Posts tagged with: Nexus 5
  • by | February 9, 2014 4:48 AM

    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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  • by | February 7, 2014 4:20 PM

    The Galaxy Gear is a really interesting and fun wearable, but it only works with a select few devices. Only a couple of Samsung phones and phablets are currently supported, but what if you've got another phone? In general, you're out of luck, but thanks to some tinkering by some pretty talented folks, if you've got a Nexus 5 and a bit of patience, you might just able to use your Galaxy Gear with the Nexus 5. This work-around (dare we call it a "hack"?) has been around for a few weeks, but we couldn't get it working. We weren't alone. Now, however, two of the files needed have been ...

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  • by | February 7, 2014 3:35 PM

    Sometimes it's not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier - sometimes it's just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That's the case with today's podcast guest, friend of the show and longtime Verizon Wireless customer Chris Larson, who's leaving Big Red for the much smaller T-Mobile USA due to Verizon's stance on net neutrality. On this episode of the Weekly, we'll talk to Chris and find out just what he's prepared to sacrifice, and why. Before that, though, there's an avalanche of news ...

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  • by | February 6, 2014 5:18 PM

    The Nexus 5 we're giving away isn't just any old smartphone. First of all, it's the larger 32GB model, so those of you with an aversion to cloud storage and an affinity for byte-hungry media can rest easy. More importantly, it comes bearing a cosmetic upgrade: a vinyl skin from the fine folks at dbrand that replicates a white carbon fiber/brushed titanium finish. And if that's not your speed, there are four more skins bundled with the award package, waiting to be claimed by our grand-prize winner. But how well do these skins work, anyway? What's the process of applying them like, and how ...

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  • by | February 5, 2014 7:50 PM

    I can't even begin to count the number of times I've been called a fanboy or how many times I've been told I was unwittingly paid by [insert manufacturer name here]. Seriously, if anyone knows the account number for the checking account holding the insurmountable back pay I never received for publicly plugging and recommending products (whilst also cutting others down to size), feel free to share. After all, I'm the fanboy who deserves it, right? Joking aside, I've never known a fanboy who willingly and openly carried the operating systems he allegedly hates. I carry an iPhone 5, Moto X, ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 11:50 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about iOS 7.1 Beta 5, and what this means to the Jailbreak community. We then go through the news of the red Nexus 5 being launched, along with the current Nexus 5 line-up. Samsung follows the news as the company has announced its Unpacked event for MWC in Barcelona, even though return rates for the GS4 have skyrocketed. Then we talk about the iPhone 6 and more news about its new camera technology. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's new CEO, the new roll of Bill Gates, and other Microsoft news as well. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 3:05 PM

    Last Thursday, the rumors and leaks of a new red version of the Nexus 5 started making the shift from this nebulous sort of “it's out there somewhere” status and started looking to specific launch plans. A leak from Sprint suggested that the carrier was gearing-up to introduce the new Nexus 5 today, February 4. Not to disappoint us, Google has just followed-through by making the red Nexus 5 official, joining the existing black and white variants on Google Play. Like the other Nexus 5 models, the red edition is available in both 16GB and 32GB storage capacities, selling for the same ...

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  • by | February 3, 2014 6:23 PM

    A question for you, fellow mobile geeks: do you ever wander over to google.com/nexus5 to behold the splendor of the 2013 Android flagship, soaking in the wonders of its "pure Google" software build and Snapdragon 800 chipset before seeing the $399 price tag and, after nervously eyeing your comically oversized pile of credit card bills, slinking away in disappointed defeat? Don't answer that yet. Here's another question. Have you ever found yourself tempted by the customizability of the Moto X, but been unwilling to make the sacrifice in specs, screen size, and camera performance to choose ...

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  • by | February 3, 2014 3:02 PM

    Nexus has been a big name in the news again recently, but not for the reasons you might think. Sure, there's the small matter of all those red Nexus 5 rumors alongside whispers of a device some are calling the Nexus 8. And then there's the impending Nexus-themed giveaway we're about to drop on the world - the one so secret we're not even linking to it yet (this little sneak preview is your reward for clicking on this story; you're welcome). Rather, the principal reason the Nexus name has made a return to the front page is a tweet from noted leaker Eldar Murtazin, who dropped this ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 3:41 PM

    The relentless momentum behind these red Nexus 5 rumors thunders ahead this week, already bringing us a whole bunch of pics – both of the phone's packaging and the handset itself – as well as an idea of when sales of the smartphone could eventually begin. As we wait for next week to see if those rumors of a February 4 launch are correct, this afternoon brings us one more sign of the phone's existence, with the first press render of the red Nexus 5 leaking. After those great shots on Monday, this doesn't really add anything new, but for any of you who might have been doubting just what ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 2:43 PM

    Last week's uncertain series of leaks revealing a red Nexus 5 took a welcome turn on Monday, with a number of new images showing up and subsequently alleviating much of our doubt surrounding this model. But even if the red Nexus 5 was indeed real, just how might we see it arrive? Would it get limited availability, maybe as some sort of Valentine's promotion? We're still a few answers away from having a complete story, but today we get a valuable new piece of the puzzle, thanks to a leak out of Sprint. As you can see in the screenshot below, an internal Sprint communication is informing ...

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  • by | January 29, 2014 7:00 AM

    So here’s the thing. I’ve got $400 burning a hole in my pocket and I need a new phone. I still can’t believe I just wrote that sentence. I’ve never had $400 burning a hole in my pocket. But that’s what getting laid off after eight years of dedication will do. Yay severance! Anyway, so I’ve got $400 to spend on a new phone, and I’ve narrowed my options to a Moto X and a Nexus 5. Yes, I know, I’m a Windows Phone guy, so I haven’t completely ruled out the Lumia 1020 I found on Swappa for $390. But let’s just pretend I have. So now I need to ask myself - and you. Moto X or ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 11:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new OneDrive, and what this means for SkyDrive customers. We later talk about the additional leaks of a red Google Nexus 5. HTC is next as rumors point to the M8 lacking hardware buttons. We then talk about the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and the rumors of a new type of display being included. We end today's show talking about Apple's iPhone 6, sapphire glass, solar panel charging, and how all three will mix together. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft announces OneDrive, its SkyDrive replacement - This red Nexus 5 ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 8:00 PM

    I'm writing this literally minutes after pulling the trigger on a new Moto X purchase. It will be at my doorstep in five days, and it's exactly the phone I've wanted ever since Motorola unveiled the line back in July. So why didn't I get it earlier? The Moto X has been on sale for months - so long, in fact, that we've already published our durability report and an After The Buzz re-review of the plucky little smartphone from Google. Sure, today's hour-long sale provided a little nudge, but my impulse control isn't honed enough to resist buying a drool-worthy phone for five hours, let ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 12:03 PM

    It all started last Thursday, when a Google Play leak purported to introduce a rainbow of new color options for the Nexus 5. That was followed-up on Friday by a pic claiming to show a red Nexus 5 in the flesh. Problem was, both of these finds seemed kinda fake in their own ways; the first video showed signs of doctoring, and the “red Nexus 5” image sure looked a lot like a Nexus 5 in its red bumper case (with a dash of Photoshop magic mixed in). So while we were all ready to dismiss the whole thing as a rumor run away with itself, today we're seriously considering the existence of the ...

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