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.

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

Related phones

Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)
Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)



1. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

10. khalimany

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 29, 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)

14. Orion78

Posts: 210; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

OK and?

16. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

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

4. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

12. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

It is ubuntu.

9. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 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.

11. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

13. Nexus4Matic

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

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