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Nexus 6 will work on Verizon. Image: Google

Nexus 6 will work on Verizon. Image: Google

When Verizon mysteriously disappeared from a list of carriers supported by the Nexus 6 on Google Play, some consumers were worried that the device would no longer be available on Big Red. But according to those who have already received the device, it works just fine on Verizon right out of the box.

No one wants Android's bloatware. Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

No one wants Android’s bloatware. Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

One of the downsides to choosing Android over iOS — if you live in the U.S., at least — is that carriers like to pre-install their own apps and services and prevent you from removing them. Often called “bloatware,” the apps sometimes include custom messaging apps, navigation clients, payment services, and more.

Very few Android users appreciate bloatware, and Google knows that. Thankfully, the company is now doing something about it. With Lollipop, it’ll be easier than ever for users to banish bloatware for good.

The DROID Turbo is packing impressive specs. Photo: Verizon

The DROID Turbo is packing impressive specs. Photo: Verizon

It may not be as pretty as this year’s Moto X, but Motorola’s new DROID Turbo is far more impressive under the hood. It’s packing Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 805 processor, a super sharp Quad HD display, and a massive 3,900mAh battery that promises up to 48 hours of life in between charges.

And when you do get low on juice, a 15-minute charge will keep you going for 8 hours, thanks to Turbo Charging.

The Developer edition of Galaxy Note 4 will come with an unlockable bootloader. Photo: Samsung

The Developer edition of Galaxy Note 4 will come with an unlockable bootloader. Photo: Samsung

Just like every other device that hits the Verizon networks, the Galaxy Note 4 also comes with a locked down bootloader, which makes gaining root access and flashing custom ROMs on it a challenging task. 

TWRP comes to the new Moto X. Photo: Motorola

TWRP comes to the new Moto X. Photo: Motorola

Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP), one of the most popular custom recoveries, is now available on Motorola’s new Moto X, giving users the ability to install custom ROMs and tweaks. Not every Moto X handset will be able to take advantage of it, though.

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