Update 12/7: They are back again! (Still only for Nexus phones, though.)
This morning, Google pushed two apps to Google Play for the first time, Contacts and Phone (or Dialer, depending on Google’s mood). The arrival of each shouldn’t surprise you, though I am a bit surprised it took this long for Google to do this, since they started decoupling their stock apps from Android long ago. (more…)
Earlier this morning, Google announced that Android 6.0.1 would begin rolling out to Nexus devices with a whole bunch of emoji. Moments ago, they followed up that announcement by posting up factory images of Android 6.0.1 for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus Player, Nexus 9 (LTE and WiFi), Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi and LTE. (more…)
Last week, Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer teased via Twitter that a new update would arrive on Nexus devices this week with a whole bunch of new and updated emoji on board. Today, that update is official as Android 6.0.1. And yep, it includes a bunch of new emoji, which we showed you last week. (more…)
Earlier in the week, Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer told us to expect new emoji on Nexus devices next week, thanks to a system update that will be joined by a new keyboard and font. Shortly after he made the announcement, we took to Hangouts on the web after a tip told us that re-vamped emoji expected to be a part of the update were already available and showed you many of them (pictured above).
Then yesterday, a redditor created a script to pull them all from Hangouts, but his script managed to get the new ones that will show up next week on Android as well, not just the re-vamped versions. You can see them all below. However, in case you were wondering, taco, middle finger, unicorn, upside down smiley, popcorn, and turkey emoji are all there. (more…)
Hiroshi Lockheimer, Android daddy of them all, announced this evening that new emoji are coming to Android next week via Nexus phones. Lockheimer mentioned that a new keyboard, new font, and new code will all be a part of the emoji arrival, so that means full software updates to the Nexus line. (more…)
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…)
Google just posted a whole bunch of new factory images for its line of Nexus devices, likely as November’s monthly security update (Yep, here are the details.). We have both Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop images, depending on the device, of course. (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…)