Purchased the carrier variant of the Nexus 6 through T-Mobile? Then prepare for a software update to appear any minute. On Twitter, T-Mobile’s Desmond Smith announced that the rollout of Android 5.1 for the Nexus 6 has begun. Included with this software update is the activation of VoLTE for high quality calls.
Let us know in the comments how you’re liking the update.
Source: @AskDes (Twitter)
The HTC One M7 has been in the news lately thanks to the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update (belatedly) being rolled out around the world. It would appear that this is the last major Android update that the M7 will receive though, according to HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi.
If you own a Motorola Droid Turbo on Verizon, you’ve probably been waiting patiently (or not) for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to hit your device. Verizon doesn’t have the best record when it comes to Android updates, but we have some news (good and possibly bad) after the break.
If you’ve ever used the Google Docs app, you’ve probably experienced the frustration of seeing the editing tools getting in the way of viewing a document whilst scrolling through, making it difficult to view everything you need to without those pesky icons obscuring information. Luckily, the Google Docs app is receiving an update that will solve this irksome problem. More info and the Apk download link after the break. Read more
If you’re rocking a Motorola smartphone, you may be interested to know that the Motorola Gallery app received some love earlier today in the form of an update that includes Material Design cues and other improvements. More details on What’s New after the break. Read more
It’s great being able to stream the latest episode of House of Cards on your TV via your Chromecast isn’t it? Although it can be really frustrating having to grab your smartphone when you want to pause the program in a hurry, sometimes it’s just quicker pressing a physical button on the TV remote. Thankfully, Google has updated the Chromecast to allow you to pause and unpause videos with the infra-red remote that came with your TV. Read more
So, Google Now is a pretty handy app, isn’t it? With its ability to turn our search and location data into useful facts, bringing us the latest scores from our favourite sports teams (or not), reminding us of appointments and even showing us gas stations on the route you are driving, it’s getting more difficult to imagine life before Google Now. With that, we have news that Google Now is set to become even more useful thanks to the planned release of an open API that any app developer will be able to bake into their apps. More details after the break. Read more
Microsoft is desperately trying to break into the mobile world of technology, and while its Windows Phones may be capable devices, they certainly aren’t popular. Read more
There is talk spreading that Google may be considering creating a VPN service for Android users everywhere. This talk stems from a secret hidden beneath the new Android 5.1 update for the Nexus 6. Read more
Since last summer, we have seen Android makes its way to new form factors. The operating system now works with phones, tablets, wearables, and vehicles. With so many form factors now supported, it makes sense that Google wants apps to have seamless experiences. The company has introduced a sample multi-device application called Universal Music Player that offers a continuous experience across Android, Android Wear, Android Auto, and Google Cast devices.
Hit the break for looks at the mult-device approach in action.