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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iPhone Switch Android Review

This is what life is like for an iPhone loyalist who switches to Android

This is what life is like for an iPhone loyalist who switches to Android

By on February 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM.

The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is an odd one but it’s also quite prevalent among technology enthusiasts, so we cover it often here on BGR. Among the more interesting aspects of the debate are the perspectives shared by users who jump from one camp to the other and then share their thoughts; since we use both mobile platforms constantly here at BGR, the occasional outside commentary is interesting.

In the past, we covered an account from an Apple fanboy who couldn’t stand using the Nexus 5 even for a full 24 hours, and we also found a more level-headed anecdote from someone who switched from the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S4 for six months.

Now, a Silicon Valley investor and marketer has shared his thoughts on Android after switching from the iPhone a few weeks ago. More →

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Red Nexus 5 Release Date Price

Red Nexus 5 now available from Google

By on February 4, 2014 at 2:01 PM.

Red Nexus 5 now available from Google

The rumors were true: as of February 4th, our favorite Android smartphone of 2013 is now available in red on the Google Play store starting at $349.99, a listing which features the exact same photo @evleaks provided last week. The “bright red” Nexus 5 is identical to its black and white companions in terms of specifications, but the new sheen could make the stellar Android device a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. According to the listing on Google Play, the phone is currently available and should leave the warehouse in 1-2 business days. In case you’ve forgotten, the Nexus 5 features a 1080p 5-inch display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 8-megapixel rear camera, 16GB of internal storage and it all runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.

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Nexus 5 Chromecast Sales

Google’s mobile hardware plans may have a bright future after all

By on January 31, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Google’s mobile hardware plans may have a bright future after all

In an earnings conference call for its fourth quarter results, Google revealed that it sold more than ads last quarter, with a couple of hardware devices having performed very well during the period. The list includes the Nexus 5 smartphone that was launched late last year, and the Chromecast dongle, which was the company’s best-sold gadget during Q4, an affordable device that was further discounted as part of many interesting deals during the Christmas shopping season. More →

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Red Nexus 5 Photos

This is the red Nexus 5

By on January 31, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

This is the red Nexus 5

All things considered, the Nexus 5 is the best Android phone in the world. We explained why when we named it the best Android smartphone of 2013 last month, but it boils down to a great design, solid specs, terrific performance and a shockingly low price tag. While Google undoubtedly has a new Nexus phone in store for us at some point this year, the company isn’t yet done with the 5. We’ve seen the rumors surface over the past few days but now the deal is apparently sealed — a new leak from @evleaks shows the Nexus 5 with a fresh new coat of red paint. No other details were provided in this most recent leak, but we’ll likely see the red Nexus hit virtual store shelves soon enough.

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