GALAXY Nexus

Verizon confirms Galaxy Nexus exclusive

Verizon confirms Galaxy Nexus exclusive

One of the coolest Android phones to surface in the last few months is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. If you are wanting to get your hands on one as soon as you can you need to hop over to Verizon and hit the Galaxy Nexus sign up page. Once registered Samsung will send you emails about the smartphone telling you when the phone will be available.

Continue Reading

Google: No Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus One

Google: No Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus One

Google's original Nexus One will not get an official upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it has been confirmed, with only the Nexus S getting the latest version of the smartphone platform. While the Nexus S will get updated "within weeks" of Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) going live, Google's Hugo Barra confirmed to the Telegraph, the exec admitted that the Nexus One hardware was simply too old to support the new OS.

Continue Reading

Three UK takes a hands-on look at the Galaxy Nexus [Video]

Three UK takes a hands-on look at the Galaxy Nexus [Video]

It's time for the carrier videos showing off the next hero device for Google to be shown off, this simple set of explorations starting as a hands-on with Three UK and Brendan Arndt. What you'll get to see here is no less than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as it'll be showing up in the UK. This is a slightly different configuration than the USA is going to see as the carrier here in the USA will be on Verizon Wireless and running with a 4G LTE connection. What this video will afford you is a another close-up look at the first device, or perhaps the second, running Ice Cream Sandwich out in the wild, starting before the end of the year.

Continue Reading

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ported to Nexus S

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ported to Nexus S

It appears that the folks at XDA Developers Forum have gotten a radically early port of the newest and still unreleased version of Android, that being 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, working on the Samsung Nexus S. It makes sense that this would be the first device to get the newest Android working since it is the second-newest Google hero device having been released with Android 2.3 Gingerbread back quite a few months ago. Now that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been announced and Ice Cream Sandwich is officially heading to the wild, it's been caught early via the released-to-developers SDK environment and converted to a working ROM by no less than a couple of intrepid developers hacking away all night.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17