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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    Whether you run Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Samsung Nexus S the official or community-way really doesn't matter as last year's "pure Android" does a great job. Face Unlock, however, is missing but there's a way for you to enable it. It doesn't matter how well it works as a concept or whether if it's more of a gimmick than something useful, you can now take advantage of the VGA front-facer of the Nexus S to enable the feature. It was left out of the code but thankfully the community proves once again that great things can be achieved in Android-land. Regardless if you have ...

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    Google Wallet is an app that lets you pay for purchases using the NFC chip in your Android-powered smartphone on special "PayPass" credit card terminals -- but it is only "officially" available on the Sprint Nexus S 4G. Nexus S 4G If you want to run Google Wallet on your Sprint Nexus S 4G, simply download the Google Wallet app from the Android Market and you're all set! If you want to run Google Wallet on another device you've got some work ahead of you. In this video we'll show you the app working on a GSM Nexus S and GSM Galaxy Nexus. If you'd like to get Google Wallet on your ...

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    I often find myself wanting to grab a quick snack or soft-drink while I'm at work, but I don't frequently carry cash. If I want that snack break I have to hop in my car and drive to a convenience store and use my card to buy my sweets. More often than not, I just head to the drinking fountain and fill my bottle with water rather than making the trip to get a soda. Credit card equipped vending machines aren't that common in the US, and generally speaking, we can't buy our goodies with our phones like some in other countries can. That's about to change, if Cantaloupe has their way! ...

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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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    Based on some comments and feedback I received from previous editorial, I'm not the only one that thinks Samsung's shiny plastic cases give them impression they're "cheaper quality" than other phones with metal cases or battery covers. To address the issue on his Nexus S, XDA-Developer AardvarkAdventure took it upon himself to remedy the "problem" -- with sandpaper. Using what we have to assume would void parts of your warranty, this crafty fellow was able to mimic a charcoal-colored brushed-aluminum finish on the battery cover of his Nexus S. His instructions require a fair amount of ...

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    With the recent announcement of Ice Cream Sandwich, pocketnow readers are asking themselves whether they should shell out the money for the new Galaxy Nexus, or if they should wait until the Nexus S gets it's Android 4.0 update (which we're sure it will). Once the new Galaxy Nexus comes, it's older sibling, the Nexus S, should see a price-drop. Theoretically you could pick yourself up a Nexus S after the new phone goes on sale and save a bunch of change... then simply wait for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to come to the Nexus S and get most of the benefits of the new OS. (In ...

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    While the devs behind CyanogenMod have stated that they're waiting until the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich source code is released before attempting to integrate the new operating system with their project, other devs are attempting the kludgy business of using the files from the recently-released Ice Cream Sandwich SDK to try and force the OS on a smartphone ahead of schedule. It looks like he still has a very long way to go, but one such intrepid soul has revealed his efforts so far in getting Ice Cream Sandwich onto a Nexus S 4G. Probably the most annoying problem at the moment is the ...

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    We've already heard HTC analyzing the newest Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, in order to perfect an upgrade plan -- and hopefully other manufacturers will do that too. Google comes to the rescue giving out some precious information about the update. The second Google-phone, the Samsung Nexus S, will get its Ice Cream Sandwich treat (officially), according to Google's Gabe Cohen. The latest version of Android "theoretically should work for any 2.3 device" is a statement that both Gabe Cohen and Matias Duarte seem to agree upon. In the light of this information it is really up to the phone ...

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    Just moments after the Google | Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich launch event concluded, the AndroidDevelopers Channel on YouTube posted the first official promotional video of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first phone to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which will be released sometime next month. The video highlights many of the new features of ICS as well as the sleek curves of the new smartphone -- all in a very Tron-esque style. What is your favorite feature of Android Ice Cream Sandwich? What do you like or dislike about the Galaxy Nexus? Let us know in the comments! Source: AndroidDevelopers

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    All signs pointed to it coming, and now Google Wallet is here. First Samsung released a software update to the Nexus S 4G on Sprint that brought the app to the Android phone, followed by Google's official announcement of the service's launch. Nexus S 4G system software GWK74 is on its way to users currently. As well as installing the Google Wallet app, the software includes security updates for your phone. We haven't heard any estimate as to how long it's expected to reach all NS4G owners. Of course, to make any use of Google Wallet, you'll need to set up a payment method. Right now, the ...

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    As Google gets its ducks in a row for the national launch of Google Wallet, the company is trying to spread the word of just what its NFC-using system will be capable of, putting together a teaser video and assembling a site with some early info on the system. Google revisits a classic episode of Seinfeld, injecting itself into George Costanza's struggles with his overloaded wallet. With records of all his transactions stored on a smartphone, the reasoning goes, hapless George could have avoided this mess. The Google Wallet site gives visitors a once-over of the system's features and ...

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    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not in the world of Google's Android project. This week we discuss the recent teaser of a Samsung event in Berlin on September 1st and we also breeze through all the leaks of the week, which by the way include information on the Google Nexus Prime and how it may bring a 720p resolution screen to the market. We go through all the all the Andriod Smartphone releases for the week and all the software updates you definitely must look out for. In the Dark Side we go through the HTC Evo 3D getting its bootloader unlocked ...

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    Sprint has just announced that one of their best 4G Smartphones has just gotten more affordable. The Google Nexus S 4G is now selling for $29.99 after a new two-year contract, which is a dramatic price drop from the launch fee of $200 over the same conditions. Now, to top that off, you could simply choose to save yourself those $30 and get the same Nexus S 4G at either Best Buy or Amazon for free after you sign the Sprint contract. Rumors have Google already preparing to bring forth a new generation Smartphone that brings the full Android experience. The name is hinted to be the Google ...

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    Just a couple of months ago, Swype came out with the beta release of Swype 3.0, adding new features like the ability to make use of the app's predictive text engine when entering text via tap, instead of swipe. While that had been the way to get the very latest Swype onto your smartphone, the latest release is a little more exclusive, coming first to users of the Nexus S 4G on Sprint. This release adds the ability to perform certain actions via gesture. To quickly paste text you've stored on the clipboard, you simply swipe from the onscreen Swype key to the the letter V, mirroring the ...

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    The Samsung-made Google Nexus S is the Google phone of the moment offering the best Android experience. It is available on AT&T, T-Mobile and the Nexus S 4G is on Sprint. Fancy this phone on any of these carriers? Best Buy has got you covered! You can get a Google Nexus S for free on either carrier if you grab it taking advantage of Best Buy's one-day sale. The offer is valid for both a new phone or an upgrade purchase with two year activation and it ends on August 3, at 11:59 p.m. CT. Head over to a Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile specialty store to get your free Nexus S or head online at ...

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