Nexus 5

Last updated: May 6th, 2013.

The Nexus 5 is the 2013 handset release in Google's long line of Nexus phones. The device features a 4.95-inch 1080p HD display, and is heralded as the fastest Nexus phone yet. It gets that title due to the 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM.

The phone is available in 16GB or 32GB variations, has an 8 megapixel 1080p HD camera, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi ac, NFC, and more. It was the first phone to launch with Android 4.4 KITKAT, which is the first OS update named using a commercial treat instead of a generic one.

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Nexus 5 hardware review

We’ve had our Nexus 5 for a little over a week now, making sure we’ve had enough time to get well acquainted with the device. During this time, we’ve taken the Nexus 5 out on dates, slept with it, got real nice and schmoozy with the phone. While I can’t show you video of the …

How to change the default SMS app in Android 4.4 KITKAT on the Nexus 5 [VIDEO]

ith Android 4.4 KITKAT came a great new feature — system-wide SMS handling. This gave developers an easy, pain-free way to hook into the device’s SMS handler, and resulted in giving users a more easy way to switch between SMS app. In the video inside, I show you how to quickly and easily change the default SMS app.

Switching between launchers in Android 4.4 KITKAT [VIDEO]

To say that switching between multiple replacement launchers in Android has been a pain would be a vast understatement. It sucked, and for a lot of users — particularly those who don’t consider themselves “power” users — it was downright confusing. Thankfully, Google looked to address that in Android 4.4 KITKAT with a new menu …

Nexus 5 camera review

It’s a curse that’s long plagued Nexus devices: piss poor camera performance. While the blame has never rested solely on Google’s shoulders — OEMs are the ones skimping on camera hardware after all — the stock Android camera software didn’t do much to help matters. With the Nexus 5 now available on Google Play, the …

Round-up: everything you need to know about the Nexus 5!

Boy, was yesterday a wild day. Google decided to straight out release the Nexus 5, with no announcement or warnings. It was all way too exciting and we were running around the office trying to cover all the news and details for you. What about today? Today we are suffering from what I will start …

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Download: Nexus stagefright patches are now going out OTA

Google announced Stagefright updates for nearly all modern Nexus devices and announced a program that would bring us monthly security patches, and while the OTA only spread to a few in limited form it’s now going out over-the-air to a wider range of people. Find out how you can grab the OTA link right now!

Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and Player all get Stagefright update, monthly security patches from here on out

Earlier today it was revealed that Sprint’s Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 would be receiving a security update that addressed the troublesome Stagefright vulnerability. Thankfully it appears our suspicions were correct: the update is headed out to mostly all contemporary Nexus devices today. Those devices include the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Nexus 10 and even the Nexus Player.