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Nexus 9 Vulnerability Allowed Attack Through Headphone Port, Fixed in March Update

In a BlackHat paper dating back to 2013, Michael Ossmann & Kyle Osborn showed that several smartphones had multiplexed wired functionality. Most of this research paper focused on the USB socket, but it was also revealed that the Nexus 4 has a TTL UART interface hidden in its headphone port as well. This is interesting because it showed...

Google Publishes October’s Security Updates & Finally Releases Nougat for the Nexus 6

Google has released Android 7.0 Nougat for a number of Nexus devices last month, but they were still working on the update for Motorola's Nexus 6. It's unclear if the Android 7.0 update for the Nexus 6 was delayed because Google engineers were squashing bugs, or if Motorola was holding them back. Whatever the case, the...

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...

Nexus 9 will not be getting support for the Vulkan Graphics API

Back in February, the Khronos Working Group released the first public version of the successor to OpenGL: Vulkan. This graphics API promised to provide developers with a set of tools to significantly enhance performance in short by reducing overhead, providing more direct GPU control, and lower CPU usage. In addition, the graphics API shows great...

What Does it Take to Save the Android Tablet?

Android tablets haven't been doing well lately. There are simply better options out there that offer more in terms of productivity, features, and usability. But there's still hope for them, and I think that they could be great with just a few really important considerations. The Pixel C was supposed to be the quintessential Android tablet,...