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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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    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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    All the leaks did what they were supposed to. Numbers next to the letters GPU, RAM, GB and plenty of other acronyms and symbols have been put into place. So, when the Nexus phones came out of the gate during today's presser, we weren't exactly buzzing about what was up with the hardware there. We've been calling this 75-minute affair the "Google Nexus event" when it really should've been called "The Software Show, feat. Nexus and friends." Either way, Google was being Google and everyone, if not bursting from the seams, was more or less content. And then the show then made a U-turn. Or a ...

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    Today was "Nexus Day" - which is sort of like Christmas for Android nerds (like me). Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be released next week and a boatload of new products are available from the Google Store today - primary among them the new Nexus phones, the LG-made Nexus 5X and the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. Both are pretty much what all the rumors told us they were going to be, but hidden in Google's presentation was the death of Motorola's Moto X. Moto X Google didn't say a single word about the Moto X today, and why would it? Motorola was acquired from Google by Lenovo October 30th, 2014 - ...

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    The new Nexus phones are here, bringing us not just new hardware, but all the joys of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. We're also learning about changes coming to how Google sells its phones, with an increased emphasis on direct sales through the online Google Store. Just like in previous years, shoppers can go online to pick up an unlocked Nexus phone, ready to be used at the carrier of their choice, but this time around there's a new option to consider, as Google introduces its Nexus Protect extended support plan. We first heard rumors about this effort a couple weeks back, and today Google ...

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    We're down to the wire here with rumors and leaks about Google's new Nexus phones, and in the final day before the company's launch presentation (planned for noon Eastern tomorrow), a whole bunch of new details have been arriving to help flesh-out our understanding of the hardware. After rumors tackling the all-important question of device pricing, we're back to hardware specs for this next round, as a couple rumors attempt to clarify some features we won't end up finding on this year's Nexus phones. Google is not a fan of microSD on Android, and while the occasional rumor flirted with the ...

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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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    By this point, the upcoming Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have managed to reveal what sure feels like nearly all of their secrets, and recent leaks have brought us numerous looks at the hardware, along with providing us detailed technical info. But for as much as we've learned about the phones themselves, questions have still surrounded just how this pair will arrive. Today we pick up some new intel about how sales for this year's Nexus phones might get underway, including an answer to maybe the biggest unknown hanging over their release: pricing. Well, for pricing, at least, we're only hearing ...

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    To a certain extent, it feels natural for mobile enthusiasts to show a lot more interest in hardware upgrades prepped by Google rather than software makeovers. The two new Nexuses in the pipeline are palpable and, if you disregard the recent rumor flood, more secretive than Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which broke cover months ago and was gradually detailed in the meantime. Nonetheless, we don’t know everything about the M build of the world’s most popular operating system just yet, and a big question mark hovers around the names of older devices due for promotions beyond Lollipop. It’s ...

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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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    On a Thursday in New York, we'll be waiting on Microsoft to introduce some new Lumias and LG to introduce a one-sided cyclops. But this Tuesday on the left coast, we're chomping at the bit for some new hardware and one big reveal on software from Google. If you haven't brushed up on the details of what we've been talking about, don't worry! "S'more" details are coming at you right here with our rumor roundup. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Arguably the graham crackers of this sweet, sweet sandwich, we (and by "we," I do mean we) are looking forward to two new devices in the Nexus smartphone ...

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    It seems less and less likely by the day that Google indeed has a duo of decidedly high-end Nexus phones on deck for a September 29 announcement, as tipsters suggested in the not-too-distant past. Instead, the Huawei-made N6P, where P probably stands for Plus, should go after power users by itself, while the LG-designed N5X (X factor?) will target more cash-strapped Android purists. Now, some of you may have a bone to pick with the latter’s mid-range label, so let’s just call the Nexus 5X an undistinguished flagship. Better? Well, classifications are really irrelevant at this stage, ...

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    The last 24 hours have seen new Nexus phone leaks explode with plenty of great developments: we saw packaging, retail pictures, and picked up a bunch of new details about the Nexus 5X from a premature Amazon listing. Now the flood of Nexus leaks continues with the release of a new Nexus 6P image, revealing the color options that should be available at launch. While we don't know just how Google might brand all these shades, as you can clearly see above, we're looking at white, black, silver, and gold. As you may recall from the earlier Amazon Nexus 5X leak, that model should offer a bit ...

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    The chat stew about the potential specs and features of the so-called Nexus 5X from LG and the Huawei-made Nexus 6P has been hot and hazy. While that's all interesting, two of the consequences from the bifurcation of the Nexus smartphone entry this year have been sidestep maneuvers to avoid retreading previous model names (if not obvious, the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6). We've actually been playing the name game ("Nexus 5.5T... well, now it sounds like a car") on whether or not these letter-appended monikers would stick. They may very well be. We're getting a first look at what may be the ...

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    Users of flagship smartphones manufactured by companies like LG or Sony may not care very much what internal storage options the G4 or Xperia Z5 Premium provide, given they’re always at liberty to add a microSD card in the equation, but for Android purists, things are a lot more complicated. Since the second ever Google-coordinated stock software effort, the 2010 Samsung-designed Nexus S, fans of the platform have been forced to get creative about stashing their data. The cloud is currently your best choice for saving whatever doesn’t fit locally on your Nexus handheld, which might ...

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    Google has still yet to make anything official, but the consensus from the rumor mill seems clear: we're about to get two new Nexus phones this season, a first for the family. All evidence points to an LG-made smaller handset launching a larger Huawei phablet, and if we're to believe the latest chatter, Google could be ramping up for a launch announcement later this month. But when that happens, how will these phones arrive? At first a number of outlets were calling these guys the 2015 Nexus 5 and Nexus 6, but only because those seemed like logical labels – none of that was ever ...

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    To hear the latest rumors, we'll be getting the full skinny on Google's new Nexus phones in no time at all, with a launch event anticipated for two weeks from tomorrow. That still give us plenty of time to put together some last-minute rumors, at least, including the one we just heard about a possible Nexus Protect extended warranty service. We're looking forward to Google launching a pair of handsets this year, including a smaller LG phone tipped to arrive as the Nexus 5X (though that's hardly a name set in stone), as well as a more phablet-sized Huawei model which recent reports have ...

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    When rumors first suggested that LG could return to the Nexus table in 2015, we immediately started wondering about what kind of phone that would mean we could look forward to. Would LG give us a model that followed the design language of its recent G-series flagships, or would the phone instead be cut from the same cloth as 2013's Nexus 5? The phone we've ended up getting to know from leaks and renders over these past few weeks has certainly seemed more like the latter, and now a new side-by-side comparison attempts to show us just how much they have in common – and some important areas ...

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    Nothing's official just yet, but recent rumors sure have been persistent in their attempts to nail down Google's launch date for its next Nexus phones as falling sometime later this month. What's been even less clear, though, has been what a September launch might spell for availability of this new hardware; at least one source has pointed to a September 29 date for the start of sales, but later rumors suggesting the launch announcement itself could fall on September 29 leave us unsure – would sales start immediately, or could that mean that availability get pushed back? Now a new source ...

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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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    It doesn’t get much clearer and more authentic than this. Even though it’s technically unreleased, unannounced and unconfirmed yet, that’s almost definitely the Google/LG Nexus 5 (2015) pictured above. Verified by two separate and extremely dependable sources, the image is apparently not a render, and for the most part, lines up with previously leaked, lower-quality photos. Rumored to be ultimately marketed as Nexus 5X, the affordable counterpart of the top-shelf Huawei Nexus 6 (2015) looks clean and straightforward, with a circular fingerprint scanner located underneath a protruding ...

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    At this point, it doesn't take much convincing to argue that Google's going to bring us two Nexus phones this year, and multiple sources have circled around this idea of one smaller LG model, and one larger Huawei-made Nexus phablet. Based on the latest rumors going around, we may even see these two go official before the month's out, and Google could be planning an early (at least compared to recent years) launch event on September 29. But taking all that granted, there's still one big question hanging over the release of these phones: what will they be called? The press may have taken to ...

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    Last year, Google launched its Nexus 6 smartphone in mid-October; the year before, the Nexus 5 debuted on Halloween. But it sure sounds like Google is planning something a little different for this year's launch, and beyond introducing a pair of Nexus smartphones, we've also heard that the announcement of the phones themselves could come a bit ahead of schedule. At least, a rumor landing last week suggested that the LG's new Nexus phone could go up for sale as soon as September 29. Today we're hearing that same date again – and this time, explicitly about both LG and Huawei Nexus phones ...

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    Google sure looks like it might break from tradition this year and deliver a pair of Nexus phones, and rumors have pretty soundly settled on LG and Huawei as the companies likely to bring us these devices. We've already heard quite a bit about both phones, with multiple leaks getting into details like hardware specs. One of the bigger questions we've had concerns just how premium Google wants these phones to be, and they might be top-tier across the board, or make a few sacrifices to keep prices down (and maybe performance in check). Last week we checked out one theory about LG's ...

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    Fishy as can be, recent rumors concerning the two upcoming new Google Nexus smartphones at the very least give credence to the existence of an LG-made N5 (2015) and upgraded N6 designed by Huawei. Larger and, in all probability, more technically advanced, the Huawei Nexus has spent more time in the spotlight during the last few weeks. But its smaller brother will no doubt try to recover some of that lost ground, starting with a pretty thorough specification exposé today. As always, you’re advised to keep the proverbial salt shaker nearby, especially since the “leak’s” source is a ...

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