Posts tagged with: Nexus One
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    For the longest time, I've felt that serious e-mailers and texters needed a hardware keyboard to have the best typing experience possible. In fact, it was the Motorola Q9h that I felt had the best hardware keyboard of any mobile phone. Trouble is, the software on the Q9h is far from modern (kicking it with Windows Mobile 6), so using it today just isn't feasible. Today, there are no shortage of smartphones that utilize an on-screen keyboard for text entry. And in fact, that's fine by me, because I think they're better. Here's why. In a keynote in 2007, Steve Jobs paved the way for the ...

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    Remember the mysterious "third tab" in the Android Market app as seen in the Gingerbread video from earlier today? Turns out it's a new recommended-app feature that is rolling out right now, in advance of Gingerbread. Users of various Android 2.2 devices have been reporting that the Android Market app has automatically updated itself on their phones to include the new tab. Exactly what it's labeled varies from device to device; sometimes it's "Similar", sometimes "Related". The new tab apparently offers suggestions of other apps you may be interested in, based on how they relate to the one ...

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    Looks like some people had all the fun this weekend playing with Nexus Ones powered by both Google's Gingerbread and Honeycomb platforms, as AIRBench shows, an application that benchmarks device performance to determine how it can run Adobe AIR. A Gingerbread update for the Nexus One was already rumored but there was nothing about Honeycomb and the website clearly shows three different builds of the platform running on the Nexus One. The alleged Android 3.0 Honeycomb platform, opposed to 2.3 Gingerbread, was rumored to be tablet-optimized; seeing it running on a Nexus One -- if the numbers ...

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    After Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez's tweet last week -- according to which an OTA update containing Gingerbread will hit devices in the next few day -- everyone was both jealous and anxious while counting the days, maybe even manually checking for updates several times per day. Well, Nexus One did indeed receive an update but the flavor was not Gingerbread. The "important bug fixes and security patches" update is labeled FRG83D and brings the following changes: - Updates to the core and framework JARs - Updates to the Dalvik VM and Webcore libraries - Updates to the Email, Google Services ...

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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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