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Nexus 7, 4, 10 may yet get an Android L update

Nexus 7, 4, 10 may yet get an Android L update

This week the folks at Google responsible for sending binaries for Android to Nexus devices have done so for five devices, showing the Android L spread for the near future. When a binary is sent out across a range of devices like is has been today, it means that the same - or a very similar - build will be send to the collection. Android L is out as a Developer Preview for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 (2013), and this week it’s been confirmed (not released, just confirmed) for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012), and Nexus 10.

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CyanogenMod Installer walkthrough: Nexus to new phone in minutes

CyanogenMod Installer walkthrough: Nexus to new phone in minutes

Today the CyanogenMod software universe expands with the app ecosystem called CyanogenMod Installer. What the team at the alternate-Android software team's intent is with this software is to take the otherwise convoluted process in loading the CyanogenMod software to a smartphone and turn it into an "anyone can do it" experience. In other words - if we have to make a real "how-to" guide, the team at CyanogenMod haven't done their job properly.

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Ubuntu Touch release set for October: Android Nexus devices up first

Ubuntu Touch release set for October: Android Nexus devices up first

In a month from the time of the release of this article - that's October 17th - the folks at Ubuntu will be releasing the newest desktop OS version 13.10, and along with it an image of Ubuntu Touch. This mobile software will be available "ready to install" on devices we've seen running early versions since January of 2013. This means the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets (2012 editions, at least), and the LG Nexus 4 will be ready to roll by Halloween with full smartphone-optimized Ubuntu.

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LG Nexus 5 appears as Verizon LG G2 variant at FCC

LG Nexus 5 appears as Verizon LG G2 variant at FCC

There should be little doubt that Google is planning on continuing their Nexus smartphone program well into the future - that much is clear. What's not as clear is their release schedule and manufacturer choices - the pattern we've expected to find appearing several years ago with a new OEM for each device being doused again and again. This week we're seeing further confirmation - thanks to the FCC - that Google may be working with LG once again for their Nexus smartphone line in the Nexus 5 rather than switching over after the Nexus 4 (also made by LG).

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New Nexus phone spotted in Android 4.4 KitKat unveiling

New Nexus phone spotted in Android 4.4 KitKat unveiling

In today's obligatory unveiling video of the new Android statue for Google's lawn full of statues of desserts, a new Google smartphone has appeared. This may very well be the next-generation Nexus device as it does indeed have the word Nexus written on it - though in a bit of a cut with what may be some black tape over the logo for secrecy. This device looks to be replicating the look (and perhaps the feel) of the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7, what with its massive back-facing camera land and horizontal logo (which is also massive).

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Nexus 5 tipped for LG, complete with Nexus 4 pricing

Nexus 5 tipped for LG, complete with Nexus 4 pricing

Though we've already explored the possibility that Motorola might be making the next Nexus smartphone for Google, it's time for LG to have a swing at things. And why not? They've made the Nexus 4 successfully, and Google's been nothing if not satisfied with the high-powered sales stream that is the device as sold through Google Play (like the Moto X Google Play edition rumored for late 2013). That's why the "South Korean media" tip with MyDrivers this afternoon doesn't seem so far-fetched.

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