Posts tagged with: Nexus One
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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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    For many of us, remembering the Nexus One is bringing back some good memories. Most of us still find this to be one of the greatest Android phones of all time, and if you're still using one or own one, please enjoy our jealousy for a couple of minutes. Sadly, the fact that the device didn't enjoy the benefits of Ice Cream Sandwich and is still stuck to Gingerbread is the main reason why we know that most of us were forced to move on to more powerful hardware. That said, one of the benefits of KitKat is the fact that it was designed to run on low-powered hardware. It was only a matter of ...

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    If you've been following the news yesterday, you'll notice that there's a lot of buzz about the future of a Nexus smartphone. As it turns out, LG doesn't seem to be working on a Nexus 5 yet, and for those of us that have been following the smartphone industry for the last couple of years, one thing we know is that a new device can't be designed, produced and shipped in just a couple of months before its possible launch in the fall. Now let's be fair, LG stated that they're not working on a "Nexus 5" yet, and if the name of Google's next smartphone isn’t Nexus 5, they wouldn't necessarily ...

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    Smartphones are lightweight computing devices that keep getting more and more powerful. As such, that combination makes them ideal for use in the space program; indeed, we've been hearing NASA talk about using smartphones as the hearts of tiny satellites for some time now. Last month, the agency launched a rocket containing three of its PhoneSats, cubical satellites four inches on a side with that old classic the Nexus One tucked within. As they flew through space, the PhoneSats relayed back to ground stations on Earth, and today NASA makes some of what they had to see public, releasing ...

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    Stuff comes up, folks. Sometimes you've got a pressing appointment in Romania, or a meeting scheduled in Media, PA. Sometimes you're at the day job, other times you're off the grid somewhere in the country. Other times you're buying a car. These things happen. Fortunately for us, these things don't usually happen all at once, which means the Pocketnow Weekly podcast usually features more than two people on the air. But today, listeners, Lady Luck was not with us. Today, Sam the Scheduler was out sick, because every member of the Pocketnow team was otherwise engaged when it came time to ...

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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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    As a follow-up to our previous weekly shows, we decided to go a step further and offer you a daily show of everything that's happening in the Smartphone and Tablet world. Watch this week's Pocketnow Daily as we go through details of NASA's new Nexus Satellite for outer space. We later talk about the details on how Google is now selling the Nexus 7 in Europe. We later go into details of how AT&T will also provide a vacation blackout for employees on the same dates as Verizon which queues iPhone 5 launch dates. We later talk about a couple of LG smartphone rumors and then end the show ...

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    Reducing costs seems to be among the top items on to-do lists these days and NASA is no exception either. The agency's latest project, dubbed PhoneSat, is aiming towards building and launching the "lowest-cost and easiest to build satellites ever flown in space". We've seen Android being used officially in some instances before (Army tryouts and other Government-related tests alongside private corporate adoption) but this time the little green robot will go into space. PhoneSat 1 will be powered by a Google Nexus One (first gen, HTC-built), and its main purpose will be to send pictures ...

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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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    After seeing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean being ported to the evergreen HTC HD2, it was just a matter of time until the fastest Android mobile operating system got ported to the Nexus One -- given the almost twin-like similarities between the two phones. AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs were available for the Nexus One in November of last year and now it's time for a pre-alpha Jelly Bean ROM to be available for those who want to try it out on the first Nexus phone. The list of things that are working in this ROM is quite impressive so if you want to try it out, read instructions or just browse ...

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    CyanogenMod is undoubtedly the most popular custom ROM offering for many Android phones and tablets and its latest iteration, CM9, is set to bring some Ice Cream Sandwich love to Android fans (way ahead of official manufacturer or carrier updates). However, the team is experiencing some problems with closed-sourced device drivers; until those are available don't expect to see everything working as it should (or a port for that matter). Devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Galaxy Tab 10.1, HP TouchPad and Motorola Xoom are on the official support list; if you have one of these ...

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    Since the days of gray scale LCD screens on PDAs, the stylus has been the invaluable tool which allowed you to precisely navigate the small screen. With killer applications like the venerable PhatWare Calligrapher, which converts hand writing to text, you can use the stylus to mimic the analog world of pen and paper. Along, with integration of cell phone technology, the hope of a converged hand held device for your mobile life was starting to become a reality. As cellular data and push email where implemented, the world was starting to be at one's stylus tip. Microsoft along with Palm were ...

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    Google likes to introduce major advancements in the Android platform with a special device -- their "launch device". They started the tradition with the T-Mobile G1, then later the Nexus One, Nexus S, and more recently the Galaxy Nexus. Let's take a look at the three phones in the Nexus family and see how the Google's flagship device has improved over the years. Nexus One The Nexus One, the first in the family, was the collaboration of Google and HTC and released January 5, 2010. Google tried to challenge the way phones were distributed by selling it directly to customers on "all US ...

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    We've already seen the recent Bit9 study which unveiled popular Android smartphones being vulnerable to malware exploits and hacking attempts and now it's time for a North Carolina State University research to raise a couple of questions regarding pre-installed software. Researchers Michael Grace, Yajin Zhou, Zhi Wang, and Xuxian Jiang at NCSU analyzed popular smartphones: HTC Legend, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Wildfire S, Motorola Droid, Motorola Droid X, Samsung Epic 4G, Google Nexus One and Google Nexus S. The research found that while the model implementation of Android on Google's own handsets ...

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    Remember when Google said the Nexus One just wasn't up to running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? That was just shy of a month ago. Since then we've seen only an SDK port running on the Nexus One, but now we've got an AOSP Custom ROM for it, too! ... and it's not alone! For those who don't know, AOSP is the Android Open Source Project, the place where you "can find the information and source code you need to build an Android-compatible device." It's been a week since Google released the Ice Cream Sandwich source code to the AOSP. Seven days. In that time we now have AOSP-based custom ROMs ...

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    While we're all waiting for the Galaxy Nexus to arrive and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to be released to the AOSP, the is another way that we can get ICS on our phones: ports from the ICS SDK. In most cases the result is closer to something you'd expect from "Dr. Frankenstein" than a "plastic surgeon" in terms of elegance and full-functionality, but being able to run ICS on your own phone before it's available to anyone else can be too hard to pass up! Since the SDK was released, here are some of the more noteworthy phones that have gotten the new OS ported to them: Sony Xperia X10 ...

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    There are a few smartphones where the manufacturer has already spoken up about Ice Cream Sandwich and confirmed plans to bring those phones updates to the latest Android OS. An even larger group of phones fall into a wait-and-see category, where the companies behind them have stated that they'll be announcing their upgrade plans after Google finally releases the operating system. What we haven't seen so much are outright rejections of the possibility of Ice Cream Sandwich updates. If you've been wondering just what type of phone wouldn't end up making the cut, we've got one to confirm for ...

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    Once Google releases an SDK for their latest version of Android, it's never long before someone picks it up and starts porting it to other devices. Such is the case with one developer who has gotten the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich SDK ported over to the Nexus One. Like most SDK ports, it's not perfect: Wi-Fi doesn't work, video decoding doesn't work, audio has hiccups, and it's a bit unstable. In short, you're not going to use this as your daily driver. Even still, ICS is running fairly well (albeit buggy) on the somewhat dated hardware of the Nexus One. Source: dr1337md

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    The Google Nexus One managed to stay up-to-date all this time mainly because Mountain View managed to keep its promise and continuously push out refreshes as they were stable. The phone recently got its Android 2.3.6 update. The Nexus One Android 2.3.6 build is GRK39F and, from the description, it contains "important bug fixes and security patches". What you need to do in order to apply is to download the ROM file from the source link and then go through the update process (you most probably know by now). Let us know if you find anything out of the ordinary in the new ROM. Source: Google ...

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    Now that Android Ice Cream Sandwich is official, when are we going to get the new smartphone that launches it? After Froyo first landed on the Nexus One, and the Nexus S arrived with Gingerbread, won't we need a new Google phone to serve as the template all other Ice Cream Sandwich devices look to for inspiration, running clean Android with no extra UI enhancements? Well, Google isn't ready to announce the Nexus 3 quite yet, not confirm that it would be an ICS launch phone, but the company is thinking long and hard about it, with Andy Rubin commenting at Google I/O that "Google is ...

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    The HTC-made Google Nexus One might be one-and-a-half years old but it's definitely still kicking! The phone received its Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread treat at the beginning of May and now, Vodafone UK customers get the latest Android build too. According to the carrier's announcement, if you have a Nexus One on Vodafone UK you will soon be hit with a maintenance update in the form of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. It brings the latest Google build, UI enhancements, new Android keyboard, improved power management and more. As with the case of unbranded Nexus One phones, video chat in Android ...

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    In our second set of speed tests, we wanted to find out just how fast Sprint's 4G is compared to T-Mobile's HSPA 3G. This video answers that with a side-by-side comparison. In the video below I use the FCC Test app, which is free in the Market (but crashes after running the test more than a couple times). Running this app, setting your server to the closest one to you and the speed in kbps, run the test a few times and report your network and speeds in the comments below!

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    A leaked picture, purporting to be Google's next Nexus smartphone, has surfaced, showing off a design that lacks the familiar Android buttons. According to the source, supposedly a Google employee on the Android development team, Google is considering both HTC and LG manufacturing this Nexus 3. Whatever they decide on, the phone would be targeted for a December release, along with Android Ice Cream Sandwich itself. While the picture he was able to snap doesn't give us much to go on, it shows the absence of the Android navigation buttons we're used to. ICS, it's claimed, will no longer ...

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    You must have definitely heard about Google Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update to bring Google Talk with Video especially for devices like the Samsung Nexus S which has a front-facing camera. If you somehow missed it, we talked about it in our 13th episode of the Pocketnow PocketCast. The HTC-made Google Nexus One has just received its Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update over-the-air -- make sure to check, you should be able to get yours too -- and it looks like the Video Chat option is missing. This, of course, might have something to do with the fact that the Nexus One doesn't have a ...

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