Posts tagged with: Nexus 9
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    Google's been selling Nexus hardware for years, offering shoppers a chance to take home a “pure” Android experience with some of the best software support in the business. Starting as a phone-only affair, the lineup's since matured with tablet options, as well as multiple handsets selling alongside each other. But in recent years, Google's love affair with Nexus tablets seemed to be waning, and the last such model we got was 2014's Nexus 9. Now the era of that HTC-made tablet is starting to come to a close, as Google puts an end to its Nexus 9 sales. As of today, Google's no longer ...

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    It's been a while since we've talked about Google's stock camera app that has been relegated to the realms of Nexus. Those of you on the Android Beta Program have been able to peek into some new features as carried in the app through the Android N Developer Preview. Now, Google has pushed those changes into the Play Store app. The major feature changes include being able to shoot stills while recording video and moving the slow-motion video feature to the pull-out menu. Nexus phones running Android Marshmallow can update the app at the Play Store. If your non-Nexus phone's on Android 6.0 ...

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    Multi-window on Android is no longer a feature reserved for custom UIs, with limited app compatibility: with the release of Android N, even in this early preview state, multi-window for the masses is making its impact felt. But while Android is finally getting the split-screen mode we've longed for, what about a more PC-like free-floating-window layout? That's a much trickier question, and while the framework's there, the implementation is clearly still a work in progress. But Android N isn't the only floating-window game in town, and even before its preview release landed, we got our ...

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    HTC is quite stingy when it comes to first-party sales. It's been the case for both the One M9 and the One A9 and even the One M8 as all of those phones have retained their original full retail prices for the longest time. It's only when these Hot Deals come along that things start making sense. And hey, it's "spring cleaning" time, so there'd better be some inventory to clear out. The One M9, as flawed as you think it may be, is up for sale at $399 while the One A9 is currently $389 — less than even its debut promotional pricing. The 32GB Wi-Fi version of the Nexus 9 is just under $288 ...

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    Seeing as how HTC has held attractive sales every Tuesday for the past few months, heavily discounting everything from the One A9 phone to the Nexus 9 tablet and Re Camera, it’ll clearly take something special to get people interested in the One M9 so close to its sequel’s announcement. Today-only, by 11:59 pm PT, the no-contract, no-strings-attached 5-inch handheld costs just $650… with a Nexus 9 hitched on. That’s right, if you hurry, you can score the fall 2014-released stock Android 9-incher completely for free. That’s a whopping $400 value, and so, instead of paying $1,050 ...

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    Well, Google promised and Google delivers, though with a caveat. Those who signed up their Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi or LTE) or Nexus Player for the Android Beta Program are getting their first over-the-air update for the Android N Developer Preview. The build number has been updated from NCP56P to NCP56W for the phones, NCP56X for the tablet and NCP56R for the Player. The Nexus smartphones' update package is only 27.3MB. On our end, we have not seen the update come to one of our Nexus 9 units just yet, so the process is ongoing. You can also flash the new image if you so ...

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    You might've seen our Android expert Joe Levi tackle some of the minutia of what's going on in the latest beta edition of the OS. You've surely seen a fair share of news, screenshots and commentary. You might be tempted to even hit up that Google link and enroll in the Android Beta Program yourself. But if you want to get down and dirty and see things in living color, buckle up: we've got six points to go through in 60 seconds — well, minus the intro and outro, but who's actually counting — in our Android N Beta overview. Keep in mind that the feature set we have on the Android N Beta ...

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    Earlier today, the Pocketnow crew was talking about some of our theories for Android N – and specifically, what tasty treat might end up lending its name to the upcoming release. That all seemed wildly speculative and forward-looking; after all, we're still in the early days of March, and Google I/O is another two months away. Historically, Google's used I/O as an opportunity to introduce the developer preview of its next Android build, so we thought it would still be some time before we had the chance to start experimenting with it. Well, surprise, surprise, because Google's not waiting ...

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    Are we ever going to get a new Nexus tablet? With the move to two phones a year, it's clear that Google's not afraid of bringing change to its Nexus program, but are the days of new tablet models soundly behind us? We haven't spotted anything that looks very promising on our rumor radar, but the stalwart Nexus 9 keeps right on ticking. Back around the end of the year, we checked out a number of holiday-season deals on the HTC tablet, but those have long dried up. Worry not, deal-seekers, as HTC's back for Valentine's Day with a new offer, hooking you up with not just a 40-percent-off Nexus ...

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    It's a new month, and you know what that means: Groundhog Day is nearly here! Well, that, but also Google's latest series of Android security updates is hitting the Nexus family of devices. This afternoon we see an influx of newly updated factory images landing for the whole Nexus series of phones, tablets, and set-top boxes, as Google simultaneously posts its list of security vulnerabilities being addressed by these new releases. All told, Google's patching five vulnerabilities it considers critical, as well as just as many issues classified as lower severity – though a number of those ...

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    HTC’s already customary Hot Deals are back with a vengeance this Tuesday, allowing you to buy essentially anything your heart desires from the Taiwanese manufacturer’s US e-store at a nice, discounted price. The only requirement is to exceed a $650 value on the total bill for a 30 percent markdown, $500 if you’ll settle for a 20 percent deduction, or a measly $150 that takes 15 percent off. Say you want the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-powered One A9 smartphone and Re Camera. Separately and outside this promotion, the two devices cost $499 and $199 respectively. Bundled together, ...

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    Wow. Such yuneeq. Very metale. Fone. I'm basically just using this as an excuse to attack every manufacturer going with the same and the same and the same after so many years of sticking with these aluminium chassis or even slapping a couple panes of Gorilla Glass onto them. It's what we praise as "beautiful fit-and-finish" with great "feel in hand." Every. Single. Time. And we're not just talking about the iPhone and HTC, here; even when the build poses a risk to its own integrity — OnePlus X, you're a real special case — we will love it until every corner of the slab shatters in ...

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    Well, this is sure unexpected. Google has never been a stranger to Black Friday deals offered directly on its website, but normally, you were looking at free Play credit with sizzling hot new Android hardware, and actual savings only on older or less popular gear. Not today, though. Today and only today, while inventory lasts, Big G shaves a cool $80 off all Nexus 5X configurations, regardless of storage and paint jobs. That means the 16GB LG 5.2-incher costs just $299 unlocked in black, white and mint, whereas the 32 gig model will set you back 350 bucks in the same three color options. ...

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    You already have enough mobile gear on sale this Thanksgiving, Black Friday and “Cyber Weekend” at dozens of US retailers to last a lifetime. But one essential piece of the holiday discount puzzle is yet to fall into place. The big one. No, we don’t mean Samsung, although that was also massive. Not Apple either, since, well, you rarely get decent savings on iPhones or iPads from the Cupertino manufacturer directly. But Google last year sold its then sizzling hot Nexus 6 and 9 with free Play Store credit, bringing the LG G Watch price to a temporary all-time low too. Naturally, we ...

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    Purchasing mobile gear of any kind around Turkey Day is always wise. Waiting until the last minute to score the best possible Black Friday deals is the complete opposite. Granted, the temptation may feel irresistible, but unless you want to risk getting body slammed by a fellow desperate bargain hunter for that coveted final discounted Apple Watch, it’s good to know beforehand what to expect from every retailer and how to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy. Luckily, many electronics merchants, actual device manufacturers and carriers included, have either already kicked off early Black ...

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    Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store. Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you're the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you're getting and how it fits the person you're getting it for. Like a sommelier does with wine, we're given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when you're talking about your dorky cousin ...

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    Considering HTC’s poor financial condition, and its recent constant efforts of making devices like the One M9, Desire 626, One A9, Nexus 9, and Re Camera more attractive to the masses, it felt safe to predict bargain hunters would have plenty to savor on and around Black Friday. Forget just a 24-hour promotion on Tuesday, as starting Wednesday, November 25, you’ll have a full week of Cyber deals to choose from. First, the Nexus 9 will be offered at a 40 percent discount between 9 PM PT the day after tomorrow and 9 PM on Friday, November 27. That should bring the stock Android ...

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    It’s Tuesday, our Android-loving friends and readers, and those of you who’ve decided to stay faithful to HTC through thick and thin already know it’s discount time. The Hot Deals tradition carries on, and unlike last week, you can get more than just one heavily reduced product. Everything in the Taiwanese device manufacturer’s online US store is on sale by 11:59 PM PT today, November 10, including the spanking new One A9 smartphone. If you purchase the handheld accused of copying iPhone designs alongside, say, a pair of Pro Studio earphones, a Dot View Ice case, and Rapid Charger ...

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    It seems HTC found the pricing sweet spot for the grossly underrated Nexus 9 tablet, which typically costs $400 and up, but is currently marked down by 40 percent for at least the third time in recent months. As usual, HTC’s Hot Deals have a hard expiration date attached, also depending on limited supplies, so if you’re interested, stop overthinking things, and just get it over with. After all, the cheapest Google Nexus 9 model, coated in black or white, Wi-Fi-capable and 16GB data-accommodating, goes for a measly $239.40, down from $399. $399 is, of course, the MSRP, which retailers ...

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    Earlier today, Android Marshmallow technically dropped on all of us. To be more specific, the public version of 6.0 got pushed and was intended for developers to work with some live software. Google promised that over-the-air updates to devices-at-large would start tumbling out in due fashion. We've been wishing hard, praising the techies at Google and yet, we're all disappointed the same in some aspects. One of these aspects was the dark theme that we so desperately wanted in those pitch black room conditions. Also not easy on the eyes was the multi-pane app multitasking, or the lack ...

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    Owners of some Nexus devices (Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 2013, and Nexus Player) can already get a taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow thanks to Google, who made the factory images available on its servers. But what if you own a smartphone (or a tablet, for that matter), and your carrier of choice is T-Mobile? Magenta confirmed the Marshmallow update to be in the works for 17 of the devices on its line-up. The page also reiterates something we know so well (and learned to hate) concerning the long time required for a carrier phone to get an update: "Software updates are a long ...

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    Last week's big Google announcements marked the formal arrival of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as the company revealed the first two handsets to debut running the platform: the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. More than that, though, the event also brought word of the coming availability of Marshmallow releases for existing Nexus devices. We had already heard that Google could get that ball rolling today, on October 5, and its announcement confirmed that distribution was set to get underway this week. Right on schedule, the factory images are in – not just for one or two models, but seemingly for ...

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    Google's Nexus event has just finished, and the company made sure it didn't disappoint. Not only did we find ourselves with a new batch of powerful Nexus devices to choose from, whether you're on a budget or not, but we also saw Google announce a major update to its Google Chromecast, in addition to its software services. For those of us already rocking a Nexus, software updates are definitely what we care about most right now, and we also received information that. Google has just announced that it'll be pushing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the existing Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, ...

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    Tomorrow's shaping up to be a big one for Google, and beyond bringing us the first official look at the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, we're expecting to see a lot more of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new Nexus phones will understandable ship with Marshmallow, but what about existing Nexus models? We've already heard that Google could be relatively generous with its support this time around, bringing Marshmallow to even older models like the Nexus 7, and now a new rumor fills us in on just when those updates could land – while also confirming a few devices that won't make it past Lollipop. ...

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    Like most tablets out and about in this day and age, the Google-endorsed, HTC-manufactured Nexus 9 is struggling to prove its worth, as phablets become increasingly popular, and hybrids such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 or Apple’s iPad Pro slowly move towards the mainstream landscape. Clearly, it hasn’t been easy for the N9 to develop a following at $400 and up, but when reduced to just $240, the Tegra K1 powerhouse feels very hard to turn down. Alas, the 40 percent list price deduction didn’t last long back at the end of July, and once again, HTC is offering the deal with an ...

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