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So, Mulder and Scully are using the Nexus 5 and 6 in the new X-Files miniseries!

So, Mulder and Scully are using the Nexus 5 and 6 in the new X-Files miniseries!

Watching the new X-Files miniseries? No suprise, considering some of you have spent the better part of the past 14 years waiting for Mulder and Scully to return to duty. The new six-part miniseries comes back on track strong, merging the very relevant painpoint of government surveillance with the always fascinating subjects of the extraterrestrial and paranormal.

I want to believe... in Android!

Watching the first episode, those among you with a keen eye may have already spotted Mulder and Scully using Nexus phones! More specifically, David Duchovny's character rocks the original, two-years-old-and-counting Nexus 5, while Gillian Anderson is equipped with a standard, government-issued Nexus 6. Mulder's wearing the Nexus 5 incognito, in a case, while the Nexus 6 is very obviously hiding most of Scully's face with its mammoth footprint. Check out the  screen-grabs in the gallery below!

Another point of interest is the custom launcher the two seem to be using. Up-close, the screens look nothing like stock Android. How cool would it be if the show's creators uploaded their X-Files launcher on Google Play? That would make for the ultimate fandroid service! Then again, we suspect someone on the XDA board will build and deliver the launcher before the guys at Fox make their move. As they say, the truth is out there!


via 9to5Google

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posted on 02 Feb 2016, 03:42 6

1. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Meanwhile almost every other series/movie is using an iPhone/galaxy S. At least someone cares about nexus phones.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 03:56

2. Jimrod (Posts: 1352; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


I really wanted to move from the iPhone over to the Nexus but then they decided to make it a bit crap so didn't bother. :\ Hopefully Google taking more in-house will start to make the Nexus a bit more desirable.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 04:04 1

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


This generation is quite nice IMO. I don't like the older ones though.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 05:42 1

6. ibend (Posts: 4573; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


design-wise, Nexus6 look better than 2 newer nexuses :-/
but they obviously have better spec and camera :P

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 07:59 1

8. lyndon420 (Posts: 4364; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


This is bound to become more common as apple becomes increasingly boring.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 08:35

10. khalimany (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Jan 2016)


well, the actors in teen wolf are using a myriad of devices ranging from the galaxies, the iphones and you guessed it, windows phone (lumia 1020).
the actors in ray donovan also use iphones and windows phones (their budget devices to be specific)

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 10:12

14. Orion78 (Posts: 81; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


OK and?

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 06:18

16. duartix (Posts: 294; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


AND the camera app sucks. That or Mulder doesn't know how to use it!

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 04:53

4. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 426; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


In Suits, I see Mike uses an iPhone while Harvey uses a Galaxy S. In Castle, Castle, Beckett, Espo and Ryan use iPhone. In The Blacklist, the dead Director used an Xperia, while Liz and Donald use Android phones, and Red still likes old Samsung cover style.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 05:44

7. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2887; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Should see Grimm, they are using all Apple stuff but the iMac runs Windows with a skin (Windows blind)

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 08:44

12. gtrc11 (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


It is ubuntu.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 08:14 1

9. avalon2105 (Posts: 257; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


In Castle, they started using iPhone only recently. I remember earlier seasons where they used Lumia. Every new season is probably a bidding contest for product placement by OEMs.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 08:37

11. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 426; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


In the first season, Castle used a flip cover phone (Idk the brand), later he used a Windows Phone (I am quite sure it's a HTC HD7) in some episodes. In one, he kept telling "there's an app for this" and his daughter repeated that again. And since then the main cast members have been using iPhone.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 09:39

13. Nexus4Matic (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


There are also a number of new commercials that feature the Nexus 6

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 16:58

15. jroc74 (Posts: 6004; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Of course they are, those 2 are cutting edge. Especially Mulder.

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