Tag Archive: Nexus


Should you install Android O developer preview on your Pixel or Nexus?

Android O is now available to download as a developer preview. But that doesn’t mean you should do it.

The day that Google releases a new version of Android is one of the most exciting of the year, especially for early adopters like us who want to play with all the new features and see what’s in store for the final release.

But unlike last year, when Google released its Android N preview alongside an easy-to-install beta  [Read More…]

How To: Install Android O developer preview on Pixel and Nexus devices

Do you own a Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C? Did you know that you could be on the cutting-edge versions of Android? That’s right! You can install the latest, test and development releases of Android before it’s rolled out to the masses. As of today the Android O Developer Preview 1 is being offered […]

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

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

The Android O Developer Preview is here, and if you’re one such developer (or just a person who doesn’t listen to good advice!) here’s how to install it onto your phone or tablet.

Which devices support the Android O Developer Preview?

The preview is supported on the following phones and tablets:

Pixel Pixel XL Pixel C Nexus 6P Nexus 5X Nexus Player  [Read More…]

Nexus 6P finally gets fingerprint scanner gesture with Android 7.1.2 beta 2 update

Back in January, we told you Google unleashed the Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta build for a select number of devices including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Nexus C. Surprisingly enough the Nexus 6P was left out of the loop. The new build brought about the extensively requested fingerprint swipe gesture that […]

Nexus 6 owners facing Android 7.1.1 to 7.0 downgrade

Downgrade required ‘to guarantee future OTA updates.’

The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Nexus 6 hasn’t gone entirely smoothly so far, with the most recent March 2017 security patch breaking Android Pay on the device. And now in another bizarre development, Nexus 6 owners who updated to 7.1.1 are seeing an over-the-air update back to Android 7.0. Worse still, some are reporting that the downgrade back to 7.0 has caused issues with apps upon completion.

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You can now install Samsung’s browser on Nexus + Pixel devices

Samsung is making its browser available on Google hardware.

In a bid to deliver faster updates, Samsung decoupled its browser from TouchWiz and started offering it on the Play Store since 2015. The browser was limited to Galaxy phones, but a beta version of Samsung Internet is now being listed on the Play Store with support for the Google Pixel and Nexus devices.

The description for the app states that it is available on all “Galaxy  [Read More…]

Pixel and Nexus factory images with March 2017 security patch now available

You can now get up to the latest software without waiting for an over-the-air update.

In keeping with its regular cadence of releasing full software builds for its latest devices, Google has updated its factory image page to include Android 7.1.1 builds with the March 2017 security patch for its latest phones and tablets.

The latest images are available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. You may also recall  [Read More…]

Android 7.1.2 beta now rolling out to the Nexus 6P

Android 7.1.2 is out for the Nexus 6P. Here’s how to get it.

The Nexus 6P: Great phone, but occasionally left out of some of the recent Android beta fun.

Last month, when Google announced Android 7.1.2 for a bevy of Nexus devices, along with the Pixels, the Nexus 6P was conspicuously absent from the list, without explanation from Google. Even its cheaper, slower counterpart, then Nexus 5X, was invited.

It’s been a long month for those  [Read More…]

Protect your Nexus 6P without the bulk for just $18.87 today

The Nexus 6P is a rather large phone, which means that most won’t want to add a protective case and bulk it up, but Seidio’s Surface case is a perfect compromise. You won’t make the phone much bigger but still get great protection, and right now you can pick one up for just $ 18.87.

Instant Tethering now available for Pixel and (some) Nexus owners

Tethering – in case you aren’t familiar with the term – means being able to use your Android phone like a wireless models, usually for another Wi-Fi only device like a tablet. This gives you internet access on the go, regardless of your location. However, you’ll usually have to go through a few steps to […]