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    At this point, it doesn't take much convincing to argue that Google's going to bring us two Nexus phones this year, and multiple sources have circled around this idea of one smaller LG model, and one larger Huawei-made Nexus phablet. Based on the latest rumors going around, we may even see these two go official before the month's out, and Google could be planning an early (at least compared to recent years) launch event on September 29. But taking all that granted, there's still one big question hanging over the release of these phones: what will they be called? The press may have taken to ...

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    Last year, Google launched its Nexus 6 smartphone in mid-October; the year before, the Nexus 5 debuted on Halloween. But it sure sounds like Google is planning something a little different for this year's launch, and beyond introducing a pair of Nexus smartphones, we've also heard that the announcement of the phones themselves could come a bit ahead of schedule. At least, a rumor landing last week suggested that the LG's new Nexus phone could go up for sale as soon as September 29. Today we're hearing that same date again – and this time, explicitly about both LG and Huawei Nexus phones ...

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    Google sure looks like it might break from tradition this year and deliver a pair of Nexus phones, and rumors have pretty soundly settled on LG and Huawei as the companies likely to bring us these devices. We've already heard quite a bit about both phones, with multiple leaks getting into details like hardware specs. One of the bigger questions we've had concerns just how premium Google wants these phones to be, and they might be top-tier across the board, or make a few sacrifices to keep prices down (and maybe performance in check). Last week we checked out one theory about LG's ...

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    Fishy as can be, recent rumors concerning the two upcoming new Google Nexus smartphones at the very least give credence to the existence of an LG-made N5 (2015) and upgraded N6 designed by Huawei. Larger and, in all probability, more technically advanced, the Huawei Nexus has spent more time in the spotlight during the last few weeks. But its smaller brother will no doubt try to recover some of that lost ground, starting with a pretty thorough specification exposé today. As always, you’re advised to keep the proverbial salt shaker nearby, especially since the “leak’s” source is a ...

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    The questionable purported leaks concerning future members of the Nexus family keep on coming, with the latest story centered on the stock Android-running tablet that tipsters said wasn’t in the pipeline for this year. A screenshot of a supposed Geekbench 3 test clearly lists the Nexus 8 name under both “Model” and “Model ID.” Almost too clearly, which makes the rumor that much harder to rely on. Besides, the public benchmark database contains absolutely no mention of an unannounced Google Nexus 8. Assuming the image is legit, the N8 would pack a mysterious octa-core processor ...

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    The rumor mill has been clamoring with stories regarding a couple of new entries in the Nexus franchise this fall, and most tipsters seem convinced LG and Huawei will join forces with Google before long. The former manufacturer may return to finally upgrade the two-year-old Nexus 5, and we’ve just got the scoop on another big improvement. Besides adding a fingerprint scanner to the mix, no doubt upping the processing power and RAM ante, and likely revising the rear-facing camera, the second-gen Nexus 5 should also noticeably augment selfie performance. The mediocre 1.3 MP front sensor of ...

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    As if we weren't captivated enough by all the leaks and rumors surrounding Google's plans for its next Nexus-series devices, today's announcement of Android Marshmallow only has us thinking all the more about the company's upcoming launches. Last week we saw an admittedly unofficial render emerge of LG's rumored Nexus handset, and now that a leaked image of actual hardware appears to largely confirm the phone as depicted, it's time to see what else the same source can come up with. Today we switch tracks over to the larger Huawei Nexus phone, as it gets the same video render treatment. ...

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    Last week might have been dominated by Samsung when it came to launches, but when we're talking about rumors of upcoming models, the hottest action may have been over with the new Google Nexus phones, instead. After checking out some leaked hardware details we had the opportunity to look at a render of one of the handsets, supposedly based on details of the LG Nexus as provided to case-makers. Considering its unofficial nature, could that video be trusted? We're feeling a lot more confident about it this week, upon the release over the weekend of a hands-on image of the LG Nexus that sure ...

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    When we first started talking about the possibility of the rumored new LG Nexus phone getting a 3D camera, we were talking about specific camera hardware – sources described a combination of traditional visual light and infrared sensors. But then later rumors started getting away from us a little, and instead of focusing on the camera hardware itself, we were instead looking at case designs – ones with big dual cutouts that sure seemed to fit with the idea of a twin-sensor 3D camera system. But could there be another explanation? Recent leaks have claimed that both LG and Huawei Nexus ...

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    Last week, one of the most interesting leaks related to Google's plans for upcoming Nexus phones passed across our desk, purporting to offer a brief hands-on look at the Huawei-made Nexus phablet we've heard rumored so often. The handset featured a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and appeared to have the name Poseidon embossed on its back – and while that wasn't quite one of the code names we were expecting for these Nexus phones, its marine theme was at least in the right ballpark. Earlier today some fresh details about both the Huawei and LG Nexus phones arrived, coming from Steve ...

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    Google sure sounds like it might break from tradition this year and bring us not one, but two Nexus phones. And as is only fitting for a pair of Nexus handsets, Google may just turn to a pair of manufacturers to build the phones, with rumors zeroing-in on LG and Huawei. There have been no shortage of leaks attempting to describe these anticipated models, framing the LG phone as the smaller 5.2-inch model and the Huawei as a 5.7-inch phablet, but so far such finds have largely focused on silicon: SoC choice, RAM configuration, and the like. Today some fresh leaks attempt to shed new light ...

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    Update (8 Aug, 2:00pm Eastern): "Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait." - Charles Dickens The latter ain't the case this week. Enjoy. Sometimes the news comes not in a solid column from a single direction, but as a scattershot shower-spray from every corner of the space. Today's podcast reflects just such a week in mobile technology, with tech news as far-flung and varied as the menu items on an appetizer mixer from Applebee's. All that (plus a larger-than-normal helping of your listener mail) is waiting for your ears on episode 160 of your favorite tech podcast: the Pocketnow ...

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    Among the many announcements that we heard Google make back at I/O earlier this year, we learned of the coming launch of Android Pay, Google's next-gen mobile payment system and spiritual successor to Google Wallet. And while we've known to expect Android Pay to go live following the arrival of Android M later this year, Google hasn't been sharing a ton of details about just how we'll see the service debut. Perhaps it shouldn't be too surprising, but a new report claims that Android Pay will arrive with the help of LG, as the service is supported by an LG-made Nexus phone. Wouldn't a Nexus ...

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    If the rumors are accurate, we're looking forward to a pair of Nexus phones this year: a smaller LG 5.2-incher, and a Huawei 5.7-inch phablet. While the LG Nexus may be getting the most attention, if only due to the absence of a more petite Nexus option in 2014, the Huawei Nexus could end up being just as impressive, while also exposing the manufacturer to new audiences. Today we get what may be our first look at the phone, as a short video gives us a brief glimpse at an a previously unknown Huawei handset. As the rumors have suggested for the Huawei Nexus, there's indeed a fingerprint ...

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    At this point we're still not sure if Google will push more Nexus devices to the market, but the amount of rumors sure say it will. We've followed the tracks of both an LG Nexus smartphone and a Huawei Nexus phablet for weeks now. We have seen information on their specs before, but today we learn more information. When it comes to the LG Nexus, we're talking about a 5.2-inch 1080p P-OLED display powered by a new Snapdragon 620 processor, which is the successor to the Snapdragon 615, but with more powerful Cortex A72 cores. We also see 4GB of DDR3 RAM, options for up to 64GB of storage, USB ...

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    Android M is racing up the update chain and will be arriving before 2015 ends. Our slew of coverage about the software can be found here. But with the features being leaked and trickled every so often from Google, we're looking forward to the devices that will be updated or introduced with Android M. If you want to keep up with us, you can bookmark this post and check back every Monday evening Eastern Time. We'll keep it going up until the official launch of Android 5.2. Here are the confirmation status terms as we are using them: Native — The OEM will introduce the device with Android ...

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    LG's working on what should be some impressive new Android hardware: that much we know. The company's been talking about such plans for months now, intending to release another flagship-level device sometime later this year. As for what form that might take, we've heard some good theories, and the rumored G4 Pro is a prime contender. Beyond that there have also been suggestions that the company could be cooking up another Nexus phone – so one way or the other (if not both), we've got some new hardware to key an eye out for. That's just what we're up to this evening as we learn about some ...

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    Well, there's your bombshell: that Huawei Nexus we keep hearing about – the one that everyone's been skeptical about, given the fact that Huawei isn't even very well known in Google's own home country – looks to be real. Prolific leaker Evan Blass took to Twitter today to lend credence to the idea that we'll be seeing this smartphone launch soon, as well as through more Huawei Nexus details into the mix. So here's what we have to work with right now, if Blass's leak is in fact accurate. For one, this Huawei Nexus is on its way; if Google follows its usual Nexus release schedule, expect ...

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    Last year saw Google give the Nexus-phone nod to Motorola rather than returning to LG for a third model in a row, but to hear the rumors LG could be back in the running for 2015, with reports of a 5.2-inch handset in development. We'd already heard about some interesting hardware that could be on the table, like some manner of 3D camera, and now a new source further expounds on LG's intentions for the phone, including where it likely won't find inspiration. The LG-made Nexus 4 took heavy design notes from the Optimus G, and though it divulged a little more, the Nexus 5 (above) shares a ...

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    The Graphical User Interface comes with the lay of the land. Each phone has its own way of telling you that you've gone into an application or moving between screens. And every phone has the basics dressed up in a different way. Be it the calendar or SMS or the darn calculator, every OEM wants to put their colors and shapes in the way they want. Let's face it: GUIs can look gooey. Of course, if you don't agree with the way your smartphone decided to do up a dialer, you have your choices. This is Android, after all. And from scanning a lot of comments, I can tell that there are a lot of ...

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    One of the surprising things to come out of the “Next Nexus” rumor mill is news that one of the proposed devices might come with a 3D camera and a laser sensor. Of course, there has been quite a bit of speculation about it, and this may all amount to nothing, but sometimes I like to play the “what-if?” game and see where it leads me. In this case, drilling down and looking at the little details as well as the big picture, there are a few things that I feel Google might have in mind. When it comes to the Nexus 5, most of us would be satisfied if Google adopted the “if it ain’t ...

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    Oh boy. Remember this thing? The HTC EVO 3D was one of two smartphones, alongside the LG Optimus 3D, that featured two very unique and very niche features: a dual camera setup on the back of the phone, and an autostereoscopic display for viewing 3D images, similar to what's found on the Nintendo 3DS. Neither phone was met with very favorable reviews, and they quickly died out and vanished into obscurity. Recent rumors have hinted at a dual camera fashioning on the next Nexus device, and while it doesn't sound like it'll use the same stereoscopic technology (if it happens at all), it ...

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    Google's intentions for this year's lineup of Nexus devices are anything but clear at the moment, and the company has deviated from past habits so many times in recent years, that's its tough to even form some general expectations of how many models we might be talking about, or what shapes/sizes they might take. At least one rumor has suggested that LG could return as a manufacturer, building one of two possible Nexus handsets. Now some new rumors out of South Korea discuss what the company could be planning for this phone. The big takeaway from this report is that this LG Nexus phone may ...

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    The Nexus family may still be Google's home for stock Android experiences, but the lineup's been seriously changing in recent years. Sizes have changed, pricing's been all over the place, and the latest rumors have suggested that this year could be another one full of new ways of doing business, as we get not one, but two new Nexus phones. Yesterday we checked out a report claiming that not only could we be looking forward to a pair of Nexus phones, but that we might not see a new tablet at all. At the time, the source provided some new info on that phone hardware, including a pair of ...

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    A couple weeks back, we heard a promising rumor for Nexus fans who maybe didn't love the direction Google went with the phablet-sized Nexus 6, suggesting that this year Google might give us a pair of Nexus phones, and that one of them could be a 5.2-incher by LG – still bigger than both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, but a world removed from the Nexus 6's six-inch screen. Word was that we might get both this LG model and a 5.7-inch Huawei-manufactured phablet, itself the subject of earlier rumors. Now some information on both those handsets has leaked, along with the theory that these could be ...

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