At a press event today, Spotify announced some major changes to their service built on the data they have amassed from 25 billion hours of listeners using the service over the past seven years. Besides new content that is being added in the form of video clips and podcasts, Spotify is planning to move away from the concept of genres and toward playlists focused more on moods, time of day, and listening history. Read more
The CNBC app for Android has now received a new update, which lets you stream content from the channel live on the go. This, in addition to the up-to-date stocks data and push notifications for other major news, makes CNBC a must have for finance buffs. Read more
Motorola UK has now started rolling out the Android 5.0.2 update for the first gen Moto G which was launched in 2013.
Google’s hardworking Chrome team has officially completed Chrome 41 Beta and is prepping it for release. Read more
It’s Wednesday and you know what that means – Google app updates. This week’s update list includes Sheets, Docs and Sides. Google is updating both the Android and iOS versions of the app. Read more
As reported yesterday, Google has updated the Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi), Nexus 9 (WiFi), and Nexus 10 to Android 5.0.1. Factory images were already posted, which you can use to manually update your device, but unless you’re unlocked, the preferred method is updating with the actual over-the-air (OTA) update since you won’t lose your data.
Good news!! The OTA updates are now available to download for the Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi) and the Nexus 10. The Nexus 9 should be available shortly.
We have the download links after the break, and don’t forget to check out our extensive guide on installing the OTA update to your Nexus device. If you prefer to go the factory image route, we have an extensive guide on that one as well.
One special aspect of Nexus devices is the super quick updates a Nexus user will get when a new OS is released. Read more
There are two methods for manually updating your Nexus device to Android 5.0 or 5.0.1 Lollipop. You can flash the factory image, but if your bootloader isn’t unlocked, it means you have to do a factory reset. The good news is that there is another method and that is to install the actual Over-The-Air (OTA) update. Even better news….you won’t lose your data!! Oh wait, there’s even better news…..we have all the instructions on how to do it right after the break.
Waze has rolled out an update to their application adding some new features. Extending their user-submitted data model, Waze now lets users submit information on local places. Users can add or edit information related to businesses or residential locations. This could include information about parking options or whether a location has drive-thru services available. Users can also submit photos to help other Waze users recognize a location when they arrive. Read more
Google is pushing out updates to a few of its apps, including Hangouts, YouTube, and Play Music. None of the updates are huge, but they bring a few extra features that are definitely worth having. Read more