News Briefs: WhatsApp material design update, Android 5.1 for Nexus 4 & Moto 360 price-cut

WhatsAppWhatsApp for Android gets material design

WhatsApp team has quietly released a new version of its Android app, which brings the material design changes. The updated app, which carries the version number 2.12.38, is now available only at the company website and is expected to reach Google Play Store in the coming days.

Other changes present in the update are unclear at this point as the company hasn’t shared any official change-log.

Google releases Android 5.1 for Nexus 4

After rolling out Android 5.1 update for Nexus 5, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (2012) 3G devices, Google has now released the same update for Nexus 4 smartphone. The update is now available over-the-air and will reach all Nexus 4 units over the next few days.

Android 5.1 brings the usual bug-fixes, stability improvements and small feature upgrades.

Here is the OTA ZIP download link if you plan to sideload the update file.

Moto 360 gets a price-cut at Google Store

After Moto 360 received the price-reduction at Amazon, Google has also corrected the price of the smartwatch on Google Store. The leather-strap variant of the smartwatch can now be grabbed from the store at $165. It was earlier priced at $249.99. Google Store doesn’t offer the metal-strap version of the smartwatch.

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