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Hands-on with the Android L features Google didn’t mention

Hands-on with the Android L features Google didn’t mention

Today we’ve begun our dive into the Android L Developer Preview with a Nexus 5. If you’d like to join in on the action, Google has made it easy to take a peek at the software early - just so long as you have a Nexus 5 or a 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 tablet. From here, we’ll be digging deep.

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Nexus isn’t dead: Android Silver won’t interfere

Nexus isn’t dead: Android Silver won’t interfere

Concerns that Android Silver will mean an end to future Nexus devices is unfounded, Google's head of Android engineering Dave Burke has said. Though he wouldn't talk about Android Silver, he was very clear in his statement: "We are still invested in Nexus."

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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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Explora launches Nexus 5 rentals for travelers

Explora launches Nexus 5 rentals for travelers

Smartphones are a daily tool for many people, and nothing makes that reality quite as stark as crossing a border into international lands without a plan that supports such travel. For those visiting the US, Google's Nexus 5 is now being offered as a daily rental handset complete with unlimited service.

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Dual-screen Nexus gaming teased by Google Maps Pokemon

Dual-screen Nexus gaming teased by Google Maps Pokemon

There’s nothing like a good April Fool’s joke to make you lose hope that something impossible could be possible. Today it’s inside Google’s new Maps Pokemon video, showing here a dual-screen Nexus device - or at least two Nexus 5 smartphones being held up one next to the other for some dual-screen Pokemon action.

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Nexus 6 and Nexus smartwatch tipped for LG

Nexus 6 and Nexus smartwatch tipped for LG

During Mobile World Congress 2014 last month, Android boss Sundar Pichai said we'd not be seeing the next Nexus smartphone until the second half of this year, which surprised no one, and now according to word that has surfaced, LG will be making the handset -- as well as a Nexus smartwatch.

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Google Now launcher arrives for Nexus and Google Play Editions

Google Now launcher arrives for Nexus and Google Play Editions

When KitKat arrived, one of its lauded perks was the inclusion of the Google Now launcher, which takes Google's handy feature and makes it easily accessible with a swipe from the left. Starting today, those running a Nexus or Google Play Edition handset can grab the launcher from the Play Store.

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Bright Red Nexus 5 debuts as third color option

Bright Red Nexus 5 debuts as third color option

Google's red version of the Nexus 5 has arrived in the Play store, offering a third color option for the Android smartphone. Oft-rumored over the past few weeks, the "Bright Red" Nexus 5 is functionally identical to the existing handset, which is offered in black or white, but gets a more eye-catching finish.

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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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New Google Nexus wireless charger now available

New Google Nexus wireless charger now available

It doesn't exactly take a lot of time or effort to plug a wire into your smartphone to charge. That doesn't mean that smartphone users wouldn't prefer to charge their device without having to use wires. There are all sorts of wireless charging accessories and cases on the market today and some devices come with wireless charging capability from the factory.

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