Nexus 5

Nexus 5 teardown reveals plastic clips, little glue and standard screws

The Nexus 5 has been the center of attention lately. Thankfully, we are on the side of official chatter as opposed to the rumors and as such, the folks at iFixit have recently shared their Nexus 5 teardown. This time around we are seeing a 15-step process that ultimately resulted in a repairability score of 8 out of 10. Perhaps more important, this teardown also confirmed some earlier rumors.

Nexus 5 hands-on: photos, benchmarks, first impressions

In the Nexus 5 you'll find Google's biggest effort yet in their unique "pure" take on Android, both physically and metaphorically. You've got LG-made hardware here with a display that's the most massive Google has issued for a Nexus smartphone, appearing at 4.95-inches of LCD with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. That's 445 PPI, and beaten only by the HTC One's sharpness of 469 PPI due to it's smaller display at 4.7-inches with the same amount of pixels.

Nexus 5 CF-Root for “rooting beginners” released

Many look towards the Nexus devices for the clean Android experience. And given that, there is often less reason for users to be looking towards third party ROMs. But that being said, some may still prefer to have their Nexus device rooted. There are a variety of options, one of which is for backing up. Regardless of your personal reason for rooting though, there is some good news in that CF-Root has been released for the Nexus 5.

Nexus 5 getting battery boost from Qualcomm’s “envelope tracking”

On paper the Nexus 5 appears to have lots to offer. Aside from being the first handset to run Android 4.4 Kit Kat, there is also a 5-inch Full HD display, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, LTE network support and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The handset also has a 2300 mAh battery, which looks like it will be getting a boost courtesy of Qualcomm.
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