Right now, you can download the latest version of the Android M Developer Preview for select Nexus devices. People with the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player can go ahead and grab system images of the Developer Preview for their devices. Doing so is as simple as manually flashing the system images from the source link below.
This is the third and final version of the Android M Developer Preview before Google delivers Android 6.0 Marshmallow to consumers later in the year. Expect Marshmallow to remain relatively unchanged between now and its launch.
Source: Android Developers
With all of the recent leaks about an LG made Nexus 5 this year, it’s starting to look pretty likely the phone will be a reality by the holidays. Some new images have surfaced today showing a case of the new Nexus 5, which means we get a fantastic look at all of the angles on the phone. Read more
This fall, Google is likely to release two Nexus phones in order to appeal to more consumers. The two phones from LG and Huawei are said to have 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch displays, respectively. Both have have not been shy, appearing in reports and leaks months before launch. The only visuals, though, for either phone have come in the form of digital renders. That seems to have changed as an alleged image of LG’s upcoming Nexus device (codename Angler) has been posted on Google+.
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We’re coming up quickly around the timeframe a new Nexus device gets unveiled, and thus, leaks are becoming more and more frequent. In its latest leak, we’re seeing a very detailed render of what is is allegedly the Huawei Nexus 6, and it seems to be taking design hints from the iPhone 6.
Amid the concerns of Android’s Stagefright vulnerability, Google has commented on the protection of its own devices. Nexus devices ranging from the Nexus 7 to the Nexus 6 will now be covered by monthly security updates. The company pointed out that Android being open source means that potential security risks can be identified and addressed by anyone to strengthen the platform.
Sprint is pushing an update to its Nexus 5 and 6 devices to fix the Stagefright vulnerability. There is no specific SKU for Sprint on either phone, so the update should apply to all of them.
The new update will be build LMY48I. Sprint and AT&T have also updated many Samsung phones to fix the Stagefright bug as well.
Source: Sprint (1), (2)
The camera was one of the weak spots for the Nexus 5. The flagship Nexus device manufactured by LG in 2013 had an inconsistent camera that never seemed to deliver quality shots. Now, in 2015, the company allegedly has plans to produce one of two Nexus phones. A media outlet from South Korea claims to have knowledge of LG’s plans for its upcoming Nexus phone’s camera.
A Nexus 5, running the Android M developer preview, has been pitted against the same phone running Android 5.1.1 to test standby times. Doze and App Standby–two exciting features coming with Android M–are said to double a device’s standby time, giving you a lot more time before you need to put your device on the wire.
Three limited edition cases, all designed by Skrillex, are now available in the Google Store for five handsets.
Sprint has just begun pushing out the Android 5.1.1 update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Nexus 5 in the U.S. This upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop, together with a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements to the handset.