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29
Apr

Google might offer a new Nexus 5 that supports Project Fi


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Google announced Project Fi last week, which will bring down your cell phone costs considerably. The only catch is that it only works with one phone, the Nexus 6. A decent phone, but it’s too big for a lot of people.

We can only assume that future Nexus phones will also support it too. It has already been rumored that Google will offer not one, but two Nexus phones this year. Huawei and LG seem to be the likely suspects. It’s also likely that Google will end up calling these devices the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 since there is nowhere to go with the current naming scheme. The Nexus 5 refers to a 5-inch display, while the Nexus 6 refers to a 6-inch display. And they can’t call either device a Nexus 7 for obvious reasons.

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In a recent video that Google released about Project Fi, there is a phone that is clearly not the Nexus 6. Many sites have considered it a place holder, which could very well be the case. It looks an awful lot like an updated Nexus 5 though. Now the new Nexus 5 might not look exactly like it, but it’s more than likely this phone represents what is coming later this year.

You can see it in the video below….

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source: Tech Times

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28
Apr

Deal: Grab a Nexus 5 with one year of service from FreedomPop for just $200


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The Google-made Nexus 5 was arguably one of the best smartphones announced in 2013. With its super low price of just $350 and top of the line specs for the time, many users quickly jumped on board with the handset. While Google no longer offers it from the Google Store, there are still ways to pick one up for cheap.

In a new promotion that just made its way to the AA Deals Store, you can pick up a certified pre-owned 16GB Nexus 5 in Black with one full year of service from FreedomPop for just $199.99. The service includes unlimited talk and text, 500MB of 4G LTE data per month, visual voicemail ($30 value), tethering ($47.88 value), and usage alerts ($23.88 value). FreedomPop also doesn’t have any contracts or early termination fees.

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The phone itself usually runs for way more than $200 on various other retailers around the web, so this is a really great deal. If you’re interested in saving a massive 65% on this promotion, head to the Android Authority Deals Store link below.

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28
Apr

[Deal] Google Nexus 5 and 1 year of FreedomPop service for $199.99






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Looking for a Nexus 5 to poke about on for an affordable price tag? You are in luck tonight. Right now you can score a Google Nexus 5 AND 1 year of service for a mind melting $199.99 out the door. No, that isn’t a mistype. $200 gives you a Nexus 5 and 1 year of service, which includes unlimited talk and text plus 500MB of 4G LTE data from FreedomPop.

Nexus 5 FreedomPopAlong with the offer you get a year of tethering, a year of usage alerts and a year of Visual Voicemail. I can think of a few reasons to scoop up this deal. The obvious is a Nexus 5 for pretty cheap as a Chromecast remote or play about device. Another could easily be for a teenager needing a phone and you needing to make sure it is as inexpensive as possible. If you pick up the deal you will be getting a certified pre-owned 16GB black variant of the device only.


Hit the link below and pick one up before the offer expires.

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27
Apr

FreedomPop Nexus 5 + Talk & Text, $199.99


Today’s highlighted deal is one of the most beloved devices to have ever seen the Android community. That’s right, Google’s own Nexus 5. With its high-resolution 5″ display, colors are brilliant and details are crisp. Instant photo features such as collages, animations and panoramas make this device as fun as it is powerful. Up to 8.5 hours of battery life and the trusted reputation of Google’s flagship handsets are just icing on the cake with this $199 special. Plus, with the added talk & text bonus from FreedomPop, there’s even more reason to be excited.

See more at deals.androidguys.com

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25
Apr

Nexus devices aren’t selling well, Nexus 6 mostly to blame






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Google has just announced their quarterly financial results for Q1 2015, and while the overall picture is good, there’s a bit of bad new for Nexus devices. Google refers to the money it earns from the Play Store and Google Store as “other revenues”, and while overall “other revenues” has increased to $1.8 billion, up 23% year-on-year, when compared with last quarter, this revenue stream has actually fallen by 3%. In the earnings call, Google CFO Patrick Pichette attributed this decline to the fact that Nexus devices aren’t selling well anymore, in particular the Nexus 6, which hasn’t been the financial success that the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 were.

You can kind of understand why this is the case – the Nexus 5 ($349) and Nexus 7 ($249) were significantly cheaper than their successors, the Nexus 6 ($649) and Nexus 9 ($399), and it’s obvious that the almost double-the-cost Nexus 6 is a bit of a tough ask for what is essentially an enthusiast’s device. Having said that, it’s unlikely that Google will bat an eyelid as the Nexus line, as we all know, is less about being a commercial success but getting quality devices into the hands of developers and enthusiasts – though I doubt they’d complain if it actually made money too. We’ll have to see if Google changes their strategy with the next Nexus smartphone and goes back to a cheaper device.


What do you think about Nexus devices not doing too well? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: 9to5 Google via TalkAndroid

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16
Apr

The ‘Google Workshop’ could be a tool used to create custom cases



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In August of last year, word broke that Google was flirting with the idea of allowing users to add a bit of customization to their Nexus smartphones in the terms of cases built on moments or photos. After that though, nary a word was mentioned and some had thought that Google had abandoned the idea. However, new information surfaced in the past few days that suggests the search giant may actually still be working on the project.

According to new information gathered, it appears Google is working on Workshop still but it only caters to the Nexus 5. Though, a new image has serviced suggesting the Nexus 6 could see the same treatment (see below). From what’s seen, Google has already build the interface and user experience with two tools to create custom cases. Not only that, but it appears custom live wallpapers are now in the mix.

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The two tools, MapMe and Moments. While we’ve seen moments before, it appears MapMe will allow users to base their custom cases and live wallpapers on a location of choice. Users can then customize the look of the map in different colors and text for the case where as the live wallpaper would show location-specific information like weather or tweets.

As for moments is concerned, the tool takes a photo uploaded to a Google+ album and allows the user to customize text on it for a case or live wallpaper. From there though, we’re not sure of what else or when this will debut. It’s possibly we could see it at I/O next month or it may come later.

source: Android Police

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10
Apr

Nexus 5 discontinued on Google Play Store.






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It is always a sad day when a great device sees the end of its life and has to be discontinued. Google stopped manufacturing the Nexus 5 last year and starting today, it will also no longer sell it directly via the Google Play Store. With the Nexus 6, and many other great devices on the market, Google’s decision does make sense from a business standpoint. For those of you that still wish to procure a device for nostalgia’s sake, we are sure that you can snag one up on eBay and other third-party sellers. If you have any fond memories of your Nexus 5 and wish to share them, make sure to do so via the comments sections below.

Source: Google Play, ITPRO

 





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2
Apr

I still love my Nexus 5



Technology is a train that stops for no one. It moves faster and faster every day, leaving our relatively new devices in the dust as the next stop quickly approaches. I find myself hearing a certain quote a lot during my time browsing for the latest tech news. “The Next Big Thing is Here” as Samsung famously advertises. Truthfully, the next big thing is always around the corner. Devices that I still consider “new” like the 2014 Moto X and LG G3, are silently being brushed aside while Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and HTC’s One M9 now hold the spotlight.

Thankfully, Android hardware is finally at a point where it is going to take quite a bit of time before a user will actually need an upgrade due to deterioration or software crashes. Unless you break the device yourself, modern smartphones (at least the flagships) will hold value for a long time.

But if there’s one phone I’d like to call out for aging so well, it’s my handy dandy Nexus 5. To the average consumer, the Nexus 5 is barely considered old. To an Android enthusiast, a smartphone that’s a year and a half old can be considered outdated. At its launch, the Nexus 5 offered premium, modern specifications that every Android user wanted. Full HD screen, the latest Snapdragon 800 chip, enough memory for great multitasking and a pretty solid camera that featured optical image stabilization.

A couple weeks ago, My beloved Nexus suffered a tragic fall from the heights of my hands into the unforgiving depths… of the sidewalk beneath me. The screen was shattered, and my heart was broken.

As you would expect, I have been searching for my next daily driver, conveniently at the time the Galaxy S6, S6 edge and One M9 were announced. These phones are fantastic, and I’ve got a heavy eye on the S6 edge as my co-writer Matt Kinne states it’s been an incredible phone so far despite the battery life. While my brain is telling me to get this phone, I can’t help but hold my crippled Nexus 5 still as I believe this is still one of my favorite phones of all time, and I want another one.

Nexus the Fifth, you have excelled in every way I needed you to.

Your 1080p screen that fit perfectly in my palm is exactly what I wanted. Your CPU is still blazing fast with Android 5.1 and easily compares to mobile CPU’s today in every day use. Your battery performs well throughout the day, with the help of a quick mid-day rest stop on my wireless charger. Your camera’s HDR and OIS capabilities served me without issues, as I am no photographer, and I do not require perfection in smartphone photos. Your light, minimal build and emphasis on small bezels caught many eyes as I used you in public. You have been a fantastic smartphone with very few faults, Nexus the Fifth.

While I probably will upgrade to a newer flagship, I’m impressed by how much I want a replacement Nexus 5 instead. This mainly has to do with the size of the device, as flagship smartphones just keep growing in size, slipping away from my not-so-big hands. I am thrilled that Samsung and HTC have kept the screen size the same from last year’s flagships, however. Companies would be stupid to ignore the customer base that prefers one-handed use.

Regardless of them, the Nexus 5 will be held dearly to me as I move on to the next big thing.


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26
Mar

Android 5.1.0_r3 factory images (LMY47I) arrive for Nexus 5 and Nexus 6


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Factory images have just gone up for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6, bearing the build name LMY47I. So what’s new here exactly? What we’re looking at is Android 5.1.0_r3, which appears to contain a few minor bug fixes.

While one would hope that the bug fixes ould be focused on some of the bigger lingering Lollipop issues (such as the notorious memory leak), from the sounds of it the fixes here are almost all related to addressing bugs that deal with SIM card handling. There might be a few other small tweaks and fixes here, but nothing too exciting.

To grab the latest images, you’ll want to click on your device from the list below:

We’ll be sure to update you if and when build LMY47I makes its way to any other members of the Nexus family.



21
Mar

Is LG going to make the next Nexus smartphone? Visits from Google engineers point to “Yes”


The Nexus 6 has barely been out for 6 months and rumours are already swirling around who is going to manufacturer Google’s next Nexus smartphone. While Huawei appeared to be the leader in the early going, attention has shifted to LG, who allegedly had Google engineers visit their headquarters and factories in Korea this month. […]

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