In my Nexus 5X review, I mentioned that the original Nexus 5, a phone two years old, performs better with Android 6.0 Marshmallow than the new LG model. I don’t know how that is possible with all of the new tech inside of the 5X, but it was painfully obvious. Outside of the camera being pretty poor in the original Nexus 5, it’s still a phone worth considering at the right price. $209 might be the right price. (more…)
One of the most common requests we hear during our initial period with a new phone is “How does it compare to this phone or that phone?” To get out ahead of that we put together this video, which is 10 minutes of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X compared to the hottest phones on the planet, including the Moto X Pure, iPhone 6, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5, LG V10, and of course, the original Nexus 5 and Nexus 6.
This video isn’t a software, performance, or feature comparison, it’s more of a, how this phone feels and looks next to that phone, type of comparison. We do this with most phones and you all seem to enjoy them, so here is that same approach with the new Nexus devices. (more…)
Lost in yesterday’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow bag of Nexus glory was a subtle announcement from T-Mobile as to which of its devices will receive the update to Google’s latest tasty treat. Via their software update status page, we can see a list of devices that have all entered the early development stage for the upgrade to Android 6.0.
Outside of the Nexus devices they support, which are about to receive the update, the rest are all still in stage 1, which is “Manufacturer Development.” In other words, T-Mobile is waiting for each individual OEM to get them updates for testing before being able to push it to your phone. It’ll be a while on some of these, unfortunately. (more…)
Google told us yesterday that Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA updates were starting to rollout to the Nexus devices set to receive them, so like we always do for major updates, we have started capturing all of the URLs for the .zip files for each. Below, you will find Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA .zip files for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player.
If you aren’t seeing a file just yet, that’s because we probably haven’t seen it yet. As we continue to receive new file URLs that are direct downloads from Google, we will continue to update this post. (more…)
Not only are the Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images available for flashing to select Nexus devices, but Google has also begun pushing over-the-air (OTA) updates to those same Nexus products. Over the coming days – because this is a slow rollout, folks – your Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player will all receive the update to Android 6.0, build MRA58K. (more…)
Android 6.0 Marshmallow has officially arrived for a number of Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 9. Over-the-air (OTA) updates will be rolling out slowly to those devices over the coming days, but if you want the goodness now, you can upgrade via factory images that were posted here.
The latest version of Android offers a bunch of new features, many of which hide behind the scenes to add stability, endurance, and polish to last year’s Lollipop release. They aren’t all back-end optimizations, though. One of the few forward-facing features you will run into and likely use on a regular basis, is Google Now on Tap. (more…)