Once you have Android 5.0 “Lollipop” up and running on your Nexus 5, you need to jump through to the About screen and check out the newest Easter Egg. It’s a Flappy Bird clone. Not even kidding – you can play Flappy Bugdroid as much as you want.
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.
Go get the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” SDK – it’s available!
Pre-orders for the HTC Nexus 9 may not open at Google Play until tomorrow, but Amazon has it available already. For $399, you can have the 16GB version, or for $80 more you can double that to 32GB. The device is available with Prime shipping and says it will be released by November 3.
I hate to say this, but you may get your Nexus 9 faster through Amazon than Google Play, with free or super cheap Prime shipping.
You are standing in a carrier store, staring at a mystery phone on a shelf that sits next to the Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3. Like those phones, it has top tier specs, including a 6-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 13MP camera with optical image stabilization, premium metal build, and is made by Motorola. It looks gorgeous and feels amazing in hand, even for a big device. Those other phones cost anywhere from $599 to $825 without a contract (depending on the carrier), or between $199 and $299 with one. After toying with all three phones for a few minutes, you decide that the mystery Motorola device might be the phone for you. So how much are you willing to pay for it? What if I told you that it was $649 without a contract? Would you be offended by that? (more…)
Google hosted its Q3 2014 earnings call today, announcing yet another strong quarter for the Mountain View champion. With revenue for the company up 20% year over year, at $16.5 billion, Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette states, “We continue to be excited about the growth in our advertising and emerging businesses.” (more…)