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 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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    With pre-orders starting for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices it is a normal move for Google to start delivering the new version of the OS to older Nexus phones. It appears that this is exactly the case as there have been plenty of reports of Android 4.2 popping up as an OTA update for Galaxy Nexus phones. According to reports, only GSM flavors of the Galaxy Nexus are getting the refresh, complete with Gesture Typing, Photosphere and all the other cool stuff (sans multiple user support). Furthermore, if you have a Takju device you can grab the update manually from this link and play ...

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    One of the cool things about the mobile technology sector is its massive scale, and the sheer volume of tech news that flows daily as a result. A lot of that is hard news, but some, inevitably, is the less-firm stuff: leaks, renders, rumors, and so on. As a whole, the tech media does a fairly good job of separating the wheat from the chaff, but sometimes fakes are so good -or so alluring- that they slip by. Such was the case with the rumored Sony Nexus X smartphone "leaked" a few weeks back, a rainbow-unicorn of a device which, like so many of its ilk, ultimately proved too good to be ...

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    After you've used your smartphone or tablet for a good, long time, eventually you're going to want to get a new one. What are you going to to with your old one? Will you put it in a drawer and let it collect dust? Or will you give it to a friend or family member, or maybe even sell it? Whatever you end up doing, it would be wise to run it through a "factory reset" before letting it leave your hands! In this video we'll go through the steps necessary to wipe four different devices, the T-Mobile G2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Droid RAZR HD, and Nexus 7. We'll show you how it's all done on devices ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent Nexus 10 leaks that include some amazing discoveries when it comes to the display. Then we move on to the LG Nexus 4 and some other news regarding the current Galaxy Nexus. We later talk about Verizon's launch of the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR HD MAXX on retail. Then we go through some recent leaks regarding the iPad just days away from the iPad Mini announcement. We end today's show talking about Sony's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade plans, which sadly always disappoint. All this and more after the break.

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    It was bound to happen sooner or later: now one year since Google first announced the Galaxy Nexus, and with signs of at least one new Nexus handset on the horizon, the venerable Galaxy Nexus is getting ready to finally hang up its hat, upon word of the phone being marked for end-of-life by one carrier, with more likely to follow. While Europe was first to get its hands on the Galaxy Nexus, Canada wasn't far behind, and Bell introduced the handset there on December 8 of last year. Now a leak from Bell's computer system shows that the GNex has reached EOL status, effective as of yesterday. ...

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    Last week, Google pushed Android 4.1.2 live, integrating its changes into the Android Open Source Project. The initial distribution of 4.1.2 arrived as updates for Nexus 7 tablets, and in the days that followed, we saw Google add some new 4.1.2 factory images for other hardware. There's a time and a place for installing one of those, but most users were looking for updates that would bring them to 4.1.2 without having to start from scratch. Luckily, it looks like there was only a short wait before Google got to releasing the new Android for some of its Nexus phones, with reports now coming ...

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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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