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Case makers are already getting ready for the new Nexus 5. Photo: NowhereElse

Case makers are already getting ready for the new Nexus 5. Photo: NowhereElse

As a massive fan of the original Nexus 5, I’ve been hoping 2015’s rumored refresh would look almost exactly the same. But according to these cases, we’re going to see major design changes.

Ok Google now works with your favorite messaging apps. Photo: Google

Ok Google now works with your favorite messaging apps. Photo: Google

Google can now send messages for you even when you use third-party messaging services. Its latest update for the Google app on Android enables the “Ok Google” feature to play nicely with apps like WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, and more.

Auto Backup for Apps is baked into Android M. Photo: Google.

Auto Backup for Apps is baked into Android M. Photo: Google.

As an Android user who’s always switching devices, one of my biggest complaints is the lack of a built-in app backup feature. Lollipop and previous versions of Android don’t carry any of your app data over to your new device, so you have to start from scratch.

Fortunately, that’s going to change this fall when Google rolls out Android M, which has a new Auto Backup for Apps feature. The search giant explains it all in the video below.

The Galaxy S6 is about to get cheaper. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The Galaxy S6 is about to get cheaper. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung has announced it will “adjust” its pricing for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in an effort to boost sales after confirming another disappointing quarter.

The South Korean company’s new profit fell 8 percent to 5.75 trillion won ($4.93 billion) year-on-year during Q2 2015, while sales fell 7 percent to 48.5 trillion won ($41.7 billion).

Now's the time to get a Chromecast! Photos: Amazon

Now’s the time to get a Chromecast! Photos: Amazon

If you still haven’t bought yourself a Chromecast, you really should — today!

Amazon is offering everyone who purchases Google’s streaming stick (which is already reduced by $5) a $10 gift card, but the offer’s valid for today only.

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