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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Users of the Samsung-made Google Nexus S 4G on Sprint have been waiting for the official ROM update for quite a while now. There were initial rumors about it going live on July 11 with Android 2.3.5 on-board but it got later delayed to July 18. Needless to say July 18 didn’t bring it either but it appears that the file is now live on the Google servers.
Aside from the latest version of Android, 2.3.5 Gingerbread, the update GRJ90 should bring 4G fixes, tweaks, and full support for the smartphone’s secure NFC transceiver. Following the source link will allow you to [...]
We’ve been teased with the promise of a soon-to-arrive update for Samsung’s Nexus S 4G on Sprint WiMAX for a few weeks now. It was supposed to land back on July 11, and then we heard July 18 was a possibility. Those both fizzled, but now Sprint’s put out official word that the update will finally get here on Monday, July 25.
This update, system software GRJ90, will supposedly mark the arrival of Android 2.3.5. It will also activate the secure processing component of the NS4G’s NFC transponder, setting it up to be ready for Google Wallet. We knew that [...]
The Sprint Nexus S 4G should have received an update on July 11 but it unfortunately didn’t happen. It should have brought 4G fixes, tweaks, and full support for the smartphone’s secure NFC transceiver and we also learned that it might as well be a new version of Android 2.3.5.
According to rumors, the update was not cancelled but just delayed. If the information turns out to be true, July 18 is the date to circle in your calendar for the Nexus S 4G update — but careful though, we already circled July 11 and that didn’t happen either. It’s still [...]
Sprint users of the Nexus S 4G may be looking quizzically at their phones today, wondering where their new software update is. After all, we were expecting one to arrive yesterday, supposedly ready to bump the phone up to Android 2.3.5, and enabling secure NFC transmissions. Don’t worry, it’s not just you who’s missing out on the software, as we’ve learned Sprint’s delayed the update’s release.
An internal Sprint screenshot tells the tale, though it’s not much in the way of details. All we learn is that update GRJ90 simply wasn’t [...]
We just learned of a planned updated coming to the Nexus S 4G on Sprint, starting to arrive next Monday. System software GRJ90 is supposed to bring with it some 4G fixes, tweaks, and full support for the smartphone’s secure NFC transceiver. What we couldn’t have guessed from the leaked Sprint document, but has since been revealed by a tipster with early access to the software, is that this will mark the arrival of Android 2.3.5.
Droid-life, which received the pictures verifying the claim, is adamant that this is no hack-job and the displayed version number is [...]
The Samsung made Google Nexus S, as a “Google phone”, offers the best Android possible and the Sprint version, the Nexus S 4G, delivers just as well. There are a couple of issues with the phone though but there’s an upcoming software update to care of the issues.
Coming July 11, the new firmware GRJ90 will bring a couple of new features as well as fixes to the phone. First of all the NFC Secure Element will be enabled; a 4G Settings Widget will be added in addition to the tuned signal strength indicators. TTY support is in and so is NI push support with a [...]
Earlier this year Apple considered that Samsung is ripping it off by copying its iPhone design and applying it to a couple of its own smartphones. Cupertino claimed to take a look at Samsung’s upcoming models and the Korean company instantly responded demanding the same, plus adding in a couple of patents to raise the stakes.
If the original complaint referred to designs of the Samsung Captivate, Continuum, Vibrant, Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Indulge, Mesmerize, Showcase, Fascinate, Nexus S, Gem, Transform, Intercept, and Acclaim smartphones, Apple has amended it to add an [...]
Sprint and Google have come together to co-develop the next Google Phone: Samsung Nexus S 4G, which is basically the same phone as the GSM Nexus S, but with 4G and some other customizations. This partnership helps demonstrate the latest advancements and capabilities of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) in coordination with cutting-edge technology. Or at least that’s what the PR would lead you to believe.
It’s important to remember that the Nexus series isn’t intended to wow, per se. Rather, it’s meant to represent the best possible experience of the Android [...]
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. [...]
The Samsung-made Google Nexus S is the standard when it comes to Android smartphones and Sprint recently announced the Nexus S 4G to benefit its network offerings. Amazon has got a great deal on the smartphone so if you’re planning Android, Nexus S or Sprint, it’s time for a purchase.
Initially available from Sprint at $199.99, the Google Nexus S 4G is going for $49.99 over at Amazon Wireless. Of course, the price is valid with a new two-year contract with Sprint and if you’re looking for an upgrade, $99.99 is the price for you.
Until our final review [...]
Previously, we took you through our unboxing and hardware tour of the Sprint Nexus s 4G. To follow-up, here is our Software video tour for your viewing pleasure:
Ultimately, since the Nexus S 4G is running an unbranded version of Gingerbread, there isn’t much to really set it apart from other Gingerbread devices. This also means one loses some functionality which would normally be included in a carrier or manufacturer-branded kit. For example, the default Samsung phone software opens up a lot of extra tools and capabilities (such as tap to zoom), but the [...]
This is the unboxing of the Sprint Nexus S 4G. Sprint in coordination with Google, have come together to co-develop the next Google Phone: Nexus S 4G, which is basically the same phone as the GSM Nexus S, but with 4G and some other customizations. This partnership helps demonstrate the latest advancements and capabilities of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) in coordination with cutting-edge technology.
The Nexus S 4G is available from Sprint for $200 with a two year contract.
First impressions– Lightweight and thin – Slick plastic back shows [...]
Sprint in coordination with Google, have come together to co-develop the next Google Phone: Nexus S 4G, which is basically the same phone as the GSM Nexus S, but with 4G and some other customizations.
Previously, we took you through our unboxing of the Sprint Nexus s 4G. To follow-up, here is our Hardware video tour for your viewing pleasure:
It has a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU with 512MB of RAM, and 16GB of ROM. The Nexus S 4G features a curved 4″ Contour Display (Super-AMOLED), a 5MP rear plus VGA front-facing camera, WiMAX (4G), and a 1500mAh [...]
Near Field Communications could finally be about to find its killer app, as today Google has revealed details of its NFC-based payment program, Google Wallet, along with deal-finder Google Offers.
Earlier this week we heard that Google and Sprint were planning to announce their NFC-payment venture today. Sure enough, not only is Sprint involved, but Google’s partnered-up with MasterCard and Citibank, as well. This is no exclusive club, though, as Google Wallet will be an open platform, with other carriers and financial institutions invited to join in.
To use Google [...]
It seems like every month or so there’s news of some new plan to finally launch an NFC-based payment system. The networks, smartphone manufacturers, banking interests, and even the likes of Amazon have been said to have expressed interest in using NFC to somehow revolutionize retail sales by letting your smartphone act as the gatekeeper to your fiscal resources. Allegiances shift, plans change, and we still don’t have any strong contender for the dominant spot in the nascent field. If we’re to believe the latest rumor, as reported by Bloomberg, Google and Sprint could [...]
We’ve got to hand it to Sprint for not dallying when it comes to getting updates out to smartphones it’s only just begun selling. First it hits Samsung Replenish owners up with a few bugfixes the same weekend the phone goes up for sale, and now we’ve learned that the also-Samsung-made Nexus S 4G is in a similar boat, with a maintenance update of its own already going out OTA.
It’s no secret that Sprint sort of jumped the gun on Nexus S 4G sales, letting some customers pick theirs up as early as mid-last-week. Sales officially began yesterday, so by now [...]
Sprint is supposed to start selling the Samsung/Google Nexus S 4G in just a couple days, on this Sunday, May 8. Patience may be a virtue, but if you want to get a head start on some WiMAX-powered Android action, there are reports of numerous customers successfully being able to buy a Nexus S 4G at Sprint stores, as of right now.
Just like the pre-release Droid Charge sales we’ve heard about, success seems to be very hit-or-miss. There’s also a lot of unsubstantiated information out there, so some of the reports on store policies may be the results of [...]