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Samsung Galaxy Nexus on sale in UK, shipping November

Samsung Galaxy Nexus on sale in UK, shipping November

It appears that the first place to formally offer up the Galaxy Nexus for sale is Phones4u in the UK, complete with shipping date of November 16th. For those of you who are unaware of the world of Android, this Galaxy Nexus device is Google's next hero device, the one to run their next-level mobile operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This device was introduced earlier this month in Hong Kong, China to throngs of ravenous online viewers and a room full of publishers snapping their cameras furiously.

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Motorola offers both Ice Cream Sandwich updates and Bootloader Unlockability

Motorola offers both Ice Cream Sandwich updates and Bootloader Unlockability

Believe it or not, all you lovers of both hacking of Androids and updating of Androids, Motorola has today offered clarification of its future with unlockable bootloaders and updates for its products to no less than Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is Motorola itself that today speaks to the world saying that "without a doubt" the two "hottest topics in [their] world right now" are Ice Cream Sandwich and bootloaders. Imagine that! Having just spoken with Sanjay Jha this past week, I can tell you firsthand that it wasn't the first (and it certainly wasn't the last) time he'd spoken with someone about Motorola's bootloaders and their unlockability as a hot topic.

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / Galaxy Nexus Launch Wrap-up [Videos]

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / Galaxy Nexus Launch Wrap-up [Videos]

We're now a few days out from the first big impact of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as it's launched formally with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong, China, and here we've got a complete wrap-up of the events and the waves that've come after. First we'll get down to brass tacks on what it feels like to handle Ice Cream Sandwich and the phone Google has chosen as it's hero device to run the system without any sort of modification from the manufacturer on top of it. Then there's a few comparisons that need to be made - both to the top device at Apple, the iPhone 4S, and the alternate hero device from Samsung, the Galaxy S II. Devour it all here!

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Galaxy Nexus confirmed for Verizon 4G LTE

Galaxy Nexus confirmed for Verizon 4G LTE

In an announcement that basically confirmed what everyone on earth already knew, Verizon let known that the Galaxy Nexus would be coming to the top carrier in the USA by the end of 2011. The date at which the device will be released OR put up for pre-sale is not yet known, but we can bet that the specs will be sticking from when we saw them first earlier this week in Hong Kong. The Galaxy Nexus is a Samsung device that will be Google's hero phone for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, an operating system that brings together functionality from both tablet and smartphone Android OS versions for one future system.

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HTC aims for Ice Cream Sandwich with high expectations

HTC aims for Ice Cream Sandwich with high expectations

As many HTC devices as possible is what HTC is saying they're going to try to update to Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming weeks - or at least that's what they've got in mind. This week has been both the formal introduction to Ice Cream Sandwich as a final build and a showing of the hero device for this version of Android, and now HTC wants in on the party with an announcement on their plans for the immediate future. Through their Facebook page they let the world know the basics about upgrading a device to a new version of Android as well as what they basically have in mind for how they're going to do it and how many devices they're going to do it to.

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Galaxy Nexus has curved PenTile OLED display

Galaxy Nexus has curved PenTile OLED display

For those of you who like to be rather specific about your smart devices and their displays, it's time to get down to brass tacks about the Galaxy Nexus and it's OLED display. Specifically what we want to focus on here is the fact that when you've got PenTile in play (that is, on a Super AMOLED display like we're seeing here) instead of NOT in play (like on a Super AMOLED PLUS display), you get loss of detail. It becomes important when you have a close look at how pixels are shared (or not shared, as it were with S.A.PLUS displays) and what that in itself means for sharpness of picture and text sharpness.

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich complete guide

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich complete guide

It's time we learned about a whole new version of the Android mobile operating system from Google, this one numbered 4.0 and titled Ice Cream Sandwich. Google describes this version of Android as having improved multitasking, brought resizable widgets, added rich notifications and customizable home screens, and increases interactivity to a much deeper level. Google chose Samsung to represent this version of Android with the Galaxy Nexus, a device that will be the next hero device running vanilla Android, here with 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Android Face Unlock might be fooled with a photo

Android Face Unlock might be fooled with a photo

Google has admitted that the Face Unlock feature in its new version of Android could be fooled by a photo of the user, telling SlashGear that the security system is still in its early stages. The Ice Cream Sandwich feature - which logs into an Android 4.0 device by recognizing a pre-registered face, rather than using a PIN code or other credentials - struggled to recognize Google head of user experience Matias Duarte under the keynote lighting earlier this week, but could, we're told, still be convinced by a snapshot.

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Samsung exec denies Galaxy Nexus Apple patent workarounds

Samsung exec denies Galaxy Nexus Apple patent workarounds

Samsung's head of mobile global product strategy has denied reports that the Galaxy Nexus was designed specifically to work around Apple patents, despite Samsung mobile president Shin Jong-kyun suggesting that was the case earlier this week. Asked by AllThingsD about whether Samsung had created the new Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with Apple IP in mind, Won-Pyo Hong claimed "that wasn't really part of our discussions when designing the device" and went on to dismiss the claims as mere speculation.

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Verizon gets Galaxy Nexus exclusive (at first)

Verizon gets Galaxy Nexus exclusive (at first)

Up until last night, the rumor mill for the new Samsung device Galaxy Nexus was equaled only by the recently squashed notion of the iPhone 5 - all that's changed, but one point remains up in the air: will Verizon get the exclusive here in the USA? The answer appears to have come at first in a post from just a few hours ago showing the device complete with a Verizon 4G LTE logo emblazoned on the back of the device. So we're sure it's coming to Verizon, at least - then just moments ago we've been tipped by a mister Matthew D.L. about an answer he received to the same question we're asking here - will anyone else get this device, the first Android with Ice Cream Sandwich?

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Galaxy Nexus spotted with Verizon 4G LTE

Galaxy Nexus spotted with Verizon 4G LTE

Google and Samsung jointly announced last night the much anticipated Galaxy Nexus, which will be the first smartphone to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Although no particular carrier was mentioned for the device, it's long been rumored that Verizon opted out of the Samsung Galaxy S II to get first dibs on the Galaxy Nexus, and now it looks to be confirmed in a set of pictures from Google employee Romain Guy.

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Galaxy Nexus gets priced SIM-free

Galaxy Nexus gets priced SIM-free

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been priced, with one UK retailer claiming the smartphone will cost £429 pre-tax ($680) for the 16GB model. According to Clove, the first stock of the new Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone is expected in the UK in early November; however, the company also says that the 32GB version of the handset currently isn't scheduled to go on sale in the country.

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