Nvidia Shield Tablet now receiving Android 5.0.1 update

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Nvidia has begun rolling out a relatively important stability update to all variants of its Shield Tablet. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade doesn’t bring much to the table, it merely transports “improvements for the general user interface and application responsiveness”, but we’re not complaining as it shows that the manufacturer is committed to making its device the best it can possibly be.


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LG files a slew of trademarks involving the “G Pad” name

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At CES 2015 next month, LG could be introducing new tablets that fall under the G Pad series. The company filed new trademarks a few days ago with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The names are G Pad II, G Pad X, and G Pad F. This does not mean that LG is designing entirely new tablets, though. It could merely be existing tablets with upgraded specifications.

We will find out more in the coming weeks and months.

Via: MyLGPhones

T-Mobile finally rolling out Android 4.4.4 update for Galaxy Tab 3

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T-Mobile has at last started rolling out the pretty hefty, much-anticipated Android 4.4.4 over-the-air (OTA) update to all its carrier-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 3′s located in the United States. The upgrade brings the latest build of KitKat to the slate, complete with a multitude of additional bug fixes and speed optimizations.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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Top 6 Reasons Why Android OEMs Should Expect Dismal Growth In 2015

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As we close on 2014, and approach 2015, it doesn’t hurt to take a step back and reflect on what was accomplished and what didn’t work out so well during the year. 2014, without a doubt, showed off some great new tech like Android Wear, and virtual reality is finally showing tangible signs of life. Even Apple decided to finally do something new (for itself) and make a reasonable phone size.

2014, as it’s winding down, is also showing some rather dangerous indications of what might be in store for Android OEMs in 2015. Sharp declines in sales, market stagnation and ridiculous patent warfare may bleed over into the new year, and I doubt anyone is going to come out victorious in the end.
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Android 5.0.2 factory image for Nexus 7 (2012) is available

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Have the 2012 model of the Nexus 7? Then go ahead and install the latest version of Android. On the Android Developers site, Google posted the Android 5.0.2 factory image for people that like doing things themselves. The factory image posted, though, is only for the WiFi variant (“nakasi”) and Google has yet to post any Lollipop factory images for the mobile data-enabled variant (“nakasig”). The Android 5.0.2 factory image is build LRX22G.

New to the whole process of installing a factory image? We put together guide with plenty of details so you can do it easily.

[Factory Image Link]

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra seemingly on the way, 13-inch display included

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Just like phones, tablets are getting bigger and bigger. It seems like Sony will be releasing a tablet with a massive 13-inch display sometime next year. The listing above was spotted by Pad News, showing that the tablet will be known as the Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra. The name is fitting considering the ‘Ultra’ title is designated to Sony’s largest devices. The display’s resolution is 3840×2400 and features the company’s TRILUMINOS, Live Color LED, and X-Reality technologies.


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Google Play carrying Nexus 9 with LTE for $599

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Earlier today, T-Mobile started selling the Nexus 9 with LTE. The carrier is charging customers $24.99 per month for two years with the full retail price being $599. Prospective buyers that are not with T-Mobile have another option to purchase the LTE variant of the Nexus 9. Directly through Google Play, the Nexus 9 with LTE is available for the same $599 full retail price. Color and storage options are limited to the 32GB model in Indigo Black.

The Google Play listing has the Nexus 9 with LTE leaving the warehouse by December 19.

[Google Play Link]