Category: Nexus (Android)

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 £259.99 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 £239, or a 16GB one for £199. 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 …