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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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    RIM launched the new BlackBerry OS 7 platform yesterday with the occasion of launching the brand new BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 smartphone variants that are bringing the platform refresh to the world. At that time of the presentation, RIM claimed that the browser on BlackBerry OS 7 is able to outperform both Apple's Safari on iPhone's iOS and Google's Android browser. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 was compared in terms of browsing to the iPhone 4, Nexus One and Nexus S and the numbers are rather interesting. RIM claims 1.6 times faster page loading than on BlackBerry OS 6. SunSpider test ...

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    Earlier today Google teased us with the promise of a "surprise" coming to the Nexus S. A few hours later they announced that Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 would be distributed over-the-air over the "next few weeks". Included in the .4 revision to Gingerbread are various bug fixes for the Nexus One and video chat for the Google Talk app on the Nexus S. This is a major milestone as it will theoretically bridge the gap between desktop and mobile video chatting! What's more, they say that's not even their big surprise! Source: @googlenexus on Twitter 1,2

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    About a year ago I showed you the Google Nexus One Desktop Dock, and although it wasn't perfect, it did it's job simply and elegantly. Unfortunately it's only compatible with the Nexus One. Desktop docks for other smartphones have the same problem: they only work with the phone for which they're designed. What we need is a generic desktop dock that can work with virtually any smartphone, and can easily be modified for new ones! All we need is a little imagination and a handful of Lego blocks! At least that's what this inventive person thought. Here's what he came up with. CAD Rendering In ...

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    Google Nexus One owners may have been expecting to get Gingerbread a little earlier than they did, with a couple months between the release of Android 2.3 and the update for their phones. Despite that initial wait, Google came through with the software in February, bringing the company's first experiment into phone sales up to date with the Nexus S. Unfortunately, it looks like not all has been well with Gingerbread on the Nexus One, as some users have been running into problems with voice calls, and Google may not be taking the issue as seriously as we might hope. The problem manifests ...

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    System images and OEMs publishing them is what makes an open ecosystem really good and HTC has just posted the latest Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread system image for the Nexus One on the Developer Center. Sure it's nothing just baked, but it's the official GRI40 image and is now public for everyone to download, whether you're a Chef building custom ROMs or just a curious user who wants to take a peek under the hood. Public releases often help combat and correct bugs and errors and we're always glad to see a new version up there. Now go grab it and get your hands dirty! Source: HTC ...

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    Part of the core of what makes Android Android has been its open-source development, creating a thriving community of hackers and tinkerers. Much of this scene is fed by the periodic release of the Android source code, letting developers adapt the software for not-yet-supported handsets. This seems so intrinsically Android that it's almost shocking to learn that Google is not planning on releasing Honeycomb code anytime soon, fearing that unauthorized smartphone ports would create a user experience too awful to allow. Business Week reports that Google has been telling hardware companies ...

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