This week was the closest thing to Christmas we have in the Android World. After a long, long summer, Google finally gave Android L a name (hello, Lollipop!) and launched the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Packing new features and a beautiful design language, Lollipop is coming from early November to Nexus devices and the rest of the ecosystem. Meanwhile, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 impressed with top specifications, though our enthusiasm was dampened by their stingy price tags. The surprise of the event was Nexus Player, an Android TV box made by Asus. While our eyes were firmly on Mountain View, we also got some news on the powerful Droid Turbo and Sony’s US-bound Xperias.
This weekend only, get the new Moto X (2014) for just $49 with a Verizon contract through the Motorola Moto Maker website. An awesome price for an awesome phone, but is it enough to commit to a two-year contract?
The Sony SmartWatch 3 has landed in the Google Play Store with a $250 price tag. Sadly, we cannot purchase it yet, but we imagine “Coming Soon” won’t be too far down the road.
Google Play Games is introducing a new nearby multiplayer mode.
Have you been aching to see Android Lollipop in action? Come check out our Android Lollipop Quick Look video so you can see the new OS for yourself!
Grab the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop wallpapers and sounds, taken from the Nexus 5.
Don’t get too excited, because you can’t have them just yet! But the good news is you can gawk at them as much as you like, as the new Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player are now in the Play Store.
Google actually put a full game inside Android, and it’s a nod towards the most famous title of the past year, the viral phenomenon known as Flappy Bird.
For this week’s Friday Debate we share our thoughts on the latest Nexus devices and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Nexus 9 is now up for pre-order on Amazon, but it will be a few weeks before the device lands on your doorstep. Just to torment you, here’s another hands-on video with the HTC-made tablet.