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Android 5.1

Nexus owners: How's the Android 5.1 update treating you?

Android 5.1 Lollipop arrived on Nexus phones and tablets this week, with factory images available for some devices and over-the-air now rolling out too. While Android 5.1 doesn't make any sweeping changes to the way Android looks and behaves, it's still an important update, especially for Nexus...
Google Store

The new Google Store is your one-stop web shop for Chromebooks, Nexus devices and more

Google has just launched a dedicated website, the Google Store, where the company will sell all of its hardware products, including Chromebooks, Nexus smartphones and tablets and more. The new storefront comes at the same time Google is launching a new version of its high-end Chromebook Pixel....
Lollipop

Android 5.1 Lollipop Nexus updates to begin today

Android 5.1, the first Lollipop maintenance release, is on the way Update: Google has officially announced Android 5.1 Lollipop, which will begin rolling out from today. Original story: As tends to happen shortly before Nexus updates start rolling out, T-Mobile has updated its support documents...
Nexus 7s

Android 5.0.2 OTA links are starting to arrive — this is how you use them

Android 5.0.2 factory images started arriving back in December and continued into January, and now we're starting to see the first OTA updates rolling out to Nexus devices as well. As is usually the case with these small point releases there's no major reason to run out and flash the file, but if...
Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 is available to buy once again in the Google Play Store

If you still want to get your hands on the older, but still solid, Nexus 5 smartphone from Google, you now have yet another chance. The Google Play Store has re-listed the phone once again at its $349 starting price, but only in the black color. Google is selling the 16GB version for $349.99,...
A Nexus 7 on the cheap

Today only, a 16GB Nexus 7 (2013) for $170

Even if it's since been supplanted by the Nexus 9, the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 is still a good deal at just $169.99. That deal, good for today only and only at Woot.com, knocks $60 off the list price of the 7-inch Nexus tablet. And ever since it disappeared off Google Play, that normal list...
Android 5.0.2 factory images posted for cellular Nexus 7s

Android 5.0.2 factory images posted for cellular Nexus 7s

If you're still rocking a 2013-era Nexus 7 with LTE, or a 2012 mobile version, we've got some great news today. Google has just dropped the Lollipop factory images for the both devices, and they're version 5.0.2 to boot. This particular build is labeled as LRX22G, the the very same build...
Using Smart Lock on Lollipop? Use this trick to manually lock in an instant

Using Smart Lock on Lollipop? Use this trick to manually lock in an instant

Using Smart Lock on Android 5.0 is a great way to balance security and convenience, using a trusted location, Bluetooth device or NFC tag to bypass lock screen security without entering a PIN or lock pattern. However it's possible you might not want your phone completely unlocked all the time,...
Google publishes Android 5.0.2 factory images for Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi

Google publishes Android 5.0.2 factory images for Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi

Google has just posted the factory image of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi. Now that the factory images have been pushed, an OTA update is sure to be around the corner. The particular build for Android 5.0.2 is LRX22G, the same build deployed a month ago for...
Nexus 7 (2012)

Google publishes Android 5.0.2 factory image for Nexus 7 (2012)

Google has just posted the factory image of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for the WiFi version of the 2012 Nexus 7. This follows the rollout of the Android 5.0.1 on many Nexus devices recently. With the factory image up, an OTA update can't be too far away, and we'll keep you posted on AndroidCentral if...
Nexus 7 (2013)

Here are the Android 5.0.1 OTA links, and a guide to using them

Google released Android 5.0.1 to AOSP and posted factory images for the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, and now folks have started to receive the actual OTA updates for the incremental bump. While you can always manually update your Nexus device using the full factory image and still retain your...
Nexus 5

The Android 5.0.1 factory image for the Nexus 5 is now available

It lives here. Happy flashing. Be sure to check your MD5, and follow our guide if you need help.
T-Mobile Nexus 6

Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 on T-Mobile slated to get Android 5.0.1 today

It looks like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 on T-Mobile are slated to get an update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop today, at least that's what T-Mobile seems to think. Support docs for both phones on T-Mobile's website list December 15th (that'd be today) as the roll-out date for the 5.0.1 update. The...
Nexus 5 Lollipop

Sprint says Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is coming to their Nexus 5 today

Sprint says they will begin rolling out an over-the-air update for its Nexus 5 smartphone today with the version number LRX22C, or more popularly known as Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. The change log simply states that the download will offer "Miscellaneous Android Updates" to the Nexus 5. As always...
Nexus 5

Nexus 5: Past, present and future

A year on — and with an all-new version of Android — how does Google's 5-inch handset measure up? I've used the Nexus 5 — Google and LG's last Nexus collaboration — on and off for the past year. The phone never quite managed to become my daily driver, mainly due to underwhelming battery life and...
Nexus 6 checksums

Checking the checksum on a Nexus factory image (and why you should)

Take a few easy steps to verify that the file you downloaded is the file you wanted Having a Nexus means you're provided with factory restore images should you want to revert anything you might have done to the system software. It's a failsafe, and the easiest way to return everything to the way...
Android 5.0.1 factory images for Nexus 6 and Nexus 4 released

Android 5.0.1 factory images for Nexus 6 and Nexus 4 released

Google released Android 5.0.1 factory images for the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 last week, and now images for the updated OS are available for two more devices, the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 4. The release of these images usually means that Google is close to offering OTA updates for the Nexus...
Device Assist

Google's Device Assist app offers tips on Lollipop

Google is giving some extra help to some Android 5.0 Lollipop users with the launch today of Device Assist, an app that promises to give "tips and proactive troubleshooting" while using their new OS update. The Device Assist app is just for Lollipop users who own a Nexus branded device like...
What to do if the Android 5.0 Lollipop update hasn't pushed to your Nexus yet

What to do if the Android 5.0 Lollipop update hasn't pushed to your Nexus yet

Still waiting on your Android 5.0 update? Here's what's up ... Android 5.0 Lollipop is available for your Nexus device! Sort of! But definitely! Factory images are available for flashing over fastboot. Over-the-air-update file locations are known, and we can sideload at will. Code has been...
Weekly poll results: Nexus device relevance

Weekly poll results: Nexus device relevance

Earlier in the week we asked if you thought Google's Nexus program was still relevant. We left the question pretty open-ended, because we are also curious why people think the way they do about a question like this. We have our own thoughts and opinions about what the Nexus program means to us as...

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