Tag Archive: Nexus


Nexus in 2017: How Google could revamp the brand for a new purpose

Strap in: It’s time for some wild speculation.

It’s been almost a year since we first learned that Google’s Nexus brand would be going away, replaced at the high end by Pixel, as the company ramped up its new hardware division.

But rumors continue to swirl around Google’s future plans for Project Fi and Android One. The former needs something to replace the aging Nexus 5X and 6P, and I’m not convinced a single Motorola phone is  [Read More…]

Add a thin case to your Nexus 6 for just $2 today!

The Nexus 6 already pushes the size limits for what many are comfortable with, so adding a bulky case to it isn’t something you’ll want to do. Amzer’s Pudding TPU case will help keep your phone protected from scratches and dings without the bulk. The thin case can be yours for just $ . today.

Pixel and Nexus factory images with July security patches now available, OTAs arriving soon

Another month, another set of security fixes for Android.

Right on schedule, Google has released the latest factory images and OTA files for recent Pixels and Nexuses, including the July 5 security patches. This update will hit the Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Pixel C, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The new software is still based on Android 7.1.2 for the modern devices, but of course 7.1.1 for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, which  [Read More…]

How to get the Android O beta 3 on your Pixel or Nexus (and how to roll back to Nougat)

Here’s how to get the Android O beta on your Nexus or Pixel device.

The Android O Developer Preview 3 is here, and if you’re looking to install it on your phone or tablet, you’re now able to opt-in to the first public beta, which is also available as the second Developer Preview.

Which devices support the Android O Developer Preview?

The preview is supported on the following phones and tablets:

Pixel Pixel XL Pixel C Nexus  [Read More…]

Add a thin case to your Nexus 5X for just $5 today

Not a huge fan of cases but want a thin layer of protection for your Nexus 5X? If so, look no further than Amzer’s Pudding TPU case for an extra layer of safety and grip for your phone, all for just $ 5 today!

How to install the newest Android O beta on your Nexus or Pixel phone the easy way

As many of you likely know, Google is in the midst of releasing its next version of Android to the public. Known only as the “O” release today, it’s currently offered as a beta update to users who own select models of smartphones. Those of you who like to be up on things as soon […]

Pixel and Nexus images with May 2017 security patches now available

Right on schedule, Google device owners have access to the latest security patches.

For those who want to be on the bleeding edge of security with your Pixel or Nexus, Google has just released the latest factory images and OTA files that include the May 2017 security patches. The Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus Player have Android 7.1.2 with the latest patches integrated, while the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 get the latest  [Read More…]

Google and Huawei taken to court over Nexus 6P performance issues

Suffering boot loops and severe battery drain? A lawsuit filed in Texas alleges the same, and that Google and Huawei have offered little help on the matter.

The Nexus 6P battery drain and boot looping issues have happened to so many people — my husband and myself, included —that there’s now a lawsuit filed against Google and Huawei over the device’s numerous issues.

According to a press release from the firm behind the lawsuit, Chimicles & Tikellis, the complaint  [Read More…]

Android 7.1.2 renders the fingerprint sensor unusable for many Pixel, Nexus users

Earlier this month Google unleashed the Android 7.1.2 update for Pixel and Nexus devices. However, it seems that the new build brought about an unanticipated side effect – it broke fingerprint sensor functionality. Like it often happens when these bugs appear, Nexus and Pixel users have flocked to the Google product forums in order to […]

Android 7.1.2 update for Pixel, Nexus devices is available – here’s what’s new

As anticipated, Google has released the Android 7.1.2 update for the Pixel and Nexus family of devices. The new build is available for the Pixel (N2G47E), Pixel XL (N2G47J), Pixel C (N2G47D), Nexus 5X (N2G47F), Nexus 6P (N2G47H) and Nexus Player (N2G47H) – which all based on Android 7.1.1. As for the Nexus 6 and […]