We like the Nexus 5X a lot. The LG made device built on the original Nexus 5 of two years ago, which itself was a stunning handset, and has been a success with consumers.
Google is rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to its Nexus devices (namely the Nexus 5, 6, 7, and 9) with the factory image now available for download. So, with the freshest version of Android now rolling out what can we expect from the build?
As with many new smartphones, the Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X arrived with a few teething problems. Namely, the two (otherwise fantastic) handsets have suffered issues with washed out screens, according to some users. Considering that the smartphones are made by two different companies, this problem has been attributed to Google's software.
The Huawei made Nexus 6P is a beast of a smartphone and has been winning rave reviews for its potent performance and of course Google's stock Android Marshmallow software. However, it is not faultless and it seems to have some microphone issues when users are trying to make calls, a problem that has been reported by numerous Nexus 6P users.
YouTube Music launched today for users of Android and iOS, downloadable from those platforms respective app stores. This is the latest music streaming service that will be taking the fight to the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. Google's YouTube Music has a potential ace card in that it also delivers video content, building on the services roots as an online video portal.
While Google Maps has been the go to navigation package for most people over the years, there are rival packages that sport features that Google's offering lacks. For example, Nokia's HERE Maps has been offering offline navigation for a very long time and since its debut on Android last year it has given users on the platform a very potent alternative to Google Maps.
Google has got into a tangle with some of its Nexus customer thanks to a tweet the company sent out last night. The social media excerpt in question saw the company say that Nexus orders are being fulfilled in the order in which they were received. Nothing wrong with that you may think, but many customers took to twitter to say that the statement was simply untrue.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest full release of Google's mobile operating system, is making its presence felt on the market through the first week of November. The data for Android distribution is in and Marshmallow has helped itself to a 0.3% of the market, while KitKat is still way out in front.
Get the party poppers out and dance the night away as Google is celebrating an important milestone in the life of Android. The largest operating system on the market is now enjoying the festivities of Android's 8th birthday. Yes, it is hard to believe that the platform has been with us for that long, and it has come a very long way since those beginnings in 2007.
Huawei does not typically release flagship smartphones in the United States, but when the Chinese brand collaborated on Google on the Nexus 6P it gave U.S. consumers a rare chance to get a Huawei made device. And it seems those customers are digging what Huawei and Google cooked up together as Nexus 6P shipments have apparently been delayed in the U.S. due to high demand.