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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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    The questionable purported leaks concerning future members of the Nexus family keep on coming, with the latest story centered on the stock Android-running tablet that tipsters said wasn’t in the pipeline for this year. A screenshot of a supposed Geekbench 3 test clearly lists the Nexus 8 name under both “Model” and “Model ID.” Almost too clearly, which makes the rumor that much harder to rely on. Besides, the public benchmark database contains absolutely no mention of an unannounced Google Nexus 8. Assuming the image is legit, the N8 would pack a mysterious octa-core processor ...

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    The rumor mill has been clamoring with stories regarding a couple of new entries in the Nexus franchise this fall, and most tipsters seem convinced LG and Huawei will join forces with Google before long. The former manufacturer may return to finally upgrade the two-year-old Nexus 5, and we’ve just got the scoop on another big improvement. Besides adding a fingerprint scanner to the mix, no doubt upping the processing power and RAM ante, and likely revising the rear-facing camera, the second-gen Nexus 5 should also noticeably augment selfie performance. The mediocre 1.3 MP front sensor of ...

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    As if we weren't captivated enough by all the leaks and rumors surrounding Google's plans for its next Nexus-series devices, today's announcement of Android Marshmallow only has us thinking all the more about the company's upcoming launches. Last week we saw an admittedly unofficial render emerge of LG's rumored Nexus handset, and now that a leaked image of actual hardware appears to largely confirm the phone as depicted, it's time to see what else the same source can come up with. Today we switch tracks over to the larger Huawei Nexus phone, as it gets the same video render treatment. ...

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    Last week might have been dominated by Samsung when it came to launches, but when we're talking about rumors of upcoming models, the hottest action may have been over with the new Google Nexus phones, instead. After checking out some leaked hardware details we had the opportunity to look at a render of one of the handsets, supposedly based on details of the LG Nexus as provided to case-makers. Considering its unofficial nature, could that video be trusted? We're feeling a lot more confident about it this week, upon the release over the weekend of a hands-on image of the LG Nexus that sure ...

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    When we first started talking about the possibility of the rumored new LG Nexus phone getting a 3D camera, we were talking about specific camera hardware – sources described a combination of traditional visual light and infrared sensors. But then later rumors started getting away from us a little, and instead of focusing on the camera hardware itself, we were instead looking at case designs – ones with big dual cutouts that sure seemed to fit with the idea of a twin-sensor 3D camera system. But could there be another explanation? Recent leaks have claimed that both LG and Huawei Nexus ...

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    Last week, one of the most interesting leaks related to Google's plans for upcoming Nexus phones passed across our desk, purporting to offer a brief hands-on look at the Huawei-made Nexus phablet we've heard rumored so often. The handset featured a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and appeared to have the name Poseidon embossed on its back – and while that wasn't quite one of the code names we were expecting for these Nexus phones, its marine theme was at least in the right ballpark. Earlier today some fresh details about both the Huawei and LG Nexus phones arrived, coming from Steve ...

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    Google sure sounds like it might break from tradition this year and bring us not one, but two Nexus phones. And as is only fitting for a pair of Nexus handsets, Google may just turn to a pair of manufacturers to build the phones, with rumors zeroing-in on LG and Huawei. There have been no shortage of leaks attempting to describe these anticipated models, framing the LG phone as the smaller 5.2-inch model and the Huawei as a 5.7-inch phablet, but so far such finds have largely focused on silicon: SoC choice, RAM configuration, and the like. Today some fresh leaks attempt to shed new light ...

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    Update (8 Aug, 2:00pm Eastern): "Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait." - Charles Dickens The latter ain't the case this week. Enjoy. Sometimes the news comes not in a solid column from a single direction, but as a scattershot shower-spray from every corner of the space. Today's podcast reflects just such a week in mobile technology, with tech news as far-flung and varied as the menu items on an appetizer mixer from Applebee's. All that (plus a larger-than-normal helping of your listener mail) is waiting for your ears on episode 160 of your favorite tech podcast: the Pocketnow ...

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    Among the many announcements that we heard Google make back at I/O earlier this year, we learned of the coming launch of Android Pay, Google's next-gen mobile payment system and spiritual successor to Google Wallet. And while we've known to expect Android Pay to go live following the arrival of Android M later this year, Google hasn't been sharing a ton of details about just how we'll see the service debut. Perhaps it shouldn't be too surprising, but a new report claims that Android Pay will arrive with the help of LG, as the service is supported by an LG-made Nexus phone. Wouldn't a Nexus ...

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    If the rumors are accurate, we're looking forward to a pair of Nexus phones this year: a smaller LG 5.2-incher, and a Huawei 5.7-inch phablet. While the LG Nexus may be getting the most attention, if only due to the absence of a more petite Nexus option in 2014, the Huawei Nexus could end up being just as impressive, while also exposing the manufacturer to new audiences. Today we get what may be our first look at the phone, as a short video gives us a brief glimpse at an a previously unknown Huawei handset. As the rumors have suggested for the Huawei Nexus, there's indeed a fingerprint ...

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    At this point we're still not sure if Google will push more Nexus devices to the market, but the amount of rumors sure say it will. We've followed the tracks of both an LG Nexus smartphone and a Huawei Nexus phablet for weeks now. We have seen information on their specs before, but today we learn more information. When it comes to the LG Nexus, we're talking about a 5.2-inch 1080p P-OLED display powered by a new Snapdragon 620 processor, which is the successor to the Snapdragon 615, but with more powerful Cortex A72 cores. We also see 4GB of DDR3 RAM, options for up to 64GB of storage, USB ...

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    Android M is racing up the update chain and will be arriving before 2015 ends. Our slew of coverage about the software can be found here. But with the features being leaked and trickled every so often from Google, we're looking forward to the devices that will be updated or introduced with Android M. If you want to keep up with us, you can bookmark this post and check back every Monday evening Eastern Time. We'll keep it going up until the official launch of Android 5.2. Here are the confirmation status terms as we are using them: Native — The OEM will introduce the device with Android ...

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