YouTube now supports 4K video at 60fps


A few months ago, YouTube enabled its publishers to upload 4K videos to its platform and as if that wasn’t enough, Google has today announced the launch of a new streaming version, called 4K Ultra HD, which essentially combines the 4K resolution (3840×2160) with 60 frames-per-second video playback to create the smoothest possible viewing experience. 

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Nexus 6 availability expands as six markets start selling the device

Google Nexus 6

Availability of the Nexus 6 around the world has slowly expanded since the device’s launch late last year. Today, Google introduced the device to an additional six markets all located in Europe. Consumers in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, and Portugal can now purchase the Nexus 6 online through the Google Store. This brings the total amount of markets to twenty-one.

Source: Google Store Help

New factory image of Android 5.1 LMY47I for Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 now available to flash


It looks like a new version of Android 5.1 (LMY47I) is going out as Google posted factory images for both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 yesterday. We don’t know what has been changed, but we expect it to be minor bug squashing, which is never a bad thing.

We also know that you guys don’t like waiting around for updates so flashing the image might be your best bet to get it now. There is no reason to be afraid of flashing. You don’t even have to lose your data if your bootloader is unlocked. We have the most complete and easy to follow instructions anywhere, so if you want to have the latest and greatest update up and running in less than a few minutes, make sure you follow this link.

source: Google Developers

Google Play Newsstand adds support for Austria, Belgium, Ireland, and Turkey


Content offered in the Play Store can be limited depending upon which country you reside in. Anyone in any country can access free content offered by Google in its digital store; however, only certain countries can make purchases. Today, four new countries received support for Play Newsstand. People in Austria, Belgium, Ireland, and Turkey can purchase and subscribe to magazines and newspapers from their mobile devices.

Source: Google Play (Google+)

YouTube preparing to get back in the game with live streaming platform


According to a new report, Google is preparing to relaunch its live stream platform with a focus on live gaming events and sporting events. Google sort of tried this once before with their YouTube Live service when they attempted to purchase Twitch for $1 billion. That deal fell through amidst claims of “antitrust concerns.” Since then, Twitch has gone on to achieve success in the market, with the backing of Amazon, while YouTube Live became an “also ran.” Now, Google appears to be ready to give it another go based on reports that internal resources are being committed to the initiative.
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