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Nexus 4 with KitKat

Google posts Android 4.4 factory image for Nexus 4

In what should be a pretty clear sign that an over-the-air update is coming soon, Google has posted the factory image for Android 4.4 KitKat for the Nexus 4. Factory images are  especially helpful if you bork your device playing hax0r — or if you just want an easy way to start from scratch. In the...
Nexus 5

T-Mobile now selling the Nexus 5 for $449

A quick heads up that T-Mobile is now officially selling the Nexus 5 online. You can pay $449 outright — that's an extra $50 over (OK, OK, $100 over the comparable 16GB version) what you'll pay at Google Play, mind you — or $17 a month over two years with $41 down. Otherwise, same ol' Nexus 5 we'...
Nexus 4, 7, and 10

Android 4.4 KitKat rolling out to Nexus 7s, Nexus 10

Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 with mobile data to receive update 'soon' Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013 Wifi models) and Nexus 10 users may want to start checking for the big update right about now, as the OTA to KitKat has been released into the wild according to the official Android Google+ account. To accept...
Camera 360 and the QX10

Got KitKat and a Sony QX lens camera? Use Camera 360 for full support

Sony's official app is not yet updated for KitKat, but your equipment still works fine Folks with a Sony Cyber-shot QX lens camera and a Nexus 5 (or KitKat in an unofficial way on other phones) are finding out the hard way that Sony's PlayMemories Mobile application isn't working. It will...
Android Central

Vector 19: Brian Klug on the new Nexus

Vector is our cross-platform analysis show focused on bringing you the biggest stories and best analysis in tech. Sadly, Phil Nickinson wasn't able to join us this week (soon!), but Brian Klug of AnandTech absolutely was and, after briefly wrapping up the Apple A7 talk from last time, we dove into...
Android Central

The Nexus 5 F.A.Q.

Answering the most common questions we're getting about Google's new Nexus 5 Whether you have you new Nexus 5 in hand, or are covering all your bases before you decide to dust off the credit card, you've got questions. The most rewarding part of our job here at AC is answering those questions...
Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

T-Mobile to sell Nexus 5 on Nov. 14 for $449, Nexus 7 LTE also ships Nov. 20

Google's latest Nexus devices hitting the UNcarrier T-Mobile is set to start offering both of Google's latest devices, the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, in the coming weeks. The carrier announced today it will put the Nexus 5 up for sale starting November 14th online (November 20th in-store) for $449....
Nexus 5 vs. HTC One

The Nexus 5 vs. the HTC One

Two different approaches to making a great phone Each time a Nexus device is released, it garners quite a bit of attention. And rightfully so, when Google releases its own phone once a year it's a pretty big deal for Android enthusiasts. Once the dust settles on all of the new device news, we...
Google Now

Google Search app improvements could be coming next week

New contextual cards and smarter voice search in Nov. 13 update, according to Wired Google has slowly but consistently been improving its search app for Android over the past year or so, bringing more cards to Google Now and new ways to interact by speaking to your device. It appears the next...
Nexus 5

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...
Nexus 5 in Canada

Nexus 5 now available from Canadian carriers

TELUS, Videotron, Rogers, Fido, Bell and Virgin now offering latest Nexus phone If you're in Canada and weren't able (or willing) to pick up a Nexus 5 from the Google Play Store, you can now buy the phone directly from six of the major Canadian carriers. TELUS, Videotron, Rogers, Fido, Bell and...
Nexus 5 and Zens charger

What I'm using: The Zens Wireless Charger with the Nexus 5

  Oh, wireless charging, how I missed you. Having used the HTC One and Moto X for the past 8 months or so, I'd been resigned to plugging in my phone every night. Not a huge deal, of course, but it does become a bit of a pain if you're like me and tend to top off at your desk while you're working...
Android Central

The Nexus 5 vs. the LG G2

The newest Androids from LG are similar, but there are still plenty of differences Google releases one Nexus phone each year, and there is always plenty of competition from Android vendors to compare it to. We're going to have a look at how the new LG Nexus 5 stands up against the best of the...
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...
Nexus 5

Here are your Nexus 5 contest winners

For those about to rock a new Nexus 5 from Android Central, we salute you If you can remember with all the mind-blowing stuff we've seen so far this week, we're giving two lucky folks a new Nexus 5 of their very own. The contest is now over, the random number generator has been activated, and we...
Nexus 5 speaker

The Nexus 5 speaker: Yes, there's only one — and software may be hurting what you hear [updated]

Audio output sounds great in some apps — and lousy in others​, especially with spoken-word playback Two things you need to know about the the speakers on the Nexus 5: First, there's only one speaker. Never mind that you see a pair of speaker grilles — there's only one speaker hidden back there....
Photos and Gallery

Gallery and Photos: Why does the Nexus 5 have two ways to handle images?

You'll likely be using two apps to manage your pictures on Android 4.4 If you're lucky enough to have picked up a Nexus 5 this week, you may be puzzled by two of the apps on your new phone. Not necessarily by the apps themselves, but rather the existence of both at once on one phone — Photos and...
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...
iFixit Nexus 5

Gaze inside the torn-open Nexus 5

The folks at iFixit are doing their thing again, this time with the Nexus 5. Not that most of us will ever venture down this road, but apparently much of the phone is easy to get to and swap out. Except for the front panel and display. Source: iFixit
Screenrecord

Screen recording is easy with KitKat and the Android SDK

The new API 19 SDK tools include an easy way to record what happens on your Android's screen Ever wanted to record exactly what's happening on your Android screen? Anyone who writes about Android for a living sure does, and now that KitKat is in the wild we see it will be easy to do with the...

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