Android’s instant tethering is now officially available

Instant tethering started making its way to some Android users in late January, allowing them to set up an automatic hotspot connection between devices. Now that the feature is officially available, more people should have access to it — but it stil…

Android’s latest update doesn’t patch major security flaw

The November Android security update is live and it fixes 15 critical vulnerabilities, but it doesn't patch a major Linux kernel exploit that can give hackers quick and complete access to devices running on Google's OS. Researcher Phil Oester discove…

Google quietly discontinues the Nexus Player

nexus-player The Nexus Player may have been the best TV media player no one ever bought. Google and Asus introduced the Nexus Player back in November 2014. It was one of the first Android TV devices, and a more-than-capable device. And yet, despite Google’s weight behind this device, it hasn’t been a mainstream success, especially when you compare it with the Chromecast. Read More

Google now lets you design custom cases for your Nexus phones

MM_Toolkit_Blog_Animated_2160x1080_transparent Google is launching a new service today that allows you to create $35 custom cases for its Nexus 5X, 6 and 6P phones. You can choose between two variations of the Live Cases. One allows you to pick any photo and print it onto your case. The other lets you design and print a stylized map with the help of Google Maps. Both of these variations allow you to select a couple of filters and other… Read More

Google Now launcher forces Android apps to literally fit in

Anyone wringing their hands over the fact that their Android apps just don't line up flush will be delighted with an update to Google Now's launcher — the de facto home screen for Nexus-branded Android phones like the 6P. In response to the fact tha…

Android Marshmallow begins rolling out to Nexus devices today

As expected, Nexus owners are in for a treat this week as Google's latest OS revisions begins rolling out to select devices. According to a post on the Official Android Blog, the Nexus 5, 6, 7 (the 2013 model), 9 and Player are all in line to recei…

Google Starts Rolling Out Android Marshmallow To Nexus Devices

marshmallow Last week, Google promised it would release Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest version of its mobile operating system, to Nexus devices sometime this week. As the company announced this morning, the rollout is now in progress, so if you own a Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) or a Nexus Player, you can expect to see your update notification in the near future. Read More

Why The Nexus 6P Won’t Wobble

nexus-6 Google officially unveiled the Nexus 6P, the successor to its somewhat underwhelming Nexus 6 phone today. The company designed the phone in partnership with Huawei and after today’s event, we had a chance to catch up with Jeff Hoefer, the industrial design manager in charge of the Nexus 6P design. Hoefer joined Google in February after almost nine years at Apple. Read More