After the unfortunate recall of the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet, a lot of people have been asking me when it would be on sale again, well ask no more. As of this week, Nvidia has announced a bit of a refresh, they’re calling it the Tablet K1, and it’s essentially the same tablet we had previously, without the stylus, but with Android 6.0 promised “before the holidays”, and a $199 price tag. I still love, and use, my SHIELD Tablet on a daily basis, so if you’re in the market for an awesome 8″ tablet, make sure to check that one out, links down below.
Sony has finally made their Xperia Z5 Premium available to purchase in Europe, so if you want to check out that 4k display awesomeness, head on over to their site, it’s available for 629 pounds. Pity that I’ve been reviewing devices for XDA for 3 and a half years now, and somehow haven’t had the chance to review a Sony phone or tablet. *nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more*
Huawei knocked us on our ears this week by announcing some new quick charge tech, one that can charge a wearable battery from 0 to 68% in just 2 minutes, and one that can charge a 3,000 milliamp hour battery from 0 to 48% in just 5 minutes. I’d be curious to see just how long the lifespan of those batteries are, but I’d absolutely love to be able to charge my devices that quickly, and I’m sure you would too.
Speaking of charging your devices, if you’ve been using USB Type-C to Type-A cables with your Nexus 5X and 6P, and you’d like to make sure they’re safe and up to the proper standards, there’s an app for that now. Just keep in mind, it only works on the Nexus 5X and 6P, and the cable has to be plugged into a computer, not a wall charger, but it’s definitely a must if you want to make sure your device is safe.
Oppo has released their AOSP-based Lollipop ROM for the Find 7. It still has a few features from ColorOS built into it, like screen-off gestures, the ColorOS camera, and MaxxAudio, but other than that it should mostly be AOSP, which is awesome. To get it for your Find7, head over to their forum and download it.