Google rolled out an update for its older devices to Android 8.1 Oreo, but it's the last OS update for some. The Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Google Pixel tablet, all from 2015, won't get a taste of Android P.
Google March 8, 2018
Only the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a portrait mode, leaving older, still-capable devices lacking the neat camera trick. An app called Camera NX solves that problem.
Apps/Software January 2, 2018
The Nexus 5X launched with just 2 GB of RAM on board, but it supports twice that amount. One user who sent their Nexus 5X to the repair shop to fix the bootloop issue got it back with an upgraded 4 GB of RAM, and it works just fine.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 18, 2017
After updating to Android 7.1.2 Nougat, owners of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones encountered issues with the fingerprint sensor. Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X owners are also impacted.
Apps/Software April 15, 2017
The fingerprint gestures of the Google Pixel have been among the most requested features among Nexus users, and the Nexus 5X finally gets the treat with Android 7.1.2. Nexus 5X beta testers can now swipe on the fingerprint scanner to see or hide notifications.
Apps/Software February 3, 2017
The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P might get Google Assistant when the next 'major' update rolls out, but it's still just a rumor at this point, and it's probably not Android 7.1.2.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 3, 2017
Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X owners who have updated their phones to Android 7.1.1 Nougat complained of in-car Bluetooth connectivity issues. After they connect, irrespective of car models, the Bluetooth connection gets disconnected just after few seconds.
Apps/Software January 13, 2017
Nexus 6P owners are complaining about their devices getting bricked after updating to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Google has previously stated that it is already investigating this issue but some fear it is no longer interested in developing a fix because of the small number of users affected.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 26, 2016
Project Fi is Google’s answer to a cheap mobile network service that boasts a wide coverage and faster speeds than its field competitors. Here how to set it up.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 25, 2016
Nexus 6P and Nexus 5x devices in the beta program are finally getting Android 7.1.1. The update is rolling out now over the air and users already report receiving it.
Apps/Software December 21, 2016
Redditor CharaNalaar was able to get the Daydream VR platform running on his Nexus 5X through a relatively simple process. It looks like the same method can be applied to all Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones, but should you do it?
Google December 13, 2016
Nexus owners will find a reason to be happy this December. Vodafone Australia has now confirmed that Android 7.1 Nougat, alongside security patches for December, will roll out to a handful of Nexus devices beginning Dec. 6.
Apps/Software November 26, 2016
LG can't fix the Nexus 5X bootloop issue because a part necessary for the repair is out of stock. To make it up to customers, LG is issuing full refunds for affected Nexus 5X units.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 25, 2016
Google has pushed out the second developer preview for Android 7.1. The update is largely geared for developers to test out their applications before the official, consumer version releases in December.
Apps/Software November 22, 2016
It's possible that the night mode feature will make a comeback for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in the future. Someone from Google has indirectly confirmed that it's slated for a future release, possibly once the official Android 7.1 build rolls out.
Apps/Software November 12, 2016
Google is currently evaluating whether to bring the fingerprint scanner gesture to its previous flagships, the Nexus 5X and 6P. The feature allows users to swipe the fingerprint scanner in order to bring up the notification panel.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 2, 2016
Google Pixel and Nexus mobile devices are showing problems when pairing with various cars. Bluetooth connectivity issues might have to do with the hardware or software, and Google is investigating.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 29, 2016
Google has launched the Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview for the Nexus 5X, the Nexus 6P and the Pixel C. Other Android devices will gain access to the preview version by next month.
Google October 20, 2016
The Pixel comes with Google Camera v4.2, an updated version of the app that takes advantage of the powerful camera hardware of the smartphone. Developers on XDA have modified the app to bring the Pixel-exclusive software to other devices.
Google October 17, 2016
Google has removed all traces of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P from its own store. Now that the company has officially unveiled Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the main focus for now rests at its Google-branded flagship smartphones.
Google October 5, 2016
If you've been wondering how Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones would compare in design to other popular devices, we've got you covered. You can compare the upcoming devices with that of its predecessors and popular Android smartphones.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 30, 2016
Android 7.0 Nougat may have brought along a new set of remarkable features. But the new Android OS version is also believed to be causing problems in the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 29, 2016
Android 7.0 Nougat software update for the Google Nexus 5X could cause a bootloop issue. The rebooting problem cannot be fixed with an over-the-air software release.
Apps/Software September 22, 2016
Google is apparently set to release the Android 7.0 Nougat software update for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones on Monday, Aug. 22. The update will be an over-the-air one and be pushed out in phases.
Apps/Software August 22, 2016
If you prefer a more compact smartphone and want to always have the latest version of Android, the unlocked 32 GB Nexus 5X, which is currently priced at $399, is on sale for the lowest price we've seen, $239.99.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 29, 2016
If you're looking for a great deal on a Nexus smartphone, you can score the Nexus 5X for $269.99 on eBay compared to Google's current $399.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 21, 2016
If you are searching for a midrange smartphone to buy, your options include OnePlus' latest smartphone OnePlus 3 and Google's Nexus 5X. Take a closer look at how each device compares to one another.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 20, 2016
You can score the 32 GB unlocked Nexus 5X for $274.99 for a limited time. The same handset currently sells on Google's store for $399.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 7, 2016
Fitbit released a neat new update for its Android app, and Nexus 6P and 5X owners are in for a cool treat. The app can now automatically track basic activity data even without a dedicated wearable, and it won't drain your smartphone's battery.
Apps/Software May 19, 2016
The Google Nexus 5X made by LG is one of the best mid-range smartphones on the market, and it's now available at one of its lowest price points yet. The smartphone is now just $240 on eBay, unlocked and brand new, but there's also a catch or two.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 29, 2016
The smartphone market is replete with handsets running on the Android platform. The Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Moto X Pure Edition, LG G4 and more are some of the best Android smartphones that can be purchased for under $500.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 25, 2016
The iPhone SE is the latest Apple smartphone but many people may not like the handset. The LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Nexus 5X are some great alternatives to the iPhone SE.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 9, 2016
An eBay listing is selling the international H791 model of the Nexus 5X for only $229.99, which is a good price for the smartphone. There are only limited quantities available for the device though, so interested customers should hurry in taking advantage of the offer.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 7, 2016
Some users of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X report that the fingerprint scanner of these phones started failing after receiving the March security update. Users took to Google+ and Reddit to vent their frustrations about the problem.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 19, 2016
Google has released the Nexus 5X update, which comes packed with a cool color temperature toggle plus other performance tweaks. Here's how to enable this option.
Apps/Software March 18, 2016
Google is now offering the Nexus 5X for its Project Fi service at a discount. The smartphone is on sale for $199 for the 16 GB model and $249 for the 32 GB option with activation.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 18, 2016
Amazon is offering unlocked 32 GB LG Nexus 5X smartphones for only $333.90. These handsets come with all the premiere features of the Nexus 5X and can be used with any U.S. or international carriers.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 16, 2016
People looking to buy a new smartphone can check out Google's discount offers on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P available on the Google Store. The deals on these phones will last through March 27.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 12, 2016
Google just started to send an OTA update for the LG Nexus 5X, and Nexus fans are keeping their fingers crossed. Should the update fix a particular stability issue, the Nexus 5X could become the best midrange Android phone.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 9, 2016
The Google Nexus 5X is up for $199, but there's a small catch: you need to activate it with Project Fi. First things first, the wireless service is great. Second, that's a significant $150 discount. What all this means is that it's a sweet deal any way you look at it.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 8, 2016
An eBay seller is now offering a $110 discount for the Nexus 5X. Customers can now grab the phone for only $270 for a limited time only.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2016
Motorola’s Chief Marketing Officer, Adrienne Hayes, spoke about the formative experience of working on Google’s Nexus 6. The partnership with the search engine company caused the product to flop, and the blame is shared equally by Motorola and Google.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2016
Smartphones have a variety of uses today, such as video game devices, personal assistants and mini-computers. For users looking to take advantage of 4K video recording capabilities, here are the best smartphones to choose from.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 12, 2016
Nexus 5X goes up against Honor 5X and OnePlus X in the overcrowded smartphone market. Which of these three midrange phones will win?
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 1, 2016
Google has just cut the price of its Nexus 5X, which will soon be rivaled by Apple's 4-inch iPhone 5se. The new prices are $299 for the 16 GB model and $349 for the 32 GB option.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 27, 2016