Tag Archives: nexus

Android Wear’s Oreo upgrade is ready

Google has been doling out Oreo treats to a bunch of devices of late. The HTC U11 got the bump last week, followed by Android 8.1 landing on Nexus and Pixel devices

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Android December security bulletin finally has KRACK fix for Pixels

Google kicked off the whole monthly security bulletin practice to assure Android users, or at least owners of its Nexus and Pixel devices, that they will get timely and critical security fixes before all hell breaks loose. In a rather odd turn of events, however, Google missed that window when it rolled out the November set of security patches without … Continue reading

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Nexus Player finally gets its Android 8.0 Oreo update

Remember the Nexus Player? Yes, that pucked-shaped, ASUS-made device that was supposed to showcase the best of Android TV, just like the Nexus phones were supposed to do

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Now the Nexus 6P is being targeted by a boot loop lawsuit

These days, when you buy a premium model smartphone, Android or otherwise, there’s an expectation that the device will be supported by its manufacturer for, at a minimum, the next one to two years. Unfortunately for a number of Nexus 6P owners, that is hardly the case.

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Nexus 6 gets an Android 7.0 downgrade for those already on 7.1.1

It’s bad enough that both the Android 7.0 Nougat update and its later 7.1.1 release were significantly delayed for the Nexus 6. Now owners of the supposedly still supported device are left in a state of limbo. That is if they aren’t already stuck with a partially broken installation.

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Great Reminder That You Need a Malware Scanner On Your Android Phone

Cyber Security firm Check Point has found malware on 38 Android devices from two separate corporate clients. That wouldn’t be a huge surprise but what they found worthy of note was that the malware was preinstalled “somewhere along the supply chain,” according to a blog post by the company

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Pixel, Nexus devices getting Instant Tethering feature for Android Nougat

Android users who own recent Pixel or Nexus devices running Android Nougat 7.1.1 may notice a new feature rolling out in the near future, or in some cases, already available. Called Instant Tethering and introduced as part of Google Play Services 10.2, it aims to make connecting to the phone’s hotspot an easier, almost automatic process.

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Android One phones could be coming to the US

Just when you thought Google was done with its different Android brands and settling on a single, premium Pixel, this rumor comes along.

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Android 7.1.1 Nougat to hit Nexus devices on December 5

When Google‘s new Pixel smartphones were launched last month, they were the first Android devices to come running the latest version of the Nougat OS, 7.1.

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Google’s Pixel phones get lift-to-wake and double-tap features

Google's well-reviewed Pixel and Pixel XL are the Android phones to have right now, but they're still missing some much-liked features from the Nexus 6P and 5X. Namely, the models lack the "Moves" that let you double-tap or merely lift the phone to w...

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