Android 5.0.1 OTA update for Nexus 6 now available to download, here’s how to install it

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Earlier today, Google started pushing the Android 5.0.1 update to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 6. Of course, it’s likely to take a few weeks for all devices to receive the over-the-air (OTA) update.

We have good news for those that just can’t wait a minute more. You can download the OTA Zip file and manually update your Nexus 6 without losing any of your data.

Just follow our step-by-step guide. If you already know what you’re doing, we have the download link below.

Nexus 6 (shamu) From LRX21O to LRX22C (5.0.1)

Google getting serious with Cardboard

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Whatever it started as, Google’s virtual reality viewer originally released as a “device” made out of a cardboard box has proven so successful that Google is investing even more in the platform. According to Google, they count more than half a million Cardboard viewers in use and with numbers like that, they have released a new round of updates for users, developers and makers of the device.
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Here are the apps compatible with the latest version of Android Wear

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Did you hear about the new version of Android Wear? It includes new features and a new companion app. Even better is the arrival of the Watch Face API that allows developers to make their very own watch faces harnessing the power of Android. Android Wear devices are no longer limited to the watch faces that came out of the box. Right now in the Play Store, there are a decent amount of apps that have already been updated with support for new watch faces. Some are fun while others are classy and they support the square and circular designs of current devices.


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Android Wear update brings Watch Face API, new features, and more

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Today, Android Wear is taking a massive step forward. Google announced updates for both the platform itself and the Android Wear companion app. The theme of the update is “Wear What You Want” because of the personalized features that have arrived. Now, no two Android Wear devices are likely to be the same. It is all about catering the experience to each and every user.

Hit the break for details.


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Google Cardboard gets new app for watching a Jack White concert in 3D

cardboardGoogle has released a new app for Google Cardboard, and it’s another concert app. But this time, instead of letting you watch a Paul McCartney concert, you get to see Jack White of The White Stripes play a few songs. You can view the performance in a full 360 degree rotation and the music has been tuned to give you the most realistic sound possible, so it should be a pretty cool experience. Like the McCartney version, though, you’ll need a device that has at least a 5-inch screen to check it out.

As an added bonus, this app should be available for Samsung’s Gear VR and the Oculus Rift in the future, too. Hit the link below for the download.

source: Android Central
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Google shows circuit board for Project Ara Spiral 2 prototype

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The Project Ara Module Developers Conference will be held in January to show how far the modular device program is coming along. The item above will also be present at the conference next month. What is it? That is the circuit board being used in the Project Ara Spiral 2 prototype. The Google ATAP team will have more to say about the component at the conference.

Google wants to make sure many people have a chance to interact with Project Ara in January. So for people that cannot attend the conference, event sites will be hosted throughout the world. Mountain View, Buenos Aires, London, and New York will all have events on January 14. And on January 21, Singapore, Bangalore, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo will have Project Ara events of their own.

Events will also be livestreamed on the Project Ara site and you can sign-up to be notified about that as well.

Source: +Google ATAP

New Chrome Experiment turns Wikipedia into WikiGalaxy

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Although we have not yet broken away from viewing the web using a flat 2D screen, whether it be a computer monitor or a mobile device’s screen, there is work going on by researchers and others to imagine what the electronic landscape of the Internet would be like if it were viewed in 3D space. This has led to some interesting experiments that present web sites as nodes represented in 3D space based on their relationships with other sites. French engineering student Owen Cornec recently decided to pursue a similar endeavour for Wikipedia. His work resulted in WikiGalaxy, a Chrome Experiment that displays Wikipedia articles as a 3D star map.
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