Earlier this morning HTC had a press Q&A event titled the “Uh-Oh” event in which the main focus was to discuss their new “Uh-Oh” warranty program. While HTC had detailed that in full, HTC also went into detail about all the pertinent information regarding the One M9 — such as the official US release date and possible Google Play editions.
Usually we have to wait until after a phone is released, it could be months (Moto! ಠ_ಠ) or it could be day one (Nexus praise!), but eventually it seems like the majority of Android phones (especially popular ones), get rooted. The process to achieve root though, could be daunting, that’s where Chainfire comes in.
It’s been a few years since Google first released the Chromebook Pixel, the epitome of a top tier Chromebook. It featured top of the line specs, a killer design, and a price tag to compete with top tier laptops. Although the original Chromebook Pixel could still be considered a top choice Chromebook, Google thought a refresh was in order to appease the die-hard Chromies who just can’t get enough Pixel.
If there’s one thing we can mostly all agree on, it’s that Verizon is hardly ever the first to do something; whether that’s getting a certain device, updating a phone, or offering services, they just like to take their time. Well, after 6 months, the Nexus 6 is now available (online) on Big Red, and after a few weeks, the Moto E is as well.
It’s been a pretty eventful week for Android users as a new version of Android was released for us to dig through and check out. However, Google didn’t stop with just a software update, they also went ahead and extracted all hardware devices from the Play Store and relocated them to a more proper place, the Google Store.
On Monday, sheer hours after Apple’s event ended, Google announced Android Lollipop 5.1 to the masses. What they failed to do, was send OTA updates to the entire Nexus line so that everyone could have it. Luckily, they have uploaded (some of) the factory images for you to download and flash to your Nexus.
Yesterday, when all the Apple hullabaloo was going around, Google decided to grace us with a new Android update, Android 5.1 Lollipop. Android 5.1 was never touted as being a great change from the Lollipop 5.0.2 we have been using, but we’re seeing a lot of fixes and a couple of features relating to networks.