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    When one shoe drops, the other shoe has to at some point. When one of two Nexus devices — both supposedly made by HTC — got its specifications splayed out in the open, you knew that the other had to be outed sooner or later. Well, Android Police has an idea of what a 5.5-inch phablet will bring, thanks to its source. So, what's going on with this spearfish? An unnamed quad-core Qualcomm processor with 4GB of RAM and either 32 or 128GB of storage. Fronting the phone is a quad HD AMOLED panel and an 8-megapixel camera. Below the 12-megapixel rear camera is a fingerprint sensor. ...

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    What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 207 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version after we've finished sprucing it up. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to ...

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    The interwebs lit up yesterday with the rumors of a non-Nexus Google built phone due to an article from The Telegraph. Now let’s start this off by saying this entire rumor should be taken about as serious as fables of rainbow crapping unicorns. There are so many reasons why, aside from Project Ara, we will probably never see an in-house Google built phone but let’s set those aside for a bit. Instead, let’s take a look at what kind of possibilities and advantages a 100% Google bred phone would afford. So put on your tinfoil hats and let’s take a quick jaunt into the land of ...

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    Okay, you know how we posted that deal for the 32GB Nexus 5X with a promo code a few days ago? And all the others, too? You don't need a promo code for this one. New such devices are on sale from a highly-rated eBay seller for $239.99. The deepest discount yet for the LG-made phone racks up to about $159 off the Google Store's price or, for those who find appeal in proportions, 40 percent off. And yes, free shipping is included from Miami and goes to pretty much anywhere. Whether you bite the bullet now or wait until this year's Nexus devices or, perhaps Google's own debutante into the ...

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    When Sundar Pichai said to Walt Mossberg that Google was looking for "more thought" in the design of smartphones, the chief executive officer explicitly referred to the Nexus line of smartphones. If The Telegraph's reporting can be trusted, it seems that at the very least Google is going in a different direction. The paper is citing from a "senior source" that the Alphabet subsidiary is manufacturing its own smartphone that will be out before the end of the year. It is negotiating on device carriage agreements with networks. The device will apparently be released separate from the Nexus ...

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    What if instead of going straight to the forums whenever something cracks up in your phone you went to the manufacturer's customer support line? Well, it's a half-hour on hold, 10 minutes of telling someone at a call center all your information and then complaining about the problem and then they'll ask you to go to this settings menu and press buttons and ... Yeah. Not cool. Well, a source to Android Police is saying that with a Google Support app, new Nexus smartphone owners can share their screens and point out where the problem spots are. It's likely that we'd be dealing with ...

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    Biting your nails for the Nexus launch this quarter? We're creeping up on it ever so slowly and yet, leaks have been all about who's making it, who else's making it and how many they're going to make. HTC is said to be in charge of two projects — "Marlin" and "Sailfish" — and it seems that Android Police is 80 percent confident that what it's hearing about the Sailfish device (not to be confused with Jolla's Sailfish OS) is accurate. So what's the payload here? A yet-to-be-known quad-core 64-bit processor clocked at 2GHz paired with 4GB of RAM to power on a five-inch, full HD ...

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    The "Nexus" brand, and products from this Google line-up, have come a long way, become consumer devices from initial developer gadgets. Past and current iterations have become more and more popular, being made by LG and Huawei, but rumor has it that we'll be seeing one or two HTC Nexus devices this year. Codenames have been discovered in Chromium code (Marlin and Sailfish), and word on the street is that the Taiwanese company's collaboration with Google will not be limited to only 2016 HTC Nexus devices. A three-year deal has been allegedly inked, but we're still waiting for some sort of ...

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    The last markdowns are in place for the Nexus Player at many retail stores. ASUS isn't making a device anymore that used to be sold at the Google Store. Now what? Apparently, it's due for a software update. Liliputing first reported its findings of another application at the FCC for a device looking like another Nexus Player. But don't get your hopes up. The thing is that this application retains the same FCC ID code as the original product that was approved on October 19, 2014. Why would ASUS submit a new FCC application for an old product? Well, the FCC currently requires that if a ...

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    Rumor has it that HTC will be making some Nexus phones for Google in the near future. Huawei has it that the company is also make a Nexus phone for this year. The company launched its P9 series of phones in South Africa today. Like the US, China has had strong investment interests in the entire continent for a while now — but consumer tech companies like Huawei have been slow to bring fresh business over. GearBurn talked with the head of Huawei's South African unit, Charlene Munilall, about why it was the case that the country didn't see much headway for the Nexus 6P. She said, as have ...

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    You'll soon be able to buy a OnePlus 3 without an invite! Is this the flagship killer you've been waiting for? We finally have confirmation on USA pricing for the Xperia X. Will Sony start supporting North America more consistently? Qualcomm delivers an official statement regarding the TrustZone exploit, but will consumers be able to protect their information if manufacturers have to send updates? These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 203 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June ...

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    Google knows what it wants when it comes to Android hardware. It always could make those machines on its own, but it doesn't as a favor to the manufacturers that it would be cannibalizing. Instead, those OEMs help Google execute its reference designs. But something changed when Mountain View decided to make the Pixel C. The company put in direct orders to the factories. It made its own hardware. And it may be looking to make more. At Re/code's Code Conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Walt Mossberg that the company's Nexus platform is getting "more effort" poured in. "You'll see us ...

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    If YouTube didn't show how deep Google's cloud bank has grown to be, bring on last year's I/O. The event brought on the free storage of lightly-processed images under 16 megapixels in resolution. Original quality photo uploads still count against users' Drive storage, but there's a hint coming through from the code compilation of the Google Photos app, version 1.21. // // // // Specifically, it's this string in the Android app that's getting all the attention: <string name="photos_onboarding_nexus_back_up_your_photos">With Nexus, back up all you want!</string> <string ...

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    Google didn’t really go into as much detail about Android N as we’d have liked during its big I/O 2016 keynote, leaving the dessert name decision (partially) up to us, only hinting at the version number, and vaguely bringing up performance, productivity and security improvements developers can sample and help shape up in the latest OS preview. But one of the arguably coolest new features is unavailable for beta tests just yet, as it concerns the often lengthy and burdensome update process. In short, the goal is to make applying patches, especially small maintenance ones, easier and ...

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    If you're just a friendly neighborhood Nexus owner with a slight curiosity about what Android N might offer you, the Android Beta Program was made for you — you could just download the latest OTA package made available at Google's discretion and enjoy. But if you're a developer that needs to hop between different preview versions and you hate flashing the full image on and reconfiguring your settings and re-uploading your apps and re-dreading your life ... well, there's a way out of that, too. Google has made its over-the-air update packages available for flashing on its Developer site. ...

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    The Nexus nebula, as thick as it is, could use some more muddying. Huawei had done a bang-up job with the Nexus 6P according to critics across the board. There was a little doubt to its future-proofedness, though: it had a Snapdragon 810 and 3GB of RAM. These specs were old news by the end of September last year. Why not really step things up? Well, we don't know why not. And we don't know why a "google Nexus 6P" has popped up again in Geekbench with some weirdo changes. 4GB of RAM? A Snapdragon 820? Android N? The codename "Marlin"? What's happening here? We thought HTC was supposed ...

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    Google's been selling Nexus hardware for years, offering shoppers a chance to take home a “pure” Android experience with some of the best software support in the business. Starting as a phone-only affair, the lineup's since matured with tablet options, as well as multiple handsets selling alongside each other. But in recent years, Google's love affair with Nexus tablets seemed to be waning, and the last such model we got was 2014's Nexus 9. Now the era of that HTC-made tablet is starting to come to a close, as Google puts an end to its Nexus 9 sales. As of today, Google's no longer ...

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    We got 2016 started with some rumors that weren't talking about new flagship phones a couple months away, or summer's hot new models, but instead some high-profile handsets probably landing until closer to fall: Google's next Nexus phones. Coming off a year of two such models, from two different manufacturers, the rumor suggested that Google would come back with another pair of handsets, but this time from one OEM: HTC. In the months since we haven't heard any better theories about Google's 2016 Nexus lineup, and this HTC idea has only picked up steam. Today a new rumor adds its own ...

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    There's an interesting thread on the /r/Android subreddit that has people talking about what a new HTC Nexus phone might actually look like. If you like the HTC 10 now and wouldn't mind seeing it again, this mock-up — based entirely on that phone — should suit your bill perfectly. Edits to the front panel include a near-zero bezel between the edge and a humongous screen while an extra speaker replaces the capacitive keys and fingerprint sensor mounted at bottom. The sensor is reformed into a circle and replaced below the camera sensor at back, just like how the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P ...

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    In a marketplace where custom-printed cases (or skins) for pretty much any mainstream smartphone are quite accessible, Google has only just seemed to catch on that it would be a great idea to make this happen as well. Maybe certain circumstances prevented the revenues behemoth from doing this, but hey, at least now you can make your very own Live Case. Yep, those unique little things that Skrillex had a part of for a second with a weather balloon or something. These custom Live Cases for the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are now available for $35 and in two main forms: "Places" and ...

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    Nexus owners, get ready to patch things up once again as another monthly OTA is heading out right now. The image is also available from Google. The April 02, 2016 update covers issues related to remote code execution through Android's handling of media files including exposure through the Stagefright directory. It also targets a major privilege elevation exploit right within the kernel that several apps in the marketplace can take advantage of. Through it, they can wrench full control over your device. As always, it will take time for non-Nexus devices to get an edited package out from ...

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    A well-done April Fool's gag is somewhat of an art form. You can go over-the-top and present something patently ridiculous in a formal, believable way. Or maybe you come up with a legitimately great idea that's just silly enough to work for April Fool's – and if you're lucky enough, it might even become a reality (Tauntaun sleeping bag, anyone?). Every April 1, we look forward to seeing what tech companies can think up to keep us entertained, and each year there's bound to be a few gems. Google's delivered some great ones in the past, but this year it looks like an early prank might have ...

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    The past couple of weeks have brought many software changes to Nexus devices, starting with the now traditional monthly security patches, then a long overdue bundle of stability and performance improvements designed specifically for the 5X and 6P. Unfortunately, something apparently messed up the two’s fingerprint scanners as well, and a system vulnerability rated as critical prompted Google to pull an unprecedented move. Repairing the flaw couldn’t wait until next month, so “supplemental Nexus updates are being created and will be released within a few days.” Just to be clear, ...

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    For a couple months now, rumors of Google's 2016 Nexus phone lineup have been almost singular in their vision: rather than Huawei coming back for another round, or Google turning to frequent collaborator LG, multiple reports have suggested that the Nexus family could return to its roots with Google recruiting HTC to build a pair of handsets. While we haven't seen much in the way of evidence to support that theory, it's still managed to build up a bit of momentum, with recent reports turning their attention to possible features like a pressure-sensitive touch screen. Now the latest rumor ...

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    For about the past month now, HTC rumors have largely focused on the company's efforts to deliver its next flagship, the presumptive One M10. But back in January we were as much thinking about the One M10 as we were a couple other rumored HTC phones, as the suggestion arrived that the company could be involved with creating this year's new Nexus models. Subsequent reports of Google itself becoming much more involved in the hardware side of the Nexus equation left us a little unsure exactly what HTC's role would be, but the rumors persisted – especially as LG said it wouldn't be returning ...

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