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LG settles lawsuit over smartphone bootloops, offers cash or rebate payouts

A handful of LG smartphones released over the past few years have been notoriously prone to “bootloops,” which cause the phone to shut down unexpectedly and then fail to fully boot (often restarting over and over, hence the “loop.” Last year the law firm of Girard Gibbs filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of […]

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Now you can “fix” a bootlooping Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P

The Google Nexus 5X smartphone from 2015 features a mediocre processors, a pretty good camera, and all the perks that generally come with a Nexus device, including stock Android software and OS updates delivered directly from Google. Unfortunately, it also has a reputation for developing a “bootloop” problem, where the phone reboots and fails to […]

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Android 7.1.2 beta brings fingerprint notification swiping to Nexus 5X

Google is bringing a feature that used to be a Pixel exclusive to at least one older Nexus phone. Android 7.1.2 beta started rolling out for select devices this week, and some users have noticed that there’s now an option for Nexus 5X users to swipe down on the phone’s fingerprint scanner to display notifications. […]

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Deals of the Day (10-05-2016)

Google started taking pre-orders for its new Pixel phones this week. Not impressed with the new features… or the $649 starting price? No worries. You can still pick up last year’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P at deep discounts. The older phones won’t be as fast as the new models and they might not get […]

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HTC may be building a 5 inch Nexus phone for Google

Rumor has it that Google will released at least two new Nexus phones again this year… and that HTC may be building two of them. Now some of the details are starting to emerge… and it looks like one phone will have a 5 inch display, 4GB of RAM, and a 2770 mAh battery, among other […]

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Deals of the Day (6-17-2016)

The Google Nexus 5X smartphone has a list price of $349 and up, but it’s been pretty much constantly on sale for the past few months. But right now B&H is offering one of the best deals I’ve seen in a while: you can pick up a model with 16GB of storage for just $230. […]

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Deals of the Day (6-07-2016)

With a list price of $349 and up, the Nexus 5X is currently the cheapest phone in the Google Nexus lineup. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be cheaper. Right now you can pick up a 32GB model for just $275, courtesy of eBay shop Yapper Wireless. Here are some of the day’s best deals. […]

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Deals of the Day (5-23-2016)

Google’s Nexus 5X and BlackBerry’s Priv are both smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processors and Android 6.0 software. But the Priv has 50 percent more RAM, a slide-out keyboard, and some custom BlackBerry apps that you won’t find on the Nexus 5X. It also typically costs a lot more… and that’s true even today, when you […]

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Deals of the Day (4-15-2016)

Google’s Nexus 5X smartphone normally sells for $349 and up… and by up, I mean the entry-level price gets you a model with 16GB of storage. If you want twice as much storage space, you’ll need to spend $399 at the Google Store. Or you can buy the phone from Daily Steals. Right now the […]

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Deals of the Day (3-15-2016)

Google’s Nexus 5X smartphone has a 5.2 inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, and the latest version of Google’s Android software… not only does it ship with Android 6.0, but it’s also one of the few devices to officially support the Android N Developer Preview. When I reviewed the phone, I liked the design, […]

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Deals of the Day (2-26-2016)

The entry-level LG Nexus 5X smartphone sells for $349 if you buy it from the Google Store… but it’s been on sale a number of times since Google and LG launched the phone in late 2015. Right now Yapper Wireless is running one of the better deals I’ve seen: you can pick up a model with 16GB […]