Remix OS is a custom version of Android aimed specifically at devices with bigger screens, which aims to give a more desktop-like experience to tablets. There’s a taskbar, multi-window support, and even window size management.
Remix OS has even ported across 15 of the most common keyboard shortcuts and enabled them on Android to make it feel even more like the desktop experience we’re used to.
The best way to get Remix OS on your Nexus 9 or Nexus 10 is to use Fastboot and ADB from your PC over USB. For more detailed instructions, check out the source link as grab the downloads while you’re there.
Let us know what you think of Remix OS in the comments below.
Following on from yesterday’s LMY48I update for the Nexus 5 and 6 smartphones, factory images featuring the same fix have now been uploaded for the Nexus 4, 7 (2013), LTE and WiFi versions of the 9, and the Nexus 10.
In case you missed it, the LMY48I Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update addresses the “Stagefright” exploit that was reported to Google late last month. The update doesn’t appear to add in any other features or tweaks, so it is simply designed to patch this issue.
You can find the factory image for all of the devices mentioned above at this link, complete with step-by-step instructions for performing the installation.
If you don’t want to faff around with installing the update yourself, it is very likely that an over-the-air update will begin rolling out to the extended Nexus range very soon. So keep an eye out for that notification.
Handset owners from other brands will have to sit tight for their version of the update. Google expects that most popular flagship phones should see a patch sometime this month and Samsung has already begun rolling out its fix.
Amid the concerns of Android’s Stagefright vulnerability, Google has commented on the protection of its own devices. Nexus devices ranging from the Nexus 7 to the Nexus 6 will now be covered by monthly security updates. The company pointed out that Android being open source means that potential security risks can be identified and addressed by anyone to strengthen the platform.
Nexus devices have always been among the first Android devices to receive platform and security updates. From this week on, Nexus devices will receive regular OTA updates each month focused on security, in addition to the usual platform updates.
Starting today, at least seven Nexus devices are receiving the first monthly security update. The Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Nexus 10, and Nexus Player are all protected from the Stagefright vulnerability in addition to receiving other smaller fixes. Any changes made will be added to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Google reminds everyone that Nexus devices will receive major software updates for at least years years while security patches continue for as long as three years.
People have long bashed Google and Android for not being secure, but the company notes that its decisions are responsible for there being less than 0.15% of devices with a potentially harmful app installed.
Come comment on this article: Expect Nexus devices to receive monthly security updates from now on
When Android M was officially announced, Google gave the bad news that the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (2012) were not to receive the update due to the age of the devices, but that may be about to change.
A reference to the codename of the Nexus 10, manta, appeared in the AOSP repository for the device and an update dated May 28th was found marked as android-m-preview. Similar updates were found for the Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 WiFi, lending suggestion that those devices may actually receive the updated Android operating system.
It seems that Google is still investing in the older devices with the Android M rollout, which is great news for adopters of the Nexus devices, because that’s what the Nexus programme is all about. Whilst there’s no official announcements for the support of these devices, don’t be surprised if that changes closer to Android M’s public release.
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Just last month Hyundai announced that the 2015 Hyundai Sonata would be the first to market in the US with Android Auto. About the same time, Honda also quietly announced that the 2016 Honda Pilot would feature a brand new audio system powered by Google’s Android OS. To be clear, this is not Android Auto, but rather the full Android OS.
Not much has been said about the specs of the device, but we were able to confirm that it runs Android 4.2.2. Here is a complete run down of what we know at this time.
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 8″ WVGA (800×480) Electrostatic Color Touch-Screen
- Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity
- Capacitive controls
- Included apps: a web browser and a calculator
- Ability to install/update apps and widgets via USB thumb drive
- Launcher has widget support
In the short time I was able to play with the device I was impressed with the speed and responsiveness of the system. It’s surely a vast improvement over the previous generation Display Audio system available in some of their other vehicles. As we get more information we will update you on the specs. In the mean time you can check out the 2016 Honda Pilot at your local Honda dealer.
The Google Nexus 5 is going to receive Android 5.1.1 this week, according to Sprint support. The Nexus 5 is going to be the first phone to receive built number LMY48B, which was previously seen in the Nexus 9 and the Nexus 10.
The update was earlier expected be rolled out to the on May 11, but it was delayed due to some technical issues.
Although the built has never seen before in a phone, it is nothing more than the update to 5.1.1 with included “security enhancements.” While it is too early to speculate what those security enhancements could be, the upgrade seems quite minor in nature.
Like all the other Android upgrades these days, even this one will be available over the air. If you receive a notification to update your Nexus 5’s software, follow the screen instruction and let your phone restart itself.
You can also receive the update manually by going to Settings > About phone > System updates > Check for update. If the update is available follow the screen instructions otherwise tap Home button.
Source: Sprint support
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Now that smartphones have become personal companions, landline usage has understandably dropped. BT launched an Android-powered home phone, complete with smart call-blocking features and apps, in an attempt to lure people back, but because it only offered downloads via Opera’s app store, choice was severely limited. With the BT Home SmartPhone S II, it appears the company has learned from its mistakes. It’s partnered with Google to offer access to the Play Store, while Facebook, Twitter and BT Sport apps are already bundled. It means that you’ll be able to watch Premier League football if the main TV is out of action, but also download your favourite apps and games — as long as you’re connected to WiFi. At £169.99, BT’s Home SmartPhone S II is a little more expensive than Motorola’s current-generation Moto G, meaning you really must be intent on making the most of your landline for this handset to make any fiscal sense.
Via: BT Media Centre
Source: BT Shop
We only just announced that Google has made available the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop factory images for you to flash to your 2012 or 2013 Nexus 7 tablet and for your Nexus 10 Android tablet, but some Nexus 10 users are already receiving the OTA update on their devices.
The OTA, or Over The Air, update is a small one, with users reporting just 13.9 MB to download.
The update, which should bring your device to build# LMY47V, is slowly rolling out for all users, but our Nexus 10 has not seen it yet, at least at the time of writing. We are still awaiting the full changelog of updates in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, for now we are expecting little more than performance and stability improvements, and a smattering of bug squashes, which is exactly what the update page captured below states.
Google’s Nexus 10 was a welcome tablet in its time, and still holds its own for day to day tasks. It is almost scary to think that it is a nearly three year old Android tablet, we hope yours has served you well, and with this update, we hope it continues to have a place in your life.
This OTA marks the Nexus 10 as one of the first Nexus devices to receive Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. With the other factory images available, we expect to see the update hit other Nexus devices soon. However, with some still awaiting the Android 5.1 release, like all the Nexus 9 owners out there, I wouldn’t advise mashing on the Check for Update button just yet.
Any Nexus 10 owners out there seeing the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update already?
Google has released factory images for the latest version of Android for both (WiFi only) versions of the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. The image brings the tablets up to Android 5.1.1, bringing a few bug fixes and performance enhancements, but no new features, unfortunately. The OTA updates for these tablets should start hitting devices relatively soon.
Funnily enough, Google has updated these older tablets to the latest and greatest of Android, but the newly announced Nexus 9 is still on Android 5.0.1. Android updates have always been a pain point, but the Nexus devices were supposed to be immune to the bogged down update process OEMs and carriers subject their devices to. Hopefully Google (or HTC) does something to get the Nexus 9 up to speed.
Hit the link below for the updates. If you need help flashing a factory image, we’ve got a handy guide to get you started.
source: Factory Images
Come comment on this article: Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 Android 5.1.1 factory images are live
Google has just published Android 5.1.1 factory images for the 2012 and 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7s and Nexus 10, all bearing build number LMY47V. This news comes after the new factory image release for the Nexus Player, which we just saw a little over a week ago.
So what’s new in Android 5.1.1? Well, Google released a ton of bugs with the original build of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and Android 5.1 fixed many of the noticeable ones. We’re not exactly sure what we’re going to see in this new update, but odds are, it’s filled with mostly bug fixes and performance improvements.
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We’ll be sure to let you know as more factory images begin to roll out to more Nexus devices. But in the mean time, if you own one of the three devices listed above, feel free to download the factory images by clicking the links below. If you aren’t sure how to flash a factory image, be sure to check out our walkthrough. While the guide was designed for Android 5.0 Lollipop, the same overall process should apply. Just remember that things can go wrong, so be sure to flash at your own risk.