Tag Archive: Nexus

The Nexus line is dead, says Android chief

The Pixel will be like any other Android phone in one important area.

Google’s Nexus line is dead, says Hiroshi Lockheimer, head of Android engineering at Google.

The Google executive spoke to Bloomberg about the decision this week as it launched its own Pixel phones, saying that “there is no plan right now to do more Nexus devices,” squashing the persistent rumors that the company was working with Huawei to built a Nexus 7 tablet successor.

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Nexus 6 finally receives Android 7.0 Nougat OTA, factory images also posted

Better late than never — Nougat is here.

Ah, our (somewhat) beloved Shamu — the Nexus 6. Seemingly forgotten with the launch of Nougat to other Nexuses over five weeks ago, owners of the two-year-old Nexus 6 have been waiting for an update. Not only has Google posted an Android 7.0 Nougat factory image and a flashable OTA file, but we’ve received plenty of notes saying that Nexus 6s are receiving OTA updates now as well.

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AC roundtable: Which Nexus was the best?

The AC editors get all nostalgic, reminiscing about their favorite Nexus products over the years.

The Nexus line has always been for enthusiasts, but has occasionally broken into the mainstream, often by finding the right balance between price, performance and software accessibility.

Now that we’re on the verge of a new era, one potentially without the Nexus name, we asked our editors to reminisce about their favorite model, and to think back to how it improved  [Read More…]

Save 60% on this thin Nexus 6P case today!

If the Nexus 6P is already pushing your comfort with its size, odds are you don’t want to add a case to it and make it any bigger. Luckily, Amzer’s Pudding TPU case adds only a thin layer to the phone and will help keep it looking great for a long time. Right now you can grab one for just $ 3.95, a 60% savings.

Pixel phones and the Nexus line: How we got to ‘Made by Google’

Should the Pixel phones resemble the Nexus line in some way?

When the Pixel phones debut next week — a 5-inch Pixel and a 5.5-inch Pixel XL, if rumors are to be believed — they are going to be compared, whether Google likes it or not, to the Nexus phones that came before.

Google may be attempting a clean break from that legacy of annual Nexus refreshes, but there’s only so much in a name: To  [Read More…]

Pixel + Pixel XL versus Nexus 5X + 6P: Google’s new phones compared, to scale

Big Pixel and baby Pixel side-by-side, in context.

As reported yesterday, we know have the first official-looking renders of Google’s new Pixel phones, thanks to leaker Evan Blass. No surprise: Both the 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL look basically identical. In fact, the change in wallpaper is more noticeable than the difference in size, when viewed individually.

However, with a bit of simple math, it’s easy to put these two alongside each other in context, since we know  [Read More…]

Nexus owners, how’s the Nougat update treating you?

So far the Android 7.0 update has been a bit of a mixed bag for Nexus devices and their owners.

One of the perks of being a Nexus owner is that you’re among the first to get a new version of Android when it drops. So if you’ve got a 6P, 5X or any other supported model, there’s a good chance you’ve gotten a look at Android 7.0 Nougat well before the rest of us. New  [Read More…]

A new Huawei Nexus tablet? Here’s what the branding difference could mean

Whether or not there are any longterm plans for Nexus, the idea of a new Huawei-built tablet isn’t completely crazy.

It’s been a pretty wild day for Google hardware and software rumors. Aside from Chromecast Ultra, “Andromeda” OS and a possible next-gen Pixel in 2017, there’s now a report suggesting that despite Google moving to Pixel for this year’s phones, the long-rumored Huawei/Google tablet will actually use the Nexus brand.

9to5Google reports that the Google  [Read More…]

Google Pixel and Pixel XL: What to expect from the Nexus successors

Brace yourself: Pixels are coming.

For the past seven years, Google partnered with some of the leading Android phone makers to sell co-branded handsets under the “Nexus” name. This year, the company is set to unveil two new handsets under a brand that’s new to phones, but well known to Google followers: Pixel.

On October 4, Google will hold an event in San Francisco where it’ll unveil two new phones “made by Google.” We’ll reportedly get the Pixel  [Read More…]

Save 60% on this thin Nexus 5X case today!

Want to add a thin case to your Nexus 5X that doesn’t take away from the look of the phone. Amzer’s Pudding TPU case offers a great fit with easy access to the fingerprint sensor and other ports. The case also gives the phone a bit more grip, and right now you can pick one up for just $ 3.95, a savings of 60%.