Robin, the cloud-based phone from Nextbit that just finished up its Kickstarter, is now available for preorder for just $399. So if you missed out on their Kickstarter project, and you’re willing to wait until February to receive your device, head on over to their site.
HTC unveiled their newest device this week, the One A9, which, strangely enough, is a middle of the road device, with a Snapdragon 617 and either 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of storage, or 3 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage, depending on where you are. Preorders are going for right at $400, but that price is a limited time offer, so it will be going up eventually, so act fast if that’s what you’re looking for.
Speaking of the A9, a system image dump has shown up on the forums thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor LlabTooFer, so if you want to dig into it, check out his thread.
Now that the Nexus 5X has started arriving, like mine did today, Google has rolled out the Android 6.0 factory images for it to their site. And while the 128 gig Nexus 6P is completely sold out on Google’s site, you can still order it from Huawei’s site directly in both Aluminium and Graphite. Just keep in mind, it has an estimated ship date of late November, and won’t come with the $50 in Google Play credit.
Speaking of the Nexus 6P, some information has come out that the 6P has a hardware feature called QFuse, which is a bit of a ticking time bomb. Basically, if you unlock your device, which a LOT of Nexus
owners will do, the QFuse gets tripped, and it can’t be revered with any sort of software tweaks… which is totally confusing. Presumably it’s to make Android Pay more secure. Still a bit of a confusing feature to have on what would normally be considered a development device.
XDA Recognized Contributor Omamendih put out a guide showing you how to flash Windows Phone 8 or Windows 10 Mobile to your Lumia device. Looking through the thread, it’s hard to get a sense of which Lumia devices exactly this works on, but people seem to be having issues with some of the lower end ones that are locked down. Either way, if you have a Lumia Windows Phone and you’re looking to upgrade it, his thread is a good place to start.
And finally, a bit of XDA specific news. First, XDA previously recommended using a file hosting site called Dev-Host, but it was discovered that they were doing some pretty nasty things, so it’s recommended that you avoid using Dev-Host at this point, and try other sites like AndroidFileHost, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and so on.