The new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 have been the talk of the Android town this week, with the Nexus 9 going on sale and the Nexus 6 remaining very hard to get, at least from Google’s Play Store. Our review of the Nexus 9 went up this week, but it wasn’t the only review going live: the new Moto X, Huawei’s massive Mate 7, and Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact received the same treatment. On the software front, large updates hit Calendar, Maps and a few other Google apps. We’ve heard the first credible rumors about the Galaxy S6, due next February. Finally, Motorola made the rumored global version of the Droid Turbo a reality.
The OTA update to Android 5.0 for the Moto X 2014 edition has been captured, and can now be installed on the device. Motorola is also apparently readying the official start of the soak test for the device.
Although now removed, Motorola had release notes posted for the Moto G 2014-edition’s Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update. It’s only a matter of time before something official is formally announced and the madness begins!
Motorola is now selling the Moto 360 with metal bands. They’ve also announced new leather and silicone options, new watch faces and a new health app!
Google has already apparently sold out of the Nexus 6 units it promised to stock this Wednesday. We have to wonder, what’s going on Google? Why the hangups with stock?
Just as rumors have suggested, Motorola launched today an international version of the Verizon-bound Droid Turbo. The device will go on sale (at least for now) in Latin America.
Things aren’t looking very positive at Samsung right now, but who are the players responsible? Is the rise of LG, Xiaomi, and Lenovo, not to mention Apple’s continued success, actually dragging Samsung down?
Leaked photos of the Motorola Moto Maxx show off a GSM Droid Turbo. That’s a version of the awesome new Motorola device for the non-U.S. crowd. Event still scheduled for Wednesday in Brazil.
Motorola has released the kernel source code for the new Moto X (2014) and the Moto G (2014). This means that custom ROMs are coming folks, prepare for the awesome.
It was another interesting week in the world of Android, with cool new devices, software updates, and a slew of financial news revealing the latest trends in the industry. Samsung announced quarterly results that were just as bad as forecasted, OnePlus put up its flagship killer on pre-order, Amazon launched a Chromecast competitor, Motorola introduced the powerful Droid Turbo, Oppo launched the N3 and the amazingly thing R5, Nexus 6 went up for pre-order (and went down just as quickly), the Galaxy A series finally went official, and Google continued to materialize its apps.
Welcome to Android Authority this week.