Download and manually install the Android 5.1 OTA update for the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi (2013)


The Android 5.1 factory image for the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi (2013) was posted earlier, so it’s no surprise the official over-the-air (OTA) update is now ready for your downloading pleasure.

It’s fairly easy to flash and you don’t have to lose your data. Check out our extensive guide, which will help you each and every step of the way.

Android 5.1 factory images now available for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2013, And Nexus 7 LTE 2013


Android 5.1 is slowly making the rounds and next up is the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2013, and Nexus 7 LTE 2013. Factory images were posted for all three, and the actual OTA update was captured for the Nexus 4.

Flashing a factory image is really easy, so be sure to check out our extensive guide which will guide you every step of the way. If you happen to have an unlocked bootloader, you don’t even have to lose your data. We show you how to do that as well.

source: Google Developers

The Galaxy S6 is more durable than the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6 Edge, and even the Galaxy S5


SquareTrade already started a swarm of speculation that the Galaxy S6 Edge is more bendable than the iPhone 6 Plus, but this new video is a little more positive for Samsung.

It pits the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 plus against each other to find out how they compare as far as durability. The Galaxy S6 took 1st place overall, which is surprising in that I would have figured that the S5 would win this one. The S6 was found to be the least bendable at 110 pounds of pressure, and all three Galaxy phones survived the drop test with flying colors.

Watch the Huawei P8 unveiling right here


Huawei is holding a little event at 10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT in London, and it’s being live streamed since most of us can’t be there.

The P8 will be the star of the show and it’s expected to sport a 5.2-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) curved display, a 64-bit octa-core Huawei Kirin 930 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, and 2,600 mAh battery.

Hit the break for the live feed.

Twitter’s new quote feature now available on Android


Last week Twitter announced a new quoting system in which it will embed the Tweet you’re quoting, allowing you to type a full 140 character comment. In the past, the entire Tweet that you were commenting on went towards your character limit, so you often times couldn’t comment more than a few characters.

The new feature was only available on the iOS app, but the update is now live in Google Play right now. All you have to do is update the official Twitter app, and when you tap on Retweet, then select Quote Tweet, you will see the original Tweet embedded below your 140 character comment.

Play Store links after the break.

Sony Xperia Z4 could get announced on April 20


We have seen a number of Xperia Z4 leaks so an announcement has to be immanent right? Well apparently it will be announced in Japan on April 20.

The Xperia Z4 will look much like the Xperia Z3 and is rumored to sport a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) or Quad HD display (2560 x 1440) display, an octa-core Snapdragon 810, 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 20.7 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Here come the 4K displays: Sharp announces 5.5-inch 4K IGZO mobile display


There are already rumors that the Galaxy Note 5 will sport a 4K display, and even if it doesn’t, it won’t stop 4K displays from landing on your next smartphone.

Sharp just announced their own 4K (3,840 x 2,160) 5.5-inch IGZO display that sports a stunning 806 pixels per inch. This one won’t appear on a smartphone until 2016 since production isn’t scheduled until then.

Sprint will now hand deliver and assist you in setting up your new phone


You gotta love watching Sprint and T-Mobile add service after service in order to compete with the big boys. Sprint’s latest offering is called Direct 2 You, which is launching today.

You know what’s it’s like going to the carrier store right? Even if you know exactly what you want, it always seems to take hours to get the hell out of there. With Sprint Direct 2 You, a Sprint account rep will come to you with your knew phone, whether it be your home, office, coffee shop, or who knows, maybe even Disney World.

Samsung wants to use bitcoin technology in new applications


Bitcoin was all the rage a year or so ago, but its price is down by almost 50%. There still could be a future for the currency, but Samsung thinks the technology behind it is worth more to them.

They are currently working with International Business Machines Corp to bring bitcoin’s technology to new applications. It’s the bitcoin blockchain that interests them. It’s a public ledger that shows all bitcoin transactions in chronological order. This technology could be tweaked to show ownership for other assets using a network of computers or mobile phones.

Samsung will launch Avengers-themed accessories for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge


Back when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, consumers quickly edited an image of the Emerald Green Galaxy S6 Edge to include a photo of the Hulk.

At that time, Samsung Mobile global marketing lead, Lee Young-hee, suggested that they might offer an Avengers Edition of the phone assuming they could strike a deal with Marvel to include themed wallpapers and such. Now Samsung Electronics Vice President of Design for Samsung Mobile Lee Min-hyuk is saying that fans will be able to enjoy cases based on each character in the upcoming Avengers movie.

New render of Sony Xperia Z4 leaked


The Xperia Z4 continues to leak like a sieve. Today we have a press render, which really doesn’t reveal all that much more than what we have seen from previous leaks. However, if you’re a Sony Xperia fan, this just might get your blood pumping.

I am still wondering when Sony will announce this phone. There are no major events until IFA, which is in September. Sony traditionally likes to announce their mobile devices at these types of events. Could they host a special event on their own for the Z4?

source: @OnLeaks