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[APK Teardown] YouTube v10.25 Hints At Voice-Activated Playback Controls, Shows Signs Of Life For Ad-Free Subscription, And More

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 01:31 PM PDT

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After the launch of Music Key in November, we've had good reason to expect quite a bit from YouTube. We've seen things like 60 fps live streaming, 360-degree videos with cardboard support, and big updates to the Kids and Creator Studio apps – and that's just some of the stuff from the last two months. We also know there's plenty still to come, particularly an ad-free subscription model. The latest update doesn't seem to deliver any new features, not unless Google is planning to flip a switch server-side, but it gives a few hints about what to expect in the future.

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[APK Teardown] YouTube v10.25 Hints At Voice-Activated Playback Controls, Shows Signs Of Life For Ad-Free Subscription, And More was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Review: Live in Five by AVerMedia

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 01:27 PM PDT

Being able to broadcast live on the internet is nothing new, but a new crop of streaming apps (and the fact our internet connections are getting faster all the time), have meant that there has been something of a resurgence in live video in recent months.

Live streaming your life (or 'life-streaming' if that's your bag), be it day-to-day goings on or extra special events, is all the rage at the moment with apps like Meerkat and Periscope blowing up almost overnight. Given the current penchant for sharing, it's understandable that we'd want to broadcast exciting or interesting moments in our lives via video and current mobile tech allows us to do that really well.

Live in Five is an app from AVerMedia that plugs into YouTube to offer live streaming via Google's own video platform. The the free app's premise is simply allowing you to begin a live broadcast on your YouTube channel as quickly as possible. The benefit of using your YouTube channel is that your videos are automatically saved post-broadcast too.

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It's simple to use. When you first open Live in Five you'll be required to log in with the Google+ account that is linked with your YouTube channel and you'll then be prompted to go into the settings of your YouTube account in order to enable the Live Stream feature if you haven't already. Once you've completed the initial set up, broadcasting live to your YouTube channel is as easy as hitting the big blue button.

As far as features go, Live in Five is pretty simplistic but that also makes it easy to use with just a few on-screen settings. When you start a live stream, you'll be given a 5 second countdown (hence the name) before your stream begins. You can use the rear- or front-facing camera for the video and toggle between them with a tap during a steam. Viewers do not need to install Live in Five and instead tune into your broadcast via the YouTube apps for Android and iOS or on the web.

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You can share a link to your live stream from within this app via all the usual social apps as well as SMS, email and the like. While broadcasting, you'll see the number of live viewers and the thumbs up or down you have received coming in.

Across the top of the screen, or left if you're filming in landscape mode (recommended for YouTube consumption), you'll see in-video settings for the volume of your microphone, turning on or of the LED flash, and a panel for setting the broadcast title and video quality.

The video quality of your stream will be dependent on the strength of your internet connection. On LTE or fast Wi-Fi, this shouldn't cause any problems but on 3G connections or slower you might see some buffering and pixelation. By default, Live in Five automatically adjusts the bitrate based on your connection to keep the video as smooth as possible, or you can manually set the bitrate and resolution. I had a couple of issues where the video stream was delayed somewhat, by up to 10 seconds or so, when my upload speed as poor. But the better your connection seemingly the shorter this delay is.

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Videos can be set to Unlisted, Private or Public, determining who can access the stream and the resultant YouTube video. Whichever setting you pick at the start of your broadcast will be the setting used when the video is saved to your YouTube channel, although this can be altered later.

The real advantage to Live in Five is this direct integration with YouTube. Other apps like Periscope and Meerkat require you to have that app installed to view the video live or are limited in their features on the web. They also make it a little more difficult to export your video and upload it to YouTube — not to mention their emphasis on portrait video for mobile. If you're after a ephemeral live video that is only to be enjoyed on device and in the moment, maybe that's just fine. But if you'd like to make your live stream available to watch later, something like Live in Five is better suited.

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One negative aspect of the app in comparison to other streaming apps is the lack of live comments. While viewers can comment on your live stream if you've enabled it in your YouTube account, there is seemingly no way for the broadcaster to see those comments via Live in Five. Other apps allow this type of interactivity which is especially good for Q&A type videos.

However, Live in Five makes it easy to pick and start broadcasting live. The UI is simple and self- explanatory, and its integration with YouTube makes it well suited to live broadcasts that are worth saving for later. It lacks in some areas — viewer interactivity in particular — but is an easy way to capture and share a live moment.

Download Live in Five from AVerMedia for free on Google Play.


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Android 5.1 for the Motorola Droid Turbo is rolling out tomorrow

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 01:13 PM PDT

The wait is over. Announced by Verizon PR rep Albert Aydin on Twitter, Android 5.1 will start hitting the Motorola Droid Turbo in phases tomorrow.

Tomorrow afternoon is when the automatic OTA downloads should start hitting handsets, with a good chunk of users seeing the update by tomorrow evening. If you don't want to wait, you should be able to head to Settings > About Phone > System Update to manually snag the update by the evening as well.

Android 5.1, Lollipop, will bring a host of welcome changes to the Droid Turbo — ones that Turbo owners have been waiting a long time for. If you use a Turbo, once you receive the update let us know what you think in the comments below.


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Latest CyanogenMod 12.1 nightlies bring dynamic tiles, Wi-Fi priorities, more

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 12:23 PM PDT

Cyanogen OS 12 comes to the OnePlus One. Photo: CyanogenCyanogen this week began rolling out its latest CyanogenMod 12 nightlies, which bring some "much needed" new features, including dynamic Quick Settings tiles and Wi-Fi priorities. The releases also bring IMAP push improvements that promise to improve battery life and networking usage. "One of the most requested  features requested from Google since the ICS days

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two and more arrive for NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 12:12 PM PDT

Late last year we saw Half-Life 2: Episode One hit as an exclusive for the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet after Half-Life 2 and Portal arrived as exclusives on the SHIELD Portable. Suffice to say that Valve and NVIDIA's SHIELD line are simpatico, and so it comes as no surprise that today we have Half-Life 2: Episode Two arriving for the newly launched NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV.

Half-Life 2: Episode 2 ($8), like the previous Half-Life ports, are exclusive to SHIELD devices, and I'm guessing those of you that clicked through and have read this far are familiar with the game. It's exactly as you might remember it, and in my brief time with it, it plays smoothly on the SHIELD. That's not terribly surprising given that the game was originally released in 2007, but the game is still a blast, and if you have never played it before, it is worth downloading. If you opted for the 16GB SHIELD then this might be the one that motivates you to take advantage of that microSD slot as it's a 4GB+ install.

That's just one of the new titles joining the lineup today, though. There's also Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut, Never Alone and Funk of Titans.

Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut ($10) is a physics-based puzzle and platformer game in the same vein as Portal. You are guiding your character through a…wait for it…cube-filled environment and you are able to control colored cubes with the special gloves that you are wearing. If you enjoy Portal, you should really check this game out because it scratches that same itch.

Never Alone ($15) is a game that I missed when it was originally released on PC last year, but it was a huge hit and has lots of "Best of 2014" accolades to prove it. It's a platformer that has you playing as a child and a fox making their way across the frozen tundra, switching between the two depending on the skills required. It can be played alone or in local co-op if you have two controllers. The game looks absolutely beautiful and was created in partnership with the Iñupiaq, an Alaska Native people whose stories inspired the game.

Last up is Funk of Titans ($5), another platformer with a somewhat unusual spin on Greek mythology. You are playing as Perseus, although that's just the window dressing for a pretty standard platformer.

With the exception of Funk of Titans, these are the kind of games that SHIELD needs to win over skeptics that an Android TV can deliver an outstanding gaming experience. There are over 100 titles in the SHIELD Hub now and over 200 titles available in Google Play for the SHIELD. It's not going to replace a console for a hardcore gamer yet, but for a casual gamer there is plenty here to keep you going.


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Samsung Galaxy A8 captured on video

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 11:42 AM PDT

The next device expected to be released in Samsung's newer A series of phones is the incredibly thin Galaxy A8. And thanks to a YouTube video uploaded today, we now get to see the device live in action.

Expected to launch with a 5.7-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 16GB of built-in storage, 2GB of RAM, a 16MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera and Android 5.1.1, the Samsung Galaxy A8 should be out any day now. The device has already stopped by the FCC, and with leaks like today's video, we know production quality units are floating around in the wild.

The Galaxy A8 won't come with the same level of specs as other Samsung flagships, but it will feature a more premium design and build quality. It's not like the specs are bad by any means, but we have to imagine the Galaxy Note 5 is going to make the A8 look like quite the mid-range handset. Check out the hands-on video of the Galaxy A8 below, and let us know what you think in the comments.


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LG G4 software experience: surprisingly average

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 11:12 AM PDT

When it comes to Android phones, software has always been a hit or miss game. Some devices ship with software experiences that are polished, refined and honed to near perfection. Others can come with software that leaves us shocked that anyone approved it. With flagships, the software becomes as important as the hardware, as customers expect a high-quality experience in both areas.

The LG G4 has top-notch hardware, but its software is surprisingly average. I hesitate to call it bad, because it's not. The software of the G4 is fast, fluid and quite complete. Yet it's not something that leaves you with a feeling of having used great software. Instead, it feels like software that would be more at home on a good mid-range device.

In the past, LG has always placed a heavy emphasis on animations and having plenty of options for them. That approach hasn't changed with the G4. The UI is still heavy on animations, feeling almost gaudy at times. While animations are a very good thing when used properly, LG has taken the great animations from stock Android Lollipop and added onto them with their own animations that don't mesh well.

Blending is large part of the problem with the LG G4′s software. LG has worked to incorporate elements of Android's material design but has also placed its own fairly heavy skin on top. Together, the two create a lukewarm experience that feels unsure of itself. The notification tray, for example, features the same second swipe down for quick settings, yet the selection tray for quick settings looks like it's straight out of LG's KitKat UI on the G3.

The app menu is another area that feels stuck in the past, with LG still incorporating the widget menu as a tab in the app menu, something that was noticeably dropped in Lollipop. Many of LG's apps feature elements of material design, such as the floating action button, but they've been tweaked in a way that makes them extremely middle of the road, not leaning too far towards being custom or stock.

Middle of the road is a good way to describe the software on the G4. When LG created it, it seems as though the company was split on how to advance the design from KitKat to Lollipop. That in mind, it drew elements from both and put them together into a software that doesn't quite feel new, but isn't polished enough to pull off that classic feel that other UIs like HTC Sense have.

LG played it safe with the software on the G4, which turned out to be the wrong move. With last year's G3, LG completely revamped its software to create something that was far better than its past attempts. To keep its momentum up, LG needs to keep experimenting. It needs to keep taking risks. A functional software only counts for so much if its looks are lacking.

Check out some screenshots below.

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Motorola brings Android 5.1 Lollipop to the DROID Turbo

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 10:54 AM PDT

Lollipop is on its way. Photo: MotorolaMotorola has finally begun its rollout of Android 5.1 Lollipop for the DROID Turbo, which brings a whole bunch of big changes. In addition to Google's Material Design overhaul, users can look forward to lock screen notifications, Smart Lock, and lots, lots more. The full list of changes can be found over on Motorola's update page, but

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Get the ZeroLemon battery case for Galaxy S6 or S6 edge with 27% off [Deal]

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 10:54 AM PDT

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Samsung’s ultra slim Galaxy A8 gets shown off in new video

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 10:23 AM PDT

The Galaxy A8 is big -- but surprisingly thin. Photo: NowhereElseSamsung's upcoming Galaxy A8 is set to become its slimmest smartphone to date, but ahead of its official unveiling, the device has appeared in a new hands-on video. The three-minute clip shows off the Galaxy A8's design, and what appears to be a new TouchWiz interface. We already know almost all there is to know about the

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YouTube Outlines Ten Upcoming Features In A Creator Preview Video

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 10:18 AM PDT

imageYouTube is just over ten years old. That's about the time that a global and ubiquitous web service oughta straighten up and stream right, throw off adolescent comforts and maybe start considering some branch-off services, like Music or Games. The development team has decided to release news of upcoming features in that time-honored and totally not aggravating format, the video list. The following is specifically for "creators" (read: people who upload regularly and/or try to make money with videos), but some of the information is interesting for mobile users.

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Samsung Gear VR For The S6 And S6 Edge Coming July 14

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 10:07 AM PDT

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If you're a virtual reality junkie and have a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge on hand then you may want to mark July 14 on your Calendars.  That's the day that Samsung will officially begin selling their virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, for the S6 and Edge here in Canada.  BestBuy currently have the VR headsets available for pre-order and have the release date listed for July 14, 2015.  The headset, which was devloped with Oculus VR, will cost $250 so it's definitely not going to be in everyone's price range

While you may wonder why Samsung is charging so much for a VR headset when you can get a basic Google Cardboard for pennies, the Gear VR does have an quite an edge over Cardboard.  Not only is it a much more durable design with better build materials, it comes with a head tracking module that greatly enhances the overall experience.  I have yet to give it a try personally but reviews I've read for previous generation Gear VR's have primarily been positive.

Anyone thinking of picking this up?

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Samsung Gear VR For The S6 And S6 Edge Coming July 14 is a post from: Android in Canada Blog

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Galaxy S6 sales help Samsung overtake Apple for U.S. market lead

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 09:20 AM PDT

Samsung's back on top in the U.S. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of AndroidSamsung has overtaken Apple to regain its lead of the U.S. smartphone market following strong sales of the Galaxy S6. The South Korean company's latest smartphone became the third best-selling smartphone in its first full month on sale, trailing only the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S5. Thanks to Samsung's resurgence, as well as strong sales

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Sprint’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are now receiving Android 5.1

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 08:11 AM PDT

Sprint is on a bit of a roll. The Now Network has already prepared the HTC One M9 for its own Android 5.1 update, and now the carrier has confirmed that two other flagship devices will be getting their own updates beginning today.

Sprint says that Android 5.1 Lollipop will begin rolling out to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge today, June 30. As far as what's included, Sprint says it will boast "bug fixes," and that's about it. Version numbers will be changing, as is par for the course. The Galaxy S6 will bump up to G920PVPU2B0F7, while the Galaxy S6 edge will get upgraded to G925PVPU2B0F7.

If you don't want to wait for the update notification, just head into Settings and go to System Update to try and pull the new software down on your own.

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Huawei Honor 7 now official with 5.7-inch 1080p display, 20MP camera and more

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 07:49 AM PDT

In March, Huawei officially announced its flagship device, the P8. Not to rest on its laurels, though, the company has just unveiled another high-end Android-powered smartphone to add to its growing lineup of handsets.

In China, Huawei has just unveiled the Honor 7, which boasts a 5.7-inch 1080p HD display. On the back, there's a 20-megapixel camera by way of Sony and its IMX230 with sapphire glass. The camera also features a 6-lens module, Phase Detection Auto Focus and an f/2.0 aperture. On the front, an 8-megapixel camera will handle all the selfies.

Inside of the Honor 7 is an octa-core Kirin 935 processor and 3GB of RAM. The Honor 7 comes in a 16GB or 64GB variant, and both feature a microSD card slot for expandable storage. The battery is measured in at 3100mAh. There is also a small pad on the back panel of the metal-clad device which works as a fingerprint sensor.

Huawei is still utilizing its own proprietary interface, but this time EMUI 3.1 runs atop Android 5.0 Lollipop.

In China, the Honor 7 will launch on July 7 for $322 for the 16GB option, or $355 for the dual-SIM LTE-equipped option. For those that need more storage, the 64G option will run for $400.

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Sony to pour billions into its camera business for Apple, Samsung and others

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 07:44 AM PDT

Sony's camera business is a big success. Photo: SonySony is looking to pour billions into its smartphone camera business as it looks to increase production and development of modules for customers like Apple, Samsung, and others. The company's camera business is already a success, but its production capacity is limited. The smartphone business in general is pretty tough on Sony. It has struggled to compete despite a

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Medium Is Adding Support For Account Sign-in Without A Password (Yes, Really)

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 07:24 AM PDT

medEveryone is trying to come up with a better, more secure way to do passwords, but not Medium. Nope, Medium is just getting rid of them. You can now create and sign into a Medium account using only your email. This works on the web and iOS right now, and will be added to the Android app soon.

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Pushbullet Is Getting A Huge Update Today With Full Messaging Support, Faster File Pushing, And More

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 06:36 AM PDT

Pushbullet-ThumbPushbullet already does a ton of stuff, but big changes are coming today. The developers behind the app say this is the biggest update since its release, and that seems like a fair estimation. There are new features on Android, the website, in the browser extensions, and in the Windows app.

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Here are the new headlining features you can expect from the latest Pushbullet update. I'll expand on all this below.

  • Pushes are organized to make things easier to find
  • Pushing takes fewer taps and is far more reliable (includes retry option)
  • Full messaging support everywhere as an expansion of file pushing
  • Drag-and-drop multiple files on the website / windows app / browser extension to push them (multiple files for Android is coming soon )
  • Chat-heads on Windows desktop app
  • Send SMS from the Pushbullet website

This update is rolling out on all platforms simultaneously, with the exception of OS X, which should be out soon.

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Sprint All In offers unlimited talk, text, and data plus your phone payment for $80 per month

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 06:05 AM PDT

So what is Sprint's "amazing idea"? A new $80 plan that it calls All In.

Sprint All In aims to reduce confusion when it comes to how much you're going to pay each month for your plan and your phone. With All In, you'll get unlimited talk, text, and data for $60 per month and then a phone for $20 per month, which brings you to the $80 advertised price.

For $80, per month, you can get a 32GB Galaxy S6 or a One M9. If you'd like get a more capacious Galaxy S6, you can snag a 64GB model for $25 per month or a 128GB version for $30 per month, though that'll obviously increase the monthly total of your All In plan.

Sprint is teaming up with David Beckham to launch the new All In plan, and today Sprint released an ad starring the international soccer star. The video shows Beckham traveling to T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon stores in inquire about their plans and ends up getting frustrated by the separation of plan and phone costs. He eventually settles with Sprint and its All In plan, so long as all of his new friends can get it, too.

As the David Beckham ad suggests, Sprint All In is all about reducing confusion and misleading rate plan costs. Advertisements for plans often tout the cost of the plan itself and leave out the charge associated with attaching a phone to that plan as well as the monthly cost of a phone payment, which is how most US consumers buy their handsets. Sprint All In aims to make buying a phone and plan simpler by bundling all of those costs into one flat rate.


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[Live Long And Prosper] WhatsApp Adds Skin Tone Emojis And Spock Vulcan Salute On Android

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 02:36 AM PDT

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Skin tone emojis have been a staple of WhatsApp's iOS application for a long time and have recently made an official appearance on the Unicode's version 8 update. However, if you were using Android, you could only view these emojis if they were sent by your peers (as of the app's Material update) or use WhatsApp Web to send them. There was no way to pick a skin tone modifier if you were chatting away from your phone.

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This Is The Moto G (2015)

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 11:15 PM PDT

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The Moto G by Motorola started out as a no compromise budget phone and since then, it has taken the budget smartphone market by storm. And now, the press images of the Moto G (2015) have been leaked to TechnoBuffalo.

The images closely resemble the ones on the prototype phone shown off in the video we shared last week, which pretty much confirms their legitimacy. The phone retains the earpiece and speaker layout while the proximity sensor has now been placed adjacent to the earpiece. The back is where it seems a lot more different. Dual LED flash is now present on the phone and the rear shell now features a textured surface which may help with the grip.

Specs for the phone are  expected as follows: 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 410 SoC, 1GB of RAM (unfortunately), 13MP rear, 5MP front cameras and Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The phone is expected to be unveiled alongside the Moto X (2015) and the 2nd gen Moto 360.

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This is the Moto G (2015)

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 09:23 PM PDT

Moto-G-2015-leakAt this point, we have heard quite and seen a bit about the Moto G (2015), albeit in some leaked, low-resolution blurry images. Today though, the folks over at Techno Buffalo have received some images of the 2015 Moto G that shows the handset in all its glory. From the front, the upcoming version of the Moto

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Lollipop updates announced for VZW DROID Turbo and Moto X (2nd Gen.), AT&T Desire EYE

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 08:05 PM PDT

Earlier today we learned that the Sprint version of the HTC One M9 will soon be getting Android 5.1, but it turns out that that's not the only handset that'll be getting a Lollipop update in the near future.

Motorola took to Twitter today to tease that the DROID Turbo's Lollipop update is finally — finally — almost here. The company's tweet reads "Thank you for your patience. We hope you're as excited as we are about #Lollipop – coming to a #DROIDTurbo near you." It sounds like the soak test for the update is underway, so if everything goes smoothly, we could see a public rollout in the next week or so.

Sticking with Verizon and Motorola, VZW has confirmed the Android 5.1 update for its Moto X (2nd Gen.). Besides bumping the phone to 5.1, the update includes the ability to switch Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections from Quick Settings, new interruption controls, and notification volume control. Now that Verizon has confirmed this update, you Moto X (2nd Gen.) owners ought to start seeing it any day now.

Finally, HTC's Mo Versi has announced that the Lollipop update for AT&T's Desire Eye will start rolling out tomorrow, June 30.

Whew. That's a lot of updates, but we can't exactly be mad about that, especially when it means that the DROID Turbo will finally be getting its Lollipop update. If you've got one of the three aforementioned handsets, keep an eye out for your Lollipop treat in the coming days.

Sources: @Motorola, Verizon, @moversi


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Super Evil Megacorp's Well-Received Mobile MOBA Vainglory Lands On Android

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 06:24 PM PDT

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If you're a fan of the super-popular top-down MOBA genre (think Dota, League of Legends, and Heroes of the Storm), you'll want to sit up and take notice of a little game called Vainglory. This mobile interpretation of the well-known formula has been built from the ground up for touchscreens, and the experience has been praised on iOS since its launch back in November. It's available for free today on the Play Store.

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Facebook's New Ad Manager App For Android Lets You Peddle Your Wares Across The Social Network Using Your Phone

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 04:17 PM PDT

FAM-ThumbFacebook is free because it makes its money off ads, otherwise known as the attempts to sell you things based off all the personal information you and your friends pump into the social network. Well, those ads don't just pop up out of the nothingness of the web. Someone creates and pays for them. Now with Facebook's latest app, said someones can do that from their mobile devices.

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The Facebook Ad Manager is aimed at small and medium business owners who want to reach out to the people in their areas.

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