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Android 5.0 Lollipop updates roll out
It's time get a taste of Lollipop and beware of bogus ads on Facebook.
I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNet Update.
The next version of the Android operating system, known as Lollipop, is now rolling out.
Android tends to spread out its updates over time.
Right now the Lollipop upgrade is being pushed out to Moto X and G along with Nexus phones and tablets.
But some developers with the Nexus device seem to be having problems connecting to Wi-Fi after installing the update.
A few reports of this problem were posted to Google's bug report forum.
It seems like buggy software updates are part of the norm these days.
But if you have a device that lets you upgrade now, head to CNET for your guide on all things Lollipop.
The brand new Nexus 6 is loaded with Lollipop.
And, Sprint is the first to sell it for $300 with the usual two year contract.
AT&T will have the phone on Tuesday for $250 with a contract.
T Mobile gets it Wednesday.
And, Verizon will also sell it, but it hasn't set the date or price yet.
The newest Amazon Kindle e-readers are also getting a software update.
It lets you share books with family member's accounts.
Such as a spouse or partner.
The update also brings a feature called Word Wise.
Short definitions appear automatically above difficult words for children expanding their vocabulary and people learning English.
The update will appear automatically on devices in the coming weeks.
Or if you can't wait, you can manually download it yourself.
Changes are also coming to Skype.
Microsoft is testing a Beta version of Skype video chat service, it'll work with a variety of browsers, so you don't need to download a special Skype app or plug-in.
And in other news.
If you see an ad on Facebook for cheap Ray-Ban sunglasses or discounted Louis Vuitton bags, don't believe it.
Cybersecurity researchers examined more than 1,000 Facebook ads and found about 25% of ads for luxury fashion goods were sending people to site that sold counterfeits.
To get these scam ads all you have to do is like a few fashion brands and the ads start to target you.
These bargain ads were tied to websites from China that were trying to fool people into looking like the actual brand website.
The pages even have fake security logos to lure you in to thinking it's safe.
Facebook says it has a team to remove misleading ads, but it didn't comment further.
Now, when you're looking for deals online this holiday season, just remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
That's your tech news update.
And there's always more at cnet.com.
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From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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