POSTS TAGGED: Google Nexus 5
Posted June 19, 2014 at 09:00 pm by Will Verduzco
Earlier today, Google shocked us all by making the Android 4.4.4 KTU84P factory images available for (most of) the current generation Google Nexus fleet. Not too long after, the fine folks over at FunkyAndroid did what they do best, and they showed us everything that’s changed in this latest update. Now, the OTA updates have begun trickling out to current generation Nexus devices.
Even though Nexus device owners can simply flash the relevant factory images to update to Android 4.4.4 KTU84P manually, this isn’t an ideal option for everyone–namely those who haven’t rooted and unlocked their bootloaders, and would rather apply an incremental OTA. Luckily, the update h. . . READ ON »
Android 4.4.4 KTU84P Factory Images and Driver Binaries Available for Nexus Devices, Source Code Now Live
Posted June 19, 2014 at 07:00 pm by Will Verduzco
Well, that was unexpected! After dozens of leaks leading up to the eventual release of Android 4.4.3, Android 4.4.4 has suddenly arrived without so much as a moment’s notice. The update itself has not yet begun rolling out to actual end user devices, but just like what we saw with 4.4.3 KTU84M, the factory images have been posted for the majority of the current generation Nexus fleet.
Today’s Android 4.4.4 builds come in at KTU84P for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 10. Unfortunately, just as was the case with 4.4.3 KTU84M, nothing is available for the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE-enabled variant at this time. According to Sprint’s update support documentation rel. . . READ ON »
Posted June 3, 2014 at 06:15 pm by Will Verduzco
Just yesterday, Google made the Android 4.4.3 factory images available for the current generation Google Nexus fleet. Then earlier today, the WiFi-only variant of the N7-2013 started receiving its incremental OTA. Now the update has arrived for the Nexus line’s latest flagship smartphone, the Google Nexus 5.
Naturally, today’s OTA comes in at the same KTU84M build number as we saw in yesterday’s factory image release. But naturally, the factory image could not be applied by users who hadn’t yet unlocked their bootloaders without wiping their /data partitions. But now thanks to this incremental OTA,users with locked bootloaders can update to Android 4.4.3 without hav. . . READ ON »
Android 4.4.3 Factory Images and Driver Binaries Here for the Nexus 4, 5, 7 (Both), and 10, Source Code Now Live
Posted June 2, 2014 at 06:30 pm by Will Verduzco
It’s here, folks! After a false alarm a few months ago, several rumors along the way, and update documentation courtesy of T-Mobile earlier today, we now have Android 4.4.3 for the current generation of Nexus devices.
Today’s builds come in at KTU84M for the Nexus 5, and KTU84L for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 10. According to T-Mobile’s support documentation released earlier today, these updates bring “security enhancements,” as well as “various bug fixes.” At this point, it is unclear whether these security enhancements include some of the root app-related issues that we talked about previously or what other bug fixes may be present. That said. . . READ ON »
Android 4.4.3 to Begin Rolling Out to Nexus 4, 5, and 7 (2013), According to T-Mobile [Update: They're Here!]
Posted June 2, 2014 at 11:30 am by Will Verduzco
Update: They’re here for the Nexus 4, 5, 7 (both), and 10! Head over to this post to get in on the action!
You may recall back in the middle of April, Sprint erroneously stated that Android 4.4.3 would begin rolling out to the Nexus 5. We now know that this didn’t quite come to pass, as all of our Nexus devices are still currently officially running Android 4.4.2. Now, however, we have reason to believe that Android 4.4.3 may finally begin rolling out to current generation Nexus devices today.
This news comes from T-Mobile software update support documents stating that both the Google Nexus 5 and Google Nexus 7 (2013) will be receiving their respective doses of the 4.4.3 goods starting today. T. . . READ ON »
Posted May 28, 2014 at 04:30 am by Samantha
Google’s Android dominates the mobile technology landscape, with practically every new device announced and released in the past couple of years sporting the OS. Because of this, it’s understandable to forget the existence of other options such as Mozilla’s Firefox OS. It pops up to remind you that it’s still kicking every once in a while, with the occasional port to devices such as the HTC HD2 and HTC Explorer. But other than the occasional ports, Firefox OS doesn’t make much noise–much like the quiet kid who sits in the back of the classroom in school.
Google Glass gets KitKat and Rooted Bootloader, Android 4.4.3 KitKat for Google Nexus 5 Soon – XDA Developer TV
Posted April 18, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
Android KitKat for Google Glass has been rolled out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that Android 4.4.3 is being rolled out to the Google Nexus 5 (sort of) and that HTC Sense 6 has been ported to the Nexus 5! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for Call Blocker. Then, AdamOutler told you how to hack an Android App. Later, TK gave us an Android App Review of Lockdown Pro. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »
Posted April 17, 2014 at 07:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
The Google Nexus 5 is a great and rather popular device. This LG-produced flagship should receive a 4.4.3 update pretty soon, which will hopefully fix all of KitKat’s remaining bugs. This upcoming version of Android will be the third hotfix released since the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat alongside the Nexus 5 itself back in late October of last year.
One device feature that needs a bit more polish is the ambient light sensor, which currently has a tendency to go haywire when auto brightness is enabled. Most bugs of this type can be fixed relatively easily with Xposed Framework, and the ambient light sensor issue is no different thanks to XDA Forum Member abusalimov.
Abusalimov’s Xposed . . . READ ON »
Posted April 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Samantha
The Google Nexus 5 is regarded as having everything an Android user needs or wants: timely updates, fantastic specs, and a fabulous design. However, one could beg to differ by saying that it being a Nexus device means that it naturally would not have UI of other devices, such as Samsung’s TouchWiz or HTC’s Sense. How sorely wrong they are.
As seen time and time again, if a Nexus device has its eyes set on something it likes, it’s going to have it, one way or another. The recent port of HTC’s Sense 6.0 to the Nexus 5 stands testament to this. This is thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor GalaxyUser, who has managed to port the UI from the HTC One M8. It’s still in its alpha stage, so only a few functions are work. . . READ ON »