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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    When Google introduces a new Nexus-series device, we know we'll have a fresh Android revision to play with, along with all the new features and improvements that arrive with such a release, but that's only a part of what makes Nexus models so captivating. Google's been taking full advantage of the high-profile spot these devices take to draw attention to new hardware, which we often see subsequently adopted by manufacturers all across the Android spectrum. You can call it Google leading the direction the market's heading, or just acting as inspiration, but there's no doubt that its Nexus ...

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    What would you do if your smartphone went missing? Here's the real story of how my wife's GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus was "stolen" -- and a bizarre turn-of events that makes me want to get new locks on my doors. Background I was an early adopter and got my unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus before a lot of other people (I still can't thank Hashim in England enough for helping me out). It cost the proverbial arm and a leg to get it, but in this industry you've sometimes got to make sacrifices. A Pleasant Surprise My wife wasn't a fan of the large size, but she did like the new operating system and ...

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    If you've been following the most recent developments in the legal shoving match taking place between Apple and Samsung, you're no doubt aware of the recent success Apple's seen in having preliminary injunctions against certain Samsung models granted. Sure, the Galaxy Nexus injunction was later given a temporary stay, but Apple must be feeling pretty confident about its position. To that end, it's just come to light that Apple decided to take matters into its own hands, and has been directly contacting retailers and carriers who do business with Samsung to warn them not to sell the Galaxy ...

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    Android has come a long way in the past four years. From their initial release that even lacked a pastry name and where a software keyboard wasn't even included, to the powerhouse we've come to love with Ice Cream Sandwich. Times have definitely changed, and one of the reasons why Android is one of my platforms of choice is specifically because of how fast they've changed. Some have compared Android to the Windows Mobile of our time, but I tend to disagree. It is the platform that any OEM can customize to their taste, but the difference between Android's first iteration and Ice Cream ...

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    The Asus-made Google Nexus 7 might not be in the hands of their future owners yet but those select few who managed to grab one -- either by attending Google I/O or by spending way too much on it on eBay -- are now seeing an update being rolled out. It's Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean build JRO03C. There's no changelog attached but those who took it for a spin noticed the appearance of Google Wallet -- which is kind of strange on its own on a tablet, not to mention a WiFi-only slate. Owners of the Samsung-made Google Galaxy Nexus are in for the same treat. After re-appearing in the Play Store, ...

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    It's been about two weeks since I started using Jelly Bean, both on a Nexus 7 tablet and also on a Verizon Galaxy Nexus. And soon, thanks to the efforts of the development community, many of you will get an early upgrade to Jelly Bean thanks to the release of its source code on the AOSP. Your best shot of getting the new OS won't come from manufacturers, as they have yet to firmly commit to upgrades, but it'll come from sites like XDA, where eager developers compile builds of Jelly Bean for specific devices. Or, you can wait for more finished products, like CyanogenMod 10, which is ...

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    So, Google did this thing the other day where they announced a tablet computer called the Nexus 7. Then, we did this thing where we got a hold of one and reviewed it. And since these things happened we've been talking a lot about that tablet: what it means, when it might ship, and whether it's going to have any brothers or sisters. It's been a pretty big deal. This being the mobile world, the news didn't stop there: Apple scored a crucial, if temporary, victory over Google in the most recent round of patent wars between the goliaths, resulting in a ban on American sales of the latter's ...

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    After Apple's preliminary injunction forced Google to pull the Galaxy Nexus from the Google Play store last week, we learned that its absence would be short-lived, and Google was planning to reintroduce the phone for sale sometime this week. It hasn't wasted any time, and the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus is back up for sale as of now. One way or another, Google was going to see this happen, and thanks to both a temporary stay of the injunction order, as well as a software patch to remove the offending functionality, Google found no obstacles remaining in its path. Even though Google has the Galaxy ...

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    Samsung rounds-out this week with decisions coming in on a pair of rulings made regarding the sales injunctions against two of its Androids. Ultimately, the manufacturer finds its fortunes split, with one ruling supporting and one against its interests. Good news first: the preliminary injunction halting imports of the Galaxy Nexus has received a temporary stay, clearing Google to resume sales of the handset. Sure, it was planning on doing so next week anyway, after releasing Jelly Bean for the phone and making some small modifications to avoid infringing upon the single issue at hand, but ...

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    If it's not one thing, it's another. No matter how great the latest smartphone to arrive sounds on paper, spend enough time actually using it, and you'll always end up finding something that bugs you. It might be a problem with the build quality, or some unintuitive software, but users will always find something to complain about. FixYa's been keeping track of the complaints it hears regarding several popular models, giving us a look at some of the top user-reported issues. In the Android camp, we've got the brand-new Galaxy S III, as well as the Galaxy Nexus. For both models, the ...

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    Earlier today, the first sign emerged that Verizon was testing a new update for the Galaxy Nexus, and quite the petite one at that; rather than the multi-megabyte downloads we're used to, the update to GNex system software build IMM76Q is reportedly under a meg. It seems that Verizon isn't quite ready to push this one out widely just yet, but there's already speculation that it will deliver Google's so-called fix to get around the phone's legal troubles. If the ban only covers phone imports, though, why would phones already in the hands of users need to be updated at all? The end goal for ...

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    Apple recently secured a preliminary injunction against sales of the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus in the US. Google fought for the court to reconsider, but the initial ruling has ended up standing. With little other option, it looks like Google found itself forced to comply and has subsequently halted sales of the Galaxy Nexus through the Google Play store. That's not the end of this story, though, and it looks like a work-around is nearly ready for release that could nip this whole injunction problem in the bud. Overnight, Google pulled the Galaxy Nexus from active sales, now displaying a ...

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    You've seen us showing off Android 4.1 our our phones, but how did we do it? And how can you get Jelly Bean on your phone? Hit play and we'll show you! Prerequisites First off, this tutorial is specific to the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus, though similar instructions will apply for flashing the Jelly Bean image (but not the radio) onto the Verizon and Sprint versions of the phone. Also, if you haven't rooted your phone already you may want to hold off for the official OTA update, which shouldn't be very long (probably mid-July or early August). For the rest of you, you'll want to have ...

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    After successfully obtaining an injunction in the U.S. against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Apple managed to achieve the same for the Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Samsung, as expected, appealed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 ruling and is now doing the same in case of the latest Google phone. A motion to stay the injunction was filed for the entire duration of the appeal; it includes seven points, among which, Samsung's assessment that "The Court's finding that Apple will suffer irreparable harm was based on legally insufficient evidence that Samsung and Apple are competitors", and "'People' and ...

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    Earlier this week, the legal back-and-forth between Samsung and Apple took a turn in Apple's favor, when it was awarded a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. It looks Samsung's bad luck will continue, as news has just arrived of Apple getting its way with a second injunction against Samsung, this time targeting the Galaxy Nexus. Full details on the ruling aren't yet available, but it's clearly a setback for Samsung. Keep in mind that such an injunction doesn't necessarily mean that the Galaxy Nexus is in violation of any of Apple's holdings, but merely that the court ...

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    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through all the hot stuff that's happening at Google I/O. We begin by talking about Google's first tablet, the Nexus 7 and how it impacts other competing tablets in the market. We later talk about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and why it matters. We then cover all the details of Google's enhanced Voice Search and a new service called Google Now that plans to make Siri look like last-years technology. Then we talk about the dramatic price drop that Google just made to the Galaxy Nexus, now costing just $350 off-contract. We go through Google's new and ...

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    It was less than 24 hours ago that Google announced Android Jelly Bean, and already, we're seeing it leak onto a bevy of devices. Chief of among them is the Galaxy Nexus, which will be getting an official OTA update to Jelly Bean in July. For now, though, the OTA update has been leaked and whether you have a GSM or CDMA Galaxy Nexus, you can get it running on your phone. We loaded the leaked ROM onto a Verizon Galaxy Nexus, and in this video, we take you on a tour of how Jelly Bean feels on a phone, and not just an emulator. First impressions? Here are some remarks: Google voice search is ...

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    That didn't take long at all! Of course, these are the advantages of having a Nexus branded device, you have access to the most recent updates ahead of anyone else. That doesn't mean, of course, that those rocking a Galaxy S III should smash it in anger! However, if you have a Verizon or GSM Galaxy Nexus, you can now play with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Follow the appropriate link below and download the latest iteration of Android, as announced yesterday at Google I/O. Of course, you need to read a couple of lines of instructions on how to get it working but the process should be really easy ...

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    The Google I/O keynote is just minutes away and the Google Play Store is already pushing some of the changes. The one I know most of you will love is the fact that the carrier unlocked HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus just dropped its price dramatically. You can now order it for as low as $349.00 free of contract. They're also showing off the new Jelly Bean wallpaper in the photo, which looks kind of cool. This will obviously get official in just a couple of minutes, so make sure you follow the live stream in our post. Developing.. Source: Google Play

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    Google started off advancing Android version numbers pretty slowly, moving from 1.x to 2.x and then stopping to linger for some time. Since last year, though, we've seen signs of an uptick, moving to 3.x and now 4.x in a comparatively short period of time. That's had us wondering if Jelly Bean, as we've been expecting the next major release to be called, would be Android 5.0 or just 4.1. While it's still not official confirmation, new evidence from Google itself points to Jelly Bean arriving as Android 4.1. Google started direct sales of the Galaxy Nexus in the Google Play store a little ...

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    In our last video we showed off some cool things you can do with profiles in CyanogenMod 9 and NFC. What if you're not running CM9 and want to do some cool stuff with NFC? That's what we'll talk about in this video. Specifically, using the NFC chip in your phone, a few NFC tags that you can buy online, and one of a few apps available in the Google Play Store you can encode your contact information (also known as a vCard) onto an NFC sticker. You can encode a web address (URI, or URL) onto an NFC Tag. You can even program a short message into the tag. There are some things to keep in mind ...

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    CyanogenMod is my favorite custom ROM, I've been using it since I had my original Android: a T-Mobile G1. It's gone through a lot of iterations since then. The most recent of which is almost done: CM9, based on AOSP Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. How far has the CM team come with version 9? Let's take a look! New Mascot I'd like to introduce you to Cid, CyanogenMod's new mascott. He's Cyanogen Blue (cyan, I suppose), and now no longer a chunky little android. Nope, now he's a teenager -- with an attitude. The boot animation has been changed to reflect the new mascot, but the nightlies ...

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    A little while back, I posed the question of what makes a smartphone "too thin." There's no question that the race is still on when it comes to measurable physical specs, with OEMs biting and snapping at one another, engaging in petty wars of engineering in order to claim the title of "thinnest" or "biggest" or "fastest." Everyone wants to claim they're the "best" at something, especially corporations which stand to make a fair bit of money with such ostentatious proclamations. So much of the mobile communications world is subjective, though; "best" is in the eye of the beholder when it ...

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    One is a seven-month veteran of the mobile market, still the newest Google device to bear the Nexus name. The other is the newest in the most successful line of Android phones the world has ever seen. They already share shelf space in stores around the world, and choosing between them isn't as easy a task as one might initially think. There are big differences inside and outside, under the hood and out in the open for all to see. They're running the same software version, but with user interfaces so divergent that it's hard to believe they're built on the same core. It's even harder to ...

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    It's been an awfully long time since the Galaxy Nexus was released. It's been even longer since it was announced -- along with some hints to the "official accessories" that would be released for it. We first saw the extended battery and obligatory back-panel, then some desktop docks, but the most wanted, the most requested, dare I say the most coveted Car Dock (known officially as the "Vehicle Dock Kit") was slow to arrive. Some even reported that it had been cancelled by Samsung altogether! Luckily it was not! We got our hands on one, click the play button to see what you can expect when ...

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