Owners of faulty Nexus 6P phones could get up to $400

Google and Huawei have proposed a settlement in the Nexus 6P class action which would grant up to $400 to owners as reimbursement.

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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.

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P reach end of the road for software updates

After an extra two months added to the software update guarantee, Google has no further obligations to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners.

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.

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The FBI recruited Best Buy employees as an arm of the law, but did it breach citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights? That plus Android P and HTC phone feedback on our show!

Nexus 6P bootloop class action suit reboots this spring

The case stands against Huawei and Google: the companies weren’t responsive to warranty claims on hardware issues affecting the premium Nexus smartphone of 2015.

Dev brings app for Portrait Mode on Pixel, Nexus 6P, 5X

One developer was able to extract a key tool that allows for the Pixel 2 phones to get portrait-style pictures without needing a second rear camera.

There is one Android 8.1 image for all Nexus and Pixel devices

The update is on the loose, but if waiting up to two weeks to get the latest file, you can download and flash the one ROM to rule these devices.

December Android security bulletin will be the first to truly patch KRACK

More details about further fixes and special features for the Pixel and Nexus devices will be disclosed later. The first batch is out now.

Android 8.1 Oreo gets second and final developer preview

The maintenance review update is coming next month, but the beta goes on for another month. This time around, optimizations for low-spec devices.

KRACK patch for Pixel and Nexus devices due in December

On the whole, it’s safe for Android devices to interact with Wi-Fi — even with the KRACK bug in effect — but it’d be nice to get that patch expedited.

Small but growing number of Pixel 2 XL users complain of random screen flashing

If your Pixel 2 XL screen flashes a bright white before you lock, unlock or power on the device, you’re not alone and you may want to seek a replacement.

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.

Duo integrated as a video call feature in Google call and messaging apps

Google’s Phone, Contacts and Android Messages apps will link video calls to the Duo app on Pixel, Nexus and Android One phones.

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P security update guarantees extend through to November 2018

The new November 2018 guarantee gives the two 2015-era devices an extra two months of security patch support from Google. No reason why we can tell.

New dbrand Grip case is very grippy

The company showed off how grippy its new case is with a racecar. It’s also drop-resistant and up for orders from October 1.

Some Nexus 6P RMAs now conclude with Pixel XL replacement

Not all returns will get users a new Pixel XL — it’s been reported that the UK and Australia are getting back 6P units. But it’s some solace.

Android Oreo for Nexus 6P coming late, perhaps on September 11

Bell already has an update out for the Nexus 6P, but Rogers users will have to wait. This delay could be tied to compatibility issues with some US carriers.

Android Oreo images finally out for Nexus and Pixel devices

New build names and the last major update, potentially, for phones named Nexus. Android 8.0 is out on the Google devices.

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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!

Could Nexus 6P bootloop problem lie with BIG cores?

The Cortex-A57 cores in the Snapdragon 810 have been identified by some industrious developers as the reason for bootloops on the Nexus 6P.

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.

Android security patches for July are up for Nexus, Pixel devices

Right after HMD Global updated its Nokia 6 devices in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The big fixes in this set of patches include a major media framework hole.