Samsung Infinity Flexes | #PNWeekly 331
Samsung lays the path toward its first foldable smartphone in 2019. Also, more notches where they shouldn’t be and the measure of Apple’s success.
Google crushes all hopes of future OS updates and security patches for ancient Nexus Player
It was easy to predict but that doesn’t make it any less sad. Discontinued way back in 2016, Google’s Nexus Player is officially reaching the end of the road in terms of software support as well.
5G crisis, 10GB RAM, Huawei P20 potentials | #PNWeekly 290
On this week’s show: the Trump administration plays with nationalizing private-sector infrastructure, the spec wars continue on in China and Huawei prepares for launch.
No class action settlement for LG bootloop litigation after all, extended warranty available instead
It appears not all US-based owners of LG G4, G5, V10, V20 and Nexus 5X phones plagued by the bootloop defect will be compensated for their sorrow after all.
Nexus 5X Fingerprint Scanner
Google begins offering Moto X4 with Android One as Project Fi Nexus 5X replacement
If you’re the unlucky owner of a faulty Project Fi Nexus 5X… with device protection, you’re suddenly in luck, as Google will give you a Moto X4 to replace your old phone.
The Pocketnow team plays Secret Smartphone Santa!
How well do the members of the Pocketnow team know one another? In this season of giving, what gifts would they send each other?
Nexus 5X camera
Project Fi device protection stops replacing Nexus 5X, many losing out
Google’s MVNO isn’t able to service or replace damaged Nexus 5X units anymore. For those on its Device Protection plan, it’s break or be done with it.
Pixel and Nexus devices do not get November 6 level patch for KRACK
Those devices have the November 5 level patch, which does not have the fix. Let’s hope Pixels and Nexuses get there sooner rather than later.
November patch out for Pixel 2 XL and others, but OLED and bugfixes are big
The month’s security update is out with patches to combat KRACK and system vulnerabilities. The Pixel 2 XL is the biggest beneficiary.
Factory resetting in Android 8.1 Developer Preview can brick device
If you have a problem and happen to have forgotten your unlock code for some reason, you better hope you don’t need a factory reset.
Is the Moto Z2 Force a true show of force? | #PNWeekly 263
This week on our show, we talk with Digital Trends’s Julian Chokkattu about what we saw at the #HelloMotoWorld event. Also, more screens for Meizu!
Nexus 5X and 6P losing out on Bluetooth aptX
The aptX and aptX HD codecs aren’t supported on the 2015 Nexus phones. They feature the same audio chip as the LG G4, though, which has aptX.
Google Project Fi
With no Nexus phones in its lineup, Project Fi is aching for a budget device
Its current and prospective customers are, too. And Google’s telling them to wait for later this year to see that budget phone come to life.
Walleye and Taimen will be 5-inch and 6-inch Pixel 2 devices
There’s some more corroboration around the rumors that LG will provide OLED displays for the larger so-called Pixel XL 2 model.
Android O Developer Preview 3 out with final APIs
Android app developers are being urged to work on their products and implement new APIs in time for Android O’s final launch in mere months.
Did Android 7.1.2 brick fingerprints for you? Maybe flash the update…
Users of the Pixel and applicable Nexus devices are reporting that the update has crippled the usability of their fingerprint sensors.
$60 to a shady Chinese shop upgrades the Nexus 5X RAM, SoC
Not only that, but there’s a Snapdragon 810 in the situation, too. It all stems from a bootloop situation in Hong Kong and an outdated warranty.
Android 7.1.2 beta 2: Pixel C gets new launcher, Nexus 6P gets fingerprint gestures
The Pixel C finally gets a launcher of its namesake while the Nexus 6P finally gains something its lesser sibling could do since a while back.
New fingerprint sensor move for Nexus 5X in Android 7.1.2 update
The Maintenance Review features a new gesture that is actually carried over from the Google Pixel. The Nexus 6P might get it soon.
Instead of calling it quits, Google could soon expand Android One initiative to the US
Though unsuccessful in various Asian, African and European emerging markets, Android One smartphones could still spread their wings to US shores this year.
Nexus 6P bootloop problems follow 5X’s, piles on charge state shutdowns
As Nexus 5X devices are getting returned for refunds (or, as we…
Android 7.1.1 Nougat launches
If you have a Google Pixel or an eligible Nexus device dating back from at least 2014, you’ll be getting this iterative update over the next weeks.
No Tech TURKEYS! What Pocketnow is thankful for! | #PNWeekly 228
We avoid all the talk about Black Friday deals to talk about what in the smartphone and tablet world we’re thankful on the Pocketnow Weekly.
Nexus 5X camera
Nexus 5X warrantied repairs end in total refund from LG
LG is notifying some Nexus 5X owners that it cannot make repairs to the phone because of parts shortages. That means full refunds on the way.
Nexus 6P charge state bug frustrates many
The issue also affects some Nexus 5X owners. Both devices are facing the problem post-Android Nougat and even after the 7.1.1 update.