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Nexus 6 ROM port gives a closer look at Lollipop features and apps

Nexus 4 Lollipop

Leaked firmware reveals new Gmail, Calendar and Messenger apps, along with a few surprises ...

The most recent Android 5.0 developer preview gave is a pretty good idea of what to expect from Lollipop when it officially launches. But not every feature from the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 can be found in the current developer build, and what's more the updated Material Design Google apps are also MIA.

In recent days, however, a new custom ROM ported from the Nexus 6 has shed some light on Lollipop in a more final form, complete with new Google apps, an updated Messenger app, the long-awaited Google Fit app and a handful of other surprises.

Read on for a closer look.

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1 hour ago

Barnes & Noble's latest collaboration with Samsung is the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1


After rolling out the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook earlier this year, Samsung and Barnes & Noble have announced that they're launching a larger variant based on the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4.

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1 hour ago

Microsoft Garage launches a bunch of new Android apps


Microsoft Garage, a division of the company that allows their employees to work on any project they desire, has released a bunch of new apps specifically for Android devices this week as part of a new effort to show the general public what their employees are working on in their spare time. Here's a quick round up of what's available.

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2 hours ago

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 video walkthrough


We got a quick first look at the new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 a couple of weeks back at the grand launch event in London. Press launches are never, ever, the best place to get to know a new device properly so we've got one in for review to spend some quality time with it. We've got the 10-inch version here, so no projector to play with, but that and the QHD display aside it's pretty much identical to the bigger Yoga 2 Pro.

So it's time to break it out and take a closer look.

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3 hours ago

Rovio's LVL11 publishing arm takes off with obstacle-dodging game called Retry


Want to fill the void left behind by Flappy Bird? Rovio may have the solution with Retry, a game that involves steering an out-of-control plane through a series of challenging obstacles.

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3 hours ago

Hearthstone set to arrive on Android tablets by the end of this year


Blizzard has already confirmed that Hearthstone is coming to Android, for both tablets and smartphones, but those on the former could see the popular title arrive before 2015. According to a new Hearthstone blog post, the team have almost completed work on the Android tablet version.

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5 hours ago

Huawei giving away Honor 6 in preparation of European launch


Huawei has launched a new landing page for the Honor 6, which will soon be launching in Europe. As well as a new countdown clock and some details about the octa-core sporting device, the company will be giving away 50 smartphones to those who register with their email address, putting the marketing in the hands of eager consumers.

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6 hours ago

It's not you, Google+ and Hangouts are down for everyone [Update: back online]


Update: And the services are working again. Now you can get back to looking at cat gifs.

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7 hours ago

Sony reportedly considers slashing smartphone sales targets once again


Sony simply cannot catch a break. After announcing a $2.1 billion loss and a move to restructure its mobile division last quarter, it now looks like the brand will lower its smartphone sales targets for the financial year.

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13 hours ago

Moto 360 chargers now in stock on Google Play


Google Play is following Best Buy in stocking spare Moto 360 Chargers. You can pick up the Qi wireless charger for a cool $39.99 from the Google Play store here.

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14 hours ago

Samsung China introduces low-end Galaxy Core Max


Samsung introduced a new member of the Galaxy Core series this week, but don't get your hopes up. Detailed on Samsung China's website, the handset is called the Galaxy Core Max and is a relatively low-end affair.

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15 hours ago

Moto 360 update lightens your mood, brings better battery life, displays accurate time


Just like the LG G Watch, Motorola's smartwatch is also getting an update that brings some improvements to Android Wear while being more battery efficient in the process. With the new Moto 360 update, a Smart Battery Saving feature automatically turns off ambient mode after your battery drops to 15 percent. Other features include more accurate time, mood lighting while charging, and a new gesture to see the full watch face without dismissing the notifications.

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16 hours ago

Expansys lists mid-range Xperia E3 for $139.99 unlocked


Looking for a deal on an unlocked mid-range Android device? Online retailer Expansys has just listed the Sony Xperia E3 for $139.99, discounting the handset from its original $199.99 price point.

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16 hours ago

Eye Experience coming to Verizon HTC One M8 owners as early as tomorrow


Verizon owners of the HTC One M8 will be getting a new firmware update for their phones as early as tomorrow. HTC's Mo Versi had let followers know on Twitter that the Eye Experience software update is getting technical approval and could launch as soon as tomorrow at noon. The software brings some of the camera features that debuted on the HTC Desire Eye.

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