The Galaxy Nexus won’t be receiving an update to Android 4.4 (KitKat), according to a Spanish Google support page.
Companies are racing to create curved smartphones as LG’s G Flex was announced over the weekend. It’s the first “real” curved smartphone, says LG; a clear shot at Samsung. Is this helping end users or is it really a thumb-wrestling match between the two?
One of the most popular Linux distributions will arrive on smartphones this year: Canonical is bringing Ubuntu to the small screen. But this isn’t a special version of Ubuntu; it’s the actual desktop software platform with touch-friendly mobile interface that could be a disruptor.
It’s good news for Samsung: an appeals court decided on Thursday to lift the injunction placed on one of its flagship devices intended to showcase Android 4.0., the Galaxy Nexus. The court says Apple should not have been granted the ban in the first place.
The next Nexus phone may be based on the LG Optimus G, a 4-7-inch high-resolution handset with a quad-core processor and an ample 2 GB of memory. Leaked specs line up with recent chatter, indicating that this new Nexus could be announced next month.
So I broke down and ordered a Galaxy Note 2 from overseas. Why spend the money when I have a Galaxy Nexus phone and Nexus 7 tablet? A video demo shows how Samsung is further bridging the mobile and traditional computing space and I bought in.
Apple finally released the 4-inch handset I’ve been waiting nearly two years for. But the new iPod touch has the larger screen too, plus other key upgrades that got me to swap my iPhone 4S for a new iPod touch that complements my Android phone.
Samsung has been dealt another patent blow and this time it involves a product that isn’t woefully out of date. Apple has been awarded a preliminary injunction against sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus — an important product for Google’s Android strategy — in the U.S.
Google tipped its hand early this week, outing the news that Android 4.1 — Jelly Bean — will soon be on the GSM Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy S III impressed so many that it’s playing hard to get while not one, but two, Android keyboards improve.
Next week is Google’s I/O developer conference, but it appears that news is leaking this week. Anyone purchasing a GSM Galaxy Nexus on the Google Play site will see the following message at the time of checkout: “[S]oon the first phone with Android 4.1, Jell….”
Wallee already sells a nice iPad case, but the Australian-based company is looking to expand its product line with a magnetic mount and case accessory for Apple’s iPhone 4/4S and Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphones. The system is modular and offers a car mount and pivot stand.
Matt and Kevin share hands on thoughts this week of the Toshiba excite10 LE tablet, HTC Titan II smartphone and Kindle Touch case with integrated light. Plus some discussion on the new $399 Galaxy Nexus that Google is selling directly to consumers.
Next week’s talk of the Android world is likely to be Samsung’s new Galaxy S III, but this week was about a $399 Galaxy Nexus. Microsoft’s Metro UI could be a future thorn in Android’s side, but for now, Amazon’s Kindle Fire is the pain point.
Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus with LTE arrives in stores and online April 22 for $199 with two-year contract. That’s $100 less than the Verizon version, but Sprint is sweetening the deal even further. Buyers who activate Google Wallet will see $50 in credits in their Wallet account.
Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus is a Verizon Wireless exclusive in the U.S. but Sprint customers may be able to get the device next month. Although Sprint’s 4G LTE network isn’t available yet, the phone will keep the LTE radio for future activation and likely support Google Wallet.
After using the stock Google Android software on my Galaxy Nexus for two months, I’m getting antsy. The new Chrome beta for Android is a super browser and Google Wallet is great too. But now It’s time for a custom ROM to reinvigorate the Nexus experience!
Apple has failed to secure a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet and Galaxy Nexus smartphone in Germany, thanks to a ruling by the Munich Regional Court Wednesday. That should help take the sting out of the appeal it lost on Tuesday.
Android devices have long been known for their laggy touch experience. Has this changed with the latest Android flagship? Not quite. Here’s a video that uses a developer option to show the lag, as well as new technology that could minimize it in the future.
The Galaxy Nexus will finally get Google Wallet, though it will have to wait until mid-year when Sprint launches its LTE service. When Sprint unveiled its future LTE device portfolio at CES, it revealed that its Nexus will come with the mobile payments software embedded.
Sprint’s preparing an ad campaign for its own version of the Galaxy Nexus, which is probably set to launch over the course of the next week…
Maybe now it makes a little more sense why the Galaxy Nexus took so much longer to arrive in the U.S. then originally anticipated: a spate o…
Google announced that last year’s Nexus S handset will start to get Android 4.0; the GSM models first over the coming month. Those who can’t wait for Android 4.0 on a CDMA smartphone can get one as Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus with LTE support launched this week.
It has been almost two months since Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and Samsung executives gleefully revealed the Galaxy Nexus, the best Android smartph…
This week was all about money. I used Google Wallet to buy gas — and got a video demo — found some 10-cent Android apps and worked out a way to get free calls over a data network thanks to Android’s SIP support for VoIP.
Since my Galaxy Nexus smartphone has an NFC, or near-field communication, chip, I decided to give Google Wallet a try for a wireless purchase. I purchased gas — not the safest thing do to with a smartphone — and was impressed by the simplicity and security.
For years, Google’s pitch for the Nexus class of Android phones has been that they offer the “pure Google” experience, a version of its soft…
There’s little doubt that Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, based on the newest version of Android, is the best Android smartphone yet produced. But i…
Apple won an impressive 42.8 percent of all U.K. smartphone sales in October, based largely on the introduction of the iPhone 4S. It’s the first time since Nov. 2010 that Apple saw its share of the U.K. smartphone market grow.
Samsung and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) have acknowledged an annoying bug in the brand-new Galaxy Nexus that would cause the volume to fluctuate unc…
The mobile world got its first close look at Google’s new version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as its first vehicle, the Samsung…
Join Matt and Kevin for this week’s mobile tech podcast featuring thoughts on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0: is now the time to upgrade to a new Android phone? Matt’s also preparing for next week’s Nokia World. Here’s what you should expect from it.
Google (NSDQ: GOOG) took the wrapping off its Ice Cream Sandwich Tuesday night, unveiled the latest edition of Android on Samsung’s Galaxy N…