Nexus 5

Pebble appstore to bring second life to smartwatch ecosystem

Pebble appstore to bring second life to smartwatch ecosystem

The first big update to the Pebble ecosystem is about to hit inside early 2014 in the form of the Pebble appstore. This portal for Pebble apps and companion apps will allow users to make the most of the launch of Pebble's SDK 2.0. This second wave of software will push forth apps that work with Javascript, Accelerometer data, Data Logging, and Persistent Storage - only available to those intrepid enough to dive into the beta release of Pebble 2.0 late this 2013.

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Android 4.4.1 imminent to fix Nexus 5 camera woes

Android 4.4.1 imminent to fix Nexus 5 camera woes

Google is readying Android 4.4.1 for imminent release, primarily tackling the mediocre camera performance of the Nexus 5, the company has confirmed, with particular emphasis on speed and reliability. The Nexus 5's 8-megapixel camera and new HDR+ mode were billed as particular strengths when the Google phone first launched, but enthusiasm soon soured when users discovered it could be slow, prone to blurring, and unpredictable as to when it was done taking images. Now, Google promises, that's all changing in Android 4.4.1.

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Nexus flaw sees Android phones crash after SMS overload

Nexus flaw sees Android phones crash after SMS overload

Google's Nexus smartphones are susceptible to a messaging glitch that can force them to reboot or disconnect, security researchers have discovered, with handsets running recent versions of Android falling victim to special SMS messages. When around 30 so-called Flash SMS messages - which are displayed on-screen but not stored - are sent to a Nexus 5, Nexus 4, or Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.x versions, Bogdan Alecu found, the phones can either unexpectedly reboot or drop its data connection.

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Android camera API to give RAW results soon

Android camera API to give RAW results soon

A retracted bit of code in the newest version of Android (4.4 KitKat) has appeared this week with Google looking to boost the software-based camera functionality of mobile devices. One part of the equation in making a smartphone take high-quality photos is in the camera's lens itself, while another is in the image processing provided by the machine's system-on-chip, aka its processor. The final bit rests in the operating system, with Google looking here to provide Android devices of all kinds the ability to bring on much higher-quality output than ever before.

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Nexus G not going to happen – but not for lack of trying

Nexus G not going to happen – but not for lack of trying

It's become apparent today that the teams working with Google for the last couple of Nexus devices - the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 - may very well have wanted the device(s) to be called something else entirely. While back before the Nexus 4 was revealed - all the way back in 2012 - when we were still calling the upcoming device the Nexus G, we were apparently closer to the mark than history ended up suggesting. While Samsung has been able to key-in on branding both of the Nexus smartphones they've worked on with the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, LG has been tipped to have been turned down as such.

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T-Mobile Nexus 5 priced for release with still-pure Android

T-Mobile Nexus 5 priced for release with still-pure Android

This afternoon the folks at T-Mobile have made clear their intent to push forth their own unique - however that may be - Nexus 5 to the public. This version of the device should by all means be essentially identical to the version users will be able to purchase from Google Play online, but here T-Mobile USA aims to bring it with their own unique pricing plan. This device will appear in T-Mobile retail stores on the 20th of November.

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