Nexus 9 LTE Now Available From Google Play Too

This morning, T-Mobile announced that it was the first carrier to begin selling the Nexus 9 LTE for Google’s suggested price of $599. While they may still have the exclusivity on carrier availability, Google has gone ahead and started selling the LTE model through Google Play as well.

For $599, you can grab the LTE-ready Nexus 9 with 32GB of storage. It ships by December 19.  (more…)

Nexus 9 Magic Cover in Coral Available From HTC (Updated: Google Play Too)

The Nexus 9 “Magic Cover” or “Cover” or “2-in-1 Stand,” an accessory that I have been impatiently waiting for because I want that magnetically multi-fold magic-ness, is finally available, though only in one color and only directly from HTC. If you cruise over to HTC’s Nexus 9 page (link below), you can buy the Nexus 9’s Cover in Coral Amethyst (“Amtheyst”) for $39.99.  (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…)

Video: HTC One (M8) GPE Lollipop Tour!

Android 5.0 “Lollipop” is not even two months old, but Google has already released a new version to address some bugs. That new version is Android 5.0.1, a version which few devices are currently running outside of a handful of WiFi Nexus tablets and the HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition. Since the One (M8) GPE is the first phone to run this new build, and at this point we have only shown Motorola devices running Lollipop, we thought we should take it for a tour.  (more…)

Download: Android 5.0 (and 5.0.1) OTA Updates for Google Play Edition Devices

With Android 5.0.1 and 5.0 OTA updates rolling out to most Nexus devices at this point, we wanted to make sure our Google Play Edition friends were caught up as well. The Android 5.0 updates have been rolling out to the G Pad 8.3 and Z Ultra for a couple of days now, but we are just now getting updates for the One (M7) and One (M8) after a couple of delays.

As we have done with Nexus updates for years, we have put together a list of direct downloads for you below for your Google Play Edition device. We currently do not have Moto G or Galaxy S4 updates, but will hope to add them soon. (more…)

HTC “Hima” Flagship Device Rumored to Sport Snapdragon 810, 5-Inch FHD Display, 20.7MP Camera

2015 is so close you can almost touch it. “It” being the CES mutant flu that will cover Las Vegas during a week of insanity and tech announcements. But outside of the deathly pre-zombie apocalypse we are so close to willfully walking into, 2015’s arrival also means that we are prepping for the wave of rumors of new flagships to arrive. First up, HTC and the “Hima!” According to steady HTC leaker @upleaks, HTC’s new flagship device won’t be the One (M9) after all; instead the device is codenamed “Hima” and will be even more powerful than the “M9″ device that rumors detailed earlier in the week(more…)