Tag Archive: Nexus


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 […]

Android 7.1.2 is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices

Android 7.1.2 is now available for your Pixel or Nexus!

As predicted, and after beginning on tablets, Android 7.1.2 is now available for select Nexus devices, as well as Google’s Pixel series. The update has gone through two beta iterations before reaching this point, and the final version brings a number of minor improvements to compatible phones and tablets, including bug fixes and speed optimizations, as well as enhancements for carrier-specific features.

Builds are available for the  [Read More…]

Having trouble sideloading Android 7.1.2 on your Nexus or Pixel? You’re not alone

Sideload is broken with the latest version of ADB. Here’s what you need to do.

For the few keeners, like me, who are interested in quickly getting an update to Android 7.1.2, you may have run into a hitch while using ADB, the tool provided by Google for the purpose, to flash your phone.

Google reportedly broke the ADB sideload functionality for large files like the ones included with the new Pixel and Nexus in its latest  [Read More…]

Android 7.1.2 rolling out to some Pixel C and Nexus Player users

Android 7.1.2 brings the Pixel Launcher to the Pixel C and it’s apparently begun a wider rollout.

Along with the Nexus Player, people have reported to Android Police that they are seeing the update today to bring the two devices up to speed with the newest version of Android. There have been scattered reports of people getting the build on their tablet in the past days, but this seems to be less scattered and more focused.

A rollout  [Read More…]

Android 7.1.2 rolling out to some Pixel C and Nexus Player users

Android 7.1.2 brings the Pixel Launcher to the Pixel C and it’s apparently begun a wider rollout.

Along with the Nexus Player, people have reported to Android Police that they are seeing the update today to bring the two devices up to speed with the newest version of Android. There have been scattered reports of people getting the build on their tablet in the past days, but this seems to be less scattered and more focused.

A rollout  [Read More…]

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…]