1 week ago

Google Play Music and paid Newsstand content land in handful of new countries


Google has announced the rollout of Google Play Music and paid Newsstand content to a handful of new countries today.

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1 week ago

Hands-on with the Huawei Nexus 6P

Huawei Nexus 6P

The latest big Nexus phone has solid build and a lot of promise.

Huawei's first Nexus phone — really, the first Huawei phone anyone in the U.S. is going to care about, if we're being completely honest — is a big one. Not just physically, though the 5.7-inch phone is absolutely big. No, the Nexus 6P is also big in stature. It's a large, well-made, metal Android smartphone. From Huawei. In the U.S. (And other parts of the world, of course.)

So is it a worthy successor to last year's monster Nexus 6? Let's take a quick look following Google's Nexus event today in San Francisco.

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1 week ago

You can check out all the new Nexus products today if you are in San Francisco


Google announced a bunch of new hardware products today, including the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones, the Pixel C tablet and new Chromecast hardware. If you live in the San Francisco area and are quick enough, you can get hands-on with all of these devices today for about an hour before they start shipping.

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1 week ago

HTC to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to One M9 and M8 by the end of 2015


President of HTC America, Jason Mackenzie, has taken to Twitter this afternoon to announce that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be coming to a slew of HTC smartphones, with the M8 and M9 to receive the update by the end of the year.

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1 week ago

Gold Nexus 6P Special Edition posted on Japan's Google Store


Google just announced the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P smartphone, but it looks like Japan may get a special version of the phone. The Google Store site in that country has a listing for a Nexus 6P Special Edition that comes in a gold color.

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1 week ago

Hands-on with the LG Nexus 5X

LG Nexus 5X

The lower of the two new Nexus phones still gives a great first impression.

Those of you who've been pining for something akin to the original Nexus 5 for a couple years now? Your prayers have been answered. Google has once again teamed up with LG for a Nexus phone — this is LG's third, actually, having also produced the Nexus 4 — and this year it's going as the Nexus 5X.

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1 week ago

Protect your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P with one of these new cases


To go along with your new Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, Google is selling a collection of cases for both phones. Four cases are currently available for each model, offering a variety of ways to protect your brand new phone.

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1 week ago

Here's everything Nexus-related that Google just announced

Nexus 5X and 6P

It's Nexus season!

Google had a jam-packed press event today to roll out tons of new products, updates to old products and a view of what's to come in the future. Perhaps the biggest announcements of the day were the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X — the two Nexus phones to launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and carry on as Google references devices for the coming year. But we also got information on Marshmallow updates for previous Nexuses, as well as a new Nexus Protect phone insurance plan.

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1 week ago

Twitter is reportedly planning to support posts longer than 140 characters


Twitter may finally give users of its social networking service an official way to share posts that are longer that its current 140 character limit. At the moment, it's not clear just what this product will look like.

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1 week ago

Here's what you need to know about the new Chromecasts


Google not only announced a refreshed piece of Chromecast hardware with a new design, but also introduced an all-new piece of hardware with the Chromecast Audio. In addition to some hardware changes, Google made a number of changes on the software and functionality side of the Chromecast as well. One thing that did not change was pricing, as Google kept the price for both pieces of hardware at the same $35 it was last year. A lot was discussed in a short period of time, so let's take a few minutes to review what Google announced.

New hardware

Google announced two new pieces of Chromecast hardware this year, one aimed at video and the other aimed at audio. Both pieces of hardware received an all-new design, which is a small flat circle. The regular Chromecast will have a small HDMI cable coming out of it, instead of a single piece like the previous model. For the video-focused Chromecast, Google improved the Wi-Fi performance by adding 802.11ac and 5GHz support, as well as three antennas to choose between so it will always receive the best signal from your router.

As for the Chromecast Audio, this new hardware will tie in with your existing speaker setup, allowing you to easily stream music from your Android smartphone or tablet. To tie in with your setup, the Chromecast Audio has a 3.5mm audio out, as well as RCA and optical outputs as well.\

New cast partnerships

Spotify is coming to Chromecast, starting now. Yes, you read that correctly. It was announced that Spotify will finally be adding support for Google's Chromecast, allowing you to easily stream music from your phone to other sources. Spotify will support both new pieces of Chromecast hardware, and will be able to recognize when other devices are using the service on the network to pick up from the same spot in their playlist.

New streaming features

In addition to refreshed hardware, Google announced some streaming additions for the Chromecast as well. Chromecast Fast Play is one of the new features, which aims to be "faster than live TV." How? Fast Play will allow content to cache in the background, with claims of being up to 80 percent faster. Developers will be able to access the new features, and it hopes to add content prediction sometime in 2016.

Google also announced Chromecast for Photos, which will let you cast images and gifs from your phone or tablet to the big screen. You will be able to view the images full screen, and the photo will stay on the screen until you select a new photo from the device. With this you can pick from local photos on your phone and tablet, or photos stored in the cloud. The feature will launch later this week for Android, and "very soon" for iOS.

New gaming features

Another of the Chromecast announcements was the ability to cast your games from your smartphone to your television. With this, you'll be able to use your smartphone as a game controller while playing games on a much bigger screen. The feature will work on both Android and iPhone games, and it will also support multiplayer gaming for up to four players on a single Chromecast.

New centralized Chromecast app

Previously, the Chromecast app was more of an administrative hub, with very limited functionality. This time around, Google has put the focus on content discovery, and making it easier for you to find things to watch. With the new app, you'll have a single place to view all of your content, and the app will only show content from other Chromecast-compatible apps already on your phone. Additionally, there will be a devices tab which will allow you to manage and control your Chromecasts remotely, including the play / pause functionality.


The new hardware is available now from the Google Store for just $35. If you are interested in either Chromecast, you can grab them from the link below.

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1 week ago

Relive Google's 2015 Nexus announcements right now


If you missed Google's 2015 Nexus Event, you're in luck. The company has already posted the video of the event, where they announced its latest Nexus phones, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

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1 week ago

EE offering both Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P to UK buyers, pre-order October 9


While Google will be offering pre-orders for the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P from September 29, there'll be a little delay on that at least from one UK carrier, EE. But, it has confirmed it will be offering both new phones to its customers and they'll be able to pre-order them from October 9.

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1 week ago

Where to buy the Nexus 6P


While today's Google event was somewhat lacking in surprises, the event had no shortage of things for your to hurl money at. Chief among those items is the new Nexus 6P, which includes a Snapdragon 810 processor and an impressive sounding camera. Perhaps most important, the phone is coming in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models for every kind of user to enjoy.

If you're looking to throw money at Google for one of these phones right this second, here's where you do so.

Google Store

Presently the list of places to get a Nexus 6P isn't particularly long, because it's only available for pre-order. If you're ready to pre-order, head to the Google Store now and grab up the model and color that suits you. If you're looking for some hands on time, or to perhaps purchase the phone through your carrier, Google says you'll be able to do so "soon" but only outside the US. We'll be updating this page as those locations and options become available.

In the meantime, head over to our Nexus 6P forums to talk about which model you're picking up today!

Pre-order the Nexus 6P from the Google Store


Huawei will be selling the Nexus 6P directly, though they are not offering all of the configurations. Most notably lacking is the 128GB model, as it is not available from Huawei directly in any color. The company will be selling both the aluminum and graphite color in 32GB and 64GB variants though. Shipping times on the site are currently showing as "Late October."

Pre-order the Nexus 6P from Huawei

Carphone Warehouse

In the UK, smartphone retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that it will offer the Nexus 6P "upon launch." Interested customers, however, can go ahead and start pre-ordering the handset starting on October 2. Mum's the word on most pricing options for the moment, but Carphone Warehouse says you can expect things to start out at £26.99 per month. However, we'd expect outright purchases to line up with Google's stated pricing.

Pre-order the Nexus 6P from Carphone Warehouse (Starting October 2)


Also in the UK, carrier EE has announced that it will also stock the Nexus 6P. Pre-orders from EE will begin on October 9, and pricing will run $29.99 per month on EE's 24-month plan. While you can't pre-order just yet, EE says that you can register for updates on ordering from the link below.

Register your interest in the Nexus 6P from EE

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1 week ago

Here's where you can buy the Google Nexus 5X


Google has just announced the Nexus 5X , a 5.2-inch smartphone that will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. At the moment, the only place you can purchase the Nexus 5X is directly through the company via the Google Store.

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1 week ago

Here's how much the Huawei Nexus 6P will cost around the world


The brand new Huawei Nexus 6P is up for pre-order from September 29 and while Google talked about U.S. pricing on stage, that doesn't help us out in other regions.

Fortunately, Huawei has sent out a quick breakdown on a bunch of other global markets and how much the three versions of the new phone will cost.

Country/Currency 32GB 64GB 128GB U.S. ($) 499 549 649 UK (£) 449 499 579 Japan (JPY) 74800 80800 92800 Canada ($) 699 749 849 Australia ($) 899 999 1099 France (€) 649 699 799 Germany (€) 649 699 799 Hong Kong (HKD) 4688 4988 5688 South Korea (KRW) 670000 730000 850000

The Nexus 6P looks like offering decent value for money, especially considering the relative cost of the range topping 128GB model compared to other flagship devices on the market today. You'll be able to pre-order when it goes live at the link below.

Preorder the Nexus 6P from the Google Store

Nexus 6P


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