Posts tagged with: nexus
  • by | May 30, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC T6 phablet and some rumored specs that are already floating around. We later go through Google Play Music All Access and how it should land for iOS customers very soon. Moto X is next, and believe it or not, this phone will exist later this summer. We then talk about the future of the Nexus program according to a recent interview with Sundar Pichai. We end today's show talking about the Google Edition HTC One, which has gone official today and should be ready for shipping at the end of June. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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  • by | May 13, 2013 8:14 AM

    Google I/O is a developer's conference; Yes, we know that. Still, Google has used its press event to showcase some of their hottest Nexus products for the last couple of years. The logical thing to do is to expect more hardware releases to happen this year, but let's not forget there's a new boss in-charge of Android this year. As we all know Sundar Pichai is Andy Rubin's replacement in leading Android, and according to some recent interviews he's had with Wired, Google I/O will be a different ball game this year. Instead of focusing on getting us new hardware to play with, the developer's ...

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  • by | May 7, 2013 7:27 AM

    If recent rumors hold true, Google and LG could be working together on the next Nexus smartphone, possibly dubbed the Nexus 5. Before we dig into that rumor and what it could mean, let's look at some history. Google first partnered with HTC to build their "Nexus" line of smartphones. I put "Nexus" in quotation marks because I consider the T-Mobile G1 (aka the HTC Dream) to be a "Nexus" phone. It was the first commercially available Android-powered smartphone and it ran the "pure" Android experience. That sounds like a Nexus to me. Up next was another HTC phone, this time the Nexus One. ...

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  • by | December 11, 2012 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the possibility of an untethered Jailbreak to all of Apple's new iOS line-up. Then we talk about Samsung's CES 2013 event, and the new rumors discarding a smartphone to be announced at the event. Later HTC becomes news as we go through their new One SV smartphone for the UK. Our coverage is up next as we talk about Joe's video of CM 10.1 running on the Nexus 10, aside from all of our After The Buzz coverage. We end today's show with Larry Page's talk about Motorola and some possible Nexus plan. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iOS ...

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  • by | November 12, 2012 11:21 AM

    Ever since the Nexus One, Google has had a device to show off what Android is -- in its purist form. Specifications on these devices haven't been earth-shattering, but they've certainly packed enough power to let the Android OS shine. Generally speaking, these Nexi also featured a new component or two that eventually become commonplace in other devices (NFC, barometer, etc.). Recently Google has also used their "Nexus" line to demonstrate how higher-end phones and tablets can be offered inexpensively (at least if you're in the U.S.A.) through their own Play Store. Up until recently there's ...

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  • by | November 5, 2012 4:49 PM

    One of the cool things about the mobile technology sector is its massive scale, and the sheer volume of tech news that flows daily as a result. A lot of that is hard news, but some, inevitably, is the less-firm stuff: leaks, renders, rumors, and so on. As a whole, the tech media does a fairly good job of separating the wheat from the chaff, but sometimes fakes are so good -or so alluring- that they slip by. Such was the case with the rumored Sony Nexus X smartphone "leaked" a few weeks back, a rainbow-unicorn of a device which, like so many of its ilk, ultimately proved too good to be ...

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  • by | November 2, 2012 11:03 AM

    We've talked a lot about Google's Nexus strategy this week. Hurricane Sandy forced the company to cancel its planned unveiling event, but didn't stop it from officially taking the wraps off its new Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and revamped Nexus 7 devices in a considerably less-bombastic manner. The new smartphone and tablet array bear many similarities in appearance, functionality, and even pricing -- but perhaps the most significant common thread bonding the new siblings is in branding. The Nexus name is a young one, but it already boasts a storied history. When Google launched the brand's ...

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  • by | October 17, 2012 10:49 AM

    Starting with the Nexus One, Google has partnered with an OEM to develop each generation of the flagship Android-device. Generally, this device has featured the "Nexus" moniker. These phones and tablets haven't necessarily represented the latest and greatest hardware, but they usually have pushed the envelope regarding "interesting" hardware and typically introduce a new version of the Android operating system. NFC has become a Nexus "standard", so have barometers to help save some battery life and get GPS fixes faster (in addition to just telling us the barometric pressure). Nexii have ...

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  • by | October 12, 2012 2:37 AM

    Whether you call it the next Nexus, LG E960, LG Nexus or LG Nexus 4, the phone is becoming more and more real, at least judging by the amount of leaks we've recently seen. There were all sorts of pictures representing the LG Optimus G variant rumored to become Google's next pure-Android phone but the best pictures, crisp and clear and all, only popped up yesterday. From the same source and representing the same device comes a nice little 3D view of the phone spiced up with a magnifier tool with the help of which you can closely inspect the E960.  The source claims a Qualcomm APQ8064 chip ...

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  • by | October 11, 2012 7:47 AM

    The LG-made Nexus is becoming more and more of a certainty given the recent rumors and all the leaked pictures (accompanied by detailed specification). If it will be the only Nexus phone is yet unknown but it will surely be one of the next phones in line to wear the Nexus branding (with some reports claiming an LG Nexus 4 branding as well as an October 29 announcement). While the device pictured in these images seems to be the same Optimus G variant we've recently seen, previous leaksters mentioned that the back of the phone will have a nice X on the back. We'll have to wait and see; until ...

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  • by | October 10, 2012 7:55 AM

    We've recently seen pictures of the LG E960 in the wild; the phone is believed to be the next Google Nexus device and now we're seeing even more images of the phone thanks to someone who claims to have a prototype and is willing to answer all questions. The phone appears to be identical to the one we saw yesterday (sans the protective, design-concealing outer case) with the pattern on its back and no physical buttons. Reported specs seem to confirm earlier rumors: quad-core processor clocking at 1.5GHz aided by the Adreno 320 GPU, eight-megapixel camera, 1184x768 resolution, 2GB of RAM, ...

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  • by | October 9, 2012 3:17 AM

    We were just talking about our next Google Nexus phone wish-lists and it appears that some alleged images of an LG E960 have popped up on the interwebs. Maybe it is just us or maybe the two phones which you'll see below are really not the same devices, but different sources claim different phones with the same codename to be the next Nexus. First off we have these pictures right below which are originating from an AndroidCentral tipster. You can see an LG Optimus G-esque out aspect with Android 4.1.2 running under the hood. If you compare it to the LG Optimus G you'll see a different ...

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  • by | October 1, 2012 11:06 AM

    A few days ago Michael wrote an article about how how Samsung is ruining the Galaxy brand. There's no question that Samsung has some very high-end, well-built phones that carry the "Galaxy" moniker. There are also some "Galaxy" devices that don't serve to build up the Galaxy brand, instead they're trying to ride the wave of popularity that the "good" Galaxy devices have built up over time. The Galaxy Camera, really Samsung? This got me thinking about the other forefront Android brand, Google's own Nexus. What is a "Nexus"? Just what is a "Nexus"? According to Dictionary.com, "Nexus" is a ...

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  • by | September 6, 2012 10:54 AM

    What is the AOSP? According to Google, the Android Open Source Project refers to the people, the processes, and the source code that make up Android. "The people oversee the project and develop the actual source code. The processes refer to the tools and procedures we use to manage the development of the software. The net result is the source code that you can use to build cell phone and other devices." Part of the AOSP is essentially a repository for ROMs, the software that we run on our phones and tablets. Not only is the generic, "core" operating system tucked away inside the AOSP, ...

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  • by | June 27, 2012 4:40 AM

    Where there's smoker there must be fire, so they say and there's a lot of smoke here. The Google Nexus tablet has been long rumored on the inter webs and more recently we've seen an alleged training document detailing both the looks and the specs of the upcoming pure-Android slate. Now Bloomberg has it on good authority that Google will indeed announce its Nexus tablet at this year's I/O, kicking off today.  Furthermore, this time it's not aiming at the Kindle Fire and Co. but "taking direct aim at Apple’s iPad, according to two people familiar with the matter". The report mentions ...

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