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9
Feb

Deal: original Nexus 5 for $140


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With the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P all proceeding it, there’s no denying that the Nexus 5 is, well, getting up there in years. Don’t let this fool you though, despite its age, the Nexus 5 is still an exceptional device, particularly for those that are just looking for up-to-date software and a no frills experience.

With this age also comes plenty of discounts, with the phone going as low as $129.99 back in November. While that price was pretty temporary, Ebay seller mobilepros1 comes pretty close, selling the handset (refurbished) in your choice of black or white for $139.99 with free shipping in the US. The phone can also be sold in “many other countries”, though you’ll obviously have to pay extra for the shipping costs.

So what kind of specs we talking about with the Nexus 5? The Nexus 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. Other specs include a 5-inch 1080p screen, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing shooter, a 2300 mAh battery, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow (via OTA upgrades). While that’s certainly not bleeding age, the Nexus 5 is still more than capable of keeping up with other phones around that price point and even performs better than devices like the Moto G 3rd gen, which cost around $40 more.

For those with modest needs, or if you are just looking for a backup phone, we still highly recommend the Nexus 5. Keep in mind this is the US model, designed for proper use with Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile, though it should also work in many international markets. What do you think, is the Nexus 5 worth picking up at this price? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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28
Jan

Now this is how you add a microSD card slot to a Nexus


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One of the weirder Reddit threads for the day has got to be this guy that decided to manually add a microSD card slot to his trusty Nexus 5. It’s far from a polished piece of industrial engineering, but he did manage it and it does work. Who ever said we’d never see a Nexus with microSD expansion?

Long story short, the Redditor decided that if Marshmallow was capable of recognizing external memory cards as internal storage, then why not pull the back off his Nexus 5 and add one himself? The solution is as messy as it is simple. He just folded up the internal components to make everything fit and then soldered a microSD card slot on. Simple.

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The coolest part of the whole DIY trick is that no special software mod was required. Once the microSD card adapter was attached, Marshmallow instantly recognized it and the guy has been enjoying expandable storage on his fully functional, if lumpy, Nexus 5. Some commenters wisely suggested 3D printing a new back cover to accommodate the added bulk.

The reason everyone hasn’t been doing this since day one is because it’s a pretty aggressive mod. The guy pulled off the back cover and chopped it in half, flipped the bottom section where the microUSB port is around and MacGyvered a USB OTG solution on a folded up daughter board…after rearranging the speaker and antenna cables. Once all that was accomplished the whole thing was so bulky he had to chuck a TPU case on it to protect everything.

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As the modder admitted himself, it was more of a “could I, should I situation”, vowing that if he were to do it again he would just solder a microSD card adapter to the microUSB port and keep it mounted on the outside of the device. As our parents wisely told us, just because we can do something, doesn’t always mean we should do something. In this case tough, I’m sure glad I got to see this done.

Did you think this would even work? Have you ever tried anything like this on your phone?

8
Dec

Android 6.0.1 adds power button camera shortcut and next alarm DND mode


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Android 6.0.1 has only just hit a range of Nexus devices in the past 24 hours, so users are still discovering a few new hidden extras packed into the update. While the chief feature of the update was touted as new emoji support, the update has also brought a double-tap power camera shortcut to the Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013) and 9, along with tweaks to the Do Not Disturb mode.

This double tap power button camera shortcut originally appeared with the new Nexus 5X and 6P models, but now a wider number of Nexus owners can quickly launch their camera when the screen is off, which is bound to come in useful when you really quickly need to capture a picture.


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Another not so new feature in Android 6.0.1 is the reintroduction of “until next alarm” feature to the OS’ Do Not Disturb notification mode. Rather than manually having to mute and unmute system sounds, this mode can be used to automatically unmute notifications once your alarm goes off in the morning. Another pretty useful addition.

If you haven’t updated your Nexus yet, click the big orange button below to go and grab the factory images. We also have a handy user guide for installing Marshmallow here too.

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8
Dec

Factory images for Android 6.0.1 update have been released



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We’ve had the Android 6.0.1 update on our radar for some time now and it seems Google has decided today is the day – Google has released the factory images for Android 6.0.1 for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. While the update inevitably contains the December security update, one of the more anticipated additions are the new emoji that SVP of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer announced would be coming in this update. We also got a sneak peek at all the new emoji if you’re not keen on flashing a new factory image right now.

As with all software updates, you can either wait for the update to roll out to your device – which can take days or weeks depending on where you are – or you can download the factory image from the Google Developers website and flash it yourself. In case this is your first time, flashing a factory image will wipe everything on your device, so make sure to backup everything before you attempt anything – otherwise, you might be better off waiting for the OTA (over-the-air) update.


Are you excited to see the factory images for Android 6.0.1? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Google Developers via TalkAndroid

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7
Dec

Google publishes Android 6.0.1 factory images for Nexus devices


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Google has published the factory images for the long-awaited Android 6.0.1 update for the Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The upgrade brings a brand new Emoji set to these devices, in addition to the latest security patch which is targeted at resolving any critical issues present in the open-source operating system.

Hit the source link below to download the factory images from the official Google Developer Blog for manual flashing. Alternatively, you can wait for the OTA to start rolling out, which should start soon.

Source: Google Developers

 

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7
Dec

Google rolling out Android 6.0.1 update to Nexus devices


We know that most of you are still waiting patiently for Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to hit your smartphones. And it only hurts more when we hear that some Nexus devices have now jumped the queue to receive the Android 6.0.1 update. Yes, you read it right – Google is pushing the new software update to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player.

As part of the software update, devices running the latest version of Android would receive 200 new and redesigned  emojis. The good news for the world obsessed with texting is, Google has included unicorn, cat, cheese-block, popcorn and taco emojis in the latest update. Just like we informed in our earlier report, many old emojis such as poop and body parts have have been redesigned and recolored. It is noteworthy that the new emojis have already been available on Windows 10 and iOS platform for a few weeks.

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Another small change that users who have tablets running Android 6.0.1 will notice that the ‘Back’ and ‘Home’ navigation buttons are now located on the left hand side of the display’s base instead of their central position. The Android 6.0.1 factory images are also available to download on Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013).

Via: Mobile Syrup

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25
Nov

Deal: buy a Nexus 5 for as low as $130!


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The Nexus 5 continues to be a great device for many of our readers, and some of you have even managed to get one for a very good price lately, but no deal has compared to this one so far. If you don’t mind getting yourself a refurbished device, Expansys has a deal that is very hard to say no to. The online retailer is selling the older-generation handset for only $129.99!

And this does include the black, white or red 16 GB iterations. If that’s not enough storage space for you, the 32 GB iterations are also available for $149.99, in the same colors.

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Talk about finding the right deal! This could be great for casual users who wouldn’t mind going with an older device that still outperforms many of the current smartphones at that price point. The Nexus 5 carries a 5-inch 1080p screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing shooter and a modest 2300 mAh battery.

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It has been hard to find a Nexus 5 since Google stopped offering it in the Play Store, which is likely the reason why it’s going for such a low price. Retailers are probably trying to phase it out of their inventories.

It’s a win-win, so go ahead and sign up for your Nexus 5 if you are looking to get a good phone on the cheap. It might also make a great holiday gift!

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19
Nov

32GB Nexus 5 for just $200 with your choice of red, white, or black


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Just in time for the holidays, Expansys USA is offering up the original 32GB LG Nexus 5 for just $200, the lowest price we’ve seen yet. Even better, Expansys has all three colors in stock: red, black, and white.

The Nexus 5 might be two generations old now, but it’s still a solid device, especially at this price. To put it into perspective, that’s about what you’d pay for something like the Moto G (3rd gen), which is powered by a Snapdragon 415 and has just a 720p display. With the Nexus 5, you get the Snapdragon 800, a 5-inch 1080p display, and several other improvements that make it a better choice for the money.

Some of the other key specs include 2GB RAM, a 2,300mAh battery, and an 8 megapixel rear camera. It’s also worth mentioning that the Nexus 5 has already been upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, something you probably won’t find with other similarly priced phones.


Google Nexus 5 black aa 12See also: Google Nexus 5 review: best for the money, but is it enough?54

As far as aesthetics go, the Nexus 5 also retains a very similar look and vibe to its newer brother, the Nexus 5x, and while the design is certainly no-frills, that’s at least a small part of the phone’s charm.

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The model sold by Expansys should play nicely with all GSM carriers, as well as the CDMA carrier Sprint. So how about it, anyone planning on picking this one up at $200? Would you recommend it at this price, or would users be better off getting a newer entry or mid-level device?

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19
Nov

Expansys is selling a bunch of 32GB Nexus 5’s for just $199


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Expansys, as part of its early Black Friday deals promo, has begun selling a bunch of 32GB Nexus 5’s for just $199. The devices are available in white, black, and red. There’s even an audio pack that’ll get you a decent pair of headphones and a Nexus 5 for just $219.99.

Keep in mind that these are brand new smartphones, none of these are refurbished units. While the smartphone is a couple of years old, the hardware it’s sporting still isn’t bad by any means, and this device has been know for being buttery smooth, especially after its recent Android 6.0 update.

If anyone’s interested, you’ll need to act fast, as Expansys has limited stock. Anyone picking one up?

source: Expansys

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19
Nov

Expansys offering big savings in Pre Black Friday deals


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Looking to pick up a kick ass Android smartphone but wanted to hold off until Black Friday or Cyber Monday? What if we told you that there were some incredible promotions happening right now?

Expansys is selling a handful of Android phones, Chromebooks, tablets, and other goods as part of a Pre Black Friday promotion. There’s also a bunch of savings to be had on Windows-based devices, accessories and more.

We’ve scooped up a few that were passed along to us so definitely check ’em out!

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