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    Whether you're excited, anxious, or apathetic with regard to the fifth-generation Nexus smartphone from Google, you've got to admit it's a big deal. Ever since the class flagship dropped back in January of 2010, Google has used the Nexus program as a showcase of what's possible using the power of stock Android - and more recently, just how affordable that power can be. With an optically-stabilized camera, cutting-edge Snapdragon 800 processor, and many of the other features that made the LG G2 such a significant smartphone, the Nexus 5 stands a good chance of being the most impactful ...

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    A long time ago in a smartphone not terribly far away lived a slot that you could fill with a storage card. Most phones even came with a card, albeit a small one. Onto this card you could install games, store music and files, and have the freedom and flexibility of removing it and popping it in another computer. The uses were endless... then, one day, Google decided you didn't need it any more, so they took it away, leaving us all to wonder: why does Google hate your SD card? Technical Limitations Back in the early days of Android there were some technical limitations to how Android ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia Bandit, which is rumored to be the codename for their next phablet. We later continue talking about Windows Phone as an HTC One rocking the operating system keeps being rumored, even though Beats Audio may not be part of the package. We later get some leaked photos of the probable LG Nexus 5, and it's full of good news. We later go through some additional details of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and they're not good. We end today's show with a batch of Apple rumors that include iPhone 5S colors, iPad iOS 7 update delays, fingerprint ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android 4.3, some hidden features discovered, and we also walk you through how to get it early on your Nexus device. The Samsung Galaxy Note III is next as it seems that Samsung is still not sure of what screen size they'll provide on it. The Sony Honami is next as it now gets compared to the Xperia Z and they do seem very much a like. Steve Ballmer takes the stage next as he states his disappointment over the Surface RT and the lack of sales of Windows 8. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 7 hitting retail stores a couple of ...

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    Shortly following CES 2012, after the $250 ASUS MeMO 7-inch tablet was announced, word of Google and ASUS teaming up to create an even cheaper tablet spread. And rumors and leaks told us practically everything we needed know about the so-called "Nexus tablet" before Google I/O 2012. During the press event, to no surprise, Google made the new, 7-inch budget tablet official. And the tech world rejoiced at all the possibilities an affordable – yet still very capable – tablet would make. Since the Nexus 7 announcement, we've seen the scope of the tablet market change significantly. Android ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some additional leaked photos of the Nokia EOS smartphone. Then we go through Sony's press invites for a mobile event to happen in Germany and what we can expect. Google is next as they've just made the bold move of offering the stock Android keyboard to everyone. Apple's strategy for smartphone repairs is next as the company keeps working on bringing more services to their Apple Stores. We end today's show talking about the iPad 5 and the possibility of a launch for WWDC 2013. All this and more after the break. Stories: - More Nokia EOS leaks ...

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    Sometimes you get listener mail that asks how the band got together in the first place. Sometimes that happens the day after you drop some nostalgic sentimentalism all over the internet. Sometimes, simultaneously, there are some sweet, juicy rumors and leaks about a top-of-the-line camera phone with what looks like a moon crater on it. Sometimes you gotta put all that into a podcast with the original cadre of Pocketnow 'casters, and see what comes out. All that, plus the longest outtake reel in the history of Pocketnow, more Nokia EOS rumors than you can shake a stick at, the first-ever ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC T6 phablet and some rumored specs that are already floating around. We later go through Google Play Music All Access and how it should land for iOS customers very soon. Moto X is next, and believe it or not, this phone will exist later this summer. We then talk about the future of the Nexus program according to a recent interview with Sundar Pichai. We end today's show talking about the Google Edition HTC One, which has gone official today and should be ready for shipping at the end of June. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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    Google I/O is a developer's conference; Yes, we know that. Still, Google has used its press event to showcase some of their hottest Nexus products for the last couple of years. The logical thing to do is to expect more hardware releases to happen this year, but let's not forget there's a new boss in-charge of Android this year. As we all know Sundar Pichai is Andy Rubin's replacement in leading Android, and according to some recent interviews he's had with Wired, Google I/O will be a different ball game this year. Instead of focusing on getting us new hardware to play with, the developer's ...

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    If recent rumors hold true, Google and LG could be working together on the next Nexus smartphone, possibly dubbed the Nexus 5. Before we dig into that rumor and what it could mean, let's look at some history. Google first partnered with HTC to build their "Nexus" line of smartphones. I put "Nexus" in quotation marks because I consider the T-Mobile G1 (aka the HTC Dream) to be a "Nexus" phone. It was the first commercially available Android-powered smartphone and it ran the "pure" Android experience. That sounds like a Nexus to me. Up next was another HTC phone, this time the Nexus One. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the possibility of an untethered Jailbreak to all of Apple's new iOS line-up. Then we talk about Samsung's CES 2013 event, and the new rumors discarding a smartphone to be announced at the event. Later HTC becomes news as we go through their new One SV smartphone for the UK. Our coverage is up next as we talk about Joe's video of CM 10.1 running on the Nexus 10, aside from all of our After The Buzz coverage. We end today's show with Larry Page's talk about Motorola and some possible Nexus plan. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iOS ...

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    Ever since the Nexus One, Google has had a device to show off what Android is -- in its purist form. Specifications on these devices haven't been earth-shattering, but they've certainly packed enough power to let the Android OS shine. Generally speaking, these Nexi also featured a new component or two that eventually become commonplace in other devices (NFC, barometer, etc.). Recently Google has also used their "Nexus" line to demonstrate how higher-end phones and tablets can be offered inexpensively (at least if you're in the U.S.A.) through their own Play Store. Up until recently there's ...

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    One of the cool things about the mobile technology sector is its massive scale, and the sheer volume of tech news that flows daily as a result. A lot of that is hard news, but some, inevitably, is the less-firm stuff: leaks, renders, rumors, and so on. As a whole, the tech media does a fairly good job of separating the wheat from the chaff, but sometimes fakes are so good -or so alluring- that they slip by. Such was the case with the rumored Sony Nexus X smartphone "leaked" a few weeks back, a rainbow-unicorn of a device which, like so many of its ilk, ultimately proved too good to be ...

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    We've talked a lot about Google's Nexus strategy this week. Hurricane Sandy forced the company to cancel its planned unveiling event, but didn't stop it from officially taking the wraps off its new Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and revamped Nexus 7 devices in a considerably less-bombastic manner. The new smartphone and tablet array bear many similarities in appearance, functionality, and even pricing -- but perhaps the most significant common thread bonding the new siblings is in branding. The Nexus name is a young one, but it already boasts a storied history. When Google launched the brand's ...

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    Starting with the Nexus One, Google has partnered with an OEM to develop each generation of the flagship Android-device. Generally, this device has featured the "Nexus" moniker. These phones and tablets haven't necessarily represented the latest and greatest hardware, but they usually have pushed the envelope regarding "interesting" hardware and typically introduce a new version of the Android operating system. NFC has become a Nexus "standard", so have barometers to help save some battery life and get GPS fixes faster (in addition to just telling us the barometric pressure). Nexii have ...

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