Posts tagged with: Nexus 6
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    The original Nexus 6 is not that old, and it’s certainly not obsolete as far as both its software and hardware are concerned, but in order to make room for the new, Huawei-manufactured Nexus 6P, Google decided to halt direct sales more than a month ago. Of course, that doesn’t mean the stock Marshmallow-running phablet is dead and buried already, with a number of third-party retailers still selling it either unlocked or strictly for single carrier use. The question is how much longer will Amazon or Best Buy be able to keep it up when Big G and Motorola have obviously stopped producing ...

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    Have you been hoping to grab an old-model Nexus device to get that pure Android swag without dealing with this model year's bag? Maybe you could find a better price for the Nexus 6 on the Google Store. We doubt it, though. At least in the US, as it was selling for $499 when sites like Amazon were undercutting the Google Store. Now, those sites have only themselves to undercut as sales of the Nexus 6 from the Google Store have ended. Bye bye, Nexus 6. Hello, Pixel C. Check out Pocketnow's Holiday Shopping Guide within the next 24 hours of this post as we'll be updating it with the latest ...

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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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    Today is clearly a great day for shopping all things Google. Actually, it’s a good day for discounted shopping period, but Android purists in particular seem to be treated to some phenomenal Black Friday deals by the search giant itself, as well as Amazon and trusted eBay seller qualitycellz. Sad to see Nexus 6P’s price immovable, at $499 and $579 with 32 and 64GB internal storage space respectively? Let’s face it, it was highly unlikely the stock Marshmallow phablet would drop so soon after its commercial debut, given its apparent popularity and/or mass-production difficulties. The ...

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    Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store. Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you're the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you're getting and how it fits the person you're getting it for. Like a sommelier does with wine, we're given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when you're talking about your dorky cousin ...

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    Official factory images allowing owners of legacy Nexus devices to move to Android 6.0 early were uploaded to Google’s servers way back in the opening stages of October, followed by over-the-air updates for everyone who wasn’t in a big hurry to leave Lollipop behind. Well, not exactly everyone, as T-Mobile inexplicably delayed the Android Marshmallow rollout for the first-gen Motorola-made Nexus 6 purchased from the “Uncarrier.” At long last, it appears the MRA58X goodie package has been given the green-light and should start making its way OTA “soon.” Mind you, this is ...

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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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    Smartphone users can be an image-conscious bunch, and maybe the only thing worse than having no phone at all is having last year's phone. But maybe you're not even about to care what the other kids on the block think, fully content to enjoy the phone of your choice – even if it's getting a little old. With the debut of the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, we've already seen retailers doing what they can to move old Nexus 6 stock. And for a phone that tried so hard to move Nexus pricing up into traditional flagship territory, things have seriously taken a nose dive in recent weeks, hitting $350 ...

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    Until recently, Google has only released one Nexus-labeled smartphone per cycle. Last year the popular Nexus 5 was followed-up by the Nexus 6 - Google's first phablet. Some were eager to adopt the new form factor, others weren't too enthusiastic. Although it has has its ups and downs, the Motorola-made Nexus 6 has fared pretty well over its first year of life. This time Google went all-in, releasing not only a successor to last year's Nexus 6 phablet, but also a 5-inch smartphone. We've already talked about the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, and more coverage will follow as soon as we have ...

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    Recently I've taken a lot of flack for some of the articles I've written. I went on the record about what I felt Google got wrong with this year's Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. I critically evaluated the humble (yet game-changing) beginnings of the Nexus project, and opined that Google has lost its way in recent years. I outlined my case for why I thought Google may have just made the Moto X "obsolete" with the announcement of the Nexus 5X. Ultimately, I announced that, of the two new Nexus phones from Google, I was going with the smaller one. I was wrong From the very beginning I knew that I ...

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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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    Some power users and hardcore Android purists may have trouble even wrapping their heads around the notion of purchasing the original Nexus 6 as the sequel rolls out. But if you’re a little strapped for cash, you should warmly embrace round two of the Motorola phablet’s eBay discounts. Already available on e-commerce portals like Amazon for $350 after a whopping $300 off list, the Snapdragon 805 powerhouse cut a further 50 bucks a week or so back. Unfortunately, the eBay promo didn’t last as long as trusted seller qualitycellz initially intended, since people flocked to score the ...

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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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    Yes, the Huawei-manufactured, Google-sanctioned Nexus 6P gradually let its key selling points slip during the past few weeks, including a sophisticated design, snazzy quartet of paint jobs, all-accommodating storage options, Snapdragon 810 SoC, 5.7-inch Quad HD display, and 3GB RAM. But now all the inside information has come together in one monumental exposé, mere hours ahead of the grand San Francisco press event where the LG Nexus 5X is also expected to once and for all confirm the recent rumor bonanza. Anything that this cluster of slides for “reviewers and presenters” doesn’t ...

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    The week's drawing to a close, and after a restful weekend, we're looking forward to a week that promises to be jam-packed full of new smartphone hardware: LG's got its V10 event coming up on Thursday, and a couple days before then we've got Google's big Tuesday announcement, where we're looking forward to the launch of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. We're understandably excited about all those new devices, but before the new Nexus hardware arrives, how about one last shot at last year's Nexus 6? We've brought you news of plenty of Nexus 6 sales these past few days, but there's no sale that's ...

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    The arrival of a new smartphone can be a little bittersweet, especially when it means saying goodbye to a popular older model. The new Nexus handsets are just about to launch, and that means that we're likely to see sales soon draw to a close on last year's Nexus 6. Already, we've noticed retailers taking steps to move existing Nexus 6 stock while consumer interest remains, and that's resulted in some fantastic price cuts – a few weeks back, Amazon slashed prices on the smartphone, letting its 32GB and 64GB editions go for just $350 and $400, respectively. We've got an even better one to ...

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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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    Google's Project Fi is an awesome experiment. In case you're not sure what it is, Project Fi has the potential to combine all the cellular carriers and WiFi signals under one umbrella - and let your phone pick which one is best, wherever you are. That's a really big deal. Where I work, T-Mobile reigns supreme. Sure, that might be due to the fact that we have a tower on the roof only a few hundred feet away from me, but even still. Everywhere I go around town, I've got great coverage from T-Mobile. That's not the case everywhere though. Where my new house is being built, T-Mobile is most ...

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    The second-generation Google Nexus 6, supposedly dubbed Nexus 6P and manufactured by project rookie Huawei, looks more and more enticing by the day, as one by one, its mysteries are unraveled. The upcoming high-end phablet’s only inconvenience is shaping up to be an uneconomical price point, well deserved given the sheer size and advanced specifications offered starting next month. Android purists convinced they won’t be able to afford the 2015 N6, or having doubts it merits north of $600 outright, can “settle” for the rapidly aging but far from outdated original model. Designed by ...

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    By all accounts, we're about to see a changing of the guard for Google's Nexus lineup, and to hear the latest rumors, we could be just over a week away from the debut of two new Nexus smartphones. Whether or not the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P deliver on all the rumors we've heard over the course of the past few months remains to be seen, but at least we should have our answers soon. For the moment, though, the Motorola Nexus 6 is still wearing the Nexus-phone crown, and the handset has managed to hold up admirably well even in the face of some steep competition this past year. While ...

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    They're both oversized Android smartphones with Motorola logos, but don't let the superficial similarity fool you. The newest Moto X is an entirely different beast than the aging Google flagship, and while we recently deemed the Nexus 6 still worth a buy when considered in a vacuum, Motorola's newest contender might signify a sea change. The Moto X Pure Edition brings a brighter display, a better camera, higher-end hardware and more customizability than any other Android phone out there – and it sports a svelter casing and a lower price tag than the Nexus 6 to boot. Can the Nexus ...

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