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HTC Volantis leaked to be next Nexus tablet

HTC Volantis leaked to be next Nexus tablet

Nexus fans, do not lose hope. While the future of a Nexus smartphone is still shrouded in uncertainty thanks to the rumors about the Android Silver program, there might still be one more Nexus device in queue. A new leak has sprung up pointing to an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet that will be made by new hands and called the HTC Volantis.

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Nexus 6 or Android Silver? LG doesn’t seem to care

Nexus 6 or Android Silver? LG doesn’t seem to care

Recently, an LG executive commented on the state of their involvement with the Nexus program. Speaking to Dutch media, LG’s Director of Communications Ken Hong noted they weren’t involved with the next Nexus device “yet”. He went on to note that LG typically has something on the table and in the works by now, as they have with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.

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‘Silver’ program rumored to make Android premium, take on Apple

‘Silver’ program rumored to make Android premium, take on Apple

One thing lacking for Android is a proper place in retail. Though various OEMs have store signage or kiosks, with Samsung offering a robust “Experience” in Best Buy stores, Google’s Android doesn’t have a place. Apple has a well established retail presence, but has both the space and identity for such a move. 'Android Silver' is a widely rumored program that would give the platform needed presence and notoriety, but is it the right thing for Android?

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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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