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Nexus 6P and 5X details boring, just like they’re supposed to be

Nexus 6P and 5X details boring, just like they’re supposed to be

When Google created the Nexus program for smartphones (and eventually tablets), they didn't intend to compete with Samsung. They didn't intend to put HTC out of business or drive LG out of the United States. Google wanted to create a program where they could bring their base vision for Android to life, and to do so with developers in mind. Sure, they sell these devices from their store to anyone - you can buy a Nexus device with support from almost any major carrier now, too. But don't be surprised when your new Nexus 5X doesn't have a camera as sharp as the iPhone 6s.

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Nexus 6P press photo pops up, retail boxes confirm names

Nexus 6P press photo pops up, retail boxes confirm names

In just less than a week, Google has a scheduled event where it might possibly reveal the two new Nexus smartphones, one from LG and one from Huawei. Naturally, leaks and rumors are ramping up to beat the deadline. This latest batch seemingly confirm some of the things we've been seeing and hearing about, particularly the rather odd design on the back of Hauwei's Nexus. Alleged retail boxes of both Nexus smartphones have also appeared, confirming the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P monikers leaked earlier.

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Google September 29th event confirmed: New Nexus incoming

Google September 29th event confirmed: New Nexus incoming

Google will hold an event on September 29, inviting media with the tagline "Join us for some tasty treats and much s'more." The launch, which had first been rumored earlier this month, is expected to feature new Nexus hardware, along with a few other tidbits.

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Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P names tipped for new Google phones

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P names tipped for new Google phones

Google's next set of Nexus devices have had details leaked on hardware, software, and now naming schemes before launch. Word today is that the smaller of the two devices will be called Nexus 5X - that's the LG-made device. The larger of the two smartphones is said to be called Nexus 6P. Does the P stand for "Prints"? Or maybe it stands for "Power". Or it could stand for nothing at all - we wouldn't be entirely surprised whatever it ends up being.

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Google App APK download one step away from “On Tap”

Google App APK download one step away from “On Tap”

This week the folks at Google have released Google App v5.3, a version made to NEARLY bring Google Now On Tap to Nexus devices. Of course you'll need to have a Developer Preview build ready to go, and you'll need to be on Developer Preview M 3, but once you are, there's a bit of treasure to (almost) be found. This update also brings on the full Marshmallow user interface aesthetic to the Google Now launcher.

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Alleged Huawei Nexus with Snapdragon 810 gets benchmarked

Alleged Huawei Nexus with Snapdragon 810 gets benchmarked

A lot more attention as probably been given to LG's rumored third Nexus smartphone, but Huawei's entry into the family has more implications for Google. That's not to say, however, that this first Chinese-made Nexus won't have interesting points. Rumors speak of its larger 2K resolution, for example. But those same rumors also betray a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, one of the most infamous chips of recent days, running inside. Now a GeekBench sighting might be giving eager Nexus fans something new to worry about: performance.

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LG Nexus 5 2015 now leaked in black but with only 2GB RAM

LG Nexus 5 2015 now leaked in black but with only 2GB RAM

Both IFA 2015 and Apple's large keynote event are over. While the new iPad Pro, Apple TV, and iPhone 6s are still starting to sink in, the mobile world is ready to move on to the next big thing: Google's new Nexus smartphones. We've already seen leaks of LG's version of the device but now we're getting a slightly different deviation. A black Nexus 5. That, however, might not be the most notable part of this leak, which is the remote possibility that it will only have 2 GB of RAM.

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LG Nexus 5 (2015) photos leak showing rear fingerprint scanner

LG Nexus 5 (2015) photos leak showing rear fingerprint scanner

The next Nexus smartphone has been leaked again with some new images hitting the web showing the device from a couple different angles. One of the images shows the device's backside and it looks exactly like the image that leaked back in August showing a circular fingerprint scanner on the back. The new leaked image also shows a slightly raised camera lens and dual LED flash.

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Pre-orders for LG, Huawei Nexus tipped to start 13 October

Pre-orders for LG, Huawei Nexus tipped to start 13 October

Google still hasn't actually announced a late September event that will herald the coming of two new Nexus smartphones, but if you're well rooted in the Android world, it's hard not to get even just a wee bit interested in the two. Now word on the Internet street is that the two smartphones, to be made by LG and Huawei, will start their pre-order phase on October 13. Whether that is actually the shipping date remains to be seen, but at least we now have a second date to look forward to.

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Google Nexus event tipped for September 29th

Google Nexus event tipped for September 29th

Today it's been tipped that the next big Google event will take place on the 29th of September, 2015. This event is said to be home to the two newest Nexus smartphones, both of them coming with fingerprint scanners and both ready and willing to be the headliners of the big Android Pay mobile payment market push. The smaller of these devices is rumored to be coming from LG, while the larger will be coming from Huawei.

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Huawei Nexus leaks again: Snapdragon 810 and USB-C

Huawei Nexus leaks again: Snapdragon 810 and USB-C

Huawei's Nexus has seemingly leaked again, the second time in less than 24 hours, confirming some of the much-rumored smartphone's hardware specifications. The alleged in-the-wild shots from China's Weibo social network follow earlier images of the new Nexus in-hand. While the phone is covered in a plastic shell - either for protection or to give some degree of privacy from prying eyes - its bootscreen does confirm some of the headline hardware.

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Huawei Nexus X detailed in render leaks

Huawei Nexus X detailed in render leaks

Google has been tipped to be revealing two new "Nexus" smartphones in the near future, one made by LG, the other by Huawei. For the moment we're calling them "Nexus X" devices, X representing the unknown. The images you're about to see come from the same source that brought you earlier LG Nexus X images that just days later turned out the be strikingly accurate. What you're looking at here is a larger device with a 5.7-inch display and specifications that are rather similar to the Huawei Honor 6 Plus.

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