Nexus 6P Gold edition available in the US Google Store and on Best Buy

Nexus 6P launched in November and back then it was available in three colors: Aluminum, Graphite and Frost. The lucky folks in Japan were able to get a Gold edition phone if they chose to, and it was purchasable directly from the Google Store too! Everyone else was jealous and thought they were ripped off a great color! If you are from the US, you too can now own a Nexus 6P clad in gold. You can purchase the device through Best Buy and Google Store.       What makes this 6P version different is its exterior appearance. Everything else is identical to the usual Nexus 6P. You get 32 or 64GB variants which cost $499-549.   The new gold edition version of Nexus should be live in the US starting today. If you really want as 6P dressed in gold, you will have to stay tuned on Google Store and Best Buy because we have a feeling they will be sold out pretty fast!   Source: Google Store  

[Deal alert] Android Central Fa-la-la-liday contest could win you a Nexus device! Find out how below!

The holidays are just around the corners and we all love presents. This is why Android Central made an easy contest where anyone can enter and have a few chances at getting a brand new Nexus 6P or a Nexus 5X. The Fa-la-la-liday contest wants you to follow, visit and interact on the web platform in exchange for getting entry chances. The grand prize for the contest is a Nexus 6P or a Nexus 5X, according to what the winner wants. Other five lucky runners up will get a box full of Android goodies and Android Central promo stuffs just in time for after the holidays. In order to enter the contest you will have to get to the end of the source link provided below and use any or all of the methods you find there. This contest is open until the end of the year, when we will finally know who the lucky guy or gal is. The Fa-la-la-liday contest is open worldwide but if you are not from the US – which is where the prize will be shipped from – you must keep in mind that any additional customs fees and taxes will have to be paid by you. You should also check the phone carrier support availability. Good luck, everyone! Source: AndroidCentral

Android 6.0.1 factory images for Nexus devices available

This morning, Google officially announced that the Android 6.0.1 update will begin rolling out to Nexus devices. This update is the “emoji” OTA everyone has been waiting for since last week. The announcement itself was accompanied by the release of the factory images for those who are not keen on waiting.   Android 6.0.1 is supported by Nexus devices at the moment, including Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 (2013). The update is arriving under the form of build MMB29K for most devices, with Nexus 6P and Nexus Player getting build MMB29M.   Other builds for older Android OS versions have also been released:   6.0.0(MMB29N) for Nexus 6P 5.1.1(LMY48Z) for Nexus 9 LTE 5.1.1(LMY48Z) for Nexus 7 (2013) LTE 5.1.1(LMY48Z) for Nexus 10.   Source: Google Devs factory images, Google Devs binaries

Android 6.0.1 rolling out to Nexus devices – much needed taco emoji included!

A Google official teased an Android update in a Tweet last week and now it is time for Nexus owners to actually see their new emojis. Android 6.0.1 is codenamed the “emoji update” by everyone because its most important changes are more emojis and some changed and upgraded existing emojis. The rollout is already in motion, but it will take a little bit of time to get to all supported nexus devices. The rest of us will have to wait for a little while longer to get the OTA, but it is coming.       Apart from the updated and increased number of emojis, this update brings a new navigation button placement for tablets with back and home on the left and overview on the right, a new “Until next alarm” option when you activate DND and some security updates.       The most sought after new emojis are the taco, the unicorn, a much improved poo emoji with eyes and less stinkyness and the revamped hands in the air emoji.   Android 6.0.1 is supported by Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus Player. If you have a different mobile device, you will have to wait for a little longer to enjoy the taco emoji!   Source: +Nexus  

CyanogenMod 13 nightly support for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

CyanogenMod recently announced support for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, and it’s not any kind of support, it’s CyanogenMod 13 or the Marshmallow 6.0 equivalent. The initial list with devices that will get this OS update support is pretty small at the moment, but CyanogenMod promised to work fast in order to bring more devices on the list as soon as possible.       We are talking about nightly builds at the moment, which means they will not be the most stable of the bunch. But they are a step towards the future and more stability. We do not get any guarantee that the update will be stable or that everything will work fine after flashing. Keep in mind that there are times when a new nightly will break some features or functionality of certain features, while in other cases it may lead to freezing or bootlooping after installation.   Regular users are advised NOT to flash nighlty builds unless they are feeling especially lucky or if they just like to spend hours trying to fix their device if something goes wrong.   CyanogenMod 13 includes some support for features like Wi-Fi calling, which is mostly great for T Mobile users. The nightly builds for Nexus 5X is code named “bullhead”, whereas the code name for the CM 13 for Nexus 6P is “angler”. If you want to try out this version of CM, go ahead and click on the source links below.   Source: Nexus 5X CM, Nexus 6P CM

TWRP decryption support for Nexus 6P added, Nexus 5X support to follow

Team Win Recovery project just released new info regarding the decryption situation on the new Nexus devices. Team Win recently released custom recovery for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, but it didn’t support decryption at the time. Working with the stock software in this circumstance is somewhat hard considering that Google encrypts its OS by default. Now, phone users and ROM flashers can use the latest version of TWRP on their Nexus 6P with encrypted software and they will get decryption support. This brings TWRP on version 2.8.7.1.       If you have a Nexus 5X though, you will have to wait for a little while before you can use TWRP decryption features. After the reveal of the feature for Nexus 6P on Google+, Ethan Yonker, a member of TWRP, announced that they are working on bringing decryption to N 5X as well. Considering how fast they move when it comes to bringing support to flagship phones, N5X users will not have to wait for long.   The latest TWRP build for Nexus 6P can be downloaded from their official repository.   Source: TWRP via AndroidPolice