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Now is the time to buy your Nexus 5X. Photo: Google

Now is the time to buy your Nexus 5X. Photo: Google

If you’re still itching to pick up Google’s new Nexus 5X, grab your wallet and head on over to eBay. For a limited time, you can currently pick up the 16GB model for just $279.99 in black or white, while the 32GB is down to just $329.99.

Google could make its own iPhone rivals. Photo: Google

Google could make its own iPhone rivals. Photo: Google

Google’s flagship Nexus 6P delivered significant design improvements last year, putting its hardware on par with the best devices from rival manufacturers. But Google wants the Nexus lineup to be even more like the iPhone.

To make that happen, the company will reduce its reliance on third-party manufacturing partners like Huawei and LG and assume greater control over Nexus hardware, according to one report.

A Nexus 5 with expandable storage? It's possible. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

A Nexus 5 with expandable storage? It’s possible. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Need more storage for your Nexus? Google’s latest models don’t have an expandable storage option, unfortunately — but that doesn’t mean you can’t add your own.

One Nexus 5 owners has proven it’s possible to add a microSD card slot to the device that’s fully supported by Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Will Google return to HTC in 2016? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Will Google return to HTC in 2016? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

HTC will partner up with Google again this year to deliver not one but two new Nexus smartphones, replacing those currently made by LG and Huawei, according to sources.

HTC has previously teamed up with Google to make the Nexus One, the very first Nexus smartphone — and the Nexus 9, Google’s most recent tablet.

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Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is a measure on certain Android smartphones that prevents thieves from bypassing security features to initiate a factory reset on a stolen device, and therefore shut out attempts by the original owner to recover it.

Good idea, but LG and Samsung smartphones have already had their FRP bypasses… and now the FRP of the Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, and 5 have also been rendered moot.

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