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Google announced its highly anticipated Nexus 6 smartphone in 2014. The phone ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop, packs a massive 5.96-inch 1,440 x 2,560 display, a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, an Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, a 3,220mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.

In addition to its impressive hardware, the Nexus 6 supports wireless charging and also comes with Motorola’s Turbo charger, which is capable of charging the device up to six hours of battery life in around 15 minutes. However, if that’s not enough, Android 5.0 also includes a battery saving mode that can add an extra 90 minutes of juice to your device.

Nexus 6 Stories August 6, 2020

[Update: ROG Phone 2] LineageOS 17.1 adds support for the original Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus 6

After recently seeing LineageOS 17.1 officially get announced, those with the original Google Pixel or the Nexus 6 can now get their fix of the third-party ROM based upon Android 10.

Nexus 6 Stories August 21, 2018

Android 9 Pie lands on Nexus 6 and Nexus 5X via custom ROMs

Google’s support for its own hardware lasts two years, give or take, for major updates. That means that last year, Google’s final Nexus devices lost support for newer releases. As per usual, though, developers have been quick to get working ROMs of the latest software, and now Android Pie is available for a couple of older Nexus devices.

Nexus 6 Stories May 28, 2018

Google rolling out an updated Android 7.1.1 Nougat build for Nexus 6 owners

No, we’re not kidding. Over three and a half years after its debut, Google is rolling out an update to its Nexus 6. There’s no Oreo on board here, but rather, just an updated version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Nexus 6 Stories August 16, 2017

Android 7.1.1 is finally resuming its rollout to the Nexus 6

Google’s Nexus 6 first started to receive the update to Android 7.1.1 at the beginning of this year, but following numerous complaints of issues that this update caused for the phone, Google quickly pulled it. Thankfully, it looks like 7.1.1 is ready for primetime on old Shamu.

Nexus 6 Stories August 9, 2017

Of Google’s various Nexus phones, one of my favorites was 2014’s Nexus 6. The “shamu” that it was, it turned out to be a pretty spectacular phone, and one that is still in use in my family. However, today’s Amazon Gold Box deal that cuts the price to $230 isn’t the best idea. Here’s why.

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Nexus 6 Stories March 15, 2017

Google is downgrading Nexus 6 owners on 7.1.1 to 7.0, which is causing more problems than it’s fixing [Update]

Google’s Nexus 6 is outside of its update window at this point, but owners were glad to learn that the phone would be upgraded to Android 7.1.1, even though it was delayed for quite some time. Eventually, Google rolled out the update, but it later pulled it. However, that left some users on 7.1.1, and apparently, Google is trying to downgrade those users back to 7.0.

Update: A Google employee has responded to Reddit users with the following information:

There was a recent OTA update for Android 7.0 that is causing confusion for some Nexus 6 users. For those of you that want to guarantee future OTA updates, you will need to get back on the 7.0 supported track. If you are experiencing issues after accepting the 7.0 update, please factory reset your device to help resolve any problems.

For any Nexus 6 users that want to continue flashing/sideloading future builds, you can stay on 7.1.1 and continue to do so.

Nexus 6 Stories March 10, 2017

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.

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Nexus 6 Stories January 31, 2017

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Yesterday’s announcement of Android 7.1.2 revealed a small update, with bigger implications. In Google’s blog post, you may have noticed that the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are both not listed, and for good reason ─ Google is no longer pushing system updates to these devices.

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Nexus 6 Stories December 27, 2016

Google says Nexus 6 will get Android 7.1.1 in early January

All of the currently-supported Nexus and Pixel devices have received Android 7.1.1 at this point (you can find factory images at Google’s website as usual), but one device, the Nexus 6, has been mysteriously missing for a few weeks. Now, we know that the phablet from 2014 is getting its update come early next month…

Nexus 6 Stories October 3, 2016

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It’s been well over a month since Google released Android Nougat to the masses, but out of the eight supported Nexus devices running this latest release, one notable one has been ignored entirely: the Motorola-made Nexus 6. Luckily, that ends today.

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Nexus 6 Stories September 14, 2016

Amidst delays, Google confirms that Nougat for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE will be available ‘in the coming weeks’

It’s been a few weeks since Google made Nougat official, and in the time since the company hasn’t pushed the update to all Nexus devices. It took until last week for the Nexus 6P’s OTA to fully roll out, and we’re still waiting on updates for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE. Now the company has confirmed: we’re going to have to keep waiting…

Nexus 6 Stories June 15, 2016

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexus 6 (refurb) $180, 13-inch MacBook Air 256GB $970, JBL Speakers $18, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Get Google’s unlocked Nexus 6 phablet 32GB (refurb) for just $180 shipped (Orig. $649)

Save nearly 20% on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB: $970 (Reg. $1,199)

Daily Deals: JBL Jembe 2.0 Computer Speakers $18, Canon PIXMA All-In-One Printer w/ AirPrint $80, more

Samsung 32GB EVO Select Micro SDXC: $10 Prime shipped

Give your Mac or PC a little breathing room: Seagate 5TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive $110 shipped (Reg. $130+), more

Pebble Steel Smartwatch for iOS and Android $80 shipped, Apple Watches up to$200 off, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Logitech’s Harmony Smart Remote brings simplified control to your TV, stereo system and home: $70 shipped (Reg. $94)

Nexus 6 Stories March 9, 2016

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In a surprise move, Google announced today (as we told you earlier this morning) that the Android N developer preview is available for download. The simplest route is through the yet-to-be launched Android Beta Program, but as usual Google has also posted the factory images.

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Nexus 6 Stories February 1, 2016

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Google has just posted the new factory images with February’s security patch for Nexus devices. The images are still based on Android 6.0.1, so don’t expect anything besides security fixes. There’s also a new factory image for the Pixel C…

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Nexus 6 Stories January 26, 2016

Mulder and Scully are using Nexus phones on the new X-Files miniseries

Continuing on the trend to reboot old media franchises, X-File is back on television after 14 years. The six part miniseries combines the modern topics of government surveillance and spying with the old alien searching sci-fi themes. While watching the first episode, we noticed that the titular characters of Mulder and Scully are using Google’s Nexus devices.

Nexus 6 Stories January 25, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: Nexus 5X 16GB $300, Aukey Bluetooth & car adapters from $11, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Google Nexus 5X 16GB + $20 Visa GC: $300 shipped (Reg. $370)

Google Nexus 5X 32GB + $20 Visa GC: $350 shipped (Reg. $370)

Aukey adapters: Bluetooth 4.1 Audio Receiver $11, Car FM Radio Transmitter $11

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (newest version): $800 shipped (Reg. $999)

Several refurbished 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display models are now available from Apple

AirPrint Color Laser Printers: Brother $150 shipped (Reg. $200), Canon 3-in-1 $190 shipped (Reg. $250)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Media: New Blu-rays $10 – Jurassic World, Minions, more + BOGO offer

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Spigen Hybrid/Wallet/Thin Fit Nexus 6 cases: $3.50 shipped (Reg. $6.49 and up)

Throw one hell of a Super Bowl party w/ this Samsung 60″ Smart 3D 4K UHDTV: $998 shipped (Orig. $1,800)

Game pre-orders for Amazon Prime members –Zelda, Far Cry Primal, FFXV: $48 ea (Reg. $60)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

ComfyLight learns your routine and imitates your lighting patterns while you’re out

Nexus 6 Stories January 20, 2016

Deal: Spigen Hybrid/Wallet/Thin Fit Nexus 6 cases from $3.50 shipped (Reg. $6.49 and up)

The Nexus 6 may not be the latest Nexus phone on the block, but it’s still widely used. Amazon was just last week selling the device new from $250 (one 32GB model is still available with delivery around January 28th), and at that price it’s one of the best Android phones for the money. If you already own a Nexus 6—or you were one of the many that picked up Amazon’s deal from last week—there’s never a better time than right now to get some protection.

Spigen via Amazon is offering some Neo Hybrid cases for the Nexus 6 from $11.99, but if you use one of the codes below, the price drops down to $4. The company is also offering some inexpensive bumper-style cases that are down to $3.50 w/ code. Free shipping is available for Prime members, or you can get free shipping by ordering through the Spigen listing that ships from CA and is not fulfilled by Amazon.

Nexus 6 Stories January 15, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: Nexus 5X $380, Aukey 5-port charger $18, Android Pay promo, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

ZeroLemon solar dual-USB 20000mAh power bank: $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $48)

New LG Nexus 5X 32GB (unlocked): $380 shipped (Reg. $400) | eBay

Aukey USB Power: 5-Port QuickCharge 2.0 Desktop Charger $18 (Reg. $30), 5-pack microUSB cables $4

Android Pay Rewards ‘Tap 10’ looks to give away Google Play downloads, Chromecasts

Motorola Nexus 6 factory unlocked 32GB in blue/white: $250 shipped (Reg. $330)

WD Elements 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive: $69 shipped (Reg. $80+)

Amazon is discounting its Prime 2-day shipping service down to $73 this weekend (Reg. $99)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: BRAVEN 770 Weatherproof Bluetooth Speaker $75, PNY 32GB Flash Drive $7, more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Samsung Gear S2 from $250 shipped, Gear S2 Classic from $300 shipped w/ code 50OFFJAN | Adorama

If you don’t mind rebates, you can get an additional $50 off both models.

 

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Phāz takes note of iPhone 7 rumors with new Lightning-connected headphones

Nexus 6 Stories December 28, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Google Nexus 6 (64GB) $300, refurb Samsung Gear Fit $50, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

New Google Nexus 6 64GB by Motorola: $300 shipped (Reg. $600) | Amazon

Refurbished Samsung Gear Fit Watch: $50 shipped (Reg. $100) | eBay

Beats Headphones: Solo2 On-Ear $100 (Reg. $200), Powerbeats2 In-Ear $85 (Reg. $150)

Write-Off Week™: Last chance to write off biz expenses w/ best deals on office equipment, tech, supplies, more

iTunes is hosting a rare sale on HD movies, including $5 titles + heavily discounted bundles

Hundreds of iOS/Mac games & apps are on sale for the holidays, these are the best ones you can’t afford to miss

Starbucks $15 gift card for $10: save 30% on your favorite drinks!

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Macbook Air 11.6″ Core i5 4GB/128GB w/.edu: $750 shipped ($250 off, $700 without .edu or less)

Apple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB: $1,440 shipped (Reg. $1,599)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Google Chromecast v1: $20 shipped (Orig. $35)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

ShiftWear sneakers use flexible displays to showcase custom artwork on your shoes

The new iOS-connected Hamwells e-Shower recycles your water with eyes on saving energy

Nexus 6 Stories December 21, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Brand new Nexus 6 $250, Samsung Galaxy Gear Live $80, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

New Google Nexus 6 32GB by Motorola: $250 shipped (Reg. $350+)

Get a fully-capable Galaxy Gear Live Android Wear smartwatch for just $80

Nexus 6P is $50 off at the Google Store with free overnight shipping

SanDisk Connect Wi-Fi iOS/Android Flash Drive: 32GB $25 (Reg. $40), 64GB $40 (Reg. $60)

9to5Google Gift GuidesStephen, Abner, and Cam’s favorite Chrome and Android-powered products

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Headphones: Philips Over-Ears w/ Lightning Connector $199 (Reg. $240+), SoundPEATS Bluetooth Earbuds $9more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive $115 (Orig. $180)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Hult blends copper and concrete in a stunning modern take on the Bluetooth speaker

Get Canary’s all-in-one home security system + air quality sensor for $179 (Reg. $200)

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From 9to5Toys:

If you are looking for a last minute deal for Android-loving Christmas recipients, Amazon has matched the lowest price we’ve ever seen on  the Marshmallow Nexus 6 phablet at $249.99 shipped in Cloud White or Midnight Blue.

Until very recently, this was Google’s flagship phone and it still has enviable specs and gets the first updates.  Whether you use this as your main phone or a burner/development/extra/kids/parents phone, it still holds up very well and includes fast charging Micro-USB, a huge 6-inch display, front stereo speakers and much more.

You can get it with plenty of time for wrapping and putting under the tree. Prime will get it there by the 23rd.

If you want to got full bore, the 64GB is also available for $299.99, also an all time low. If you are after something smaller, grab the Moto X Gen 2 leather for the same price.

Of course, if you are looking for the latest and greatest, You can grab the Nexus 6P for $50 off hereexpand full story

Nexus 6 Stories December 14, 2015

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[Ed. Note: This is a rewrite of the original post which was the result of a miscommunication between editor and writer on coverage of an excellent Reddit writeup of an event. Apologies for the mistake]

Last week, Google hosted a Nexus Studio event open to the public in New York City. For three days, many teams that helped build the latest generation of Nexus phones were on hand giving talks and answering questions about the Nexus 5X and 6P. These included representatives from the Nexus industrial design, hardware, and engineering teams, Nexus software product managers, and the Android UX design team, among many others.

One Reddit user wrote up a very detailed post about all the things he learned from the “super friendly and surprisingly open” Google employees on hand. Below is a summary of the interesting information gleamed from numerous talks…

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Nexus 6 Stories December 9, 2015

Google officially discontinues sale of the Nexus 6 two months after launch of 6P

We were surprised by just how good a deal you could get on a Nexus 6 on Black Friday, and we now know why: Unsurprisingly, Google was clearing old inventory before officially discontinuing the model a couple of months after it was replaced by the 6P.

As the Google Play store now shows a message stating that ‘The Nexus 6 is no longer available for purchase.’ Don’t despair if you were still hoping to get your hands on one, however.

You can still find models for sale on eBay and Amazon but who knows for how long.

Nexus 6 Stories November 27, 2015

Nexus 6 down to an incredible $199 for Black Friday [Sold Out]

Update 2: 64GB ‘Deal of the Day’ model is also now sold out in both Midnight Blue and Cloud White. Update 1: As you’d expect, a deal this good didn’t last long. Amazon has already sold out of its 32GB ‘deal of the day’ inventory, but you can still pick up the 64GB version for $259.

A few months ago when the Nexus 6 dropped below $300 for the first time, we stood aghast at the sheer value of the deal. It’s still one of the best big phones available, especially if you want a pure Android experience. For today only, one of Amazon’s deals of the day is the Nexus 6, and it’s dropped to just $199 for the 32GB model or just $259 for the 64GB version.

For that kind of money, I can’t think of a single phone that comes close to offering the same experience as the Nexus 6. It may be last year’s flagship, but it’s still very much a flagship. It features a 5.9-inch Quad HD resolution AMOLED screen, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 805 processor, 13MP camera and a 3220mAh battery, all in a solid metal-framed device with a comfortable (albeit really big) rounded back. What’s more, it supports Quick-Charge technology for superfast charging and is one of the few devices that already supports Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

If you’re after the best Android experience possible, but don’t want to pay a lot of money to get it, you won’t regret buying the Nexus 6, unless you really don’t want a big phone. It’s one of my personal favorites of the past year and — until the new Moto X came out — was my daily driver for months.

To stay on top of all Black Friday deals, be sure to keep an eye on 9to5Toys Black Friday page.

Nexus 6 Stories November 18, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: SOL REPUBLIC Bluetooth headphones $70, New 64GB Nexus 6 $360, more

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Heads up! During Black Friday/Cyber Monday you’re going to have to follow us on Twitter to get the best deals since many sell out too quickly to post.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Bluetooth On-ear Headphones: SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Air $70 shipped (Reg. $100)more

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked 64GB: $360 shipped (Orig. $650) | eBay

Nexus 5 32GB Black/White in new condition: $210 shipped (Reg. $350)

7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet: w/ FreedomPop: $60 shipped (Reg. $140+) | FreedomPop

Amazon’s Black Friday deals go live later this week w/ mobile shoppers getting extra perks

Top 5 ways to score the year’s best online Black Friday deals

10 can’t-miss deals for the holiday season: HDTVs, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6s, more

Giveaway: mophie juice pack reserve battery case for iPhone 6/s (multiple winners)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Black Friday Magazine Deals start now from under $4/yr: Wired, Popular Science, Dwell, Rolling Stone, GQ, ESPN, more

BLACK FRIDAY AD LEAKS & NEWS:

Best of Black Friday – Streaming Media Players: Apple TV 64GB $180, Roku SE $20, 2-Pack Chromecast (2nd gen) $50more

Best of Black Friday – Smart Home: Nest Thermostat $250 + $50 GC, Philips Hue kit $130

Best of Black Friday – HDTVs: 40-inch from $149, Samsung 55-inch Smart $580 (Reg. $1,200), more

Best of Black Friday – iPads, Tablets and e-readers: iPad Air 2 from $360, Amazon Fire $35 (Reg. $50)more

Best of Black Friday – Games: Xbox One/PS4 console bundles, deep discounts on games, more

Best of Black Friday – wearables: Fitbit Flex $59/Charge $90/more, $100 off Apple Watch, Android smartwatchesmore

Best Buy’s Black Friday ad brings deals on Apple Watch, Macs, HDTVs, games & more!

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

SanDisk Connect 32GB Wi-Fi Flash Drive for iOS/Android: $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

App Store Free App of the Week: PDF Expert 5 goes free for the first time ($10 value)

Implosion – Never Lose Hope for iOS goes free for the first time as IGN’s Game of the Month ($10 value)

Hitman Sniper for iOS hits its lowest price yet: $2 (Reg. $5)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Pryme Vessyl skips the 8-cup rule for a user specific iPhone-connected recommendation

Mass Fidelity tries to solve virtual stereo sound with its new Core wireless speaker

 

Nexus 6 Stories November 13, 2015

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Over at MobilePwn2Own at the PacSec conference in Tokyo, Japan, a security researcher named Guang Gong showcased an exploit he’d developed over three months which, if used, could take control of virtually any Android phone with just a Chrome link…

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Nexus 6 Stories November 11, 2015

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Everyone is curious to get a glimpse of what it’s like using the first Android-powered BlackBerry. Thankfully, by downloading BlackBerry’s launcher and other custom software, you can find out, without spending several hundred dollars on a phone…

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Nexus 6 Stories November 3, 2015

QUICK-SETTINGS-APP-LAUNCHING

Last week a cool new app was launched which lets any user running Android 6.0 Marshmallow launch apps from their quick settings drop-down menu. I decided to take a look and shoot a quick video showing how to use it, and how — despite it taking a little time to set up — it can save a lot of time in your daily workflow. Check it out below…

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Nexus 6 Stories October 28, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Samsung Galaxy S6 (unlocked) $430, Nexus 6 (unlocked) $290, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone 32GB (unlocked): $430 shipped (Reg. $600+) | eBay

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked 32GB: $290 shipped (Orig. $650)

Acer Chromebook 2.6GHz.2GB/16GB SSD (refurb): $120 shipped (Orig. $170)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G (2nd generation) 8GB white: $131.25 shipped (Reg. $180) | Amazon

Giveaway: Polk Audio’s Omni Whole Home Music System – Soundbar w/ subwoofer and S2 Speaker ($880 value)

More new gear from today:

Daily Deals: Pioneer 7.2-Ch 4K ready AV Receiver $430, Lumsing 8,000mAh Ultrathin Portable Power Bank $10more

More deals still alive:

Storage: Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop Hard Drive $100 shipped (Reg. $120), more

New products & more:

Can a $99 Windows PC that connects to your iPad be any good?

Blue’s new Lola headphones drop some weight but keep the retro look

Nexus 6 Stories October 27, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Acer Chromebook $120, GoPro HERO4 Black $360, Spigen Nexus 6 case $5, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Acer Chromebook 2.6GHz.2GB/16GB SSD (refurb): $120 shipped (Orig. $170)

GoPro HERO4 Black 4K Action Camera: $360 shipped (Reg. $500)

Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid (mint color): $5 shipped (Reg. $25)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G (2nd generation) 8GB white: $129.55 shipped (Reg. $180) | Amazon

Giveaway: Polk Audio’s Omni Whole Home Music System – Soundbar w/ subwoofer and S2 Speaker ($880 value)

More new gear from today:

Amazon Gold Box – Audio-Technica M-Series Headphones over 40% off: ATH-M30x $49 shipped (Reg. $69), more

More deals still alive:

Fitbit Charge HR Activity Tracker $115 shipped (Reg. $150), Fitbit Surge $195 (Reg. $245)

New products & more:

The eora 3D scanner uses your phone to create 360-degree models of anything

Nexus 6 Stories October 14, 2015

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Update: Never mind. Qualcomm says that this is no longer a thing. It looks like the software on the phones being demoed at the India launch event are running old software.

Both the Nexus 5X and 6P are getting some special camera features thanks to improved hardware, and now we’ve learned about one more. Thanks to the device’s launch in India (and one hands-on video in particular), we’re getting another look at the device’s Settings app, and within there’s something interesting: Nexus 6P (and the Nexus 5X) will support “Double twist for camera”… expand full story

Nexus 6 Stories October 8, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Moto E w/ 1-yr FreedomPop unlimited talk-and-text $50, HTC One M8 (unlocked) $165, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Moto E & 1-Yr FreedomPop unlimited talk-and-text: $50 shipped (Reg. $70 + plan) | FreedomPop

HTC One (M8) w/ 32 GB flash storage, 4G LTE, GSM (unlocked): $165 shipped (Reg. $300+) | eBay

Amazon Student Days: free $5 credit w/ Gift Card purchase, SanDisk 64GB Wi-Fi Flash Drive $45, Microsoft Universal Bluetooth Keyboard $45, more

Refurb LG G3 32 GB for Verizon 32 GB: $160 shipped (Reg. $300+) | eBay

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked 32GB: $300 shipped (Orig. $650)

Sony announces official PlayStation 4 price drop, bundles now start at just $349

Giveaway: Trinity Delta aluminum earbuds feature a unique design and top-notch sound ($135 value), 20% discount

More new gear from today:

Handmade at Amazon launches with an eye on knocking off Etsy

  • Daily Deals: Belkin NetCam HD Camera (Refurb) $60, Epson Pro Wireless Projector $450, more
  • Prime Members: Free 4-month subscription for 3 print magazines – GQ, Wired, Health, Reader’s Digest, more
  • Games/Apps: Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster $30, Power A Moga Android controller $32, iOS freebies, more
  • The absolute best (All-Clad Master Chef) 7-Piece Stainless Cookware Set: $300 shipped
  • Retro Toys 40% off: Pictionary $13, Lincoln Logs set $18, Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots $12, more
  • Canon Refurbished DSLR Sale: T5 w/ 18-55mm/50mm Lens Kit $241 shipped (Orig. $540), much more

More deals still alive:

Headphones: Bose SoundTrue Over-Ear $100 (Reg. $120), Bluetooth Earbuds from $20, more

JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Sweat Proof Headphones $90 shipped (Reg. $130), more

New products & more:

Dyson includes air purification in its newest hot + cool bladeless fan

Ever wonder what a $130K VIZIO Ultra HDTV looks like? Now we know.

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With several companies having recently announced brand new flagship phones in time for the holiday season, you may be tempted to go all out and get the latest, biggest and best phones available. Samsung released the Galaxy S6 Edge plus and Note 5, LG announced the V10, and Google’s Nexus range got an update. But, with those new, shiny phones out at full price comes the depreciation of slightly less shiny and new phones which are still very much flagships in their own right.

We’ve rounded up some of this year’s flagships, all of which have seen discounts (some more generous than others) with the arrival of the newest devices…

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Nexus 6 Stories October 7, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Unlocked 32 GB Nexus 6 $300, Bose around-ear headphones $100, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked 32GB: $300 shipped (Orig. $650)

Over-Ear Headphones: Bose SoundTrue $100 (Reg. $120), Sennheiser HD202 $15 (Reg. $25), more

JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Sweat Proof Headphones $90 shipped (Reg. $130), more

HP AirPrint Wireless All-in-One Printers: InkJet $35 (Reg. $60), LaserJet $304 (Reg. $400+)

Amazon Student Days: Fire TV (4K model) $60, free $5 credit w/ Gift Card purchase, SanDisk 64GB Wi-Fi Flash Drive $45more

Giveaway: Trinity Delta aluminum earbuds feature a unique design and top-notch sound ($135 value), 20% discount

More new gear from today:

Amazon Gold Box – 50% or more off Halloween Costumes: Darth Vader $17, Thor $30, Supergirl $12more

More deals still alive:

USB Power Deals: KMASHI 15,000mAh USB $14 (Reg. $20), Aukey 2A Wall Charger $8 (Reg. $16), more

New products & more:

Logitech’s new Harmony Home Hub Extender lets the pizza man in with your remote

Roku’s new streaming media player supports 4K and finds your remote control for you

Nexus 6 price drops further to $299, but not for long

With Google having recently announced the brand new LG and Huawei-made Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, it could be the perfect time to pick up last year’s “Pure Android” flagship. The Motorola Nexus 6 recently got dropped to just $349 on Amazon, but a third-party reseller on eBay has just undercut that price by a cool $50. You can buy last year’s stock Android flagship for just $299.

As far as specs go, the Nexus 6 still holds up really well. In fact, it’s still my daily driver. That’s mostly to do with how smoothly it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow which I’ve been running since Dev Preview 2. It has a huge 5.9-inch QuadHD display, stereo front-facing speakers, 3220mAh battery with QuickCharge and Qi charging support along with Snapdragon’s powerful quad-core 805-series processor.

The eBay listing notes that quantities are limited, so if you’re wanting to snag the N6 as cheaply as possible, you should do so before inventory vanishes.

Nexus 6 Stories October 2, 2015

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In a blog post published today, Motorola has confirmed that it will be bringing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to several of its phones from the past couple of years. As you’d expect, the list is made mostly of the stock Android phones like the Moto X, Nexus 6 and Moto G. And since Android 6.0 includes features very similar to Moto Assist and Moto Migrate, the company has stated it will be removing those software features from any handset running Marshmallow…

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Nexus 6 Stories September 30, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexus 6 (unlocked) $300, Anker Dual-USB Solar Charger $40, WD 4TB NAS $160, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked 32GB: $300 shipped (Orig. $650) | eBay

Anker 14W Dual-USB Port Solar Charger: $40 shipped (Reg. $50+)

WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS $160 shipped (Orig. $220)

Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, Nexus 5X & 6P pre-orders now live on the Google Store

Certified pre-owned LG G2 w/ free talk, text, data from FreedomPop: $100 shipped (Reg. $150+)

Amazon Gold Box – Cards Against Humanity 20% off: Starter Kit ($20) and Expansion Packs ($8)

More new gear from today:

LG 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide LED IPS Monitor: $620 shipped (Reg. $780+)

More deals still alive:

USB Power: Anker 15,600mAh Battery Pack $24 (Reg. $30), Lumsing Wall Charger + 3-ft. MFi Lightning Cable $10more

Four magazine subs for $16 (or less): Wired, Dwell, ESPN, GQ, Rolling Stone, Men’s Fitness, and many more

New products & more:

Bose’s latest connected speaker lowers the entry price into the SoundTouch family

Keurig’s new KOLD brewer lets you make Coca-Cola at home but it’s going to cost you

Nexus 6 Stories September 29, 2015

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At its event in San Francisco today, Google confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be rollout out to users from next week, just as previously rumored. The update isn’t as big a design refresh as Lollipop, but brings with it a host of new features which help speed things up, and give you better battery life with ‘Doze mode’ and enhanced security. expand full story

Nexus 6 Stories September 28, 2015

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Update: They’re here. Are you going to grab the Nexus 5X or the Nexus 6P?

As we sit here on the eve of Google’s September 29th event, and with almost every single detail of what the company is planning to announce already leaked, there is only one question that remains: Which of the two Nexus devices are you planning to buy? Follow along as we round up the details of each phone, and be sure to vote in the poll below… expand full story

Android Marshmallow expected to roll out on October 5th for Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013) and 9

 

Google is in the final stages of preparation for its event tomorrow morning in San Francisco, and just as the company is putting the finishing touches on its presentation, it seems we have a release date for Android Marshmallow: October 5th. Android Police’s sources confirmed the date previously found in a Telus leak, suggesting several Nexus devices will get the software update on that day.

It’s expected that the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, 2013 edition Nexus 7, and the Nexus 9 will all start receiving the Android 6.0 software on October 5. Sadly, however, it seems several older generation Nexus phones and tablets are being left out of the picture. Lollipop will remain the latest (and last) software update we’ll ever see on the Nexus 4, 2012 edition Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10. Although, that really isn’t very bad for 3-year-old devices.

We’re expecting Google to confirm this release date at its event tomorrow, alongside several other updates and some new product announcements. We’ve been building up to Google announcing a pair of new Nexus phones as well as a couple of refreshed pieces of Chromecast hardware. What’s more, recent rumors have predicted we could even see a new tablet named the Pixel C with a 10.2-inch display and a detachable keyboard.  You can read more about all of those in our guide on what to expect from the event.

Nexus 6 Stories September 25, 2015

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Google has an event scheduled for September 29th, at which the company is expected to launch its upcoming lineup of Nexus phones, new Chromecast hardware, and more. The two new Nexus devices are surely going to ship with Android Marshmallow, and that means that over-the-air rollout of Marshmallow to older devices is set to begin sometime soon as well.

According to leaked schedule from Canada’s second largest mobile carrier, Telus, the day that’s set to happen is October 5th… expand full story

Nexus 6 Stories September 24, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Galaxy S6 Edge (unlocked) $500, 64 GB Nexus 6 (unlocked) $370, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 32 GB (unlocked): $500 shipped (Reg. $1,000) | eBay

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked 64 GB: $370 shipped (Orig. $650) | Expansys

Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone 32GB (unlocked): $430 shipped (Reg. $800) | eBay

LG G4 brand new smartphone 32GB (unlocked): $400 shipped (Reg. $800) | eBay

Brand new Google Nexus Player by ASUS: $50 shipped (Reg. $100) | Best Buy

Seagate Backup Plus 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $200 shipped (Reg. $250)

Giveaway: This is Ground’s Mod Laptop 2 is a road warrior’s dream bag, up to $499 value

More new gear from today:

Shine on! Free MP3 Downloads: Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here (Reg. $8), much more

More deals still alive:

The best USB car charger (Aukey 4 port/48W) is just $7 Prime shipped, Lumsing 6000mAh Power bank: $10

New products & more:

Skreens combines your DVR, Xbox One, Roku and more onto one screen

Polk’s new flagship Omni S6 speaker goes after the multi-room audio crown

Nexus 6 Stories September 23, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexus 6 (unlocked) $300, Galaxy S6 (unlocked) $430, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked 32GB: $300 shipped (Orig. $650)

Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone 32GB (unlocked): $430 shipped (Reg. $800) | eBay

LG G4 brand new smartphone 32GB (unlocked): $400 shipped (Reg. $800) | eBay

Brand new Google Nexus Player by ASUS: $50 shipped (Reg. $100) | Best Buy

The best USB car charger (Aukey 4 port/48W) is just $7 Prime shipped, Lumsing 6000mAh Power bank: $10

Amazon teases one day sale that’ll discount Prime memberships down to just $67

Giveaway: This is Ground’s Mod Laptop 2 is a road warrior’s dream bag, up to $499 value

More new gear from today:

CyberPower 1350VA 810W UPS Mini-Tower w/ Dual USB Ports: $130 shipped (Reg. $175+)

More deals still alive:

GoPro HERO4 Black $389 + shipping (Reg. $500), HERO+ LCD $249 (Reg. $300)

New products & more:

Polk’s new flagship Omni S6 speaker goes after the multi-room audio crown

Sony reveals the first 1TB PlayStation 4 for North America w/ the new COD: Black Ops III bundle

Nexus 6 Stories September 22, 2015

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This year, Google is rumored to be partnering with a Chinese manufacturer for the first time on its Nexus lineup. The Huawei Nexus isn’t just an experiment, or giving a new OEM a chance at making a device. If rumors are correct, the partnership was chosen because of Huawei’s influence in China. Google’s Play Services are limited in China, in that they’re basically non-existent. But still, as a consumer, I can’t help but feel this year should have been Samsung’s year, and next year definitely should be…

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Nexus 6 Stories September 21, 2015

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Huawei’s upcoming Nexus smartphone will seemingly have handful ‘firsts’. It’s more than likely be the first Nexus to have a built in fingerprint sensor, it’ll be the first Nexus phone made by a Chinese company and — according to Android Police — it’ll be the first to feature 128GB of built-in storage…

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Nexus 6 Stories September 18, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Nexus 6 (unlocked) $300, Galaxy S6 Edge (unlocked) $550, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Motorola Nexus 6 Unlocked 32GB: $300 shipped (Orig. $650)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 32 GB (factory unlocked): $550 shipped (Reg. $1,000) | Amazon

LG Watch Urbane Android Wear smartwatch: $279 shipped (Reg. $350) | AT&T

Samsung SM-G900A Galaxy S5 16 GB 4G LTE unlocked: $300 shipped (Reg. $500) | eBay

LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked new 32 GB: $250 shipped (Reg. $450) | eBay

AirPrint All-in-One Inkjet Printers: Brother $45 shipped (Reg. $90), HP $70 shipped (Reg. $100)

Samsung 1080p Smart LED HDTV 50-inch $500 (Orig. $750)

Review: Tile’s 2nd-gen Bluetooth tracker makes finding lost keys, dog, or iPhone easier than ever

Giveaway: Schoolhouse Electric makes the clock cool again, $290 value

More new gear from today:

Daily Deals: SanDisk 64GB Flash Drive $15, Logitech K410 Wireless Keyboard $20, more

More deals still alive:

Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drives: WD My Passport Ultra 3TB $125 (Orig. $200), Samsung 2TB $70 (Reg. $80)

New products & more:

iRobot takes its new Roomba 980 vacuum to the cloud with Wi-Fi connectivity and remote management

Timex combines its analog heritage with fitness tracking on the new Metropolitan+

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Information given to Droid-Life by one of its sources claims that the names chosen for the upcoming pure Android phones will be ‘Nexus 5X’ and ‘Nexus 6P’. The first of those is a name we’ve heard before. It was rumored recently that this is the name picked out for the LG-made Nexus smartphone. Nexus 6P is new to us however, and is purportedly the moniker chosen for Huawei’s larger Nexus. Although naming plans could change between now and launch, the site claims this is unlikely since the announcement is expected before the end of this month…

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Nexus 6 Stories September 16, 2015

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A couple of new photos have popped up on a Korean blog today, purporting to show LG’s upcoming Nexus 5 (X? 2015?). There’s nothing much here that we haven’t seen already, but the blog does claim that the phone will come in a “mint green” color variant. We believe that this is likely just a matter of a photo that needs a bit of color correction, however… expand full story

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