Category: Nexus (Android)

Have a break, have a KitKat on the Nexus 4

Are you a Nexus 4 owner who’s recently had the over the air (OTA) update to Android 4.4 KitKat? Listen up then, because there are reports cropping up around t’interweb complaining about errors affecting a whole array of functions. The issues range from the start button being a …

KitKat-Based OmniROM Available for Google Nexus

Are you a Nexus 5 owner? Are you into the custon ROM scene? Well if you are like me (my N5 was just a few mere hours old before the bootloader was unlocked and the device rooted). Google Nexus 5 owners looking to get in on the fun: …

Nexus 4 OTA Update rolling out now

Motorola yesterday started rolling out the Android 4.4 Kitkat update to Verizon customers in the US. Whilst this is quite big news in terms of the speed that Motorola have actually implemented the update what is causing more of a stir, particularly amongst the more vociferous Nexus fans, …

Android 4.4 KitKat rolling out to Nexus 7s, Nexus 10

If you have got a Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013 Wifi models) or a Nexus 10 you may want to start checking for the big update right about now, as the OTA to KitKat has been released into the wild according to the official Android Google+ account. The …

KitKat ROMs now available for the Galaxy Nexus

Hot on the heals of the news from Google that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will not be getting Android 4.4 KitKat, and less than 48 hours after the release of this latest version of Android on the Nexus 5, the clever bods over at XDA Developers have a …

Google Nexus 5 – Unboxing

The Nexus 5 must have been one of the most leaked phones of all time, thankfully the wait is over and on 31st October Google announced the Nexus 5 to the world at 6pm…… and the next day it was available in Carphone Warehouse to purchase! Not wanting …

Want KitKat on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus? Oh look, a rainbow

Google Support seem to have revealed something that may upset many. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus won’t be getting an update to Android 4.4 (aka KitKat). Why? Well, Google tell us that because the device was launched two years ago (how time flies eh?) it falls outside the 18 …

Hands on with the Nexus 5

Available to buy right now, this is the Nexus 5 running the all-new version of Android, KitKat 4.4. It has a 5 inch screen, Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.3GHz processor and a camera that adds a bit of DSLR fun. The camera also has a new lens to capture …

Google Nexus 7 (2013 edition) – Review

What can be said about the Nexus devices that hasn’t already been said? What once stood for a developer orientated device is now a high street brand that you can pick up in your local branch of PC World. Which isn’t a bad thing, it means more people …

Want to see a 7 minute video of the new Nexus 5?

Thought so… http://youtu.be/2ksOJl0PDDg My first impressions are that the phone looks dreadful, the OS is laggy and the version number says KeyLimePie. Hmmm… So what exactly are we seeing here? It’s almost certainly a prototype handset that was filmed a while ago (hence KeyLimePie not KitKat). Maybe even …

Cheap refurbished Nexus 7 tablets on Play.com

Would you like a cheap Nexus 7? No, we’re not talking about the new 2013 model. 🙂 If you want a cheap one, Play.com have some manufacturer refurbished 16GB and 32GB 1st gen Nexus 7s for ÂŁ99 and ÂŁ120. These are refurbished by ASUS and sold as “like …

Nexus 7 LTE now available in the UK

International Android fans rejoice! The Nexus 7 LTE is expanding its availability to several more countries starting today. Google Play is now selling the mobile data-enabled Nexus 7 in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Japan and Korea. Pricing in the UK is at ÂŁ299 for the 32GB model …

Nexus 4 out of stock as more Nexus 5 pictures appear

The US Google Play Store is now reporting that both the 8GB and 16GB versions of the Nexus 4 is out of stock. The UK site, however, is still showing stock of the 16GB version so grab one quick. Does this mean the Nexus 5 is getting close …

Nexus 5 appears again at FCC

The Nexus 5.  So far there has been no official confirmation of its existence however the pictures and rumours just keep on coming. Today new pictures have emerged from the FCC showing what is reputed to be the new Nexus 5, made once again by LG.  The pictures …

Nexus 5 specs arrive at the FCC?

If you watch the unveil of the KitKat statue (if that’s the right word for it), someone at the Googleplex was spotted using an unknown Nexus branded device. That device was presumed to be the Nexus 5 and now it’s arrived at the FCC for regulatory approval. Luckily …

Things are melting at Google as Nexus 5 leaks

In a day of announcements and leaks Google rounded things off just nicely by releasing a video of the Kit Kat statue unveiling. Of course, it was an “accident” that a Nexus 5 appeared in the video. It was being held by a Google employee right next to …

Bought a Nexus 4 from Google Play – claim a refund now….

After today’s price drop a few people may be feeling a little peeved, especially if they have bought a Nexus 4 quite recently. Well, if you bought yours from the Play Store after August 12th, then good news – you can claim a refund of the difference. Nexus 4 …

The new Nexus 7 is now available on the UK Play Store

  The new Nexus 7 is ready for you to buy, you may have heard about it, if not check out my initial impressions. You can buy either the 16GB model for ÂŁ199 here or the 32GB model for ÂŁ239 here. The spec of the new Nexus 7 …

Google Nexus 7 (2013) – Initial Impressions

The original Nexus 7 was something special, up until then small 7″ tablets had either been awful or stupidly expensive. The original Nexus 7 showed us that you could have a well specified device at a reasonable cost. It quickly became the most popular Android tablet ever, I …

Update to 2013 Nexus 7, to fix touchscreen issues

Google is today pushing out its first post-release update for the 2013 Nexus 7. Google’s Paul Wilcox confirmed on the company’s product forums that new firmware is indeed rolling out to fix touchscreen sensitivity issues reported by some Nexus 7 owners: As a couple of you have mentioned, …

Nexus bargain – the end of the 4?

We’ve always got an eye out for a deal here at CoolSmartPhone, especially one of good pedigree. With this in mind a report of a Nexus 4 16gb on sale for ÂŁ259.99 does raise an inquisitive eyebrow and also a couple of questions: 1) Wow what a good …

Want a new Nexus 7? Get on over to Woolies

The new Nexus 7 has been an elusive beast, but if you head over to the phoenix of Woolworth’s ashes now you will be able to pick a 32GB model up for ÂŁ239, or a 16GB one for ÂŁ199. They’re in stock at the time of writing, but …

Nexus 5 specs leak from factory [rumour]

Two notoriously accurate leak sites are reporting Nexus 5 specs that are said to be from the Taiwanese LG factory it’s being made in. There’s only a few to go on, but they claim it’s going to be a 5.2″ full HD device, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon …

The trouble with my ex: Does vanilla need more essence?

Having a Nexus is the pinnacle for the purist Android lover, right? Always up to date, always on the cutting edge, never left awaiting features your friends have; what a joy. That’s an opinion I’d have agreed with two years ago. Owning a Nexus S and a Galaxy …

Google release factory images for the new Nexus 7

It was only the other day when we thought that the entire Nexus program was going to change forever, people resigning, partitions springing up online, people like me considering not buying the new Nexus 7. But in an interesting twist Google have published the factory images and relevant …

New Samsung Nexus 10 leaked… by the boss!

No I don’t mean Bruce Springstien, I’m talking about Sundar Pichai. Now, he’s has been around the block. He didn’t become the senior vice president of Google without encountering journalists. He really should know that journalists can’t keep secrets, especially when the secret is the manufacturer of the …

My time with the LG Nexus 4

Believe it or not I’ve never managed to use a Nexus 4, I’ve been near a smashed one once but that’s as close as I’ve got. My recent manoeuvres have been with slightly smaller phones than my regular Galaxy Note II, I’ve bought a Motorola RAZR i and …

Rearth Ringke Slim case for the LG Nexus 4 – Review

Getting the Nexus 4 the other week left me a little nervous, I’ve seen more pictures of shattered back panels than any other phone ever. Needless to say I wanted something to protect it, whilst looking through the dozens of different styles I decided that this time I …

Spigen Ultra Thin Air Case for LG Nexus 4 – Review

Intro I’m a dropper, a slipper, a butterfingers, the type of person who knows if the phone can drop at the worst time, it will. So testing the snappily named Spigen SGP Google Nexus 4 Ultra Thin Air Case for my Nexus 4 was something I  took seriously. …

Images of the new Nexus 7 leak out

A few days ago a load of leaks and pictures of the new Nexus 7 leaked out, if you missed them recap it here. Above is another image of the new Nexus 7 by Asus which has been leaked by @evleaks this time. You can see the rear …

Nexus 7 successor images leak out

The Asus / Google Nexus 7 is probably the most successful Android tablet ever. It has become the one tablet I actually pick up every day and actually use, rather than just dust off and recharge, like my Surface RT. Google have historically updated their devices annually and …

Asus Nexus K009 tablet takes a visit to FCC for approval

Asus look to be building on the success of their original Nexus tablet, if newly published FCC test results are to be trusted. They’ve been playing about with a tablet that’s referred to as the Nexus K900. Tech specs aren’t quite high-end, but still pretty juicy, pointing towards …

White Nexus 4 and Android 4.3 to be released 10th June

Time once more for White Nexus 4 News! Yes, another one has been spotted, this time at Google IO. There were no announcements made about the white Nexus 4 during Google’s keynote at IO, but one was seen on the premises by Taylor Wimberly from Android and Me. …

Google announces Galaxy S4 Nexus Edition

One of the bigger surprises announced by Google at yesterday’s I/O keynote was the release of a Nexus-like stock Galaxy S4. Gone is all the nasty TouchWiz S-rubbish, replaced by the beautiful vanilla Android experience. We’re also told we can expect a Nexus-like update schedule.  As someone who …

White Nexus 4 sold on second hand mobile phone trade-in website

Remember that lovely piece of cake I reported on back in January? You know, the one with the white Nexus 4 next to it. Well, there’s been another sighting of a white Nexus 4. Unfortunately there’s no sign of the cake though. This time the lesser spotted Nexus …

Win an LG Nexus 4 at Mobile Fun – Competition

Fancy winning a Nexus 4? Of course you do! Mobile Fun are running a free to enter competition to do just that. You can even enter as many times as you like! All you need to do is follow this link to find out more – Nexus 4 …