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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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    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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