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Woz tells fan community to chill out

Woz tells fan community to chill out

If you're a fan of either Android or iOS and make it your mission to insult the other band whenever you get the chance, Steve Wozniak is now on your case. It's no secret that this co-founder of Apple owns his fair share of devices from all corners of the mobile universe, but loves iOS and Android the most - have a peek at his backpack to see what he carries. This week in an impromptu conversation with the internet via SlashDot, Woz spoke up on a subject that's near and dear to a lot of nerd hearts: which is better, Android or iOS?

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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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