Posts tagged with: Nexus 5
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    How would you like to be able to easily expand the internal storage space of your Nexus device? Don’t answer that, because it’s really a no-brainer rhetorical question similar perhaps to asking if you’d enjoy spending a day with Harrison Ford in Han Solo character. Unlike one of Hollywood’s most reclusive grumps though, modifying at least a Google Nexus 5 phone to accommodate microSD cards is decidedly within reach… if you’ve got the spare time, right tools and set of skills. All you need to do, according to a Reddit member nicknamed Sockpockets, is carefully remove the ...

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    Last week, a heads-up arrived that Android emoji fans were in for a big treat, with support for a bunch of new symbols about to hit Nexus devices. Google told us it was nearly ready to land, but kept us in the dark as to a precise date. It turns out that today's the day, as Google flips the switch on Android 6.0.1, making the release available to all Nexus devices currently on Marshmallow. That's right: Android 6.0.1 factory images are available for download now for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, and Nexus 7 2013 – hell, even the Nexus Player. So far, all we know ...

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    Why wait another week or so and rub elbows with millions of angry bargain hunters capable of anything it takes to save a buck when retailers like Amazon and Expansys are ready to cut you some of the greatest deals to date on sizzling hot mobile gadgets. Granted, the latter electronics merchant is nowhere near as famous as Amazon, but in our many interactions with Expansys over the years, we’ve never been let down. You can rest assured therefore you’ll be getting a legit, fully functional unlocked 32GB original LG Nexus 5 at just $200 if you hurry. There’s no telling how long the ...

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    In 1968, novelist Philip K. Dick asked Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? In his book (which was the inspiration for Blade Runner), after war had devastated Earth, a bounty hunter was tasked with "retiring" six escaped Nexus-6 model androids - the latest and most advanced model ever. That got us wondering: what's the best Nexus smartphone of all time? For years, Google had denied any intention to make a "Google Phone", reiterating its support of the Android OS and the Open Handset Alliance -  a consortium of companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. The ...

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    What, just because it’s way older than the first-generation Nexus 6, you thought the LG Nexus 5 no longer deserved love from generous and trusted eBay sellers? Well, you thought wrong, as mobilepros1 charges an all-time low price of $174.99 for the Snapdragon 800-powered 5-incher in limited quantities. How limited? We’ve no idea, but as I write this, the 97.9 percent positive certified electronics e-merchant closes in on the 500 unit mark, and since Google officially discontinued the stock Android phone months ago, available inventory in the thousands seems a long shot. Bottom line, ...

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    When talking about phones that carry the Nexus name, we typically consider them to be iterative updates of one another - each building on the success of the one that came before. Google decided to change things up a bit last year by releasing the Nexus 6: a phablet - not a phone. Thankfully, this year Google returned the Nexus to its roots by releasing the Nexus 5X. How does it stack up against the original Nexus 5 from two years back? Let's dive right in! Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5 To begin with, both the original Nexus 5 and the Nexus 5X are remarkably similar in terms of overall dimensions. ...

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    Some men just want to watch the world burn. Others enjoy seeing the always resourceful DIY specialists from iFixit dismantling popular phones so they don’t have to. Or, on the contrary, so they do if the occasion arises, a component breaks, and the user insists on replacing it himself from the comfort of his home. As far as the Google and LG-co-developed Nexus 5X is concerned, you’re strongly advised to consult with a professional if the LCD or display glass suffer damage, given the fused assembly doesn’t make the repair of either a very easy task. Overall however, the relatively ...

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    While many of us have our eyes set on the more powerful and premium Nexus 6P from Huawei, we can't ignore an interesting fact about its smaller sibling. This would be the first time that a particular OEM builds three Nexus products in a row. Other than that, we've only seen as many as two products from HTC, Samsung and ASUS. If you're wondering why this is, Google sheds some light today. Dave Burke, Google's Android Engineering VP was in a recent video press conference and three a few flowers at LG. According to Burke, "LG is the best partner for engineering the Nexus smartphone." No ...

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    We brought it up in our Android 6.0 primer video: expect bugs. Especially expect them in more front and center areas at first blush before the updates eventually come to patch them. It's not a rule exclusive to Android, just ask iOS. Twice. But T-Mobile troubles have appeared (no, not those T-Mobile troubles) and it involves LTE reception on Nexus 5 handsets. One Reddit user noted 3G reception in areas normally flush with LTE. Another user, from AT&T subcarrier Cricket also had a similar experience which got troubleshot with a toggle on-and-off of airplane mode. Another T-Mobile ...

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    Earlier today, Android Marshmallow technically dropped on all of us. To be more specific, the public version of 6.0 got pushed and was intended for developers to work with some live software. Google promised that over-the-air updates to devices-at-large would start tumbling out in due fashion. We've been wishing hard, praising the techies at Google and yet, we're all disappointed the same in some aspects. One of these aspects was the dark theme that we so desperately wanted in those pitch black room conditions. Also not easy on the eyes was the multi-pane app multitasking, or the lack ...

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    Owners of some Nexus devices (Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 2013, and Nexus Player) can already get a taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow thanks to Google, who made the factory images available on its servers. But what if you own a smartphone (or a tablet, for that matter), and your carrier of choice is T-Mobile? Magenta confirmed the Marshmallow update to be in the works for 17 of the devices on its line-up. The page also reiterates something we know so well (and learned to hate) concerning the long time required for a carrier phone to get an update: "Software updates are a long ...

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    Last week's big Google announcements marked the formal arrival of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as the company revealed the first two handsets to debut running the platform: the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. More than that, though, the event also brought word of the coming availability of Marshmallow releases for existing Nexus devices. We had already heard that Google could get that ball rolling today, on October 5, and its announcement confirmed that distribution was set to get underway this week. Right on schedule, the factory images are in – not just for one or two models, but seemingly for ...

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    Google's Nexus event has just finished, and the company made sure it didn't disappoint. Not only did we find ourselves with a new batch of powerful Nexus devices to choose from, whether you're on a budget or not, but we also saw Google announce a major update to its Google Chromecast, in addition to its software services. For those of us already rocking a Nexus, software updates are definitely what we care about most right now, and we also received information that. Google has just announced that it'll be pushing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the existing Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, ...

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    Tomorrow's shaping up to be a big one for Google, and beyond bringing us the first official look at the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, we're expecting to see a lot more of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new Nexus phones will understandable ship with Marshmallow, but what about existing Nexus models? We've already heard that Google could be relatively generous with its support this time around, bringing Marshmallow to even older models like the Nexus 7, and now a new rumor fills us in on just when those updates could land – while also confirming a few devices that won't make it past Lollipop. ...

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    Based on the Verizon Nexus 6 debacle, and similar past pains for Nexus 7 adopters looking to activate their LTE-capable tablets on the nation’s largest wireless network, you have to figure Big Red and Google aren’t on the greatest terms. But for their mutual advantage, the two tech giants might be seeking to finally end whatever beef crippled the US cellular connectivity of recent stock Android-running devices. Yes, at least one of the imminent two new Nexuses appears ready to embrace Verizon users off the bat, in addition to AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile fans. Oddly enough, the ...

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    To a certain extent, it feels natural for mobile enthusiasts to show a lot more interest in hardware upgrades prepped by Google rather than software makeovers. The two new Nexuses in the pipeline are palpable and, if you disregard the recent rumor flood, more secretive than Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which broke cover months ago and was gradually detailed in the meantime. Nonetheless, we don’t know everything about the M build of the world’s most popular operating system just yet, and a big question mark hovers around the names of older devices due for promotions beyond Lollipop. It’s ...

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    Even though we’re still betting for a possible announcement of Google’s new Nexus smartphones on September 29, there’s always a minor level of certainty. The Nexus 6 was announced on October 15 last year, so it does make sense for it to happen somewhere around these days. Obviously another big question on the table is when do existing Nexus devices get the new version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and the answer is not far off. Canadian carrier Telus has just released its software update release schedule and even though we’re not sure if intentionally, the list does include the ...

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    It seems less and less likely by the day that Google indeed has a duo of decidedly high-end Nexus phones on deck for a September 29 announcement, as tipsters suggested in the not-too-distant past. Instead, the Huawei-made N6P, where P probably stands for Plus, should go after power users by itself, while the LG-designed N5X (X factor?) will target more cash-strapped Android purists. Now, some of you may have a bone to pick with the latter’s mid-range label, so let’s just call the Nexus 5X an undistinguished flagship. Better? Well, classifications are really irrelevant at this stage, ...

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    Google may have serious trouble getting anyone the least bit caught up with the news interested in its “big” September 29 Nexus introductory event, as everything from market names to designs, storage options, paint jobs, general specifications, and release dates has come to light of late via various rock-solid inside sources. We even know a wholly redesigned Chromecast will probably join the LG N5X and Huawei N6P on the San Francisco stage, and a second-gen Nexus Player might be on the menu also. But in case you’re not yet convinced the smaller of the two new vanilla Android phones ...

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    For the umpteenth time in just the past few weeks, the LG-produced Nexus 5 (2015), aka Nexus 5X, shows what it’s made of. Literally, as a duo of new live pics seems to confirm an all-plastic construction for the long overdue sequel of the 2013 original N5, with relatively thick screen bezels, front-facing stereo speakers, and a clean, silky smooth backplate featuring both Nexus and LG emblems. So, exactly what’s different about these images compared to older renders, internal slides, and side-by-side OG photos? Only one thing that we can notice off the bat – color. The rear coat of ...

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    Pretty much guaranteed to once and for all break cover on September 29, and subsequently begin pre-orders around mid-October, the second-generation Nexus 5, aka Nexus 5X, has made headlines countless times lately with visual exposes. A couple of them very clearly showed the 5.2-incher’s rear and side, the latter of which was pitted against the original to emphasize an overall drop in thickness, but an added camera bulge. Now, we get a blurry alleged glimpse at both the phone’s front and back, via a fishy source that claims this is an internal company slide. Oddly enough, the unpolished ...

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    Whether it really was the real deal or not, Monday's leaked (purported) LG Nexus 5 render gave us probably the best look at the upcoming smartphone, granted, just for the back of it. One day later we not only saw two (black and white) color options, but we were treated with a look at the smartphone's side, but, as we get close to that rumored October 13 launch date, accessory manufacturers (especially case makers) are gearing up. One such LG Nexus 5 case maker, Ringke, is showing off its clear case in the render above. Luckily, Ringke is also (allegedly) showing off the front of the ...

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    Just over a month ago, Google announced a big change to how it distributed updates for its Nexus series of devices. In light of some recent high-profile security vulnerabilities affecting huge swaths of the Android landscape, Google decided that it really had to step up its game when it came to patching holes, and going forward, the company would be issuing new security updates to its Nexus models on a monthly basis. We saw the distribution of a wave of these updates at the time of the news, and now nearly right on cue one month later, it looks like the second batch is on its way as ...

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    When rumors first suggested that LG could return to the Nexus table in 2015, we immediately started wondering about what kind of phone that would mean we could look forward to. Would LG give us a model that followed the design language of its recent G-series flagships, or would the phone instead be cut from the same cloth as 2013's Nexus 5? The phone we've ended up getting to know from leaks and renders over these past few weeks has certainly seemed more like the latter, and now a new side-by-side comparison attempts to show us just how much they have in common – and some important areas ...

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    It doesn’t get much clearer and more authentic than this. Even though it’s technically unreleased, unannounced and unconfirmed yet, that’s almost definitely the Google/LG Nexus 5 (2015) pictured above. Verified by two separate and extremely dependable sources, the image is apparently not a render, and for the most part, lines up with previously leaked, lower-quality photos. Rumored to be ultimately marketed as Nexus 5X, the affordable counterpart of the top-shelf Huawei Nexus 6 (2015) looks clean and straightforward, with a circular fingerprint scanner located underneath a protruding ...

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