Ending directly before midnight tonight, now is your chance to score a device from HTC at a discounted price. Possibly looking to take a bit of wind out of OnePlus and Motorola’s sails, HTC has slashed prices on a few of their devices, including the Nexus 9, One M9, and Re Camera. (more…)
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The Android M Developer Preview 2 is now available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player.
The Nexus 5, 6, and 9 are getting build MPZ79M, while the Nexus Player gets MPZ79N. These, like previous previews, are in the form of a factory image that requires adb in order to flash if you want them immediately. However, Google does appear to be pushing over-the-air (OTA) updates to preview 2 for those on preview 1. Feel free to check in Settings>About to see if the update is live for you. If it’s not there yet, Google says that it should show up “within a few days of availability.” (more…)
If you have used a tablet running stock Lollipop, then you probably know that the notification shade situation isn’t exactly ideal. Before Lollipop, Google was using two separate pulldowns for the notification shade on tablets, one that would show notifications and another that gave you access to quick toggles. Since those were combined into a multi-layered single notification shade in Android 5.0+, they decided to center it on tablets, no matter where you swiped from. (more…)
Google has announced a whole bunch of features of the Android M Developer Preview, which we have detailed here. But what about devices? Well, they also announced that it will be available on the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. They didn’t say when, but I would imagine that it will be soon – maybe even this week.
As we learn more about availability, we’ll update this post. (more…)
Google posted Android 5.1.1 factory images today for the Nexus 9 LTE (LMY47X) and Nexus 5 (LMY48B), leaving the
Nexus 7 (2013) LTE, Nexus 7 (2012) mobile, Nexus 4, and Nexus 6 as the only current Nexus devices without them. I would imagine they will be here before long. Once they do show up, we’ll be sure to share them. (more…)