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 As discovered in the latest Android 5.0 Developer build, it’s now been replaced by a sort of fade/zoom effect.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

Factory images for Android L Developer Preview now available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013)

Factory images for the Android L Developer Preview are now available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi). Have at it, folks!

Google’s stock Android ‘Email’ app arrives in Play Store for Nexus and GPe devices

Hey, look what just popped up on Google Play! It’s the stock Android “Email” app, now available for download. Well, for Nexus and GPe devices anyway.

Best Android Phones [June 2014]

As June begins we enter a period of calm during the smartphone release cycle. Flagship handsets from HTC, LG, and Samsung have all been announced and released to some extent while little else remains on our radar. So what are our picks for the best of June 2014?

T-Mobile Nexus devices getting Android 4.4.3 today

T-Mobile has announced that several of their Nexus devices — including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and 2013 Nexus 7 — should be getting Android 4.4.3 starting today.

Official super slim Nexus 5 Snap Case now available on Google Play

Can’t say we were expecting any new Nexus 5 accessories today, but the new super slim Snap Case just hit Google Play. Offers minimal protection for $30.