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Android Ice Cream Sandwich Photos Leak on Nexus S

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Photos Leak on Nexus S

Several screenshots have been leaked to a set of Android-specific fan sites that appear to show a Samsung Nexus S device hosting the newest still unreleased version of Android, that being Ice Cream Sandwich, a version which is said to tie together the smartphone and the tablet worlds, each of them now running their own versions of Android, Gingerbread for handsets and Honeycomb for tablets. A set of factoids appears to have been delivered with these photos from a source who very well may be delivering a legitimate Beta version of this operating system to the public.

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Google Wallet on Android: iOS and Windows Phone Must Be Next

Google Wallet on Android: iOS and Windows Phone Must Be Next

On May 26th, 2011, Google announced a partnership with financial groups Citi, MasterCard, and First Data, mobile networks like NXP, Sprint, and Samsung (the last two obvious since their hero device in this project is the Nexus S 4G,) and retail locations like American Eagle, Subway, and Macy's. These partnerships all converge on a single project: Google Wallet. This project is an NFC-based and will rely on several factors to be successful: the participation of major businesses, the ability to have manufacturers add compatible NFC chips to handheld devices, and the confidence of the population Google hopes will adopt the system. But wait a second - will this whole system collapse if it's only on Android phones? Let's have a chat about why Apple and Microsoft [plus RIM and Nokia] must be next on the docket or the entire project may be grounded before it even takes off flying.

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Google To Reveal Mobile-Payment Service On May 26?

Google To Reveal Mobile-Payment Service On May 26?

Being able to pay for your groceries with the swipe of your smartphone is certainly in the near future, as several companies are duking it out to be the first to offer a mobile payment system. According to Bloomberg, Google's offering may be revealed as early as this Thursday, May 26th.

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Nexus S 4G smartphone lands at Sprint and Best Buy

Nexus S 4G smartphone lands at Sprint and Best Buy

In late April, the launch of the Sprint Nexus S 4G smartphone was confirmed for May 8. May 8 was yesterday and the smartphone hit store shelves with Sprint and Best Buy locations offering the device up for buyers. The Nexus S 4G operates on the Sprint WiMax network and has a really cool contour display. The screen of the smartphone has a slight curve to it that mimics the curve of the phone itself. The case of the phone is rounded and smooth with a glossy black color.

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Sprint Nexus S 4G Found in the Wild by Android Community

Sprint Nexus S 4G Found in the Wild by Android Community

We're here at CTIA 2011 where our pals over at Android Community seem to have fallen face first into a few "spy" photos of the Sprint Nexus S. They're noting that this phone appears to be virtually indistinguishable from the original Nexus S in every way save for a few tiny details (in the hardware, of course.) Inside the back of the phone, that is, under the battery cover, there's a noticeably absent partner that'd normally be riding along, the SIM card. A tiny adjustment of plastic and a bit less metal here and there and poof! It's a brand new phone.

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Google Nexus S 4G hits Sprint this spring

Google Nexus S 4G hits Sprint this spring

The Sprint Nexus S 4G has been made official this morning, the first Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with 4G WiMAX support, and the first to bring the new Integrated Google Voice Experience to Sprint Android devices. The same Nexus S handset as we've seen from Google before, only with the added benefit of WiMAX connectivity, the Nexus S 4G will allow existing Sprint subscribers to use their current number as their Google Voice number, without having to pay to port it over.

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