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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.”


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.


Google upset Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners last week when it announced that the two-year-old device would not be supported by its latest Android 4.4 KitKat release, but as is often the case in the Android community, third-party developers have stepped in to lend a hand. Just days after the update got its public release alongside the Nexus 5, an unofficial ROM for the Galaxy Nexus is already available.


With the Samsung Galaxy Nexus celebrating its second birthday this month, we had a feeling it wouldn’t be long before Google finally stopped supporting it with the latest Android updates. And shortly after it announced the new Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat on Thursday, the search giant confirmed the Galaxy Nexus was getting left behind.


Google has begun rolling out a security update to LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM) smartphones running the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software. The update is arriving over-the-air with the “JWR66Y” build number, and it is expected to address the latest Android security vulnerabilities.

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