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The latest rumor has indicated that Google might not release a new Nexus tablet this year and may instead go ahead with two smartphones allegedly made by LG and Huawei.
As part of Google's latest quarterly report, the company's chief financial officer revealed that a portion of its earnings were impacted by a "decline" in revenues from its Nexus range.
The Google Store is the new home for the company's latest and greatest devices, which have now been removed from its Play Store - but it seems that its Nexus 5 has finally reached the end of the road.
The newest version of Google's mobile OS is now rolling out to Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices. It brings bug fixes and new features such as Device Protection, HD voice support and dual SIM capabilities.
Google's Nexus program is set to get a new manufacturer as a latest rumour has revealed that the next smartphone will be made by a Chinese OEM with a probable launch in the second half of the year.
After Google confirmed that production of its Nexus 5 had ended in December, the device disappeared from its Play Store - but it's now available to buy again, albeit temporarily, and at full price.
From free music and festive deals, to Lenovo's global recall, Flight Sim's return, the end of the Nexus 5 and the cheapest Windows Phone ever, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
Google has confirmed that production of the Nexus 5 has ended, and with limited stocks remaining at various retailers, it won't be long before the device is completely sold out.
You might be waiting for the Android 5.0 update to show up on your device but that OS version is already old news as the newer 5.0.1 bug-fixing build has started to show up on AOSP and Nexus images.
Security researchers, developers and hackers tried their luck in exploiting various devices and OS(s) in HP's annual Pwn2Own event. A prize pool of $425,000 was distributed among the winners.
Google says that "dessert is served", as it announces that it has started rolling out a delicious treat to owners of its Nexus devices, in the form of the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
From Windows news and Android 5.0, to a bunch of Apple devices, Surface, Xbox and PS4 updates, stuff on fire, and Bono, we take a look back at highlights from the week's top tech coverage on Neowin.
Manufacturers are starting to detail their plans to roll out Lollipop to existing devices, including Sony, HTC, Motorola and NVIDIA, and more info has emerged on when Nexus devices will be updated.
Android 5.0 has been announced, although not all devices will get the new OS. Google's Nexus range will get the update first - but just which Nexus devices will actually get a lick of the Lollipop?
Previously known as 'the L release', Google has today announced Android 5.0 Lollipop, which will launch on a trio of new devices first, before heading to the Nexus 5, 7 and 10 "in the coming weeks".
An image, which is said to show HTC's new Nexus 9, has been revealed - just ten days before Google is supposedly due to officially unveil the device, alongside the Nexus 6 handset from Motorola.
A video of Android L running on the Samsung Galaxy S5 has leaked online, showing off the yet to be launched Android update skinned with Samsung's own TouchWiz UI on top.
Google is reportedly planning to change Android's distribution terms for vendors in order to push more in-house apps on devices, that already are filled with redundant apps and features.
The long-awaited Nexus 9 tablet, built by HTC, and Nexus 6 handset, from Motorola, are said to be launching on October 15 or 16, followed shortly after by the rollout of Android L to other devices.
HTC is getting ready to launch its Nexus 9 tablet, expected sometime next month. The Nexus 9 is the result of a partnership between HTC and Google aimed at replicating the Nexus 7's previous success.
Android fans are eagerly awaiting the next Nexus device from Google. Luckily, a new device has popped up on a benchmarking site that could indicate what the device might entail upon release.
Some have claimed that the upcoming Android Silver program will mean the end of Nexus, but Google says that is "totally wrong", adding that "it wouldn't make sense" to stop making Nexus devices.
Screenshots of the next version of Android with a redesigned status bar and Chrome interface have appeared online; a notification for the rumored new 'L' feature is also visible as well.
A minor Android update is rolling out to Nexus devices today with version number 4.4.4, after making a surprise appearance on the Google Factory Images webpage yesterday.
Some owners of Nexus devices are reporting numerous issues and bugs since updating to Android 4.4.3, the latest version of the OS, which is intended to fix bugs and improve stability and performance.
Shipments of Microsoft's Surface tablets in the UK rose by 27.1% year on year in Q1 2014, pushing them ahead of Google's Nexus tablets, but both are well behind the market leaders, Apple and Samsung.
According to the latest leak, the Android Silver program and devices will launch in February of next year. This corroborates earlier rumors that predicted a similar timeline for Google's new handsets.
Google has launched the Google Now launcher for all Nexus and Google Play Edition devices running Android 4.4 KitKat, bringing a revamped homescreen and application drawer in addition to Google Now.
Rumors from suppliers in Asia are suggesting Google will launch a new Nexus 8 tablet in a couple of months which will feature an 8-inch screen and all the latest bells and whistles under the hood.
The Chitika online ad network has released a new report, based on ad impressions data from the U.S. and Canada, that shows the Surface family of tablets experienced growth during the holiday period.
A photo of LG's newest consumer product, the 'LG Lifeband Touch', has been leaked a week ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by an inside source on Twitter.
A major UK consumer group is calling foul over companies charging huge sums for internal storage upgrades for popular devices with some, such as Google and Apple, marking up prices by up to 1000%.
Google has once again managed to deliver an astonishing package for an unbelievable price tag. The Snapdragon 800 SoC, 5" IPS display and LTE could be well suited to a handset nearly twice the price.
An image from Google's promotional website for Android 4.4 KitKat has exposed an unannounced Nexus tablet with a modified design and is believed to be an 8-inch variant of the pure Google device
Google has not revealed the Nexus 5 yet, but the rumors have generated a lot of buzz around the Android smartphone which is now claimed to be available from the Play Store starting 31st October
If you are a fan of Google's Nexus line of phones, the Nexus 5 is now showing up in the Google Play store for $349 and could be announced tomorrow.
In a long string of Nexus-related leaks over the past month, high-resolution renders of the new phone have been leaked, which show redesigned icons in Android 4.4 among other details.
One of many features expected to arrive with Android 4.4 KitKat later this year, is a revamped launcher, with a variety of new features and a rebrand as the 'Google Experience' launcher.
A video has been uploaded to YouTube showing off the Nexus 5 running KeyLimePie, an early build of Android 4.4 (KitKat) just a few days before the (rumored) official announcement on Tuesday.
With the 2013 Nexus 7, my opinion has completely changed. The device is wonderfully constructed, and gives no indication of its affordability. It's thin, it's comfortable, it's light, and...
Photos of a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 KitKat have started making the rounds on the internet just as the Nexus 4 has been marked "out of inventory" from the US Google Play Store.
Google announced that its Nexus 7 tablet with built-in 4G LTE is now available through the Google Play Store for $349 and currently comes with a special deal from T-Mobile for monthly data.
An unannounced Nexus device with a large camera lens was spotted in Google's video of the unveiling of the Android KitKat statue shortly before the footage was taken down.
Android is apparently set to receive yet another software update this year with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie having been discovered running on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices.
Signal loss, continuous reboot loops, application bugs and battery life issues are just a few of the problems reported hours after the latest Android firmware 4.3, was released earlier this week.
It's the weekend, so that means whenever we can, we'll feature a review done by one of our members. Today, Neowin is proud to present a community review of the new Nexus N7.
Google seems to already be hard at work with Samsung to bring users the next Nexus 10 tablet. The device may only get a slight bump in specs and launch in October alongside Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie.
The much awaited refresh to the Google Nexus 7 series has finally been officially announced. Having been leaked previously over and over, the specs confirm what most already know.
Invites for a Google event led by the head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, are being issued. The heavily leaked Android 4.3 update will likely be officially announced alongside Chrome updates.