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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 As discovered in the latest Android 5.0 Developer build, it’s now been replaced by a sort of fade/zoom effect.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?

Most Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 models are now out of inventory on Google Play

Can’t say this 100% foreshadows imminent Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 announcements, but the latest Nexus phone and tablets are no longer in stock on Google Play.

Nexus 5’s battery draining camera bug will finally be fixed in Android L once and for all

Haven’t seen this since Android 4.4.2, but if you’re still getting that battery draining camera bug on your Nexus 5 good news — Android L should finally kill it once and for all.

Someone carved a Nexus 6 out of wood and compared against the Nexus 4 and 7

This is the Nexus 6………… in wood. No, really. It’s, like, literally carved out of wood.

Rumor: Google Workshop could let users create the case they’ve always wanted

An interesting new rumor has surfaced this morning suggesting Google wants to allow you to buy the case you want for your Nexus 5, and potentially other devices.

Android L Developer Preview goes live in AOSP for Nexus devices

While the vast majority of us wont be able to do much with this, the Android L Developer Preview has officially gone live in AOSP. The best part? Even the Nexus 4 and 7 (2012) are getting some love.

Best Android Phones [July 2014]

As July opens with few new handset releases or announcements, our monthly ranking of the best Android smartphones available begins to settle into its groove. Read on for our full rankings.

Pop the champagne: the Nexus line is officially here to stay

Probably the best news we heard all day, the Nexus line is here to stay. This coming from the head of the Nexus program and Android engineering. Excited we’ll see a Nexus 6 later this year along with Android L?