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Google Android 7.1.1 may be last (official) update for Nexus 6, Nexus 9

Google Android 7.1.2 is coming soon to recent Nexus and Pixel devices, and this week Google released a beta version of the software for some of those products. But two older Nexus devices were notably absent. It looks like the company has no current plans to offer Android 7.1.2 for the Google Nexus 6 smartphone or […]

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Jide release Remix OS 2.0 updates for Nexus 9, Nexus 10, and Ultra Tablet

The company behind Remix OS, a custom version of Android that brings desktop-style features to the mobile operating system, have released new builds for three devices. For the first time you can now install Remix OS 2.0 on the Google Nexus 9 and Nexus 10 tablets. And Jide has also released a new stable build […]

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Deals of the Day (8-12-2015)

Google’s Nexus 9 tablet normally sells for $$399 and up, but you can save more than $100 if you buy one from Expansys today. In the mood for laptop instead of tablet? There are great prices on refurbished Windows and Chrome OS models in today’s roundup. And if you want a TV box, we’ve got you […]

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Remix Mini Android PC raises over $1 million on Kickstarter

What if Android was designed as an operating system for laptop and desktop computers rather than for smartphones and tablets? Then it would probably look a lot like Remix OS. This custom version of Android was developed by Chinese startup Jide, a company founded by former Google employees. Earlier this year they launched a tablet […]

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Remix OS 1.5 now available (Android 5.0 with serious multitasking tweaks)

Remix OS is a custom version of Android designed to make Google’s smartphone and tablet operating system feel more like a desktop and notebook OS. It features a taskbar, customized home screen and notification areas, and support for running multiple apps in windows that you can move around the screen. The first version of Remix […]

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These 3 Android M features are tablet-only

This fall Google will released the next version of its Android operating system, code-named Android M. There are plenty of new features including settings that give users more control over app permissions, automatic app data backups, improved support for external storage, and more. Most of the new features are available for smartphones and tablets. But […]

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Lilbits (5-11-2015): Debunking edition (Windows 10 isn’t totally free for Insiders)

There’s a story making the rounds that Windows 10 will be available as a free update for folks running pre-release builds of the operating system as part of the Windows Insider program… and it’s true. It’s just not quite the whole truth. The story comes from a comment made on Twitter by the head of […]

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Google Nexus sales are down (which isn’t that surprising)

Google makes most of its money through advertising and web services, but the company also brings in money through “other revenues” and sales of devices such as Nexus phones and tablets. So when Google reported its earnings for the latest quarter, the company noted that revenue is up year-over-year in just about every area. But […]