LG’s G Flex is arguably the more interesting of the two newly-announced curved smartphones, the latter being the Galaxy Round from Samsung.
If you’ve noticed something different about the Nexus 5, compared to Nexus devices in the past, you’re not alone. While the Nexus 4 put on a new facade, it was still essentially an Optimus G under its skin – a fact taken advantage of by modders interested in activating its dormant LTE support. But this Nexus 5 – while still based on an LG model – takes some much greater liberties, and ultimately feels more like a device that exists in its own right. The Verge recently sat down with some Android bigwigs to learn just how they designed this model the way they did, and hear about some of what went into making Android 4.4. Continue Reading
As soon as the LG-built Google Nexus 4 received the oh-so-tasty Android 4.4 KitKat goods, we knew it wouldn’t be too long before its sibling device, the LG Optimus G, also was given an unofficial taste. Now, XDA Recognized Contributor houstonn has created an early, yet highly functional port of Google’s latest and greatest for the device.
We all knew that the Google Nexus 5 would be rooted as soon as users and developers started getting their hands on the device. And now, that time has come. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire recently received his unit, and we can all guess what happened next. So if you’re lucky enough to already have your own, or even if yours is simply on the way, good things are in store for you. Continue Reading
We’re no strangers to seeing brand new smartphones get early software updates. Little issues can slip through the crack even with diligent testing, and sometimes a quick update is needed to stomp-out a bug. The Nexus 5 just went official yesterday, and early orders have already shipped, meaning it won’t be long before the smartphone is finally in users’ hands. From what we hear, though, all these Nexus 5 early adopters will have to install a mandatory software update before they can even finish setting up their phones. Continue Reading
We all have a lot of Nexus 5 and KitKat news to digest, but what’s really important is how you’ll get your hands on the latest Google phone. Right now there’s a handful of different ways to get one, and availability spans across several countries officially — so let’s take a look at when, where and how much it’ll cost to get your hands on a Nexus 5. Continue Reading
Google has done its civic duty and released the Android 4.4 factory image for the Nexus 5, offering build KRT16M to owners of the new hardware that may need to restore it back to factory settings. Continue Reading
We’ve got a dozen or Nexus 5 photos waiting for you in the gallery after the break — enjoy! Continue Reading
The Nexus 5 has arrived, and this isn’t just another flagship. As the Nexus handset of the year, this is the phone that best reflects Google’s vision for Android, both where it is now, and where it’s going form here. And as you’ve no doubt seen from our heavy coverage of rumors and leaks leading up to today’s launch, that means the Nexus 5 is finding itself simply getting a boatload of attention. Continue Reading
The new Nexus 5 is official – finally! – and as part of the Devices section of the Play Store, Google has added some accessories on the virtual shelves. This includes bumper cases in several colors and a QuickCover, similar to those on LG phones. Continue Reading