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Google’s Motorola buy paves way to Nexus confusion

Google’s Motorola buy paves way to Nexus confusion

Google's $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility may have been given the regulatory go-ahead on both sides of the Atlantic, but the prospect for other Android OEMs - and users - is still unclear. The deal, in question for several months over concerns that hardware and software control around Android might give Google an unfair advantage, is likely to send Motorola's rivals like Samsung, HTC and LG scurrying to the drawing board as they face the challenge of competing with the dominant force behind their primary platform. Still, as Andy Rubin said last August, Motorola isn't necessarily a lock-in for the next Nexus device.

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Chrome Beta for Android 4.0 ICS Review

Chrome Beta for Android 4.0 ICS Review

Google has presented its first iteration of the web-centric brand name it uses for both a web browser and an operating system, Chrome, here on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This beta version of the app which now appears mostly to be a web browser is able to work with each other iteration of Chrome you've got open on all devices. It does this with a simple "Devices" interface which shows tabs each browser has open - the rest of the experience is centered around tabs as well, all with the aim of bringing you a speedy and simple internet browsing experience.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus White official: On sale Feb 13

Samsung Galaxy Nexus White official: On sale Feb 13

Samsung has officially confirmed the Galaxy Nexus White, the pale color variant of its Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone collaboration with Google. Functionally identical to the existing Galaxy Nexus - the GSM model, in this case, rather than the 4G LTE version - the new Nexus will go on sale in the UK from February 13 2012.

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Switching between Android 4.0 ICS and iPhone 4S

Switching between Android 4.0 ICS and iPhone 4S

When you switch from an Android phone over to the iPhone or vice versa, there are a few adjustments you'll have to make. The difference between the two, no matter which versions of the software you're dealing with, are much smaller than the difference between either and any other software. Windows Phone, Symbian, any number of lesser cell phones are much more difficult to switch to or from when the alternative is switching to Android or iPhone from the other. This article is but one of several in a series written by your humble narrator called "I'm switching to iPhone 4S for a week," this series having the alternate title "iPhone 4S Up Close and Personal."

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Android CDMA support changed slightly, Nexus may stopper updates

Android CDMA support changed slightly, Nexus may stopper updates

Today there's been a bit of a scare out there in the Android world as Google changed its official support pages to stop support for some CDMA features on devices. This seemed to include the Verizon Galaxy Nexus at first along with all CDMA devices in all ways. In fact the situation is simply this: CDMA devices have been removed from some developer support pages simply because not all features are fully supported. The Verizon Galaxy Nexus along with all other Galaxy Nexus devices in the future will continue to get official firmware updates unless Google deems them unworkable.

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Motorola takes on Google Nexus with RAZR Developer Edition

Motorola takes on Google Nexus with RAZR Developer Edition

Motorola is taking on Google's Galaxy Nexus at its own game, courting Android coders with a Developer Edition variant of its own RAZR smartphone. The RAZR XT910 Developer Edition is functionally identical to the existing GSM RAZR, but will come supplied with an unlocked bootloader so as to make installing unofficial firmware builds possible. However, in return, Motorola will withhold the warranty, so if users brick their phone they're on their own.

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TELUS Galaxy Nexus only $99, available today

TELUS Galaxy Nexus only $99, available today

The new flagship Android 4.0 device we all know quite well, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is all set and has been given the green light over on TELUS. One big difference compared to the many other carriers offering the new device, is the price. TELUS is handing out this new 4.65" Super AMOLED HD packing smartphone for only $99.

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Android 4.0.2 resumes Galaxy Nexus GSM rollout

Android 4.0.2 resumes Galaxy Nexus GSM rollout

Android 4.0.2 for the GSM variant of the Galaxy Nexus has been released, with Google pushing the update out OTA (over-the-air) today. Promising a number of "important bug fixes" the new firmware weighs in at a humble 8.8MB, and does not appear to introduce any noticeable app changes to the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone.

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Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper with 4G LTE unveiled for the Now Network

Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper with 4G LTE unveiled for the Now Network

The Galaxy Nexus and the LG Viper have been announced to be two new 4G LTE smartphones launching in early 2012. The two handsets along with a Sierra Wireless Tri-Network (3G, 4G, 4G LTE) mobile hotspot, will be the first three devices that will run on the third largest US carrier's brand new 4G LTE network.

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Kogeto ICONIC adds 360-degree video to Galaxy Nexus

Kogeto ICONIC adds 360-degree video to Galaxy Nexus

Kogeto is hoping the ICONIC 360-degree camera adapter will do for the Galaxy Nexus what the DOT did for iPhone 4S photography, a stick-on lens that allows the smartphone to capture all-round video. Clipping to the back of the third-gen Googlephone, the ICONIC - along with the companion Android app - will shoot 360-degree video and then piece it together into a playable, draggable clip shared online.

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White Galaxy Nexus pictured

White Galaxy Nexus pictured

Curious as to what that white Galaxy Nexus looks like? Retailer Clove has joined the UK retailers listing the vanilla variant of the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, and has shared some official images so you can see just how much white you're getting. As with the white Nexus S before it, the display section itself is actually still black: only the edges and rear panel are changed.

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White Galaxy Nexus in two weeks; 32GB HSPA+ model follows

White Galaxy Nexus in two weeks; 32GB HSPA+ model follows

A white version of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus has been dated for release by several UK retailers, expected to hit shelves as soon as midway through January, with a black 32GB HSPA+ model following on shortly after. The white Ice Cream Sandwich Googlephone will drop "in two weeks time" according to Expansys, while Handtec says they'll offer it from February 6.

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