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NASA’s trio of Android “PhoneSats” all operational: orbit tests under way

NASA’s trio of Android “PhoneSats” all operational: orbit tests under way

If you weren't already aware, you should know that there are up to and including three HTC Nexus One smartphones floating above your head right this minute in part of a NASA mission to prove (or disprove) the viability of low-cost space exploration "PhoneSats". Each of these low-cost satellites was aboard the first flight of Orbital Science Corporation's Antares rocket, launched after this rocket took off from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia just two days ago.

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HTC Nexus One making tiny satellites a reality for NASA in 2013

HTC Nexus One making tiny satellites a reality for NASA in 2013

If you think about what sort of computers we were working with just a few years ago and compare them to what's now possible in the palm of your hand with smartphones, a NASA satellite running on Android should't seem all that strange to you. That is to say a NASA satellite working with a smartphone running Google's Android - that smartphone being the HTC Nexus One, a device that's now gone through many years of tests and will be heading to space (again) in 2013 with a program called PhoneSat, dedicated to small, low-cost, easy-to-build "nano-satellites."

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Google Nexus lineup hits multiple partners in 2012

Google Nexus lineup hits multiple partners in 2012

The folks at Google may well be breaking its long-standing streak of working with one single partner for each new Nexus device starting this year. This tip comes from a person familiar with the matter speaking with the Wall Street Journal this week, they also noting that the seven "lead devices" they've produced in the past will not be evidence that they'll continue this strategy in the near future. This new strategy would have Google working with what we can expect would be more than just Samsung, HTC, and Motorola for their next software release code-named "Jellybean" in the latter half of 2012.

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Qualcomm AllJoyn proximity-based peer-to-peer technology hands-on

Qualcomm AllJoyn proximity-based peer-to-peer technology hands-on

This month we got the opportunity to speak with Qualcomm on a technology of theirs by the name of AllJoyn, made to allow proximity-based device-to-device communication possible without the use of an intermediary server. We've got hands-on looks with smartphone games, tablet games, music and document applications, and some tablet-to-television action as well all lined up for you here. Discover what makes Qualcomm's all-inclusive framework surrounding this powerful technology so great!

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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.

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Galaxy Nexus Google Hero Phone, now with much more ideal specs

Galaxy Nexus Google Hero Phone, now with much more ideal specs

Everyone loves idillic specs on their yet-unannounced gadgets, that's why when we heard this morning's news about the Android-laden Galaxy Nexus having a 5-megapixel camera and a Verizon exclusive deal, we just weren't satisfied - thus we found our OWN source, one with a much better outlook on things. Everyone has these unnamed inside-scoop-having officials that they like to toss around, so we figured, hey, lets get a few of our own! That said, it appears that there are a few conflicting stories out there today popping up since this morning's "leak", not all of them ours - see what you think!

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Nexus Prime Confirmed via Leaked Code from Samsung

Nexus Prime Confirmed via Leaked Code from Samsung

It's time to get your conspiracy hats on, ladies and gentlemen, because the next big hero phone from Google is right around the corner, the name once again being confirmed today by none other than Samsung. This device has been said to be the first device to be coming out with Android's next generation "Ice Cream Sandwich", a single operating system to combine the abilities of smartphone and tablet-based Android versions of the past. What we've got today is a quick look at a Samsung-hosted webpage whose title and code appears to guarantee both the name and a couple of innocuous specs from the future device.

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Nexus One gets Android 3.0 Honeycomb port

Nexus One gets Android 3.0 Honeycomb port

Honeycomb has hit the Nexus One, though the tablet OS on the original Google phone won't exactly set the world on fire, at least not in this early stage. xda-developers' bypass23 has ported the Android 3.0 SDK to the Nexus One, complete with some tricks and tweaks to make the landscape display work properly and the app drawer function as it should.

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