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Already? Android 5.1 (still Lollipop) rumored for February 2015 launch

The newest iteration of Android, 5.0 Lollipop, is widely regarded as the sleekest, smoothest take on the Google-conceived mobile OS, and the jump from 4.4 KitKat the biggest transformation in the platform’s history.

Google’s Christmas gift for Android fans: three more months of Nexus 5 sales

It’s hard to tell if public flak swayed Google, or the search giant simply realized pulling the plug on the Nexus 5 so abruptly would be bad for business. Whatever it was, we’re glad it happened, as hesitant Android purists will apparently get an extra quarter to decide if they want to go the phablet route, or keep things small (-er) and (more) modest.

No more Nexus 5 for you: Google makes production halt official

There will be no more Nexus 5 for the masses once current inventory runs out. In the words of the actual Google spokesperson, as quoted by Tech Radar, “once they are gone, they’re gone, so we’d suggest people get them while they can.”

Court rules on side of Google Search

Court cases have appeared all over the world in connection to Google Search, and at least in the United States, Google seems to be winning. A case had been filed against Google by S. Louis Martin, the owner of CoastNews who alleged Google was pushing his results too far down in searches. The case has now been heard, and a judge with the San Francisco Superior Court feels Google is in the right.

Android 5.0 update for Nexus 4 ‘locked and loaded’, likely rolling out soon

It’s been a problematic past couple of weeks for Google’s powers that be, which weren’t able to handle Nexus 6’s release very well, or dispatch Android 5.0 for older Nexus devices as quickly as we had expected.

Asus ZenWatch is back in stock at Best Buy, ‘coming soon’ to Google Play

Another Android Wear release, another series of availability hiccups. But all’s well that ends well, and Best Buy seems to have overcome its Asus ZenWatch faux pas.

Android Wear 5.0 Lollipop update detailed early, looking sweet as… lollipops

Google is working on several fronts to improve the Android user experience and it’s just as important for Big G to bring Lollipop goodies to smartwatch owners as it is to leave KitKat behind on as many smartphones and tablets as possible.

Nexus 6 priced at $250 with AT&T pacts, pre-orders start November 12

There used to be a time when we’d wonder how can Google find sufficient funds to keep the Nexus project afloat, with profit margins so obviously low. We’re well past that now, we’re afraid, as the Nexus product roster has stopped being about affordability with the introductions of the latest 6-inch smartphone and 9-inch tablet.

Sony SmartWatch 3 now shipping from Google Play, backordered at Verizon

With beautiful, round-faced wearable pieces like Motorola’s Moto 360 or LG’s G Watch R available, as well as ultra-low-cost smartwatches such as the Asus ZenWatch, and Samsung’s Gear S supporting standalone 3G, you were probably under the impression no one cared much about Sony’s SmartWatch 3.

LG G3 to get Android 5.0 first

Google’s line of Nexus devices may be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop soon, but the LG G3 will be the first phone to get the latest software. It had been reported the first devices to ship with Android Lollipop would be the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet, but it turns out at least one phone will get the software as an update earlier.

Google working to restock Nexus 6 every Wednesday until demand is met

Google was ominously quiet on the heels of Nexus 6’s semi-failed launch from last week, but the search giant finally has some good news to offer “Shamu” fans”. Before starting your celebratory dance, let us stress this is merely a (small) step in the right direction, not a magic solution to Big G and Motorola’s manufacturing woes.

Nexus 6 pre-orders go live stateside… for a second, get pulled almost instantly

We told you Google was having trouble mass-producing its latest Nexus installments and meeting demand, even more than usual, and N6’s failed US launch just adds fuel to the speculation fire.