Tag Archive: Nexus


Android Auto’s wireless mode is now available for Pixel and Nexus phones

More devices should support the feature soon.

Back at Google I/O 2017, Google announced that Android Auto was gaining a new wireless mode that allowed your phone to essentially connect to a Wi-Fi network your car/head unit put out so you could get the Android Auto experience without having to mess with any cables. Pioneer, Kenwood, and JVC announced a few units at CES 2018 that supported this feature, but up until now, it still wasn’t live.

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Pixel and Nexus dialer will send spam calls directly to voicemail

This will be available for all users in the next few weeks.

You know what’s not fun? Spam calls. Picking up the phone to be told you’ve won an all-expense-paid cruise after simply handing over your credit card info gets old real fast, and to help filter these out of your day, the Google Phone app for Pixel and Nexus devices is getting a new direct-to-voicemail feature for them.

First spotted by 9to5Google, this will send any  [Read More…]

How to get the latest version of Android 8.1 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus

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

Update March 2018: We now have a whole new version of Android to try as the Android P Developer Preview has begun. All the steps and methods here still apply; the only difference is if you’re looking to sign up for the Android Beta Program, when it begins, you’ll get P and not O. And hey, if you’re looking to be a beta tester  [Read More…]

The Nexus Player will not be upgraded to Android P

At the beginning of this month, Google released the first developer preview of Android P, the next major update to its mobile operating system.

Some Google devices weren’t included in the update, like the Nexus 5X, the Nexus 6P, and the Nexus Player. Google confirmed that the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and the Pixel C tablet wouldn’t be getting an update to Android P, but it was still up in the air whether or not the Nexus P would be updated.

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It’s time to say goodbye to the Nexus program for good

We don’t know what the P stands for just yet, but it means goodbye to the last Nexus phones.

We got our first look at Android P this past week. As expected, it’s an evolution of the formula Google is happy with and we won’t have our socks rocked off or anything when it shows in its final form because that’s what happens with all software; once it gets to the place the creators wanted it to  [Read More…]

March security patches now available for Pixels and Nexus phones; expect your OTA soon

Security updates and fixes for “functionality issues” are cleared for landing and inbound.

Factory images with the March 2018 patch for the Pixel and Pixel 2 family, 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.

These are part of the March Security Bulletin and besides patches for the critical vulnerabilities found in Android and hardware partner’s code, some  [Read More…]

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…]