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Google Hires New Talent to Run its New Pixel Phone Division

David Foster has worked at a number of big companies over the last few decades. The man was a staff manager at IBM Research back in the late 80s and early 90s, he was a senior director at Apple in the late 90s and early 2000s, and also worked as a general manager at Microsoft...

Google Pixel And Pixel XL Display Assembly Leaks Show a Balanced Front Design

As we inch closer to the launch day of the Pixel duo, new leaks are flowing in giving us a better picture of what to expect. The Android community expected a set of Nexus devices this year, but in line with Google's renewed focus on hardware, what we are getting instead are the Google Pixel...

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. This information comes to us from AndroidPolice, building up on previous reports which stated that the new Nexus...

Upcoming Android Nougat MR1 Dev Preview Could Bring Google Assistant, Nexus Launcher, and Other Leaked Features

With the release of Android Nougat yesterday many users were left wondering what happened with many of the "leaked" features we would see in Android N. Things like the integrated Google Assistant, new nav bar icons, Nexus Launcher and others were absent in builds pushed to existing Nexus devices. Many might immediately assume that existing devices would...

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...

Recreate the 2016 Nexus Launcher on Nova

Some awesome changes are coming to the Nexus Launcher soon and an APK of the official version has been leaked. However many people use custom launchers like Nova but still like the look of the Nexus launcher. In this video, Zach will show us how to recreate the look of the new nexus launcher using...

Tutorial: Recreate The New Nexus Launcher’s Appearance in Nova

Earlier today the world was treated to a sneak peek at the new Nexus launcher which is believed to be coming with the 2016 Nexus phones. This new launcher added a chevron to open the app drawer and a shortcut to Google Now at the top of the homescreen. Now thanks to some incredibly quick...

Nexus Sailfish build.prop Leaked, Confirms 1080p Display and More

Last night, reputable leaker @EvLeaks asked its followers if releasing/giving the ROM dump for an upcoming Nexus phone would be of any use. Everyone, of course, asked him to do it for teardowns and the new information contained in its lines. Now, the build.prop has been published, and it reveals a few interesting things about the upcoming Sailfish Nexus...

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...

June Security Update Arrives For Nexus Devices; OTA and Factory Images in Tow

One of the reasons to purchase a Nexus device is the quick update promise. With frequent updates that add in critical patches, you are sure to own a device that belongs to the uppermost brackets in Android with regards to safety from recent vulnerabilities. So if you own a supported Nexus device and are itching to...

Stock isn’t Going Anywhere: On the Nexus Identity and Why Stock Android is a Useful Label

At this year's Code Conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke with Walt Mossberg about a few topics, including the company's own Nexus Phones. During the conference, Sundar mentioned that Google will be ‘more opinionated’ with how they look at Nexus Phones. Some news outlets have taken this as meaning that Google will no longer be shipping...