Google Just Introduced $40 Special Edition Skrillex Cases as Part of New “Editions” Case Program, Confirms World is Doomed by Naming One “Bae”

Google, randomly, just introduced a new program called “Editions” to the Google Store that is a series of creative collaborations with influencers. The collaborations are turning out special cases, like this first one which was made in partnership with Skrillex, king of the wub.  (more…)

Sprint Says Nexus 5 is Getting Android 5.1.1 “LMY48B” Update This Week

According to Sprint support, the Nexus 5 is set to receive an update this week to Android 5.1.1 build LMY48B (Sprint says it was supposed to start May 11). The update is listed as being nothing more than the update to 5.1.1 with included “security enhancements.” Tough to say what those security enhancements are, but in general, the update is expected to be quite minor.  (more…)

Download: Android 5.1.1 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices

Update July 2:  Added Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi update to LMY48G.

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…)

Top DL Deals of April: Nexus 5 for $199, 18000mAh Power Packs, Bluetooth Buds for $29

With the month wrapping up, we thought we would take a minute to feature some of the top deals of the month that were best sellers on the DL Deals store. In other words, these were the deals we told you about that you actually flocked to.

The deals include a couple of battery packs, an unlimited lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited, mystery Android collectibles boxes, Bluetooth ear buds, and a steal on the Nexus 5 through FreedomPop.

If you missed out on any of these the first time around, now is your chance to get in before they are gone.  (more…)

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Google Posts Android 5.1 “LMY47I” Factory Images For Nexus 5 and Nexus 6

Update March 25:  Google added Android 5.1 (LMY47I) images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. I think it’s safe to say that if there are many changes, they’ll be incredibly minor. This is still Android 5.1, not 5.1.1 or something else.

The first batch of Android 5.1 factory images are now available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (2012).

You will find links to all below. We will update this post as we have more.  (more…)

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Google Adds “On-Body Detection” to Smart Lock in Android 5.1

Smart Lock is arguably the best new feature in Android “Lollipop.” With a secure lock screen set, Google gives you a number of options in Smart Lock to keep your phone or tablet quickly unlockable when the device is near you, but can forcibly lock it when you step away from it or should you leave it behind. In the latest update to Android 5.1, Google added yet another option called On-body detection(more…)

Download: Android 5.1 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

Update 4/14:  Added Nexus 7 (2013) LTE and some others that were missing.

Update 4/13:  Nexus 4 LMY47O OTA .zip has been added below.

Now that Android 5.1 has begun rolling out, we are starting to capture over-the-air (OTA) .zip files for you to sideload should you not feel like waiting for the update to hit your device. The first to arrive is for the Nexus 5, but we wouldn’t be surprised if either Nexus 7 or the Nexus 10 or the Nexus 6 weren’t far behind.

As we continue to receive new file URLs that are direct downloads from Google, we will continue to update this post.  (more…)