19 Comments

Summary:

This week, I took delivery of a Galaxy Nexus, which may the hottest new Android handset; at least for now. Android 4.0 is elegant and refined, on par in many ways with Apple’s iOS 5. Silently running diagnostic software from Carrier IQ isn’t so elegant, however.

android-this-week

This week, I got my hands on what may the hottest new Android handset; at least for now. I bought an unlocked Google Nexus at full price from a U.K. retailer and it arrived late in the week.

The phone includes a pentaband radio, meaning it works fully on both AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s networks. I haven’t tested it on AT&T yet, but a popping a T-Mobile SIM card in has already provided download speeds of 9.4 Mbps.

I shared a brief video overview of the Galaxy Nexus within 24 hours of it arriving, so I was still learning the ropes of Android 4.0. It impressed me then and continues to do so with more usage. The phone has very capable hardware to power Google’s mobile operating system: a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of memory, fast mobile broadband and a gorgeous 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 resolution. See for yourself:


But no phone is perfect and some may not care for the 5 megapixel camera sensor Samsung used for the Galaxy Nexus. With limited use, I find it to be more than adequate for still images in good light and also for high-definition video capture up to 1080p resolution. During the next week, I’ll try to connect the phone to my HDTV to see the output on a larger screen.

Where there may be gaps in the hardware, the software is excellent. Android 4.0 is the best attempt yet for any company to compete against Apple’s iOS 5 operating system. Google has refined the user interface by bringing the most positive aspects of Android 3.x (aka: Honeycomb) to the smartphone screen. Gmail’s revamp is superb as is the overall consistency of the entire user interface.

It’s not all peaches and cream though: There’s an issue with Facebook integration and I’m seeing some strange text formatting problems in the otherwise very impressive stock browser. And I love how my Google Chrome bookmarks on the desktop are kept in sync with the Galaxy Nexus. In fact, I like Android 4.0 so much, I’m going to install it on my old Nexus One smartphone when time allows.

This week wasn’t all good news though. A demonstration of software called Carrier IQ showed the service to be collecting data from smartphones; mainly on Android devices. The story continues to develop, but some are concerned — rightly so — about Carrier IQ’s lack of transparency. The service is apparently installed at carrier’s requests and consumers aren’t aware of this. Nor is there a choice to opt-out or shut down the service; it simply runs silently in the background.

This type of practice is one of the several reasons I’d rather have a Nexus phone, which doesn’t include any carrier software. My bigger reasons were faster Android updates and the ability to easily customize the phone with other Android software, but diagnostic tools that are hidden in the background got added to my list this week.

  1. **** Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my hands… http://t.co/WAh33c5I

    Share
  2. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/F9EKg2SG

    Share
  3. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/JMetRX99 @amarchugg #news

    Share
  4. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/Jc8dK3H1 @amarchugg #news

    Share
  5. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my hands on w… http://t.co/yxWGAUl2

    Share
  6. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/oqyh39dQ

    Share
  7. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my hands on w… http://t.co/C7Brjo4q

    Share
  8. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my hands on w… http://t.co/cQ0HGKar

    Share
  9. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my hands on w… http://t.co/Ye6mb30X

    Share
  10. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my hands on w… http://t.co/I7Hoehdb

    Share
  11. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my hands on w… http://t.co/5BMPIx9B

    Share
  12. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/iyWANoCC (via @gigaom)

    Share
  13. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my hands on w… http://t.co/LnQzYvCE

    Share
  14. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my hands on w… http://t.co/9RfmOXdy

    Share
  15. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my hands on w… http://t.co/EjWCUWCB

    Share
  16. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/x7usG5cj Via @gigaom

    Share
  17. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/mHaGNVXQ

    Share
  18. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/hb6FJznv

    Share
  19. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/fyjKfzCz

    Share
  20. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/waXosz7T

    Share
  21. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/vjClhzfA

    Share
  22. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/dSSpdE7A

    Share
  23. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/OxO18WeI

    Share
  24. Android this week: #Galaxy_Nexus appears; #Carrier_IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/nQtHE1KJ @om #mobile

    Share
  25. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/HUYMrNXe

    Share
  26. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/sPsNaBNt

    Share
  27. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I took delivery of … http://t.co/wn80RDRc

    Share
  28. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses #socialmedia http://t.co/PaU5KeVs

    Share
  29. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/4uYIsPuP

    Share
  30. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/ntHzcpox

    Share
  31. RT @gigaom: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/hb6FJznv

    Share
  32. RT @gigaom: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/hb6FJznv

    Share
  33. gigaom: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/5SZMRRvQ

    Share
  34. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/gAVm7XVL

    Share
  35. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/Xb5KozYe #BYOD

    Share
  36. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/GHc5jX6V #BYOD

    Share
  37. RT @gigaom: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/hb6FJznv

    Share
  38. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/bimJDwws

    Share
  39. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm http://t.co/XEXyoR4y

    Share
  40. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/OQI4EvRU

    Share
  41. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/7aJUvxCL via Kevin C. Tofel

    Share
  42. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/rajMp7oF

    Share
  43. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week… http://t.co/EdqpzEWk

    Share
  44. #tech #news Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/fp916bLI

    Share
  45. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/iN2u3vRf

    Share
  46. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/ShsTruwG

    Share
  47. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I took delivery of … http://t.co/ewQxAUyO

    Share
  48. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/rrVMmjML

    Share
  49. [DocDocc] Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/xBZFBuQg via gigaOM

    Share
  50. 3, 2011, 2:11pm PT No Comments This week, I got my hands on what may the hottest new Android handset; a… http://t.co/PVTwu9tW #android

    Share
  51. [252] Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses
    http://t.co/2ggDE2CV

    Share
  52. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/vvJ25vgw

    Share
  53. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm http://t.co/xEdPLXw7 #mobilenews

    Share
  54. “This type of practice is one of the several reasons I’d rather have a Nexus phone, which doesn’t include any carrier software.”

    The Verizon version does have carrier software installed.

    Share
    1. The Verizon software… my Verizon and Verizon backup assistant …just apps that can be disabled to never see evidence of them. Do some research next time. What he is referring to is software that can never be removed.

      Share
      1. Plus, nexus comes with an open bootloader. If the software bothers you it is easy to flash a “virgin” copy of ICS onto it and viola! no more verizon app!

        Share
      2. I can see Jay’s logic. Nexus phones should be clean from CarrierIQ because traditionally, carriers weren’t allowed to fiddle with the stock ROM on the Nexus line.. But now with Verizon apps bundled in with the system ROM, it means that the carrier had access and fiddled with the software..

        So Nexus = no carrier access = no CIQ
        The above equation falls apart seeing VZW apps bundled in with the system

        Share
  55. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: 3, 2011, 2:11pm PT No Comments… http://t.co/mHq2Op3P

    Share
  56. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm http://t.co/FlMUsoui

    Share
  57. 3, 2011, 2:11pm PT No Comments This week, I got my hands on what may the hottest new Android handset; a… http://t.co/ApPuhwf7 #android

    Share
  58. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: 3, 2011, 2:11pm PT No Comments… http://t.co/qhWYiTQc

    Share
  59. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm http://t.co/zoIbRlj4

    Share
  60. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/VD3o1yrX

    Share
  61. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/x7eFJsiK

    Share
  62. [GigaOM] Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my h… http://t.co/kBZY2Gbb

    Share
  63. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my ha… http://t.co/cudTxxym #gigaom

    Share
  64. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  65. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/6kzuO6br

    Share
  66. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got m… http://t.co/nuAu44t7 Via. GigaOM

    Share
  67. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/6gVB2Vsk #business #midlandsconsultingcentre #

    Share
  68. #Android Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm http://t.co/Ar7qk3ws

    Share
  69. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android …: This week, I took delivery of a Galaxy N… http://t.co/vGjfdW7e

    Share
  70. #Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; #Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm http://t.co/3ozhW1mT

    Share
  71. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week… http://t.co/9f2tQ7Z2

    Share
  72. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/20LnWG2G

    Share
  73. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/K00ddCkW

    Share
  74. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/GEm4STus

    Share
  75. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/X9e1Lvbg

    Share
  76. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm… http://t.co/lBR2gpdL http://t.co/0vptLdKr

    Share
  77. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/yQd2AmDX

    Share
  78. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/sFsY55xz

    Share
  79. U.S. News: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: 3, 2011, 2… http://t.co/Ji1k0tra #android

    Share
  80. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/GUsPUYZ2

    Share
  81. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/PFDqifSE

    Share
  82. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/4QobBqjk

    Share
  83. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/nnPeGhyC

    Share
  84. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm http://t.co/AC6qd4z6

    Share
  85. Precisely why I will pass on the GNex. Verizon ruined it and Google allowed it. Sad to see the Nexus brand ruined.

    Share
    1. having two Verizon apps (Backup assistant and My Verizon) is hardly bloatware. I use My Verizon all the time to keep track of my usage and my wife uses BUA to sync contacts. At least its not Blockbuster or some shitty Golf game.

      Share
    2. Verizon didn’t ruin anythning. Pretty much only the role out of this phone. I mean, it is 2 apps that have nothing to do with the OS and are updated through the Market and can be removed or disabled. And I don’t think that those are anything that will ruin the so called “Google Experience”. They are apps that I was going to put on mine when I get it anyway.

      Share
  86. You should fix your story. Verizon doesn’t mess with that crap. apple on the other hand does. its currently running on ios5.

    Share
    1. you should READ the story, he clearly says that “crap” won’t be on the Nexus. The only Verizon software will be 2 small apps (that are actually very helpful and useful) which you can easily uninstall if you like

      Share
  87. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm http://t.co/6zzH50IO #android #mobile

    Share
  88. #Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; #Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm : http://t.co/1oqu2nvb

    Share
  89. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/xG1LXdZa

    Share
  90. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/11Euqs1l #business

    Share
  91. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/Yy0gu3Pc

    Share
  92. [TechResearch] Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, … http://t.co/OBc7HoXI #ID

    Share
  93. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I took delivery of … http://t.co/1hFXOmBr

    Share
  94. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: And I love how my Google Chrom… http://t.co/5DXqcMaO

    Share
  95. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/CEgoREao #android

    Share
  96. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – http://t.co/zXlv42Ns http://t.co/mc3jrxpX

    Share
  97. #mobile #edu Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm http://t.co/t94xGK29

    Share
  98. @earth2tech: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/C7gnq3mB

    Share
  99. RT @AndroidBestNews: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/xG1LXdZa

    Share
  100. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: This week, I got my hands on w… http://t.co/HN7WaGmx

    Share
  101. http://t.co/7go1HLYD A cool piece on Gigaom about the Galaxy Nexus, Android 4.0, and carrier IQ. Good read.

    Share
  102. This has me so excited for 4.0!! — Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/xnS9auvn

    Share
  103. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  104. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  105. RT @gigaom: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/hb6FJznv

    Share
  106. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android … – http://t.co/Eaetxl3L

    Share
  107. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  108. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  109. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  110. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/TON49yhc #li

    Share
  111. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  112. RT @gigaom: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/hb6FJznv

    Share
  113. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  114. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  115. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  116. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Androi… – http://t.co/D4ptg3C0 – from @Taptu

    Share
  117. News: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses: I bought an unl… http://t.co/gdF0Em70 #tmobile

    Share
  118. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/ve3STNL2

    Share
  119. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/MJ5N5tVe

    Share
  120. You can still unlock the nexus and put whatever software you choose on there, including a build directly from AOSP, with nothing but Google code.

    Share
  121. #Mobile Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm: GigaOmAndroid… http://t.co/PQCxbcOk

    Share
  122. I think to much blame is being directed at Carrier IQ. That’s not to say their in the clear here, but they did not have access to install the software on the phones. The cell phone carriers and/or manufacturers put it on there. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. I would not be surprised that fault is found throughout all levels of the industry.

    Share
  123. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm: GigaOmAndroi… http://t.co/uUteunKR #Android

    Share
  124. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – GigaOm http://t.co/Km9YB9NJ

    Share
  125. RT @4SPOTS: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/ve3STNL2

    Share
  126. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/vLdpkhzJ

    Share
  127. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses.
    http://t.co/gyz1MuOA #fb

    Share
  128. RT @gigaom: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/hb6FJznv

    Share
  129. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses – http://t.co/7MyQvhB9

    Share
  130. RT @gigaom: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/hb6FJznv

    Share
  131. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/wuJb81oB

    Share
  132. RT @gigaom: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/hb6FJznv

    Share
  133. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android …: This week, I took delivery of a Galaxy N… http://t.co/XxgyyelV

    Share
  134. @gematos33 reading reviews for us: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/UaJMF2vW

    Share
  135. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/Va75tK8e

    Share
  136. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/9Fnu1FAd

    Share
  137. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/6T30b6Lf

    Share
  138. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/M98SyNgW

    Share
  139. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier … http://t.co/U9Z2Ctqj shared via NewsMix http://t.co/EURKeXt3 (hat tip @gigaom)

    Share
  140. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  141. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  142. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  143. RT @CTHalifax: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses.
    http://t.co/gyz1MuOA #fb

    Share
  144. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  145. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  146. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  147. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  148. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  149. RT @louiebaur: Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/LvOBUmU4

    Share
  150. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/UNDf7Nr7

    Share
  151. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/1U8lDiZ1

    Share
  152. Hi
    Very nice article
    need your help
    Was wondering when I could buy an unlocked Nexus Prime in the US
    and if it would work with all GSM providers world wide

    Share
    1. I don’t know if or when an unlocked Google Nexus will ever be sold by carriers in the U.S., but there are U.S.-based importers selling the overseas version now. Or you can order one from overseas like I did and have it shipped. This phone supports nearly all GSM providers world-wide as well as AT&T and T-Mobile here in the U.S.

      Share
      1. Kristian A. Gil Monday, December 5, 2011

        Hi Kevin,

        From what site/retailer did you import you Galaxy Nexus? How much was it?

        Thanks and great article!

        Share
        1. I paid $672 to Handtec in U.K. for the phone and shipping. Prices are fluctuating, but you should be able to get a Galaxy Nexus for under $700 if you shop around. Thx!

          Share
      2. Galaxy Nexus will be released December 9th, 2011 on friday.

        Share
  153. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/INPzbTCn but youtube is no itunes

    Share
  154. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/m9tG6GWE

    Share
  155. #Galaxy #Nexus appears #Android 4.0 | http://t.co/4cj2fkQz http://t.co/ogZ2uVGQ

    Share
  156. Matt Campbell Monday, December 5, 2011

    Did you have a chance to test on AT&T? Those numbers for T-Mo sounds REALLY good…8+Mbps down? Really?

    MC

    Share
    1. Haven’t tested on AT&T yet, but will soon – and I’ll update here. T-Mo has a 21 Mbps network where I live and 42 Mbps service in other areas. The Galaxy Nexus has a 21 Mbps-capable radio (for downloads), so the numbers make sense. I’ve certainly seen faster with LTE, but nearly 10 Mbps down is pretty nice. :)

      Share
  157. Android this week: Galaxy Nexus appears; Carrier IQ hides; Android 4.0 impresses http://t.co/eNenvcSJ

    Share
  158. You would think he would clean the screen off first.

    Share

Comments have been disabled for this post