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Android 6.0 coming to the LG G4 (officially), Samsung Galaxy Nexus (unofficially)

LG has announced plans to roll out an Android 6.0 update for the LG G4 smartphone, which means that if you don’t count Google Nexus devices, the phone will likely be the first flagship phone from a major company to be updated to the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. There’s a slight catch though: the […]

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Android 5.0 ported to Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Sony Xperia Z, and other devices

The first devices with Android 5.0 software are now shipping, and Google will start rolling out Android 5.0 to existing Nexus phones and tablets soon. Device makers including Sony, HTC, and Motorola will follow suit in time. But now that the source code for Android 5.0 Lollipop is available, independent developers are starting to take […]

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Android 4.4 KitKat ported to run on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Google may have no plans to release an official Android 4.4 software update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. But the nice thing about phones that ship with unlocked bootloaders is that you can load your own software — and like most Nexus devices, there’s a pretty healthy developer community involved with the Galaxy Nexus. So […]

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Android 4.4 might support older phones, but not the Galaxy Nexus

Google’s new Nexus 5 smartphone ships with Android 4.4 KitKat. The company also plans to offer Android 4.4 as a software update for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 in the coming weeks. Notice anything missing? The Samsung Galaxy Nexus won’t be getting an Android 4.4 update from Google. That’s despite the fact […]

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Google starts pushing Android 4.2.2 to Nexus devices – Download it now

Google has started rolling out a minor software update for Nexus smartphones and tablets. So far it looks like Android 4.2.2 is available for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets and the GSM Galaxy Nexus smartphone (but not the Verizon version). There are no official release notes yet, so it’s tough to say what’s […]

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Google releases Android 4.2 for Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus (download it now)

Google has started pushing out over-the-air software updates for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Google Nexus 7 tablet. If you have one of these devices and you haven’t installed a custom ROM, you should be prompted to install the Android 4.2 update sometime in the next few days. Or you can download the update […]

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Now you can install Open webOS alpha on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The webOS Ports team has released instructions for installing an alpha build of open webOS on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Open webOS is the open source version of HP’s webOS operating system for phones, tablets, and other devices. At this point, the open webOS build for the Galaxy Nexus is slow, buggy, and generally […]

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CyanogenMod quietly releases CM9 stable (for the Galaxy Nexus)

It’s been almost a year since the developers behind the popular CyanogenMod version of Android began working on CyanogenMod 9. After months of release candidates and nightly builds, the team has released the first stable version of CM9 for the GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Update: It looks like the Galaxy Nexus release was a […]