NEXUS 6P Posts on XDA

Google “Evaluating” Firmware Update to Add Fingerprint Gesture Support to Nexus 6P and 5X

The Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL have been stealing the show in the latter half of 2016 so far. Google deciding to turn on the heat in the premium smartphone segment certainly surprised many users, as many expected Google to remain closer to the Nexus roots. But the Pixels have proved to be...

Android 7.1 Developer Preview is now Available for the Nexus 5X/6P and the Pixel C

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL are finally making their way into the hands of many happy customers, providing users the first taste of Android 7.1 with some additional goodies over base Nougat. Fortunately for users of the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or the Pixel C you will no longer have to wait to try out Android...

Sony IMX378: Comprehensive Breakdown of the Google Pixel’s Sensor and its Features

IMX378 Overview We reached out to Sony to try to learn a bit more about the IMX378 sensor that is used by the upcoming Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, as well as by the Xiaomi Mi 5S. Unfortunately, Sony was not able to distribute the datasheet for the Exmor RS IMX378 sensor just yet, but they were extremely...

How to Access the Hidden Hardware Diagnostic Tools on your Android Phone

If you're buying a phone secondhand, the first thing you should absolutely do is complete a thorough check of the device's hardware to ensure that everything is working as intended. So you pop in your SIM card, head on over to the Play Store, and download one of the many hardware diagnostic testing apps available...

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...

Android Nougat Source Code is Dropping, Work on CyanogenMod 14 is Already Underway

Rejoice, fellow flashaholics! If you, like me, have been waiting for custom ROMs to pop up on our forums before hopping on the Nougat hype train, then your long wait will soon come to an end. With the official release of Android 7.0 Nougat the other day, Google has begun uploading the source code for the latest...

Nexus Hardware and Software Through Time: The Semblance Between Inner and Outer Design

The Nexus lineup has undergone a number of changes over time, both in terms of hardware as well as successive Android firmware releases. How has the series progressed? How have the inner and outer design languages worked in perfect harmony? Join us as we dive into Android's most iconic device lineup. Galaxy Nexus Despite growing at an...

On Today’s Flagship Durability: When Premium Construction Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Glass, metal, aluminum, chamfer, curved, edged, 2.5D, premium construction and materials. These are all buzzwords the industry uses in press releases, announcement videos, and website listings when describing a new phone. While many of us know these promotional images can easily be "enhanced", it is difficult not to be impressed by them none-the-less. With all this glitz...

Here’s how to Access Hidden Settings on your Phone

Depending on what flavor of Android your phone is based on, you might be stuck with a settings page that is... a bit of a mess to say the least. For that reason, Google introduced a search feature in the settings app starting with Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, there are a few settings screens that are inaccessible...

What’s on Miles’ Nexus 6P?

Miles has been active on the XDA YouTube channel posting lots of really great ROM reviews on his Nexus 6P. His newest video highlights what ROM and apps he uses on a daily basis. Let's take a look at what's on Miles' Nexus 6P. Case and Skin Miles uses a concrete skin and a Rhino Shield bumper...

Updates Not Guaranteed: Don’t Panic, Nexus Phones Don’t Have Execution Dates

A lot of the bad press against Android is simple fear mongering. It was around this time last year when Android security was a hot topic, and while so many of us know that a lot of those claims were overstated, the mass media was successful multiplying the worry for Android users. I fear something...

Google’s New Approach to Hardware Design Could Mean a New Relationship with Nexus Partners

ast week Sundar Pichai sent our little niche of the internet into a frenzy, prompting the churning out of article after article discussing his thoughts on what the software experience on the Nexus phones would be going forward. While the software is a key aspect of the Nexus experience, users and enthusiasts also look to the...