Nexus Player factory image and binaries now available

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I know nobody has a Nexus Player (fugu) yet, but the factory image and binaries are already available for it. If you’re a tinkerer, you just might need them some day to restore your device so make sure to bookmark this page.

I wish we could say the same for the other Nexus devices like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, but unfortunately the Lollipop update has been delayed until November 12. I know that’s a complete disaster for many of you, but I think we can just sit back and relax. Before you know it, next Wednesday will be here and the world will be restored again.

sources: Factory Image / Binaries

 

Google and LG enter long-term patent cross-licensing agreement

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In a move that could only be beneficial to both parties, LG and Google have entered into a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement covering a ton of products and innovations as well as patents filed by both parties over the next ten years. An agreement like this could result in some interesting products with the companies being able to use each others advancements and technologies. Let us know in the comments what you’d like to see come out of this partnership.

Source: LG

Android Lollipop delayed until November 12 for most Nexus devices

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The Nexus 9 and Nexus Player already have Android Lollipop, but when will it drop for other devices like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7? According to Artem Russakovskii of Android Police, it has been delayed until November 12 because of a few bugs.

I know it’s disappointing, but you would have to agree that it’s better to get rid of the bugs before releasing it to the masses right? I can only assume that the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player willl get a newer update as well.

source: +Artem Russakovskii

MMS messages through Google Voice finally working on Verizon

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About a month ago, many Google Voice users were ecstatic when Google announced that Google Voice users on 100 North American carriers can finally receive MMS messages. However, one very notable carrier was missing from that list. Yup, you guess it….Verizon Wireless.

Well Verizon customers shouldn’t feel left out in the cold any longer. It appears that Verizon and Google quietly resolved the situation since a few users are reporting that things appear to be working fine now.

If you’re a Verizon customer, does this news inspire you to switch to Google Voice?

source: Droid-Life

Nexus 6 will be back in stock tomorrow and every Wednesday thereafter

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If you’re looking to order a Nexus 6 from Google Play, tomorrow might be your lucky day. In order to make it so that you don’t have to constantly go to the site, Google announced that they will be getting more devices in tomorrow and every Wednesday thereafter. Unfortunately we don’t know how many they will have or even what time they will become available.

They also made it a point to mention that the Nexus 6 will be available at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular later this month. It’s interesting that Verizon is absent from that list.

source: Google Play

Nexus 9 factory image is now available with LRX21L build

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This week is Nexus week as the latest round of devices are shipping to consumers. To coincide with this, the factory images for such devices are being posted by Google. Right now, the Nexus 9 factory image is available on with the latest build of Android 5.0 Lollipop (LRX21L).

At the time of this post being published, the Nexus 9 is the only device with its factory image for Android 5.0 uploaded. We will let you know when others, like the Nexus 6 or Nexus 5, get their factory images added.

Source: Google

Nest Thermostats getting software update this week

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Nest has announced that they will be pushing out an update to Nest Thermostat devices this week that includes some new and improved features. Nest says the Auto-Schedule function has been enhanced to learn new schedules and more quickly adapt to new heating and cooling patterns. The Nest Auto-Schedule feature has been one of the device’s key components and an important factor for the company in making an easy to use, “learning” device available for consumers. The feature works by remembering changes a user makes to temperatures and then creating a schedule on the fly from that since their research shows setting thermostat schedules tends to be too much of a chore for most users. Nest says the improvements to Auto-Schedule will help consumers save up to 6% on utility bills.
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