It seems like just yesterday Google released the recent Android 5.1 update and here we are now sitting on the images for 5.1.1 (LMY47V). Of course these images won’t all arrive at the same time, as we’re still waiting for the Nexus 9 to receive 5.1, but of course we’ll keep you updated on the progress.
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.
Anyone who has followed me across the Android blogosphere knows I love wallpapers. I’ve done both weekly and daily wallpaper features, and now that I’m with Hashtag Android, I’m going to continue with the daily format. If you’re a connoisseur of wallpapers or simply enjoy change once in a while, you’ll definitely want to stop by daily to see what wallpaper #Android has to share.
It’s Monday again, and that means there may have been a news item or two you missed while enjoying your weekend induced coma. Although this weekend was a bit on the quiet side, we do have a couple things worth reporting.
Vic Gundotra: We are Committed to Making Nexus Phones Insanely Great Cameras
Over the weekend, Vic Gundotra, Google Senior Vice President, Engineering for Google, took to Google+ to talk about his photography woes. He was packing for a trip to the mountains (Lake Tahoe) and was contemplating whether or not to take his DSLR. He eventually decided to go with the DSLR, but to ditch all lenses with the exception of his 50mm 1.2, to lighten the load.
While none of this is really interesting, a response made by Vic to a comment of whether or not future Nexus device would be able to one day replace all this heavy equipment sent the Android community in a frenzy:
We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras. Just you wait and see.
As we all know, Nexus devices haven’t exactly had the best of cameras, but that photogenic handicap appears to be changing very soon.
I don’t know about you but I’m even more excited for the next Nexus to hit. Google I/O can’t come soon enough.
Source: +Vic Gundotra
LG Reveals Specs, Availability, and Pricing of Upcoming Optimus G Pro
Although the LG Optimus G Pro was previously announced, LG has forgotten to give us any real details about the device. Now, they’ve finally decided to fill in the blanks, letting us know that this 5.5-inch behemoth would be available in Korea next week and then overseas regions including Japan and North America, in the second quarter.
The Optimus G Pro will feature a 5.5-inch full HD 1080×1920 (400 ppi) display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (expandable via microSD) and a removable 3140mAh battery with wireless charging support. As for cameras, the Optimus G pro features a 13MP rear and 2MP front facing camera. You’ll also find LTE connectivity, Android 4.1.2 (skinned of course) and much, much more.
As for price, the Optimus G Pro is expected to retail for 968,000 won! That’s a lot of won and equal to about $898! We certainly don’t expect the device to retail here in the states for $898 or you can guarantee this thing won’t stand a chance.
If you’d like more information, check out the Korean announcements in their entirety below.
Like I said, kind of a quiet weekend.
The land down under has just provided enough rumor fodder to keep us bloggers going for the next few months. According to Australian technology site Smarthouse, the elusive Motorola X will not only be a device that features “software never seen before in a smartphone,” but is also scheduled to be unveiled during Google I/O in May.