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10 years of Android phones: The ten most important handsets of the last decade

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Ten years ago this week, the first Android phone was announced - the T-Mobile G1. No one could have predicted the massive success that Android would eventually become; the OS now has over two billion active users worldwide.

In honor of Android's 10th birthday, we're taking a look at the most important and influential Google-powered phones of the past decade. Every one of these devices redefined Android in some way, by pushing the OS further into the mainstream, introducing design trends, or signaling the start/end of an era.

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10 years of Android phones: The ten most important handsets of the last decade was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now available for Pixel C] Google posts system images and OTA files for March 2018 patches

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Another month is just starting, and that means it's time for the latest round of Pixel and Nexus patches to roll out. Google has posted both the system images and the OTA files, so you can get the latest version on your device without waiting for the update.

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[Update: Now available for Pixel C] Google posts system images and OTA files for March 2018 patches was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google posts system images and OTA files for March 2018 patches, including functional Pixel improvements

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Another month is just starting, and that means it's time for the latest round of Pixel and nexus patches to roll out. Google has posted both the system images and the OTA files, so you can get the latest version on your device without waiting for the update. You might actually want to go out of your way this time as there are some functional updates for Pixel devices.

As usual, you've got your choice of OTA files or system images.

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Google posts system images and OTA files for March 2018 patches, including functional Pixel improvements was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

LineageOS 13, based on Android Marshmallow, is now discontinued

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

CyanogenMod 13, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, first arrived in November 2015. It was soon switched to Android 6.0.1, and continued to be the main branch of CyanogenMod until version 14.1 was released one year later. After the CyanogenMod community re-organized into LineageOS, the distribution was renamed to LineageOS 13.

At this point, most of the devices that had LineageOS 13 have either been updated to v14.1, or dropped entirely (usually due to inactive maintainers).

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LineageOS 13, based on Android Marshmallow, is now discontinued was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Rolling out] Google finally preparing a fix for Nexus Player remote sleep bug from last November

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Since late last November, Nexus Player owners have had the frustrating experience of erratic behavior from the remote. After about 5 to 10 minutes, the remote would seemingly go to sleep. Pressing any button causes the remote to blink for a few seconds, then hopefully reconnect. While not precisely broken, the erratic functionality from the remote has been a point of pain for owners of Google's streaming hockey puck.

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[Update: Rolling out] Google finally preparing a fix for Nexus Player remote sleep bug from last November was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google finally preparing a fix for Nexus Player remote sleep bug from last November

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Since late last November, Nexus Player owners have had the frustrating experience of erratic behavior from the remote. After about 5 to 10 minutes, the remote would seemingly go to sleep. Pressing any button causes the remote to blink for a few seconds, then hopefully reconnect. While not precisely broken, the erratic functionality from the remote has been a point of pain for owners of Google's streaming hockey puck. Finally, Google is preparing to roll out a fix.

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Google finally preparing a fix for Nexus Player remote sleep bug from last November was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google posts Nexus/Pixel system images and OTA files for January 2018 patches

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Google is getting an early start in 2018 by rolling out the monthly patches for Nexus and Pixel devices. The OTA files and full system images are available a few days earlier than usual, and devices should begin seeing updates in the not too distant future. It looks like several devices have two different builds available this month, so you'll have to grab the right one if you just can't wait.

As usual, the OTA files are live for those of you without an unlocked bootloader.

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Google posts Nexus/Pixel system images and OTA files for January 2018 patches was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s November system images and OTA files for Nexus and Pixel devices are (mostly) live

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The month is getting underway, and that means it's time for Google to issue its monthly raft of Pixel and Nexus updates. The updates will filter down to phones in the next day or so, but the system images and OTA files for most devices are available now if you want to sideload. There's not a ton new here, but as this is a November patch level, you should have protection from the KRACK vulnerability.

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Google's November system images and OTA files for Nexus and Pixel devices are (mostly) live was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google releases Android’s October security bulletin, OTAs and factory images available for Nexus/Pixel devices

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

The month of October has just begun, which means Pumpkin Spice lattes, leaves falling off trees, and marathons of The Nightmare Before Christmas on TV. It also means Google has released another Android security bulletin, just like the company does at the start of every month. As usual, OTA zips and factory images with the fixes are already available for Pixel and Nexus devices.

If you're interested in the full list of security vulnerabilities and bugs fixed with this update, you should check out the security bulletin on Android's website.

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Google releases Android's October security bulletin, OTAs and factory images available for Nexus/Pixel devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google extends security updates for Nexus 5X and 6P to November 2018

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Google has followed the same device support pattern for years - two years of major Android OS updates, and three years of security updates. You might get Android updates after that, and you might get further security updates, but it's not guaranteed. Seemingly out of nowhere, Google has extended the security update period for the Nexus 5X and 6P to November 2018.

Previously, both devices were slated to receive security updates until September 2018, which would have been about three years after they were released.

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Google extends security updates for Nexus 5X and 6P to November 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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