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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    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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    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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    Have you ever wondered why it's so difficult to transfer something from one phone or tablet to another using NFC? Isn't NFC supposed to make everything easier? I've got the answer to that question, along with a look back at another "transport mechanism" in this week's episode of the Android Guy Weekly. In the days before NFC we had IrDA Long, long ago (okay, not that long ago) we had something called IrDA that literally let you transfer stuff at the speed of light! Infrared light, to be precise... Who knew the speed of light was so slow! IrDA transfers took a long time, but with them you ...

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    No, it is not Jelly Bean, or at least not just yet. As Michael Fisher points it out in his editorial as well as the After the Buzz episode dedicated to the phone, Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners are not happy owners when it comes to the Nexus experience and timely Android platform updates. However, a leak from Verizon's system is showing an upcoming OTA update for the phone. It is reportedly build IMM76Q and there are so far mixed reports: some believe it is a performance improvement and bug fix update while others consider it to be a very small refresh meant to avoid future possible ...

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    We are very lucky to live in today's world of technology, even though many of us don't know it. The multitude of platforms and device manufacturers, as well as the diversity in hardware design, specs and form factors allow us to choose those gadgets which perfectly suit our needs (and pockets). We thought we'd let all of our dear readers know what devices the Pocketnow Editors are carrying at the moment. Carrier variant or unlocked, black, white or other flavor, small, medium or large, tablet, phablet or smartphone, they're all there for us to choose from. Let's dive right in! Adam Z Lein ...

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    For me, the Galaxy Nexus LTE was a series of firsts: it was my first Verizon phone, first LTE device, and my first smartphone with "Nexus" branding. All these attributes were impressive: Verizon's network had a top-notch reputation, LTE was rumored to be super-fast, and getting a Nexus device was supposed to be the short road to timely Android updates and the coolest Google-sourced features. This combination of positives helped justify the $299 expense, and filled me with hope for great things when I bought the phone back in January. Six months later, have these dreams come to pass? Has ...

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