Samsung starts updating Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with Lollipop

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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 should be on the lookout for a notification letting them know an update is available. Samsung has started rolling out the update to Android Lollipop for the WiFi version of the tablet. This update is hitting about one month after Samsung started updating the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 to Lollipop. Like the update that went out for that larger device, Samsung is basing this update for the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 on Android 5.0.2.

Like most major updates these days, Samsung is deploying the update in a phased manner, so it may take a little while before it shows up on user devices. The update will be available over-the-air or through Samsung Kies.

source: SamMobile

Carphone Warehouse’s iD mobile network launching in May, offering flexible plans and affordable 4G data

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It seems that everyone is busy announcing new mobile networks lately, what with Google unveiling its Project Fi network yesterday in the States, and now we have Carphone Warehouse (CPW) taking the covers of its iD mobile network in the UK. Just like Google, CPW has decided against the great cost of building its own mobile network infrastructure and has instead partnered with the Three Network. Read more

Dimensions of Samsung’s upcoming 9.7 Inch Galaxy Tab S2 tablet leak, said to be inspired by the Galaxy S6 design

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The Galaxy S6 has been available to purchase for a couple of weeks now, and if you haven’t read Rob’s review of it yet, you can catch up here. The review said that the Galaxy S6 was ‘knocking on the door of perfection‘, this bodes well for the upcoming Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 because today’s leak says that it will sport a Galaxy S6 inspired design. More details after the break.

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The ‘texting thumb’ injury is becoming more common thanks to increased smartphone usage

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Smartphones and tablets have so many uses, from texting to playing games on them, using them as e-readers or sat-nav devices, and sometimes, just sometimes, we even make phone calls on them. A well-known side-effect of these electronic devices is that people can often become more interested in what is on the display they are holding and not what is going on in real-life. But the side-effect we are going to discuss today though is where smartphones and tablets are impacting on our thumbs and wrists, as explained by Dr. Dori Cage, an orthopedic surgeon in San Diego.

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

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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.

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

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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