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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....
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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...
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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...
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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

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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In pictures: The white Nexus 5

Looking for a little more flair? A white Nexus 5 may be for you The LG Nexus 5 is finally on sale, and yes, it comes in white. No matter the storage size choice you make you'll have the option to get a different colored back on the phone, and for some it'll be a better-looking option. There's a...
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Android Central 159: The Nexus 5 Q&A Special!

If you want to follow along with the Q&A, check out the Google Hangouts event here. And be sure to swing by our Nexus 5 page for every single story.
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Join us in 30 minutes for a live Nexus 5 Q&A Hangout!

Apologies for the late notice, but we've decided to do a live Q&A Hangout so you can ask us anything and everything about the new Nexus 5. Join us here — that's the link you'll need to ask questions. We'll get going at 4 p.m. EST — that's 1 p.m. on the west coast. 
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Reminder: You have one more day to enter and win a Nexus 5!

Didn't get a chance to order a Nexus 5? Enter to win one from AC As we're sure you're all aware, the Nexus 5 is finally here. We also know that not everyone had a chance to place an order for one, so Android Central is going to help out and give away two Nexus 5s to readers. By submitting your...
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The Nexus 5 bumper case

Here's our first look at the official Nexus 5 bumper case that's being sold by Google. Ours is in the currently unavailable "bright red" color, which to our aging eyes looks more like a DayGlo orange and should be appreciated by anyone who's ever had to do search-and-rescue on the high seas....
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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...
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Switching launchers with Android 4.4's new 'Home' setting

KitKat makes it easier to swap or uninstall custom launchers Many of us enjoy using custom home screen launchers on our Android phones, but the process of switching between them has never been entirely foolproof. That's changed in the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, which introduces a new top-level...
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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...
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Best Buy lists 'Sprint' Nexus 5 for $449 off-contract

Pricing mirrors what Sprint is charging for the phone directly  Best Buy's online store has started listing a "Sprint" Nexus 5, mirroring the same on- and off-contract pricing as the carrier's own store. We're looking at a $149.99 price for signing a new agreement, and $449.99 for the phone with...
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Inside KitKat: Changes to the lock screen widgets

A little extra security is added to your Android as lock screen widgets can be disabled in the system settings Kit Kat brings a change to one of the features from Jelly Bean that everyone has an opinion about —  the lock screen widgets. On one hand, they offer a bit of information from any...
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This week's sidebar poll: Did you order a Nexus 5?

Orders are shipping — is one of them yours? Let us all know in this week's poll Finally, all the crazy rumors and speculation is over. The Nexus 5 — and Kit Kat — are "officially real." You can probably tell if you've been on the Internet in the past 30 or so hours. Everyone is talking about it...
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Nexus 5 models 820 and 821: What's the difference?

The only thing to consider when making your purchase is mobile radio bands Just like in many cases, the Nexus 5 isn't one but rather two different phones — the D820 and D821. The former is made for use in North America, the latter in the rest of the world. While this isn't nearly as confusing as...
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Nexus 5: Where and when you can buy one

Retailers and carriers from several countries commit to carrying the device We all have a lot of Nexus 5 and KitKat news to digest, but what's really important is how you'll get your hands on the latest Google phone. Right now there's a handful of different ways to get one, and availability...
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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...
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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!