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…)

5 Reasons the Nexus 6P is Worth Buying

We recently shared 5 reasons you should buy the DROID Turbo 2, but today, we will share 5 reasons the Nexus 6P should be your next smartphone purchase. The point is, and we emphasize this, there are a ton of great phones to choose from this holiday season. 2015 easily has the best lineup of Android devices for purchase we have ever seen, so we are making it our job to make sure you get the right phone for your needs. If you skipped our Nexus 6P review because reviews are too long, and ain’t nobody got time for that, let’s lay out what makes the Nexus 6P so darn good.

Here are five quick reasons the Nexus 6P is worth buying today.  (more…)

Android and Nexus Twitter Accounts Tease Black Friday Deals

Over on Twitter, the official Android and Nexus accounts are teasing upcoming deals for Black Friday, but unlike all other companies, Google is opting to keep it a secret. We love a good mystery.

While we have no clue as to what Google intends to do, we can have a bit of fun speculating. For Android, it’s possible that there will be significant savings to be had on Google Play for apps, music, movies, and books. This seems like a given. For Nexus, is it possible Google will cut the price of its current device lineup for a limited time? Or maybe, if you buy a Nexus device at the regular price, Google will throw in a free Chromecast or $100 of Google Play credit. That seems a bit more likely.  (more…)

Report: Google is Considering Building Its Own Smartphone From Scratch

What if Google were to go the Apple route for its next smartphone? That would be controlling the entire process, from designing the chipset used to the entire manufacturing process and design of the body, alongside development of the software it runs. According to The Information, the search company is currently having internal discussions about this topic, though there isn’t exactly any word on Google signing off and moving forward.  (more…)

Report: Google is Hosting Event September 29 to Unveil Nexus Phones Made by LG and Huawei

According to a report out of CNET, Google plans to unveil two Nexus phones on September 29 at an event in San Francisco. Their sources claim that Google has partnered with LG to make a smaller Nexus phone and Huawei to make a larger Nexus phone. Rumors, of course, along with a number of leaks, have suggested the same for weeks now.  (more…)

Download: Android Marshmallow Preview 3 OTA Updates

After issuing a quick update to build MPA44I (well, new images) that followed the initial release of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview 3, Google is now starting to roll updates out over-the-air (OTA) to compatible Nexus devices. We have a running list of the .zip Preview 3 OTA updates for your Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player (soon) below, in case you either didn’t get prompted to update your device or didn’t feel like messing with the factory image files. (more…)