Tag Archive: Nexus


Select “loyal” Nexus owners are getting a 20% discount on the Pixel 2

We have some good news for those of you who have been loyal members of the Nexus clan for years. Well at least for some. According to several reports that emerged on Reddit, Google has been sending emails to select people who purchased Nexus devices in the past offering a pretty sweet discount on the […]

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Have a bootlooping Nexus 5X from Project Fi? Now you can exchange it for a new Moto X4

Unfortunately, LG has built up a reputation in recent years for being the company with bootlooping phones. The bootlooping epidemic started back in January 2016 with the LG G4 and soon spread out to other smartphone models like the LG G5, V10, V20 and the Nexus 5X. Google for its part has been trying to […]

Android 8.1 causing swipe issues on Pixel and Nexus devices

Swiping woes.

Android 8.1 was a pretty minor update when it was released in early December, and while it added nice touches such as enabling the Pixel Visual Core and a new security patch, it also introduced a new bug that doesn’t appear to have been fixed since it was discovered nearly a month ago.

On December 7, a thread was started on Google’s support site titled “Android 8.1 Issues” with a user reporting that swiping up  [Read More…]

January 2018 security patches for Nexus and Pixel have arrived

DIY-ers can do it today, OTA files expected shortly.

January 2018’s security patch is available for supported Nexus and Pixel devices. Factory images for the Pixel and Pixel 2 family, the Pixel C, the Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X are available at the Google Developer site and can be manually installed today, and OTA updates are expected to begin shortly.

There were no major vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s patch, but as usual, all the little things mean a  [Read More…]

Pixel 2 portrait mode now works on 2016 Pixel, Nexus 6P, and 5X

Available now as part of v7.3 of Camera NX.

It’s no secret that the Pixel 2 has an incredible camera, and one of its standout features is portrait mode. Google’s kept this locked to the Pixel 2 and likely won’t release it to other phones anytime soon, but thanks to the hard work of developer Charles Chow, you can now get portrait mode on your first-gen Pixel, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X.

If Chow’s name sounds familiar,  [Read More…]

Google extends Nexus 5X and 6P security updates until Nov. 2018

Google has updated its ‘Minimum update & support period’ to show an extra couple of months for the Nexus 6P and 5X.

Back when Google began separating out security patches from platform updates, it established a cadence for its Nexus line that stands true today: two years for platform updates — in other words, two major releases — and three years for security patches, rolled out monthly.

It appears that, for some reason, Google has decided to  [Read More…]

Pixel and Nexus owners, how’s the Oreo update holding up?

The Oreo update has been out for a few weeks now. How’s it going so far?

The Google Pixel received Android 8.0 Oreo on August 21, though thousands of people had been using it in Developer Preview form for longer than that.

Still, a finished Android version is sure to attract a lot of attention, even from average folks whose lives don’t revolve around the comings and goings of updates named after sweet treats. And while Android  [Read More…]

Some Nexus 6P owners getting Pixel XL as RMA replacement

The Nexus 6P hasn’t had the best track record for reliability. Many people are facing issues like bootlooping, battery drain, and more. It’s terrible when your phone, a device that’s at the center of many people’s lives, suddenly stops working at the worst time.

Thankfully, Google is trying to make it right. Some people are reporting that they have sent their devices out for RMA and have received Pixel XLs instead of another 6P. This has worked even out of warranty. Unfortunately, it’s currently  [Read More…]

How to manually update your Nexus or Pixel

Get the latest version of Android on your phone on your own terms.

Now that Android Oreo is available, Pixel and Nexus owners are clamoring to get the latest updates as soon as possible. But Google doesn’t always push these over-the-air updates as soon as people would like, which is where this guide comes in. Using the tips below, you can sideload factory images or OTA updates to your Nexus or Pixel device as soon as they  [Read More…]

Google is exchanging defective Nexus 6P units with Pixel XLs in the US

The Nexus 6P was released in September 2015 and in its two years of existence, the phone proved to be a competent handset albeit being plagued by some issues. Owners of the device have been known to complain about things like abrupt battery shutdowns or bootloops. Well, the good news is that if you too […]