An appreciation for the Nexus 4, the little smartphone that could

I didn't like the Nexus 4 when it came out about a year ago. No LTE? Not for me! But now that you can no longer buy it, I have a new appreciation of what it was. A good little smartphone at a fantastic price. Will the Nexus 5 give us the same and more? I sure hope so.

Google is "out of inventory" on the Nexus 4, in both the $200 8GB and $250 16GB versions. It's been that way for about a month, with The Verge having reported a source saying it won't … Read more

Nexus 5 said to be 'half the price' of the iPhone 5S

The hype and rumors we're hearing around the upcoming Nexus 5, expected from LG and Google later this month, is that it could instantly become the new Android phone to beat. But the latest whisperings hint that it could also give the iPhone 5S a run for its money when it comes to how much of your money you have to shell out for one.

TechRadar says a "source familiar with Google" has told the site that the successor to the popular but LTE-less Nexus 4 will ship in the latter part of October and cost "half the price" of the iPhone 5S.… Read more

Rumor Has It: Nexus 5 could one up the Chromecast

This week's show focuses on something that's not Apple related. Imagine that.

A new log that was leaked from what is presumably the Nexus 5 confirms a million things that we already knew about the phone, but also gives us a little more information.

Facebook pulls a Twitter, and tries to convince TV networks that people "liking" TV shows on the site is a boon for ratings. The bottom line for Facebook? More ad dollars, of course.

And finally, Nokia might have a cool little app up its sleeve, called Storyteller.

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Googlicious. The show where everything Google is 'So Delicious'

I'm excited to launch an all-new show that you'll only be able to find right here on CNET called "Googlicious." It's everything going on inside, around, and about the world of Google.

Android fans? We got you. Google Glass Explorers? There's something to see here. YouTube trolls? We always take care of you.

"Googlicious" will cover the latest news, rumors, tips, tricks, and how-tos and big Google events and announcements. Plus, you can count on a few wacky signature segments like "My First...with Google Glass" and many, many more.… Read more

Nexus 5 log tips wireless charging, Miracast, themes

The flow rate of Nexus 5 leaks is rapidly accelerating as we near an inevitable reveal. The latest come in the form of a log file that confirms much of what we've already heard in terms of specs, but brings a few new surprises.

The log appears to confirm previous suspicions that the new pure Google phone will come with the necessary guts for wireless charging, as previously revealed in FCC filings.

Also found in the log, which MyCE obtained and combed through for us, is a reference to Miracast. This Android mirroring technology allows you to wirelessly "throw" your Android screen to a TV. … Read more

Nexus 5 could be the new Android phone to beat

It still isn't quite official just yet, but a growing Great Lake of leaks points to a powerful new Nexus 5 that will hold its own against the iPhone 5S and other top Android phones.

A few leaked benchmark tests have the Nexus 5 scoring at the head of the class in graphics performance. The Nexus 5 is expected to pack an Adreno 330 GPU, and according to GFXBench's data (as parsed by Phone Arena), it should perform on par with the GPU in the new iPhone 5S. It also outperforms the Sony Xperia Z1 and, perhaps most interestingly, the LG G2, which the Nexus 5 is rumored to be based on.… Read more

Microsoft eyeing smaller Surface tablet

Microsoft is planning a fresh new Surface tablet that would constitute a departure from the 10-inch designs to date.

The tablet, if it comes to fruition, is expected to have a 7.5-inch display, Rhoda Alexander, director, Tablet and Monitor Research at IHS iSuppli, told CNET. That jibes with NPD DisplaySearch data provided to CNET in May.

Alexander says her information shows it's an RT tablet with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a 1,400x1,050 resolution display.

Another possible feature -- though not confirmed by either IHS or DisplaySearch -- could be 3G/4G capability. That would … Read more

Next-gen Nexus 10 could come from Asus not Samsung

A new report apparently confirms early speculation that Google may tap Asus as the hardware maker for the next generation Nexus 10 tablet.

Although much of the Nexus buzz currently centers around predicting the LG Nexus 4 successor, we should also remember that the Nexus 10 is also due for a refresh. While Samsung was once thought as a shoo-in for the title, it's possible that Google may have given the task to Asus.

According to a new leak from PC World UK's internal inventory system, which was tweeted via tipster @Rage06, the "Google Asus Nexus 10&… Read more

Verizon: Google Nexus 7 LTE support is coming. Really

Verizon subscribers unable to activate the LTE version of the Google Nexus 7 may just have to be patient a while longer.

Owners of the new tablet who tried to activate it on Verizon this week ran into a roadblock. The carrier doesn't support the device for activation even though the Nexus 7 is technically compatible with its 4G LTE network.

Verizon also managed to fan the flames by telling disgruntled Nexus 7 owner and tech blogger Jeff Jarvis via Twitter: "I'm excited you got your Nexus 7 but not all LTE tablets are created equal. It'… Read more

Nexus 5 due in October with Android 4.4 KitKat, says report

The Moto X and iPhone 5S are finally here, but what remaining superphone on the horizon should early adopters and anxious upgraders still consider waiting for?

The answer: a Nexus 5 made by LG that will drop next month, if a report from Digitimes on Wednesday is to be believed.

The Taiwan-based site and its supply chain sources seem to be further confirming what's now been suspected for several weeks -- a Nexus 5 is just around the corner. … Read more