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Android 5.0 Lollipop: when and where to get your sugar fix

Android 5.0 Lollipop: when and where to get your sugar fix

With Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has answered the biggest question of what the next Android version will be named. Now the next biggest question is when will the sugary treat roll out and to which devices. Of course, the answer to that varies for manufacturer to manufacturer, some of which are being coy about their plans. Here we will try to round up what we know and have heard so far, both official and leaked, starting, of course, from Google's own blessed device line.

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Is Nexus too big and expensive, now?

Is Nexus too big and expensive, now?

The Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet are official, and available for scrutiny via the Play Store. The two newest flagship devices from Google are also big; bigger than the devices they replace. Are they too big, though? Is the price Google is asking too much? Both new Nexus represent a new direction for the platform, but has Google turned some fans off? A lot of criticism has been levied against them for these two big, more-expensive-than-your-usual-Nexus devices — but is it fair?

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Pre-order your Nexus 9 from Google, Best Buy, or HTC

Pre-order your Nexus 9 from Google, Best Buy, or HTC

Ready for the Nexus 9? Google’s answer to the iPad mini is now available for pre-order! Branded as one “for mover’s and makers”, the Nexus 9 has arrived on the Play Store, with all options listed. The full compliment of official accessories — the keyboard folio and various “origami” stands — are also listed, but are noted as “coming soon”. If you’re not interested in add-ons, you might be able to find the Nexus 9 you want, but some options are missing.

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Nexus 9 seen in Vietnam in the flesh, Amazon starts pre-orders

Nexus 9 seen in Vietnam in the flesh, Amazon starts pre-orders

The excitement around Google and HTC's newest Nexus 9 tablet is so great that some people just can't keep their hands off it, or keep those from showing up on the Internet. The new Nexus tablet isn't due out in a few weeks, but someone in Vietnam already got their hands on not one but two Nexus 9, in black and white colors, just to tease everyone else with a substantial number of photos. In the meantime, though, Amazon has already started the ball rolling.

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Nexus 9 detailed for Android Lollipop release

Nexus 9 detailed for Android Lollipop release

This week the folks at Google have made a sly deal of releasing their next wave of devices, starting with the Nexus 9 tablet from HTC. This device works with an 8.9-inch display with IPS LCD technology, an 8-megapixel camera at its back, a 1.6-megapixel camera up front, and an NVIDIA Tegra K1 (64-bit) processor under the hood. This tablet will be released in three colors and two different internal storage sizes.

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HTC One E8 leaked to have its own EYE variant coming soon

HTC One E8 leaked to have its own EYE variant coming soon

When companies stumble on a winning formula, they usually squeeze out everything they can out of it to the death. HTC might have just stumbled upon such a winning formula when it revealed its new EYE brand, showing the world that it can go beyond just smartphones and dabble in digital imaging as well. And now, we're starting to see a pattern that would yield a series of device variants that have nothing different from their originals aside from having EYE software pre-installed, like this HTC One E8 EYE just sighted.

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New rumor says Nexus 9 coming next week

New rumor says Nexus 9 coming next week

Google’s incoming Nexus tablet is believed to be launching soon, possibly (read: likely) replacing the Nexus 10, which has languished in the Play Store since being introduced along with the original Nexus 7. A new report suggests Google will announce the tablet next week, likely positioning it as a Nexus 10 replacement. The price tag alone suggests as much, but the 9-inch screen on the Nexus 9 would likely step on big brother’s toes a bit. We are still wondering if the Nexus 9 is also meant to take the place of the Nexus 7 tablet.

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HTC One M8 EYE shows up in HTC’s Chinese eshop page

HTC One M8 EYE shows up in HTC’s Chinese eshop page

HTC has just recently regaled the tech world with its new hobby, digital imaging and photography. While we did expect and indeed saw the teased HTC RE camera and leaked HTC Desire EYE, one thing that was mysteriously left out of the stage was another leaked smartphone. Now that device, the HTC One M8 EYE, is now official, but HTC strangely only launched it silently over its Chinese website. Perhaps its because, compared to the Desire EYE, the One M8 EYE is a less sensational smartphone.

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HTC takes on GoPro: is their cam RE-ally worth it?

HTC takes on GoPro: is their cam RE-ally worth it?

The HTC RE camera is out, and marketed as a GoPro for the rest of us. Can it really topple the dominant GoPro platform, with all its bells and whistles? Both have quite a bit going for them, but the RE has one small thing that is keeping many early pundits at bay. If HTC is really aiming for the GoPro, they may want to handle the pricing a bit. A comparable GoPro can actually be had for a lower price.

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Smart move: HTC goes iOS

Smart move: HTC goes iOS

Here’s something that HTC doesn’t need to say: they’re in a bit of trouble. Though nothing about today’s event came as a surprise, there was some good news for iOS users. HTC is now supporting Apple products, and they’re doing it the right way. Rather than try to port over some fussy Android features to iOS and hope that iPhone users will somehow jump ship for a One (M8), HTC is offering up a peripheral and platform for everyone.

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