Pixel 2 Portrait mode ported to non-Google devices running Android Oreo

Among the many other features the newly launched Pixel 2 series rock, Portrait mode surely caught the attention. The single-camera sensor on the back and front were able to pull off the mode so good that the mode is now being ported to first-gen Pixel phones, Nexus 6P, 5X and we were able to make it work on other devices running Android 8.0 Oreo.  Continue reading “Pixel 2 Portrait mode ported to non-Google devices running Android Oreo”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X coming soon, Nexus phones could get Google Assistant and more – FoneArena Daily

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Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P might get Google Assistant soon

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It looks like Google Assistant, one of the most important feature of the Pixel devices will soon land on Nexus devices. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are expected to get Google Assistant soon in a major update.
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Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro announced, Google DayDream View VR goes on sale and more – FoneArena Daily

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Google evaluating firmware update to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P for fingerprint gesture support

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Google is evaluating a new firmware update to add fingerprint scanner gestures to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The recently launched Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones come with fingerprint gesture features which allows you to “swipe” the scanner to access the notification shade Continue reading “Google evaluating firmware update to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P for fingerprint gesture support”

OPPO F1s “Selfie Expert” vs Huawei Nexus 6P: the big selfie camera comparison

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In the recent times, we have seen many smartphone manufacturers focusing a lot on camera performance, especially front-facing camera and that’s mainly because of the increasing selfie craze among youngsters around the world. OPPO with its latest offering – the OPPO F1s – has managed to create a good piece of hardware for selfie lovers, and the company has termed it as the “Selfie Expert” as well. Continue reading “OPPO F1s “Selfie Expert” vs Huawei Nexus 6P: the big selfie camera comparison”

Nexus devices are now receiving February security update for Android

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Google has announced that the February security update for Android has already started rolling out to Nexus devices. The update brings about several bug fixes to 8 Nexus devices.

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Google Nexus 5X and Gold 6P receive 50$ price cuts in USA

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The Nexus 5X has been receiving price cut after price cut especially in India and now the 5X and the Nexus 6P have received similar price cuts in USA. The Nexus 5X and Gold Nexus 6P have received a US$ 50 price cut.

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Google to release two Nexus phones in 2016 – Both made by HTC

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A new rumor indicates that Google will launch two phones in 2016 as well just like they did with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in 2015. However, the more interesting tidbit is that both the phones might be manufactured by HTC.

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AnTuTu releases list of best performing smartphones of 2015 – Apple tops the chart

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Like every year, AnTuTu has released a chart of the best performing smartphones of the year 2015. Now, with the release of AnTuTu 6.0, other platforms are also included and that is good because the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus top the chart.

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Google Nexus 6P Review

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Unlike their usual style of launching a single smartphone per year, this year Google decided to launch two Nexus smartphones. The 6P is the flagship smartphone of the two. The 5X which we reviewed earlier proved to be a phone with good value for money.  Despite previous Nexus phones trying their best to replace or provide alternatives to flagships, they have always failed and given a sub-par experience in some categories. The Motorola Nexus 6 was probably one of the boldest moves in the Nexus lineup and while it did tick many of the right boxes, it too fell short on becoming a suitable alternative to many products. Many people simply got it for the stock Android experience. With the 6P however, it seems that there are several things to make you want to buy the phone other than the stock Android experience alone. How does it perform in real life though? Let us take a look in the detailed review.

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Huawei might make the 2016 Google Nexus 7 tablet

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2015 has been the year of the smartphones for Google as they unveiled two Nexus smartphones instead of one. However, tablet fans were disappointed since there was no new tablet released this year especially for those who wanted a new Nexus 7. New rumors indicate that we will see a new Nexus 7 in 2016 and that it will be made by Huawei.

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Google Camera v3.1 released – Brings Nexus 6P and 5X UI to all Marshmallow devices

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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.

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The Nexus 6P is hard to repair – iFixit gives it a 2 out of 10 rating

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One of the most worrying things these days is damaging your smartphone and the cost of having to fix it after that. Some people prefer to take things into their hands to cut the service costs and replace the parts themselves while others may choose to hand over their device to someone more experienced. In both cases, it helps if the device in question is easy to repair. The Nexus 6P unfortunately doesn’t seem like such a device.

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Hands On: Google goes premium with the Nexus 5X and 6P

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Hardware and software make the product but it is the experience that sells the idea behind it. An ideology well adopted by Apple and the iPhone and now by Google to an extent. Today’s Nexus devices are no longer developer devices, no longer showcases of how Android can scale down and certainly not a showcase of delivering high end hardware for a low low cost. No, this is a revised Nexus experience that is all about the premium and proving that Google is very capable of being competitive.  At the company’s event held in New Delhi we got to spend some quality time with the two handsets, enough to get an initial idea of how good or bad the product really is. Continue reading “Hands On: Google goes premium with the Nexus 5X and 6P”