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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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Nexus 5 hack gives the 2013 phone 64GB of speedy storage

The Google Nexus 5 was released in 2013 and shipped with 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage. But one Ukranian Nexus 5 owner decided to upgrade his aging phone. So he bought a 64GB eMMC 5.0 module for about $30 and replaced the storage on his phone. The end result is a Nexus 5 with […]

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MaruOS claims to turn your Android phone into a Linux desktop

Odds are that the smartphone in your pocket is powerful enough to run some desktop apps like office suites, web browsers, and other productivity tools. But the software on most phones is designed for mobile devices, not desktop screens. Microsoft is starting to change that with Continuum for phone, and Canonical’s Ubuntu “convergence” software could one […]

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You can charge a Nexus 5X from a Nexus 6P (or vice versa)

Google’s latest Nexus phones have different screen sizes, display resolutions, processors, and starting prices. But they also have a lot of things in common: they both run Android 6.0 Lollipop, they both have the same 12.3MP rear cameras and Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensors. And they both have USB Type-C ports. While those ports only support […]

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Google Nexus 5 is “no longer available for purchase”

Google launched a new store for hardware this week, showcasing the latest phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and other devices. One thing you won’t find in the new Google Store? The Nexus 5 smartphone. You can still pick one up from some third-party retailers, but according to a page on the Google Store, “The Nexus 5 is […]

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Google Nexus 5 smartphone is an endangered species: no more are being made (updated)

The Google Play Store recently stopped selling red and white Nexus 5 smartphones. Soon the black model could disappear as well. TechRadar reports that production of Google’s 5 inch Nexus smartphone has ceased. That means once the remaining inventory is gone, it won’t be replaced. The Google Nexus 5 features a 5 inch, 1920 x […]

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Unofficial KitKat: Nexus 5 rooted, Android 4.4 ROMs arrive for older devices

A day after Google released Android 4.4 KitKat and launched the Nexus 5 smartphone, independent developers have started working with both. It’s now possible for anyone to root a Nexus 5 phone, and custom ROMs based on Android 4.4 KitKat have started to arrive for older phones and tablets. It’s always easy to unlock the […]

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Leaked Nexus 5 service manual spills the beans on Google’s next phone

There’s little doubt that Google and LG are working together on a new Nexus smartphone which is set to launch soon. It’s been showing up in leaked photos, FCC documents, and other corners of the internet for weeks. Now the folks at Android Police might have received the motherlode: a 281 page service manual for […]