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.
Did you notice a nice performance improvement after installing the new Android 4.3 update on your Nexus devices? That’ll be partly due to the fact that Google finally introduced TRIM support in this release, allowing devices to recycle unused storage after apps and other content have been deleted from your device.
We’ll probably have to wait until the end of August to get the Moto X, but Google chairman Eric Schmidt has gotten his hands on one early. He was photographed using a white model at the annual Allen & Co. business conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, yesterday.
Verizon Wireless has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will finally get Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, more than a month after it was released by Google. The software update will be pushed to Verizon customers in different phases; read on to find out how it’ll work.
If you’re a fan of CyanogenMod’s custom Android ROMs, then you may want to avoid the Samsung Galaxy S4 when it launches next month. CyanogenMod has confirmed that Team Hacksung, the group behind its Samsung ROMs, will not support the new flagship smartphone.
A new Motorola smartphone has surfaced in images and video from Vietnam ahead of the handset’s official unveiling. The device sports a design unlike anything we’ve seen from Motorola in recent years, with a small resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. But is this the flagship “X Phone” we’ve been expecting? It doesn’t look like it.
Samsung has launched some of the post popular Android handsets of all time, with its Galaxy S series — which includes the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy S III — selling more than 100 million units. But the devices certainly aren’t popular for their build quality.
All of Samsung’s devices are made of plastic, and although they look good, they don’t feel anywhere near as nice as competing handsets like the iPhone 5, the Nexus 4, and any of HTC’s high-end Android handsets — particularly the new HTC One — which use materials like glass and aluminum to provide a premium feel.
But Samsung isn’t about to change that for the upcoming Galaxy S IV. The Korean company has confirmed it will continue to use plastic, and it has its reasons for doing so.