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Google I/O Event Wishlist: What We Want (And What We'll Get)

This Thursday (Australian time) is one of Google’s biggest days of the year: Google I/O! And along with fancy developer seminars with enticing names like “open-source technologies from the Hadoop ecosystem as part of your Cloud toolkit”, we’re also going to get some Fun Announcements. Here’s what we’re expecting, what we’re hoping for, and what’ll have to wait.


This Might Be Volantis, HTC's 9-Inch Nexus Tablet

Briefly: Android Police just published renders and specs on a rumoured nine-inch HTC Nexus tablet. With an 8.9-inch, 2048 x 1440 display, Tegra K1 processor and zero-gap aluminium body, Android Police’s intel says the device, named Volantis, will launch later this year at $US400 for 16GB. Though it might not look exactly like the render above.


How Amazon's Fire Phone Compares To Its Toughest Competition

Amazon’s long-rumoured Fire Phone is finally here, folks! It has a crazy face-tracking 3D display that knows the position of your head at all times and a scanner that identifies (and helps you buy) just about anything. But funky features aside, how does The Everything Store’s phone stack up to the major competition? Let’s find out.


Foxtel Go Now Works On The Google Nexus 5

If you’re a Foxtel subscriber, but don’t have an iPhone or Samsung gadget, there’s a light on the horizon. The first non-Samsung, non-Apple phone to receive access to Foxtel Go is the Google Nexus 5; hopefully this means more open Android access is imminent.


Why Google Might Just Kill The Nexus Dead

Since its inception, Google’s Nexus line has been a showcase for pure, untouched Android in some of the finest hardware available. It’s produced probably the best Android phone yet. And Google would be crazy not to kill it.


Watch Every Single Nexus Phone Speed-Tested At The Same Time

The Nexus 5 is here, and it’s the best Android can offer. But the Nexus line has come a long long way from its beginnings back in 2010, both in design and performance. How far? See for yourself.


Watch The Entire History Of Nexus Phones In Just Three Seconds

The Nexus 5 is finally here, and it looks lovely. But it was a long road to Nexus 5 greatness, and with this GIF from the folks at GadgetLove, you can speed down it in just three seconds.


Nexus 5 Review: The Best Android Can Offer (Especially For The Price)

This year, after having leaked more than a shot-up sieve, the long-awaited Nexus 5 is here with Android 4.4 (KitKat) in tow. It’s most definitely one of the best phones you can buy, even if it doesn’t quite meet its inflated expectations.


Rumour: Google's Nexus 8 Tablet May Be Hiding In Plain Sight Online

A few rumours suggested Google might be planning an 8-inch Nexus tablet earlier this year, but nothing came of it. We got the new Nexus 7 and were happy about it. However, this pic may show the next slightly bigger thing being used by a Google promotional person. Nexus 8, anyone?


How The Nexus 5 Compares To Its Toughest Smartphone Competition

Finally, the long-awaited Nexus 5 has arrived in the form of five inches of pure, unfiltered Android just the way Google always intended. That all sounds nice, but as Google’s flagship response to other big dogs like the iPhone 5s and Lumia 1020, does the refreshed Nexus have the specs to keep up with the competition (at least one paper)? We put together the comparison charts below to find out.