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Apple granted preliminary sales ban of Galaxy Nexus

Apple granted preliminary sales ban of Galaxy Nexus

Apple has been granted a preliminary sales injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the US, with the Cupertino company now required to stump up a $96m bond in order to secure the ban. The decision was tweeted by Reuters' Dan Levine, and follows a win earlier this week for Apple against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, with the US court granting a preliminary injunction against the Android tablet in the US.

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Google: Nexus 7 is proof we won’t give Motorola special treatment

Google: Nexus 7 is proof we won’t give Motorola special treatment

Google has explained why it selected ASUS rather than Motorola Mobility for the Nexus 7 tablet, arguing that the good of the Android ecosystem is more important than giving the US company preferential treatment. "We acquired Motorola to help the ecosystem in terms of patents and intellectual property" director of Android partner engineering Patrick Brady told CNET, though conceded that he could understand other partners looking on with some skepticism and fear.

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean headed for Google I/O

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean headed for Google I/O

This week one purchase on the Google Play store for hardware has suddenly become all the rage: the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus, complete with an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the works. That's what the device's description reads, anyway, and with Google I/O less than a week away, we're fully prepared to call it as well: a whole new update for Android is headed our way just one year after Ice Cream Sandwich was first introduced.

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GSM Galaxy Nexus gets docks in the Google Play Store

GSM Galaxy Nexus gets docks in the Google Play Store

When Google released the Galaxy Nexus on the Play Store for a wallet-tempting $399, it seemed like they were tired of waiting for the likes of AT&T and T-Mobile to get their own versions of the developer phone out the door. Similarly, Verizon customers have been waiting about six months for first-party accessories for the popular phone. Verizon owners will have to keep waiting, but those who bought the GSM phone in the US can now deck it out with various docks.

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Google selling HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus for $399

Google selling HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus for $399

Well hello there, Mr. Galaxy Nexus! What are you doing over there on the Play Store? Shouldn’t you be offered through carriers? It seems Google is going to try once again to sell unlocked handsets directly to the public. They’ve just unveiled the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus on the Play Store for the very reasonable price of $399. Only those in the United States will be able to purchase the device, however.

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Samsung Galaxy S III non-Pentile 720p AMOLED tipped

Samsung Galaxy S III non-Pentile 720p AMOLED tipped

More mystery and intrigue around the hotly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III, as Korean news reports tip not only a 4.65-inch 720p display like the Galaxy Nexus, but a move away from the much-maligned pentile panel technology. According to DDaily, the upcoming Galaxy S III will use a Super AMOLED Plus display running at 1280 x 720 for 316ppi density - only a little short of the iPhone 4S' Retina Display - but not using the reduced pixel count that pentile forces. The rumors tally with talk that another recently rumored device, the GT-i9300, is indeed a midrange model not the Galaxy S III.

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Samsung offering free extended battery with new Galaxy Nexus purchase

Samsung offering free extended battery with new Galaxy Nexus purchase

The US version of the Galaxy Nexus, featuring LTE on Verizon’s network, is already slightly thicker to accommodate a larger battery. If you want to take advantage of Verizon’s high speed network, then you have to pay the price is battery life, with some users opting for an extended battery to get them through the day. If you were on the fence about the phone and had concerns about the battery, maybe this deal is for you: order a Galaxy Nexus from Samsung Direct on a new two-year contract, and they’ll throw in the 2,100mAh extended battery for free.

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