Tag Archive: Nexus


Android One in the U.S. could signal the rebirth of ‘Nexus’

Glitzier mid-range Android One phones for the U.S. might be ‘Nexuses’ in all but name.

Android One is supposedly coming to the U.S. this summer, according to a report from The Information. On the face of it, that doesn’t seem all too exciting. Android One — the range of low-cost phones from less-known brands, aimed at emerging markets — hasn’t been a huge success. So who cares about a handful of low-specced, plasticky, entirely forgettable telephones arriving  [Read More…]

Add a thin case to your Nexus 6 for just $3 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 $ 3 today, which is a savings of 70%.

Protect your Nexus 5 for just $4 today!

Still holding onto your Nexus 5 and want a case to keep it protected? If so, check out Cruzerlite’s SPI-Force case for two great layers of protection without an extreme amount of bulk. Right now you can pick one up for only $ 4, which is a savings of $ 16.

Save $20 on this clear Nexus 6 case today!

Want to add some extra protection to your Nexus 6 without making it much bigger? If so, check out Case-Mate’s naked tough case for a thin clear layer of protection. Right now you can grab one for just $ 15, a savings of $ 20.

Nexus 6 gets its long-awaited Android 7.1.1 update

It took long enough, but the Nexus 6 is getting Android 7.1.1!

As promised, Google has issued the long-awaited Android 7.1.1 update for the aging (but still virile) Nexus 6.

Bundled in build N6F26Q, the software gives ‘Shamu’ all of the features bestowed upon other Nexus devices on 7.1.1, such as app shortcuts, updated emojis, image keyboard and rounded icons, along with important bug fixes, but absent are the Pixel’s Night Light and Google Assistant.

If you’re  [Read More…]

New Android 7.1.1 builds bring Jan security patch to Pixel, Nexus devices

New month means new Android 7.1.1 builds for Nexus and Pixel devices!

Google has released new Android 7.1.1 builds for the two Pixel models and several Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6P, 5X, 9, Player and Pixel C.

The new builds bring the requisite bug fixes that we all know and love, along with nearly 50 security updates bundled in the January 2017 (happy new year!) security patch. Pixel owners should look for Build NMF26U or NMF26V depending on  [Read More…]

CarbonROM based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat available for Pixel, Nexus 6P and more

The world of custom ROMs was shaken up at the end of 2016. CyanogenMod announced it was ending it and transitioned to LineageOS, after Cyanogen Inc. said it was be terminating its services and OS. But while some custom ROM makers are in a process of finding new paths, others are making a return to

Bugs push Android 7.1.1 update for Nexus 6 to early Jan 2017

The Nexus 6 lives on for at least one more version of Android.

Google may have long since killed off support for the beloved Nexus 5, but it’s showing a bit of mercy with the Nexus 6.

The Motorola-made Android phone will see its update to Android 7.1.1 in early January, according to Android Police, so it’s not obsolete just yet. The two-year-old device will share software features with the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and the Pixel  [Read More…]

Google’s two ‘Nexus’ smartwatches will debut early next year

Get ready for a bunch of Android Wear smartwatches in 2017.

We’ve heard rumors for months, but today Google has confirmed to The Verge that it will debut two Android Wear smartwatches in early 2017. The launch will be part of bigger effort to convince consumers that smartwatches are a device category worth paying attention to.

The wearable watches will not use the Pixel branding, but they will follow a similar program as the Nexus smartphones  [Read More…]

Nexus owners, how’s the Android 7.1.1 update treating you?

After a few issues with the 7.0 update, Nexus owners are right up to date with the new 7.1.1 release.

With the arrival of the Google Pixel phones, Nexus phones like last year’s 5X and 6P were left in the unusual position of being out-of-step with the latest Android software. Google’s phones had a monopoly on Android 7.1 for their first couple of months on the market, with a finalized version of 7.1.1 not arriving for  [Read More…]