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Yo Google, you sure the Nexus 5X has an AMOLED display?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

File this under the quirky errors / wishful thinking category. The official android.com site has a list of devices including the Nexus 5X with detailed specs, but with one mistake: it lists it as having an AMOLED display instead of an IPS display.

The error was just brought to our attention by Redditor dbailyn, but it turns out it was spotted by another Redditor sekanato more than a year ago.

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Yo Google, you sure the Nexus 5X has an AMOLED display? was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nexus and Pixel factory images for September’s security patch are up, minus Nexus Player

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

It's September, and however you might feel about that, one thing is certain: Google's going to release its monthly security updates. While the OTAs were pushed yesterday, downloads for the factory images and OTAs wasn't available until just now. So if you've been chomping at the bit looking for a fix for BlueBorne and haven't seen the update on your device, you can go on ahead and manually pull it down.

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Nexus and Pixel factory images for September's security patch are up, minus Nexus Player was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Tutorial: How to enable Android Oreo’s “Turn on WiFi Automatically” feature on Nexus 5X/6P

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

One of Android Oreo's new features is the ability to automatically turn Wi-Fi back on when you're near a saved network. Essentially, Android will keep track of where each network is located, and will use location services to only turn on Wi-Fi when you're in range. The feature was available for all devices on the Android O Developer Previews, but was disabled in the final release for the Nexus 5X and 6P.

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Tutorial: How to enable Android Oreo's "Turn on WiFi Automatically" feature on Nexus 5X/6P was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Official Nexus/Pixel factory image and OTA pages updated with Oreo downloads

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Android 8.0 Oreo made its official debut a little over a week ago, but since then, only devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program have received an official OTA to 8.0. Verizon Pixel phones began receiving the official version earlier today, but it looks like other devices haven't been as fortunate. Luckily, Google has just uploaded factory images and OTAs for Nexus and Pixel devices to their respective pages.

There are two builds for Pixel devices depending on the model.

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Official Nexus/Pixel factory image and OTA pages updated with Oreo downloads was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Users are reporting Bluetooth issues in Android Oreo and Google wants more feedback

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Nougat had its fair share of Bluetooth issues, particularly on Google's Pixel devices, but you'd be forgiven for hoping that Oreo would avoid similar problems. Sadly, it seems that Pixel and Nexus owners are experiencing a number of different issues after installing the final version of Android 8.0, and Google is trying to gather user feedback in order to address the matter.

Google posted on both the Pixel and Nexus forums asking for information but didn't elaborate on exactly what kind of bugs it was expecting to hear about.

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Users are reporting Bluetooth issues in Android Oreo and Google wants more feedback was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.0 OTAs are starting to roll out to devices in the beta program

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Google released final system images of Android 8.o earlier today, and now OTAs are starting to roll out. Although, I'm placing strong emphasis on "starting." The first wave of OTAs are targeting devices in the Android beta program, but already there have been reports of failed installations on certain phones. That's a Google launch for you.

Like last year, you can still join the beta program for Android O today.

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Android 8.0 OTAs are starting to roll out to devices in the beta program was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.0 Oreo system images are live for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, and Nexus Player

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Google just took the wraps off Android 8.0 Oreo, which we've known only as Android O for the last few months. The source code is being pushed to AOSP today, but OTA updates are still in process. The system images are live right this minute, though. If you've got a compatible device and an unlocked bootloader, you can be on Android Oreo in just a few minutes.

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Android 8.0 Oreo system images are live for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, and Nexus Player was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.0 Oreo will be uploaded to AOSP today, updates for Pixels and Nexuses will roll out “soon”

Monday, August 21st, 2017

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As we just learned, the newest version of Android is called Oreo. And Google has just announced that Android 8.0 Oreo will be uploaded to the Android open Source Project today, and that updates to the newest version of the platform are currently being tested by carriers for the Google Pixel, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P. Google says these updates will begin rolling out in phases "soon," along with updates for the Pixel C and Nexus Player.

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Android 8.0 Oreo will be uploaded to AOSP today, updates for Pixels and Nexuses will roll out "soon" was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

August security update for Nexus and Pixel devices is live

Monday, August 7th, 2017

It's that time of the month again - Google has released the August security patch for Android, and it's available to install on Pixel and Nexus devices right now. As always, you can either wait for the update to be pushed to you, or sideload it manually.

The August update patches vulnerabilities in the Android media framework, the kernel, and a few other areas. You can read the full security bulletin here for all the details.

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August security update for Nexus and Pixel devices is live was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

There’s a hack that might save your bootlooping Nexus 6P or 5X

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The last generation of Nexuses (Nexus? Nexsi?) were unfortunately plagued with hardware problems. The Nexus 6P suffered from early shutdowns due to a faulty battery sensors, and the 5X had the famous bootloop bug (which my own 5X eventually fell victim to). The 6P suffered from bootloops as well, to an extent, but now there's a possible fix for the problem on both phones.

XDA member XCnathan32 posted a potential fix for the bug, which involves flashing a modified boot.img file and a custom build of TWRP.

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There's a hack that might save your bootlooping Nexus 6P or 5X was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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