Posts tagged with: Nexus S 4G

[Full Nexus S 4G Review] The Nexus S 4G was announced at CTIA 2011. The Nexus S 4G is running Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Inside it's packing a Qualcomm Hummingbird 1GHz CPU, coupled with 512MB of RAM and 1GB of ROM. It is also features a Near Field Communications chip and the ability to run on Sprint's 4G WiMax network. The bright screen uses Super AMOLED technology and is 4" and WVGA 800x480 resolution. Read on for the latest Nexus S 4G news, reviews, and videos:

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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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    If your phone or tablet is in Google's Nexus family you can quickly and easily restore your device to the latest, stock image. If you've already applied a custom ROM and don't want it anymore, want to force an update to the lastest version of Android, or even convert your YAKJUxx Galaxy Nexus to a TAKJU or YAKJU version for faster OTA updates, this is how you do it. Before we get started, following these instructions will wipe what's on your device, and anytime we talk about flashing there's a risk (albeit slight) that your device may never wake up again. Proceed at your own risk. Next, ...

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    If you have either the Samsung Nexus S 4G or the Galaxy Nexus on Sprint you might want to look out today for an update notification to hit your phone. You might also want to manually check for its existence (even if it is mentioned that you will not be able to pull it over-the-air on your own) because you definitely want to have it on your phone; we're talking about the Jelly Bean update, the fastest Android version yet. According to the image below, today should be the day when the two phones get a refresh which will bump the version numbers all the way to JRO03R for the Nexus S 4G ...

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    Factory images are those files which can save your device should you run into trouble. After all, these are Nexus devices, and power users will likely be flashing all sorts of custom ROMs. You can use factory images to restore your Nexus device's original factory firmware. Following the source link below you will be able to grab the Jelly Bean factory images for the Samsung-made Google Nexus S (soju and sojua versions), Samsung-made Google Galaxy Nexus (yakju and takju variants) and the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 tablet (nakasi). Sadly, they're not available for the Korean (sojuk), Sprint ...

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    Owners of Nexus-series Androids might remember that back in February, Google revealed that CDMA-based models like the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon and the Nexus S 4G on Sprint wouldn't be seeing full support through the Android Open Source Project. The problem was in the requirement for carrier-signed binaries for handling basic phone functionality, making it impossible to compile the full source for one of these handsets yourself. That was unfortunate news for devs hoping to do serious work on these models, but Google's hands seemed tied. Today, Google announced a breakthrough towards ...

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    Google Wallet is Google's payment processing system. There's an online version and an Android app that runs on certain phones with specific hardware and lets you use your smartphone like a credit card. In the past we've described Google Wallet as "the coolest app that you can't have" because it's been limited to a very few phones on only a couple carriers. What have been the problems? First of all, your phone has to have an NFC chip and a "secure element". Today, not many phones have the necessary hardware, and ironically, some phones have the hardware built-in, but it's sitting dormant. ...

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    With the NFC-enabled Google Wallet app arriving on more devices, more phones coming with NFC, and batteries not getting any bigger, is is safe to upgrade your battery? Given the fact that batteries in these phones have a message on them that indicate they include NFC inside the battery itself, can you you simply swap your battery? Will doing so make Google Wallet stop working? How does all this magical NFC stuff work, anyway? We'll answer that, and more, in today's episode of the Android Guy Weekly! What is NFC? NFC, or Near Field Communication, is essentially just another transceiver ...

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    As the past generation of Android smartphones ever-so-slowly starts receiving updates to bring them forward to Ice Cream Sandwich, we've heard plenty of promises from both manufacturers and carriers about which devices would end up making the Android 4.0 cut, and which would be left behind. Today we've got some updated info on the manufacturer side of things, with Samsung publishing a carrier-by-carrier breakdown of which models would be seeing ICS updates in the States. Since we've already heard commentary about many of these models and their prospects for ICS before, this document isn't ...

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    We've been seeing leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs for the Samsung Nexus S 4G on Sprint show up since late January, and before then we had custom user-generated ROMs that brought Android 4.0 to the smartphone. In mid-March, we heard that official updates for both the Nexus S and Nexus S 4G were due shortly, and just earlier this week we saw a new leaked 4.0.4 ROM arrive; it definitely looked like that update was right on the cusp of arriving. Today, Sprint finally flips the switch, announcing the arrival of the Nexus S 4G ICS update. Today's update marks the first new software Nexus S 4G ...

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    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to hit Samsung-made Google Nexus S 4G devices on Sprint soon but if you just can't wait until that OTA update notification hits your phone, you might just be lucky! The folks over at BriefMobile have managed to grab what appears to be (claimed) the official Ice Cream Sandwich update which will be hitting devices soon over-the-air. The ROM contains Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and the source link below has everything you need to get started (if you can't wait for the official update or if you don't already run some sort of ICS custom ROM). ...

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    Google Wallet, the app, has had it's ups and downs. Mostly downs. Using your phone's built in NFC chip, Google hopes to turn it into your main payment mechanism -- replacing your credit cards and reward cards all in one fell swoop! Unfortunately it only works (officially) on two phones: the Sprint Nexus S and an unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus (as long as it's not on T-Mobile). Oh, and it's only in the US. Needless to say, it's not been widely adopted. Why is that? Lots of phones have NFC chips in them, they could easily get the app and it would work just great! But it's not available for them. ...

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    Last year's "pure Android" only saw Ice Cream Sandwich via custom ROMs which could be found luckily for both the S and the S 4G. However, if you were waiting for an official Google treat, you were so far out of luck. According to recent reports, Google is preparing to officially update the Samsung-made Nexus S (and the Nexus S 4G on Sprint) to the latest iteration of Android really soon. Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to hit the phones "in the next few weeks" and, given that it's still a rather capable device (and one made by Samsung, just like the Galaxy Nexus), we are wondering what took ...

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    Those of you who rock a Samsung-made Google Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Nexus S 4G or even a Motorola Xoom tablet and are CyanogenMod fans are now able to download CyanogenMod9 nightlies and have their fair share of both flashing and testing. Of course, CyanogenMod nightlies are far from being the real deal but they can definitely be used if you can close your eyes to some of the bugs. Since you're a CM9 fan you probably know the drill by now so head over to the source link below and choose the proper nightly from those that are available, all dated February 24. Source: CyanogenMod

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    An Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Samsung-made Sprint Google Nexus S 4G has been leaked online and, according to reports, chances are that this is the final build the carrier will be rolling out over-the-air. The build number, as you can see in the image above, is IMM26 and everything seems to be working just fine. If you don't want to wait for the official update to hit your device over-the-air, the official way, you can head over to the source link and get to work (insert usual word of warning here). The files will be over at XDA Developers for three days and, while we're sure someone ...

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    You might wait for Google to release an official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Nexus S 4G or, if you are techy and adventurous, you can check out two customs ROMs already out there for the phone that will bring you all the ICS goodness. There are currently two flavors: those who like an experience as close to stock as possible could check out the AOSP 4.0.3 ROM; if more customization, bells and whistles are your thing, there's a MIUI ROM based on Android 4.0.3 with everything working but WiMAX. The official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Google Nexus S 4G shouldn't ...

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