Google updated its support pages with an interesting item recently. Down at the bottom of the gift card page, is a US-only option called "Google Play credit gifts." And sure enough, a new option to send a gift has popped up in the web Play Store. So, just in time for the holidays, you can give the gift of Google Play via email. Read More
The Asus ZenFone 2 is one of the better phones to arrive this year for under $300, delivering 4GB of RAM before the competition. But it had an Intel processor. Folks looking for a more standard Qualcomm processor can look to the ZenFone 2 Lazer. Read More
Yesterday, CyanogenMod announced the first wave of devices supporting CyanogenMod 13 (CM13) — the latest version of CyanogenMod based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The range of devices was reasonably small, containing just seven entries, but CyanogenMod promised they were working hard to get that list to expand rapidly.
It turns out they weren't kidding. Barely 24 hours later, the first CM13 nightly builds for the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P (codenamed 'bullhead' and 'angler,' respectively) have popped up on CyanogenMod's download page.
As always, nightly builds (and the first batch of them in particular) are not designed to be very stable, and there's no guarantee that everything will work properly. Read More
Looking for some big deals on big expandable storage? For those in the US, Amazon has some of the lowest prices we've ever seen on Samsung branded MicroSD cards, and no one has to stand outside in the cold to get them. At the time of writing the 128GB EVO MicroSDXC card is just $44.99, a stunning price for a capacity that would have cost $200 or more a few years ago. Read More
Some of the most advanced games on Android are exclusive to the SHIELD devices, but even if you do have one of those, the best games are $5-10 each. Not today—a number of SHIELD games are on sale for 50% off. Time for a pre-Black Friday shopping spree? Read More
Part of the joy of picking up an Android Wear device is that you don't just get to be excited about over-the-air updates for your phone and tablet, you also get to receive them on your watch as well. Huawei is pushing out one now. It's going out in waves, but that means some wearers should receive the update right away. You may have to check for it manually. Read More
The Moto X is the most customizable smartphone on the market—you can already get various colors, leathers, and wood panels, but now there are limited edition devices with designs by Jonathan Adler. I'm not going to pretend I know who he is, but apparently he's quite popular with people whose sense of interior design goes beyond video game posters. Read More
NVIDIA has had some solid Black Friday deals in past years, and this one is no different. Later this week, you'll be able to get $50 off the price of the SHIELD Android TV, plus a free remote worth $50. The catch? The first round of deals is only available if you brave the crowds. Read More
Xiaomi may not be selling any of its phones or tablets in the west just yet, but the company's announcements have been making news here regardless, and today's new Xiaomi devices prove no different. With jaw-dropping prices and reasonably good specifications, Xiaomi's latest products are still going to have you, or at least your wallet, a bit envious.
The big reveal is the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi's new large(-ish) display offering. With a 5.5" 1080p (LCD, presumably) screen, 2 or 3GB of RAM, MediaTek Helio X10 octacore processor, and 16 or 32GB of storage, it sits firmly in the high end of the mid-range phone kingdom. Read More
If you're in Australia, a Telstra customer, and own a Nexus 6P, today is a good day for you. As we reported earlier, the Nexus 6P has been suffering from widespread issues connecting to Telstra's LTE network. It would appear that the OTA to fix this is now rolling out.
The OTA weighs in at 71 MB and will update you to build MMB29N. There's no indication whether or not there are additional bugfixes included in this build, but we'll probably find out soon enough once the changes get pushed to AOSP. If you're the impatient type, you can download the ZIP file below and flash it manually in stock recovery. Read More