Both LTE and WiFi models have files available, so be sure to grab the correct set. You can find them at the source link below. (more…)
According to at least one user over at reddit, Project Fi invites are starting to arrive in inboxes. We have yet to receive an invite ourselves and haven’t heard from anyone else who has, but this user posted up a walk-through of the setup process, all of which would take quite a bit of effort in order to fake. After looking through the images on display, I would tend to believe him, so let’s take a look at what we can expect when invites show up. (more…)
Update May 20: Nexus 4 and Nexus 9 LTE Android 5.1.1 OTA .zips added. (Edit: Nexus 5 too)
Now that Android 5.1.1 factory images have been posted for a number of Nexus devices, we are starting to see the rollout of over-the-air (OTA) updates to them, namely the Nexus 7 (2012) and (2013), Nexus 10, and Nexus Player. More will arrive soon (Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 4, and Nexus 9), so we are starting to compile a list of them all below. We know that many of you like to sideload updates rather than wait for them to hit your device – feel free to bookmark this one. (more…)
The monthly Android Distribution numbers have been updated for the month of May, this time showing a nice chunk of growth for Lollipop. Last month, Lollipop grew to a little over 5% of all devices, but in just a month, it is now nearly at 10%. Keep in mind, as more and more devices are released in 2015 that run Lollipop out of the box, that will help the build’s growth. (more…)
Google just announced that it has acquired Timeful, an iOS-only calendar app that tries to help “organize your life by understanding your schedule, habits, and needs.” The announcement came via the Gmail blog, but Google mentioned that they plan to integrate the technology behind Timeful into Inbox, Calendar, and “beyond,” so you could see it help tie together all sorts of Google services. I can’t see anyone arguing with better service-to-service integration. (more…)
More Android 5.1.1 factory images are being released by Google, this time for the Nexus 7 WiFi (2012 and 2013), plus the Nexus 10. Each are receiving build LMY47V, which is the latest available. (more…)
For a limited time, you can pick up a Nexus Player from Amazon and receive a $20 credit to Google Play for whatever you would like to download. This would also be a good time to announce that the Nexus Player is on sale through Amazon Prime for just $70, down from its usual price of $99.
Nexus Player is Google’s first commercial release of Android TV, a platform which turns any TV with an HDMI port into a smart TV with access to Google Play, Music, YouTube, Games, and much more.
Considering the price reduction, and the free $20 credit, this is a pretty good deal if venturing into Android TV is on your bucket list.
Quietly over on the Android Developers Google+ page, Google announced custom voice actions today for third party apps. They are currently piloting this new integration with select partners like NPR and Shazam, but are actively seeking additional app developers to join in on the fun. (more…)