It appears that the Nexus 4 will also be receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, which is pretty surprising. As the Nexus 4 was released back in November 2012, it wasn’t supposed to receive any further update as it has passed the 18 months update window set by Google itself.
If you own a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 device and have not updated to any version of Android 5.0.X Lollipop yet, don’t hit the update button or attempt to flash it. Multiple users of these two Nexus devices are reporting that any Android 5.0.X Lollipop update is bricking their device. It appears the Android 5.0.2 […]
If you own a Nexus 5, you’ll be happy to know that Android 5.1 Lollipop is now available for the smartphone via OTA. This is especially useful for users who are not familiar with ROM flashing or those who just don’t want to risk bricking their Nexus 5 smartphone.
If you’re a big fan of stock Android and is currently on the fence about getting the Nexus 5 or the newer (and more expensive) Nexus 6, you’d have to make your decision pretty quickly now. The Google Store – a new web store for Google’s devices – no longer have the Nexus 5 listed.
The next Nexus smartphone from Google might just be built by a Chinese manufacturer. All Nexus smartphones to date have always been developed by established brands outside of China, such as LG, Motorola, and of course, Samsung. If the successor to the Google Nexus 6 will be coming from a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, it could indicate a shift in […]
The Nexus 6 has showed up in SIRIM’s database, indicating that a Malaysian launch is very likely for the new Nexus device. Being the first Nexus smartphone with a flagship-level asking price, it marks Google’s new pricing strategy.
Most of us are aware of the rather weird dimple on the back of the Nexus 6, but ex-Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has revealed that it was meant to be a fingerprint sensor. This indicates that even Google considered incorporating the technology that was made popular by Apple.
The Nexus 6 is quite a difficult smartphone to get your hands on currently due to stock shortages, but this latest issue with the phone could deter potential buyers. Multiple users of the Nexus 6 have reported that the back cover is popping out, revealing the innards of the smartphone.
Google is definitely hard at work this festive season. We have reported just last week that Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is available for the Nexus 5, and now, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for the Nexus 7 2012 – the very first Nexus 7 model – has been made available on Google Developers’ website.
Android 5.0 Lollipop introduces full device encryption, and for those who are receiving the update by OTA, it won’t be enabled by default. However, devices shipped with Android Lollipop, such as the Nexus 6, will have the encryption turned on by default. In benchmarks done by AnandTech, it seems that full device encryption comes at the price […]
Google has joined in the fray to deliver the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its phones. The update is being pushed today to Nexus devices, right after the update for the LG G3 and Moto X started rolling out earlier this week.
Google’s Android Silver programme was originally reported as an effort to bring the stock Android experience to high end smartphones. It was intended to be more inclusive of OEMs and allow the company to properly deliver what they think people should be getting out of the operating system. However, it appears that the programme has […]
Always wanted to download a launcher for your Android phone but don’t know which to pick? Well, here’s one more for you to add to your list as Google makes its Google Now launcher available for almost all Android devices.
New information has surfaced to add to the growing rumours that Google is planning to alter its smartphone strategy. This would involve a shift to drop the Nexus brand of phones and replace it with a set of smartphones that closely adhere to Google’s specifications of what an Android experience should be. Currently known as […]
The phone that is getting everyone talking right now is the Motorola Moto G. Packing a really incredible amount of features into a very well designed body with a very decent and competitive price tag, there are no surprises there. The Moto G stock is in high demand with orders coming in thick and fast. […]
Researchers have discovered that the greatest risk to Android devices comes not from the OS, but from the additional apps that are installed by manufacturers. The study found that of the number of vulnerabilities caused by manufacturers is anywhere from 64% to 85%. The study examined the permissions used by pre-installed apps and looked for […]
The list of tablets that I would consider owning is very short. For one, it tends to exclude anything under 10-inches. Which is almost everything that has been made in the last year or so. The only exception would be the Nexus 7, or so I thought. More after the break
The much anticipated Google Nexus 5 is currently rumoured to be released next week, on 15 October. The rumour originating from information leaking out of Google Launchpad, a week long event to help startups develop their businesses, was eventually picked up by CNET UK. More importantly, the Nexus 5 will definitely be running the newest […]
One of the hottest, most sought after products (surprisingly to some of the editorial team, yours truly included) from Google this year has got to be the Google Chromecast. When it was announced, it flew off the virtual shelves in the US and bulk order threads sprang up across the forum. Luckily for us at […]
This tablet is not part of the ASUS Malaysia’s launch event today but nevertheless, the company have confirmed that the newly launched 2013 Google Nexus 7 is coming to Malaysia soon. The revelation was made by one of the company’s executive during a media Q&A session earlier today. According to ASUS Malaysia’s Country Product Manager […]