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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Smartphones

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Smartphones

In the smartphone universe you're going to have some sorting to do starting with the carrier your gift receiver is working with. More than likely you're a parent or a significant other if you're purchasing a smartphone on-contract for that special someone, this meaning you've got a fair understanding of which carrier they'll be working with. After that, it's all about finding the best device for them based on their specific wants and needs.

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A Google plan to kill carriers with WiFi is all too believable

A Google plan to kill carriers with WiFi is all too believable

Could you live your mobile life on WiFi? Attempts to ween users off of expensive, subsidized smartphone deals have been more successful this year than every before; word earlier today that Google had acquired a WiFi hotspot company - and which later turned out to be false - was believable in part because the search company is a prime candidate for ousting cellular from the mobile equation. The ICOA deal may be fake, but Google's appetite to ditch the traditional carriers and strike out more or less alone isn't new.

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Google grabs ICOA WiFi hotspot specialist [Update: Or maybe not]

Google grabs ICOA WiFi hotspot specialist [Update: Or maybe not]

Google has snapped up ICOA Inc., a WiFi and wired broadband hotspot specialist providing internet access at airports and other public locations, in what could be another play to bypass traditional carriers. The deal, worth $400m, sees Google acquire more than 1,500 hotspot points across 45 US states, in addition to existing partnerships with other providers including Boingo Wireless and iPass.

Update: Sources close to the situation now tell us that, in fact, the acquisition did not go ahead, and that has been confirmed by ICOA's chairman. It's unclear why the press release was published, and there's no official comment from Google at this time.

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LG: LTE in the Nexus 4 is an evolutionary leftover

LG: LTE in the Nexus 4 is an evolutionary leftover

The LTE modem discovered in the Nexus 4 is an evolutionary leftover akin to an appendix or tailbone, LG has explained, dashing any hopes of a firmware update unlocking future 4G capabilities. Interest was raised when teardowns of the latest Nexus smartphone revealed it had an LTE-capable modem, despite being billed as 3G only; as LG told TechRadar, however, that's just the vestigial remnants of the more advanced - and more expensive - device the Nexus 4 was based upon.

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It should’ve been the HTC Nexus DNA

It should’ve been the HTC Nexus DNA

Beautiful screen, crisp hardware, superlative specifications: if ever a smartphone deserved Google's Nexus branding, the DROID DNA by HTC is probably it. Announced on the same day that LG's Nexus 4 went on sale, the HTC DNA is so impressive a phone that its looming, 5-inch presence even managed to overshadow Google's dire performance with Play store stability as eager Nexus buyers tried to secure a new phone. It's a sign that HTC is taking the smartphone segment as seriously as it really needs to, not only iterating on what's out there today but leading with new, compelling features in an appealing package. So appealing, in fact, that it's hard to escape the feeling that the DNA, not LG's handset, should've been the new Nexus.

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Android 4.2 manual install for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 goes live

Android 4.2 manual install for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 goes live

Google is pushing out Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to Galaxy Nexus owners via an over-the-air update, but if you're impatient there are ways to jump the queue and grab the upgraded OS direct. The firmware for the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus (i.e. not Verizon's LTE-equipped handset) is available to download from Google's servers, for manual flashing. Meanwhile, the v4.2 ROM for the Nexus 7 is also available.

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Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1.2 appears in over-the-air update

Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1.2 appears in over-the-air update

Rejoice all ye owners of the GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus because not only is it time for an Android software update, it's coming the easy way, too - right over the air. All you'll have to do is go into your settings and hit the software update button inside your device info near the bottom of your setting list and bam! There it is, ready to bring you up to an ever-so-slightly changed user interface.

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LG Nexus 4 smartphone launch tipped for October 29th

LG Nexus 4 smartphone launch tipped for October 29th

If you're waiting for the next Nexus smartphone from Google with their own stripped-down version of Android (in whatever iteration they choose to deliver), you'll not be waiting more than a month. A tip from French publication Le Figaro has delivered an inside source with a carrier source they've been speaking with anonymously that the 29th of October will be the availability date for the next-generation LG Nexus 4, with a December release date up for France specifically.

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HTC DROID Incredible X appears certified to take on Verizon Galaxy Note

HTC DROID Incredible X appears certified to take on Verizon Galaxy Note

It would appear that the 5-inch warrior currently code-named DROID Incredible X is showing up certified with Verizon as a big competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. What we're seeing here is the HTC6435LVW, an HTC device also known as the DLX, coming forth with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor with a 5-inch FullHD display and 1.5GB of RAM. This device has also been tipped to be bringing 16GB internal storage (likely one of several choices), a 12 megapixel camera on the back, 2 megapixel camera on the front, and a 2500 mAh battery under the hood as the HTC One X 5.

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