9to5Toys Last Call: Amazon Echo 2/$280, iOttie Android Car Mount $13, Ring Home Security Kit $400, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for (Refurb)

Amazon Echo sale: 2-pack for 0 shipped (Reg. 0/ea.)

iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Android/iPhone Car Mount:  (Reg. )

Ring Home 3-Camera Security Kit w/ Android + iOS connectivity: 0 (Reg. 0)

Smartphone Accessories: Anker 60W 10-Port USB Wall Charger , more

Roku’s go-anywhere Streaming Stick is on sale for shipped

Review: Colorware’s painted JoyCons add a unique and personal touch to Nintendo Switch [Video]

Review: LEGO UCS Snowspeeder lives up to the iconic Star Wars vehicle

Review: Blue Satellite Wireless Headphones are a win for sound, comfort, and build quality

9to5Rewards: Elago’s W3 and W4 Apple Watch Stands [Giveaway]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat w/ Alexa + HomeKit gets first discount to 9

Toys R Us, Domino’s, CVS, Jiffy Lube and more gift cards up to 20% off

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

VRgluv will change the future of VR for the better

The ClayXYZ 3D Printer lets anyone create ceramic artwork easily and affordably

Samson Q2U Podcasting Mic Bundle hits today for under

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Amazon lowers its minimum free shipping threshold!

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Android N introduces new security measures to prevent future Stagefright vulnerabilities

Last year’s particularly virulent Stragefright bug allowed attackers to perform a number of actions on an infected device through remote code execution. While Google has addressed those issues with monthly security patches, Android N will play a larger role in making sure a similar issue does not happen again.

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Android 7.1.1 rolling out to Nexus, Pixel devices w/ new Moves and December security patch

Update 12/27: Following a small update aimed at devices on UK carriers, Verizon has just listed a new build (NMF26U) for the Pixel and Pixel XL. This update is likely minor with release notes only mentioning security patches. Interestingly, the Google Developer site has not been updated with links to the factory image or OTA.


Following a brief developer preview, Android 7.1.1 is now available for Nexus and Pixel devices. The update brings features that have been on the Pixel since October to current Nexus and Android One devices, as well as the Pixel C. Meanwhile, the Pixel and Pixel XL gain some new Moves and other bug fixes.

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Renamed Android Security Bulletin now lists vulnerabilities for all devices, May security patch for Nexus rolling out

Like last month’s, the May security patch for Nexus devices is full of fixes across the board. This month’s bulletin includes several procedural changes that expand the security bulletin to list vulnerabilities for all Android devices.

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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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9to5Rewards: Amaryllo’s smartphone-controlled iSensor HD security camera [Giveaway]

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Wellbots, a US-based online retailer that specializes in smart products like drones, robots, wearables, home automation devices, connected toys and more.

The company has the popular Amaryllo smartphone-controlled iSensor HD to give away to 9to5Google readers this week. 

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Google preparing to release another security update for Nexus devices today

It was about a month ago that Google announced that it would begin pushing security updates to Nexus devices on a monthly basis, and now it looks like the second of those is about to be released. The Nexus factory images page hasn’t been updated yet, but several software update pages on T-Mobile’s website say that Google is pushing out a mandatory update today with “Android security enhancements” and “minor bug fixes”…

There’s definitely not much to see here, and this update doesn’t even go as far as to patch any specific vulnerabilities (in contrast to last month’s update, which very clearly intended to patch the vulnerability in Stagefright. We’ll update this post as soon as Google uploads the images, but you can also just keep up to date by checking your device for an OTA. Many of the updates sport build LMY48M, and range between 7 and 30 MB.