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Samsung Gear VR date, price dropped, 360-degree cam revealed

It's a virtual reality day for Samsung. The Korean OEM has just unloaded a bunch of announcements and details surrounding its foray into a niche gaming market with the Gear VR headset. Interested app developers and content creators will be able to get their hands on the Innovator Edition of the device early December and for only $199 at the lowest. A surprise reveal was an odd, sci-fi looking camera that will actually let you record video for use with the Gear VR headset.

Lollipop OTA, Images for Nexus devices now rolling out

Nexus owners, if you've been a bit jealous of the Moto G and, now, the Moto X getting their Lollipop on, you no longer need to feel unloved. Google has finally started the rollout of Android 5.0 to its blessed line of smartphones and tablets, so all you'll have to do is to wait for it to land. But, if you're really excited to get the dessert now and don't mind starting from scratch, there is always the Factory Image path available for you to take.

Android Wear companion app gets an Android Lollipop update

The past weeks have seen Google rapidly moving many of its apps into the age of Lollipop. Many Android Wear owners, however, might have been left wondering if and when they will benefit from such changes. Well, wonder no more, as the awaited update for smartwatch companion app seems to be on its way. And the best part is that the update will bring more than just a pretty Material face.

New Moto G is the first to officially get Android 5.0

It seems that Android Lollipop is all about guessing games. First we had to guess what "L" stood for and the number of sweets people came up with was just astounding. Of course, we also started guessing when it will arrive, along with the new Nexus devices. And now we're trying to fathom which devices will get the update first and when. It seems though that the 2014 edition of the Moto G has defied everyone's expectations and is now starting to get the awaited Android 5.0 update.

Android 5.0 image for 2012 Nexus 7 leaked

The new Nexus devices are out, well except for the Nexus 6, and with them come Android Lollipop. Naturally, we expect that Google's previous Nexus devices will be the ones to get the update before anyone else. What we did not expect, however, is that the older 2012 model of the Nexus 7 would actually be the first to get it. Well, at least unofficially via this leaked flashable image that can be downloaded from Google's servers.

T-Mobile delays Nexus 6 launch for a week

It seems that the Nexus 6 availability problem isn't confined to Google Play Store only. As the date for the launch the first Nexus phablet draws nearer, T-Mobile suddenly pulls back from the lineup. The carrier has now just announced over at its Twitter feed that it will be launching the Lollipop-bearing smartphone on November 19 instead, which unsurprisingly leads to no small amount of frustration from its customers.

Soul Taker-Face of Fatal Blow: an MMO with luscious graphics

Android is filled to the brim with games, but let's be honest, not all of them can be flaunted around for "best in show". At least, depending on your actual preference for graphics. There are definitely a few that are designed to put your phones or tablets to the test. Soul Taker tries to be one of them, offering players with beautifully rendered 3D graphics and over the top effects to fill up phone's screen. And it's an MMORPG to boot.

Cyanogen teases Scramble PIN Layout, Lollipop port starts [CORRECTION]

Do you ever get that feeling of someone watching you as you try to tap in your PIN code on your smartphone, trying to guess the pattern you make and therefore the digits you type in? Such knowledge would be handy in case said mysterious onlookers have plans to divest you of your device. If so, worry no longer. Cyanogen, Inc. has devised a new unlock feature that will mix up those numbers every time you try to unlock your phone, causing confusion for the would-be thief. And maybe even for you.

Project Ara demo includes removing modules, Angry Birds

Those following the development of the modular smartphone ever since its conception last year are probably quite excited with the progress that Google's Project Ara has made. While still at the initial Spiral 1 stage, with Spiral 2 set to be launched early next year, the smartphone is showing not only promise, but is actually working already to some extent. At Expand NY, Project Ara lead Paul Emerenko took to stage to show the public for the first time an actual working prototype.

OnePlus announces details for round 2 of pre-orders

If at first you don't succeed, try and try again until you get an angry mob at your gates. This could be what will happen with OnePlus when it launches its second pre-order session, though we certainly hope not. Its first attempt at addressing complaints about its rather exclusive invite-only system ended up in a disaster as the server could not handle the load. They have learned from that, they say, and they are now announcing the dates and times for the OnePlus One Pre-Order Round 2.
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