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The Nexus 5 is back in stock on Google Play

You still can’t get a Nexus 6 directly from Google, but if you’re in the market for something a little smaller, its little brother — the Nexus 5 — is now back in stock on the Google Play Store.

Nexus 5 and 6 factory images and OTA update zips available for download

Heads up: factory images and OTA update zips are now available to download for the both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6.

T-Mobile also says Android 5.0.1 is headed to Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 today

After Sprint, now T-Mobile says Android 5.0.1 is coming to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 later today. Anyone get the update yet?

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for Sprint’s Nexus 5 is rolling out [Update: T-Mobile too]

Users of the Sprint Nexus 5 should be on the lookout for an upgrade today as the Now Network has announced a rollout to Android 5.0.1

Google: Nexus 5 will stick around for 2015, at least initially

Good news. Despite reports of the contrary, it seems the Nexus 5 will be sticking around for 2015 as a smaller, lower-priced Nexus offering. Thanks, Google.

Google removes red and white Nexus 5 units from the Play Store — only black remains

We’re not sure if this means anything yet, but it’s worth noting anyway — Google has reduced the options of Nexus 5 units you can get from Google Play. The company has taken down the red and white color options, leaving only black for those who are still in the market for one.

This is what photos look like with Android Lollipop’s new camera API

One thing that always seems to plague even the best Android devices is camera performance. The best they can ever seem to do is to be put on the same level as the iPhone. Google is trying to fix that with some new API’s in Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Chainfire brings Auto-root tool to 6 more Nexus devices with Android 5.0 Lollipop

Chainfire began the root train for Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nexus 9, and now that the upgrades are out for most other Nexus devices you will be happy to know that more have joined in on the fun. Six devices in all can now enjoy rooted Lollipop goodness thanks to Chainfire’s auto-root tool.

How to flash the Android Lollipop factory image on the Nexus 5

While many Nexus owners are waiting for the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA, Google has posted the official factory images. These images are essentially the same thing you’ll get in an OTA, but if you know what to do you can flash them immediately. A few of you asked us how to do this.

Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out to most Nexus devices

Here it is, folks. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. If you own a Nexus device, that is. The official Android Twitter account has just sent out a tweet to say the Lollipop rollout has “started and will soon be available on most Nexus devices.”

Battery draining WiFi bug could be what’s holding up Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout [UPDATE]

A now confirmed battery draining WiFi bug could be what’s holding up the rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Better to patch everything up than the release buggy software, right?

The Nexus 5 is now back in stock on Google Play (all colors, 32GB only for now)

As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the Nexus 5 officially launching in the Play Store, a few days ago the phone — all colors, all storage configs — was suddenly no longer available for purchase on Google Play. Tonight it is back.

Hands-on: Android 5.0 Lollipop new apps and features [VIDEO]

We went hands-on with the new Android 5.0 Lollipop Developer Preview and almost lost it over some of the new features arriving in the new update. For a list (and video) of some of the new features, check out the post.

Android 5.0 Lollipop has a new screen off animation (goodbye CRT)

It’s the end of an era, folks. The long lusted after CRT screen off animation introduced in Nexus devices has now officially been sent out to pasture. As discovered in the latest Android 5.0 Developer build, it’s now been replaced by a sort of fade/zoom effect.

Nexus 5’s shiny new homepage suggests it could stick around as a smaller, cheaper Nexus option

As we lay in the aftermath of today’s big announcements, I think we can finally call it in: we aren’t going to see a Nexus 5 refresh for 2014. But what’s to happen with the current model?