Another day, another big Android vulnerability revealed. A report from security firm Lookout informs us of a new threat that can permanently “compromise” a device, including Google’s Nexus handsets and tablets that usually run the latest version of Android. However, while the new threat can compromise many Android handsets, it’s likely it’s not actively used in attacks at this point.
Google launched Android many years ago without actually making a smartphone. Instead, the company partnered up with various smartphone manufacturers to create Nexus-branded devices to show customers, developers and partners a fully functional high-end (or thereabout) smartphone running the latest version of Android. Though rumors said Google might ditch the Nexus smartphone program, the company kept making them – and Google is probably forced to create Nexus handsets so its brand new Android releases have a place to shine.
But Google might bring a twist to the Nexus smartphone program as the company is now rumored to be considering the release of its own smartphone. More →
Android fans who are interested in buying new Nexus devices probably know that Google might do things a little differently this year. The company is expected to launch two distinct Nexus handsets, including a reasonably sized LG Nexus 5 (2015) and a Huawei Nexus phablet.
Now, some interesting details about the latter have been posted online by a former leaker. More →
Google is largely expected to launch two Nexus smartphones this year, something the company has never done in the past. According to many unconfirmed reports, LG and Huawei have been chosen to create the devices, which include a 5.2-inch smartphone and a larger 5.7-inch phablet.
A new report indicates that Huawei might indeed be the first Chinese company to partner with Google on new Nexus Android phones, and it tells us when we can expect the new device to be released. More →
The rumor frenzy surrounding Google’s upcoming new Nexus phone continues, as new details emerge about one of the two Nexus handsets that will supposedly launch this fall. Earlier rumors have suggested that both Huawei and LG are working on their own next-gen Nexus handsets, with the former model said to be the bigger handset of the two.
The most important feature of Nexus smartphones and tablets is the software. These devices are specifically crafted by Google and its partners so that the latest pure Android version can be shown off in all its glory and used by smartphone owners and developers as soon as Google releases it. However, moving forward, Nexus devices may not receive new Android OS updates as quickly as they used to, at least those handsets and tablets that are sold by carriers. More →
Android Silver was supposed to be Google’s next-gen line of high-end devices that would offer users access to top hardware and a stock Android experience. While the Search giant never confirmed these plans, reports said that Google wanted to replace Nexus and Google Play Edition smartphones and tablets with Android Silver, with some people even claiming the Nexus 6 might have been sacrificed in the process.
Google may be working on a new kind of Nexus device that could be even more affordable than its predecessors, a new report from Asia says. However, the device won’t be a high-end model like the others, but rather an entry- to mid-range device that would sell for under $100, thus being significantly more affordable than any previous Nexus handsets. More →