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Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 Get Ubuntu Developer Preview On February 21

Canonical announced last week that Ubuntu Mobile would be launching across certain markets in October. The company didn’t say if the U.S. would be included in the initial launch, but U.S. based developers can start developing apps for the platform next month. There is a catch though – you must have one of Google’s Nexus smartphones. The Ubuntu Touch Developer …

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Images Of Google’s New Nexus Phone Leak Online

The Nexus line is Google’s way of getting the latest and greatest Android developments into the hands of users and developers. The Galaxy Nexus is the latest smartphone to bear the branding, but Samsung will not be making the successor. Instead, Google has given the opportunity to LG. Pictures of the LG Optimus Nexus have recently appeared on the Russian …

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Verizon Finally Gets Jelly Bean, But Only For Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.1, or Jelly Bean, has been out for over a month now. The Nexus 7 was the first Android device to ship with it and carriers are now beginning the slow process of updating phones to the new OS. Verizon was a little slow to push Jelly Bean out to users, but they’re somewhat rectifying that today. Verizon announced …

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Google Teases That New Hardware Is On The Way

Google is now officially in the hardware business. The Nexus family of products – Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Nexus Q – show that Google is serious about competing with Apple, Amazon and others. Add on top of that the acquisition of Motorola Mobility and you have a hardware powerhouse in the making. The next question, of course, is where …

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Galaxy Nexus Back In Google Play As Court Stays Injunction

Last week we brought you news that Apple had requested and been granted an injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Apple claimed that the phone violated a number of its patents. U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh agreed that Apple was likely to be able to prove its case at trial, and granted the injunction pending Apple’s payment of a …

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Galaxy Nexus May Get Jelly Bean Early as Sales Resume Next Week

When Apple won its victory in court and got an injunction against Samsung selling the Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the U.S., Google was forced to pull the smartphone from the Google Play store, where it had been selling the device unlocked for $400 since April. The company began immediately working on a fix for the device’s software that would allow …

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Galaxy Nexus To Get A Software Patch To Circumvent Apple’s Injunction

On Monday we told you that Apple had secured a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google’s flagship Android phone, and the first device slated for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rollout later this month. The injunction, as you might imagine, set off a flurry of activity in Samsung’s legal camp. The company quickly filed notice that it planned …

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Samsung To Appeal Galaxy Nexus Ban As Apple Targets Galaxy S III

Earlier this morning we brought you news that Apple had secured a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in U.S. District Court. The injunction means that the judge in the case – Lucy Koh – believes Apple has a strong case and is likely to be able to prove in court that Samsung is infringing on its patents. Samsung, …

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Apple Gets Galaxy Nexus Banned With New Injunction

Late last week we brought you news that Apple had won an injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 on the grounds that it infringed on some of Apple’s design patents. Now it seems that, as the old saying goes, it never rains but it pours. On Friday afternoon U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh granted a similar injunction against the …

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Leaked Online Already

During their first Google I/O 2012 keynote on Wednesday Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system comes packed with all kinds of good stuff, including a much smoother, faster interface, better notifications, and a very impressive Voice Search feature. Android developers were, of course, able to get the developer preview of Jelly Bean …

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Galaxy Nexus Gets A Price Cut On Google Play

Google has been busy today announcing a whole bunch of new and awesome stuff, including Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Project Butter and major improvements to voice search, the Nexus 7 tablet, new stuff for Google Play, and the Nexus Q. To go along with all of this, there’s one cool thing Google hasn’t announced. It seems that in honor …

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Confirmed On Google Play

It’s starting to look like this is the week for major companies to let things slip by accident. Yesterday it was Apple, who may have let drawings of the new iPhone through in a patent. Today it’s Google, who apparently accidentally confirmed the next version of Android in Google Play today. Earlier today a post appeared on the XDA developer …

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Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Verizon Galaxy Nexus Rolling Out Now

In December of last year, the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus became available on Verizon’s network. It was Google’s flagship Android device, the first phone to run the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Within just hours of release, though, a software update was released. Android 4.0.2 fixed a few bugs and tweaked a few features. Since then, though, …

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Google to Expand Its Android Nexus Lineup

Until now, Google has chosen one manufacturer to collaborate with and create a spec phone for new versions of Android. In 2010, HTC and Google created the first of these smartphones, the Nexus One. For the next two years Samsung was the chosen manufacturer, creating the Nexus S and the new Galaxy Nexus. These phones were often then only devices …

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Google Refuses Request For Galaxy Nexus Source Code

Google has filed a motion opposing an Apple subpoena for the source code used on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The subpoena was filed in the second of Apple’s two current lawsuits against Samsung in the U.S. (not the one currently approaching trial). In this suit, as with the other, Apple alleges patent infringement against Samsung. As part of the …

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Galaxy Nexus Available For Purchase on Google Play

The Google+ page for Android announced today that users can purchase a Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone straight from Google. The phone is now available in the Google Play store for $399, but is only available in the U.S. The model sold in the Play store is an unlocked and contract-free GSM phone with HSPA+ data capabilities, meaning it will work …

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Galaxy Nexus Coming To Sprint April 22nd

A month ago we reported a rumor that the popular Samsung Galaxy Nexus would be coming to Sprint on April 15th. With the 15th having now come and gone, that rumor was plainly wrong. But apparently it was pretty darn close. Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Nexus will be coming to Sprint this coming Sunday, April 22nd Unlike Verizon, …

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Galaxy Nexus Coming To Sprint On April 15th?

Samsung’s popular Galaxy Nexus smartphone might be coming to Sprint next month. There have been rumors of a launch date for months, but several anticipated dates have come and gone with no sign of the phone on Sprint’s network. Now, however, S4GRU.com (Sprint 4G Rollout Updates) is citing “a Sprint source from within their Product Development division” who says that …

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Google Wallet On Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S (AT&T), According to Reports

Several reports have come out indicating that AT&T has quietly begun allowing users of the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S NFC-enabled smartphones to download Google Wallet. Slashgear reports that the download requires that an AT&T SIM be loaded into the phone. Google has made it clear in the past that it has big plans for Google Wallet, so any blocking …

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NFC Coming To iPhone 5? MasterCard Thinks So

Ed McLaughlin, head of emerging payments at MasterCard, has given some weight to rumors that Apple’s next iPhone will finally include near field communication technology. In a recent interview with Fast Company, McLaughlin said that he expected the use of contactless payment systems like MasterCard’s PayPass – which rely on NFC technology – to expand rapidly in the near future. …

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Apple May Be Looking Into Camera Based Security

One of the biggest features of Google and Samsung’s new Galaxy Nexus phone is its face unlock feature: using the device’s front-facing camera, users can unlock their phones just by showing it their faces. Though the feature is not without its flaws (apparently it can be unlocked using a picture of the phone’s owner), it is one of the more …

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Latest Android Update May Have Battery Issues; Google Pauses Rollout

Google has paused the rollout of the latest update to their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Several users reported seeing that the Android 4.0.3 was available, but were unable to download it when they tried to update their phones. A Google employee on Google’s

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Hack Brings Google Wallet to Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus

When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched on Verizon’s network late last week, it did so without Google Wallet, Google’s much anticipated mobile payment platform. Verizon blocked the app on the device, citing vague security concerns about the platform’s integration with the phone’s hardware. Despite a report from a security firm suggesting that Google Wallet really does have security issues, many …

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Galaxy Nexus Gifted To Google Employees, Features Customized Design

It appears to be an Ice Cream Sandwichey holiday season for Google employees. At least some Google offices around the world are giving out free Galaxy Nexus handsets to employees, and the devices are even customized. A photo album titled “Galaxy Nexus Holiday Gift” has popped up on the Google+ account of Swiss office software engineer Edu Pereda. “I have …

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Flash Player 11 Comes To Android Ice Cream Sandwich (Galaxy Nexus)

Flash may be going away for mobile, but not just yet. Adobe just launched Flash Player 11 for Ice Cream Sandwich in the Android Market. This, of course, comes a day after the launch of the Galaxy Nexus, which runs this version of Android. The release doesn’t come with any major features, but it does come with some bug fixes …

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Google Uses Galaxy Nexus To Promote Google+ Hangouts

It’s Galaxy Nexus day, and people have been lining up to purchase the new device. I came across a promotional video in Google’s YouTube uploads promoting Google Hangouts on the device, using a classic Queen song: Speaking of Hangouts, Google launched some new features for Hangouts this week making them more accessible in the process. Google has sure been on …

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Galaxy Nexus Already Getting a Software Update

The latest Android smartphone, the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus, went on sale this morning on Verizon’s website. As we reported this morning, the phone is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. Remarkably, however, the phone will be due a software update right out of the box. Within two hours of activation users …

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Now Available From Verizon

Earlier this week we brought you a report that Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus might be coming to Verizon today. Those reports turned out to be accurate, as the phone became available on Verizon’s website early this morning. The new phone (which does not resemble an iPhone, Apple will surely be thrilled to see) sells for $299.99 with a 2-year contract. It …

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Galaxy Nexus Release Date: Signs Point To December 15th

For those of you who have been waiting for what seems like ages to get your hands on the Ice Cream Sandwich-loaded Samsung Galaxy Nexus, two more days shouldn’t really seem like that much longer. If a couple of recent indications are correct, folks in the U.S. might just be able to get their hands on the coveted device by …

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Galaxy Nexus Release Date Delayed By Verizon

What’s new, you might ask? As the official U.S. release date still hangs in confirmation limbo, Verizon sources have told CNET that the Galaxy Nexus has once again been delayed by Verizon. Earlier this week we heard rumors that the Ice Cream Sandwich-enabled smartphone would land in the U.S. on Friday, December 9th. Those leaked documents were from an “authorized …

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