If there’s one thing we can mostly all agree on, it’s that Verizon is hardly ever the first to do something; whether that’s getting a certain device, updating a phone, or offering services, they just like to take their time. Well, after 6 months, the Nexus 6 is now available (online) on Big Red, and after a few weeks, the Moto E is as well.
It’s been a pretty eventful week for Android users as a new version of Android was released for us to dig through and check out. However, Google didn’t stop with just a software update, they also went ahead and extracted all hardware devices from the Play Store and relocated them to a more proper place, the Google Store.
On Monday, sheer hours after Apple’s event ended, Google announced Android Lollipop 5.1 to the masses. What they failed to do, was send OTA updates to the entire Nexus line so that everyone could have it. Luckily, they have uploaded (some of) the factory images for you to download and flash to your Nexus.
Yesterday, when all the Apple hullabaloo was going around, Google decided to grace us with a new Android update, Android 5.1 Lollipop. Android 5.1 was never touted as being a great change from the Lollipop 5.0.2 we have been using, but we’re seeing a lot of fixes and a couple of features relating to networks.
Google Now updates and additions have been rolling out quicker than I can say “OK Google” — I don’t know what’s going on over there in Mountain View but I like it. We’ve been treated to health questions, NCAA stats, increased movie details, and a lot of other useful information. I’m honestly starting to become convinced that Google Now will one day become all we need on our phones.
Don’t believe me? You will after you let Google get you drunk with their latest feature.
Google has always been good about providing users with excellent free content, even though that can seemingly go against the mantra of being a business. With their limited-time promotion going on the Play Store, you’d think that’d be all the deals we’d see from Google at the moment. You’d be wrong.
Samsung had to do something, even with its millions of phones sold last year, 2014 was fiscally a bad year for the Korean giant. They tried to renew the Galaxy S series with updated specs, a fingerprint sensor, and even water resistance, but with all of that, the phone was still considered comparably a flop. So they went back to the drawing board and came back out with the S6 and the S6 Edge.