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All The Important Nexus And Chromecast News Google Announced Today

Today, Google held an event to announce its newest Nexus hardware. While we’re still waiting on Australian pricing and release dates, it wasn’t all about the phones. Here are some of the most important and interesting things Google shared today.

Briefly: Nexus 5 Rumours, Cauliflower Pizza, Halo 5 Intro

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Delicious low-carb pizza recipe, Nexus 5 rumour roundup, Halo 5’s stunning video game intro.

The Nexus 6's Performance Crippled By A Feature You Can't Disable

It’s not an unreasonable expectation that a new phone should be faster than its predecessor and in the case of the Nexus 6, it’s definitely a more powerful device than the Nexus 5. Unfortunately, a decision by Google with Android 5.0, also known as “Lollipop”, the gadget isn’t running anywhere near as quickly as it should, according to tech review site Anandtech.

Nexus 6 Is Official, Australian Pre-Orders In November [Updated]

Google’s much-rumoured Nexus 6 Android phone is now official. The 5.96-inch phone, produced by Motorola, will be one of the first devices to run Android Lollipop (Android 5.0, previously known as Android L). The big question is: when will Australians see it?

Pick Up Nexus 10 From eBay For $323

Much like smartphones, tablets are fast becoming a must-have device, rather than a pleasant novelty. The problem, then, is deciding which one to buy, considering all the different brands, dimensions and hardware configurations. A solid choice is Google’s Nexus 10, which you can pick up right now from the US for $323.

Bright Red Google Nexus 5 On Sale In Australia

Google’s initial Nexus 5 phone shipments sold out very quickly when the Android device was released last November. Will the new “bright red” variant that goes on sale today sell equally fast?

Briefly: English Broadband Reaches 1.4TB Per Second, Nexus 7 For $249, Huge Bookworld Sale

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers: English broadband hits highest speed ever, 30% off all books at Bookworld, Bing Lee sells 32GB Nexus 7 Tablet 2013 model for $249.

Ask LH: What Kind Of Wireless Charger Does My Nexus Need?

Hey Lifehacker, Can I use any Qi wireless charger with my Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, or are there specific specifications (such as voltage and amperage) I need to match?

Briefly: Nexus 5 On Telstra, 40% Off Priceline Cosmetics, PS4 Vs. Xbox One

Brief news items for Lifehacker readers including: Get 40 per cent off all cosmetics at Priceline, Nexus 5 comes to Telstra on contract, PS4 and Xbox One consoles compared.

Android KitKat Rolling Out To Nexus 7 And 10 Tablets

Android KitKat isn’t just for Nexus 5 owners anymore. Updates for the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets have begun to be pushed out.

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