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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 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.

Nexus 5: 16GB inventory runs dry while 32GB ship date slips

Google quietly unveiled the Nexus 5 a short while ago and it looks like the inventory is being snatched up quickly. A quick check of the Play Store listing for the Nexus 5 now has the 16GB models showing as being out of stock. The 32GB model remains in stock, but given a slip in the shipping date -- we aren't sure how much longer that will last.

T-Mobile Nexus 5 will arrive in the “coming weeks”

The official word from Google was that the Nexus 5 would be available from the Play Store today and arriving with other retailers soon. The Play Store has the handset priced at $349 and $399 for the 16GB and 32GB models respectively, however we are expecting to see some changes once it arrives with the carriers. For example, T-Mobile will have it available using the JUMP! program.

Nexus 5 bumper case and LG QuickCover detailed

A few accessories landed in the Play Store along with the Nexus 5. There are two case options. The first is a flip cover and the second is a bumper case. The catch is, while both options are listed in the Play Store at the moment -- they are all still shown as coming soon.
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