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2 weeks ago

AT&T rolls out small OTA update for LG G3

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AT&T has started rolling out an OTA update for LG G3 owners today. While rather small, and certainly not Lollipop, the update brings some stability improvements as well as a "No power on" fix via a Qualcomm patch and various Google security patches.

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2 weeks ago

Cricket Wireless has special prices for several Android phones starting Friday

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Cricket Wireless, the no-contract subsidiary carrier of AT&T, will have special prices for a number of Android phones starting on Friday and lasting until January 8. That includes selling the HTC Desire 510 for free (after mail-in rebate).

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2 weeks ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 13

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.

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2 weeks ago

Nexus 6 review

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Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is a really big Moto X, minus most of the good Moto X bits

How much does Google's new Nexus 6 — manufactured by Motorola and a spitting image of the 2014 Moto X — have in common with its more diminutive cousin? I found that out the hard way, trying to pull the SIM card out of my Moto X and swapping it into what for us phone nerds (to say nothing of editors of Android websites) is one of the biggest releases of the year. And this was happening at 75 mph, somewhere on the New Jersey turnpike, in the back of an Uber, headed to Newark Liberty International Airport, with the clock ticking not just on my flight, but for my initial hands-on with the Nexus 6.

Not the first time I've done that, by the way.

And of course one of the SIM trays falls out of my lap and onto the floor of the car. I wasn't sure which tray I picked up. Turns out it didn't matter. You can put a Moto X SIM tray inside the Nexus 6. (And more important is that you can get it back out again.)

Was that a sign of things to come? Or just dumb coincidence? A little both, really.

But mostly it was an amusing start to a new era with a new Nexus, Android 5.0 Lollipop and Material Design. And here, now, is the Android Central review of the Nexus 6, Google's baby, birthed by Motorola.

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2 weeks ago

Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus factory images are live — here's how to update!

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Lollipop updates

New Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, 7, 10 and 9

Android 5.0 Lollipop is upon us! The Nexus 9 tablet tablet has been on sale for a good while, but today the first Lollipop updates have started to become available for Nexus devices in the form of factory images. At the time of writing we're seeing Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (Wifi-only, 2013 + 2014 models) and Nexus 10 over on the Android Developers site. There's also an updated build for the Nexus 9 — LRX21Q.

As always, Android 5.0 updates will filter to Nexus and Google Play edition devices automatically in the coming weeks for those who don't manually update.

However if you don't want to wait to update your Nexus phone or tablet, the good news is that manually updating your device is relatively easy. All you'll need is your Nexus, an unlocked bootloader, a little bit of command line knowledge. We'll walk you through the process after the break.

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2 weeks ago

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now rolling out to Nexus devices

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Here comes Lollipop

Behold, Android 5.0 Lollipop has started its long-awaited deployment to Nexus devices. Grab your Nexus, be it a Nexus 5 or a Nexus 7, or perhaps even the new vanguard the Nexus 9, and check thee for an update. It might be there, it might not. But it's coming, starting now.

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2 weeks ago

Nexus 5 getting Lollipop today, says Sprint

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In a message on its community forum, Sprint claims that the Nexus 5 will receive its update to the "final" version of Android 5.0 Lollipop from today. The update to Android 5.0, build LRX21O, "will be rolled out to devices in batches," according to the carrier.

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2 weeks ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 12

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.

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2 weeks ago

Saygus returns and claims it has a new Android smartphone in the works

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Utah-based Saygus, who had announced plans to enter the Android smartphone market several years ago but never launched a product, now claims it is working on a new device that will have "multiple ground-breaking features."

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2 weeks ago

T-Mobile delays Nexus 6 launch by one week

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There's some bad news for T-Mobile customers with their hearts set on grabbing a Nexus 6 this week. The magenta carrier has announced today, via its Google+ page, that it is delaying the launch of the Nexus 6 until the week of November 19th in order to provide a better experience for customers.

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2 weeks ago

Get an HTC One M8 for just $299 in today's new 'Hot Deal' at Noon ET

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Do you want an HTC One M8 for an ultra-cheap no-contract price? Then get ready as the company will sell the Android device starting at noon Eastern time today for just $299 on its "Hot Deals" website.

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2 weeks ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 11

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Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.

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2 weeks ago

Sprint starts selling Nexus 6 on Friday, November 14 for $696 without a contract

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Sprint has joined AT&T in announcing plans to sell Google's Nexus 6 smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Sales will being on its website and in its retail stores on Friday, November 14. Sprint will sell the 6-inch smartphone for $0 down and $29 a month for 24 months, or for $696 without a contract. Today's announcement did not reveal the pricing for the Nexus 6 on Sprint with a two year contract.

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2 weeks ago

AT&T will start taking Nexus 6 pre-orders tomorrow for $249 on-contract

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Nexus 6

AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for Google's Nexus 6 smartphone on Wednesday, November 12 in its retail stores and on its website. The carrier has not yet announced when shipments of their first Android 5.0 Lollipop device will begin.

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2 weeks ago

LG's new AKA smartphone has four cute personalities with spooky-looking eyes

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LG has just announced a new Android smartphone called the LG AKA that's being designed for people, specifically the people in its home country of South Korea, who want a little more personality in their device. The AKA will have up to four different virtual "characters" to choose from.

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