Posts tagged with: Nexus 6
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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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    A couple of days ago a Geekbench benchmark result was uncovered, believed to reveal information about the upcoming Huawei Nexus smartphone. While the information didn't reveal too much, it did shed some light on the processor and RAM, namely the Snapdragon 810, and 3GB of memory. Other important bits, like the phone's screen size and resolution were not part of the report, but, a new benchmark result sheds more light on the matter. This time the result comes from GFXBench, and it represents results for a certain "Angler" codenamed device, believed to be the Huawei Nexus. While the 3GB of ...

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    Google Fi is an interesting thing. For the uninitiated, Google Fi (formerly known as Project Fi) is a new wireless carrier straight from the search giant itself, pairing Sprint and T-Mobile coverage together with fairly competitive rates, and one great philosophy: don't pay for what you don't use. In essence, you choose a data plan at the start of your service (every 1 GB = $10), and come time for the bill, you're credited back what you don't use — right down to the dollar. Best of all (at least, for me), here's the real kicker: data use overseas comes at no extra cost ... which really ...

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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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    You’d think the display size of a device long referred to as the Nexus 6 (2015), second-generation Nexus 6, or simply “new” Nexus 6 would be last on a tipster’s list of to-leak specifications leading up to the Huawei phone’s announcement. Yet back in the day, people assumed this was set to match the gargantuan footprint of the original N6, at around 6 inches, then the consensus on the hush-hush became 0.3 inches would be shaved off for a 5.7-inch screen, and now, it looks like an additional 0.2 inches might be dropped. That brings the 5.5-inch Nexus 6 2015, which may well go ...

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    The way the latest rumors make things out to be, by this time next month Google's latest Nexus phones will be official. It's looking likely that we'll get our announcement right at the end of September, with Google revealing a pair of new Nexus phones for the first time. Of course, “in with the new” so often means “out with the old,” and for last year's Nexus 6, that spells discounts that are managing to do the once-unthinkable: bring the Nexus 6's price down to Nexus 5 levels. After all, with its $650 launch price, the Nexus 6 cost nearly twice as much as the $350 Nexus 5, and the ...

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    Now that IFA is in full-swing and much of the Pocketnow staff is in Berlin busy finding out what the latest and greatest new devices are going to be for the upcoming year, some of us aren't that optimistic that the new products will be "great". Sure, many of the devices on the show floor might "look" cool and enticing today, but that might just be the bright lights and the fancy booth decorations speaking. Some of those devices will turn out to be disappointing. That got us thinking: what's the most disappointing smartphone you've owned? Adam Lein Adam Lein was the first to chime in. Of ...

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    Verizon's always been one of the more insular carriers in the US, and between its CDMA roots, its penchant for exclusive devices, and being just so damn large that it doesn't have to go out of its way to lure new customers, it's been one network that just didn't particularly play well with others. Slowly, though, the tide's been turning, both as the network embraces LTE connectivity and starts revising its service offerings to more closely mirror its competition. Verizon's latest move to give users more freedom seeks to correct some of those shortcomings, as we get word that the carrier is ...

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    If Google indeed plans to keep its next two Nexus smartphones on the sidelines until October, there may not be much left to announce by then. Already, we (think we) know a great deal about the stock Android Marshmallow-powered LG and Huawei phones, with the former manhandled and rendered last week, and the latter following suit now. This isn’t the first time we’re getting convincing hints as to the external appearance of the alleged Nexus 6 sequel, but the photos floating around the interwebs today show something we haven’t seen before: an actual N6 2015 prototype, in all ...

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    Rather than leaving us guessing right up until the last minute, earlier this week we saw Google take the mystery out of its Android M name, confirming the release as Android 6.0 Marshmallow. At the same time, it made with the release of a new SDK, as well as the third (and final) preview ROMs for Nexus-series hardware. Of course, sometimes even “final” releases end up needing a tweak or two, and now Google's got some updated factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. While the software that Google made available back on Monday took the form of build MPA44G, the ...

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    Enter The Double Nexus Giveaway II at the Pocketnow Deals Store for your chance to win a smartphone and tablet prize package with a combined retail value of $978. One lucky entrant of The Double Nexus Giveaway II will be awarded with a new Google Nexus 9 tablet as well as the popular Nexus 6 smartphone. It’s the ultimate productivity and communications prize package, equipped with the latest version of the Android mobile operating system that can run all the best apps. For your opportunity to win, go to The Double Nexus Giveaway II contest page at the Pocketnow Deals Store. Then, log in ...

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    Even though there were a ton of rumors surrounding a fingerprint scanner coming the current Google Nexus 6, the reality was a different story. We even heard former Motorola CEO call Apple out over acquiring the company necessary to bring this technology to the Nexus 6, but then again we still see competitors bring out good fingerprint scanners without excuses today. That said, Dennis Woodside wasn't really kidding about their plans, as today we find proof. Today we land some neat photos of a prototype Google Nexus 6, and believe it or not, that beloved dimple at the back was actually ...

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    To be able to get the most out of your smartphone or tablet, you really need to be able to trust it: trust it with details about your personal life, your finances, and plenty of other specifics that you'd rather not fall into the wrong hands. The companies behind these devices are growing more cognizant to that fact, and we just heard from Samsung about how it intends to make security a big priority going forward, and plans to deliver monthly security updates to its Android phones. Just after posting that news we got word of a similar initiative from another major Android player, as Google ...

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    You'd think that Google's smartphone would be updated to Google's latest software first on Google's own carrier brand, right? Well, you'd be wrong if that's what you thought – the Project Fi Nexus 6 model has indeed not received the update to Android 5.1.1, with other models of the Nexus 6 across other carriers joining in the party earlier than this one. But the time has come for the Project Fi Nexus 6 to get a little love of its own – it has just been announced that this model will be receiving the Android 5.1.1 update over the next few days. As a quick recap, Android 5.1.1 doesn't ...

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    Google spent a great of time telling us what was so great about Android M at Google I/O. Surely Lollipop has gotten better with recent updates, but Android M intends to take things further, and we've covered most of what you'll receive in a recent hands-on video. At the moment this new version of the OS is still a beta for developers, and today it gets an extra polish. Google has just announced its first update to the developer preview of Android M. The changes are mostly internal though, as the company claims the update includes the latest platform code and near-final APIs, something that ...

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    If you've been hanging around Pocketnow for the past few weeks, you know of our recently rekindled interest in Google's Nexus 6. We brought our AT&T demo device off the back burner last month, kicking off the summer with an After The Buzz re-review of Motorola's oversized phablet, followed by a feature piece on Google's Nexus 6-only Project Fi service. Despite its monstrous dimensions and (arguably) high price tag, the Nexus 6 has a devoted following among Android fans – and with Android 5.1 having smoothed some of Lollipop's launch wrinkles, most of us here at the P-Machine ...

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    Editor's note: In the gulf between iPhone releases and in the run-up to the next Windows Phone resurrection, the ratio of Android to non-Android phones in our review inventory continues to rise. As a result, this piece is written from a predominantly Android-centric perspective. Everybody wants awesome smartphone battery life. Whether you’re addicted to the latest power-draining augmented reality game or just trying to get through a day of texting and talking, the panic moment is a familiar one: mid-afternoon, no charger in sight, and a pop-up dialog warning you that you’re 15% away ...

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    Maybe it's because I'm still giddy from the change-high I got from my switch to T-Mobile earlier this year; maybe it's because I recently confessed to liking the Nexus 6 more than I did a few months ago; or maybe it's because I'm trying to save money after a lengthy spending spree ... but for the past 48 hours I've been practically obsessed with the notion of trying out Google's new wireless service, Project Fi. We reported on Project Fi, Google's North American virtual wireless carrier, back in April, and the service has been slowly growing ever since. For now, Project Fi is open ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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