Here are Some of the Rumored Specs for an Upcoming HTC Nexus

Back in April, we saw the first batch of reports surface with possible details of the upcoming Nexus phone or phones from Google. The initial rumors focused on codenames of Marlin and Sailfish as those representing two HTC phones that would take over Google’s Nexus program this year, but few other details accompanied those names. Today, thanks to a report out of Android Police, we may have an early spec list for the supposed smaller of the two phones, the Sailfish(more…)

Google Listing Android Update Death Dates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

As we already know, Android software updates typically last for two years following the launch of a device. This goes for pretty much every OEM, although, not every device sees that type of support. However, when it comes to Google and its lineup of Nexus devices, the company is usually quite good about supporting its smartphones and tablets.

Listed on a support page this week, Google is now detailing the timeframes that owners of these select devices should start really thinking about an upgrade. For Nexus phones and tablets, the Android software updates will last “at least” two years, but for security patches, the updates will continue for about three years after launch.  (more…)

DEAL: 32GB Nexus 5X is Just $269 at eBay ($130 Off)

If you missed out on the end-of-the-week sale that B&H Photo held last Friday for the 16GB Nexus 5X, we have another equally-as-good deal today. Over at eBay, you can grab a 32GB Nexus 5X for just $269.99, which is a $130 discount off Google’s full retail price. How can you beat that?

As we always mention with the 5X, this affordable 2015 Nexus was already a good value at Google’s pricing, so when you see big discounts like this, it’s tough not to want to jump at it. For one, it’s a Nexus, which means the quickest of all Android updates and access to Android Betas for things like Android N. This Nexus also has a great camera, a smallish body for those who like smallish phones, connectivity on all of the major US carriers, and is only getting better with each update.

What’s not to like?

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Google Job Listing Hints at Possible Chromebook Pixel 3

The original Chromebook Pixel launched with a bit of fanfare on Google’s part, but as we saw with the launch of the second Chromebook Pixel, the company didn’t do anything special – the device was made available on the Google Store with no real celebration or unveiling event, likely because normal consumers are not concerned about $1K+ Chrome OS laptops.

If you think about it, I would argue that Chromebook devices don’t deserve any type of unveiling event or fanfare, but now with Android app support hitting the developer channel, that pretty much changes the way we discuss Chromebook devices. It also makes us very excited about the possibility of a Chromebook Pixel 3, one designed by Google with Android app support specifically in mind.  (more…)

The Next Time You Search for Symptoms on Google, You Won’t Leave Thinking You Have Cancer

If you have ever tried using Google to determine if you are really sick by looking through symptoms, it’s entirely possible that you ended your search thinking something could be seriously wrong with you. How could my minor headache and cough possibly be linked to pseudohypoparathyroidism or hypoparathyroidism? Don’t worry, you are not the only one who uses Google to check their health. According to Google, millions of searches are performed to check symptoms, and because of this, the company is revamping the symptom search experience.  (more…)

DEAL: Nexus 5X is Just $229 Today at B&H Photo ($120 Off)

At $229 ($120 off!), the Nexus 5X is without a doubt today’s deal of the day. As far as I can tell, this is the lowest price we have seen to date on Google’s affordable 2015 phone.

The deal is currently running through B&H Photo’s DealZone, but keep in mind that this is a 1-day-only event. In fact, as of the time of this post, there are only 13 hours left to secure your Nexus 5X before the price drop disappears.

This Nexus 5X comes in either mint (a really light green) or white and with 16GB of storage.  (more…)

Album Slideshows Come to Google Photos

Slideshows are now available through Google Photos within individual albums. To get started, open up the Google Photos app, go inside of an album then select a photo you want to start the slideshow with. Once you hit the three-dot settings button, the top option will be Slideshow. Once tapped, a slideshow of the photos will begin.

If you wish to project your slideshow to your HDTV, you can simply cast the show via Chromecast or Android TV. And yes, the Slideshow feature is available on your desktop computer, too.  (more…)

DEAL: Grab a Nexus 6 for Just $180 at eBay

A current deal running over at eBay can land you a manufacturer refurbished Nexus 6 for a ridiculously low price of $180. Sure, this is the 2014 Nexus, which is a figurative whale, but it’s still one of the best performing devices you will ever use. And, it’s getting all the Android N love at the moment.

Whether you need a device to pass the time because you lost or broke your other, or you just love the Nexus 6 and all of its size, jump on this. The deal currently includes the blue version, as the white is sold out. Free shipping is available as well.

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