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The answer is blowin' in the wind, thanks to Vaavud's smartphone accessory and app

The answer is blowin' in the wind, thanks to Vaavud's smartphone accessory and app

posted: 23 Mar 2014, 22:00

Vaavud has taken its funding needs from a successful Kickstarter campaign, to a group of angel investors that put $375,000 into the company. Vaavud uses a smartphone, an app, and a rather low-tech device...

Google working on a fix for Nexus 5 battery drain

Google working on a fix for Nexus 5 battery drain

posted: 06 Mar 2014, 22:40

Suffering through poor battery life on your Nexus 5? A published report on Thursday states that Google is working on a fix to stop the battery drain on the stock Android device. The report claims that the battery issue is due to a software...

Google presses down on a CPU-overloading camera-related bug in the Nexus 5, possibly other devices

Google presses down on a CPU-overloading camera-related bug in the Nexus 5, possibly other devices

posted: 05 Mar 2014, 07:28

Google's Android developers have been tipped about a software bug which results in abnormally high CPU usage when using the Nexus 5 (and other Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-based devices)'s...

Want ART on your Android 4.4 powered Nexus 5,4, 7 and 10? Here's how

Want ART on your Android 4.4 powered Nexus 5,4, 7 and 10? Here's how

posted: 01 Mar 2014, 14:52

You might recall that back in November, we told you how Android 4.4 features Android RunTime on an experimental basis. The runtime environment is actually disabled on Android 4.4 as the Dalvik VM continues to use its...

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 5: first look

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 5: first look

posted: 24 Feb 2014, 17:58

The Samsung Galaxy S5, has just arrived, but - unlike before - this year, Samsung’s new ‘big thing’ will be met with fierce competition from all places…

Nexus 5 gets price cut in the U.K. to £240 ($399 USD) from Carphone Warehouse

Nexus 5 gets price cut in the U.K. to £240 ($399 USD) from Carphone Warehouse

posted: 22 Feb 2014, 21:34

Good news for those of you who live in the U.K. Carphone Warehouse has cut the price of the Nexus 5 from £300 ($499 USD) to £240 ($399 USD). Both the white and red versions of the phone are currently out...

Google changes name of Nexus 5 launcher; move could signal its availability soon on Google Play Store

Google changes name of Nexus 5 launcher; move could signal its availability soon on Google Play Store

posted: 05 Feb 2014, 13:37

Google has updated its Google Search app on Wednesday and this simple move has led to a number of interesting possibilities. First, besides adding the usual bug fixes and performance...

Win a Red Nexus 5 and an accessories bundle from Google

Win a Red Nexus 5 and an accessories bundle from Google

posted: 05 Feb 2014, 13:05

Launched just yesterday and now available from the Google Play Store, the Red Nexus 5 is the grand prize of a contest being run by Google for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday. One person will win a Red Nexus 5 and an accessories...

Red Nexus 5 is finally official, available in Google Play Store

Red Nexus 5 is finally official, available in Google Play Store

posted: 04 Feb 2014, 17:58

Finally, the red variant of the Nexus 5 is here. Now available in the Google Play Store, the model was the subject of questionable videos, suspect photographs and speculative reports. The good news is that the pricing remains...

Press image of red Nexus 5 leaks

Press image of red Nexus 5 leaks

posted: 31 Jan 2014, 15:51

A press image of the red Nexus 5 has been leaked by evleaks, revealing the clearest picture yet of the device. A leaked internal Sprint document that we showed you on Thursday revealed that the red colored phone is expected to be launched February 4th on the...

Red Nexus 5 coming on February 4th?

Red Nexus 5 coming on February 4th?

posted: 30 Jan 2014, 17:59

A leaked screenshot of Sprint's internal Playbook reveals that the red version of the Nexus 5 will be launched on February 4th. Nothing is official yet, and this is a story that has had many twists and turns including a questionable video that coincidentally...

New photos showing the red LG Google Nexus 5 appear, packaging included

New photos showing the red LG Google Nexus 5 appear, packaging included

posted: 27 Jan 2014, 12:55

There's still no confirmation from Google on this one, but it appears that the red Nexus 5 is real. When it will be launched? Well, that's still a question that can't be answered...

Red Nexus 5 photographed; red and yellow models tipped for release in Vietnam as soon as next month

Red Nexus 5 photographed; red and yellow models tipped for release in Vietnam as soon as next month

posted: 24 Jan 2014, 01:17

Remember those commercials from the golden days of television that asked, "Does she or doesn't she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure." What got us thinking about that iconic ad...

Don't get too excited, the Nexus 5 colors are fake

Don't get too excited, the Nexus 5 colors are fake

posted: 23 Jan 2014, 13:57

Last night, we got a tip from a reader about potential new colors that might be coming to the Nexus 5 lineup, along with an alleged video of the Google Play site which would allow you to choose from the various colors. When we posted the...

How to root, unlock, flash and tweak any Nexus device

How to root, unlock, flash and tweak any Nexus device

posted: 23 Jan 2014, 06:39

Gather round, gather round! Do you happen to own a relatively modern Nexus device? Great! Today, we'll be showing you how to very easily do a number of tweaks and changes on your Nexus smartphone or tablet with the use of a genius toolbox...

Video shows that Google is prepping new colors for the Nexus 5

Video shows that Google is prepping new colors for the Nexus 5

posted: 22 Jan 2014, 20:30

One of our loyal readers has just sent us an interesting video of what appears to be a revamped Google Play Store page for the Nexus 5. Can you figure out what's different? The page now shows 8 color options for the stock...

Take 25% off the price of a Nexus case from the Google Play Store

Take 25% off the price of a Nexus case from the Google Play Store

posted: 21 Jan 2014, 18:20

Need some protection for your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7? Now would be a great time to buy one of the protective cases offered offered on the Google Play Store. Why? Because for a limited time only, the cases are priced at 25%...

Here's what happens when you give a Nexus 5 to a photographer

Here's what happens when you give a Nexus 5 to a photographer

posted: 17 Jan 2014, 07:53

One way or another, it's clear that smartphones have already narrowed quite the gap in terms of quality, compared to traditional DSLRs. Sure, sure, it's still a child's play for the latter, but there's no denying that phones...

T-Mobile cuts its price on the 16GB Nexus 5

T-Mobile cuts its price on the 16GB Nexus 5

posted: 12 Jan 2014, 19:50

When the Nexus 5 first launched, T-Mobile offered the 16GB model for $450, paid out over two years after an initial down payment of $41.99. That worked out to monthly installments of $17 for each of those 24 months. But the nation's fourth largest...

Nexus 5 gets a bit cheaper through T-Mobile online

Nexus 5 gets a bit cheaper through T-Mobile online

posted: 09 Jan 2014, 16:12

One of the few gripes that users had about the Nexus 5 was that T-Mobile wanted to actually make a bit of a profit in selling the device, and hardware profits don't really go with the whole Nexus vibe. But, T-Mobile has quietly dropped...

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