Nexus 5 with Android 5.0 Lollipop

Yes, there is a smaller Lollipop-running Nexus smartphone that you can buy from Google

By on October 16, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Yes, there is a smaller Lollipop-running Nexus smartphone that you can buy from Google

Google on Wednesday announced three new Nexus devices, including a first Nexus phablet, a tablet and a media player, alongside Android 5.0 Lollipop, but the company did not launch a smaller Nexus handset that some fans would have wanted. However, that doesn’t mean that a smaller Nexus version capable of running Lollipop won’t be available from the Google Play Store this year. More →

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Nexus 5 Android L Update

Here’s one more reason for Nexus 5 owners to be excited about Android L

By on October 8, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Here’s one more reason for Nexus 5 owners to be excited about Android L

Google will release the final Android L build in a few weeks, likely alongside new Nexus hardware, and current Nexus 5 owners now have one more reason to be excited about the upcoming Android update, other than enjoying Android L’s new features and gorgeous Material Design. More →

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Nexus 5 (2014) Android 5.0 Lion

New leak may reveal an Android L detail that no one saw coming

By on September 8, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

New leak may reveal an Android L detail that no one saw coming

Following two potential Android L name candidates that appeared in recent leaks (Lollipop and Lemon Meringue Pie), a new report seems to indicate a different name for Google’s upcoming huge Android L release — and just like last year, a famous candy brand may be involved. More →

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How To Install Android L

How to install Google’s awesome Android L update right now

By on June 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

How to install Google’s awesome Android L update right now

Google’s I/O 2014 keynote certainly had its ups and downs earlier this week, but the clear highlight as far as we were concerned was Android L. Google’s next Android build, likely named Android 5.0, will feature a number of key changes. For one thing, there are some huge performance enhancements coming in the next major release of Android, though we’ve already told you how to get many of the benefits on your phone right now. More →

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Google Nexus 5 Yellow

Yellow Nexus 5 confirmed on Google’s website

By on June 26, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Yellow Nexus 5 confirmed on Google’s website

Google did not unveil new Nexus smartphones or tablets during its I/O 2014 opening keynote, but the company might be planning to offer fans a new Nexus 5 color option in the near future, and that’s yellow. In fact, the company has already listed it on its Android website, where Google+ user Android Luna spotted it, but the device is not available to order from the Google Play Store just yet. More →

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Nexus 5 Android L Hands-on Video

This is what Android L looks like on the Nexus 5

By on June 26, 2014 at 11:52 AM.

This is what Android L looks like on the Nexus 5

Google will make its Android L release available in preview version to developers later today, at which point many Android users, especially experienced ones, will find ways to install it on their devices. Meanwhile, everyone else who’s “stuck” on KitKat or earlier versions will have to make do with available screenshots, comparisons and hands-on videos – Engadget has published a hands-on video of Android L running on the Nexus 5, showing some of the features included in Google’s next major Android release. More →

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Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Android 4.4.3 KitKat

Google’s next version of Android now rolling out to Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

By on June 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Google’s next version of Android now rolling out to Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

T-Mobile has revealed on its support pages that both the Nexus 5 smartphone and the 2013 version of the Nexus 7 tablet are expected to receive their respective Android 4.4.3 KitKat updates starting Monday, Android Police reports, although Google has yet to actually confirm these updates. More →

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Nexus 5 Pwn Phone

The most evil Android phone ever made was designed to do good

By on May 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM.

The most evil Android phone ever made was designed to do good

The $1,295 Nexus 5-based Pwn Phone from Pwnie Express is an Android device that can do a lot of evil in order to do some good, Ars Technica reports. The device, which runs a custom Android 4.4 KitKat ROM filled with tons of potentially malicious tools, can be easily operated remotely by security personnel and was designed for network-related security purposes. More →

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OnePlus One vs Nexus 5 Comparison

Video: This is how fast the OnePlus One is

By on April 24, 2014 at 6:55 AM.

Video: This is how fast the OnePlus One is

OnePlus officially launched the highly anticipated One handset on Wednesday, a phone that’s supposed to deliver high-end hardware and performance for a more than affordable price. In fact, the OnePlus One may be a worthy Nexus 5 adversary, considering it’ll deliver a bloat-free Android experience – the phone runs a special CyanogenMod 11S ROM built on Android 4.4 KitKat – and Geek has already compared it against Google’s latest flagship phone in a quick boot test. More →

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Nexus 5 HTC One M8 ROM

How to turn your Nexus 5 into an HTC One (M8)

By on April 16, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

How to turn your Nexus 5 into an HTC One (M8)

When it comes to hardware, there is nothing on Earth that will help Google’s Nexus 5 approach the HTC One (M8). The LG-built handset is sleek and comfortable, but it doesn’t hold a candle to HTC’s gorgeous flagship smartphone or its 90% metal case. While the Nexus 5’s biggest draw for most users is the near-stock Android software, some may have recently had their interest piqued by the M8’s Sense 6 software and its new design. If that’s the case, there is now a relatively easy way to transform your Nexus 5 into an HTC One (M8). More →

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Nexus 5 Bug Fix

Google promises fix for pesky Nexus 5 bug that eats into battery life

By on March 5, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Google promises fix for pesky Nexus 5 bug that eats into battery life

Nexus 5 users who have noticed an annoying camera bug that often sees a software process called “mm-qcamera-daemon” eat up CPU resources and drain their handset’s battery can now rest assured that Google is on the case. As noted by Phandroid, Google has officially acknowledged the Nexus 5 bug on its Android issue tracker website and promised that a fix is in the works. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we still have no timeline as far as when the fix might be issued, since Google would only say that it will be implemented in a future Android software update. More →

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Google Now Launcher Download

Make older Nexus devices and Play Edition phones look like the Nexus 5 with Google’s new free app

By on February 26, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

Make older Nexus devices and Play Edition phones look like the Nexus 5 with Google’s new free app

The Nexus 5 is a fantastic smartphone. The bang-for-the-buck factor is clearly the smartphone’s biggest draw, but the appeal doesn’t end there. The Nexus 5 is fast, powerful and sleek, and it also packed an awesome feature that no other phone in the world had — until now. More →

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