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Nexus 5 now available through Sprint, Amazon and Best Buy

Subsidized for $50-150 or $450-500 outright Canada isn't the only place seeing expanded Nexus 5 availability today. As revealed in the carrier's launch-day press release, today's the day the Nexus 5 arrives on Sprint. Sprint's own site has the 16GB model for as little as $49.99 on a two-year...
Android Central

Hangouts 2.0 now rolling out with SMS support

New version lets you use Google's IM app to send and receive texts As promised at last week's Google+ event, the new version of Hangouts capable of sending and receiving text messages is now rolling out through Google Play. The update to brings things up to speed with the version of Hangouts on...
T-Mobile Nexus 5

Leaked document points to Nov. 20 launch for T-Mobile Nexus 5

With Nexus 5s already in the hands of Google Play Store buyers, we're starting to see the first indications of when it'll arrive at subsidized prices on U.S. carriers. Sprint's is due to arrive from Nov. 8, and if the latest leaked documents are to be believed then T-Mobile shouldn't be far behind...
Google Text to Speech

Google Text-to-Speech now on Google Play, update rolling out

New version adds Korean support As part of Google's ongoing effort to spin off certain software features into Google Play for easier updating, the company has today launched the Google Text-to-Speech engine as a standalone app on the Play Store. The will push out automatically to those using an...
LG Nexus 5

Carphone Warehouse no longer selling Nexus 5 SIM-free

'Limited number' of SIM-free handsets now sold out If you wanted to get hold of a Nexus 5 from Carphone Warehouse at the staggeringly good SIM-free price of £295 then hopefully you were quick off the mark last Friday. The UK retailer is no longer offering the device without a contract, and as...
Google Helpouts

Google's Helpouts is now official, experts standing by

System now live for those seeking help, still invite-only for experts Google is making its aptly-named help service Helpouts official today, giving you access to experts in different areas via Google Hangouts. The basic premise of Helpouts is to work as a middleman for connecting those who need...
Chromecast

UK retailer Zavvi offering Chromecast for £40

A slight premium over U.S. pricing, but it's in stock and ready to ship While Google's Chromecast app for Android broke U.S. exclusivity, the dongle itself still remains M.I.A. At least, officially, anyway. There was a brief time when Amazon customers could get their hands on them, but if you're...
Nexus 5 camera

Nexus 5 battery life first impressions: Good enough, but not great

How does the Nexus 5's battery stand up after a few days of real-world use? Battery life is one of those areas of smartphone performance that’s difficult to quantify. Synthetic tests rarely reflect real-world performance, and it takes time to get a feel for how a new phone stands up. We’ve been...
Nexus 5 camera

Nexus 5 camera samples and first impressions

A quick overview of the new Nexus's photographic capabilities Google's Nexus smartphones don't have the best reputation when it comes to photography. The Galaxy Nexus's rear camera was a pretty big disappointment, and the Nexus 4's was little more than adequate, despite the introduction of new...
Android 4.4 KitKat on the Nexus 5

Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat video walkthrough

Come take a look at the future of Android The Nexus 5 is upon us, and with it Android 4.4 KitKat. The latest Nexus handset combines high-end Android hardware with the latest pure Android straight from Google. In the new OS version, KitKat, the stock UI has seen its biggest visual overhaul since...
Nexus 5

In pictures: The Nexus 5

Hands-on photo gallery While we prepare our hands-on coverage of LG and Google's latest Nexus handset, why not take a glance over our complete hands-on photo gallery? We've got a dozen or Nexus 5 photos waiting for you in the gallery after the break — enjoy!
Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Galaxy Nexus will not get Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.3 is the end of the line for the Samsung-made Nexus Galaxy Nexus owners, you might want to sit down for this. Your device won't be getting an official update to the newly-announced Android 4.4 KitKat. Quoth the Google support site: Galaxy Nexus will not be receiving the Android 4.4...
KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat is official, launching on the Nexus 5

Streamlined performance, new smarter phone app, pedometer support, new "immersive mode" in new version of Android Along with the LG Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat is finally official — and there's a whole bunch of new features to get to grips with, besides the obvious UI changes we've seen in all...
Nexus 5 commercial

Google posts Nexus 5 'I do' commercial

Google shows off the latest features of its flagship device Well, the Nexus 5 is here, and Google has just posted the first official commercial on its YouTube page. Take a look and see if you spy anything interesting — we just see some basic demos of the camera and gallery. We're still picking...
Android Central

The Nexus 5 is official, Play Store now taking orders

Here comes Google and LG's next big thing Today brings an end to all the rumors, leaks and speculation — the LG-made Google Nexus 5 is finally official and the Google Play Store is now taking orders. Here's the long and short of it: This year's Nexus handset is a 5-incher with a 1080p display, a...
Nexus 5

Nexus 5 official specs

Complete spec listings for Google and LG's five-inch Nexus phone The Nexus 5 is finally official, bringing a top-level smartphone hardware paired with stock Android 4.4 KitKat at an affordable price point. Though pre-release leaks have told us a great deal about what's lurking beneath the Nexus 5...
Voice search

Google voice search gets new, less robotic voice in the UK

More natural sounding female voice replaces the old robotic tones If you use Google Search's voice features in the UK, you may have noticed a fairly significant change today — the robotic male voice of old has been replaced with a new, more natural sounding female voice. The change brings the UK...
Nexus 5

The roundup: Nexus 5 leaks all over the place ahead of anticipated launch

It's coming; here's a last-minute look at everywhere the Nexus 5 has cropped up in the past 24 hours In case you hadn't been paying attention, there's a new Nexus phone due to arrive very soon, and this week has seen the LG-made device make its way out to all corners of the world ahead of its...
Google Play TV

Google Play TV shows now available in Japan

TV shows from Google expands to only the third global location with Japanese availability The slow, slow rollout of Google Play TV Shows continues, with the addition of Japan as just the third country in which the content is available. Having been a U.S. exclusive for so long, British customers...
Google+

Expanded availability for Google+ custom URLs coming this week

google.com/+YourNameHere Previously only available to a select few verified accounts, Google is to expand the availability of Google+ custom URLs this week. Custom URLs give you an easy way to link friends and followers to your Google+ page, for example you'll find Android Central at google.com...

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