Google to issue fix for Nexus 5 bug that drains battery

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Since launching in 2013, the Nexus 5 has faced an issue with its camera subsytem. The processor will run more than required and does not return to a low power state. The camera fails and the battery will be drained rapidly. The bug has been acknowledged by Google, but that was way back in March. It is now October and a fix has yet to be issued.

This fall, it seems like Google’s fix is imminent. On the AOSP Issue Tracker, a Google employee noted that all will be fixed “in the next major update for the N5.” What will that update be? Android L. Nexus 5 owners should see the bug fix to be packaged within the Android L update that is expected to arrive within the next month or so.

Source: AOSP Issue Tracker
Via: Android Police

Did you break your Nexus 5? You now have one chance to replace it

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If you’re the proud owner of a Nexus 5 that’s seen a bit more wear and tear than it should then you should pay attention to this news. Allegedly Google has created a new policy that will allow you to replace your damaged Nexus 5 one time. Should you shatter your display or crack your phone Google will send you a free replacement no questions asked.


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Chrome ADB server released for Nexus 5

ChromeADBIf you’re interested in tinkering with your phone, you know how using ADB requires installing the SDK or using a toolkit (my personal method of action). However, thanks to Koushik Dutta, a prolific Android developer and creator of many apps, there is a public version of an ADB server for Chrome, released today. Unfortunately, it only works with the Nexus 5 at the moment, but we can expect him to add more devices in the future, most likely starting with the rest of the current Nexus devices.
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Updated Android L preview builds available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

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If you have a Nexus 5 or a 2013 Nexus 7, you’ll now be able to flash an updated version of Google’s Android L Developer Preview. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be too much added to these builds that isn’t currently available, but it does include the necessary bits and pieces for the Google Fit Platform. There might also be a few stability fixes and the like, but don’t expect much else.

Hit the link below for the downloads for your Nexus device.

source: Google Developers

Google posts Android L preview source code for various Nexus devices

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The preview of Android L can now be tried on additional Nexus devices. Last week at Google I/O, the source code was made available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) while others were left out. Google has added the Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 10, and Nexus 4 to the Android L preview. Older Nexus devices like the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S are obviously being left behind due to age.

Hit the break for individual links to each device.
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System dump brings Android L wallpapers and APKs to the masses, get the new material themed Google Keyboard as well

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With the Android L developer preview going live yesterday for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) many have been chomping at the bit for a system dump and their chance to play with new apps. While the developer preview is pretty polished at the moment, it still has its momentary freak outs and bugs that are causing app force closes. As such, there  are some who may not feel comfortable flashing an unfinished piece of software but still want to play with the new apps and such. Well you’re in luck as a system dump has made a few things available for your downloading and using pleasure.


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Google brightens things up with yellow Nexus 5

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Over at the Google web site for all things Android, in the Phones & Tablets section you may notice a new option for the Nexus 5. According to the description, the device is available in four colors. Black, white and red have all been available, but a new choice – yellow – is now listed in the block of text. If you are interested in a yellow Nexus 5, it looks like you will need to be patient for a while longer though. Following the link to the Google Play store to place an order shows yellow missing from the choices offered to buyers.
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