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AT&T is returning its Nexus 6 units to Motorola due to a bug

AT&T is returning its Nexus 6 units to Motorola due to a bug

21 November, 2014 | comments (32)

AT&T's Nexus 6 units are apparently affected by a software bug. This is so bad that the carrier is now telling its stores to return their initial shipments of the smartphone to Motorola in order for it to fix said software glitch. The info...


Sprint lowers Nexus 6 price, refunds those who paid more

Sprint lowers Nexus 6 price, refunds those who paid more

20 November, 2014 | comments (2)

Sprint started selling the Motorola Nexus 6 last week, but for some reason its price was higher than that asked by AT&T for the exact same device. While AT&T has been charging $249.99 for the handset when bought with a new two-year contract, for...


Android One phones will run Lollipop by end of January

Android One phones will run Lollipop by end of January

19 November, 2014 | comments (77)

This year Google launched the Android One initiative, which has so far been comprised of three smartphones: the Micromax Canvas A1, the Karbonn Sparkle V, and the Spice Dream Uno. These all have the exact same innards, which were specified by...


Motorola Nexus 6 hits Germany with a base price of €599

Motorola Nexus 6 hits Germany with a base price of €599

19 November, 2014 | comments (14)

The Motorola Nexus 6 retail expansion continues in Europe and the latest country where the phone starts selling is Germany. There, pre-orders of the device are now available at Media Markt and Amazon Germany. The 32GB version of the phone...


Nexus 6 pre-orders start in the UK, shipping by December 1

Nexus 6 pre-orders start in the UK, shipping by December 1

18 November, 2014 | comments (17)

The Motorola Nexus 6 has gone up for pre-order in the UK today, weeks after the same happened in the US. The 6-inch phablet is thus firmly on its way to Europe. You can pre-order the handset from a few different places, and the earliest "ship by"...


Project Tango developer tablet arrives in the Google Play store

Project Tango developer tablet arrives in the Google Play store

13 November, 2014 | comments (22)

Google’s Project Tango tablet development kit quietly arrived in the Google Play store. The feature-rich slate in not available to purchase yet - it is listed as “not for sale at this time.” The Project Tango tablet is geared towards...

Tags: Google, Android


Nexus 6 enters DxOMark Top 10 for camera performance

Nexus 6 enters DxOMark Top 10 for camera performance

13 November, 2014 | comments (55)

The Nexus 6 has had its camera tested by the folks over at DxOMark, and they've published the results. The first Nexus phablet got a score of 78, which nets it the sixth position in DxOMark's Top 10 for best mobile phone cameras. As we have told...


Nexus 6 lands at AT&T on Nov.18, T-Mobile on the 19th

Nexus 6 lands at AT&T on Nov.18, T-Mobile on the 19th

12 November, 2014 | comments (5)

The Motorola Nexus 6 is now up for pre-order at AT&T. This, of course, is no surprise, as the carrier unveiled yesterday that it would start taking pre-orders today. What was missing from that announcement, however, was a shipping date for the...


Nexus 6 out at Sprint Nov.14, AT&T starts pre-orders tomorrow

Nexus 6 out at Sprint Nov.14, AT&T starts pre-orders tomorrow

11 November, 2014 | comments (5)

The Nexus 6 may intermittently be available on the Google Play store, but so far we haven't heard anything related to release time frames from the US carriers that will sell it. This has changed today, as both AT&T and Sprint have made their...


Nexus 6 now available on the Play Store in 12 additional countries

Nexus 6 now available on the Play Store in 12 additional countries

07 November, 2014 | comments (47)

If you have been living outside the US and have been itching to buy the new Nexus 6, Google has some good news for you. The Nexus 6 has gone live on 12 additional countries around the world, although it's not yet available for purchase. The...

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Nexus Android 5.0 rollout seemingly delayed due to bugs

Nexus Android 5.0 rollout seemingly delayed due to bugs

06 November, 2014 | comments (55)

Although Google never revealed the exact date for the Android 5.0 rollout for the Nexus devices, unofficial sources had claimed that it should commence on November 3. In case you haven't noticed, it's November 6 today. So what happened to the...

Tags: Google, Android


LG and Google announce global patent license agreement

LG and Google announce global patent license agreement

04 November, 2014 | comments (23)

LG and Google announced a global patent agreement. The cross-licensing deal is a long-term one and covers a broad range of products and technologies. The agreement covers the tech giant’s existing patents, as well as those that will be...

Tags: LG, Google


Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, leaves Google

Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, leaves Google

31 October, 2014 | comments (33)

Andy Rubin has left Google. Rubin was heading Google's robotic division but has now left the company to start his own incubator for hardware startups. He will be replaced by James Kuffner. Andy Rubin is the co-founder and ex-CEO or Danger...

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IDC: Xiaomi third largest manufacturer in Q3

IDC: Xiaomi third largest manufacturer in Q3

30 October, 2014 | comments (30)

IDC has shared its report for the global smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2014. The numbers tell a familiar story with one big change - Xiaomi. Last year's Q3 saw Xiaomi somewhere in the Others tab under Huawei, Lenovo and LG but this...


Lenovo completes Motorola acquisition from Google

Lenovo completes Motorola acquisition from Google

30 October, 2014 | comments (53)

Today, Lenovo announced that its acquisition of Motorola from Google is complete. The deal cost the Chinese company $2.91 billion and was announced in late January. Motorola remains headquartered in Chicago and it's brand is intact, but it's now a...


HTC Desire 820us with 64-bit CPU goes through TENAA

HTC Desire 820us with 64-bit CPU goes through TENAA

30 October, 2014 | comments (15)

HTC is having a field day at the Chinese TENAA and following the certification of its Desire 816h, now the Desire 820us is the latest to visit the government agency. The HTC Desire 820us packs the latest MediaTek MT6752 chipset with an 8-core...

Tags: Android, Google, HTC


HTC Desire D816h with 5” display visits TENAA

HTC Desire D816h with 5” display visits TENAA

29 October, 2014 | comments (15)

Unannounced HTC Desire D816h made a visit to TENAA. The 5” smartphone appears to be a more compact version of the 5.5” HTC Desire 816 we already know. HTC Desire D816h features MediaTek MT6592 chipset with 1.7GHz octa-core CPU and a gig of...

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Google Nexus 6 already sold out in the United States

Google Nexus 6 already sold out in the United States

29 October, 2014 | comments (58)

It appears that sales of Google Nexus 6 are off to a robust start. The Motorola-made Android 5.0 Lollipop phablet sold out in the United States several hours after it became available for pre-order. All memory and color configurations of...


Motorola Nexus 6 has been delayed in Europe

Motorola Nexus 6 has been delayed in Europe

29 October, 2014 | comments (21)

The Nexus 6 was announced a couple of weeks ago, alongside the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The first Nexus phablet is due to become available for pre-order in the US today, but so far there's been no word on when we should expect it in...


Apple and Android fans on reddit join forces to boycott CurrentC

Apple and Android fans on reddit join forces to boycott CurrentC

27 October, 2014 | comments (63)

In a shocking turn of events, Apple and Android fans on reddit have joined forces to collectively boycott the unethical blocking of NFC payment system by certain retailers, which affects both Apple Pay and Google Wallet users. If you're not...

Tags: Apple, Google