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This official Nexus Player video reminds us that we'll never see the Nexus Q in white

Google has posted an "official" Nexus Player video on YouTube. It shows off the circular design, gives us a glance at voice search via the remote, and even reminds us of the quad-core Intel Silvermont CPU. Not a list of things we don't already know, but it's well done and something every...
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Yes, even the 2012 Nexus 7 will get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop

It looks like Google is being especially generous in terms of the devices that will get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. In addition to the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5, the 2013 Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10, Google will also update the 2012 version of the Nexus 7 tablet to Lollipop. That's terrific news...
Nexus 6

Nexus 6 will support wireless charging

But Nexus 9 tablet owners will have to charge the old-fashioned way Wireless charging isn't mentioned in the official Nexus 6 spec sheet on Google.com, but apparently that's just another launch-day oversight. A separate, more complete spec sheet distributed by Google to press reveals that...
Nexus 6, 9 and Player

Carry on the Nexus conversation in our forums!

Whoa, that all just happened didn't it? Google dropped the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player on us, as well as officially unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop. The comment threads are filling up, but so are the forums. We have dedicated forums open for each of the devices announced today, as well as...
Nexus 6

Nexus 6 specs

The Motorola Nexus 6, one of the first Android 5.0 Lollipop is official. The short version is we've got a 6-inch, Snapdragon 805-powered handset with a whopping QHD display resolution and an all-new version of Google's mobile OS. No firm dates yet on when we'll be able to get it, but we do at...

Google posts its first Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 promo video

There's not a lot we haven't seen elsewhere today, but here's Google's first promotional video for the brand spanking new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Enjoy.
Nexus 4 Lollipop

Nexus 4 will get Lollipop, Google says

The humble Nexus 4 wasn't mentioned in the first draft of Nexus devices getting Android 5.0 Lollipop, but owners of the two-year-old LG handset needn't fear. According to Googler Sascha Prüter, the omission was an error, and sure enough the post has now been updated to reflect that change. The...
Nexus Player

Nexus Player is the first Android TV box

Alongside today's Lollipop announcement, Google took the wraps off the first Android TV set-top box. Made by ASUS and powered by an Intel CPU, the Nexus Player is shaped like an oversized hockey puck, and comes with a voice control-enabled remote. A Nexus game controller for the device will be...
Nexus Player

Nexus Player specs

The Nexus Player came a bit out of left field as Google's latest Android TV box, and it looks like a very interesting device at just $99. It doesn't have the highest-end specs inside, but it has more than enough to handle Android TV and you can't beat the size either. Here are the full specs for...
Nexus 6 set for all the major U.S. carriers

Nexus 6 set for all the major U.S. carriers

Even Verizon Alongside todays big Nexus 6 announcement comes something equally important for U.S. buyers. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. That's right, all the major carriers will be carrying the Nexus 6. Beyond the off-contract availability through the Play Store, Google...
Android Lollipop developer preview

Google will update Android 5.0 Lollipop preview images on Oct. 17

With Android 5.0 Lollipop finally unveiled, Google is set to release new preview images of Android 5.0 for Nexuses this Friday, October 17th. The new images will come alongside the Android 5.0 SDK. There's no indication of how "finished" these images will be, and they'll continue to hold the "...
Nexus 9

Google announces the new Nexus 9 tablet from HTC!

Google today officially announced the Nexus 9 tablet, and along with it the return of manufacturer HTC to the Nexus fold. This is the Taiwanese manufacturer's first Nexus device since the Nexus One started things in January 2010, and it's HTC's first tablet since the failed 7-inch Flyer in early...
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New Nexus at Super Mobility Week? Wait, no, that's Nexius

Google making a splash with Nexus branding at Super Mobility Week? Well, a quick glance at the above photo and you might have thought that. Instead, it turns out this company Nexius is walking that line of brand confusion quite nicely. And it also wants to "Transform your business ... through...
Google makes Nexus 5 new again with free replacement

Google creates new free replacement program for damaged Nexus 5 phones

If you accidentally damaged your Nexus 5 smartphone, you can get it replaced for free thanks to Google's new Nexus 5 replacement program, which is similar to what rivals HTC and Motorola are offering. The program went live without any announcement or much fanfare, though devoted Nexus 5 owners...
Ahead of new rumored Nexus tablet announcement, custom HTC charging keyboard case leaks

Ahead of new rumored Nexus tablet announcement, custom HTC charging keyboard case leaks

Ahead of a rumored and hyped new Nexus announcement this fall, leaks are beginning to emerge for custom, official accessories for the Android slate as a result of a collaboration between HTC and Google. We are now seeing a custom charging keyboard folio case with flip cover, which looks similar...
Virgin America CrewPad

Virgin America takes Nexus 7 to the skies as 'CrewPad'

It looks like Virgin America will be outfitting crew members with new Nexus 7 tablets, with the slates being badges as the CrewPad. The new CrewPad, which is based on Google's Nexus 7 hardware, will replace existing tablets in the fleet and provide crew members with a more efficient way to...
Nexus 5 on Android L

Google posts updated Android L factory images for Nexus 5, 7 with support for Google Fit

After a bit of speculation as to whether Google would be updating the Android L developer preview before it launched into a full product, Google has just posted new Android L images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). This latest release, which carries the version number LPV81C (up from LPV79),...
Nexus phones

The Nexus family — a smartphone retrospective

We take a look back at the five Nexus smartphones that captured our nerd hearts As debate continues over whether we'll ever see a Nexus 6, or whether it'll be replaced by something else, like the rumored "Android Silver" program — and such conversations seem to happen around this time each year...
Android 4.4.4 update

Android 4.4.4 Release 2 for Nexus 5 published for Australia, New Zealand, and India

Google has posted the factory images for Android 4.4.4 Release 2 — but only for a few specific carriers in a few select countries. And only for the Nexus 5. The release, which carries a build number of KTU84Q, is available for download from Google's Android factory images page, is only good for...
Android L

Android L developer preview hands-on

Google surprised us yesterday with not just a new version of Android, dubbed Android L, but also the announcement of early preview builds to let developers get to grips with the new OS. Today, on the second day of Google I/O, we've finally gotten our hands on the Android L preview for the Nexus 5...

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