Fresh New Dialer Arrives in Android 4.4.3

Android 4.4.3 is going to slowly rollout over the next couple of days, now that the update has hit AOSP and the factory images have been released. As that happens and more people get their hands on the new goodness, we will undoubtedly find subtle changes here and there that Google has tossed in. The first that we are noticing is a brand new skinned dialer that carries a much lighter theme than we saw in builds below 4.4.3.  (more…)

T-Mobile Says Android 4.4.3 is Coming to the Nexus 5 Today (Updated: Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 Too)

According to T-Mobile support, the Nexus 5 will receive an update to Android 4.4.3 starting today. The update includes “security enhancements” and “various bug fixes.” The build number is KTU84M. And that is about all we know.

The Android 4.4.3 update has seemingly been in the works for a few months, with supposed rollout said to happen “at any minute” a couple of times.

Update:  T-Mobile says the Nexus 7 (2013) is getting Android 4.4.3 today as well, build KTU84L. Cheers BiggiePhat!

Update 2:  Nexus 4 now added to the list.

Is today finally the day?  (more…)

Video: LG G3 vs. G2 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 3 vs. Nexus 5 (Updated)

After running through a quick overview and tour with the LG G3, here at one of the satellite press events, we also took a couple of minutes to compare the size of the device to most of the flagships currently available. We somehow forgot to compare the G3 to the HTC One (M8), but did put it side-by-side with the LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3, and Nexus 5.  (more…)

Quick Review: Nexus 5 Snap Case

Earlier in the week, Google released an official Snap Case for the Nexus 5 with a whopping $29.99 price tag. As you would imagine, most were immediately turned off by the price even if the case was “designed specifically for the Nexus 5.” With companies like Spigen and Ringke selling similar slim cases for under $10 on Amazon, I can’t say I blame anyone for not wanting to fork out $30.

But as is always the case with official Nexus accessories, we still picked a bunch of them up to let you know if they are worth that extra premium price tag. We grabbed the aqua, black, white, and clear versions, but keep in mind there is a fifth silver case as well.  (more…)

Official Nexus 5 Snap Cases Now Available on Google Play for $29.99

A new official accessory for the Nexus 5 just showed up on Google Play, the Snap Case. Branded with only a “Google” logo on the lower backside, the Snap Case is being sold as a “lightweight” yet durable option for your Nexus. As with all official accessories, this case has been “designed specifically for the Nexus 5.”

It looks a lot like the minimal cases we often feature from companies like Spigen or Ringke. Keep in mind that those cases usually cost around $10, not $30. But hey, if you want the official business, you have to pay for it.

The Snap Case comes in 5 colors – black, aqua, white, silver, and clear. This new case will cost you $29.99.  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 5 32GB in White, Black, or Red for $394 With Free Shipping

This isn’t exactly the king of all deals, but if you were considering the Nexus 5 with 32GB of storage, eBay has it available in white, black or red for $394.99 plus free economy shipping. Google sells it for $399 with shipping that starts at $9.99 and goes up to $18.99. So again, not the biggest discount the world has ever seen, but it will save you $10-15.

The Nexus 5 was in our list of top 5 Android phones for 2013. If you happen to listen to the DL Show, you’ll know that both Tim and I are also missing the phone after taking a few weeks to review both the HTC One (M8) and Galaxy S5. It’s a great phone.

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