News Updates/Software

Nexus Player and Oppo R5 get official TWRP support

TWRP is now offering official support for the Nexus Player and Oppo R5. Google’s set-top box is finally getting its own support but that will not make things easier as you will need an USB OTG cable and a USB mouse to navigate TWRP. Things will not be smooth graphically either, as the software is not optimized for x86 architecture.


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The Oppo R5 is one of the slimmest smartphones on the market as it does not even have place for a headphone jack but you can “more safely” tinker with it now.


Oppo r5


TWRP allows users to flash custom ROMs, to create backups and change things here and there software-wise. Don’t forget to be careful not to brick things while you’re baking your devices!

Source: TWRP Nexus payer, TWRP Oppo R5

News Updates/Software

The Nexus Player gets update to Android 5.1 -no changelog regarding improvements yet

Whoever bought a Nexus Player may just want to check the update menu a.s.a.p. A surprise is waiting for you. The OTA for Android 5.1 is already rolling out and you can get it or the factory image if you so choose.



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The build is coded LMY47D, like most devices with this update. We don’t know exactly what the changes are but they are bound to be different considering the fact that we’re talking about a player/console and not a tablet or smartphone. The Ota is going out to devices in waves, so it will take a few days before all get to 5.1.

Source: Factory Image, AndroidPolice


Nexus 6, Nexus9 and Nexus Player get official factory images on Google Devs page

The first Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 factory images are finally live and you can find them on Google Devs. The Nexus 6 image is codenamed LRX21O and the third Nexus 9 factory image available has the codename LRX21R.


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The Nexus Player is getting its update as well, and it is codenamed LRX21V. These binaries will help stabilize the devices even more, as previous ROMs showed that not all bugs were fixed. Don’t think that this OTA is pure perfection either, as bugs always get found and need to be fixed and changes must be applied.


You can find the Nexus 6 binaries HERE, the Nexus 9 most recent factory image HERE and Nexus Player binaries HERE.

Happy flashing!


Source: Google Devs

News Updates/Software

Google releases kernel source code for Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

Google recently released the kernel source for Nexus 9 (Volantis) and for the Nexus player (Fugu), just in case you wanted to dev your way through the new devices from Google. If you head out to the Android Open Source Project, you will find exactly what you’re looking for. Non-developer customers don’t fret: even if this is not big news for you, it doesn’t mean this doesn’t work in your favor.

Kernel source files give devs the tools they require in order to develop ROMs and troubleshoot app mismatches on newer devices. Considering Android is open source, this means that every device maker will have to get the source code out and make it available for download sooner or later.

Just in case you want to examine the code for the first Android Lollipop devices out there, you will find Nexus 9 code at android-tegra-flounder-3.10-lollipop-release, and the Nexus Player code will be found at android-x86_64-fugu-3.10-lollipop-release.

Source: Google Groups

Hybrids News

Google Nexus Player and wireless gamepad available for pre-purchase starting today

The age of Google Nexus Player has come and, starting today, everyone can pre-order Google’s first game wireless controller as well. Even if the Nexus Player managed to reach the market after passing through some rigorous FCC tests, now it can finally be preordered along with its Gamepad. The media streaming and game console is available for purchase at $100 whereas the new control gamepad will sell for $49.


Nexus Player


Google’s new Nexus Player is an alternative to Amazon’s Fire TV streaming media and games console. The Gamepad will make Android gaming much easier for enthusiasts who are interested enough in buying the hybrid product. The best part of the Player is that you can download your favorite Android games and play them via Gamepad on HDTV if you so desire.


Google Nexus Player has a 1.8 GHz Intel Atom quad-core processor helped by 1GB of RAM and an Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics 2D/3D Engine. The device has 8 GB of internal storage and Bluetooth and 802.11 ac WiFi connectivity.

Source: Geeky Gadgets


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Google unveils Nexus6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player along with Android Lollipop

Google unveils the new Android L, now officially called Lollipop, and its newest devices yet! Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are now official along with the Nexus Player, a streaming media player made by Asus which runs Android TV.

The Nexus 9 made by Motorola and the Nexus Player will be available for pre-order starting October 17 and will become available in stores beginning November 9. The Nexus 6 will be available for pre-orders starting October 29 and it will become available in stores sometimes in November.


Nexus 6


Nexus 6 represents Google’s entrance on the phablet market as its screen is much larger than Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus’ 5.5-inch screen or Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7-inch display.

Nexus 6 will have a $649 price tag for the 32 GB unlocked version or you can pay $699 for the 64 GB version. You can also get it through the following US carriers: Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular or T Mobile.

Nexus 9, made by HTC, will have two versions, the 16 GB and the 32 GB, and they will cost $399 and $479 respectively. The 32 GB LTE version will cost around $599.

Nexus player and its remote control will be sold for $99 plus $40 for the optional controller.

Source: CNet


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