Software update for Nexus 5 has been stopped with Android Marshmallow as the device reached its end of life. When Google released the Alpha version of Android Nougat, the Nexus 5 wasn’t included in the list itself. Continue reading “How to get Android 7.1 Nougat on Nexus 5”
Yesterday was all about Android N as Google released the preview for its upcoming version of Android. Android N is currently limited to Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices. The list does not include the Nexus 5 but it looks like there is a chance the device might get Android N.
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Google introduced the Nexus program with the HTC Google Nexus One. The primary objective is to showcase the power of Android by using decent hardware and selling the devices at decent price points. Nexus devices always have a place in the hearts of Android purists as it has a stock Android experience and always are the first phones to receive new updates. Since the first Nexus smartphone, Google has released a Nexus smartphone every year. This year however, Google released two smartphones, the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P to provide two options for users. The 5X is the “lower-end” handset of the two and is a direct successor to the Nexus 5 which was released in 2013. Nexus phones in the past have always had issues and compromises that the users had to make in exchange for a stock Android experience. However, things appear to be different this time around with both the Nexus devices. Let us dive into the review to see whether the Google Nexus 5X manages to break-free from the usual Nexus restraints.
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Google has just released v3.1 of its camera app that brings UI changes. Users of Marshmallow devices will now be able to have the camera UI of the Nexus 5X and 6P on their devices too.
Continue reading “Google Camera v3.1 released – Brings Nexus 6P and 5X UI to all Marshmallow devices”
Google just announced two new Nexus smartphones today – the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The Nexus 5X is manufactured by LG who also made the Nexus 5. Let us compare these two devices side by side and see what has changed.
Continue reading “LG Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5 – What’s different?”
We are just days away from the official launch of the new Nexus devices. Meanwhile, some information regarding the software update for the existing Nexus phones has surfaced.
Continue reading “Android 6.0 Marshmallow to hit Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 on October 5th, says Telus”
Google Nexus 5 has started receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update in India. The company had released Android 5.1 factory images for Nexus 5, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (WiFi) last month.
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Google is stating that it will remove the camera bug from the Nexus 5 in next update on Android. Currently, the camera bug dubbed as mm-qcamera-daemon is causing battery drain in some of the Nexus 5 devices.
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Google has launched brand new Snap Cases for the Nexus 5 users. Priced at $29.99, the Snap Cases are sleek and will protect your beloved Nexus 5 from dust, scratch and might even protect it after several drops.
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Hankering for a bit of color in your favorite Google edition device? The Nexus 5 in red is now available on the Play Store in the same 16 and 32GB capacities as the other variants. The phone has a dual tone finish with the front being black, and the matte red finish extending to the edges. The specifications of the phone remain identical to the black and white versions and are detailed below. Continue reading “Google Nexus 5 in Bright Red goes official, available in India now”
Not long ago, we saw that the UK retail box of the red Google Nexus 5 leaked out. It was an interesting colour choice for the popular smartphone, which released with only two colours – Black or White, back in October. We had compared the two colours and found that the material used for them are vastly different with each providing a different level of build quality and handling. Now, we have a new red coloured version which looks like the real deal, as the press image leaked by evleaks showcases it in bleeding red. Riding the colour wave started by Nokia with its Lumia series of devices, the Nexus 5 in red might be really tempting for people who are still holding back on the purchase because of the lack of colour choices.
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Google’s Nexus 5 is one great phone for its price and currently it is Google’s best smartphone in the market. Google is giving all the attention that this handset, manufactured by LG, demands. Earlier, when the phone was launched, people claimed that the camera was not up to the mark as Google had widely advertised the camera on the Nexus 5. Then there were reports from users that the loudspeaker audio isn’t that great and that the physical buttons on the sides are not that great and clunky.
Continue reading “Google and LG fixing hardware issues with Nexus 5 with minor redesign”
Google announced their Android 4.4 KitKat version on November 1 and unveiled the next Nexus smartphone – Google Nexus 5. The camera of Google Nexus 5 did not prove to be the camera it was meant to be and Google put the blame on the software. The search engine giant promised that the problem would soon be fixed and less than 50 days after the announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat, Google started seeding a minor update in the form of Android 4.4.1.
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Smartphone photography is the next big thing and Google is taking note of all the troubles faced by Nexus 5 users. In an update aimed at squashing all those bugs, Google has started rolling out the Android 4.4.1 update for Nexus 5 users. David Burke, Director of Engineering for Android at Google, says that the update can be classified in five categories. Autofocus related fixes form the first part of that. Burke says that the team has sped up the read time for surrounding imagery to gauge the surroundings and to set up the image capture algorithms accordingly. Hence the autofocus mechanism will trigger quicker, the images will be captured faster. There have also been improvements on the exposure and white balance front. Continue reading “Android 4.4.1 update fixes Nexus 5 camera woes”