Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Download for Nexus 6, Nexus 9

Go get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on your Google Nexus device right now

By on December 11, 2014 at 5:40 PM.

Go get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on your Google Nexus device right now

A new Lollipop version is available to Nexus device owners, as Google is rolling out Android 5.0.1, an update that’s compatible with various devices, including the Nexus 6Nexus 9, Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (all versions) and the Nexus 10. Additionally, the Motorola Moto G Google Play edition is also being upgraded to Android 5.0.1 right away. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Nexus 6

This is what it’s like for an iPhone user to switch to the Nexus 6

By on December 11, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

This is what it’s like for an iPhone user to switch to the Nexus 6

One of the most interesting things to watch over the past few years has been to see Apple and Google try to make their platforms more alike by adopting one another’s strengths. So while Apple has been working on making its platform a little bit more open to things such as third-party keyboards, Google has been pouring resources into Android’s overall design to make it more visually appealing. Android 5.0 Lollipop and its Material Design UI are the results of all this work and so far both have been earning wide praise from early adopters. More →

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Nexus 6 Fingerprint Sensor Feature

This canceled Nexus 6 feature sheds light on what’s next for Android

By on December 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

This canceled Nexus 6 feature sheds light on what’s next for Android

Google’s latest Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 6 phablet, is the company’s best handset to date, but the device could have been even better. Ars Technica reports that at least one prototype of the Nexus 6 also had a fingerprint sensor that could have offered users additional security features. However, for some reason, Google decided to scrap this particular feature, even though it clearly explored the possibility, as various bits of Android 5.0 code suggest. More →

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U.S. Cellular Nexus 6 Price

The Nexus 6 is now even cheaper… but there’s a huge catch

By on December 9, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

The Nexus 6 is now even cheaper… but there’s a huge catch

Even though the Nexus 6 is more expensive than any of its predecessors, Google is betting on a different strategy to sell more Nexus smartphones this year, and that’s partnering up with various mobile operators around the world, including many U.S. carriers that can sell the handset for a subsidized price. Joining AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile is U.S. Cellular, which is currently taking orders for both the 32GB and 64GB versions of the handset, with both of them being priced cheaper than elsewhere. More →

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Nexus 6-like Motorola Droid Phablet

Motorola is reportedly building an even more impressive version of the Nexus 6

By on December 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Motorola is reportedly building an even more impressive version of the Nexus 6

Motorola just launched two high-end Android handsets, including the Droid Turbo and the Nexus 6 — the latter in partnership with Google — but the company isn’t done releasing hot Android devices. Droid Forums has learned that Motorola is developing an even better Nexus 6 version, and it will be sold as a Droid-branded device. More →

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Nexus 6 Free Replacement Program

Google may replace your Nexus 6 after you accidentally shatter it

By on December 3, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Google may replace your Nexus 6 after you accidentally shatter it

The Nexus 6 might be a tough device to find for some people, but those buyers who managed to purchase one already may have one more reason to be happy about. It looks like Google may replace their device after its first unfortunate meeting with a hard surface that breaks it, at least that’s what one user said on Reddit. More →

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AT&T Nexus 6 Problems

AT&T went out of its way to make the Nexus 6 worse – here’s how to fix it

By on November 24, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

AT&T went out of its way to make the Nexus 6 worse – here’s how to fix it

If you bought a Nexus 6 from AT&T, you may have noticed a few unwelcome additions to the device such as assorted bloatware programs and default ringtones that you don’t want. MashMobility.TV has created a terrific video that tells you how to fix all of the unwanted changes that AT&T made to the Nexus 6, including how to reset default ringtones, how to reenable tethering, how to remove AT&T bloatware and how to get past AT&T’s SIM card lock on the device. More →

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Google Nexus 6 Camera Review

This might be the worst thing about the Nexus 6

By on November 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

This might be the worst thing about the Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is a very good phone in many ways but, as we made clear in our review, it has a lot of flaws as well. To take one example, Business Insider has done a photo shootout between the Nexus 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 and has found that the big Nexus’s camera is truly subpar in low-light situations. More →

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Nexus 6 Encryption and Performance

How to boost Nexus 6 performance… and why you can’t do it just yet

By on November 21, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

How to boost Nexus 6 performance… and why you can’t do it just yet

Google’s recently released and hard-to-find Nexus 6 is likely the company’s best Nexus smartphone to date, but it can of course still be improved. In fact, when looking at storage performance, AnandTech discovered that because the Nexus 6 comes with full data encryption, its read and write memory performance has taken a significant hit. More →

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T-Mobile Nexus 6 Sales

T-Mobile is finally ready to take your money for a Nexus 6

By on November 19, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

T-Mobile is finally ready to take your money for a Nexus 6

After announcing last week that it had to delay the Nexus 6 launch in its stores in order to offer buyers a better shopping experience, T-Mobile on Wednesday started Nexus 6 sales, stocking both the 32GB and the 64GB versions of the handset. More →

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Nexus 6 Release Date

AT&T finally begins shipping Nexus 6 preorders

By on November 19, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

AT&T finally begins shipping Nexus 6 preorders

Google’s new Nexus 6 smartphone was hotly anticipated this year, and Android fans were still blown away by the powerful new Nexus phone when it was finally unveiled. Unfortunately, getting your hands on the sleek new Motorola-built Nexus phablet isn’t as easy as it should be. Despite the fact that the phone launched some time ago, most Android enthusiasts eager to get their hands on Google’s latest available pure Android experience still don’t have their phones in hand — even if they were among the first to preorder the Nexus 6.

Thankfully, however, we’re now getting word that people who preordered the phone from AT&T, the nation’s top smartphone carrier, are finally seeing their new Nexus 6 handsets start to ship. More →

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Nexus 6 Carrier Activation Issues

This might be the single most annoying thing about the Nexus 6… but there’s an easy fix

By on November 18, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

This might be the single most annoying thing about the Nexus 6… but there’s an easy fix

Nexus 6 units have already started shipping to early buyers, and while many of them may be using the huge Lollipop-running phablet as their daily driver, not all of them are so lucky. It looks like Google has found another way of messing up the Nexus 6 launch — in addition to only having a very limited number of Nexus 6 units to go around, thus preventing many from buying the handset — and that’s adding the phones’ unique IMEI codes to carrier databases, so that mobile operators can activate the Nexus 6 on their networks. More →

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