DEAL: Grab an Original Nexus 5 32GB for $189

Yeah, yeah, it’s really old at this point, but look, the original Nexus 5 is still being supported by Google. It also runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow pretty flawlessly. This is an Android icon, without a doubt. And you can still own one today, supposedly in “new” condition.

Through a deal over at eBay, you can pick-up the white Nexus 5 with 32GB of storage for just $189.99. Are there better values out there? I honestly don’t know that there are. Sure, the camera isn’t great, but the performance, feel in hand, and overall design of this phone are still almost unmatched.

The deal includes free shipping.

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Download: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

With Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official and ready for your device in the form of a factory image, it only makes sense that we would start to see the over-the-air (OTA) .zip files arriving as well. We have begun to capture many below and will continue to update this post regularly until we have them all. You may just want to bookmark this post.

As a recap, we have two Android 6.0.1 builds at this time as MMB29K and MMB29M. The updates feature December security fixes, but also introduce a whole bunch of new emoji, along with a new font to Android at a system level. Other than that, there isn’t much else that is new. Still, because we have security fixes here, you’ll want to update as soon as possible.

The files and instructions on what to do with them can be found below.  (more…)

Google Phone and Contacts Apps are Back on Google Play, Still Only for Nexus Devices

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…)

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Here are the New Emoji Coming to Android Next Week

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…)