PSA: Amazon selling 16GB Google Nexus 9 for $349.99 (Reg. $399) [Expired]


If you’re in the market for a new tablet, why not check out Google’s new purebred slab? Amazon is currently selling the 16GB WiFi model Nexus 9 for $350, a savings of $50 on a high-end gadget that’s less than a month old. While the tablet doesn’t pack a lot of storage space, it’s more than enough for casual users or folks who don’t mind uploading photos and videos to Google Drive.

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ASUS ZenWatch now available from Google Play for $200


After making an appearance at Google Play yesterday, the ASUS ZenWatch is now available to purchase directly from Mountain View for $200 with an estimated warehouse departure time of one to two business days. If you’re unfamiliar with this particular smartwatch, it packs a 1.63-inch 320 x 320 AMOLED display, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM and is compatible with devices running Android 4.3 or higher.

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PSA: Nexus 6 now available from Sprint for $300 on a two year service contract


If you’re looking for a Nexus 6 and don’t mind it being tied to a wireless service plan, Google’s new Android purebred smartphone is now available from Sprint. You can pick up the search company’s inaugural Lollipop-toting handset for $300 on a two year contract or no money down with 24 monthly payments of $29 on the carrier’s Easy Pay program.

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Android 5.0 coming to HTC One M8 and M7 Google Play editions as soon as next week


Android 5.0 is here and if you’ve invested in a Google Play edition of the HTC One M8 or last year’s M7, your respective device’s update is expected to land next week. This information comes from Mo Versi HTC’s vice president of product management who recently stated that his company was targeting a release time of next week.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 and Nexus 5 hacked at Pwn2Own competition

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HP’s annual two-day Mobile Pwn2Own competition came to a close this afternoon, with a group of veteran security researchers and other competitors able to compromise several flagship smartphones across the top-three mobile operating systems: Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The devices that were exploited include the Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus 5, iPhone 5s, Amazon Fire Phone and Nokia Lumia 1520. Read more

Google’s Project Tango development kit appears on Play Store, but remains unavailable for purchase


Earlier this year Google announced the Project Tango tablet with “advanced vision capabilities” that would be coming at an undisclosed date in 2015, with a development kit coming near the end of this year. Now, as noted by Android Central, the tablet has finally popped up on the Google Play Store. It’s not showing on the store’s Devices page just yet, but the listing is accessible if you have the link.

At the moment shoppers won’t be able to buy the prototype tablet which includes an NVIDIA Tegra K1 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. It also comes with a motion tracking camera and integrated depth sensors.

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Android 5.1 purportedly leaked at annual Devoxx conference in Belgium


While the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop is only now beginning to roll out to Google’s own Nexus devices, it seems that Android 5.1 could already be in the works. Dutch site AndroidWorld has reported today that Google software engineers Romain Guy and Chet Haase were spotted using a Nexus 5 running Android Lollipop MR1 at the annual Devoxx conference in Belgium. Read more

ASUS ZenWatch appears on Google Play for $199 after much pricing confusion

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The ASUS ZenWatch, which appeared to be for sale at Best Buy a couple of days ago at the price of $229.95, now has a page on the Google Play store—and a price of $199. Best Buy has since corrected its mistake, but this new page confirms that the price of the watch will indeed be the lower figure. The device isn’t yet available for purchase, but the Play Store says that it’s “Coming soon.”

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