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Two Nexus smartphones could be coming this year.

Two Nexus smartphones could be coming this year.

The Nexus 6 isn’t even half a year old yet, but already the rumor mill has begun turning its attention to its successor. Sources in China claim that Google has chosen a local manufacturer to build one variant of its next smartphone, and it seems Huawei best fits the bill.

The Nexus 4 will get Lollipop. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The Nexus 4 will get Lollipop. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

If you’ve got a Nexus 4 or 2012’s Nexus 7, there’s no need to worry about upgrading your hardware to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google has confirmed that both of these devices will be receiving its latest software update, along with the Nexus 5, last year’s Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10.

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus is almost 3 years old now. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus is almost 3 years old now. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

New GPU drivers released for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus breathe new life into the aging smartphone by paving the way for an unofficial Android L ROM later this year. In the meantime, they bring improved performance for existing KitKat ROMs, making the upgrade even more compelling.

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The development team behind Replicant OS, an open-source operating system based on Android, have discovered a security flaw with Samsung devices that can provide remote access to your data. The “backdoor” is found in a whole bunch of Galaxy-branded handsets — including the Galaxy Nexus — running “most propriety Android systems.”

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The Nexus 5, as its name suggests, is the fifth smartphone to be born into the Nexus family, and by far the most powerful. Its 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 1080p display, and 2GB of RAM make it a big improvement over even last year’s Nexus 4.

So how far have Nexus smartphones come since the original HTC-built Nexus One made its debut back in January 2010? Check out the video below for an entertaining speed test between every Nexus smartphone ever built.

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