To celebrate the holiday season and Nexus devices and Android Pay and free things, Google has decided to hand out $20 Best Buy e-gift cards to anyone who uses their Nexus device and Android Pay to buy something. From today through December 31, you are eligible for the free e-gift card, as long as supplies last. (more…)
With Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official and ready for your device in the form of a factory image, it only makes sense that we would start to see the over-the-air (OTA) .zip files arriving as well. We have begun to capture many below and will continue to update this post regularly until we have them all. You may just want to bookmark this post.
As a recap, we have two Android 6.0.1 builds at this time as MMB29K and MMB29M. The updates feature December security fixes, but also introduce a whole bunch of new emoji, along with a new font to Android at a system level. Other than that, there isn’t much else that is new. Still, because we have security fixes here, you’ll want to update as soon as possible.
The files and instructions on what to do with them can be found below. (more…)
Update 12/7: They are back again! (Still only for Nexus phones, though.)
This morning, Google pushed two apps to Google Play for the first time, Contacts and Phone (or Dialer, depending on Google’s mood). The arrival of each shouldn’t surprise you, though I am a bit surprised it took this long for Google to do this, since they started decoupling their stock apps from Android long ago. (more…)
Earlier this morning, Google announced that Android 6.0.1 would begin rolling out to Nexus devices with a whole bunch of emoji. Moments ago, they followed up that announcement by posting up factory images of Android 6.0.1 for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus Player, Nexus 9 (LTE and WiFi), Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi and LTE. (more…)
Last week, Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer teased via Twitter that a new update would arrive on Nexus devices this week with a whole bunch of new and updated emoji on board. Today, that update is official as Android 6.0.1. And yep, it includes a bunch of new emoji, which we showed you last week. (more…)
Earlier in the week, Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer told us to expect new emoji on Nexus devices next week, thanks to a system update that will be joined by a new keyboard and font. Shortly after he made the announcement, we took to Hangouts on the web after a tip told us that re-vamped emoji expected to be a part of the update were already available and showed you many of them (pictured above).
Then yesterday, a redditor created a script to pull them all from Hangouts, but his script managed to get the new ones that will show up next week on Android as well, not just the re-vamped versions. You can see them all below. However, in case you were wondering, taco, middle finger, unicorn, upside down smiley, popcorn, and turkey emoji are all there. (more…)
Hiroshi Lockheimer, Android daddy of them all, announced this evening that new emoji are coming to Android next week via Nexus phones. Lockheimer mentioned that a new keyboard, new font, and new code will all be a part of the emoji arrival, so that means full software updates to the Nexus line. (more…)
In my Nexus 5X review, I mentioned that the original Nexus 5, a phone two years old, performs better with Android 6.0 Marshmallow than the new LG model. I don’t know how that is possible with all of the new tech inside of the 5X, but it was painfully obvious. Outside of the camera being pretty poor in the original Nexus 5, it’s still a phone worth considering at the right price. $209 might be the right price. (more…)