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Top 10 Android News Stories This Past Week: Feb. 8th – 2015

February 8, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

If you ended up stumbling upon our top 10 news stories of the week last Sunday, then you already know we’ll be doing a weekly spot for the opportunity to give people a recap on what’s happened in the prior week’s news regarding the world of Android. This week, it seems that some of last year’s flagships are starting to finally get their update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, so we’ll kick things off by briefing you on those devices involved. The HTC One M8 was one of last year’s loved devices, and for T-Mobile variant owners it’s scheduled to receive the software upgrade tomorrow. T-Mobile’s HTC One M8 isn’t the only HTC device slated for the software version bump though, as Sprint’s HTC One M8 was reported to have started getting the update just a couple of days ago.

Sprint also seems to have reached an agreement to co-brand Radio Shack locations after Radio Shack filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, which could see Sprint operating exclusively inside of Radio Shack retail locations pending approval of the deal. For you modders out there owning an HTC Google Nexus 9 tablet, it gained support for CyanogenMod 12 this past week, so flash to your heart’s content. If you’re a Chromebook owner, you might be happy to know that Google is ever expanding their offering of Android Apps on Chromebooks, having added six new apps this past week including Yo, SlideShare, and Tapatalk. Some of the biggest news this week centers around Verizon’s variant of the Google Nexus 6, which is yet to be made available, but it seems that will all change on Feb 26th which is the rumored date for the launch. What surprised us in the sea of tech news was that some universities are apparently banning or will be looking into banning students from wearing any sort of watches during exams for fear they might be using a smartwatch with which they can cheat. For some more lighthearted news, Google seems to have something big to announce in partnership with Mattel at the end of this week, as they sent out invites this past week for an event to happen on Feb 13th. Also in Google news, Nest CEO Tony Fadell apparently wants to completely redesign Google Glass from Scratch. You can check out the full stories below of some of the top news articles in Android.

HTC One M8 On T-Mobile Receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Starting From Monday

HTC One M8 on Sprint Getting Lollipop Today

FCC Chairman Wheeler Vows To Provide A Free And Open Internet; Telecom Carriers Threaten Legal Action

Nexus 9 Gets The CyanogenMod Lollipop Treatment With CM12 Nightly Now Ready To Download And Install

Sprint Reaches Agreement To Transition Radio Shack Locations Into Co-Branded Stores

Six More Apps Now Available For Chrome OS Including SlideShare and Yo

Universities Starting To Blanket Ban All Watches Through Fear That Smartwatches Will Aid Cheaters

Verizon’s Nexus 6 Launch To Be Scheduled For Release By February 26th

Mattel Is Partnering With Google For A Special Event And Product Unveiling On February 13th

Nest CEO Tony Fadell Reportedly Wants To Completely Redesign Google Glass