One of the hottest new phones of the year is undoubtedly the Motorola-made Google Nexus 6. Its high-end specs and Android 5.0 preinstalled appeal to a great many folks, and we are thrilled to see our Nexus 6 section in the forums taking off so fast.
We plan to get a Nexus 6 in the office for a full hands-on preview and Q&A session on the new super-phablet. We want to find out what you folks would like to know the most regarding the next Nexus. We thought it would be cool and useful to get some direct feedback from you. That way, once we work up a full breakdown of the device, you can get a feel for it before you shell out your hard earned dollars, just in case you have a backup device in mind.
To that end, please post any and all questions you have about the Nexus 6 in this thread. Once we get our hands on one, we will fill out the Nexus 6 Q&A thread with all of the answers we can come up with. Your questions could be about anything: the general feel of the phone, any technical glitches, performance, battery life, or anything you can come up with.
We want to fill our hands-on Nexus 6 content with the highest volume of useful info for our members!
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SwiftKey Keyboard app for Android device is one of the bestselling products in Google Play, topping as bestseller in 2012 and 2013.
SwiftKey’s newest update, launching today, promises to ramp up the app’s performance. The developers targeted making the keyboard more responsive when typing, to the tune of a claimed 10 to 18 % performance increase; it also pops up and disappears from the screen faster than before, and refreshes quicker when switching between different forms. Additionally, SwiftKey has expanded its number of supported languages to 81 by adding Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali, Sinhala.
Wugfresh Nexus Root Toolkit is by far the easiest way to flash stock images and root your nexus devices. Today Wugfresh has added support for the Nexus 6. The toolkit is also loaded with lots of other options like the ability to unlock and lock your bootloader, ability to flash a custom recovery, ability to backup and restore your device, push and pull files, and the list goes on and on. The toolkit also has support for Android Lollipop on a large handful of other device such as pretty much every Nexus device, and there is even support for the OnePlus One coming soon! Head to the link below for the download.
If you are like me then as soon as you receive your new phone you are already itching to root it. This is what I love about a Nexus device. You can root it right out of the box pretty easily unlike with OEM skinned devices that often take months to receive a root method. Yesterday developer "Chainfire" released CF-Auto-Root for the Nexus 6. This allows you to root your device without replacing the stock recovery. You do have to be bootloader unlocked however. Simply download the root file for your device from the link below, and then double click the root-windows.bat file to launch the rooting script.
If you are ready to start flashing stuff on your shiny new Nexus 6 you'll be happy to know that developer "DeesTroy" and the TWRP team have released Team Win Recovery Project for the Nexus 6! Installing it is super easy. If you are already rooted you can just download the image and flash it with an app like "Flashify". If you aren't rooted you will need to boot your phone into bootloader mode, drop the recovery image in your folder containing your fastboot and adb files, then open a command prompt from within that folder and type "fastboot flash recovery "nameofrecovery". Next just scroll over to recovery boot option from the bootloader menu using volume up or down and press power to select. This is fully working and the first thing I would recommend you do is create a full nandroid backup. This way you can always get back to stock easily if you mess something up. Head to the link below for the download.
I'm not a huge gamer when it comes to mobile gaming at least. However I saw a friend of mine playing Retry, and figured I had to give it a shot. It turns out that this game is super addictive, as addictive as flappy bird. The mechanics of the game are also similar in that you tap the screen to keep the plane in the air. There are several "retry" points on any given course. You can spend your coins to unlock the retry point. If you make it to the retry point and buy it you can start from that point in the course rather than starting from the beginning of the course if you mess up before reaching the finish line. The concept of the game is pretty intriguing. If you run out of coins you can also purchase packs of coins, but they are easy enough to grab while playing that you shouldn't ever need to buy any coins.
If you brick your Nexus device no worries you can always just flash the stock image! The first thing I like to do when i receive my new device, as you all know by now, is to root it! I grabbed the proper twrp recovery and flashed that to my device then i installed the latest beta supersu by "chainfire" which was supposed to work on Android Lollipop without issue, but it turns out i ended up in a bootloop. No worries i proceeded to the Google Android stock images page and downloaded my stock image for the Nexus 6. After extracting the images i ended up with a few files. Normally you should be able to just double click the flash-all.bat file which should launch a script to automatically flash the stock image. However the script flashed the bootloader and radio with no issues and then errored out when it tried to flash the system.img stating that the image doesn't exist. The image is there, but you will have to manually flash it.
You need the SDK Installed, once installed extract the system.image into the "platform-tools" folder. You will see a file labeled "image-shame.xxxxx.zip" extract that, open the extracted file and copy and paste the 6 files into the platform-tools folder. You will need to open a command prompt and cd into the platform-tools directory. Boot your phone into bootloader mode "from power off state hold volumedown+power". Then plug your phone into your PC. You will then need to issue a series of commands.
The first few Amazon customers to get invites to purchase the first slate of discounted Amazon Echo devices have started receiving their email invites. One of our DroidForums HQ family members was lucky enough to be one of the first with an invite. Her Amazon Echo invite hit her in-box two days ago, and she already ordered it. The device has already shipped and should arrive on her doorstep either today or tomorrow.
She has graciously offered to let us demo the device, and we plan on sharing a writeup and video hands-on with it early next week. Sound off and let us know if you were one of the lucky few who also received the Amazon Echo invite to buy it for only $99.99.
The Nexus 9 is getting solid reviews around the web, and it seems to be selling well. Google's new high-end tablet will now have a new retailer offering it, and it will be in a way which might make it more affordable for most folks.
T-Mobile will be selling the HTC-made Nexus 9 LTE tablet through their "T-Mobile Underground," which is just a fancy name for their online retail store. The Nexus 9 LTE will be $0 down and 24 monthly installments of $27.08. Here's the full press release,