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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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Android Marshmallow OTA update starts next week says Google

Android Marshmallow OTA update starts next week says Google

Along with debuting the brand new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones today, Google revealed when Android version 6.0, otherwise known as Marshmallow, will be rolling out to the previous generation devices. The new operating system will begin rolling out to Nexus phones and tablets via an over-the-air (OTA) update starting next week, Google confirmed. Unfortunately they didn't narrow down the timeframe any more than that.

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Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P available for pre-order (and on Fi) today

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P available for pre-order (and on Fi) today

This week the folks at Google have made available the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P on pre-order. Both devices will be shipping later in October, and both devices have multiple sizes of internal storage, and therefor multiple price points. The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will be available from the Google Store inside the United States - outside the USA, users will be able to buy these devices at retailers. Both devices will come with a free 90-day subscription to Google Play Music and $50 credit for Google Play software and media.

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Nexus 5X detailed by Google: the “all-around” smartphone

Nexus 5X detailed by Google: the “all-around” smartphone

The Nexus 5X works with Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box. It'll have a 5.2-inch display with Full-HD resolution with LCD technology covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 up front. This device has a fingerprint scanner at its back with the same name as the Nexus 6P's, called Nexus Imprint. This fingerprint scanner will work to unlock the device as well as allow users to work with Android Pay. This device will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor inside with Adreno 418 GPU.

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Nexus 6P detailed by Google: all metal photo master

Nexus 6P detailed by Google: all metal photo master

This morning Google revealed the Nexus 6P for the first time. This device will be coming in Aluminium, Graphite, and Frost colors - and there'll be a Gold version likely appearing next year, so we hear. The device will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB editions. This smartphone is the first "fully metal" Nexus device, coming with an aluminum back and sides. This device has a 12.3-megapixel camera at its back with 1.5 micron pixels, the "best camera [Google] has ever put in a Nexus device."

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Google event tomorrow: what to expect

Google event tomorrow: what to expect

Tomorrow we'll be at a Google event that's sure to flip the script on their Nexus program as well as Chromecast - just for starters. This event will be the launch site for Android Marshmallow. This is the next big software update for Android, bringing about a new operating system face that'll look relatively similar to the last face. Functionality will change, of course, mostly on the two new Nexus smartphones the company has yet to reveal.

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Nexus 6P fully-detailed ahead of Google’s big Tuesday reveal

Nexus 6P fully-detailed ahead of Google’s big Tuesday reveal

We weren't in much doubt that Google's event on September 29 would be packed with two new smartphones, but fresh leaks fully detail the Nexus 6P that will share double-billing. Any doubts that it might be a true Nexus flagship seem to have been jettisoned along the way, too, with the promise of an all-metal body, a 5.7-inch WQHD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection, and a sizable 3,450 mAh battery.

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Nexus 6P, 5X leaked again, this time with colors

Nexus 6P, 5X leaked again, this time with colors

Just because Google's announced event is just around the corner doesn't mean the leaks and rumors have to stop. Quite the opposite, everyone is trying to get their last minute unofficial sources in before all of it is either validated or made moot. For example, we're once again getting some more or less better quality PR images of the Huawei Nexus 6P and the LG Nexus 5X. This time, however, we're also being given a peek at the color options that might be available when the two land next week.

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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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