This week’s Android Circuit includes a timeline of the flawed Galaxy Note 7 battery issue, the financial damage to Samsung, how the Galaxy S8 can save the South Korean company, Blackberry improving handset security with Zimperium, the...Show More Summary
Brace yourself: Pixels are coming. For the past seven years, Google partnered with some of the leading Android phone makers to sell co-branded handsets under the "Nexus" name. This year, the company is set to unveil two new handsetsShow More Summary
It has been over a month since Google released Android 7.0 Nougat. So far, the update has only landed on Nexus devices which receive their software updates directly from Google. OEMs like Samsung haven’t updated their devices as yet because there’s a big process that needs to be completed first before any new major update can be released. Show More Summary
Changing your wallpaper is as easy as a tap. Phones have in many ways becomes the nexus of our lives. They hold our most important information, let us access the internet, and store many of the photos we take during day to day life. So it's no surprise that customizing our phones in a variety of ways is so popular. Show More Summary
Is Google really ready to kiss the Nexus brand goodbye? We explore that and all the other juicy gossip about Google's big October launch.
Google will launch two new smartphones this year under a new Pixel brand that will replace the Nexus family of Android handsets. The Pixel and Pixel XL are the supposed new names of the phones, which are codenamed Sailfish and Marlin. Show More Summary
When Google unveils the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on October 4th, we’ll say goodbye to a bunch of things, including the Nexus brand, vanilla Android experience and low-cost Google devices. Recent leaks revealed almost everything...Show More Summary
Well, this isn't good. Users are reporting that their Nexus 5X units are starting to randomly reboot after having received the upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat, and there may not be an easy fix.
We've been hearing an increasing number of reports from Nexus 5X owners about bootloop issues after upgrading to Android 7.0 Nougat.
Google is hosting an event just a couple weeks from now on October 4th, where they’re expected to announce two new smartphones that probably won’t carry the Nexus brand. That and more in today’s news. Read more...
One in every three iOS devices that support Apple’s latest iOS release already run iOS 10, and that percentage will only increase in the coming days. Meanwhile, Android 7.0 Nougat is only installed on Nexus handsets and tablets. This year’s Android flagships will all get Android 7.0 sooner or later, but there’s still some waiting in store. Show More Summary
Google is planning to replace its beloved Nexus smartphones with new devices that will fall into the Pixel brand. They’ll get their official unveiling on October 4, but new photos that have leaked out early suggest they look just like iPhone clones. Show More Summary
Rumors suggest Google will drop the Nexus brand for Pixel and provide more details about Google Home.
I don’t think of myself as exploring subjects. The “Wall” series grew out of the “Truck” series. The “Truck” series grew out of something else. The fact that one thing led to the other just kind of happened. It wasn’t something that I consciously sat down and thought about. It is fluid.
There’s one more exciting phone hitting stores this year, the Google Pixel series. Google is expected to discontinue its Nexus program this year and replace it with the Pixel. The company wants to make high-end mobile products that will compete against the iPhone better, but Google is still hiring third-party OEMs to manufacture the actual phones. Show More Summary
Google’s own-brand handsets have always had a small fan following but haven’t managed to garner the level of attention received by Apple or Samsung’s alternatives. However, Google looks set to change that this year by dropping the Nexus branding from its mobile devices and opting instead for the Pixel branding used by its laptop and... Show More Summary
When Android fans learned that Google's upcoming new Nexus phones wouldn't actually be Nexus phones at all, speculation began running wild. Google would reportedly partner with HTC to produce two new phones, which obviously sounds suspiciously similar to the setup Google has had for years with its Nexus lineup. Show More Summary
For years, Google's reference Android smartphones have been relative bargains. Even the $649 Nexus 6 was a steal considering its then cutting-edge screen. You might have to get used to shelling out much more going forward, though. AShow More Summary