Tag Archive: Released


Android 5.1.1 factory image released for Nexus Player

Owners of the Nexus Player set-top box can be the first to download a factory image based on Android 5.1.1.

The download will allow owners of the Nexus Player to get the latest version of Lollipop and will likely be the start of many such downloads for Google’s Nexus devices.

Will the Sony Xperia Z4 be released in the UK, Europe or US?

After a Japan-only announcement, Sony’s keeping quiet on the possibility of a global launch for the Z4.

Sony this morning made the Xperia Z4 official, in what was its lowest-profile announcement for a flagship-level product in years. It’s a somewhat confusing half-upgrade from last year’s Xperia Z3 that sees Sony slimming down its high-end offering, cutting back on battery capacity, while packing in a more powerful Snapdragon 810 CPU. Much of the rest of the hardware,  [Read More…]

Android 5.1 SDK released, new APIs for dual-SIM devices and carrier apps

The handful of new APIs in the new Lollipop release focus on cellular and telephony.

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Android 5.1 Lollipop announcement, Google has released the Android 5.1 SDK to developers, along with details of the dev-facing stuff contained in the new version of the OS. Firstly, Android 5.1 brings the platform up to API level 22, which includes new APIs for devices with more than one SIM, as well as additional  [Read More…]

Verizon releases, unreleases promo video for phone released four months ago that it still doesn’t sell

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Pebble SDK 3.0 developer preview released with support for Pebble Time features

Hot on the heels of the launch of its highly successful Kickstarter campaign for the Pebble Time, Pebble has just released the first developer preview of the 3.0 update to its SDK which takes advantage of the wearable’s new features.

Amazon’s new Google Play app released without Appstore or Instant Video

Amazon has quietly hidden a Google Play Store app they had released in September which included integration with Instant Video and their own Appstore. In turn they have released another app dedicated exclusively to shopping for physical goods. A change in Google’s Developer Distribution Agreement is what has caused the shuffle, according to a statement from Amazon. You can still find the old Amazon app through a direct link, but it won’t turn up on searches.  [Read More…]

Android 5.0.1 factory images for Nexus 6 and Nexus 4 released

Google released Android 5.0.1 factory images for the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 last week, and now images for the updated OS are available for two more devices, the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 4.

‘Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War’ will finally be released in December

You may remember that back at CES 2014 in January, we got a live demo of Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War from the folks at Gameloft. At the time, the World War II-themed game was supposed to be released later that quarter. That date came and went with no such launch but this week Gameloft has confirmed that Brothers In Arms 3 will finally be released later in December for Android and other platforms.

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Android 5.0.1 shows up on AOSP, factory images also released

Google has pushed out a new build of Android Lollipop to the Android Open Source Project. Android 5.0.1 release 1 is now showing up on AOSP with a build number LRX22C. We’ll need some time to look and see what’s changed in Google’s Lollipop recipe, naturally, but the small version bump isn’t likely to change anything monumental. Helping us see what’s new are complete factory images, which have arrived for a few Nexus devices.

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Chrome 39 released with faster background loading

An update to Chrome for Android — version 39.0.2171.59, to be specific — is rolling out now onto Google Play. It might not hit or be available on your device immediately, but it’s coming. Google likes to roll things out nice and slow, just in case something breaks.

Here’s what’s new in Chrome 39:

Faster browsing with support for preloading pages in the background More polish to new Material Design look Lots of bug fixes!

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