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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For smaller budgets, Huawei launches the Huawei P8 Lite

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Although it was not part of their big event today to launch the Huawei P8 and Huawei P8max, the company also launched a third device aimed at the mid-tier market. The Huawei P8 Lite comes with a 5-inch display running at 1280 x 720 resolution and is powered by a Kirin 620 octa-core processor. Despite being a mid-tier device, the P8 Lite will support 4G LTE service and comes equipped with a reasonably capable 13 MP rear camera. The hardware also includes 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

Huawei has not yet announced pricing or availability for the P8 Lite, although seeing it hit the same 30 markets as the P8 and P8max would not be surprising. Sources believe pricing should be consistent with something like the Motorola Moto G, which would be a competing device.

source: phoneArena

Google announces winning apps from their Google Fit Developer Challenge

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Google has announced the winners of the Google Fit Developer Challenge that they launched last year. The challenge was designed to help encourage developers to look at the Google Fit platform and figure out unique, fun ways to get users active while using their Android devices. The challenge was launched with the support of adidas, Polar and Withings. Besides having their apps highlighted in Google Play, the winning developers will also be receiving some prizes from the sponsoring companies including:
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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

The Galaxy S6 is more durable than the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6 Edge, and even the Galaxy S5

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SquareTrade already started a swarm of speculation that the Galaxy S6 Edge is more bendable than the iPhone 6 Plus, but this new video is a little more positive for Samsung.

It pits the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 plus against each other to find out how they compare as far as durability. The Galaxy S6 took 1st place overall, which is surprising in that I would have figured that the S5 would win this one. The S6 was found to be the least bendable at 110 pounds of pressure, and all three Galaxy phones survived the drop test with flying colors.


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Watch the Huawei P8 unveiling right here

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Huawei is holding a little event at 10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT in London, and it’s being live streamed since most of us can’t be there.

The P8 will be the star of the show and it’s expected to sport a 5.2-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) curved display, a 64-bit octa-core Huawei Kirin 930 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, and 2,600 mAh battery.

Hit the break for the live feed.


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Nuance partners with Samsung to use the Gear S smartwatch as a physician’s dictation device

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Samsung’s Gear S is an interesting smartwatch; it runs Tizen firmware and has cellular connectivity along with having a curved 2-inch AMOLED display. Now it seems that Nuance, the company behind the Dragon – Naturally Speaking software, want’s to turn the Gear S into a dictation tool for physicians, according to an announcement at the 2015 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference being held in Chicago.


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Samsung publishes the Galaxy S6 Experience app to the Play Store

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You would have to have been living on the moon if you weren’t already aware of the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, and even then, there’s a chance you might have seen something. In case you are unsure what the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets are all about, Samsung has published the Galaxy S6 Experience app to the Google Play Store for you to browse through.


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