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Nexus 5 service manual leaks, confirms most key specs

Nexus 5 service manual leaks, confirms most key specs

06 October, 2013 | comments (127)

A leaked service manual of the LG-D821 a.k.a. Nexus 5 reveals most of what there is to know about the device - design, specs and even how to open it. We already knew the most important features from various leaks, but here is the real deal. The...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors, Google


Nexus 5 to launch on October 30, possibly alongside Nexus 10

Nexus 5 to launch on October 30, possibly alongside Nexus 10

03 October, 2013 | comments (60)

Following several leaked images showing off Android 4.4 KitKat, there are rumors floating around that Google's latest Nexus offering made by LG, the Nexus 5, will go on sale on October 30. It's hypothesized that Android 4.4 KitKat could debut on the...


Nexus 5 specs get confirmed as an alleged press shot leaks

Nexus 5 specs get confirmed as an alleged press shot leaks

17 September, 2013 | comments (157)

An alleged official press photo of the Google Nexus 5 has surfaced after the smartphone made several appearances in the past weeks. The press shot of the Nexus 5 confirms the phone's exterior, while a good chunk of its specification sheet also...

Tags: Google, LG, Android, Rumors


Casemaker SPIGEN hints October 31 as the Nexus 5 launch date

Casemaker SPIGEN hints October 31 as the Nexus 5 launch date

16 September, 2013 | comments (37)

Smartphone casemaker SPIGEN has pointed out an unconfirmed launch date of the upcoming Google Nexus 5 smartphone. In fact, the company has made an Amazon listing of a case for the unannounced Nexus smartphone and points October 31 as its release...


Alleged LG Nexus 5 leaks through FCC in high-res photos

Alleged LG Nexus 5 leaks through FCC in high-res photos

12 September, 2013 | comments (85)

FCC has always been a good source to find bits of info on upcoming and unannounced phones, if you know where exactly to look. Well, the guys over at PhoneScoop hit the gold with the pictures of alleged LG Nexus 5 flagship. LG Nexus 5 This...

Tags: LG, Android, Google, Rumors


Motorola pushing 100k Moto X smartphones each week

Motorola pushing 100k Moto X smartphones each week

11 September, 2013 | comments (30)

The Motorola Moto X is now selling by the thousands - one hundred thousand that is, per week. The information comes courtesy of Reuters rather than from Motorola itself, but we're sure we'll get some solid official numbers...


Android in Aug 2013: Donut and Eclair no longer in the charts

Android in Aug 2013: Donut and Eclair no longer in the charts

04 September, 2013 | comments (36)

Google has stopped delivering distribution information on Android versions 1.6 Donut and 2.1 Eclair as the two don't support the Google Play store app. Since developers mostly care about the phones that do support that, Google will no longer be...


Say hello to Android 4.4 KitKat, coming next in line

Say hello to Android 4.4 KitKat, coming next in line

03 September, 2013 | comments (230)

Google recently announced its latest version of Android - 4.3 Jelly Bean, which turned out to be nothing to write home about. Ever since then, the next iteration of Android OS has taken the spotlight and has been the talk of the town. Just when...

Tags: Google, Android


8GB Nexus 4 permanently goes out of stock from the Play Store

8GB Nexus 4 permanently goes out of stock from the Play Store

03 September, 2013 | comments (31)

Google recently dropped the price of the Nexus 4, bringing the 8GB model to a tantalizing $199 in the US. As one could have guessed, however, this was just to clear the stock of the device and that is exactly what has happened. The 8GB model...


Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google for Xiaomi

Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google for Xiaomi

29 August, 2013 | comments (37)

In a surprising twist of events, Vice President of Android - Hugo Barra - has decided to move on from Google and join Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi. The news was first broken by AllThingsD and was later confirmed by Barra in a post...


Motorola to make the Nexus 5, coming in Q4 this year

Motorola to make the Nexus 5, coming in Q4 this year

11 August, 2013 | comments (116)

According to Taylor Wimberly, former editor for Android and Me and so far a great insider, Motorola will manufacture the next Nexus smartphone a.k.a. Nexus 5. Here is his Google+ tip: Motorola will release a Nexus smartphone in Q4 (that is not...


Android in July 2013: 4.1 JB now more popular than 2.3 Gingerbread

Android in July 2013: 4.1 JB now more popular than 2.3 Gingerbread

02 August, 2013 | comments (26)

The Android masses are getting younger the OS versions we mean. In the month of July, v4.1 Jelly Bean has at long last dethroned Gingerbread as the single most popular Android OS release. In June Jelly Bean beat Gingerbread, but that was only if...


Google to start selling the Moto X on the Play Store, too

Google to start selling the Moto X on the Play Store, too

02 August, 2013 | comments (43)

Yesterday, Motorola finally announced the Moto X, which will soon go on sale in the US on all the major carriers on a contract. However, Google has now announced that you will also be able to purchase the Moto X from the Play Store as...


Motorola Moto X goes live with X8 chipset, 4.7

Motorola Moto X goes live with X8 chipset, 4.7" AMOLED screen

01 August, 2013 | comments (124)

Motorola has officially taken the wraps off the Moto X - the first phone that has been entirely developed under the supervision of Google. It's also the company's first phone in a while to be fully assembled in the USA. The Motorola Moto X is...


Play Store beats Apple App Store by downloads for the first time

Play Store beats Apple App Store by downloads for the first time

01 August, 2013 | comments (76)

For the first time ever, the Google Play Store served more app downloads in a quarter than the Apple App Store, about 10% more according to App Annie. However, the iOS store still brings in 2.3x more revenue than the Google...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Google, Android


Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 get Android 4.3 today

Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 get Android 4.3 today

24 July, 2013 | comments (486)

Google officially announced the latest version of Android operating system, 4.3, at its event today. The newest version of Android is a minor upgrade over the currently present Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and brings restricted profiles, a few other...

Tags: Google, Android


Android 4.3 unveiled with improved multi-user support

Android 4.3 unveiled with improved multi-user support

24 July, 2013 | comments (175)

Android 4.3 has officially been announced it's been in the wild on Google Play Edition devices for a while, but the unveiling was put off for today. So, what's new? Well, 4.3 is a minor upgrade so it brings minor improvements and refines the user...

Tags: Google, Android


New Nexus 7 brings WUXGA screen, quad-core Krait CPU

New Nexus 7 brings WUXGA screen, quad-core Krait CPU

24 July, 2013 | comments (68)

The Google event brought the new Nexus 7 2. It's a 7" tablet running pure Android 4.3 and improves the screen and chipset over the first generation Nexus tablet. The base price is set at $230, a little higher than the $200 that the first Nexus 7...

Tags: Google, Android


Watch Google's Android 4.3 and Nexus 7 event live here

Watch Google's Android 4.3 and Nexus 7 event live here

24 July, 2013 | comments (10)

Exactly a week ago, Google announced its Android event in San Francisco, inviting us all to have breakfast with Sundar Pichai. Now, the day has come and in a traditional Google fashion, the event will be streamed live on YouTube for your viewing...

Tags: Google, Android


Google Q2: revenues up, 900M Androids, Moto still struggling

Google Q2: revenues up, 900M Androids, Moto still struggling

19 July, 2013 | comments (31)

Google, the golden child of the Internet, got some disappointing grades on its report card. The revenues for Q2 of this year are up 19% year on year to $14.1 billion, but come short of analysts' expectations of $14.4 billion. Income was $3.123...

Tags: Google, Android