Nexus 5X and 6P reddit AMA Highlights: Name Meaning, USB 2.0, No Qi Charging, and More (Updated)

Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer, David Burke, Krishna Kumar and Sandeep Waraich are currently live for a reddit Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) to discuss the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The conversation has only just begun, but we wanted to start putting together the highlights of the event for those who can’t keep up with each answer and for those who miss it completely.

AMAs like these always offer up extra information about naming, specs, and specific choices in design or features that you may not see/hear during a presentation or in a press release. For example, we already found out the reason for the “X” and “P” in the names of each phone and know that they are working with T-Mobile to get band 12 LTE ready for launch.

Below, we’ve done our best to put together the answers the team has provided. (We’ll continue to update as well.)  (more…)

We Now Know What the “X” and “P” in Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Stand For

Why Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P? What could the “X” and “P” stand for in each name? We’ve all been asking those questions over the last few weeks, since we confirmed the final names. During yesterday’s event, Google didn’t mention anything specifically about the meaning behind the names, but did so today in an AMA going on over at reddit.  (more…)

BlackBerry Posted Official Images of Priv Yesterday

The Priv from BlackBerry, aka Venice, has been the target of many leaks over the past month, and it seems BlackBerry, a company that touts their security, has had enough. In a blog post, the company released three official images of the device, leading fans of BlackBerry to either embrace the upcoming device, or express their distaste for its usage of the Android OS.  (more…)

Here are a Bunch of Nexus 6P Camera Samples From Google’s Romain Guy

Google spent a really long time yesterday talking about the 12.3MP cameras that it put in the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. They are excited about their potential, even without optical image stabilization (OIS), thanks to the Sony sensor used that captures large 1.55 micron pixels. Google mentioned that the Sony sensor here was originally intended for use in a traditional point-and-shoot scenario, but they managed to cram it into a phone (well, two phones). That’s something to brag about, for sure.  (more…)

NVIDIA Renames GRID to GeForce NOW, Launches October 1 for $7.99 a Month

NVIDIA’s game streaming service known as GRID, available on most NVIDIA-made devices for the past year or so, including SHIELD, SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Portable, will now be known as GeForce NOW and include a monthly subscription price of $7.99. This subscription nets you access to 50+ gaming titles, all stored on NVIDIA’s cloud servers. So, essentially, it’s Netflix for Gaming(more…)

AT&T Moto X (1st Gen) Gets Android 5.1 Lollipop Update…Again

The AT&T Moto X (1st gen) is getting Android 5.1 Lollipop again. I say again because we tried this once before back in July, but an issue arose and the update was suspended. AT&T apologized for having to pull the update and assured us that the update would be ready again as “quickly as possible.” Well, quickly as possible turned into the last day of September, more than two months later.

A new update is now ready for that original Moto X on AT&T.  (more…)