Another busy week in the world of Android: our Nexus fever reached new highs thanks to new reports about Google’s upcoming devices, Samsung shared some bad news, Motorola’s Droid Turbo stopped being a secret, HTC launched its selfie-focused Desire Eye and RE Camera, Lenovo surprised us with its quirky new Yoga tablets, and Google released big updates to several of its Android apps.
Google promised that its apps would receive Material-inspired updates to go with Android L, and Play Store is the latest to get a Material facelift.
More reports suggest that Google is gearing up to unveil the Nexus 9 starting from $399 next week, with availability starting from early November.
In preparation for the upcoming Android L release, Google has added NDK revision 10b, with a 64-bit Android L developer preview emulator for easier 64-bit optimization app testing.
While several reports already suggest the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are coming this month, now the Wall Street Journal is chiming in about the Nexus 6’s impending arrival.
Having a Hangouts chat on your desktop should become a nicer experience now that Google has released a brand new Chrome app for Windows and Chrome OS.
Following the acquisition of polling startup Polar just last month, Google is now rolling out support for polls to Google+.
Interbrand published its annual brand value report, and technology companies are once again dominating the top 10.
Backdrop is what Google is calling the ability to add a ton of new artwork to your Chromecast stand-by screens. The update allows you to choose from five sources to turn your TV into the best picture frame in the house.
Despite rumors about how Google may phase back Google+, in a new Q&A session on Re/Code, the new chief of the social network reaffirms Google’s long-term commitment to Google+.