A new interview with the person who runs Google's hardware efforts finally casts some light on why the Nexus lineup had to die.
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Google today announced that it now provides a group plan for its excellent Project Fi service: Now, up to six people can share a single Project Fi plan, along with all the management capabilities you'd expect.
Android fans who are suffering from iPhone envy will only have a few more weeks to compose themselves. On October 4, two weeks from today, Google will announce its next-generation Android flagships and a bunch of other new hardware.
Google this week provided the Android 7.0 Nougat factory and OTA images for its Nexus devices, providing Nexus owners with the ability to easily upgrade or reset their devices with the latest Android version.
Google this week began rolling out a feature called Wi-Fi Assistant---previously a Project Fi exclusive---to all users of Nexus handsets in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. This feature works similarly to Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10.
On Wednesday, Apple is going to announce the iPhone 7, and I'm going to spend the day on Twitter skewering them and their terrible marketing as they so richly deserve. But before this time of great frivolity, it is perhaps worth remembering and examining why the iPhone matters quite a bit.
Google's Project Fi is a near-perfect reinvention of what a wireless carrier can and should be, a great service with reasonable and fully transparent pricing. The one major issue is that it only works with a small selection of Nexus handsets and devices.
For the past five months I've divided most of my small screen time between the iPhone 6S Plus the Nexus 6P. And Google's latest flagship can stand tall: Here, truly, is an Android handset that can take on the best that Cupertino has to offer.
If you are using a Nexus smart phone as I recommend, you will want to know about this: Google is now offering downloadable OS images which let you update the handsets manually without wiping them as well.
Google is temporarily offering a great deal on its superior Nexus 5X smart phone and Project Fi wireless service, offering hundreds of dollars in savings when you buy both.
The Google Nexus 5X is an LG-made smart phone handset that provides solid build quality, a pure Android 6 software experience, and reasonable pricing.
In a big day that was partially ruined by leaks, Google announced two new Nexus-branded Android handsets, a new Pixel C tablet, and new Chromecast devices.
This year, Google needs to get Nexus right, avoiding the double-whammy of disappointment it offered last year. Early indications are that it will do so.