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Android 5.1.1 OTA updates and factory images hit certain Nexus devices

Android 5.1.1 OTA updates and factory images hit certain Nexus devices

posted: 20 May 2015, 22:37

Google has had a busy day rolling out the Android 5.1.1 build to a few stock Android Nexus devices. Some of the phones and tablets received an OTA update and also had the Android 5.1.1 factory image posted. The latter...

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact topped the smartphone sales list in Japan from April 4th through the 10th

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact topped the smartphone sales list in Japan from April 4th through the 10th

posted: 16 May 2015, 12:38

GfK is the agency in Japan that publishes a weekly list of top smartphone sellers in the country. With Sony being a home town brand, and with the Japanese having favored the Xperia...

Nexus 5 camera app crashing after the Android 5.1 Lollipop update

Nexus 5 camera app crashing after the Android 5.1 Lollipop update

posted: 14 Apr 2015, 02:48

After having the Android 5.1 Lollipop update brick some Nexus 7 units, now users are reporting a bunch of Nexus 5 users have been reporting camera troubles following the Android 5.1 software OTA update...

7 old flagships that you can buy as great mid-range smartphones right now (March 2015)

7 old flagships that you can buy as great mid-range smartphones right now (March 2015)

posted: 30 Mar 2015, 09:28

The debate on whether it's better to buy an old flagship or a brand new mid-range smartphone is an old an undying one, as opinions seem to be, in most cases, split right down the middle. It is...

Nexus 6, Nexus 5 both receive latest version of the Android 5.1 Factory Image

Nexus 6, Nexus 5 both receive latest version of the Android 5.1 Factory Image

posted: 26 Mar 2015, 09:29

The Nexus 6 has received its third Android 5.1 Factory Image. Version number LMY47I replaces version LMY47E, which in turn was a replacement for version LMY47D. The Factory Image is used by those owning a...

LG once again is the rumor mill's guess as the manufacturer of the next Nexus handset

LG once again is the rumor mill's guess as the manufacturer of the next Nexus handset

posted: 19 Mar 2015, 09:19

A visit by Google engineers to LG headquarters this past Monday has the rumor mill buzzing that the manufacturer will be called upon once again, to produce a new stock Android Nexus handset. Earlier...

LG once again is the rumor mill's guess as the manufacturer of the next Nexus handset

LG once again is the rumor mill's guess as the manufacturer of the next Nexus handset

posted: 19 Mar 2015, 09:19

A visit by Google engineers to LG headquarters this past Monday has the rumor mill buzzing that the manufacturer will be called upon once again, to produce a new stock Android Nexus handset. Earlier...

Nexus 5 receives OTA update to Android 5.1

Nexus 5 receives OTA update to Android 5.1

posted: 18 Mar 2015, 23:13

One of our loyal readers has informed us that his Nexus 5 has been updated to Android 5.1. This isn't terribly shocking considering that Google had already released the Android 5.1 Factory Image for the LG produced stock Android phone. We actually...

Google posts Android 5.1 factory image for Nexus 5, OG Nexus 7 Wi-Fi and Nexus 10

Google posts Android 5.1 factory image for Nexus 5, OG Nexus 7 Wi-Fi and Nexus 10

posted: 09 Mar 2015, 21:41

Now that Android 5.1 has been officially introduced by Google, it is time to update the factory image for the stock Android Nexus devices. Today, three of the Nexus models have received the Android 5.1...

Now we find a Nexus 5 powered by Android 5.2; Sony Xperia Z2 powered by Android 420?

Now we find a Nexus 5 powered by Android 5.2; Sony Xperia Z2 powered by Android 420?

posted: 17 Feb 2015, 23:59

On Tuesday, we showed you a Geekbench benchmark test of the Nexus 5. What made it interesting was that the phone was running Android 5.1 while being put through its paces. Not that seeing Android...

Nexus 5 running Android 5.1 spotted on Geekbench

Nexus 5 running Android 5.1 spotted on Geekbench

posted: 17 Feb 2015, 13:00

Back in December, we told you that Android 5.1 could be introduced in February. While we have seen signs of the update appear now and then, including today's appearance in the Philippines powering up new Android One devices, we might be closer...

Nexus 5 is for sale once again at the Google Play Store

Nexus 5 is for sale once again at the Google Play Store

posted: 03 Feb 2015, 00:12

Despite the bump in specs, and the larger screen employed by the Nexus 6, there are some Nexus 5 owners who say that they want to be buried with the LG produced stock Android phone. Back in December, Google said that the Nexus 5 would...

How to get the Nexus 6's Ambient Notifications feature on the Nexus 5

How to get the Nexus 6's Ambient Notifications feature on the Nexus 5

posted: 17 Dec 2014, 09:19

If you're still holding onto your Nexus 5, you can trick it out with one of the features its big-bottomed successor, the Nexus 6, has to offer. We're talking about Ambient Display notifications, which enables your...

Android 5.0.1 Factory Images released by Google for Nexus 5

Android 5.0.1 Factory Images released by Google for Nexus 5

posted: 16 Dec 2014, 01:54

Google has announced that it has released the Android 5.0.1 Factory Images for the Nexus 5. The Factory Images can be a life saver if you've screwed up while trying to flash a custom ROM, and you've bricked your phone. Or suppose...

Android 5.0.1 coming today to T-Mobile's Nexus 5 and Nexus 6

Android 5.0.1 coming today to T-Mobile's Nexus 5 and Nexus 6

posted: 15 Dec 2014, 14:14

The T-Mobile versions of the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 are both expected to receive an update today to Android 5.0.1. Both phones will be running software build LRX22C following the installation of "Lollipop" on both handsets....

Google will continue to sell the Nexus 5 through the first quarter of 2015

Google will continue to sell the Nexus 5 through the first quarter of 2015

posted: 15 Dec 2014, 03:33

Google has decided to keep offering the Nexus 5 through the first quarter of 2015, even though the new Nexus 6 phablet has been available for some time. While earlier reports suggested that Google would stop...

Google confirms Nexus 5 production has stopped, but the phone will continue to be on sale in Q1 2015

Google confirms Nexus 5 production has stopped, but the phone will continue to be on sale in Q1 2015

posted: 11 Dec 2014, 09:36

We hate to see this one go, but the Nexus 5 lived a long and fulfilling life. Now, the time for it to ascend to the Heavens in the form of a glowing ethereal deer to the tune of...

Best smartphones that run stock or near-stock Android

Best smartphones that run stock or near-stock Android

posted: 24 Nov 2014, 09:37

When it comes to the good ol' Android smartphones, most fans of Google's platform agree that no other firmware can best the user experience that stock Android totes with itself. As per this breed of folk, neither HTC's Sense UI, nor...

Android 5.0 Lollipop breaks text messaging on some carriers, report Nexus 4, 5 and 6 users

Android 5.0 Lollipop breaks text messaging on some carriers, report Nexus 4, 5 and 6 users

posted: 19 Nov 2014, 02:32

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update recently started rolling out to the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 devices all around the globe, but some owners are complaining via the Android Issue Tracker on...

Feedly updates its iOS and Android apps

Feedly updates its iOS and Android apps

posted: 17 Nov 2014, 10:25

News feed reader Feedly has updated both its iOS, and Android app. On the iOS side, the update optimizes the news reader for the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 6, and the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus. It adds iOS 8 sharing extensions, tagging, and improves the...

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