Report: Google to announce Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 tomorrow, retail availability in November

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According to a new report out of Forbes, Google will announce both the Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus 6 smartphone tomorrow. The report claims that Google had originally planned to hold an event for the devices, but decided it against it due to it wanting to continue to fine tweak Android “L” until the last-minute. Instead, both of the devices will be announced via a blog post.

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New evidence surfaces that L could stand for ‘Lollipop’

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Licorice, Lemon Meringue Pie, Lollipop, Laffy Taffy? What’s it going to be? We still don’t know for sure, but following recent rumors based on comments made by the designer of the Google sculptures that the upcoming release would be called “Licorice,” we now have compelling new evidence from a Chromium issue tracker that Google is actually going to go with “Lollipop” after all (via myce).

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Nexus 6 stock imagery surfaces thanks to @evleaks

It looks like it’s just too hard to not leak things for Evan Blass, the guy behind @evleaks who supposedly retired from the leaking game a couple of months ago. It wasn’t too long ago that we gave you an exclusive look at the Nexus 6, but now the story of Nexus 6 leaks has basically come to a close with the leak of what appears to be Google’s own stock imagery of the device.

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Verizon schedules Oct. 28 press event for new DROID unveiling

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Following a number of leaks for an upcoming new DROID device from Verizon, we’ve now received word that Verizon has scheduled an Oct. 28 press event specifically to unveil its latest DROID product. While we know that the event will focus on the latest DROID device from the carrier, we can only assume it’s the DROID Turbo leaked through official Verizon channels in recent weeks (pictured above). Read more

Android L/Nexus 6/9 ads appear ahead of imminent release

Three Google ads for Android L have been leaked, with the Nexus 6 teased in one and the Nexus 9 putting in an appearance in another. I don’t think we are going to make it through the week without getting an official announcement.

Droid Life uploaded the three ads to YouTube, with the Nexus 6 making an obvious appearance in the bus queue video above, while the Nexus 9 is seen in the Winnebago ad below …  Read more

Yes, you can play Game Boy Color games on your Android Wear device too

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Last week we got a peek at an old Windows operating system running on Android Wear, but the guy behind that all-too useless piece of software has now used his skill to make something markedly more interesting. As of now, it looks like owners of Android Wear devices can play some of the favorite Game Boy Color classics on Google’s wearable computer.

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Google will reportedly unveil its HTC-made Nexus 9 on October 15th

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Google’s rumored Nexus 9 tablet could be announced as soon as next week. According to Bright Side of News, the reigning internet search champ will unveil its new HTC-made slate on Wednesday, October 15th, along with its $400 asking price. While the tablet is expected to be announced this month, it reportedly won’t go on sale until November 3rd.

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New “Bump!” software tool makes custom ROMs a cinch for LG G3 owners

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One of Android’s biggest selling points is the ability to customize your device as you see fit, but sadly several wireless carriers engage in the practice of shipping handsets with locked bootloaders. For example, the LG G3 is a fine device out of the box, but one of its disadvantages is that most carriers sell it locked down. Aware of this and the device’s popularity, the folks at Team Codefire have created “Bump!,” an easy to use software tool that lets you boot into a custom recovery setup.

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Sharp AQUOS Crystal now available from Boost Mobile, coming to Sprint postpaid on October 17th

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Sprint formally announced plans to carry the Sharp AQUOS Crystal back in August and today the carrier has released the edge-to-edge display-toting handset on its in-house prepaid service, as well as Boost Mobile. Priced at $150, the AQUOS Crystal can be purchased at select retailers or directly from Boost’s website. In addition to an off contract option, Sprint will add the device to its postpaid roster on Friday, October 17th for no money down on a two year Easy Pay payment plan of $10 a month.

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DROID Turbo leaked yet again, this time from Verizon’s official teaser account

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Earlier this week, a user guide for the upcoming DROID Turbo was leaked for all to see. The guide revealed pretty much everything we needed to know about Motorola and Verizon’s latest flagship. Today, however, the official Verizon @DroidLanding account, which has been teasing the DROID Turbo for a few months now, published the above image of the device.

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Lenovo’s new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro commercial shows you what its like to be Ashton Kutcher (video)

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Almost a year ago, Lenovo announced that Ashton Kutcher was one of its newest product engineers. At first, the move felt like another bogus celebrity title with a major company (remember when BlackBerry named Alicia Keys its creative director?), but the Dude, Where’s My Car? star actually has some tech cred. Invested in a large number of successful startups, Kutcher also studied biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa.

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