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It appears Google and LG may have slightly altered the hardware design of the Nexus 5 smartphone to make it a bit more sturdier and better overall. Differences in design were discovered when an XDA Forum member sent his Nexus 5 in for replacement due to several defects in his existing one, including "noisy buttons," a protruding SIM tray, and a few other niggling issues. The Nexus 5 he received back was slightly different from his defective device. None of the defects he complained about were present, plus it had buttons that weren't as noisy and a larger microphone with bigger speaker holes. The... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss the just-released Xbox One game console, Apple's super thin iPad Air, Google's hot new Nexus 5 smartphone with Kit-Kat, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 Ti beast of a graphics card, and give a few details of our next sweepstakes in which we'll be giving away a couple of brand-new NVIDIA Tegra Note tablets, just in time for the holidays! Show Notes: 01:16 - A Grounded Evaluation Of The iPad Air 06:34 - Microsoft Xbox One, The Full Review 16:25 - Nexus 5 Review, Premium Android Experience 23:48 - NVIDIA GeForce... Read more...
It almost goes without saying that the Google Nexus 5 is one of the most anticipated Android phones to launch in 2013, save perhaps for Samsung's Galaxy S 4. Previous generation Nexus devices from Google, whether phone or tablet, have proven to offer a lot of bang for the buck, excellent design and build quality and a pure representation of the Android OS. Not to mention Google regularly rolls out the most recent version of Android as well with these devices, sometimes well before it's available on products from other brands. The previous generation Nexus 4, like the Nexus 5, was manufactured by... Read more...
It almost goes without saying that the Google Nexus 5 is one of the most anticipated Android phones to launch in 2013, save perhaps for Samsung's Galaxy S 4. Previous generation Nexus devices from Google, whether phone or tablet, have proven to offer a lot of bang for the buck, excellent design and build quality and a pure representation of the Android OS. Not to mention Google regularly rolls out the most recent version of Android as well with these devices, sometimes well before it's available on products from other brands. The previous generation Nexus 4, like the Nexus 5, was manufactured by... Read more...
One of the hallmark features of Google's Nexus 5 flagship smartphone by LG isn't its bodaciously big and beautiful 5-inch HD display, its 8MP camera, or its "OK Google" voice command / personal assistant feature. Frankly, that's all been done before.  What does stand out about the Nexus 5 is Google's new Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system and LG's smartphone SoC (System on Chip) processor of choice, namely Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 quad-core. Qualcomm is known for licensing ARM core technology and making it their own within their Krait architecture, and Qualcomm's latest Krait 400 with Adreno... Read more...
Other than the fact that demand is currently outstripping supply, there's not a whole lot to dislike about Google's Nexus 5, at least on paper. Spec for spec, it's a better version of the Nexus 4, and there are many happy Nexus 4 owners in the wild, You might be one of them. Of course, it would take a hands-on evaluation and formal review to really cover the phone's high and low points, but in the meantime, there's proof outside of a spec sheet that Google has something special on its hands. The gadget nerds (a term we use affectionately) over at iFixIt snagged themselves a newly minted Nexus 5... Read more...
If Microsoft ever had a "killer app," it could be argued it's their omnipotent Office productivity suite. From college students to home users, small business and the big iron enterprise,  Microsoft Office is the de facto standard from which many a memorandum has been penned or spread sheet crunched. It's also one of Microsoft's major selling points when it comes to the new crop of Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 devices. Microsoft's new Surface 2 tablet comes with Office 2013 RT bundled in and Windows Phone 8 devices can open and edit Office documents with ease.  At least that was the... Read more...
Before you go out trick or treating tonight, Google has a Halloween treat of its own to announce. At long last, the much anticipated Nexus 5 smartphone built by LG is finally available in Google Play, and with it comes the delicious new build of Google's open source operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat. In fact, the Nexus 5 is the first device to unwrap KitKat. You can grab the Nexus 5 in either white or black, and in 16GB ($349) or 32GB ($399) capacities. All four models are available to purchase now (unlocked and off contract for T-Mobile or Sprint) and are scheduled to leave the warehouse by... Read more...
Anticipation is running high for Google's next smartphone, the Nexus 5, especially since you can no longer purchase the Nexus 4 direct from Google Play (both 8GB and 16GB models are sold out and aren't likely to be coming back). There have been plenty of leaks associated with the Nexus 5, including a rough draft of the device's entire user manual, but one thing we don't have is a release date. Canadian tech blog Mobile Syrup claims it's "been tipped" that the Nexus 5 will launch on October 31, 2013 to Google Play, then arrive on Canadian carriers like Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Koodo, and Virgin on either... Read more...
Without a doubt, Google's upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone built by LG has to be the worst kept secrets on the web, and perhaps that's by design. The latest confirmation that a Nexus 5 exists -- and is close to being released -- is that someone on Google's web team was a little overzealous yesterday and posted the product live in Google Play. Marketing stunt? That's certainly a possibility, though it could just as easily been a clumsy error since hardly any details were provided. One thing that did appear, however, is the price tag. The Nexus 5 was listed at $349 for the 16GB model, and if that ends... Read more...
Wow, talk about hitting the jackpot. In the absence of official announcements and acknowledgements of upcoming products, we often have to rely on leaked photos that are often blurry and chatty tipsters to get a heads up on a next generation product. That's mostly been the case with Google's Nexus 5 smartphone, though if the device's user manual that was just leaked online is legit, then just about everything you need to know about it is there for the viewing. The folks at Android Police were the beneficiaries of the lengthy document from an anonymous tipster, which they so kindly posted in full... Read more...
More photos of Google's rumored Nexus 5 smartphone running Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) have popped up on the web. This is the second major appearance of the supposed Nexus 5, which many believe first showed itself in some FCC filings earlier this month. In both cases, identifying markings have been covered up, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, well, you know, it's probably not a platypus. The timing of the latest leak coincides with the Nexus 4's disappearing act. Two weeks ago, Google ran out of 8GB Nexus 4 inventory in the U.S. following a $100 price cut, and at the time, you could... Read more...
There's talk that LG Electronics isn't interested in building a next generation Nexus handset for Google (more on that in a moment), but while the two sides may be parting ways on the manufacturing side of things, they have one more product to unveil. Today LG announced the launch of the Nexus 4 White, the newest version of the popular smartphone developed in collaboration with Google, and perhaps the last. "Nexus 4 set the standard for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphones," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. "Nexus 4 White delivers the same Google experience... Read more...
Google's Nexus 4 is one of the most popular Android phones available. There are a number of reasons why, starting with that fact that it offers a sparkly clean version of Jelly Bean without any third-party overlays or carrier bloatware. What's also enticing is that there's no waiting for months on end for new Android builds to be rolled out. And finally, it's pretty affordable with a starting price of $299 (8GB), a great deal for an unlocked and contract free phone. Will its successor be just as popular? That remains to be seen, but one thing we know is that LG Electronics will again build the... Read more...