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Galaxy Nexus Review

Galaxy Nexus Review

A new Nexus is a big deal in Android land, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has plenty to live up to. As close to an official Googlephone as we ever get, they demonstrate not just how Android's creators think smartphone development should progress, but set the benchmark by which the platform as a whole is compared to rivals like the iPhone. The Galaxy Nexus brings with it Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and some of Samsung's finest hardware: do the two add up to the best smartphone on the market today? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Galaxy Nexus Permanent Root accessed, painless process revealed

Galaxy Nexus Permanent Root accessed, painless process revealed

When we talk about gigantic releases of smartphones, the hero phone line for Google's mobile OS Android, otherwise known as Nexus, has its name up there with the iPhone - and now the newest family member, the Galaxy Nexus, has had its heart unlocked with a full permanent root, its body now ready for hacks galore. There are methods for rooting a device (known as jailbreaking on iOS) that are not permanent, going away once the device is restarted, but this is the good kind - this kind sticks. This is the second of two methods that have been revealed thus far to the public by your kind and gentle developer underground, this one much easier than the first, especially for those of you who've never before done such a thing.

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Galaxy Nexus benchmarks show device to be near Galaxy S II

Galaxy Nexus benchmarks show device to be near Galaxy S II

This week and throughout the next we'll be continuing to explore the many facets of the Galaxy Nexus both inside and out, this newest post showing off the power of the device running this vanilla version of Ice Cream Sandwich with some benchmark tests. You'll see CF-Bench, Linpack, Quadrant Advanced, and SunSpider (web browser test). Each of the tests run in their own app from the market while SunSpider runs in the native WebKit web browser that comes with the device. Will this newest Samsung device outdo the Galaxy S II, or will it prove to be less of a powerhouse than Samsung's hottest selling space-themed handset?

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Steve Wozniak poses with his new Galaxy Nexus at Google Building 44

Steve Wozniak poses with his new Galaxy Nexus at Google Building 44

It would appear that aside from those here in the United States that dropped a mint on an internationally shipped Galaxy Nexus and those of you living in the UK where they're already in stores, it's just the publishers who were amongst the lucky to review the device and none other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak who now have Google's next hero phone in hand. For today, just one day after the UK launch of the Ice Cream Sandwich device, Woz was invited to have a Galaxy Nexus bestowed upon him along with a lovely Android 4.0 t-shirt. And there was much rejoicing.

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Galaxy Nexus Unboxing and Hands-on

Galaxy Nexus Unboxing and Hands-on

Could the Galaxy Nexus be the most anticipated Android phone of the holiday season? It certainly has some strong competition, with the DROID RAZR and HTC Rezound doing their level best to muscle into the market ahead of the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone's arrival. Still, Samsung's smartphone - and the third device to wear the official Nexus branding - has plenty to differentiate it, not just Android 4.0. The HSPA+ model has arrived on the SlashGear test bench; read on for our first impressions.

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Galaxy Nexus launch day blunders

Galaxy Nexus launch day blunders

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus went on sale in the UK this morning, but retailer Phones 4U's exclusivity period hasn't gone entirely smoothly. The first in line this morning to buy the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone - promptly tweeted out by Samsung UK - actually received a device running what was apparently a test ROM, Engadget reports, and had to return to have his phone exchanged. Meanwhile, Phones 4U has confirmed to us that, while no mention of SIM-free handset sales is made on the company's site, the Galaxy Nexus is available unlocked and off-contract; in fact, we believe more unlocked devices than contract devices have been sold today.

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Galaxy Nexus hits the FCC, Verizon launch incoming

Galaxy Nexus hits the FCC, Verizon launch incoming

This week the next Google hero phone Galaxy Nexus, as manufactured by Samsung, can be seen passing through the FCC with 4G LTE capabilities, this signaling that the impending launch of said phone might not be too far off. As you know we've gotten more than one hands-on experience with this device already, once in Hong Kong and another time in London where we got to compare it to the other Samsung hero coming up: the Galaxy Note. We can expect a release date for this device to be something soon, more than likely inside November.

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Will you buy a Galaxy Nexus? Our poll says YES, you will!

Will you buy a Galaxy Nexus? Our poll says YES, you will!

We've had a poll up on the front page of SlashGear since the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong on the 18th of October, and from what the 16,700+ of you voters have said, it looks like this device is going to be a big seller! Of course the second in line option for this poll was "No, I don't like Android," this leading us to believe that you iPhone users out there aren't about to switch over to the other platform, even IF it's the next-generation hero for both Google and Samsung. The rest of you participants have got your reservations, seeking one of four options as far as why you've either got no Nexus in your future or need a bit more information on the release.

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Galaxy Nexus uses fortified glass, not Corning Gorilla Glass

Galaxy Nexus uses fortified glass, not Corning Gorilla Glass

Though Corning's Gorilla Glass has all but dominated the review circuit when it comes to must-have features on mobile devices over the past year, it appears that Samsung and Google have opted for a different solution for their next hero device, the Galaxy Nexus. This device will play host to Google's next-generation mobile OS Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is set to have a host of powerful features that make it a force to be reckoned with. Corning has assured the public that lo, and alas, the Galaxy Nexus does not have Gorilla Glass sitting on its front.

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