Posts tagged with: Nexus One
  • by | February 3, 2014 3:02 PM

    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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  • by | November 28, 2013 11:58 AM

    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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  • by | May 28, 2013 7:07 PM

    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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  • by | May 3, 2013 6:37 PM

    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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  • by | April 10, 2013 7:08 PM

    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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  • by | October 1, 2012 11:06 AM

    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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  • by | August 27, 2012 8:00 AM

    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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  • by | August 27, 2012 2:17 AM

    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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  • by | July 20, 2012 5:39 PM

    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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  • by | July 20, 2012 2:19 AM

    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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  • by | February 8, 2012 2:52 AM

    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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  • by | February 5, 2012 5:51 PM

    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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  • by | December 9, 2011 10:19 AM

    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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  • by | December 3, 2011 2:34 AM

    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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  • by | November 21, 2011 4:21 PM

    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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