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The Android TV Launcher. Photo: Google

The Android TV Launcher. Photo: Google

Google’s new Android TV Launcher is now available through the Play Store, allowing the search giant to deliver new features and improvements more easily. That doesn’t mean you’ll be able to download and install it on unsupported devices, though.

Google Cardboard: VR on the cheap. Photo: Google

Google Cardboard: VR on the cheap. Photo: Google

Own a Google Cardboard headset? You can now use it with Google Maps to make Street View your virtual reality. The “easter egg” lets you tour virtual cities from your smartphone like never before, and it could be easier to activate.

The Fire Phone's latest update is huge. Image: Amazon

The Fire Phone’s latest update is huge. Image: Amazon

Amazon may not have sold as many Fire Phones as it would have hoped, but the retail giant certainly isn’t giving up on the device. A new software update rolling out now to Fire Phone customers demonstrates its support with a whole host of new features and improvements, including support for call blocking, custom ringtones, VPN connections, and lots more.

Lollipop will deliver more new features next year. Photo: Google

Lollipop will deliver more new features next year. Photo: Google

Google has already made some tweaks to Lollipop since its initial debut back in November, but the search giant is said to be planning major improvements and new features that are expected to arrive early next year. In addition to bringing back silent mode, Android 5.1 is to improve RAM management, fix sudden app closures, and enhance stability.

Samsung's newest Notes will skip Android 5.0. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s newest Notes will skip Android 5.0. Photo: Samsung

After upgrading its flagship Galaxy S5 to Lollipop, Samsung is hard at work on bringing Google’s latest software update to the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge. Android 5.0.1 builds for both devices have already leaked out into the wild, suggesting a public rollout could be right around the corner.

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