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1 week 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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1 week 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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1 week 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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1 week ago

Nexus 9 review

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Nexus 9 review

Meet Google's new "premium" tablet — the HTC-built, NVIDIA-powered Nexus 9. We've been waiting for a new tablet as a replacement for the Nexus 10 for quite a while, and with the removal of all traces of the Nexus 7 from Google's online store, it appears that the Nexus 9 is the reference tablet, consumer tablet, and tinkerer's tablet that Google wants to deliver.

We've had it here for a bit. We hesitated to run a review right away, as Google dropped quite the update on everyone at the last minute. We knew it would change some of the things we were seeing, so we gave it a few extra days. That's how we do things here, and in this case it makes a *really* big difference.

With a week or so of the new software under our belt, let's have a look at all the good and bad that comes with Google's all-new Nexus 9.

Read more in our full Nexus 9 review!

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1 week 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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1 week ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 10

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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

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 7

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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

Verizon's new Ellipsis 8 is an XLTE tablet starting at $149

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We now have a follow-up to last year's Ellipsis 7 tablet: the Ellipsis 8. Like its predecessor, this isn't a high-end tablet by any means — it's a cheap and easy way onto the Verizon network, in this case the AWS-laden XLTE network. But it is an improvement, bringing an 8-inch HD display to the party for $149 with a 2-year contract.

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2 weeks ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 6

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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. Oh, and even though it doesn't look like there's anything directly phone-related, ThinkGeek has an awesome half-off sale on right now.

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2 weeks ago

Verizon set to unveil 8-inch successor to the Ellipsis tablet for $259.99

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The Ellipsis 8 has been spotted on Verizon's website, listed for $149.99 when taken out with a plan or $249.99 if you'd rather purchase the device outright. Much like the Ellipsis 7 Verizon announced last year, specifications aren't anything to scream about since we're talking about affordable hardware from a carrier.

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2 weeks ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 5

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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. Oh, and even though it doesn't look like there's anything directly phone-related, ThinkGeek has an awesome half-off sale on right now.

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2 weeks ago

NVIDIA Shield tablet getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update this month

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A few weeks after NVIDIA confirmed that its Shield tablet would get an over-the-air update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, the company has revealed that the update will be rolling out sometime later in November.

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2 weeks ago

HTC's 'Hot Deal' promotion drops Nexus 9 to $199, but hurry!

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Nexus 9

Servers are bumpy, but HTC's starting up a "Hot Deal" promotion that drops the 16GB Nexus 9 to $199. Once the limited quantity is gone, both storage options (16GB and 32GB) will save $50 through midnight EDT tonight.

Good luck!

Aaaaaaand it's gone. All sold out. But we might see more "Hot Deal" promotions from HTC in the future, so we'll let you know if and when that happens.

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2 weeks ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 4

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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. Oh, and even though it doesn't look like there's anything directly phone-related, ThinkGeek has an awesome half-off sale on right now.

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2 weeks ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for November 3

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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 listed, let us know in the comments. Oh, and even though it doesn't look like there's anything directly phone-related, ThinkGeek has an awesome half-off sale on right now.

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