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Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 was launched by Google on the Play Store on October 31st, following months of anticipation and leaks. Like the Nexus 4, the fifth iteration of the Nexus line-up was also manufactured by LG, and came in two colors at first — black and white. A third red color was introduced later on.

It packs a 4.95″ 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization, a 2300mAh battery with wireless charging. It is available in both 16GB and 32GB variants, and lacks any microSD support.

It was the first device to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat, which introduced a new launcher that allows quick access to Google Now, immersive mode, emojis, and Project Svelte — an attempt to make Android leaner and better suited for lesser hardware.

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How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 5

How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 5

Almost 3 years after its launch, the Nexus 5 has now reached its life, which means that it will not be receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update. While Google thinks that the Nexus 5 does not pack enough grunt to run Android 7.0 smoothly, the Android community thinks otherwise.

Nexus 5 Gets an Unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat ROM

Nexus 5 Gets an Unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat ROM

Officially, the Nexus 5 is not going to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat by Google and has reached its end of life. Unofficially, just a couple of days after Google pushed Nougat’s code to AOSP though, a stable build of the latest and sweetest version of Android is now available for one of the best Nexus devices ever released.

Frustrated user adds microSD card slot to his Nexus 5

Frustrated user adds microSD card slot to his Nexus 5

Frustrated by frequently running out of space on his Nexus 5 and the lack of a microSD card slot on the handset, Reddit user Sockpockets went ahead and used his soldering skills to solder an adapter to the motherboard.

Android 6.0.1 brings power button camera shortcut to older Nexus devices

Android 6.0.1 brings power button camera shortcut to older Nexus devices

Samsung added a simple yet powerful feature to its smartphones this year: the home button can be double tapped to launch the camera from anywhere in the interface. Google implemented a similar feature in the power button on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, and it has now brought the useful shortcut to existing Nexus devices with the Android 6.0.1 update.

How to sideload Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update on Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, and Nexus 9

How to sideload Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update on Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, and Nexus 9

Google has started the staged roll out of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), and the Nexus 9. The OTA update will not be available to everyone immediately and can take up to a couple of weeks to land on your device. 

Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA ZIP file for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, and Nexus 9

Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA ZIP file for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, and Nexus 9

Earlier today, Google started rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), and the Nexus 9. The update is being rolled out in stages, so it can take up to a couple of weeks to be available for all Nexus users around the globe.

How to flash Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory image on your Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, and Nexus 9

How to flash Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory image on your Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, and Nexus 9

Earlier today, Google released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 2013), and the Nexus 9. While the company will soon roll out OTA updates for these devices as well, they can take up to a couple of weeks to be available for everyone.

What is the difference between Nexus 5X and Nexus 5?

What is the difference between Nexus 5X and Nexus 5?

The Nexus 5X is the spiritual successor to the original Nexus 5, which was released in 2013. Compared to its predecessor, the Nexus 5X is a huge upgrade in almost every department and especially improves upon in areas in which the original Nexus 5 was heavily criticised for. 

Korean media’s source claims Nexus 5 (2015) will be released on September 29

Korean media’s source claims Nexus 5 (2015) will be released on September 29

A report from the Korean media claims that LG and Google will be launching the new Nexus handset on September 29th. The source of this purported release date had also released the correct release date of the original Nexus 5 back in 2013, which adds some credence to the September 29th unveiling date. 

Alleged Nexus 5 (2015) specs leaked: Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3GB RAM, 13MP Sony IMX278 sensor

Alleged Nexus 5 (2015) specs leaked: Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3GB RAM, 13MP Sony IMX278 sensor

Up until now, we have heard quite a bit about the Nexus 5 (2015) that will be made by LG. The handset even leaked in live pictures earlier this month, though specs of the device have remained unknown until now.