Odin Mobile, for those unfamiliar, is an MVNO carrier focusing on persons who are blind and visually impaired. Perhaps more important for current Odin Mobile customers is this latest handset release. The carrier is now offering the Nexus 5.
Motorola has been pushing fairly regular updates for the camera app. That comes because the app is already available by way of the Play Store. And with that in mind, it looks like Google could be getting ready to do the same. Some talk of an updated Android camera app has surfaced and along with talk of it coming available by way of the Play Store -- there appears to be quite a few worthwhile changes and improvements coming.
This week's theme is expansion as Google brings its services and devices to more markets. After spreading its Google Play Music and Movies further, the company is now making more widely available the devices you can play them on, particularly the Nexus 5 smartphone and the WiFi variant of the 2013's Nexus 7 tablet.
Accessories may not always be your main focus when it comes to devices, but one that is designed wrong just sticks out like a sore thumb. That seems to have been the case with the first batch of Nexus 5 Bumper cases which have fortunately been redesigned to address its one and only issue.
Android fans might be all too familiar with the phrase "OK Google" by now, especially as it is supercharged on the Nexus 5. Unfortunately, that feature works only in a limited number of situations. But it doesn't have to, which is what this proof of concept demo, well, proves.
Google has acknowledged the Nexus 5 camera/CPU usage issues in a recent issue tracker thread. This particular issue dealt with the 'mm-qcamera-daemon' which ultimately was causing some Nexus 5 users to see unusually high CPU usage which ended up meaning excessive battery drain. Perhaps key here though, the Googler who confirmed the issue also mentioned that a fix is on the way.
Ting announced support for the Nexus 5 several months back. Basically, that meant users could buy a Nexus 5 from Google and use it with any of the Ting plans. But there was also a bit more to the story, a bit about how the carrier may start selling the handset direct at some point in the future.
The Nexus 5 recently became available in red, which has definitely turned some heads. One thing is certain: it’s bright. The third color available for the Nexus 5 certainly looks different, but is it a good different? We go hands-on to find out.
Images of a red Nexus 5 leaked a short time back. Following up on that we also saw word about how the handset was expected to arrive on February 4th. Well, it looks like the rumors were indeed accurate. A refresh of the Google Play Store now lists the Nexus 5 in three colors including the original black and white as well as the new addition -- red.
A good number of smartphone or tablet users prefer their device to look clean and nondescript, but not everyone shares those tastes. It seems that Google might soon be releasing a new variant of its latest Nexus 5 smartphone that will try to appeal to a color-loving market and will make you see red, literally.