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My most anticipated devices coming out of MWC? Probably the watches. 
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Things that frustrate me in the Android ecosystem in 2015: application backup. As someone who switches phones regularly this problem is amplified for me; but it equally impacts someone who only uses backup in case of catastrophic loss of phone.

Here is my issue - Android/Google Cloud will back up system information as well as my "Application + Data" in Lollipop. I can also restore it when importing to a new phone. However "Data" is a bit misleading here - as it only supports application data that is stored within Google Play. 

Many of my most important applications are not supported - ie Bitcoin wallet, Google Authenticator, and JuiceSSH; along with other less important apps like Instagram, Swarm whereas I still need to manually set up the app with my login information and preferences.

Right now for backup there are really two 3rd party choices to fix this issue. Helium - which does not back up many apps including all of the ones mentioned above; and Titanium Backup which requires root access (but besides being not very user friendly is an absolutely fantastic app that I wholeheartedly recommend).

So as the ecosystem stands right now; you either root your phone and use Titanium Backup for a real system backup - or you don't root your phone and lack the basic protections regular backups are supposed to protect against. 

As data protection is at play here - each app is 'siloed' and can only access certain data on the phone for security reasons; this needs to be an Android core issue and I hope more focus is put into this in the future. Not everyone has access to or wants to back up data to Google Play; Android users need external solutions that are easy enough for 'regular users' who do not need to root their phone to create a full backup.
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Even Titanium Backup has issues. If you have been using it for years, then you have way more backed up than what you have installed at any moment. There's no way to restore to what you had installed "this morning" when wiping or getting a new phone.
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Nexus 6 comes with it's storage encrypted, which is why you see that it is 'slower' in some aspects than a stock Nexus 5.
 
Nexus 5 16GB lollipop unencrypted speeds vs encrypted speeds. This explains why the Nexus 6's disk speed is so low

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After spending some time with Nexus Player... I have to say I am underwhelmed. The build quality is much worse than the Fire TV and I've already had some issues with remote pairing and wireless access. 

I'll have to sideload Kodi (XBMC) onto it so that I can do a side-by-side review of the Nexus Player vs Amazon Fire TV... but so far Fire TV takes the cake.
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Once the battery life on this watch improves to > 24hrs, I'm in!
 
Latest XDA News! How to Unlock, Root, and Restore Your Moto 360 – XDA TV http://ow.ly/2PQVYd
In this video we show you how to unlock your bootloader, gain root access and how to restore your moto 360 to stock. So check this video and super tool out!
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OK Go seems to have retained what most artists have lost when it comes to making music videos. Their videos are pretty crazy as conceptual thoughts, let alone executed.
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Great themes for #twrprecovery  
 
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Features Recovery gone App: Designed to mimic the look and feel of an Android app. Customisable UI: 15 different accent colors, center clock option, diff…
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Android 5.0 factory images for the Nexus 5 are out! Your move, +Kim Kardashian 
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Project Ara finally has a bootable device. Maybe this phone will happen after all!
Seth Newburg has a phone. It’s a new phone, just a prototype. Almost no one here at Google has seen it yet. Newburg is sitting in a corner conference room in Google’s Mountain View headquarters, fresh off an airplane, with me at his side, and a photographer standing over his shoulder firing through pictures of…
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So I'm set on the Nexus 6, which goes up for pre-order today. Anyone else in? I'll probably go for white.
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Now on XDA: Google Nexus 6 and 9 devices, just announced. http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-9
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