Google’s March security OTA update also has Nexus 5X performance and stability fixes

Update: It looks like the update also has a new “Cool color temperature” toggle for using cooler display colors.

I wrote my thoughts on the Nexus 5X all the way back in November, and the gist of it was this: the Nexus 5X is great, but its performance just leaves a lot to be desired — especially for a phone with such better-than-average specs. People familiar with its development told me that there was a lot of internal strife regarding the Nexus 5X and its performance issues, but it seems that drama has finally resulted in some good. The March security update that was issued yesterday packs some extra goodies for Nexus 5X owners…

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Google announces plans to open-source Google Earth Enterprise in March

Google Earth Enterprise was originally released over 10 years ago, allowing businesses to build and hosts private versions of Earth and Maps. Back in 2015, however, Google announced that it was shuttering the service come March 2017.

The company today slightly revised those plans, saying that it would open-source all of the core Google Earth Enterprise tools.

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Marshmallow barely crawls past 2% adoption in March Android distribution numbers

Last month, Marshmallow finally reached a full percentage point in the Android distribution numbers. In March, helped by numerous OEMs releasing Android 6.0 updates, it reached 2.3%. This month also marked Lollipop becoming the most widely-used version of Android…

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Nintendo says Super Mario Run will come to Android in March, Fire Emblem Heroes on Feb. 2

Following the release of Super Mario Run earlier this year on iOS, Nintendo today announced that the game will come to Android this March. The company also announced its next mobile game, Fire Emblem Heroes. After previously teasing it, the company today made Fire Emblem Heroes official and revealed the game will come to Android on February 2nd.

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The Wear24 is Verizon’s very own Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, arriving in March

While most of the world was paying attention to the announcement of the LG Watch Sport and Style, Verizon quietly announced their plans to make their own wearable called the Watch24. Sharing more than just the design of LG’s Watch Sport, the Watch24 will also feature NFC, LTE capabilities, and more…

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AT&T LG G5 preorders start March 21 ahead of April 1 launch w/ BOGO and Watch Urbane offer

We already knew the LG G5 would launch in early April at the major US retailers (with a free spare battery and cradle offer in tow), but today AT&T makes things official for its customers announcing a preorder date of March 21st ahead of a launch on April 1st. more…

March security patch for Nexus devices and Pixel C rolling out, factory images now available

Google has posted the new factory images featuring the March security patch for Nexus devices. The images are still based on Android 6.0.1, so it’s highly likely to just be security fixes. Like last month, there’s also a new factory image for the Pixel C.

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