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.
Google has just announced the release of two of its premium accessories for its latest Nexus devices. Unfortunately, while these items can be brought directly from Google Play Store, they are available in limited markets only.
Are you having issues with Android 4.4? You’re not alone. Via Google’s product forum, a litany of issues have come up, ranging from poor battery life to download issues. While we don’t expect a flawless Android, we don’t expect to see so many nagging issues, either.
The Nexus 5 has only been available for a short while, but it looks like that has still been enough time for a quick refresh. A trio of images recently surfaced on the xda-developers forums coming by way of shinral. Anyway, the story goes as follows -- the existing Nexus 5 was having issues and in turn, it was sent in for repair and a new model was received in return.
In the past, Google has made a habit of giving employees some great thing around the holidays. Last year it was the choice of a Chromebook, Motorola phone, or a Nexus 7 (the Nexus 4 was, well, out of stock). The year before, a custom Galaxy Nexus. This year? Their choice of a new Nexus 5, or Nexus 7.
Instead of taking a few days as expected, Google has immediately made available its promised Android 4.4.1 update to the Nexus 5. And instead of just being some generic maintenance release, this latest update to the Android 4.4 release fixes one of the most prevalent concerns about the smartphone's inadequacy in the photography department.
While the Nexus 5 seems to have stepped up a bit in terms of the camera, things were not quite as perfect as many had been hoping for. Overall the handset is able to take some decent pictures, but there are frequent complaints about the shutter speed. We have been playing with third-party camera apps and have seen some improvement there, but it appears as if Google is getting ready to push out a fix.