LG has confirmed this week during the Mobile World Congress being held in the city of Barcelona in Spain that it has plans of bringing back its LG Watch Urbane LTE 2nd Edition in the later part of 2016, as explained by a spokesperson for the South Korean tech giant. Back in November of last year, it was reported that LG had stopped taking orders for its Urbane LTE 2nd Edition smartwatch, due to an unspecified issue concerning hardware components of the wearable device (it turned out to be issues with the smartwatch’s display screen).
A week ago, Google had stated that it would begin rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow (the latest version of the Android mobile operating system after Android Lollipop) to Google Nexus handsets this week.
Fulfilling the promise it made earlier this month, Google introduced a couple of new Nexus mobile devices -- the Nexus 5X (built by LG) and the Nexus 6P (built by Huawei) -- during the tech giant’s event held in the city of San Francisco in California this Tuesday. Moreover, the company is already making the latest Nexus handsets available for early order, but the devices will not start shipping until October of this year.
Google has just released invitations for a press event happening before the end of this month, and mobile users could see the tech giant announce its latest Nexus handset and a few other new devices. Indeed, the company has already begun sending out invites to various media, basically enticing them to witness the unveiling of some new treats from Google in September 29th of this year.
Google is apparently preparing to introduce a couple of new Nexus handsets within this month. The tech giant is planning to hold an event on September 29th of this year in the city of San Francisco in California, and during this event, Google will be announcing two Nexus devices -- a smaller edition manufactured by LG and a bigger version made by Huawei (as indicated by reports last month).
For diehard Android fans who feel like their Nexus devices are starting to get old -- here is some good news for you. It appears that Google is joining forces with not one but two Android original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in producing its next Nexus offerings. LG is working on a smaller device akin to the Nexus 5 (also by LG) released a couple of years ago, while Huawei is collaborating with Google in manufacturing a new replacement for the current Nexus 6 phablet (by Motorola).
Samsung was the first to announce it, saying that from now on, it will start rolling out security patches every month for all of its mobile devices that run on the Android mobile operating system. After Samsung’s announcement, Google also made one of its own, introducing a similar monthly update program for its Nexus line of devices. Both companies are planning to deploy their monthly security patches via over the air (OTA) updates.
Google is striking up a partnership with dubstep guru Skrillex in introducing a new limited run of special edition cases, dubbed “Editions,” designed for Android smartphones. These cases come in various sizes that can fit popular Android devices like Google's own Nexus 6 and Nexus 5, and Samsung's Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy Note 4.
Are you still planning to buy the Nexus 5 smartphone? You may not be delighted to hear that Google is planning to stop selling the device, at least from the Google Store.
If you try to check the 2013 Nexus device from the Google Store, you will see a message that reads: “the Nexus 5 is no longer available for purchase,” as well as a Not Available button on the upper right side of the page.
Here is some good news for owners of Nexus devices. Google has confirmed that the latest iteration of the Android Lollipop mobile operating system is already rolling out for the Nexus 4 smartphones, the Nexus 5 smartphones, and the 2013 Nexus 7 tablets offered by T-Mobile.
For the Nexus 4 smartphone, T-Mobile's web page for the device cites that the Android 5.1 update is being deployed as an over the air (OTA) installation through Wi-Fi as of Monday. This same information is displayed in the carrier's web pages for the Nexus 5 smartphone and the 2013 Nexus 7 tablet, but the updates for these devices will be rolled out through a cellular connection at a later date.
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