Android 5.1 memory leak fixed, but you can't have it yet
A nasty bug that causes Android devices to see memory deplete rapidly when running apps has been fixed. Google has stated it has been fixed internally but offered no timeline for Nexus owners to get the fix.
Nexus owners have been complaining about the leak introduced with the factory images of Android 5.1, and are indicating online how annoyed they are waiting for this existing, but not shipping fix.
Giant retailer Walmart is going to sell an 11-inch Android tablet with laptop dock for $197. The Nextbook Ares 11 will ship with Lollipop. The Walmart device is reported to have two USB ports and a microHDMI port on the laptop unit.
The device is not appearing on Walmart's online store yet.
Google and Intel team up with Tag Heuer to make a luxury smartwatch
Now that Apple is poised to produce luxury editions of the Apple Watch, Google is looking to do the same. The company behind Android has teamed up with Intel and Tag Heuer to help the latter produce a mechanical luxury watch with Android Wear inside.
Tag will provide pricing and details about features in the fourth quarter of this year. It expects to have them for sale this year.
Help test new Android 2-in-1 and get one for as little as $39
A kickstarter campaign for a 2-in-1 tablet running a new Android variant is about to launch. The Jide Technology campaign is offering a Remix tablet to all backers who get in while supplies last. The cheapest option is $39 so this is a chance to get a brand new product on the cheap.
There is a catch for backers getting a tablet, all must agree to become a tester for the product, including Remix OS. Sounds like a reasonable request.