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Owners of the 2014 Moto X on Verizon are beginning to receive soak test invites. We’ve gotten tips from several Android Central readers users that the invites are starting to roll out, and although there is no mention of what the soak test is intended for, it is possible that a Lollipop update is imminent.

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Huawei‘s Ascend Mate 2 will be receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop during the first half of 2015. It was recently announced that the device, which runs Android 4.3, would not get the upgrade to KitKat, so this is good news for Ascend Mate 2 users.

Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we’ve scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they’re fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.

As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren’t included, let us know in the comments.

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Amazon is reportedly preparing a new video streaming service that would undercut its rivals, particularly Netflix. The service would not be attached to Amazon Prime, and though it would have ads, it’s likely that consumers would still pay a subscription fee, however one significantly lower than what they pay now for Amazon’s rivals like Netflix and Hulu.

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We’ve pushed out an update to the official Android Central App this week (you may also know it in Google Play as the AC App for Android) that addresses a few bugs and adds the beginnings of a much-requested feature.

Here’s what’s up:

Android Central 212: Beards and Bugs

It’s been a bit of a big week as Android 5.0 Lollipop updates start hitting devices of those who might not have hopped on board first thing. And that’s caused a bit of a problem for some folks. We’ll discuss what’s going on, and what you can do about it. Plus, our Galaxy Note Edge review, the latest Android Wear watches, and we answer your questions live on air!

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The Nexus 6 hasn’t been out on the market for very long, but apparently the AT&T version has run into some issues… at least some of them have. Apparently at least a few devices had issues with bad software (the phone is one of the first to run Android 5.0 Lollipop), displaying a blank screen when turned on. As you can imagine, that makes the phone hard to use.

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ATT Nexus 6

The AT&T branded Nexus 6 has run into a little bit of an issue and it most likely has to do with their carrier influence on the device. Stores are being told to ship back their first batch of Nexus 6 devices due to a software bug.

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Sprint is offering their loyal customers some fairly substantial discounts for the holidays, including discounted device leasing, free service, and accessory discounts. Of course, it’s Sprint defining “loyal” here, though customers that have been deemed worthy of the title have started receiving emails about the offers. Here’s what Sprint’s offering…