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The Google Nexus 5 is the first phone to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat, it’s the first member of the Nexus family to sport a 5 inch, full HD screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. But just how much difference do those features make?
Today’s tech news roundup includes a tale of two videos — the first compares the Nexus 5 with every Nexus phone that came before. The result? It’s faster. A lot faster.
The second video tells a more nuanced story — when you compare Google’s new Nexus 5 phone against Google-owned Motorola’s latest flagship, the Moto X there’s a lot to like about the phone with the smaller, lower-resolution display and slower processor.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Speed test compares every Nexus phone to date in boot test, app load times, etc (video)
Google launched the Nexus One in 2010. The smartphone space has come a long way since then. [PhoneBuff]
- Polaroid launches Kids Tablet 2, a 7 inch Android 4.2 tablet with a huge (rugged) bezel
I like big bezels and I cannot lie… [Polaroid]
- Chinese tablet maker Ainol introduces a quad-core TV box
Chinese manufacturer Ainol made a bit of a name for itself by bringing a few very low cost Android tablets to market. Now the company’s getting into the Android TV box space with a model sporting an ATM7029 quad-core processor. [AndroidPC.es]
- Fedora Project turns 10
It’s been 10 years since the folks behind Red Hat Linux launched a free, community-based operating system. It’s still going strong, even if it doesn’t get the same kind of attention as rival Ubuntu. [Red Hat]
- Pebble smartwatch adds support for all iOS 7 notifications, launches SDK 2.0
Pebble says there are 190,000 of its E Ink smartwatches in the wild, and now the company is rolling out tools that will help them all work better with iPhones. [TechCrunch]
- Blockbuster is dead… long live Netflix
Can’t remember the last time you went to a store to rent a VHS tape or DVD? Apparently you’re not alone. Blockbuster is also shutting down its streaming video service. [DISH]
- Moto X, Nexus 5 compared by… Moto X comes out pretty well (video)
The Google Nexus 5 is getting a lot of attention this month, and on paper it’s a killer phone with a high-res screen, a speedy processor, and a low price. But in day to day performance, the mid-range Motorola Moto X may actually be a better choice for some. [PocketNow]