Google Play edition devices are no longer available

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Never got around to purchasing a Google Play edition device? Then it is likely safe to say you never will. Slowly but surely, we have seen Google Play edition devices vanish online. A warning was never issued by Google and the company has proceeded to pull the devices from the Play Store. Most recently, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition was removed after months of being out of stock. Then, today, the HTC One (M8) Google Play edition was shown the door. It left the Google Play edition section with nothing to show; therefore, the initiative that pushed a stock Android experience on flagship devices is presumably gone.

Have you ever purchased a Google Play edition device? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Google Play

You can stream the Super Bowl to your Android tablet, but not your smartphone, through NBC

super bowl XLIXNBC is giving cord cutters an easy way to watch the Super Bowl thanks to an 11 hour live stream of the entire game, plus pre-game coverage and the halftime show. You’ll be able to watch the big game on NBC’s Sports Live Extra app on your tablet, or on a desktop or laptop or computer, which goes live at noon on February 1st.
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Google to bring Android tablets with Google for Education to UK schools

google_apps_for_education_video_screenshotGoogle is hard at work pushing Google for Education, and their next step is to offer Android tablets preloaded with Education services to schools in the UK. These tablets are customized for the curriculum used in the UK school system and offer great ways to manage time and get students more involved.

Schools have an option of which tablets they want to buy, some of which include the Nexus 7 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4. The tablets seamlessly link together for classrooms and have access to Google’s Education app store and are preloaded with Google’s work apps like Drive, Docs, and Sheets.
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Nexus 10 Android 5.0.2 OTA update now available to download and install, here’s how to do it

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The Android 5.0.2 OTA update became available last night for the Nexus 7 2013 WiFi so it was a matter of time until the Nexus 10 link became available. That time is now so if you’re rocking a Nexus 10, you can update it to Android 5.0.2 on your own or you can wait for it to be pushed to your device automatically. The auto method could take up to a couple of weeks, so if you’re anxious, then download the OTA from the link below.

If you’re not sure on how to install it or you simply need a refresher, be sure to hit up our extensive guide on installing OTA updates to Nexus devices. Have fun and let us know if you notice any peculiar bugs with this update.

Nexus 10 (mantaray) From LRX22C from LRX22G (5.0.2)

Our how to guide on installing the Lollipop OTA updates on Nexus devices

New Samsung 7-inch tablets delivered to India for testing

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The Indian import-export web site Zauba, which displays a database of goods shipped into the country, is showing some Samsung tablet devices that have been delivered for “testing & evaluation” purposes. Samsung is very active in the tablet market and much like their smartphone portfolio, they produce a wide variety of models. Currently Samsung seems to favor a couple different iterations of their tablet devices, regular tablets and stylus-enabled tablets, the latter being part of their Note line of devices. For their regular tablet devices, Samsung produces different sizes and combinations of wireless connectivity. The devices most recently spotted in the Zauba database are all 7-inch devices believed to be Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 tablets and join some units that were spotted back in December.
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You can now download and install the Android 5.0.2 OTA update on your Nexus 7 2013 WiFi, Here’s how

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Last week Google released factory images for the Android 5.0.2 update for the Nexus 7 2013 WiFi and the Nexus 10. The OTA update is now available for the Nexus 7, so you can manually update your device yourself.

We have the download link below, but if you aren’t sure of what you’re doing or you just need a refresher, be sure to check out our very extensive guide on how to do it. The Nexus 10 OTA is still not available, but I would expect a link to become available within the next day so stay tuned if you’re rocking a Nexus 10.

Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi (razor) From LRX22C from LRX22G (5.0.2)

Our how to guide on installing Lollipop OTA updates to Nexus devices

Could a next-gen LG G Pad 8.3 be on the way for Verizon?

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A leaked document from Verizon shows a device codenamed “LG-VK815″ listed next to other Verizon Wireless tablets: LG-VK410 and LGV700.

The 815 seems to be a step up of sorts from the original LG G Pad 8.3′s codename, 810. This could be suggesting the 815 is a new G pad tablet coming from Verizon — of course this is all very speculative, but it’s something to keep an eye out for nonetheless.

Source: MyLGPhones.com