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Android 10 update breaks Google Pixel 2 Wi-Fi for many users


Google released the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL just over two years ago. The company has since updated the devices with each new iteration of Android since. Unfortunately, the platform’s most recent update, Android 10, seems to break Wi-Fi functionality on many Pixel 2 devices.

Thanks to a tip from Android Authority reader LW Rozanski, we’ve been notified of a Google support thread where hundreds of users are claiming Android’s latest update renders Wi-Fi nearly useless on their devices. Interestingly, though, it seems no two cases are the same.

Some users claim their devices can connect to Wi-Fi networks, but internet access is not available. Others say Wi-Fi connectivity will drop sporadically. Some also claim that even their devices’ Bluetooth functionality is inconsistent and unreliable after receiving the Android 10 update.

Related: Google confirms that Pixel 2 camera won’t get Top Shot feature

Google has yet to formally address the issue at large, though some users have received replacement devices running Android 9. This is not a proper solution since many devices could still suffer the same problems if and when users upgrade them to Android 10.

So far, the only potential fix is to factory reset the device, and even that isn’t guaranteed. And even if it was, users shouldn’t be required to reset their devices just to reclaim its basic functionality.

Fortunately, we have not had this Wi-Fi issue on any of our Pixel 2 devices after receiving the Android 10 update, so we cannot replicate the problem. But what about you? Have you had any of these issues with your devices, and have you had any luck sorting them out? Let us know in the comments below.

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(Update: available now for some users) Video calling app Duo is finally arriving on Android and iOS


Update, 08:50 AM ET: Duo is now available for some users in the Play Store. Click on the download button bellow to check the availability on your device.

Original post, 2:53 AM ET: One half of the dynamic, um, duo of chat apps that Google introduced at I/O is finally here. Almost.

In a blog post, Google announced that one-to-one video calling app Duo would become available on Android and iOS starting today. The post was published late in the evening (Pacific time), so the app should be rolling out right now.

Currently the Play Store Google Duo listing only gives us the option to pre-register for the app. It’s very likely that Google is rolling Duo out gradually, to avoid virtual traffic jams and iron out any unexpected issues that can arise with a brand new service.

Google highlighted the simplicity of Duo, an app that lacks the bells and whistles of Skype or even Google’s own Hangouts. “Duo takes the complexity out of video calling, so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are,” said the company.

It sounds like Google wants to remove any friction that could potentially prevent users from using video calling – the Mountain View company cited research stating that half of all users never make a video call.

To be as accessible as possible, Duo doesn’t need a separate account. You can start using it with just your phone number, just like WhatsApp.

Simple as it may be, Duo is not completely barebones. One of its coolest features is Knock Knock, which basically lets you see the person who’s calling before picking up. You also get end-to-end encryption, which aligns Google with Facebook and Apple when it comes to protecting user privacy.

Very importantly, Duo works on Android and iOS, which will put it on collision course with Apple’s very popular FaceTime.

We’ll keep an eye on the Google Duo Play Store page and update you as soon as the app becomes available.

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Download Duo from the Apple App Store

No word yet on Allo, the text chat app that Google introduced alongside Duo. It can’t be too far behind though.

Anyone here who’s got Duo yet? Let us know!

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HTC 10 confirmed for BoomSound? [UPDATE: video]


Leaked images of the HTC 10

Leaked images of the HTC 10

Update: HTC is back at it with the HTC 10 hype, this time telling showing us a bit more than an image and words. The Taiwanese manufacturer has uploaded a video that hypes the upcoming phone’s BoomSound audio. Let’s check it out.

Original post: So a few years back, the HTC One M7 launched with dual front-facing speakers that nobody had ever put on a smartphone before. They called it “BoomSound,” and users loved the hell out of it. However, recent smartphones created by HTC have kind of left the dual speakers behind, and the terminology “BoomSound” mostly refers to software audio enhancements instead of the twin speakers. So while it’s true the weight behind BoomSound has been diluted somewhat, a new tweet by the company has revealed that the HTC 10 will have it. Whatever it is.

The image that HTC posted seems to indicate that the device will in fact have dual speakers, however. Fans are speculating that the top line of staggered audio elements represents one speaker while the row of five larger, elongated ovals in the bottom represent another set of speakers. Will the HTC 10 crank it to 11? This has yet to be determined, but we can all hope.

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The HTC 10 marketing team has been making a lot of claims about their upcoming device. The most wave-making of these is the attestation that the smartphone will have a “World First, World Class” camera on both the front and back of the device. These are high claims to make, especially considering the Samsung Galaxy S7 is already being praised for it’s incredible camera quality. Will HTC’s next device make for worthy competition? We can’t wait to find out.

What are your thoughts regarding the HTC 10? Does the BoomSound feature still hold water for you, or are you more interested in other functionalities? Let us know your take in the comments below!

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(Update: Lottery winners announced) Google I/O 2016: our early predictions for Google’s big event


Update: The Google I/O 2016 lottery results are going out, informing the lucky winners that they have been selected to attend. See below for details on the lottery and all the latest on the Android N developer preview.

Google’s annual developer conference is one of the most exclusive must-attend events on the Android calendar. It’s not always easy to get in, but if you can, it’s definitely worth it. I was lucky enough to go last year and got to meet Sundar Pichai and Larry Page for the effort. Rubbing shoulders with CEOs, engineers, developers and enthusiasts aside, though, what else can you expect from Google I/O 2016?

Google I/O 2016 dates and location

Back on January 12, freshly minted Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted the dates and location for Google I/O 2016: May 18-20 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. For those unfamiliar with the location, it’s a long way away from any hotels and doesn’t exactly feature great public transport options, sparking widespread speculation that it might have been chosen to provide Google the opportunity to show off its self-driving cars…

Google IO 2016

How to get a Google I/O ticket

Once the Google I/O 2016 site went live you had a small window in which you could register your interest in attending. Registration ran from 9 AM PST on Tuesday, March 8 until 5 PM PST on Thursday, March 10. All you needed to do was hit the official Google I/O 2016 website, sign in with a Google account and complete the registration process. Once that was done you got a registration confirmation email, but that didn’t mean you had a ticket. No, you then had to wait for the results of the infamous Google I/O lottery to go out…

Google I/O lottery results

The Google I/O 2016 lottery results have been released, with the lucky winners being notified that they have been selected to attend. Winners will be contacted via email and given a link with which to complete the registration process within 24 hours. “Winners” of the lottery still have to pay $ 900 for a regular ticket or $ 300 for an academic ticket, but considering how difficult it is to get into I/O this is a small price to pay. Plus, you’ll get the infamous goodie bag to offset any feelings of buyer’s remorse. You’ll have until April 29 to refund your ticket if necessary, but why would you? If you go you’ll be able to hang out with myself, Josh Vergara, Lanh Nguyen and maybe even Sundar and Larry.

Google I/O 2016 app

The official Google I/O 2016 app isn’t in Google Play yet, but each year the old app gets replaced with the new one, so when the new one goes live you can grab it via the button below. The Google I/O app includes live streams for the keynote and major sessions, schedules, maps, reminders and some fun stuff.

Install Google I/O app

What to expect from Google I/O 2016

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More Android N

This one is a given, because Google announced a while back that annual developer previews of the next major Android release will be presented at each year’s I/O conference. However, 2016 is a little bit different, with the Android N developer preview making its first appearance more than two months ahead of Google I/O. The preview will receive monthly updates until July, when the finishing touches will be put on it for release in Q3, 2016 (that means by the end of September). This also means that the 2016 Nexuses will also arrive sometime in September. For a full breakdown of Android N features, hit the link below.

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Self-driving cars

Google announced at Google I/O 2015 that the first self-driving cars would be released on the streets of Mountain View in 2016. So what better time to demo what Google Auto is capable of than at Google I/O 2016? It may be a little far-fetched to expect Google to arrange transport for thousands of I/O attendees via its tiny autonomous vehicles, but the event will definitely give everyone the chance to take a ride in one. However, Google has recently advertised 36 jobs in the self-driving car project, so things are definitely gathering steam.

google self driving car prototype

The Google division in charge of self-driving cars formerly known as Google[x] – and now simply known as X – has recently received a new CEO who is, incidentally, a former Ford and Hyundai exec. We can expect to see John Krafcik take the stage with all the latest on Google’s autonomous vehicles and their expected commercial release in 2020. Considering the first official self-driving car accident has just occurred, you can expect that to come up as well… (and now there’s another self-driving car accident to discuss.)

Android Wear

A massive shake up of Android Wear is long overdue. The mobile platform came out early, moved sluggishly, and has now been surpassed by both Apple’s wearable platform and even Samsung’s Tizen OS. With multiple OEMs grumbling last year that if Google didn’t start pushing the wearable platform more aggressively they would consider developing their own, it’s now crunch time for Android Wear. I can’t tell you what will be announced, but I sure hope something significant is.

Project Ara

I was at the ATAP session last year and witnessed a fully functional Project Ara prototype get assembled on stage in seconds. The camera module was left out until the device had booted up, then it was inserted, runtime detected and working within seconds. Pretty impressive stuff. With the official trial of Project Ara being delayed until 2016 you know there will be some stage time dedicated to it. Unfortunately, we’ve seen no evidence that project Ara will be making an appearance at MWC 2016, although a bizarre 13.8-inch Project Ara tablet recently appeared on GFXBench.

Project Ara smartphone

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Android Auto

Yet again we’re expecting Android Auto to be front and center at I/O 2016. Android Auto is really starting to enter the mainstream and the first sub-$ 20,000 vehicle was just announced last week: the Hyundai Elantra. 2016 may well be the year that Android Auto stops being something only geeks talk about and starts being something everyone talks about. Considering Android Auto didn’t rate a mention at I/O 2015, it should definitely get some stage time this year. Let’s hope there’s lots more third-party apps coming.

Project Aura

Project Aura is Google Glass 2.0. At least it would be if the original Glass had ever gone anywhere other than the Explorer Edition. Aura is supposedly the Enterprise Edition that recently showed up in FCC documents, showing a slightly revised design with a hinge and larger prism. The consumer version of Glass may well be dead and buried now, but what final form Project Aura will take and when it will be available is anyone’s guess.

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Project Tango

The recently announced Project Tango smartphone from Google and Lenovo was shown off privately at MWC 2016, but we’re pretty sure it will also get some more advanced air time at I/O in advance of its summer shipping date. Depending on how far along the device is, it may even make its way into the 2016 I/O goodie bag for attendees. The official announcement of the Google/Lenovo partnership said the device would be available in “summer of 2016”.

Virtual reality

Following Google’s creation of a new virtual reality division called, creatively enough, Virtual Reality, a recent story from the Financial Times has Google baking Android VR into stock Android and producing a slightly higher-end Cardboard viewer made out of plastic that will work will all smartphones. Yet another report, this time from The Wall Street Journal, has Google making a new standalone VR headset that doesn’t require any smartphone, PC or games console to operate, with a chip sourced from a Dublin-based chip maker by the name of Movidius.

With all these stories appearing in major outlets, big things are clearly afoot at Google VR. Keep an eye out at I/O 2016 for the possibility of two new VR products, an Android VR announcement, more on 360 video, YouTube quality, Cardboard partnerships and Expeditions. Google may have been a little late to the VR game, but at this rate, Facebook and Oculus are about to get some pretty serious competition in 2016.

Google cardboard best vr apps

Chrome OS

I actually don’t think there will be any major Chrome OS announcement at I/O 2016, unless they are related to the arrival of Material Design. Despite the recent rumor that Chrome OS would be folded into Android, Google officially denied the claim. Furthermore, Google’s SVP of Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast, Hiroshi Lockheimer, has assured everyone that there will be a range of new Chromebooks in 2016, but we probably won’t see them until Nexus time. However, we will probably see some kind of Chrome OS integration demoed in Android N.

Project Fi

Considering Google’s excellent carrier-switching Project Fi is still only available for Nexus users, Google I/O 2016 would be a great time to announce the service is available for more smartphone owners. We can’t say we’ve seen any evidence of this ourselves, but there are a few rumors pointing to this possibility. If you know something we don’t feel free to share your evidence in the comments below.

There’s also sure to be more on Nest, GoogleOn and smart home integration, the Internet of Things generally and project Brillo specifically, and maybe even something about a commercial application for Project Soli’s radar sensor for wearables.

What do you expect to see at Google I/O 2016? Will you be there?

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Vimeo’s app gets a long-awaited update


 

Vimeo App Update

Vimeo has long enjoyed the position of one of the world’s leading video streaming services. However, it’s been no secret that their mobile app has frankly sucked quite a bit. Now Vimeo is trying to turn that mobile reputation around by unleashing a totally revamped update of their Android app.

In an aggressively upbeat “not being defensive, but just saying” blog post this morning, staff member Jon Sheldrick unveiled Vimeo Android version 2.0: the update that fixed everything that wasn’t necessarily broken but could have used more awesomeness.

Positivity spin aside, let’s face it. Vimeo’s Android app was pretty bad. Clunky interface, long delays, counterintuitive navigation. It could have been a case study in how to not build a video streaming app. However, this new version that they’ve cranked out actually looks pretty good; primarily because it seems to borrow a lot from YouTube’s app.

Sony Bravia hands-onSee also: HBO Go, Vimeo, Twitch and many more apps will soon make their way to Android TV5

The key points Vimeo is advertising about their update are its upload capabilities, its full HD playback, and a library of human curated categories. The enhanced upload features are designed to make uploading as smooth and intuitive as possible, while still giving users absolute controle over their video. Privacy options that were previously only available on the desktop are now present in the mobile app.

I honestly can’t tell a difference between the new HD playback and the old, but they have definitely redesigned information display (like number of plays, likes, and comments) to make them easier to navigate. The curated categories look like a cross between YouTube’s recommended playlists and something you’d see on Google Play Music. Kind of hit and miss at times, but all around a good addition.

If you got turned off by Vimeo’s original mobile app, now’s a good time to give them a second chance. They seem to have listened to feedback and responded proactively. If you want to get your hands on the update, click the button below to download from the Google Play Store. Once you’ve given it a spin, come back and tell us what your experience was like in the comments!

Next: 10 best video streaming apps for Android

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UPDATE: Sold Out! Nexus 6P Special Gold Edition now on sale in Japan


Update – Sold Out

And…it’s gone. Within just hours of sending “Wish List” confirmation emails, the Google Store is no longer listing the Nexus 6P Special Edition as in stock. In fact, it’s actually reverted to the pre-sale “Add to Wishlist” page on mobile devices. On a standard computer the following page appears however:

Nexus 6P Special Edition Out of Stock

The page specifies that the device is currently out of stock and allows customers to add (or remove) themselves from the wish list. For reference said list is not an actual reservation, rather just eligibility to receive an e-mail when the device is in stock.

It’s likely that as Google made a special site for the Special Edition, it doesn’t have an “Out of Stock” page to fall back on should customers check on a mobile device. SoftBank Mobile, meanwhile, is listing the Gold color as in stock.

The question now is when the Gold 6P will be restocked. Given that SoftBank is carrying it as a standard color, presumably the answer is sometime in the near future.

(Original Story)

Nexus 6P Special Edition in stock

The Japan-exclusive Gold Nexus 6P variant is now available.

After several months of waiting, the Gold colored “Nexus 6P Special Edition” is now available from the Google Store here in Japan, as well as SoftBank Mobile, the exclusive carrier of the Huawei handset. The phone was originally announced at the Nexus media event back in September, after having been rumored and leaked as a color option in the days and weeks prior to it.

Originally given a release date estimate of “late November”, the device has released 12 days after the start of December. It is unknown as to what caused the delay; it could have been a logistics issue, or it could have been quality control problems related to the limited production of a specific color variant.

Nexus 6P

At the moment, it is unclear as to how long the Nexus 6P Special Edition will be produced. While all signs point to it being a standard model for the Japanese market – just with an alternative name to denote its exclusivity – there is the possibility that it will only be produced for a set period of time. Likewise, it is unknown as to if or when this color variant will be released in other countries; many have already expressed confusion as to why Japan is the sole recipient of the Gold shade, especially given the  more significant appeal the color choice has outside of the country, in Asia.

The Nexus 6P Special Edition is available in a 64GB configuration only, and retails for the same 80,800 yen ($ 665) as the standard 64GB models. There is absolutely no difference whatsoever with respect to the device’s internals; the “special” element refers solely the color.

For those seeking to import

Softbank Nexus 6P Special Edition

Given the nature of the global market, it is likely only a matter of days, if not hours, before sellers on channels such as eBay begin to offer the device. It would not be surprising to see individuals seeking to make a major mark-up, charging in excess of $ 1000, perhaps even $ 1500, or $ 2000 for the product.

For those who may seek to purchase it, please be aware that SoftBank Mobile does not unlock devices, and thus unless a special exception has been made for this product, a SoftBank Nexus 6P will only work with a SoftBank SIM card. It is therefore imperative that only Google Store variants be purchased. Unfortunately as the packaging for Nexus devices this year in Japan, be they carrier or direct sales, are indistinguishable, the burden of trust will thus be placed on the seller.

How to verify the IMEI status

SoftBank IMEI verification

SoftBank’s network verification status IMEI check.

There is one way to check however. Similar to the ESN system used in the United States, SoftBank (as well as other carriers) has a database that allows owners to check on the payment status of their phone. By entering the IMEI number here, one of four possible symbols will appear: a “CIRCLE” which indicates the device has been paid off, a “TRIANGLE” which indicates the device is under an installment plan and therefore not paid off, and an “X” which means the device has yet to be registered on the network. If a “MINUS” appears however, it means that the device is NOT listed in a Japanese carrier database.

Testing a Taiwanese HTC One A9 and a Google Store Japan LG Nexus 5 in the system yielded a (-) “MINUS” which makes sense as neither device is sold by a Japanese carrier. By this same account, a Google Store variant of the Nexus 6P should also turn up as a “MINUS” thus to those importing, it is recommended you request the device IMEI and enter it into the above link to verify the “MINUS” result.

Wrap Up

Is anyone interested in the Nexus 6P Special Edition? Are you angry that Google has ignored your country with such a smartphone? Surprised by the price tag? Leave us your comments below and let us know!


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BlackBerry Priv receives its first update, includes camera tweaks and 16:9 photos


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The BlackBerry Priv had just started receiving its first software update, which makes some adjustments to the phone’s camera app along with productivity and security improvements. BlackBerry had committed itself to monthly security updates for the Priv and is sticking to its word.

The update weighs in at a hefty 475MB, but there are a number of notable changes included. The camera app has seen a few tweaks and should now operate much faster. BlackBerry has even adjusted the camera’s processing to improve image quality in low light situations and 16:9 photo support has been patched in as well.

Overall system performance and stability have also received a tune-up. BlackBerry has crushed a number of bugs that would lead the phone to crash or freeze and also claims to have improved the handset’s performance. Finally, the release includes December’s security patches to protect users against the latest Android vulnerabilities. A must have for a device promising top notch security.

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BlackBerry is also lining up updates for some of its Android apps. The Keyboard app will soon have improved language support and new emojis, there’s WhatsApp support coming the Hub & Contacts, and the DTEK app will have a notification options to alert users when apps checks into user info. These updates will be available from December 14th through the Play Store.

The Priv’s update is already rolling out over-the-air this week for customers who bought the phone through ShopBlackBerry (unlocked models), while carrier branded smartphones should begin to see a notification appear sometime after December 7th. You can always force a manual check by heading over to Settings -> About -> System Updates.

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Oxygen OS 2.1.2 hitting the OnePlus 2, OnePlus X via OTA update


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This year, OnePlus has so far released two devices: a second One, and an X One. Thanks to a new Oxygen OS update (2.1.1) being released OTA, both the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X are going to get some new features. Specifically:

The OnePlus 2’s update will include the following:

  • Improved UX for preview in Camera
  • Performance improvements on app install and launch
  • Individual icon customization support
  • Fixes for RAW format on 3rd party camera apps
  • Russian & Turkish language support
  • Lockscreen wallpaper support
  • Security patches
  • Bug fixes to System Update to improve OTA stability
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements

The following comment was included with respect to the update:

A note about RAW support if you are a FV-5 camera user. FV-5 will be releasing an update to their app to support RAW on OnePlus 2 devices as soon as we push out this OTA . The new version should carry the version number 2.79.5 and you should get this update within a few days of upgrading to 2.1.2.

OnePlus 2

The OnePlus X’s update will include the following:

  • UX bug fixes in the Camera app
  • Improvement to color offset in HDR mode
  • Bug fixes to System Update to improve OTA stability
  • System optimizations in low battery state
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements

The company also offered the following note:

Also, we’ve received feedback that some users have experienced issues with SD storage. Although the improvements are not included in this OTA, please be assured that we are expediting another update to fix those issues so you get a great experience on your new OPX.

OnePlus X

OnePlus reminds users that, “these are incremental rollouts, so several days may go by before you see the notification pop up on your device.” For those that want to try and speed things up, it’s best to manually check for updates however sometimes time is the only cure to the OTA blues.

Has your OP device received the Oxygen OS 2.1.2 update yet? We want to know! Leave us a comment below and tell us how it has changed things.

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(Update: new image) LG Nexus 5X shows up in clearest image yet


Update, September 8: Android Pit has a new image allegedly showing the Nexus 5X (the tentative name for the LG-made new Nexus). The image reveals the device’s side, and how much the camera protrudes from the body.

nexus 5x leak side

And here’s a comparison with the Nexus 5 (2013):

nexus 5x leak side

Original post, September 5: All eyes are on the upcoming Nexus device(s) as the end of the year approaches. What surprises may Google have for us? Well, as it goes with all Nexus releases, there’s not much of a surprise, as these handsets are the main topic of conversation around the rumor mill. This year we are expecting two devices, one from Huawei and one from LG.

We have a good deal of information on both smartphones, which you can read in our rumor roundup. If what you are looking for is a good image, though, today we are taking a look at the best one we have seen so far. The photo comes from Android Pit, a Germany-based website that seems to have some helpful sources in hand.

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Though the image may look like a render, it is not. The photo was straightened and the background was cleaned out, in order to protect the source. The guys over at Android Police have also confirmed this is a legitimate image, based on their own findings. The only main difference is that the version AP has seen has the LG logo below the Nexus wording. But this could simply be due to regional differences.

There’s nothing new to see, really, but the image does corroborate previous rumors. We can see that nifty fingerprint reader, a laser auto-focus module, a dual-LED flash and an unspecified camera. Otherwise, the phone looks exactly as we would expect it to, with the large Nexus branding in the middle.

Just in case you have been out of the loop on Nexus news, this specific device is said to feature a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 2700 mAh battery and even a USB Type-C connector.

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It is also rumored that this device will be released under the LG Nexus 5X moniker, but that is yet to be seen. Furthermore, the new Nexus will probably be revealed this September 29th and is said to cost under $ 400. Once again, you an learn more by reading our 2015 Nexus rumor roundup.

Enjoy the image! And don’t forget to hit the comments and tell us what you think of the new Nexus 5. Are you thinking of buying one?

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XBMC’s Kodi media player officially makes its way to the Play Store with version 15 update


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The popular Kodi media center application, formerly known as XBMC, has finally made its way to the Play Store. The app launched in Google Play last month in beta form, but now it’s officially available for all to download. Along with the big Play Store announcement, Kodi is getting a hefty update to version 15 which brings some notable features that make the app even more functional than ever.

For starters, version 15 brings 4K support, refresh rate switching and HEVC playback to capable Android devices, such as the NVIDIA Shield Android TV. It should be noted that Android 5.0 Lollipop is required to take advantage of these new additions.

Read more: 11 best media center apps

Also new to the application is an all-new chapter selector window that lets you visually browse and choose different chapters in supported video formats. Take a look at the video below for a quick demonstration:

Another small, yet notable feature in this update is adaptive seeking functionality, which allows you to skip forward and backward more quickly by tapping the navigation key several times. The developers have made a quick video for this feature as well, so check that out below:

The update also brings new audio and subtitle lists, language add-ons and expanded international preferences, as well as an improved add-on manager. There are a ton of other small improvements listed in the changelog, so feel free to check out the source link for more details. Thankfully the app is now available in the Play Store, so interested folks can get these changes right away.

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