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Nexus 5X Review

Nexus 5X Review

The 2013 Nexus 5 wasn't the phone you'd expect to build a loyal fanbase. Its plastic construction and unassuming design spoke more of engineering side-project than Google flagship, the epitome of hardware taking a back-seat while the latest version of Android - then 4.4 KitKat - held the spotlight. Now, two years later, Google and LG are giving Nexus 5 fans the Nexus 5X, spiritual successor and showcase for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a budget.

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ASUS shifts to smartphones, might have a new Nexus soon

ASUS shifts to smartphones, might have a new Nexus soon

ASUS is hardly an underdog when it comes to the the tech world. It is considered one of the top 5 PC vendors in the world and its recent success with the ZenFone 2 has proved that it is a force to contend with in mobile as well. Naturally, the company has its eyes set on even higher things. Chairman Jonney Shih already revealed its aspirations at creating something like Microsoft's HoloLens but apparently that's just the tip of the iceberg of ASUS' plans for future domination, plans that include shifting its focus from notebooks to smartphones.

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HTC One A9 Unlocked promises 15-day “Nexus” upgrade cycle

HTC One A9 Unlocked promises 15-day “Nexus” upgrade cycle

Today HTC has promised that their newest device, the HTC One A9, will have updates within 15 days of Google's own Nexus devices. HTC's exact wording - via tweet, was as follows: "The One A9 unlocked edition will provide every software update within 15 days of Google's first push to Nexus." We must hypothesize that this means that HTC has successfully detached their own software from the base build of Android enough that they're able to upgrade the innards without having to mess with their own code abundantly - that's what'd slow them (or any other manufacturer) down otherwise.

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Nexus 6P 240fps video camera test: impressive, most impressive

Nexus 6P 240fps video camera test: impressive, most impressive

With the Nexus 6P users have access to the slowest slow-motion ever delivered to an Android smartphone. Inside you'll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 with an Adreno 430 GPU, but no mention of a separate processor for the camera. If indeed the entire load is being handled by Qualcomm's SoC, color us impressed. What you're about to see are a couple of brief examples of how this slow motion system works - slick - on the Nexus 6P right out of the box.

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Nexus 6P camera testing: our first real-world results

Nexus 6P camera testing: our first real-world results

This week we're reviewing the Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P, starting with its camera - today you're going to see our first results. This part of the test is extremely simple - it's mostly to gauge how well the device can capture everyday objects out in the wild. This presentation comes before our comparisons with other smartphones and before our comparisons with a DSLR camera. This walk takes what might be Google's most powerful smartphone camera on a walk outside and through a set of low-light shots indoors, as well.

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Android Marshmallow update hitting budget phones before yours

Android Marshmallow update hitting budget phones before yours

Several Android One devices receive their update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in India, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Nepal. Supposing you have any one of several carrier-infused Android smartphones in your hand right this minute and are waiting for an update to Marshmallow, you may be interested to know that it's not only Nexus devices that'll be getting their software before you. This does not mean Google has betrayed you in any way, shape, or form. It means Google is making good on their promise to bring timely updates to devices - and not just the biggest and the best.

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How to get your Android 6.0 Marshmallow update today

How to get your Android 6.0 Marshmallow update today

Starting on the afternoon of Monday, the 5th of October, 2015, Android 6.0 Marshmallow began its OTA rollout. This means that smartphones Google has tapped to attain the update will be receiving notifications that their software is ready, and that they may download and load this software as fast as they do so please. As with all Android operating system updates, this software is coming to Google's own Nexus smartphones first and foremost. This pattern was only broken one time - that we can recall.

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Google’s Nexus didn’t just pull an Apple with USB-C

Google’s Nexus didn’t just pull an Apple with USB-C

After Google announces a Nexus 5X with USB Type-C cables without Standard-A plugs, Android fans cry foul. If you want to connect your Nexus 5X to a computer without a USB Type-C port, you're going to need to spend another $12.99 (if you buy with Google) to get a USB Type-C USB Standard-A plug cable. While this situation is summoning some off-the-cuff comparisons to Apple's tendency to release smartphones and tablets with their own proprietary plugs, you really aught to know: Google didn't just thunder-strike you with a Lightning cord type situation.

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Motorola Marshmallow updates list released: Moto X, Moto G, DROID

Motorola Marshmallow updates list released: Moto X, Moto G, DROID

Motorola's Android upgrade schedule for the Moto X, Moto G, DROID Turbo, and more have been revealed with Marshmallow in mind. The software that'll be coming to a number of Motorola-made smartphones will be Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and with it features like Android Pay, Now on Tap, Doze Mode, and Direct Share. Motorola suggests that these devices will also be working with simpler volume controls and will no longer come with Motorola Migrate right out of the box.

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5 Nexus 6P/5X features Google didn’t tell you about

5 Nexus 6P/5X features Google didn’t tell you about

Yesterday Google showed the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P for the first time - today they've come to the internet to share a few tidbits. While we learned most of the details about the Nexus smartphone lineup for 2015 just about 24 hours ago, today we're finding out the details that hardcore Android addicts will want to know. The Android addict is not just your average consumer - they want to know things like: are the camera arrays in both devices exactly the same?

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Nexus 6P hands-on: Google’s top-tier

Nexus 6P hands-on: Google’s top-tier

The Nexus 6P is not your average Nexus smartphone - it's not just a baseline device. With a 5.7-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels and AMOLED technology, this device instantly competes with the highest-end smartphones on the market today. Google also suggests that its camera technology is top notch - coming with a 12.3-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.55 µm pixels, an IR Laser assisted autofocus, broad-spectrum CRI-90 dual-LED flash, and the ability to capture 4K video at 30fps, this device appears - spec-wise - to be ready to do battle with the best.

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Nexus 5X hands-on: all-around contender

Nexus 5X hands-on: all-around contender

This afternoon we're having our first hands-on opportunity with the Nexus 5X, LG's follow-up to their popular Nexus 5. This device works with Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box - the newest Android, as all Nexus smartphones and tablets are meant to have - and has a 5.2-inch LCD display up front. This smartphone works with a high-powered camera around its back and has a fingerprint scanner for Android Pay and unlocking as well. This device is not meant to compete with the strongest smartphones in the world today - only to drive the Android smartphone ecosystem from Google's perspective.

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