Posts tagged with: Nexus 5
  • 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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  • by | January 24, 2014 11:54 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's confirmation that there are no plans to merge OS X with iOS in the near future. Motorola follows the news as the Moto X is going to be on Sale this Monday, January 27th, and the deal is very good. HTC is next as those of you expecting Android 4.4 KitKat on your US variants may see the update in the next coming days. The Google Nexus 5 follows as we get new leaks of the phone in red. We end today's show talking about Qualcomm and how it just acquired Palm's patents from HP. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple puts the ...

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  • by | January 24, 2014 4:45 AM

    Yesterday we've seen how Google and LG are planning on allegedly brining more color options to the Nexus 5 palette and, on that exact vein, today we are seeing a purported picture of the red variant of the phone. According to the report, a yellow version of the phone is expected to launch around the same time, in the same region. The time is late February, early March, and the region is Vietnam. The picture above seems to show off a red Nexus 5 caught in the wild. Whether this is a prototype of an upcoming official phone, or just a fake dummy, is yet unknown. Before you get your hopes too ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 11:53 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Sony Xperia Z1S on T-Mobile, along with all the details. Nokia is next as MWC is just around the corner, and the company has already sent out press invitations. We then talk about the Google Nexus 5 and some leaks of color options. We later cover the rumors of Swiftkey reaching iOS in a very interesting form. We end today's show talking about iOS 7.1, and how it will fix the home screen crashes on the iPhone 5s. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Xperia Z1S available on T-Mobile, as Z1 Compact gets ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 8:03 PM

    Every so often, we get to talking about how much storage is available on our phones out of the box – and not the 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB on the spec flyer, but how much is actually free for us to use, after system software, OEM add-ons, and all that pre-installed bloat is accounted for. The thing is, we only pay a lot of attention to it after we first notice it's a problem – like how Microsoft found itself in hot water when Surface RT owners noticed their “32GB” tablets only having 16GB free. What we don't usually see is a nice breakdown, comparing the situation on a whole lot of ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 7:01 AM

     "Our revels now are ended, Kirk." That's a quote from Star Trek VI, paraphrasing a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest. In the latter instance (minus the "Kirk" bit) it's a conceit of sorts, an admission that the play is a falsehood - and an observation that so, perhaps, is life. In the former example it's a wisecrack from a Klingon bent on shooting our favorite captain's ship out from under him. In both cases, it's a kind of farewell. And in today's example, it's also a goodbye - to the old times. That's a pretty dramatic way of saying that we're finally, officially past the post-CES ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 3:00 AM

    The current Nexus phone, made by LG, is available in the classic black and white colors, but, according to this recently posted video, it might be available in more flavors soon. Before you get too excited, there are no details attached, and the veracity of this leak can't be verified, so just make sure to keep your skeptical hat on, just in case. About the colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple seem to be the colors featured in this video, in addition to the already available two. On one hand, it would make sense for LG and Google to offer more color options to consumers, ...

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  • by | January 21, 2014 4:41 PM

    Samsung Galaxy Gear? Cool little smartwatch, and what it lacks in battery life, it tries to make up for with attractive features like that strap-mounted camera. But maybe the largest hurdle it's yet to overcome is that of compatibility; unless you've got a Samsung smartphone – and even then, only one of a few select models running the latest software – the watch is practically going to waste. That is, unless you're willing to get you hands a little dirty, roll up your sleeves, and manually configure your Nexus 5 to play nicely with the Galaxy Gear. Over the past couple weeks, this ...

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  • by | January 21, 2014 3:37 PM

    When it comes to Nexus devices – the smartphones and tablets themselves – it's hard to argue that Google is giving shoppers anything other than absolutely stellar deals (at least in certain countries – we know all too well how much some of you wish you could see the same pricing/availability as the US enjoys). But for as great a value as so much of this hardware is, the accessories have been different stories altogether. Take the Nexus 5's Google-calls-it-one-but-it's-not-really-a-bumper case: 35 bucks for a piece of plastic. A well-designed and form-fitting piece of plastic, ...

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  • by | January 20, 2014 7:25 AM

    I've been a T-Mobile customer for well over a decade. Since I picked up my T-Mobile G1 (way back in the day) I've been a happy user of both the carrier and Android as a platform. As time progressed I loved the ability to tether other devices to my smartphone and use some of my 5GB of data on a tablet or laptop. I was never a heavy user of tethered data, and only used it when WiFi wasn't an option. Then T-Mobile tried to tell everyone that "tethered data" was somehow different from "device data" and phones bearing the T-Mobile brand forced users to purchase a separate tethering plan. ...

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  • by | January 13, 2014 3:17 PM

    We've been cautiously optimistic about Canonical's chances for really seeing Ubuntu Touch take off this year, especially with the promise of relationships with OEMs bringing us the first commercial hardware intentionally designed for use with Ubuntu. But thus far, if you've wanted to experiment with the platform, that's meant flashing a Ubuntu ROM to one of several Nexus devices. Unfortunately, your options going forward are going to be a lot more limited, as Canonical announces that support for the majority of Nexus models is being dropped. Last year we were showing you one of those early ...

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  • by | December 30, 2013 7:44 PM

    When talking about our smartphones and tablets, there seem to be two things we always want more of: battery life, and speed. Ironically, the two may not be mutually exclusive, since completing tasks faster means the processor can return to a more energy-efficient speed quicker. How the speed boost is achieved will have a significant impact on how much battery life will be saved -- or squandered. Overclocking and overvolting are two popular ways to speed up any device, but they're also notorious for causing more power drain and increased heat -- both will zap your battery fast! There's ...

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  • by | December 25, 2013 9:00 PM

    Even though most of your holiday shopping is over, we know that there is a slight possibility that Santa didn't leave the gift that you really wanted this Christmas. Still, if you're like any of us, then we're sure you're most probably broke already from so much celebration. The great thing is that it's never too late to get the smartphone or tablet that you wanted, and there are some great devices out there that are worth every penny. Watch today's Top 5 as we talk about some of the best deals you'll find in this holiday season. We're not just talking about devices that are affordable, ...

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  • by | December 23, 2013 5:12 PM

    Six weeks ago, we came to you with a simple request: tell us what you think were the best smartphones and best tablets of 2013. In the time that's followed we've seen you vote... and vote, and vote, and vote. This past Friday, we finally closed the polls and got to the business of declaring some winners. With no further ado, let's start checking out what you chose, beginning with smartphones: With twenty-three choices, voters had a lot of options to consider. Everybody got some votes (though we have to tip a special last-place hat to the BlackBerry Q10, which managed to get an embarrassing ...

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  • by | December 21, 2013 11:00 PM

    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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