In this week’s top stories: Our look at how to update your Android Wear watch to Android Wear 2.0 manually, Galaxy Note 8 rumored to have a dual-camera design, and Google is being sued over battery issues with the Nexus 6P. expand full story
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As much as we loved the “final” crop of Nexus smartphones, neither have aged super well. One of the biggest issues facing Nexus 6P owners has been early, unexpected battery shutdowns. The cause has been unclear, but Google and Huawei haven’t done much to fix it. Now, they’re facing the consequences of that.
Android 7.1.2 finally finished its rollout to Google’s collection of Android smartphones this past week, but according to many users on Google’s support forums, it broke a crucial function for many — the fingerprint sensor…
Google and LG’s Nexus 5X was never meant to be the best Android device on the market when it launched in 2015, but it accomplished its goal of being a spiritual successor to the popular Nexus 5. However, it wasn’t without shortcomings. Most were easy to look past, but LG’s decision to limit RAM to just 2GB was certainly odd, and annoying to say the least. Now, though, a Nexus 5X user has upgraded that to 4GB, and everything still works on his phone…
Earlier this year, LG was hit with a class action lawsuit over the way it handled bootloop issues on the LG G4 and LG V10. Now, however, the lawsuit against the company has been expanded as the LG G5, V20, and Nexus 5X are added to the case…
Just like last year, Google decided to announce the upcoming version of Android well before the company’s developer conference this summer. Plus, just like last year, Google is giving developers (and anyone else with a compatible Pixel and Nexus device) the opportunity to test out a pre-beta build of Android O months before its official release.
If you have the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, or Pixel C, there’s a build of Android O available for you to install prior to the update’s official unveiling later this year. Be aware however, that this is a very early build of the OS and is riddled with bugs, glitches, and overall performance jankiness. If that doesn’t sway you, though, keep reading…
Nexus 6 is a relatively old smartphone (and just recently reached end of life for full software updates from Google), but it still gets its monthly security updates. That’s great, except for the fact that this month the Nexus 6 security over-the-air update is actually breaking a security feature for many users. As it should, the Mountain View company has pulled the update until further notice.
In this week’s top stories: Android Wear 2.0 and the new LG Watch Style and Sport, hints a possible Nexus brand replacement, our picks for the best Android phones for February, and much more.
It wasn’t that long ago that I thought the two smartwatches Google is set to introduce were actually going to be solely Google-branded, just like the Pixel phones. It would make sense with Google’s new hardware division — which is surely but slowly becoming a more serious business — that the Mountain View company would go all-in on smartwatches, offering a top-to-bottom lineup just like Apple.
It very well may have been the plan at one point for these to be “Nexus” watches, but today we learned exactly how they’re not going to be Nexus watches. We already knew that they would be LG-branded, but now we know where the Google comes in: a “Designed with our friends at Google” label. At the very least, this is interesting to consider in the broader realm of Google & OEM partnerships…