Google's latest flagship smartphone is a force to be reckoned with, and while it may not have all the bells and whistles as some of its competitors, CNET senior editor Brian Bennett just can't seem to put his down. The Nexus 5 is equipped with a beautiful 4.95-inch full HD 1080p display, a speedy 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and a capable 8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization.
Looks like the rumor was true after all -- Google's flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5, is sporting a new red hue, and users can buy it today at the Play Store.
We most recently caught wind of the possibility of a crimson color last week, when an internal Sprint memo detailing a red Nexus was leaked online.
However, the new shade has gone official now that users can purchase it at the Play Store.
It's still available unlocked for $349 (16GB) and $399 (32GB). Other colors include black and white, and Google sells phone bumpers in gray, yellow, … Read more
As a phone reviewer, my life is an endless stream of cutting-edge devices. In fact I'm constantly juggling four or five mobile gadgets at any given time, many being the best mobile handsets money can buy. But even after living with a litany of fancy flagships from Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and Sony, it's the scrappy Nexus 5 upstart that has finally won my heart, at least for now. … Read more
Speculation of a crimson-colored Google Nexus 5 have been floating around since last week, thanks to leaked images from a Vietnamese news site of a red variant, and a video that reportedly depicts several new color variations of the device.
Today, Android Central is reporting an alleged internal memo to Sprint employees outlining that a red Nexus 5 will come to the Google Play Store on February 4. The news site also posted a supposed photo of a red Nexus 5 box a few days earlier.
We've reached out to Sprint for an official response and were told that … Read more
LG Electronics swung to a loss in the fourth quarter, but saw signs of life flicker a little brighter in its smartphone business.
The Korean conglomerate posted a loss of 64 billion Korean won, or $59.1 million, reversing a year-ago profit of 223 Korean won, or $205.8 million. LG blamed an unfavorable shift in the foreign currency exchange rate for the year-over-year downturn.
Revenue, however, inched up 0.8 percent to 14.92 trillion Korean won, or $13.8 billion.
One of the main reasons for its slight revenue increase is the 28 percent rise in sales for … Read more
The Nexus 5 has apparently been spied in red, leading a bit of credibility to rumors that Google is plotting a range of new hues for the flagship phone.
A photo appeared on the Vietnamese-language site Vietnamnet.vn, and reportedly shows a sample product that will go on sale in late February or March. The photo could be a clever fake, so this image should be taken with a pinch of salt.
That said, CNET UK reported Thursday on leaked images of a Google Play listing for the Nexus 5, showing the phone in black, white, red, orange, yellow, green, … Read more
Three years. That's all it took for Google to go from its first branded hardware product -- the Nexus One -- to dominating the list of most desired hardware.
The Google Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 ranking first and fifth, respectively, on the CNET 100, our groundbreaking new monthly leaderboard of gadgets. Alongside the Apple iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Panasonic ST60 plasma TV, the two Google devices are the only two from the same manufacturer in the Top 5 products on the list:
Google Nexus 5 Apple iPad Air Samsung Galaxy S4 Panasonic ST60 plasma TV … Read more
Nexus 5 owners hoping to snap better pictures will get some help from Android 4.4.1.
Due to launch in the next few days, the latest Android update is geared toward fixing and enhancing the Nexus 5's picture-taking ability, The Verge said on Thursday. Speaking with Google's Director of Engineering Dave Burke, The Verge learned that the changes fall into different categories.
The Nexus camera's autofocus, exposure, and white balance have been improved, reducing the motion blur that often cropped up in photos under certain conditions. The camera app is a second quicker, giving Nexus 5 … Read more
It's been more than three weeks since the Nexus 5 made its way onto the market, and the momentum hasn't stopped. Here in the US, the black and white 16GB models sold out quickly after their launch (though both are now back in stock), and the Google Play store in India also experienced a shortage within hours of posting the phone.
True, the handset does have its faults (which we'll get to), but despite its drawbacks, the Nexus 5 is still an excellent device for the reasons we list below. Of course, if you have other reasons why you like it (or even hate it), be sure to let us know in the comments.… Read more
This holiday season is shaping up to be the year that getting a solid new Android smartphone doesn't also mean signing up for 24 months of ever-increasing monthly fees at the same time.
The trend away from flagship phones that required such big commitments in order to lock down a quality device for under $400 arguably started last year with the release of the Nexus 4 from Google, available unlocked for just $299.… Read more