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[Update: Moto 360] Android Wear 5.1 OTA Roundup

[Update: Moto 360] Android Wear 5.1 OTA Roundup

If you own an Android Wear device right now, chances are you're probably waiting patiently furiously checking for that elusive Android Wear 5.1 update. Well, we've got you covered. As the links to the OTA ZIP files become available, we will post them here. To flash these, you'll need to have ADB installed and have the Google USB drivers from the Android SDK. You'll reboot your watch into recovery mode, then select "Install Update From ADB."

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September OTA Roundup For Nexus And GPE Devices

September OTA Roundup For Nexus And GPE Devices

Of our many jobs here at Android Police, one is to make our readers' lives easier when we can. With that in mind, here's a roundup of all the OTA links for the latest security update for Nexus and GPE devices.

For Nexus devices, these OTAs basically serve as security and bugfix updates. On the GPE side of things, these mostly serve to finally patch Stagefright, though there is one exception.

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5 Things I Love About The LG G5

5 Things I Love About The LG G5

It's no secret that I'm not the LG G5's biggest fan - but that doesn't mean there aren't things I find myself liking, nay, loving, about LG's latest smartphone. Let's break down my top five for the G5.

#1: The wide-angle camera

Solution looking for a problem? OK, maybe, I guess - my colleague Liam Spradlin (sorry, Liam) kind of has it out for this dual-camera system, but I believe it's going to be a hugely fun feature for people who take a lot of smartphone photos. The two images below, I think, show you just what a difference the wide-angle lens can make when you're capturing a scene.

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Hands-On With The Blu Selfie: Dual 13MP Cameras And A Great Form Factor Go A Long Way

Hands-On With The Blu Selfie: Dual 13MP Cameras And A Great Form Factor Go A Long Way

While smartphone enthusiasts typically care deeply about every spec inside the phones they buy, there's one feature that nearly every smartphone owner wants: a good camera. In fact, on several occasions, I've had friends and family ask which phone they should buy based around that one qualification: which phone has the best camera? Needless to say, a good shooter is a pretty big deal in the smartphone world.

With a name like Selfie, to say that Blu's newest handset is all about the camera experience would be pretty accurate. Not only does it have a 13 MP rear shooter, but also a 13 MP front camera with flash.

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Huawei's New Honor 6 Plus Looks Like An Apple-Sony Lovechild, Packs Dual Rear Cameras

Huawei's New Honor 6 Plus Looks Like An Apple-Sony Lovechild, Packs Dual Rear Cameras

You might not know it to look at retail stores in the US or Europe, but Huawei has quickly become one of the world's largest phone manufacturers, even while it keeps most of its high-end hardware restricted to China. The company is showing off its engineering and manufacturing chops with the Honor 6 Plus, a new 5.5-inch phone slated to hit the market on December 23rd. It, uh, might look a little familiar.

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Like previous Huawei devices, the Honor 6 Plus isn't shy about aping trends from other companies. In this case it's taking the metallic border from the iPhone 5 series, adding in a few touches from Sony's rounded and flat industrial design, and then shaving off just about every corner that it can.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Specs And Release Date

    Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Specs And Release Date

    Chipset and software

    Platform Samsung Exynos 7420
    Processor Octacore, 4x ARM A57 cores @ 2.1GHz, 4x ARM A53 cores @ 1.5GHz.
    Process size 14nm
    GPU ARM Mali-T760MP8
    RAM 3GB LP-DDR4
    Cellular modem Shannon 303 aka "Exynos Modem 303"
    Storage 32/64/128GB (UFS 2.0)
    Android version shipped 5.0.2 "Lollipop"

    Announcement and release dates

    Announcement date March 1st, 2015
    Initial retail availability April 10th, 2015

    Display

    Dimensions 5.1" 1440x2560 "Quad-HD" / QHD
    Panel type Super AMOLED
    Display protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4

    Power, data, and ports

    Connector microUSB, USB version 2.0
    Battery 2550mAh, non-removable
    Quick charging Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging @ up to 15 Watts (works w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge)
    Wireless charging Qi (WPC) and PMA (Rezence)
    SIM type Nano (tool required for removal)
    microSD slot No

    Wireless connectivity

    Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac 2.4-5GHz with MIMO
    Bluetooth Version 4.1 w/ LE
    Mobile data 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE (support varies by market)
    Voice over LTE Support varies by market

    Camera (rear)

    Max still resolution 16MP
    Video resolution 480p-2160p (4K), 30-120FPS (120FPS only available at 720p, 60FPS only at 1080p)
    Flash Single LED
    HDR Stills and video

    Camera (front)

    Max still resolution 5MP
    Flash No
    Video resolution 480p-1440p (QHD) @ 30FPS
    HDR Stills only

    Other features

    NFC Yes
    Infrared Yes
    Fingerprint scanner On home button, touch-style
    Heartbeat monitor Near camera flash

    Dimensions

    Weight 138g (S6), 132g (S6 Edge)
    Height/width 143.4mm/70.5mm (S6), 142.1mm/70.1mm (S6 Edge)
    Thickness 6.8mm (S6), 7.0mm (S6 Edge) (excluding camera bulge)

    History

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 was introduced by Samsung on March 1st, 2015.

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    Kodak Announces The Mid-Range KODAK IM5 5-Inch Smartphone With A 13MP Camera And A Focus On User-Friendly Software

    Kodak Announces The Mid-Range KODAK IM5 5-Inch Smartphone With A 13MP Camera And A Focus On User-Friendly Software

    Manufacturers at this year's CES know consumers turn to smartphones as their primary cameras, and they want in on the action. Whether it's a traditional Android player releasing a handset with optical zoom (the Zenfone Zoom), a point-and-shoot that's catered towards the generation that grew up with social networks and touchscreen devices (the Socialmatic), or devices that improve your selfies (ridiculous-looking accessory included), various companies all want to be the one you turn to for capturing life's moments. And it's no surprise—they've been at it for years.

    Not to let competitor Polaroid steal too much of the limelight (see Socialmatic above), Kodak has come to CES with a device of its own.

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    [Update: Nexus 6 LVY48C For Project Fi] [Flash All The Things] Android 5.1 OTA Roundup For Nexus And GPE Devices

    [Update: Nexus 6 LVY48C For Project Fi] [Flash All The Things] Android 5.1 OTA Roundup For Nexus And GPE Devices

    Of our many jobs here at Android Police, one is to make our readers' lives easier when we can. With that in mind, here's a roundup of every known Android 5.1 OTA for every Nexus device that will be receiving it. As new ones become available, this post will be updated accordingly. Android 5.1 will be released to Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7 (2012 and 2013), 9, and 10. As I'm sure you've guessed, there will be plenty of files to be had.

    Download

    As the OTA rollout has just begun, we don't have all the links for manual flashing just yet.

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    Fossil Q Founder Review: Good Watch, Mediocre Smart Watch

    Fossil Q Founder Review: Good Watch, Mediocre Smart Watch

    Until now, all the Android Wear watches you could buy were made by technology firms moonlighting as watchmakers, but now there's the Fossil Q Founder. This is the first widely available Android Wear smart watch designed by a company that makes regular watches. In some ways it looks more like a real watch than any of the others, but there are also some design concessions that remind you Fossil is new to the whole wearables thing.

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    LG G4 Review: Perhaps The Most Practically Appealing Of 2015's Flagship Phones

    LG G4 Review: Perhaps The Most Practically Appealing Of 2015's Flagship Phones

    LG has developed something of a cult following in the smartphone enthusiast world since it introduced the G2 back in 2013. With the G3, it became the first major smartphone OEM to bring a QHD (2.5K) display, among the first to use the Snapdragon 801 processor, introduced a great camera with OIS, and generally built a fast, bleeding-edge phone.

    The G4 could be seen as a largely corrective measure - mostly existing to improve on its predecessor's pitfalls. The G3's display was criticized as dull and lacking much in the way of brightness. The G4's has much better contrast, improved viewing angles, output, and uses less power.

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