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The Daily Slash: December 6 2010

The Daily Slash: December 6 2010

Heck man, the day started with Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it basically never stopped. You can get yourself a full Gingerbread features list, see how much a Nexus S is going to cost you unlocked at Best Buy or see a full Nexus S review (courtesy of TechCrunch), and have yourself a compare and contrast festival with Nexus S, Nexus One, and Galaxy S courtesy of yours truly. Then Philip Berne writes a column on [A Cartoonish Way to Prevent Cruelty], Don Reisinger brings us a column deciding [Which is better: Short or long video games?], and Slash Brother Number One Ewdison Then does a full [Acer Aspire 5745DG review].

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Comparing Nexus S to Nexus One and Galaxy S and Choosing Between Them

Comparing Nexus S to Nexus One and Galaxy S and Choosing Between Them

So you've got a decision to make now that Nexus S has officially been announced, yes? You're sitting around with your Nexus One or Galaxy S device, (we use Samsung Vibrant in this comparison, then additional Galaxy S devices,) and you're wondering if it'll be a smart move to switch over to the Nexus S when it's time for you to get a new phone. Well! We've got just the compare and contrast for you! Take a peek here for a full rundown of what you're going to be up against when you take that step into the world of Android phone switching in these late 2010 and early 2011 months.

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Nexus One Gingerbread OTA Update Due in a Few Weeks

Nexus One Gingerbread OTA Update Due in a Few Weeks

With all of the talk about Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)'s release today, and the upcoming launch of the Samsung Nexus S, there are more than a few people out there, specifically owners of the Nexus One, who are wondering when, exactly, they'll be getting an update to their device. With thew new software's SDK available to download right now, there's sure to be some modified versions of the OS released in no time. But some people want the official, real deal. According to a new tweet from @retomeier, those owners will have to wait a few weeks before they will see an official Over The Air update for their devices.

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The Daily Slash: December 2 2010

The Daily Slash: December 2 2010

NASA basically stole the show today, and rightly so, as geobiologist Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced that she and her team had discovered a form of life that existed outside our known spectrum of living beings. Our very definition of life has just expanded. After that, it's just Light Peak this, 4G LTE that, a floating cellphone over there, life-size 3D holographics over there, oh and ANGRY BIRDS SEASONS is now in the Apple app store! And we got an Advent Vega tablet to look at! Hooray!

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Nexus S: What’s Google got to gain?

Nexus S: What’s Google got to gain?

"The idea a year and a half ago was to do the Nexus One to try to move the phone platform hardware business forward. It clearly did. It was so successful, we didn't have to do a second one." So spoke Google CEO Eric Schmidt back in July 2010, confirming the search giant's hardware motivations with the HTC-made smartphone and downplaying any intention of a second-generation phone. Now, with the Samsung-made Google Nexus S (aka the Nexus Two or Samsung GT-i9020) confirmed as imminent in all but press release, the question is what Google hopes to achieve with their next self-branded device.

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Shhh! Chrome OS Releases in November!

Shhh! Chrome OS Releases in November!

Don't tell anyone! Component makers are whispering that the fabled Google Chrome OS will ship in November - THIS November. That's THIS MONTH. Acer made promises that Chrome OS devices would be released this fall, while Digitimes reports the launch of the OS to be this month, with Google supposedly planning the launch its own brand Chrome notebook along the lines of Nexus One.

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Google Nexus Two tipped for Carphone Warehouse UK release

Google Nexus Two tipped for Carphone Warehouse UK release

Google and UK retailer Carphone Warehouse are tipped to be collaborating on a second-gen Google-branded Android smartphone, currently known as the Google Nexus Two, scheduled for a holiday release.  The news comes via UK business paper City AM, whose source suggests that Google is attempting to use the retailer's broad sales network to bypass customer-reluctance encountered in web-only sales of the Google Nexus One.

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Nexus One gets MeeGo, plus Dell Streak & HTC Desire [Video]

Nexus One gets MeeGo, plus Dell Streak & HTC Desire [Video]

If you've a taste for MeeGo and a Google Nexus One lying around - or, for that matter, a Dell Streak or an HTC Desire - then you'll be pleased to hear that the open-source team over at the MeeGo Wiki are busy slapping the Intel/Nokia collaboration onto all manner of Android handsets.  As you'd hope, much of the device functionality is working, so you could feasibly have a MeeGo smartphone long before Nokia get their act together.

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HTC make Super LCD for Desire and Nexus One official

HTC make Super LCD for Desire and Nexus One official

HTC has announced that it will be using Super LCD (SLCD) displays in its smartphones later in the summer, in response to the shortage of AMOLED panels that has been limiting supply of some of the company's most popular devices.  As we heard last month, that's led HTC to look to alternative screen technologies, and now they've officially confirmed that handsets like the Nexus One and Desire will switch to the Sony-made SLCD panels.

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Google Nexus One Officially Sold Out from Store

Google Nexus One Officially Sold Out from Store

We heard a couple of days ago that the Nexus One, the first "superphone," was going to meet its end within the official Google Phone Store; and while we assumed that it wouldn't last long, we're still surprised to see that it happened this fast. Just two days later, and Google's letting everyone know that the last Nexus One has already been sent out, leaving the digital store shelves blank and uninviting.

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