Tag Archive: Nexus


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 […]

Android Oreo bug disables mobile data on Nexus and Pixel devices

Google officially unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android Oreo 8.0 last month. This is said to be the fastest and the safest version of Android yet and it comes with some interesting features and background improvements. But some Android Oreo users, owners of Google Nexus and Pixel devices have taken to […]

Nexus 6P likely to receive Android Oreo on Sept. 11

The last Nexus might see its last OS upgrade in just a few days.

According to Canadian carrier Rogers’ OS Upgrade Schedule, Android Oreo for the Nexus 6P will be released on September 11.

When Android Oreo was initially released by Google, only phones that were currently enrolled in the Android beta program received the update. This isn’t surprising, as the people who helped test the software all along should be the ones to give a gold master version  [Read More…]

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…]