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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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Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T Join Forces for $100M NFC Investment

Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T Join Forces for $100M NFC Investment

There's some big money floating around right this minute, all of it aimed directly at NFC venture Isis, a soon to be rival of Google's NFC service known as Google Wallet. Mobile payments will be the way of the future if Japan is any indication, a mobile payment piece of hardware a MUST in every smartphone (and quite a few feature phones too) on the islands if you want to sell a single unit. Bloomberg has some "people with knowledge of the project" who are saying that this investment is set to be a big step toward what Juniper Research says is a $670 billion dollar market by 2015.

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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 Offers FREE Nexus S Today Only

Google Offers FREE Nexus S Today Only

The Google Search front-page has almost always remained pristine which makes today's addition of a one-line advert hard to miss. But don't worry, the search giant isn't starting to accept front-page ads, instead, the company is trying to plug its own Nexus S handset, which it is offering for free---but for today only.

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HTC Ignite Revealed, Not Nexus Device as Previously Rumored UPDATE: WP7 Instead

HTC Ignite Revealed, Not Nexus Device as Previously Rumored UPDATE: WP7 Instead

Before you even ask, Binnenkort Leverbaar means COMING SOON in Dutch. And what is coming soon, you might ask? Why, the HTC Ignite, of course! In an email from a source at a European retailer we've been assured that the rumors that the next HTC handset would be the Nexus-branded device to come after the legendary Nexus S and be the hero device for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, are untrue, and that instead HTC would be releasing the phone you see in the screen grab below. Furthermore, similar to what's been occurring with HTC devices for some time now, this device will be released in Europe before the United States.

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PayPal Unveils NFC Money Transfers For Android

PayPal Unveils NFC Money Transfers For Android

PayPal today unveiled their first NFC-based mobile payment solution for Android devices. It's not quite a full on payment system that you can use to buy groceries or pick up coffee, but it does make peer to peer transactions much simpler. It allows you to easily transfer money to another person by tapping your phones together, assuming you both own an NFC-enabled Android device.

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Google Nexus Plus: Somewhat of a Reality?

Google Nexus Plus: Somewhat of a Reality?

When I say Nexus Plus, you know I mean Nexus+. We've got a rumor here published by one above-average unbelievable source, that being a "G00gle Plus" account on Facebook that publishes information like a real source only to get followers - and heck, why not? Such things can be fun, right? Only here's the catch: their newest update has some really REALLY juice information you'll not be able to get anywhere else, it's no copied-down watered-down re-release like the rest of their statuses. This newest status says they've seen the newest Google Nexus device, and they're saying that this "Nexus 3 (name not finalized)" will have "the special one click sharing button for Google+."

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T-Mobile Nexus S Finally Gets Google Talk Video Chat Over 3G/4G

T-Mobile Nexus S Finally Gets Google Talk Video Chat Over 3G/4G

Google Talk and Apple FaceTime both offer nice video calling services, but they differ in that FaceTime requires a Wi-Fi connection to work. Google's offering was more ideal, but it didn't quite pan out for T-Mobile customers. Since its launch back in May, Nexus S owners with the carrier have not been able to video chat over the cellular network. Well, that has changed today.

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Nexus 4G Next-Generation Android Ice Cream Sandwich Device in Full Suggested Detail

Nexus 4G Next-Generation Android Ice Cream Sandwich Device in Full Suggested Detail

Today there's been a what amounts to a flurry of activity surrounding the next-generation Nexus device basically certainly on the way from Google's labs and whatever carrier they decide on pairing with. The big news comes via a report coming from a source speaking with BGR that notes several new and very plausible details on the so-called Nexus 4G, aka the next step in Google-partnered Android devices toting their most vanilla version of their current mobile operating system, whatever that Android may be. What lies below is an account of everything we've learned thus far, including rumors leading back months ago. We can't wait!

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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 Wallet “Single Tap” Demoed on Point-of-Sale System

Google Wallet “Single Tap” Demoed on Point-of-Sale System

Credit Card, Coupon, and Reward Coupon. These are the three items that are thus far available in the Google Wallet system that you'll be able to use when checking in at stores, purchasing items like what Google showed off at the May 26th event in NYC, a pair of shorts from American Eagle. The system was further detailed from start to finish: look up the shorts at home, find a coupon, transfer the coupon to your phone the same way you'd transfer an app via the Android Market, and bring the phone to the store to tap. All you've got to do is sign!

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