First Project Fi Invites are Going Out and We Have New Info on Google Voice Integration (Updated)

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…)

Download: Android 5.1.1 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices

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…)

Android Distribution Updated for May 2015 – Lollipop Running on Nearly 10% of Devices

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 Acquires Timeful Calendar App – Will Integrate Its Tech Into Inbox, Calendar, and 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…)

Deal: Grab a Nexus Player for $70 on Amazon, Get $20 of Google Play Credit

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.

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