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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...

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...

Expanded availability for Google+ custom URLs coming this week 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
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'A Morning with Google+' event video

Google's having some last-minute power issues this morning, leading to the scheduled "Morning with Google+" event starting around 30 minutes late. Nevertheles, you'll find Google's livestream embedded above for your viewing pleasure. The video features Google VP Vic Gundotra walking through some...
Google+ event

WSJ: Google watch with Google Now in late stages of development

Google's Android-powered smartwatch 'could be ready for mass production within months' Rumors of Google working on its own Android-powered smartwatch are nothing new — we've been hearing whispers to that effect from several sources over the past six months. But a report in The Wall Street...
Nexus 5

Nexus 5 specs outed on Wind Mobile pre-registration page

Smaller Canadian carrier lifts lid on Google and LG's next Nexus phone Update: Unsurprisingly, the Wind pre-reg page has now been pulled. Original post: The Nexus 5 leaks continue, and today it's Canada's Wind Mobile that's let the cat out of the bag a little early. Wind's newly-published pre-...
Google Glass

Google Glass receiving hardware refresh, explorers can now invite 3 friends

Explorers who purchased Glass already can upgrade to the new hardware version for free Google announced today that it will be expanding the availability of Glass, as well as refreshing the hardware based on Explorer feedback. While there aren't any specifics on a new design or exact features,...
Google+ event

Live Google+ updates event scheduled for tomorrow morning

'A morning with Google+' Google's ready to show the world some updates to its eve-growing social network, and an online event has been scheduled for tomorrow morning, Oct. 29, at 9.30am PDT (12.30pm EDT, 4:30pm GMT). There's no indication as to what the Google+ team will be revealing, but the...
Nexus 7

32GB Nexus 7 selling for £180 from UK retailer

Imported U.S. model with UK adapter We're expecting a couple more Nexus devices to land before the week's out, but if you're in the market for a 2013 Nexus 7 — still one of the best small tablets out there — here's a deal worth taking a look at. UK merchant Pixel Electronics on is...
Wifi Passport

Google's Wifi Passport service and app live in Jakarta

No carrier service, no problem — if you're in Indonesia Google has partnered with MOGPlay and are now offering free or cheap Wifi access for folks in Jakarta, Indonesia. Wifi hotspots are scattered around the city, and using the official Android app and voucher codes, users can connect and stay...
What's this song?

Google Sound Search lands in Canada [Update: not anymore]

Update: Looks like things have reverted back, and the Sound Search widget is once again unavailable in Canada. Original story: Though they're still unable to stream from Google Play Music, Canadians now have the ability to use Google's Sound Search widget to identify music. The widget works on...
HTC One Google Drive deal

Updating to HTC Sense 5.5? Claim 25GB of free Google Drive space

40GB total free cloud storage for HTC One owners who update Yesterday we brought you news of HTC Sense 5.5 and Android 4.3 hitting some European HTC One devices, and now there's another reason to eagerly await the latest update for the phone. Similar to the Google Drive promotion for the HTC One...

YouTube working on paid subscription music service, according to report

Paid option could offer offline listening and no advertisements In a somewhat puzzling bit of news, rumor has it that YouTube will launch its own subscription music service. According to sources of Billboard, YouTube is planning a two-tiered subscription music service that builds on the music...