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Nexus 9 Android 5.1.1 OTA update out now – factory image too!

Nexus 9 Android 5.1.1 OTA update out now – factory image too!

Four days after mentioning the update to the public, Google is now pushing Android 5.1.1 to the Nexus 9 tablet. This HTC-made device suffered apparent issues in-between Android 5.0 and this newest update, and this newest update is ready to roll to bring the fixes. In addition to the OTA (over the air) update, the Factory Image for this software has also been posted for your self-loaded satisfaction. OTA will only work for you if you've got a completely pure, un-edited bit of operating system under the hood.

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AT&T Trek HD 4G LTE is carrier’s first branded tablet

AT&T Trek HD 4G LTE is carrier’s first branded tablet

AT&T has introduced its first branded tablet, a relatively modest Android offering called the AT&T Trek HD. The tablet won’t be available until May 12, but the carrier has provided all the details on its ahead of time, including that it will be running the latest version of Android (Lollipop). As you would expect, the tablet can be used on AT&T’s network, and it’ll come with a couple different pricing flavors, including a two-year-contract price and an installment plan price.

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Rumor: 5.2-inch LG-made Nexus phone in the pipeline

Rumor: 5.2-inch LG-made Nexus phone in the pipeline

As Summer nears, Nexus rumors are starting to find their way to our doorsteps. We’ve already heard a flagship from Huawei was in the works; how believable that is, we just can’t tell. A new rumor i now finding its way to the light of day, and suggests we’re about to get a second Nexus device from Google. This second device is said to be developed in conjunction with LG, who were responsible for both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 handsets.

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Praise be: The LG G4 has Quick Charge 2.0 after all

Praise be: The LG G4 has Quick Charge 2.0 after all

LG has confirmed that the G4 smartphone does, in fact, support Qualcomm's rapid charging system for speedier top-ups, despite initially claiming the feature was absent. Quick Charge 2.0 is one of the more appreciated abilities of recent Snapdragon chipsets, capable of potentially taking a device from dead to more than halfway charged in under thirty minutes, so we were understandably confused when LG initially told us it would be missing from the flagship G4.

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Dell Venue 8 Lollipop brings the gift of force encrpytion

Dell Venue 8 Lollipop brings the gift of force encrpytion

Early adopters of Dell's RealSense-empowered Dell Venue 8 tablet rejoice! Users are reporting that they are receiving a large update that will bring their tablets into the age of Android Lollipop. But early adopters also beware! Dell is doing something that no OEM has dared to do when upgrading their devices from pre-Lollipop to Lollipop. It seems that Dell has chosen to force data encryption on owners of the device as part of the update process, whether they like it or not. And some will definitely not.

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OnePlus #DoesSettle: truce with Micromax, CM updates

OnePlus #DoesSettle: truce with Micromax, CM updates

Contrary to its slogan, it seems that startup OnePlus does know how to settle. Legally, that is. Much to the relief of fans and device owners in India, OnePlus and Micromax have mutually decided to withdraw their lawsuits in the country, paving the way for a more peaceful coexistence. At least as far as OnePlus' remaining OnePlus One stocks are concerned. Plus, smartphone owners are once again promised to get their CyanogenMod OTA update from Cyanogen, if they decide not to move over to OnePlus' own OxygenOS.

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Google Play Store now supports pre-registration for upcoming apps

Google Play Store now supports pre-registration for upcoming apps

If you've ever been in that situation where you failed to keep track of when an interesting app or game finally landed on Google Play Store, then you'll know how important this new feature is, both for users and developers. Now developers will be able to mark soon to be launched apps as "Coming Soon" and interested users can opt to be informed when that day arrives by pre-registering for the app. This enables both to squeeze out maximum engagement, and maybe even money, for the app.

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OPPO teases R7 Plus while we’re still waiting for the R7

OPPO teases R7 Plus while we’re still waiting for the R7

OPPO seems to be taking a page out of its rivals' marketing books. In a "rare and daring" unprecedented move, the Chinese manufacturer has officially teased the existence of a much larger OPPO R7 Plus, even while the OPPO R7 itself is still to be fully unveiled. It is also sharing some of the details that give a hint into the R7 as well. OPPO says it's a move that shows its confidence in its products. It's also probably because smartphones are the worst kept secrets these days anyway.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 picture leaked, tipped for June unveiling

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 picture leaked, tipped for June unveiling

Samsung's flagship tablet is about to get a new model, hopefully to be unveiled this June. Leaked details about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab S2 have appeared on the internet, creating an image of what we can expect from the new high-end tablet. It looks as though the tablet has been redesigned to directly compete with Apple's latest iPads. The latest leak to hit the web is a possible promo photo of the new device. It looks sleek and best of all, thin. With a rumored thickness of only 5.4mm, it would be thinner than the iPad Air 2's 6.1mm.

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Smaller, cheaper LG G4 leaked as G4c

Smaller, cheaper LG G4 leaked as G4c

If you're a follower of LG and their yearly flagship smartphone, what you're looking at might give you a bit of a feeling of déjà vu. Much like last year's Android-powered G3 saw a number of low and mid-range variation models, such as the G3 Beat, G3 Stylus, and G3 Vigor, the brand new LG G4 seems to be getting the same treatment. A few specs and images have recently leaked, revealing a smaller, cheaper LG smartphone, accompanied by the name G4c.

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