Posts by Killian Bell

The Nexus 9's official Keyboard Folio. Photo: Google

The Nexus 9’s official Keyboard Folio. Photo: Google

The Nexus 9’s interesting new Keyboard Folio may be “coming soon,” according to Google Play, but you can already pre-order yours through Amazon. The retail giant says that delivery will take place on launch day — November 3 — and it’s offering Google’s official Nexus 9 Magic Cover as well.

The Galaxy S5 Plus on Samsung's Dutch website. Screenshot: Cult of Android

The Galaxy S5 Plus on Samsung’s Dutch website. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Samsung upset a lot of early Galaxy S5 adopters back in June when it announced the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, an improved version of the Galaxy S5 with a better display and a faster processor, just two months after the original first went on sale. However, it was only made available in South Korea.

Now a similar handset has popped up on international Samsung product pages with a new moniker — Galaxy S5 Plus — indicating a worldwide launch could be right around the corner.

Remove that AT&T logo from your status bar. Image: Motorola

Remove that AT&T logo from your status bar. Image: Motorola

Motorola’s smartphones are praised for having near pure Android firmware, but the company has a habit of putting carrier names in the status bar by default. And for the vast majority, it’s nothing but annoying — after all, it’s not like you’re going to forget which carrier you’re with, right?

Fortunately, it’s super simple to hide it, and you won’t even need root access. Here’s what you need to do.

Lollipop is well worth looking forward to. Image: Google

Lollipop’s new apps are gorgeous. Image: Google

It will likely be a while yet before the vast majority gets its hands on Android 5.0 Lollipop — especially those without Nexus devices. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a taste of it right now. Lollipop’s Messenger, Play Music, Google Fit, and other apps are already available to download and install on your existing device with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

The latest Android Wear update is now rolling out to the G Watch. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The latest Android Wear update is now rolling out to the G Watch. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google has begun rolling out its latest Android Wear update, which adds offline music playback and the ability to connect to Bluetooth headphones, and support for watches with a GPS. The “4.4W.2” software is currently reaching users with an LG G Watch over-the-air.

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