woods and leave your phone in the car, your watch should still track the data properly, then sync that info once your devices are reconnected.  (more…)

Chromecast Update Brings Guest Mode, Beta Mirroring, Fresh Material UI

The Chromecast app received an update yesterday that not only included the much anticipated Guest Mode, but the UI of the app also got a fresh Material Design makeover and screen mirroring is open in beta to most devices running Android 4.4.2+. The update is rolling out in stages (of course it is) on Google Play or can be sideloaded using the link we included below.  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 9 is $50 Off at Amazon

The Nexus 9 in all sizes and colors (sans Sand because it still doesn’t exist) is $50 off right now at Amazon. That translates to $349 and $429 for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively, which is a solid price on a tablet that both Tim and I really enjoy. In fact, in our Nexus 9 review, Tim called it a “superb tablet,” something that can’t be said about most Android tablets.

As a recap, the Nexus 9 runs Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and sports a NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit processor, 2GB RAM, 8.9-inch 4:3 display (2048×1536), 8MP rear camera, and a 6,700mAh battery. It’s made of soft touch plastic that will remind you of the Nexus 5, but then classes it up with a metal banding around the outside of its body. Again, this (or the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet) is the Android tablet to have.

Tough to tell how long this deal will last, but you may want to jump on it before long. Oh, and the device qualifies for Prime shipping.

Amazon Link  (more…)

Download: Android 5.0.1 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

Android 5.0.1 OTA updates are starting to pop-up this afternoon for a handful of Nexus devices, which isn’t all that surprising after seeing the new Android version hit AOSP yesterday with factory images shortly behind it. The first three devices to receive build LRX22C are the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, and Nexus 10. But don’t be surprised if the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi, and Nexus 6 updates aren’t far behind them.

As is the case each time new OTA updates rollout for Nexus devices, we have started a running list of the updates that can be sideloaded, along with instructions for flashing them. We will continue to update this list as more device updates pop up. Also, as a reminder, we only provide the direct-from-Google download links, so these are as safe as can be.  (more…)

Nexus 6 Android 5.0.1 Factory Image Now Available as Build LRX22C (Update: Nexus 5)

Update 12/15:  Nexus 5 factory image of Android 5.0.1 has now been added.

Update:  The OTA .zip files for each phone can be found here.

The Android 5.0.1 factory images for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 4 were just posted as build LRX22C. This should mean that an over-the-air update is around the corner for both. Until that happens, feel free to flash away to be up-to-date on the latest in Lollipop.  (more…)