Posts tagged with: Galaxy Nexus

[Full Galaxy Nexus Review] Released in November 2011, the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung is the first phone to come preloaded with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Inside the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone is a 1.2GHz dual core Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM. On front is a Super AMOLED display with a 720x1280 resolution and measures 4.6-inches diagonal. It features two cameras, one rear facing five-megapixel camera with LED flash capable of recording in up to 1080p HD and a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat. Other features on the Galaxy Nexus include NFC support, on screen navigational buttons rather than capacitive or physical and a Nexus S like contour display. Read on for the latest Samsung Nexus S news, reviews and videos:

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    We've long been fans of Qi Wireless Charging, but not all devices support the standard. Devices that include Qi can be recharged through electromagnetic induction rather than by directly connecting to a power source via  a charging cable. This requires some additional components inside Qi-compatible devices as well as a "base station" or charging pad, but once you've tried it, you'll very likely be hooked. However, if your phone or tablet didn't come with Qi support built-in, you may have thought you were out of luck. Not so! If your smartphone or tablet has a micro-USB port, it's ...

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    Rumors and leaks have referred to it as Shamu for the last several weeks, but today we now know it as the latest addition to Google’s beloved smartphone line, the Nexus 6. Not surprisingly, most of the rumors were spot-on. This smartphone is a behemoth – not only in size, but also on paper. The Nexus 6 seemingly has it all: a 5.96-inch QHD AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, either 32 or 64GB of inbuilt storage, dual front-facing speakers, a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a Snapdragon 805 with a quad-core Krait 450 CPU clocked at 2.7GHz and Adreno 420 GPU, and a ...

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    Nexus has been a big name in the news again recently, but not for the reasons you might think. Sure, there's the small matter of all those red Nexus 5 rumors alongside whispers of a device some are calling the Nexus 8. And then there's the impending Nexus-themed giveaway we're about to drop on the world - the one so secret we're not even linking to it yet (this little sneak preview is your reward for clicking on this story; you're welcome). Rather, the principal reason the Nexus name has made a return to the front page is a tweet from noted leaker Eldar Murtazin, who dropped this ...

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    We've been cautiously optimistic about Canonical's chances for really seeing Ubuntu Touch take off this year, especially with the promise of relationships with OEMs bringing us the first commercial hardware intentionally designed for use with Ubuntu. But thus far, if you've wanted to experiment with the platform, that's meant flashing a Ubuntu ROM to one of several Nexus devices. Unfortunately, your options going forward are going to be a lot more limited, as Canonical announces that support for the majority of Nexus models is being dropped. Last year we were showing you one of those early ...

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    Most of the attack vectors we deal with when we're talking about Android security are easy enough to avoid: don't sideload apps from untrusted sources, or start clicking around links on skeevy backwater websites. But then there are those times where we learn of an attack that's a lot more difficult to hide from, one that could hit your phone regardless of any action on your own part. Unfortunately, that's exactly what we're looking at today, upon the announcement of a new DoS vulnerability affecting certain Nexus-family handsets. The problem is with how the phones handle a special type of ...

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    Before anyone gets their hopes up, as of right this instant, the only device that has an official build of Android 4.4 KitKat is Google's own Nexus 5. That will change as soon as Google releases updates for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10, and as other OEMs begin pushing updates to their flagship devices. HTC has already committed to releasing its updates "within 90 days". In the meantime, Google has already pushed KitKat into the AOSP, and you know what that means: custom ROMs! Custom ROMs come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of stability. Some are rock solid, and some may turn your ...

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    Android 4.4 KitKat is literally days old, so how can you get it on your Android-powered smartphone or tablets? Luckily, Google released the code into the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and developers have been working non-stop to bring the latest goodness to otherwise unsupported devices. Are you feeling a little daring and want to give KitKat a try on your device? If so, here's what you'll need to do: 0. Assume the risk Doing this sort of thing could render your device useless -- or awesome -- but don't continue unless you're willing to assume the risk. 1. Prerequisites Next, you'll ...

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    Google does not support the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus when it comes to Android 4.4 KitKat upgradeability. When we talked about this on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Live show, we said that it was, in our opinion, just a matter of time (hours, or days) until the community offers a viable solution for those left behind. Owners of the two-year old pure-Android have not one, but two Android 4.4 KitKat builds to choose from. However, since they are early builds, don't expect everything to be perfect. For instance there are things like WiFi that do not work, graphic glitches, and other ...

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    Ubuntu is a popular distribution of the Linux operating system, primarily for desktop and laptop computers. It is named after the South African philosophy of ubuntu, which literally means "human-ness", though it is often translated as "humanity towards others". Ubuntu, the philosophy, is very deep-rooted, and a concept that is beyond the grasp of much of society today. We seem to be caught up in our busy, everyday lives, and although we live in one of the most "connected" times in history, we're connected to networks and devices -- and losing that connection to other people. Ubuntu, the ...

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    Android 4.3 is upon us. It's no game-changer by any means, but it still has a number of interesting things to offer, and any Android fan worth his or her salt is going to be itching to try out this latest build. Google announced that updates would be on their way for the Nexus 4, old Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and the GSM Galaxy Nexus, but at least here in the US, tapping away at the "Check now" button on a Nexus 4, we haven't seen any arrive just yet. We know it should only be a matter of hours, but if you just can't wait, some Android 4.3 factory images have hit Google's Android Developers site. ...

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    Nobody likes a cheapskate. It's why we have fun derogatory labels like "tightwad" and "skinflint" for those friends of ours who insist on dividing the bar bill by how many mozzarella sticks they actually consumed, rather than by the cost of the plate. Whatever other merits they might have, penny-pinchers just aren't fun to have around. That's no less true in the case of huge multinational corporations than with people. But where a cheap social friend is pretty easy to jettison when he gets annoying, it's a little harder to make up for the shortfalls of dealing with a cheap company. ...

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    Back in late May, we caught wind of curious goings-on happening over at the Bluetooth SIG. While it's no oddity to see devices get their Bluetooth certification published as they prepare for launch, last month we looked at a brand new certification just filed for the Nexus 7. While there's no good reason for the SIG to be doing that, as far as what info was publicly available, it all might make sense if this was somehow tied to the upcoming release of Android 4.3, which could bring the platform new Bluetooth functionality (4.0 LE mode, to be specific). We've yet to see that happen (despite ...

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    Last week gave us a couple great opportunities to learn about the latest feature coming to the Paranoid Android custom ROM project, the remixed take on Facebook Chat Heads we came to know as Halo. We got to check out some videos of the feature in action, but were really looking forward to the chance to try it out for ourselves. Well, while you were busy enjoying the lovely spring weather this weekend, Halo quietly decided to show its face, and the first ROMs implementing the feature are now available. Paranoid Android ROMs implementing Halo are now available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and ...

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    Ready to try out the latest smartphone and tablet OS to hit the scene? It's still very much in development, and this preview is not intended for immediate use as a daily driver, but if you want a peek at what could be the next big thing in mobile platforms, the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview has just arrived for Galaxy Nexus (GSM only), Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices. The installation process is relatively straightforward, but it also assumes a certain level of comfort with Ubuntu and working with the command line shell; there's no point-and-click Windows or Mac app to deploy the ...

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    The Android 4.2.2 roll-out process has started this week and users of the LG-made Google Nexus 4, Asus-made Nexus 7, Samsung-made Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus are receiving their OTA notifications as we speak (or are already enjoying the point update on their devices). Android 4.2.2 factory images are up for anyone to grab for the devices above. Make sure to download and save them in a safe place as they'll help you revert to stock should anything you do on your phone result in unwanted results. Also, those who have not yet received the OTA notification can head over to the source link and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the black HTC One leaks, and the rumors of a ZOE technology camera. Then Ubuntu takes the stage as it apparently will reach Nexus smartphones in a week.  Then we go through some Nokia Lumia leaks, which while not hot, make it an interesting case for their push to cheaper Windows Phones. Skype goes next as we talk about their new "video messenger" changes. We end today's show talking about Samsung and their new Galaxy Altius smart watch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Black HTC One Leaked In Alleged Press Shots, To Pack 'ZOE' ...

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    We know that the first original smartphone models running the new Ubuntu mobile OS will be coming out this October, and back at the CES we got to check out the software running on a Galaxy Nexus, with the promise that a developer preview of that version would be available sometime this month. Today, Canonical reveals just when you'll be able to get your hands on it, announcing a release scheduled for February 21. It's not just the Galaxy Nexus that will be able to use this early Ubuntu release, but the Nexus 4, as well. This so-called Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview will arrive alongside ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent improvements to the Google Now service for current Jelly Bean users. Then we talk Nokia, and the sad news that all the recent tablet rumors were pretty much just a good thing to dream about. Then we move to LG as they've just confirmed that their Optimus G Pro is going to show Samsung just how well the Galaxy Note II can be copied. Wireless charging is next as Michael Fisher walks us through the way to get it on your Galaxy S III today. We end today's show talking about Motorola's X Phone, and how Google in contributing in ...

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    The latest update to Android 4.2 Another Flavor of Jelly Bean has started to roll out to select Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices. Suspiciously absent are reports of an update for Google's latest flagship device, the Nexus 4. This version, 4.2.2, is a 0.0.1 update to the operating system and weighs in around 46MB (depending on which device you're installing it on), so to say it's a "minor update" is a bit of an understatement. The code hasn't yet hit the AOSP, so custom-ROMs based on it aren't being developed just yet. In the meantime, if you own the GSM variety of the Galaxy ...

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    The report according to which Android 4.2.2 was supposed to land mid-February turned out to be right as the refresh is reportedly being pushed out to Nexus devices, namely the GSM Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 tablets. While we haven't received the update yet there are more and more reports that seem to confirm its existence. The build is JDQ39 but at the moment there is no exact information on what it contains. We can definitely expect some bugfixes and performance enhancements but whether the Bluetooth fix is included is yet unknown. We'll let you know once the refresh hits ...

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    A Bluetooth fix was mentioned by a certain Google employee which could be one of the features in the upcoming Android 4.2.2 update -- spotted in the wild on Nexus 4 devices -- but unfortunately the new Android codes we've seen over the weekend appear in AOSP are not referring to this point-update. According to reports, unnamed Google employees rocking a Nexus 4, 7, 10, and Galaxy Nexus phones are currently testing Android 4.2.2. International Business Times claims to have tested the updates and concludes that it's "minuscule at best, with minimal changes to security and bugs". Should be ...

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    If your phone or tablet is in Google's Nexus family you can quickly and easily restore your device to the latest, stock image. If you've already applied a custom ROM and don't want it anymore, want to force an update to the lastest version of Android, or even convert your YAKJUxx Galaxy Nexus to a TAKJU or YAKJU version for faster OTA updates, this is how you do it. Before we get started, following these instructions will wipe what's on your device, and anytime we talk about flashing there's a risk (albeit slight) that your device may never wake up again. Proceed at your own risk. Next, ...

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    Even though the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was at times lagging behind its unbranded sibling when it comes to updates, it was nonetheless the go-to phone for Big Red customers that were Android enthusiasts who preferred the "pure-Android" way. Released back in November 2011, the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus was the successor of the Nexus S. A little more than one year after its release Verizon has retired the phone which has now reached end-of-life status on the carrier. The carrier's online webpage no longer lists the device, though if you're lucky you can find some pre-owned ones on the internet. ...

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    There are plenty of entities looking to upset the balance of power between the major smartphone platform players; whether that's Firefox OS or Tizen, 2013 will see many of them take their first shots in the ring. Ubuntu's also a member of that club, and we just learned that the first Ubuntu download for Galaxy Nexus hardware will be made available next month. At the CES tonight, we had a run-in with just such a handset, letting us take an early look. As you can see in this demo, Ubuntu is all about rethinking the smartphone UI. That means fewer on-screen buttons, and an increased reliance ...

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    Google started selling their Nexus 4 and tablets with Android 4.2 earlier today -- though the ordering process hasn't been ideal. Another special treat was the beginning of Google's roll-out of Android 4.2 to Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 owners. As with all updates, the Android 4.2 roll-out will come to your device when it's your turn in line. We're not that patient, so of course we found out how to get the official OTA update and flash it on our devices without having to wait in that dreaded line! First off, like any other "flashing" procedure, you assume the risk of potentially bricking your ...

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