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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new rumors of a Nexus 4 as the probable name for Google's future Nexus device, along with a probable launch date. We then talk about Google's plans to bring trial subscriptions to their Play store. Then we go through the confirmation of a Microsoft Office service for iOS and Android along with a probable release date. Android 4.1.2 makes the news again, now for the Galaxy Nexus. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, and the reasons why you shouldn't care about it. All this and more after the break.

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    Yesterday, Google released Android 4.1.2 to the AOSP, and we heard about the initial arrival of updates for Nexus 7 hardware. Since then, Google's continued with the Android 4.1.2 roll-out, delivering factory images and binary files for the Nexus 7 and the GSM Galaxy Nexus. As shouldn't be too much of a surprise, the same files for the CDMA Galaxy Nexus aren't yet available. We're also still waiting on those for the Nexus S, but feel a little better about the chances of seeing those soon. Shortly after reporting on the release of Android 4.1.2 yesterday we got to see the lengthy changelog ...

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    Root is one of those Android Power User things lets you do all kinds of cool things. Unfortunately it usually involves unlocking the bootloader and installing an SU hack. This can mean wiping your device in the process. If you've got a Galaxy Nexus, some attention to detail, and are willing to take the risk, you can root your smartphone without OEM unlocking it (and wiping it in the process). This comes to us from Efrant, Bin4ry, and some other talented folks at XDA Developers. Step-by-step: 0) Assume the risk that this could break things 1) Download the files from the XDA article to your ...

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    It's common that many of you ask us for information on our daily driver. After all, we get to play with everything that the market has to offer, and ultimately decide if we're happy with what we reviewed or would prefer to go back to that specific device that we call home. The world may be full of some great Android offerings with quad-core processors, lot's of RAM and awesome user interfaces, but most of us will agree that not everybody is good at making Android look great no matter how long the spec sheet is. That's why many readers find it funny when our answer is: Samsung Galaxy Nexus. ...

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    A few days ago Michael wrote an article about how how Samsung is ruining the Galaxy brand. There's no question that Samsung has some very high-end, well-built phones that carry the "Galaxy" moniker. There are also some "Galaxy" devices that don't serve to build up the Galaxy brand, instead they're trying to ride the wave of popularity that the "good" Galaxy devices have built up over time. The Galaxy Camera, really Samsung? This got me thinking about the other forefront Android brand, Google's own Nexus. What is a "Nexus"? Just what is a "Nexus"? According to Dictionary.com, "Nexus" is a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent leaks of the first photo taken by the Samsung i9260, dubbed the possible Galaxy Nexus 2. We then talk about our iPhone 5 review and impressions of what things went positive for the phone. Then we go through all the bad parts of the iPhone 5, which have actually made a lot of buzz in the media lately. Then we talk about RIM's new moves with BlackBerry 10 devices reaching carriers and some other desperate measures to try to gain back developers. We end today's show by talking about Google's sad dismiss of a Google Maps client for iOS. ...

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    Maybe HTC's five-inch 1080p Android will be an upcoming Google Nexus device, one of several such models from a number of OEMs, but what about a straight-up Galaxy Nexus 2? Surely a new Samsung model would be a prime candidate for joining that club, right? We've been looking into the possibility of the Samsung GT-i9260 as being that handset, and checked out some specs attributed to the phone. We've yet to get a look at the hardware itself, but now we might have the chance to at least see what the phone's own camera can do, upon the discovery of some images purported to be snapped by the ...

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    Sprint seems to be having a hard time with 4G. First they deployed Wi-Max while everyone else was jumping on the LTE band-wagon, now users are complaining that they're not getting LTE on their LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphones -- even when they're allegedly under an LTE umbrella. What gives? It turns out there's some magic going on -- well, maybe some well-intentioned technical stuff anyway. The problem, it seems, happens when you've got a stronger 3G signal that your 4G signal. When that's the case the phone figures you'd rather have a reliable signal than a fast one. ...

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    We've caught wind of a couple new developments for Samsung fans on Verizon, getting news both of the Jelly Bean update for the carrier's version of the Galaxy Nexus finally showing up on owners' phones, as well as word that sales are finally underway of the long-promised Developer Edition of the Galaxy S III. Galaxy Nexus system software build JRO03O has started landing for Verizon users, bringing the phone up to Android 4.1.1. If you haven't seen any notifications for it yet, make sure that your phone has WiFi turned on, as release notes mention that its distribution won't be going ...

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    It seems like we just got done talking about what a recent spate of success Google Wallet was seeing, now only to be inundated by stories of Verizon users suddenly finding themselves unable to access the service; what's going on? Verizon doesn't officially support Google Wallet on its version of the Galaxy Nexus, and users who sideloaded the app or otherwise modified their phone's software to allow it to be installed recently started running into error messages telling them their device/network was unsupported. You can blame all this on last week's update to Google Wallet. Apparently, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Amazon's new Kindle Fire line-up which includes a more powerful Kindle Fire with last year's design along with a new Kindle Fire HD in 7 and 8.9-inch flavors. We later talk about the recent leak of an iPad Mini casing that includes a back camera. We then talk about the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G on Sprint's network. Then we go through the recent leak of Verizon's fall line-up, which includes HTC's mysterious device and also the Nokia Lumia 822. We end today's show by talking about the recent ...

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    If you have either the Samsung Nexus S 4G or the Galaxy Nexus on Sprint you might want to look out today for an update notification to hit your phone. You might also want to manually check for its existence (even if it is mentioned that you will not be able to pull it over-the-air on your own) because you definitely want to have it on your phone; we're talking about the Jelly Bean update, the fastest Android version yet. According to the image below, today should be the day when the two phones get a refresh which will bump the version numbers all the way to JRO03R for the Nexus S 4G ...

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    Will Google stick with Samsung for the next Nexus-series phone? If this spec sheet that just leaked is accurate, it looks like Samsung could be returning for a three-peat, with what amounts to a small upgrade over last year's Galaxy Nexus. Instead of a quad-core Exynos, this document claims the phone would stick to a dual-core SoC, but ramp the clock speed up to 1.5GHz. Unfortunately, there's no work on just which SoC we're talking about, only that it won't be a new design based around A15 cores. Supposedly, this model GT-I9260 will keep a 4.65-inch display, which is now noted as an HD ...

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    For as excited as we get about new and unreleased smartphone hardware, we're still nostalgic for some of the handsets of years past. When it comes to Android devices, you can't get more classic than the HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1, the first Android phone to hit the market all the way back in 2008. Just because it's an oldie doesn't mean developers have forgotten about it, and thanks to their work, users who have held onto their G1s this whole time can now upgrade their phones to Jelly Bean. This CM10 port is just a pre-alpha release, so there's still plenty of work to be done. For now, cellular ...

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    Factory images are those files which can save your device should you run into trouble. After all, these are Nexus devices, and power users will likely be flashing all sorts of custom ROMs. You can use factory images to restore your Nexus device's original factory firmware. Following the source link below you will be able to grab the Jelly Bean factory images for the Samsung-made Google Nexus S (soju and sojua versions), Samsung-made Google Galaxy Nexus (yakju and takju variants) and the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 tablet (nakasi). Sadly, they're not available for the Korean (sojuk), Sprint ...

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