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  • Android Ads Arrive In Time For Rumored Nexus 6 And 9 Reveal

    Android Ads Arrive In Time For Rumored Nexus 6 And 9 Reveal

    Google may be tipping its hand with new Android advertisement spots, which were spotted and posted to YouTube by Droid Life. The ads feature an eclectic assortment of Andy the Android characters, wearing various costumes and rendered in various sizes. The Android mascot’s variety is also the main message Google is trying to promote with these ads, which tout the slogan “Be… Read More

  • The Nexus 6 Could Be A Giant-Sized Monster, But I Hope It Isn’t

    The Nexus 6 Could Be A Giant-Sized Monster, But I Hope It Isn’t

    Google has a new Nexus 6 in the works, also potentially dubbed the “Nexus X,” and rumors abound about its potential specs. But 9to5Google has what might be the clearest look yet at this next iteration of Google’s Android reference smartphone, and the good news is that it’s basically a new Moto X. There’s bad news, too, however, depending on your opinion… Read More

  • Yes, Google Will Now (Probably) Replace Your Nexus 5 If You Bust The Screen

    Yes, Google Will Now (Probably) Replace Your Nexus 5 If You Bust The Screen

    Word going around the rumor mill was that Google had suddenly instated a new policy regarding a replacements for Nexus handsets that had been accidentally damaged. The weird part? No one seemed to have confirmation from Google on the matter. So we, you know, called Google and asked. Read More

  • LG To Build The Nexus 6, Says Report

    LG To Build The Nexus 6, Says Report

    Another year and another Nexus device. If one report out of Germany is believed, LG is tasked once again to produce this next-gen Nexus device. If true, this would be the third consecutive Nexus device built by LG after Google used Samsung for the Galaxy Nexus. Specific details about the upcoming phone are still missing in action but if history repeats, the phone will be based roughly off of… Read More

  • Google Now Launcher Comes To Play Store, With Always-On ‘Ok Google’ And Swipe For Now

    Google Now Launcher Comes To Play Store, With Always-On ‘Ok Google’ And Swipe For Now

    Google reconfigured the Android home screen launcher somewhat with the Nexus 5, but that redesign didn’t make its way out to other Nexus or Google Play Edition hardware when they received the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Today, Google has released the new “Google Now Launcher” as a standalone app in the Play Store (via Android Police) to bring that modified home screen goodness… Read More

  • The Nexus 5 Now Comes In Red

    The Nexus 5 Now Comes In Red

    In case you feel the white Nexus 5 is too ostentatious and the black Nexus 5 is to monotonous, the Nexus 5 now comes in red. Because red says you’re confident and are not afraid to show it. Pricing is the same: $349 for the 16GB and $399 for the 32GB. It’s currently only available through the Google Play store, but a recent Sprint leak seems to indicate it will hit at least… Read More

  • TC Droidcast Episode 20: Motorola Goes To Lenovo, Google Loves Nexus And Ouya V2

    TC Droidcast Episode 20: Motorola Goes To Lenovo, Google Loves Nexus And Ouya V2

    It’s a brave new dawn for the TechCrunch Droidcast as I take over hosting duties from Chris Velazco… who returns temporarily from the distant lands of Engadget to share his insights on Google’s sale of Motorola to Lenovo, the Nexus program at Google and what’s next for hardware there, and the new, slightly improved Ouya Android console. Remember that you can now also… Read More

  • Google Pleased With Hardware And Nexus Performance; Talks Nest, Glass And Other Wearables

    Google Pleased With Hardware And Nexus Performance; Talks Nest, Glass And Other Wearables

    Google’s earnings call doesn’t feature CEO Larry Page this time around, which is a disappointment in terms of product discussion. But Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora discussed briefly hardware during the call, flagging the search giant’s growing satisfaction with the Nexus line and with the Nexus 5 in particular. Arora said that Google is seeing “strong interest… Read More

  • Gift Guide: Our Favorite Android Phone

    Gift Guide: Our Favorite Android Phone

    Darrell and I spent a good chunk of our last Droidcast discussing some Android-centric holiday picks, but we felt that one of those choices could use a bit more fleshing out. That said, we took a moment to stop bickering and share some thoughts on Google and LG’s Nexus 5, a device that wound up being our favorite Android phone of the holiday season. Read More

  • White Nexus 7 Now Available In 32GB Model In The US, UK And Japan For $269

    White Nexus 7 Now Available In 32GB Model In The US, UK And Japan For $269

    Google has just released a white version of the Nexus 7 tablet, in white and packing 32GB of storage, available now for $269 on the Google Play Devices store, so long as you’re in the U.S., U.K. or Japan. There’s no LTE version and no 16GB model, unlike with the black Nexus 7, but if you’re looking for a color match tablet for your white Nexus 5 you’re now in luck. Read More

  • Nexus 5 Review | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Nexus 5

    The Nexus 5 is the latest generation of Google’s Android software, KitKat, come to life. The hardware itself isn’t super glamorous, with a simple 5-inch display and a matte black backside, but the software more than makes up for what can be a bland appearance. Read More

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