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    In 1968, novelist Philip K. Dick asked Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? In his book (which was the inspiration for Blade Runner), after war had devastated Earth, a bounty hunter was tasked with "retiring" six escaped Nexus-6 model androids - the latest and most advanced model ever. That got us wondering: what's the best Nexus smartphone of all time? For years, Google had denied any intention to make a "Google Phone", reiterating its support of the Android OS and the Open Handset Alliance -  a consortium of companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. The ...

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    What, just because it’s way older than the first-generation Nexus 6, you thought the LG Nexus 5 no longer deserved love from generous and trusted eBay sellers? Well, you thought wrong, as mobilepros1 charges an all-time low price of $174.99 for the Snapdragon 800-powered 5-incher in limited quantities. How limited? We’ve no idea, but as I write this, the 97.9 percent positive certified electronics e-merchant closes in on the 500 unit mark, and since Google officially discontinued the stock Android phone months ago, available inventory in the thousands seems a long shot. Bottom line, ...

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    In case it wasn’t already crystal clear Google let LG and Huawei do their own thing with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P designs, likely welcoming as many distinguishing elements as possible, the two’s teardown reviews couldn’t be more different. While the lower-end polycarbonate-housed 5.2-incher is relatively easy to disassemble, put back together and therefore have its internal components replaced in need, the anodized aluminum unibody-rocking 5.7-incher is best left to professionals. As HTC Ones taught us, this type of super-premium metallic construction doesn’t usually leave room ...

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    Deemed a return to the Nexus program’s roots (in a very good way), and praised for an extremely well-balanced set of specs in our recent review, Huawei’s rookie stock Android effort started going out to early (and lucky) American adopters last week. Unfortunately, Google can’t keep up with strong Nexus 6P demand nationwide just yet, and so, a few particularly popular configurations originally slated for October 27 – 28 shipments are now only due in early to mid-November. We’re not in a position to confirm which memory sizes and colors will be delayed, but multiple online reports ...

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    Update: Thanks for being patient and enjoy! HTC's got a new (and familiar-looking) hero phone, but just how much of a flagship is it? YouTube starts passing around a hat to help pay the rent. BlackBerry's first Android smartphone is yours to order - if you've got the cash. And Verizon and Motorola are so excited about their upcoming launch event that they just can't seem to keep any more secrets. All that plus the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple iPhone 7 rumors this week on the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. Watch the video broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on October 23 (click here for your ...

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    The first ever 128GB Nexus phone hasn’t been easy to score from Google in, well, its 128 gig variation, but Huawei now lends a helping hand to digital hoarders enamored with vanilla Android. The heavily advertised Nexus 6P can be pre-ordered via its manufacturer’s US e-store in a top-shelf configuration priced at $649 outright. That’s the same exact fee charged by Google, the only difference being Huawei doesn’t do anything to sweeten the deal, so if you want a complimentary $50 Play Store coupon, there’s still just one way to get it. On the other hand, the promotion is squarely ...

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    The world is full of malice, scheming, bugs and hacks. The surface topic that the public has gotten to know this summer was the Stagefright vulnerability on Android, now in a second form that has sadly gotten less attention. The remedies for these sore points come in the form of patches and software updates that, like a bothersome child or a large public works project left to rot, get shirked off, ignored or shunned altogether. Carriers and OEMs would rather put the arm grease into something new rather than just maintenance. The end user — heck, some of us at Pocketnow — would rather ...

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    Update: To clarify, black and white Nexus 5Xs will ship by October 22. The Ice-colored versions are listed as shipping by October 26. We can’t say we were very surprised to see Google unwilling to share exact release dates for the LG-made Nexus 5X and Huawei N6P when the two phones broke cover, but at least as far as the former is concerned, things are starting to unfold. Previously said to roll out in late October, and attached a vague “shipping in the coming weeks” tag on Big G’s e-outlet, the N5X now welcomes prospective buyers with the message “leaves warehouse by October ...

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    Google bought Android (the operating system and the company behind it) a decade ago (back in 2005). Two years later Google unveiled not only Android, the operating system that powers most of today's smartphones, but also the Open Handset Alliance – a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies with the goal of advancing open standards for mobile devices. In 2008 Google partnered with T-Mobile and HTC to release the first Android-powered phone - what some of us call "the first Nexus". Later on, Google put together a team to come up with a phone that would serve as a ...

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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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