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Android 4.4.3 update now coming OTA to your Nexus device

Android 4.4.3 update now coming OTA to your Nexus device

posted: 03 Jun 2014, 18:21

Earlier this morning, we told you that Google had loaded the Android 4.4.3 factory images for the Nexus line up. This means that if your Nexus 5 got screwed up while you were modifying it, you can tap your heels three times, load...

Android 4.4.3 factory images released for Nexus models

Android 4.4.3 factory images released for Nexus models

posted: 03 Jun 2014, 06:14

For those whose Nexus device needs to find its way home, Google has released the Android 4.4.3 factory image for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. The release for the Nexus 7 (2013) does not include the version...

LG G3: size comparison with the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, One M8, and others

LG G3: size comparison with the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, One M8, and others

posted: 21 May 2014, 09:25

It's safe to say that the LG G3 has generated some very healthy amounts of hype among techies, and considering preliminary intel, that's for a good reason. Set for announcement in less than a week now (the 27th),...

Google Play Store now selling the Snap Case for your Nexus 5

Google Play Store now selling the Snap Case for your Nexus 5

posted: 13 May 2014, 21:02

Looking for a new case to protect your precious Nexus 5 from drops? The Google Play Store is now selling the Snap Case for the devoted owner of the stock Android handset. We're talking about a plastic case with a matte finish....

A 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 is compared size-wise with a current batch of heavyweight Android models

A 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 is compared size-wise with a current batch of heavyweight Android models

posted: 24 Apr 2014, 15:14

With speculation that Apple will be launching one, and possibly two, larger screened iPhone models this year, how would these phones stack up against today's top Andorid handsets?...

Watch the OnePlus One take on the Nexus 5 in a boot speed battle

Watch the OnePlus One take on the Nexus 5 in a boot speed battle

posted: 24 Apr 2014, 13:24

The OnePlus One became official on Wednesday, and all that is left today is some minor little contests between some household names like the Nexus 5 and the CyanogenMod packin' OnePlus One. One of those minor little contests...

Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) vs Note 3 vs LG G2 benchmark comparison (video)

Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) vs Note 3 vs LG G2 benchmark comparison (video)

posted: 22 Apr 2014, 09:42

The Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) both sport a Snapdragon 801 CPU and 2 GB of RAM, so we decided to pit their processing chops against the Note 3, which has a Snapdragon 800 CPU, but houses 3 GB of RAM. In...

Report: Google dogfooding Android 4.4.3; next KitKat build just weeks away from public consumption?

Report: Google dogfooding Android 4.4.3; next KitKat build just weeks away from public consumption?

posted: 09 Apr 2014, 19:35

As March was winding down, we told you about Android 4.4.3 and warned you not to expect much more than a number of bug fixes. The number one fix deals with camera issues that has...

Nokia Lumia 1520 tops our blind camera comparison while Nexus 5 ends up last; HTC One (M8) finishes sixth

Nokia Lumia 1520 tops our blind camera comparison while Nexus 5 ends up last; HTC One (M8) finishes sixth

posted: 31 Mar 2014, 05:03

Blind camera comparisons are a great indicator of which phone takes best photos. Bias is brought down to a minimum since voters pick the images they like best, without knowing...

Android 4.4.3 coming soon to a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (2013) near you?

Android 4.4.3 coming soon to a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (2013) near you?

posted: 30 Mar 2014, 11:26

Recent leaks pertaining to Android 4.4.3 have been boiled down to specific versions of the update for the Nexus 5 handset and the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. The version for the former is codenamed "Hammerhead" and carries...

Front-facing camera comparison: LG G Pro 2 vs LG G2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, HTC One (2013),  Xperia Z1, iPhone 5s, and Nexus 5

Front-facing camera comparison: LG G Pro 2 vs LG G2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, HTC One (2013), Xperia Z1, iPhone 5s, and Nexus 5

posted: 26 Mar 2014, 10:35

Today, we're pitting the front-facing cameras of eight major flagships currently on the market against each other and taking scores. We will be...

Best HTC One (M8) alternatives

Best HTC One (M8) alternatives

posted: 26 Mar 2014, 07:53

The new HTC One (M8) has gone official, and it’s already available for purchase on major US carriers…

HTC One (M8) gets a pompous LCD screen, has larger color gamut than iPhone 5s and Nexus 5

HTC One (M8) gets a pompous LCD screen, has larger color gamut than iPhone 5s and Nexus 5

posted: 25 Mar 2014, 10:45

Along with an enhanced, metal chassis and a bunch of new additions under the hood, the new HTC One (2014) has also gotten a larger, 5" display with superior quality, compared to what its predecessor...

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...

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