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21
May

Limited-edition Skrillex Live Case series launched by Google, brings more than protection and art to your device






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Google is always doing something crazy. Often times the things they are working on are hidden in the depth of the Googleplex only to be unveiled when they are good and ready to show it off. A recent collaboration that Google has been involved in has just been announced and boy is it an interesting one. The search giant has partnered up with electronic music sensation Skrillex to bring a series of limited edition cases for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Skrillex Live Case from Google

The Skrillex Live Case is much more than an artistic shell that depicts the Grammy-winning producers life long fascination with space though. With Google’s help, the Skrillex Live Case brings something pretty outstanding to your device, a button that gives you VIP access to Skrillex content and an a companion live wallpaper. Again, not just your average live wallpaper that shows some crazy colors or light flows. No, the live wallpaper will update over the course of your day depicting stunning images of Earth from the stratosphere. Where it gets a little bit cooler is that the images are being shot with a special designed satellite balloon that Google and Skrillex designed, names after his dog Nanou, and sent up not to long ago.


Another killer bonus to the project is that once the satellite balloon has completed its mission, a lucky fan will be able to actually win the darn thing and it is signed by Skrillex. As for the VIP access to Skrillex content, the buyers of the Skrillex Live Case will be given access to a free OWSLA album from the Play Store. You will also get updates about Skrillex sent directly to your phone. The button that is built into the case launches Skrillex’s music feed on YouTube. The button is customizable too. Meaning you can set it to open your camera, other apps or web links.

The Skrillex Live Case limited edition cases are all individually numbered and are available on the Google Play Store starting today through the end of June for $40. If Skrillex isn’t your style, don’t get all down in the dumps as Google states there are other collaborations already in the works that they can’t wait to tell us about.

Hit the Google Store to check out the cases and an order placed. I am thinking the Lil Planet one would look killer on my Note 4.

Source: Google

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21
May

Google announces the limited-edition Skrillex Live Case


Editions is a new series from Google in which “creative collaborations” are contracted to design limited-edition cases.

The first creative collaborator is Skrillex. Skrillex has produced three designs based on out of this world motivations.

Skrillex Live Case

 

With the Live Cases, you get a bit more than a strangely designed case.

First, you get a live wallpaper from Skrillex’s satellite that he named “Nanou” after his dog. During the day, Nanou  sends your phone photographs of Earth from the stratosphere. At night, the wallpaper will send images of constellations that are visible from your current location.

On top of that, you will get “VIP access to Skrillex content”. From the official Android blog:

Fans who get the Live Case will get early access to a free OWSLA album from Google Play and Skrillex updates sent directly to their phones. A shortcut button built-in on the Live Case gives you one-touch access to Skrillex’s music feed on YouTube. The button can also be customized to open your favorite apps, launch your phone camera or go to Skrillex’s website.

Kari Clark, Senior Manager, Google Accessories

The Live Case also has a nifty little button on the back of the case that allows for quick access to your favorite app or Skrillex’s website, Google feels the need to point out that the last one requires internet connection.

This cases are also individually numbered like any other limited-edition run of anything. Once again, there are three different designs to pick from and each will run you $40. The Live Case is available for the following phones:

  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 5
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S5
  • Galaxy Note 4

Live Cases are available through the Play Store

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14
May

Could it be? A LG Nexus smartphone is “under consideration at LG”






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The Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 have been two of the most popular Nexus devices to date, and many would like to think that manufacturer LG had a lot to do with their popularity. One thing’s for sure: the latest Nexus 6 made by Motorola hasn’t quite reached the same commercial success that its predecessors did and a large part of that was down to pricing, something the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 definitely didn’t have issues with. So when the news dropped today that another LG Nexus smartphone was possible, we had to take a closer look.

Today’s rumour allegedly comes from sources within LG who say that the Korean manufacturer is considering making the 2015 Nexus smartphone. This is decidedly interesting as quite a few rumours about a Nexus smartphone so far have named Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, as the front runner. Whether this is true or not, we’ll never really know until Google drops the bombshell presumably later this year as they have done the last few years. A LG Nexus based on the LG G4 anyone? Here’s to hoping.


What do you think about a possible LG Nexus smartphone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Android Pit via Phone Arena

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13
May

Sprint starts pushing out Android 5.1.1 update for the Nexus 5


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Sprint has just begun pushing out the Android 5.1.1 update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Nexus 5 in the U.S. This upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop, together with a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements to the handset.

As is customary with all manufacturer updates, the upgrade is being rolled out in stages, but if you don’t feel like waiting for a notification confirming that it’s ready for your Nexus 5,  to hit your device you could always search for the update manually. To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Head into Settings
2. Select About Device
3. Tap Software Update

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13
May

Android 5.1.1 might make its way to the Nexus 5 sometime this week


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Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has already begun rolling out to the Nexus Player, Nexus 9 and Nexus 10, though it still has yet to make its way to any Nexus smartphone. That could change sometime soon, according to Sprint’s Nexus 5 support page.

Updated a few hours ago, the support page shows Sprint’s Nexus 5 running Android 5.1.1 with build number LMY48B. We wouldn’t be surprised if the update began rolling out sometime this week. Normally we could check out the date for the rollout details, but the Android 5.1.1 update shows 3/11/15 for the release date, which is when the previous update began rolling out.

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Be on the lookout for the update sometime soon, and be sure to let us know when it rolls out to your device!



9
May

Deal Alert: Nexus 5 (white) and 1 year of unlimited talk and text for $199 from FreedomPop



It’s rare to find a deal that involves a cell phone and mobile service all in one package and that’s something that you can get right now over in the AA Deals Store. Right now, you can get a white Nexus 5 (16GB) along with a year of free talk and text for $199 from FreedomPop.

The deal includes the following features:

  • One year of voicemail service – $30 value.
  • One year of tethering – $47.88 value.
  • One year of usage alerts – $23.88 value.
  • Unlimited talk and text with 500MB of 4G LTE and 3G data per month.
  • No contracts or early termination fees.
  • Of course, you also get a white Nexus 5 16GB, arguably one of the best Nexus devices ever made.

The Nexus 5 is also unlocked so you can change to another carrier at any point if you don’t want FreedomPop service anymore. FreedomPop also offers a service to port your number to their service which takes 2-3 business days. After the year of free service, customers will be charged $19.46/month and data overage prices are $02.5 per MB.

This is a great deal for anyone looking for a solid phone and cheap mobile service. Even if 500MB is a tad low for many, the unlimited talk and text for 12 months alone is worth giving this deal a second look. Also, $19.46/month for service after the free year isn’t a bad deal either. FreedomPop is an MVNO that runs off of Sprint’s service so be sure you get Sprint service before signing up!

Currently, the deal is set to expire in a few days so hurry before time runs out!

Get the Nexus 5 + 1 year of free service from FreedomPop!



29
Apr

Google might offer a new Nexus 5 that supports Project Fi


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Google announced Project Fi last week, which will bring down your cell phone costs considerably. The only catch is that it only works with one phone, the Nexus 6. A decent phone, but it’s too big for a lot of people.

We can only assume that future Nexus phones will also support it too. It has already been rumored that Google will offer not one, but two Nexus phones this year. Huawei and LG seem to be the likely suspects. It’s also likely that Google will end up calling these devices the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 since there is nowhere to go with the current naming scheme. The Nexus 5 refers to a 5-inch display, while the Nexus 6 refers to a 6-inch display. And they can’t call either device a Nexus 7 for obvious reasons.

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In a recent video that Google released about Project Fi, there is a phone that is clearly not the Nexus 6. Many sites have considered it a place holder, which could very well be the case. It looks an awful lot like an updated Nexus 5 though. Now the new Nexus 5 might not look exactly like it, but it’s more than likely this phone represents what is coming later this year.

You can see it in the video below….

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source: Tech Times

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28
Apr

Deal: Grab a Nexus 5 with one year of service from FreedomPop for just $200


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The Google-made Nexus 5 was arguably one of the best smartphones announced in 2013. With its super low price of just $350 and top of the line specs for the time, many users quickly jumped on board with the handset. While Google no longer offers it from the Google Store, there are still ways to pick one up for cheap.

In a new promotion that just made its way to the AA Deals Store, you can pick up a certified pre-owned 16GB Nexus 5 in Black with one full year of service from FreedomPop for just $199.99. The service includes unlimited talk and text, 500MB of 4G LTE data per month, visual voicemail ($30 value), tethering ($47.88 value), and usage alerts ($23.88 value). FreedomPop also doesn’t have any contracts or early termination fees.

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The phone itself usually runs for way more than $200 on various other retailers around the web, so this is a really great deal. If you’re interested in saving a massive 65% on this promotion, head to the Android Authority Deals Store link below.

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28
Apr

[Deal] Google Nexus 5 and 1 year of FreedomPop service for $199.99






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Looking for a Nexus 5 to poke about on for an affordable price tag? You are in luck tonight. Right now you can score a Google Nexus 5 AND 1 year of service for a mind melting $199.99 out the door. No, that isn’t a mistype. $200 gives you a Nexus 5 and 1 year of service, which includes unlimited talk and text plus 500MB of 4G LTE data from FreedomPop.

Nexus 5 FreedomPopAlong with the offer you get a year of tethering, a year of usage alerts and a year of Visual Voicemail. I can think of a few reasons to scoop up this deal. The obvious is a Nexus 5 for pretty cheap as a Chromecast remote or play about device. Another could easily be for a teenager needing a phone and you needing to make sure it is as inexpensive as possible. If you pick up the deal you will be getting a certified pre-owned 16GB black variant of the device only.


Hit the link below and pick one up before the offer expires.

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27
Apr

FreedomPop Nexus 5 + Talk & Text, $199.99


Today’s highlighted deal is one of the most beloved devices to have ever seen the Android community. That’s right, Google’s own Nexus 5. With its high-resolution 5″ display, colors are brilliant and details are crisp. Instant photo features such as collages, animations and panoramas make this device as fun as it is powerful. Up to 8.5 hours of battery life and the trusted reputation of Google’s flagship handsets are just icing on the cake with this $199 special. Plus, with the added talk & text bonus from FreedomPop, there’s even more reason to be excited.

See more at deals.androidguys.com

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