While the Nexus 5 isn't the latest or the greatest, it is still a great phone that already runs Marshmallow, and right now you can snag a brand new one for just $199. That's right, you can save big on the Nexus 5 right now from Expansys, and you can even select the color of your choice. The retailer has the red, black and white versions with 32GB of on-board storage in stock right now for you...
With two years separating these LG-built Nexuses, does the new one match the legendary original?
At the time of its launch back at the end of 2013, the first Nexus 5 was a bit of a revelation. Following up on the inexpensive wonderment of the Nexus 4, LG cranked out another budget-friendly phone in partnership with Google that ended up being quite a hit with both average consumers and hardcore...
The November security update for Android has now been released by Google, and that means it's time for the updates to start hitting Nexus devices right away. But if you'd rather update yourself via the factory image from Google instead of waiting for the OTA to arrive, we have your covered here.
Expansys is currently offering some sweet savings on both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6, with prices as low as $180. On the Nexus 5, Expansys has both new and refurbished units in stock, in both 16 and 32GB storage capacity and your choice of red, white or black. While the smartphone is two years old at this point, if you want to get your hands on the latest version of stock Android, it is still...
Pure Android, from Google
Google's Nexus devices are sold directly from the Google Play Store, unlocked and running the latest version of the Android OS — Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Nexus line consists of four current devices — the Motorola Nexus 6 and LG-made Nexus 5 smartphones, and but a single tablet — the Nexus 9.
Nexus 9: The Nexus 9 was announced on Oct. 15, 2014, and represents the first...
According to new support documents, Telus is expecting to push the upcoming Android Marshmallow update to both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 beginning October 5. Google is hosting an event on September 29, in which it will likely reveal new hardware, along with more information about the release of the new OS.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 5 Aug 2015 7:02 pm
Google has posted new factory images for build LMY48I, which contains fixes for the Stagefright security exploit, for several Nexus devices. In all, the new build is available for the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 (LTE and WiFi), Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013, WiFi), Nexus 10, and Nexus 4.
According to Sprint, the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 should be receiving build LMY48I beginning today, with security fixes for the Stagefright exploit in tow. Being as there is no specific SKU for Sprint on either of these phones, the update should apply to all Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 models.
The Android M Developer Preview is here, and you'll be able to have it on your Nexus soon.
If you have a Nexus 5, 6, 9 or Player, you'll be able to download and flash an Android M Developer Preview in short order, and while it's focused on developers to get acquainted with the new version, we're sure a few enthusiasts will be taking a peek as well.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 20 May 2015 7:40 pm
Google has posted the Android 5.1.1 factory image for the Nexus 9 (LTE) as the OTA rolls out to it, the Nexus 4, and Nexus 5.
Google has started pushing out Android 5.1.1 to three Nexus devices today: the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 9 (LTE). And if you're not up to waiting around, the factory images for all three devices have been posted as well.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 20 May 2015 5:58 pm
Google has teamed up with electronic artist Skrillex to launch the first in a series of "Edition" cases for certain phones.
Now on sale in the Google Store, the "Skrillex Live Case" is available in three different designs for Google's own Nexus 6 and Nexus 5, along with a trio of Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy Note 4.
Looking at the G4 next to the Nexus 5 shows just how much LG has changed without leaving the basics.
Everyone knows that Nexus phones are made with Google as the guiding hand, but you always see the basic design language from the manufacturer acting as partner for that release. You see this with each version in the Nexus line, but especially with the LG Nexus 5 and Motorola Nexus 6. Those who...
Now that Android 5.1 (still Lollipop) has been officially announced with a few new features and presumably a bunch of bugfixes, it's time for the updates to begin. As always, that starts with Nexus devices. And that means we can speed the updates along a little bit, if we're so inclined.
If you're the kind of nerd who doesn't mind a little sideloading or factory image action, go ahead and...
Google has released the first batch of factory images for the newly-announced Android 5.1 Lollipop for most capable Nexus devices.
Currently there are factory images available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 2012 (Wifi and 3G), Nexus 7 2013 (Wifi and LTE), Nexus 10 and even Nexus Player — but we're still waiting on the Nexus 9, sadly.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 25 Mar 2015 9:26 pm
Google has released a new Android 5.1 build for both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 today.
Coming roughly a week after the last updated build for the Nexus 6, the new factory image for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 clocks in at build number LMY47I.
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 with references to a new update for the Nexus 5. Android 5.1 Lollipop build LMY47D is to begin...
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.
The Nexus 5 is the fifth phone in Google's Nexus line, and the second from South Korean manufacturer LG, following up the Nexus 4, released in late 2012. As is the case with previous Nexuses the Nexus 5 was the launch device for a new version of Android — in this case Android 4.4 KitKat. Naturally the Nexus 5 received an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop as soon as it was available in November 2014...