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Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images and binaries for Nexus 5, 7, 9 and 10 live on Google Devs

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images and binaries for the Nexus 5, 7, 9 and 10 are finally live. The full system images were recently uploaded on the Google Developers site and with the new files you can flash your Nexus back to stock even after you threw a hammer on it (metaphorically speaking of course; you would never really do that…. Would you?)!

 

Nexus binaries

 

The images posted so far are for Nexus 5, 7 both WiFi models, Nexus 9 and 10. No Nexus 6 image has been posted yet, but we know it is getting an update as well. Nexus 4 for example is not getting the OTA update yet. Binaries for devices with factory images are up as well, save for Nexus 9, whose drivers are on a separate partition.

As soon as you download the desired image, you can flash it directly from your computer in a few easy clicks. You don’t HAVE to wipe your device clean, but you may want to do that just to avoid future troubles.

Source: Developers Google

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Google sets images next to your devices on Google Play

Google finally begins showing images next to most of the devices you can link in the Play Store. Almost all the smartphones that can be linked on Google Store accounts now have images representing them, which means that the shop itself looks more professional and, let’s say it, colorful.

Up until now, only Nexus devices had their own presentation photos, but starting today, almost all devices linked on Google Play can be seen on the site next to app specifications and their possible compatibility with your device. Some images are still low resolutions, while a few Moto phones still lack images, but most smartphones can be seen next to your most recent apps.

There is no added functionality behind this change, but you do get to see your device when you send apps to it.

Source: Google Play

 

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Oppo N3 allegedly shown in leaked image – but is it real?

An alleged Oppo N3 rendered image is breaking in the news with its thin design and cylindrical bump with a selfie camera. The Oppo N1 was a hit and miss device with an innovative design and preinstalled CyanogenMod ROM. It seems that, after the first not-so-perfect device, Oppo is back and GSM Arena calls dibs on a rendered image purposely showing the N3.

The image pertains to an anonymous tipster who claims the device is in fact the new Oppo N3. The smartphone seems to be impressively thin, with a bulbous cylindrical section at the top where you can find the camera as well. The side also has a small speaker paired with a second speaker at the bottom side. The body looks like it’s made of aluminum, but it could just be grey colored plastic, whereas the buttons are all kept virtual.

This could all be an over-done official render or a fan-made image. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: GSM Arena

 

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