Posts tagged with: Nexus One
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    Earlier we wrote about an alleged Google Nexus S phone that would be the successor to the outgoing Nexus One. The name appeared in a Best Buy ad with a mention of the T-Mobile network. If you head to Best Buy Mobile's website right now, you can see an image of a never-before-seen device that looks to have similar design to the Galaxy S series of devices. Is this the Nexus S? Perhaps. Also note the use of green icons in the notification bar, plus the green coloring on the web browser icon on the bottom of the screen, which may indicate that this device is running Android 2.3 (which promises ...

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    Best Buy has seemingly posted and quickly pulled both a pre-order ad and product page for the so-called "Google Nexus S," which may be the rumored Nexus One followup said to be manufactured by Samsung. The ad, still viewable thanks to Google cache (see source link below), reads: "Pure Google. The Nexus S. Available only at Best Buy this holiday season." Unfortunately the accompanying image is broken, and following the pre-order link leads to a blank page -- which is, however, titled "Google Nexus S." First rumored by British financial daily City A.M. and then allegedly confirmed by both ...

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    The T-Mobile myTouch 4G comes with it, and the T-Mobile G2 just got an update to enable it... what is it? It's the ability to make and receive phone calls over a connected WiFi network rather than over T-Mobile's cellular network. First off, why would you want to do this? It's only good for T-Mobile users, and if you're not on an unlimited minutes plan, WiFi minutes still count against your plan's minutes. You don't get a discount on your bill. You have to provide your own WiFi. So why would you want to do it? Simply put, sometimes your cellular signal isn't that great, or you might be ...

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    Looks like another piece of the puzzle falls in place right after Gingerbread man was installed at Google's, as we get a first, clear indication of the upcoming OS' availability. Open Handset Alliance's official - Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez - tweeted something which translates to the following: "Prepare your Nexus One (Developer version) for Android OTA update 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the next few days:-D". If this is about the dev-phone available from Google, lots of users will be hit with Android 2.3 Gingerbread update over-the-air in the next couple of days, maybe even this week, and then the ...

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    Google and Samsung are indeed working together on a phone being called Nexus Two in the media, according TechCrunch's Michael Arrington, although a major hardware bug apparently delayed the phone beyond a possible November 11th launch. The report says that the handset may not actually be called the N2, but has been dubbed that due to its stock build of Android, since the Nexus One (pictured) also lacked any OEM or carrier enhancements. As we had suspected, TechCrunch states with certainty that this device will not launch at Samsung's Manhattan Android event tomorrow, where we should ...

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    Nokia doesn't like Android for some reason. Many people have their suspicions as to why, but suffice it to say, Android's not coming to a Nokia phone any time soon. That's okay, we're not bitter. In fact, one ambitious developer decided to do what Nokia wouldn't... only the other way around: he got MeeGo to run on a Nexus One. It's not feature complete, and not entirely stable, but it boots, it runs, and it shows off what MeeGo looks like and what it can do. How do you do it? It's a little more in-depth than what I can go into here (okay, it's a LOT more in-depth), but it shouldn't be ...

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    It seems that just yesterday Google was denying that there would be a Nexus Two. We now have reason to believe that there will indeed by a Nexus Two, thanks to recent rumors from some pretty reputable places. Gizmodo recently designed a mockup of a Galaxy S-like device from Samsung that they thought would take the title as the Nexus Two. Well, if Asian news site Danawa is to believed, Samsung has come out to say that rumors of a Nexus Two made by Samsung are "simply not true." So, then, which company will be tasked to manufacturer the next-generation Google phone? Our bets are still on ...

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    Alright, until I see shots of this phone in the wild, and until any of these shots have the words "Nexus Two" stamped in hardware or software, I'll call this a rumor. Gizmodo claims to have seen Google's next try into selling a phone, this time called the Nexus Two. If the report is real, there are lots of changes in comparison to the legendary Nexus One. First of all, this time it's apparently made by Samsung, and the demo shot offered looks a lot like another Galaxy S Android phone. I wouldn't hold my breath on considering the shot real though, since it's apparently a Mock-up Giz came up ...

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    Google is poised to release a followup to its Nexus One smartphone in the UK, claims free British financial daily City A.M., despite that handset's (pictured above) reportedly poor sales. This time around, states the piece, Google will distribute the so-called Nexus Two exclusively through Carphone Warehouse, as the retailer has extensive experience selling unlocked handsets. No specs were given for this purported device, although it is said to run Android 3.0 (2.3?) Gingerbread. City A.M. reports that we can expect a release "in time for Christmas." Frankly we're a bit skeptical of this ...

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    Though not available in the "stable" release of CyanogenMod ROM (one of the most popular after-market, open-source custom ROM's) the nightly-build of CyanogenMod for the Google Nexus One has been updated to finally enable the FM radio that's been sitting unused inside the phone all this time. What's more, this isn't the HTC radio that's present in other phones. Rather, The developers behind the MIUI ROM (a ROM similar to CyanogenMod) started from scratch to write their own open-source radio. Would the Nexus One ever have seen an official FM Radio if it weren't for the open-source ...

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    When the Nexus One and Motorola Droid hit the scene we all had high hopes regarding their cool car docks. The Nexus Dock was somewhat revolutionary using Bluetooth in the Dock to talk to Bluetooth in the phone, thus reducing the number of physical connections to just just a few metal contact points. What was cool were the "magic gold dots" on the bottom of the Nexus One. These, when paired with matching dots on the Car Dock and Desktop Dock provided power to charge the device without having to chase down your microUSB cable and plug it into the device. Both devices shipped with a new app ...

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    Lucky for us Android users, we don't have to reboot often. When we hit the "power" button the phone goes into a sleep mode which usually turns off the screen and WiFi (unless you've told it to do otherwise). This lets the phone stay ready to receive emails, text messages, and phone calls at a moment's notice. Sometimes, however, you just want to turn the thing off: movie theaters, and when you're asleep come to mind. Unfortunately, turning the phone back on again usually takes around 30-45 seconds. That's far too long given today's technology. HTC decided to change that with their new ...

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    If you've got a Google Nexus One and you haven't unlocked it, rooted it, and/or flashed a custom ROM on it, there's an update for you! If, on the other hand, you have done any of those, this update isn't for you. Don't proceed any further. This update is coming OTA (over-the-air), but if you haven't gotten it yet and want to manually update, here's how you do it. 1. Download the 2.2.1 firmware from Google. 2. Rename it to update.zip (for you newbies, update.zip.zip is wrong), and place it on the root of your microsd card. 3. Turn off off your Nexus One. 4. Hold the VOLUME DOWN button and ...

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    If you're running the Nexus One, you'll be happy to know that the latest FRG33 build that has leaked into the wild offers a lot of performance improvements and is said to be very fast compared to the previous FRF91 build. The build is said to come with a new radio ROM, and details of the build are listed as such: Android version: 2.2 Basebrand: 32.41.00.32u_5.08.00.04 Kernel: 2.6.32.9-27237 Build: FRG33 Enterprising users who want to load this leaked build for the Nexus One can head on over to XDA-Developers. (via: Android Central)

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    So, other than a "lag fix" that both Samsung and independent developers are working on, the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G (a Galaxy S phone) is remarkably fast. (We'll talk more about that in an upcoming article.) How fast is it? In this video we look at a hacked Google Nexus One running a super-fast Froyo ROM with the stock Epic 4G. We look at overall interface elements (using the same Launcher app and similar widgets), side-by-side benchmarking, 802.11n data speeds, and 3G data speeds. Since the Nexus One doesn't have 4G WiMax on-board this seemed a fair comparison. I know, I know, you want to ...

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    The beauty of purchasing a stock Android smartphone is that you can get Android updates more quickly and not have to wait for manufacturers and carriers to customize any add-on UI overlays and test it, and that was the promise of Google's attempt at the Nexus One, that is until the Android maker had decided to end the handset for consumer purchase as well as kill its lineage of successors. Since the Nexus One, another super-phone has emerged in the name of Samsung's Galaxy S, which had fulfilled many of the Nexus One's ambitious plans: offer compelling hardware, offer a similar phone ...

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    The Nexus One is currently my favorite Android phone. I was more than a little let down when Google announced they were discontinuing it and it would no longer be available for sale. Shortly thereafter, Google resurrected the Nexus One as the "official developer phone". Even though it wasn't available to the public, it could still be gotten relatively easily. Then Tim Bray wrote the following on the Android Developers blog: "A couple of weeks ago, we arranged that registered developers could buy an unlocked Nexus One via their publisher page in Android Market. We think it's a good ...

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    Last month I told you about the new Korean radio for the Nexus One, and how many people were reporting increased data speeds over the "stock" radio. Now that T-Mobile is gearing up for HSPA+ in the U.S. some people with the Korean radio are reporting a 10x speed increase. But it's not just hacked Nexus One's that are seeing the improvements, the latest HTC Desire 2.2 update includes the same radio. Whether or not this means the radio is HSPA+ ready, or that T-Mobile is just preparing certain towers for HSPA+ by increasing bandwidth we don't know. If you're running baseband version ...

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    After retiring the company's branded Nexus One Android smartphone from consumer sales and eventually killing off the brand, Google has now finally re-opened sales of the Google-phone to Android developers. Users who wish to purchase the Nexus One as a developer can visit the official Google page for developers to get the details. The registration fee ($25) and the cost of the phone ($529) brings the total cost to around $555 to obtain your unlocked Nexus One for development and testing of the latest apps and wares on Google's latest OS. Unfortunately, while the original Nexus One for ...

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    Smartphone cameras are getting better with each new release, but they're still lacking when it comes to taking close up, or macro images. An industrious user over at XDA has whipped up a macro lens attachment for his Nexus One that is made from a disposable camera lens, some glue, and some wire. The resulting macro shots are quite impressive, as you can see below. Hit the source link to learn how to make a similar add on for your Nexus One, or really, any camera phone. (via: XDA)

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    Those who have not snagged their one Nexus One for a truly unlocked Android phone experience have missed their calling as Google has announced that it has sold out of its last batch of smartphones. The company has also stated recently that it will not be offering a Nexus Two successor as the Nexus One was successful in fulfilling Google's vision for the device. Developers who need an unlocked smartphone should still be able to order the Nexus One that way, but for the average US consumers, the boat has since sailed; customers in other parts of the world could still purchase the Nexus One ...

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    Yes, it is possible to run Ubuntu on your rooted Nexus One or EVO 4G! This is another "Why? Because I can!" hack... and if you thought the Windows 95 hack was cool, this should blow you away -- but is significantly more complex! The first thing you need to understand is, unlike running Windows 95 on your Android (which is pretty much useless), running Ubuntu on your Android is just that, running a full-blown, modern desktop operating system on your phone. You can run command-line programs, and even VNC into the GUI and run graphical programs, too. I'm not going into the steps on how to do ...

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    Some sites post articles or videos, send them off into the ether, and abandon them. I've always thought that was a bit arrogant, and somewhat sad. Since joining the pocketnow team in February of this year one of my personal goals has been to open a dialog with the readers. I try and monitor my posts and videos for a few days after they're published and interact with comments and questions. (How have I been doing so far?) More and more frequently, my articles have been raising questions that are off-topic for the article, and my readers have been contacting me with these questions (which is ...

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    Previously we wrote about the technological differences between Qualcomm's Snapdragon CPU (found on the EVO 4G, Nexus One, Desire, Droid Incredible, etc) and Samsung's Hummingbird CPU (found on all Galaxy S smartphones). In this video, we add the Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 to the mix and put all three CPUs against each other to determine which "feels" fastest in everyday use. To achieve this, we see which device boots up fastest, which exhibits the smoothest internet performance, and so on. In the end, as you can see in the video, the Hummingbird and OMAP 3630 seems to beat out the ...

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    If you're not a developer, this is your last chance to get an official Google Phone as Google has announced that it has just received its final shipment of Nexus One Android smartphones. Developers would still be able to order a Nexus One through the developer portal after the consumer stock gets depleted, but for average consumers, this is your last chance to get your hands on the official Google offering before inventory runs down. After the Nexus One, Google has already stated that the device has fulfilled its purpose and there will not be a Nexus Two successor. At this point, if you ...

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