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Renouncing the Nexus Legacy Priced the Pixel into a Battle it May Not Win

As with almost every Google launch, the Pixel phones have been leaked to no end. Months ahead of things we and other Android news sources have reported on various things like the likelihood of locked bootloaders on carrier variants, colors, and specifications. We also knew that HTC would be manufacturing the phones, regardless of Google's admission,...

Pixel Phones Not Yet Rootable with Current Methods

It's only Tuesday, but it's already been a pretty great week for Nexus Pixel fans. In a single day, we've seen the first alleged non-blurry pictures of the upcoming Google flagship phones and have gotten official confirmation from Google about the mythical October 4th event date. Besides the news about the supposed pricing model for the...

EXCLUSIVE: Pixel Software Updates, Partition Changes, Dual Booting & Seamless Custom ROM Updates

During this year's Google I/O, Google officially introduced Android Nougat which has brought several much-needed usability enhancements to those of us lucky enough to own a modern Nexus device. There were some features Google outlined during Google I/O that didn't find their way into final Nougat production builds for current Nexus devices, most notably seamless...

Weekly Debrief

Nexus No More: Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, Coming to You on October 4th Mark your calendar for the 4th of October, as this is when we are told to expect the new Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL. What we once predicted, is actually becoming a reality in a form. Read more Samsung is Recalling...

Google Publishes End-of-Life Dates for Guaranteed Nexus Support

One of the major reasons why Android enthusiasts opt to purchase a Nexus device are the guaranteed updates. At its Google I/O conference way back in 2011, Google initially tried to get its partners to provide software updates for their devices for at least 18 months. While many devices unfortunately received the cold shoulder when it...

Piecing Evidence Together: The Nexus Line, HTC M1 & S1, and an Elusive Tablet

Google I/O 2016 is less than a month away, which means we've entered the final bout of new Nexus rumor hype. Today, famed device leaker @evleaks threw the Android enthusiast world into a tailspin with his latest tweet: https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/725395035022319616 Now, Mr. Blass has a penchant for leaking accurate information, so I was already on board with the...

Google Introduces Customizable ‘Live Cases’ for Nexus Phones

Surprise! Two years after the rumors of Google implementing its own version of Motorola's Moto Maker surfaced, Google has finally lifted the veil on the case-maker tool now dubbed 'Live Case.' The service itself is not new, however, previously it was only available for the Nexus 6 and was for some reason only aimed towards fans...

10,000 mAh Smartphone! Gold OnePlus X, Sub-$100 BLU Octa-Core Phone! – XDA TV

It's Friday, December 18, 2015, and let's talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com. OnePlus hit its second birthday this week, and to celebrate it has released the OnePlus X Champagne Edition. This obviously isn't it. It's white and gold, it's only available in Europe for now, but you can pick one up during the...

Nexus 6P Unlock Blows Hardware Fuse?? Sony Xperia Z3 Marshmallow Concept Rolls Out! TWRP for Nexus 5X – XDA TV

It's Friday, October 23, 2015, and let's talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com. First up, Blackberry let some more info about their upcoming PRIV device slip out on their site. It popped up as a preorder for $749 in the US, and it said it would be shipping on November 16th. It looks like...

What Google Missed on the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P – XDA TV

Google finally announced Its new 2016 Lineup of Nexus Devices. Today I want to talk to you guys about the new Nexus 6P and 5X. Both Devices come in with the latest Android OS (Marshmallow). By the end of the announcement show, I was left confused about some things that they covered and did not...

Google Nexus AMA Compilation

Four members of Google's team behind this year's Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P took to Reddit to answer questions that fans brought to them. You can read the full AMA (Ask Me Anything) and responses here, but if you do not wish to wade through the 3,899 comments (as of writing this), here is a summary...