Good news for Pixel and Nexus owners; Google’s January factory images are now available for you to load up. This is the first security update since Android Oreo 8.1 rolled out last month that brought over some newer features to older Pixel devices, but also enhanced burn-in protection on the Pixel 2 and squashed some […]
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It’s the start of the month, and that means a software update will be rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices to benefit security. Google’s fixes were started on July 1 and completed on July 5. Here’s the biggest upgrade for the July 2017 security patch level: “The most severe of these issues is a […]
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Keeping things in-house should be a recipe that prevents problems from cropping up when a phone manufacturer decides to update a device. After all, they have all of the software code and hardware specs. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case, even after extensive testing. Google is the latest example of an update […]
Come comment on this article: Google breaks fingerprint sensor for Pixel, Nexus phones with latest Android Nougat update
Google's Pixel has an Android feature that enables you to swipe down on your phone's fingerprint sensor to open your notifications. The option made its debut with the Pixel, leaving Nexus owners wondering when they'd be able to join the party. Now, 9…
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The right Nexus 5X cases will net you both style and protection, allowing you to protect your newfangled smartphone with sacrificing its unique looks. Here are 15 of our current favorites, from the likes of Spigen and KWMobile.
The Google Pixel launched with Android 7.1 Nougat ahead of its release on the Nexus phones, marking the first time we’ve seen Google officially update another device to the newest OS before its Nexus line. Obviously that didn’t mean the Nexus phones were getting left behind permanently, and now we’re finally seeing 7.1 make its […]
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Google is aiming for the high-end market with its new Pixel smartphones, but is the higher price worth the upgrade from last year’s Nexus 6P? We break it down, from the camera and hardware to the Pixel-exclusive software.
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Google launched its first Nexus smartphone in 2010, and there have been 13 more Nexus-branded devices since then. We take a brief look at all of them, from the Nexus One and the Nexus Q, to the 6-inch Nexus 6 and the Nexus 6P.
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Android Nougat is official and rolling out to devices, which means we’ll soon have access to factory images for many Nexus devices directly from Google. These builds are useful to flash a completely clean, stock image back to your device if you’ve been tinkering, playing with ROMs, or just want to start from scratch with […]
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According to a recent report from Apteligent, Google Nexus devices have the best overall user experience when it comes to Android phones. In second place is Motorola, though some suggest this could change under Lenovo’s guidance.
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CopperheadOS is a custom operating system based on Android, and it offers a more secure environment, You can buy Nexus devices, namely the Nexus 5X and 6P, with the OS pre-installed.
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After working with LG and Huawei last year, Google could partner with HTC on a pair of new Nexus devices. It would mark the first time Google and HTC have collaborated on a mobile device since 2010. We’ve got all the news and rumors here.
Earlier today, Google’s Nexus 9 was silently pulled from the Google Store. The tablet was on the market for just shy of eighteen months.
The Nexus 9 debuted in October 2014 alongside the Nexus 6, two devices which have been viewed by many as very underwhelming members of the Nexus line. Google’s flagship tablet appeared to be solid on paper at launch, but the Nexus 9 actually shipped with a list of problems. Performance lagged and stuttered for nearly a year, maintaining a cool temperature was tough, and build quality was eh. Really nothing about the tablet was impressive outside of the form factor.
It finally reached the end of the road today. If you want the Nexus 9, you won’t be buying it through the manufacturer’s online retail store. The Google Store is no longer a place for you to buy the Nexus 9. Instead, you can go to a retailer like Amazon where the tablet is available for as low as $ 300. Shop around and you’ll find a price attractive for you, but remember that certain performance woes are still around.
The Pixel C is the only tablet currently offered on the Google Store following the exit of the Nexus 9. Going to the Tablets section of the site just leads right to the Pixel C’s listing. Since the Nexus 9 isn’t mentioned in any search results on the Google Store, Google really stripped the Google Store of any Nexus 9 mentions. That’s why we firmly believe it’s permanently gone.
Source: Google Store
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The design studio in the Google Store lets you take a photo or a special place on Google Maps and put it on a case. A bunch of filters let you make the image your own and as a bonus, the image also gets made into a live wallpaper for your home screen.
For a little more info, go check out this video:
Come comment on this article: Customize your Nexus with a photo case
Looking to save some cash on a Nexus 6P? Best Buy is offering a solid $ 50 discount on the Matte Gold variant of the device, bringing the 32 GB down to $ 449 and the 64 GB down to $ 499. That’s about as good of a deal that we ever see on the 6P, especially in its newest color.
In case that cash discount wasn’t quite enough for you, though, Best Buy is also tossing in a $ 25 gift card that you can use on anything else the electronics retailer sells. While that gift card doesn’t put any cash back in your pocket, it does make this the best deal we’ve seen on the 6P yet, all things considered.
Hit the link below to place an order.
source: Best Buy
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The Android Marshmallow update is rolling out to Nexus devices, but waiting for it over-the-air can be a drag. That’s why we put together this complete guide on how to download and install the update right now.
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Android Marshmallow is finally here. This means that if happen to have a Nexus device, you will be getting an update in a few weeks. Why wait? This guide will get the most recent version of Android Marshmallow on your device right now.
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The Nexus 6P is by no means a cheap phone. Google enlisted Huawei to make a premium device constructed of metal, but it seems that the Nexus 6P isn’t holding true to the $ 499 starting price. In October, rear panel glass was spontaneously shattering for some people. Quite bizarre, right? At least the most recent issue is very realistic and not nearly as random. The microphone’s functionality, according to multiple posts on the Google Product Forums, is posing a problem. There are owners of the Nexus 6P reporting that the phone’s microphone is not projecting their voice with strength or quality to people on the other end of a call.
Jamie Corbett, one of the Nexus 6P owners experiencing issues with his unit’s microphone, said the following in his post:
“While talking to my wife today she could barely hear me and said it sounded like I was very far away or muffled. This was while I had the headset to my ear like normal. If I put it on speaker, she said it would sound okay. I tried to find others with this issue and a similar issue, but couldn’t. Please help!”
Representatives on behalf of Google have only said that they are investigating the issue. One area that the company could be looking at is noise cancellation and the multiple microphones it takes to enable that. Apparently covering the microphone on the rear of the Nexus 6P alleviates the issue; however, others are discrediting that temporary solution and say it does nothing at all.
Let’s all just hope that Google can fix this through a software update instead of Huawei being forced to recall the Nexus 6P.
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We review the Nexus 5X, Google’s long-awaited sequel to the affordable Nexus 5. Unfortunately, this Nexus has some problems.
Asus is known for PCs and gaming, but the company has a lot of different things in the hopper. Chairman Jonney Shih reveals that Google Nexus and virtual reality devices could be launching soon, as well as a robot that won’t be your equal.
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One thing that was always certain when it came to Google’s Nexus phones was that they would come up short in the camera department. However, this year’s Nexus 6P could finally be the one that breaks that streak.
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Google’s Nexus event kicks off on September 29 at 9 a.m. PST. Here’s everything we expect to see, including the Huawei Nexus P, the LG Nexus 5X, Android M, Chromecast 2, Android TV, Android Auto, and more.
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A new report by way of Android Police says that a few of its trusted sources indicates that the new Huawei Nexus 6P will come in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options.
Smartphones traditionally come in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage options, but interestingly, last year’s Nexus 6 was only available in 32GB and 64GB variants. 16GB is slowly going the way of the dinosaur, as it doesn’t offer enough storage to meet a user’s standard needs.
This news would make the Huawei Nexus 6P the first Nexus device to offer a massive 128GB model. However, it does come with its caveats. It is unlikely that Huawei will include microSD support in this upcoming device, according to sources close to Android Police. Those interested in a 128GB variant can expect to pay a $ 50-100 premium for this larger storage capacity.
It’d be expected that LG would provide the Nexus 5X in similar storage options, however, it’s highly possible we’ll only see the device in 32GB and 64GB storage options.
Google has scheduled an event for September 29 in San Francisco, where we expect all to be revealed. Only a few more weeks to go before we see the next big thing from Google!
source: Android Police
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Two Nexus phones are coming this year. Both LG, a company familiar with the Nexus line, and Huawei will be producing the phones for Google’s signature hardware brand. The Huawei-made Nexus phone will be larger and have ‘better’ specifications than LG’s offering, but the latter will bring Nexus phones back to a more affordable price. Google is expected to announce the new devices at an event held in San Francisco on September 29. The pre-order date, though, is not set for that same day. You’ll have to wait a few weeks to secure your new Nexus phone.
A source tells Talk Android that both LG and Huawei’s Nexus phones will be made available for pre-order on October 13. This date is exactly two weeks after the aforementioned event. What the source did not provide us with is a shipping date; however, Nexus devices have a history in shipping 1-3 weeks after an announcement or when pre-orders are first taken.
Being that Google has still not confirmed an event for September 29, the October 13 pre-order date could change in the coming weeks. Or perhaps it ends up being the actual shipping date if Google does indeed decide to make either device available on the same day. For now, we are marking our calendars for September 29 and October 13.
Here is a recap of Nexus phone timelines:
Come comment on this article: LG, Huawei’s Nexus phones to be up for pre-order on October 13
Nexus devices typically launch in November, a time that coincides with the release of a new version of Android. This year, however, the wait may not be so long. A report from Korean media outlet MK Post claims that a Nexus device from LG will launch on September 29. What else does this mean? Android 6.0 Marshmallow is coming very soon.
The information regarding the approaching release date apparently comes from the same source that was correct about the Nexus 5’s arrival in 2014. While we cannot confirm the source’s validity, having a proven track record is certainly beneficial.
Huawei’s alleged Nexus device was not mentioned in the report.
Come comment on this article: LG’s new Nexus phone might arrive next month
We know another Nexus smartphone is coming soon, but built by whom? Both Huawei and LG are rumored to be making Google's reference device for Android M, and we now have pretty solid evidence for LG. A picture of the device from an Indonesian G+ use…
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Rumors are starting to spread about Google’s next Nexus phone, and there could be two out in 2015, with one being made by Huawei and the other by LG. Here’s what we think we know so far.
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T-Mobile’s popular social media figure, Des on Twitter has subtly hinted that the WiFi calling update for the Nexus 6 could be rolling out starting today. His tweet said the following – “This is shaping up to be a very Happy Memorial day weekend… #Nexus6“
While he’s not making it obvious that the update is being sent out, the responses to the tweet mention that it is currently being sent out to the devices. Also the hashtag leaves nothing to the imagination.
We’re yet to see anything on the company’s site at the moment, but we’ll update you with more information as we have it. There shouldn’t be any other changes bundled with the update as the carrier is only enabling the WiFi calling feature.
So T-Mobile Nexus 6 users, are you seeing the update yet?
Source: @askdes – Twitter
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