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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 21, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 21, 2012

Friday is here once again, which means that for many of us, the weekend has already started. Of course, today was the big iPhone 5 launch, and there was no lack of news stories to go along with it. Before the iPhone 5 landed in the US, it launched in the UK and Japan and was greeted by long lines. We also had a couple of drop tests hit the Internet - in the first one we saw, the iPhone 5 didn't fare too well, but in the second drop test, it emerged victorious over the Samsung Galaxy S III. We also talk about all of the different options you have on your disposal on this launch day, so if you're thinking of picking up an iPhone 5, be sure to check that out.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean available from Google now

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean available from Google now

A slightly less than simple to install version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now available from Google for you Verizon Galaxy Nexus users - straight from the source. If you've never heard of "AOSP" before, you may want to avoid this situation - but if you're perfectly willing to break your warrantee and unlock your bootloader, you're welcome to make it work. Here with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus you'll finally be able to do all that awesome Google Now and voice command and search action you've heard so much about - and the notifications pull-down menu is updated to the max as well!

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 21, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 21, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. Let's jump right into the news, shall we? Today Apple delivered its closing arguments in the suit against Samsung, and it didn't pull any punches. Additionally, we found out that jurors deciding the case have been given various devices to help them decide who's in the right, but can't do much of anything with them. Apple's stock took a bit of a dip after it was crowned the most valuable public company ever, and some good news coming out of Foxconn, as its progress report with Fair Labor Association came back positive.

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Third time lucky for new Samsung Galaxy Nexus Superior

Third time lucky for new Samsung Galaxy Nexus Superior

This afternoon we've seen a specifications sheet for the device that's otherwise code-named Galaxy Nexus Superior, a half-step up likely being released along the lines of the iPhone 4S. While the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was originally released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in tow, it was essentially re-released at Google I/O 2012 with the next generation Google mobile OS Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. With hardware on the whole evolving past the point where the Galaxy Nexus would be considered top of the line, Samsung and Google may very well be creating this Galaxy Nexus Superior to stay up to date.

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New Nexus device specs leaked via Samsung spreadsheet

New Nexus device specs leaked via Samsung spreadsheet

It appears that there's a brand new Google Nexus smartphone headed out via Samsung with slightly upgraded specifications over the next-newest device, the Galaxy Nexus. This next-generation Nexus device has been tipped by SamMobile where they've got the Galaxy Nexus to the left of the device and the Galaxy S III to the right. Unfortunately we don't have any actual hardware to confirm the reality of this smartphone, but the specifications certainly seem to be possible.

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CyanogenMod 9 for Galaxy Nexus hits “Stable” status

CyanogenMod 9 for Galaxy Nexus hits “Stable” status

If you're part of the ever-growing developer and hacker culture that exists in the Android universe, you may well have heard of the most popular software build made by a 3rd party group: CyanogenMod. This group of developers creates a ROM that you run on your smartphone or tablet, it completely replacing what you'd had before with their own vision for a superior bit of mobile computing. Today the group has announced that the first "Stable" release for their newest version, CyanogenMod 9, is available for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

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SlashGear 101: is Google Wallet safe?

SlashGear 101: is Google Wallet safe?

We've had our fair share of experience with Google Wallet since it launched several months ago, and now that it's been updated to include all major credit and debit cards, it's time to once again address the most important question of all: is it safe? As it turns out, Google Wallet is really, really safe. You've got several ways to lock down your account, and starting today, you've also got a remote shutdown option too. Additionally, just as it is with any other use of a credit card, each use of Google Wallet at "more than 200,000 retail locations" across the USA require that you show a picture ID to make it work.

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Google promises Galaxy Nexus sales by next week

Google promises Galaxy Nexus sales by next week

This week, as it were, Google has been banned from selling the Galaxy Nexus due to a court battle between Samsung and Apple and the software the smartphone contains. According to Google though, starting next week this ban will be lifted for the smart device because of a software update which will bring the newest version of Android, version 4.1 Jelly Bean, to the device, shipped and ready. This update also brings a tweak to the software which supposedly stops Apple's patent claim that's currently holding the device from sales.

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Galaxy Nexus sales ban to stay until further notice

Galaxy Nexus sales ban to stay until further notice

This week has been a bad one for the lawyers in charge of keeping Samsung's mobile products on the shelves as not only the Galaxy Tab 10.1 but the Galaxy Nexus have now had bids to end their preliminary sales ban in two separate Apple court cases. Apple is currently working on legal suits against Samsung in regards to alleged patent infringement and has won preliminary sales bans on both the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Nexus in the USA until the court cases take place. In other words - good luck trying to find either device for sale in the USA until the cases are resolved.

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Google Nexus Q Review

Google Nexus Q Review

This week we're having a look at the Nexus Q, a Google device released during the 2012 Google I/O developers conference both for free to all attendees and for $299 to anyone wanting to buy one from home from the Google Play store. This device is a mid-point between your media devices (like your HDTV or stereo) and your Android device(s). We've also got the Google Nexus 7 as well as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, both of them running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the Nexus Q app - downloadable now to everyone running Jelly Bean at the moment.

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Galaxy Nexus sales ban up in the air pending appeal

Galaxy Nexus sales ban up in the air pending appeal

It appears that the case involving Apple and Google's Galaxy Nexus device (made by Samsung) has yielded a bit of a confusing set of circumstances. According to Foss Patents legal aficionado Florian Mueller and All Things D writer Ina Fried, we'll still need to wait on a ruling for the pre-ruling on if the Galaxy Nexus will continue to be able to be sold in the USA. The case at hand has Apple filing a suit against the Galaxy Nexus and has since this weekend had a sales ban enacted through the court against said phone until the court case can decide if the device truly does infringe upon Apple's patent for a '604 Siri-style quick search.

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Review

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Review

Google's newest version of its mobile operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is what essentially equates to a fine tuning of the version that came immediately before it. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pushed the Google mobile OS world together, with Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Android 2.3 Gingerbread, made for tablets and smartphones respectively, making a single system that's made for all devices, regardless of their screen size. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean takes what Ice Cream Sandwich has and bumps it up a notch in a handful of ways.

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