Il trasferimento file e contenuti attraverso l’utilizzo dell’NFC è cosa ormai nota e la funzione si chiama Beam. Con Jelly Bean le potenzialità di questa caratteristica sono aumentate permettendo una maggiore interazione con le applicazioni presenti nel dispositivo. Nel video a seguire vediamo come funziona il passaggio di immagini tra Galaxy Nexus e Nexus 7 con Android 4.1.
Now here’s a little righteous indignation to liven up your Monday. It’s the sorry and admittedly one-sided tale of Galaxy Nexus-owner Sahas Katta, who claims he beat a “Get Smoked” Windows Phone challenge at a Microsoft store yesterday, but was denied his prize. To win a $1,000 laptop, he simply had to complete a task on his personal phone quicker than a store employee who was using a Windows Phone. It so happened that the task chosen for Sahas’s contest suited him perfectly: he was told to cold boot and then bring up the weather in two different cities, and by a stroke of luck he already had two separate weather widgets for San Jose, CA and Berkeley, CA running on his Nexus’ home screen. He also had his lock screen disabled, which goes against Google’s own security advice but which he says gave him the “split second” edge he needed. The principle of justice, meanwhile, was smothered with lock screens, because Sahas was promptly informed that he’d just been “smoked” by a Windows Phone, even though he’d been quicker. At first he was told that the Windows Phone won because it “displays the weather right there,” then he was told it was because both his cities were “in the same state,” and finally he just gave up. A Microsoft insider has since tweeted that he’ll “make it right” for Sahas, but will it be the kind of right that includes a $1,000 laptop?
When Samsung launched the Galaxy Nexus in the UK and Europe, the device came with 16GB of built in storage, and there was also supposed to be a 32GB model on the way.
In the US the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is available with Verizon with 32GB of built in storage, but the GSM version is only available with 16GB of storage, and now it would appear that Samsung may have decided not to release a 32GB GSM version.
The news comes from Expansys who have posted on the XDA developers forum that Samsung has decided to cancel the 32GB version, although Samsung has as yet to confirm this.
Another retailer Negri Electronics has also confirmed that they have received the same information from Samsung that they will not be releasing a 32GB GSM galaxy Nexus.
It isn’t clear as yet why Samsung has decided to cancel the 32GB model, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know. In the meantime have a look at our Samsung Galaxy Nexus review to see what we thought of this Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device.
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When it rains it pours. Hot on the heels of last week’s fabulous white Nokia N9, we just received Samsung’s freshly minted “chic white” Galaxy Nexus thanks to our friends at Negri Electronics. This handsome phone — which is spec-wise identical to the HSPA+ version we reviewed last year — sheds the default gunmetal gray skin for a lovely satin white finish. Further differences include a chrome camera pod (instead of black) and a much smaller dot-pattern on the textured battery cover. The handset, which is running Android 4.0.2, goes by the name “yakjuxw”, meaning that unlike its official “yakju” cousin, it won’t be getting software updates directly from Google. Still, the bootloader is unlocked, making it relatively painless to switch ROMs. What’s most intriguing about this particular unit, however, is that it shipped with a North American charger instead of the expected UK adapter. Is this an unannounced US / Canadian market device? Go ahead and ponder that while you savor a taste of vanilla-flavored Ice Cream Sandwich in our gallery below, then watch our unboxing video after the break.
Samsung recently announced the new white Galaxy Nexus, and the device is due to go on sale next Monday on the 13th of February, but it would appear that some online retailer have already started shipping out the device to their customers.
The white Samsung Galaxy Nexus shares the same specifications as the original Galaxy Nexus, with a 4.65 inch HD display which features a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Processing on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is provided by a dual core 1.5GHz processor and it also features 1GB of RAM, plus two cameras for video chat and recording video and taking photos.
On the front of the Galaxy Nexus there is a 1.3 megapixel camera, and on the back their is an advanced 5 megapixel camera which is capable of recording full high definition video in 1080p.
We recently got our hands on Samsung’s new Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich smartphone, have a look at our Samsung Galaxy Nexus review to see what we thought of the device.
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Samsung and Google recently released the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and now according to a recent report, Google and Samsung may be working on a new improved version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Now details have been discovered of a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with a PowerVR SGX544 graphics processor, which is the faster GPU that comes with the new Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor.
The existing Samsung Galaxy nexus feature a TI OMAP 4460 processor, this processor features a PowerVR SGX540 GPU, and the new Galaxy Nexus may come with a 1.5GHz processor as opposed to the 1.2GHz processor on the existing model.
What is also interesting is that the new OMAP 4470 processor is advertised as having 2.5x the graphics performance of the OMAP 4460, and there is also a rumor that the new Galaxy Nexus will feature an 8 megapixel camera as opposed to the advanced 5 megapixel camera in the current model.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is due to land on Sprint in the not too distant future and it is possible that we could see a new updated faster Samsung Galaxy nexus debut when the device launches on Sprint.
Of course this is just a rumor at the moment, as soon as we get some actual confirmation from either Samsung or Google we will let you guys know.
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This is just hilarious. Remember when Verizon Wireless stated rather unequivocally that its Galaxy Nexus suffered from a “signal strength issue” and that a fix was coming? Worry not, dear readers, because the company now claims that it’s identified the issue: apparently, there’s really no problem at all. According to Big Red, the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t suffer from poor reception, but simply reports its reception poorly. To resolve these ‘perception’ issues, the carrier states that it will deliver a software update that “will adjust the signal strength indicator to more closely match other Verizon Wireless devices.” So, whether or not there really is a problem with the Galaxy Nexus (LTE), one thing is for certain — very soon, its owners will have more bars to look at. Huzzah, indeed?
Verizon released their version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus last week, and Verizon has decided not to use Google’s mobile payment service, Google Wallet on the handset, but now it would appear that Google Wallet can be installed on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.
The guys over at the BGR managed to get Google Wallet running on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, although they did point out that doing this may violate Google Wallets terms of service.
You can find out how they managed to get Google Wallet running on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus over at the BGR, this will require you to root your Galaxy Nexus.
Mentre in America il Roll Out per la versione Verizon sembra già essere iniziato, in Europa il Galaxy Nexus GMS sta ricevendo da pochi minuti la versione Android 4.0.2. L’aggiornamento non è ancora stato notificato sul nostro Galaxy Nexus Italia e al momento neanche sulla versione UK, ma l’inizio è comunque ufficiale e alcuni utenti sembrano aver già aggiornato con successo. Per chi volesse scaricare l’update manualmente, trova tutti i file sul sito Googlecode.google.com/android/nexus. La nuova versione è la 4.0.2 (ICL53F). Di seguito il change log:
Galaxy Nexus o iPhone 4S? Questa domanda probabilmente se la stanno ponendo moltissime persone in queste settimane che ci avvicinano al Natale, momento nel quale, crisi o non crisi, noi Italiani spendiamo molto in regali tecnologi, spesso per noi stessi. Negli ultimi mesi sono state tantissime le proposte smartphone di fascia alta che hanno investito il mercato: Galasy S2, Galaxy Note, Motorola Razr, Sensation XE, Sensation XL e ovviamente Galaxy Nexus e iPhone 4s.
If holding one of the most pimpin’ phones on the planet isn’t enough to properly distinguish you from the pack, then it’s time to accessorize that slab, ya dig? Four Samsung dock connectors for the Galaxy Nexus have entered pre-order phase, which include the standard horizontal station, a vertical option for HDMI, a CarDock that can be oriented in either direction, along with a simpler one that’s used to charge an additional battery. The biggies each retail for £50, whereas the charger is going for £15. No word on actual ship dates, but you’ll find videos for each item after the break.
Google sembra aver cambiato passo rispetto ai precedenti Google Phone e alle precedenti distribuzioni di sistema. Oltre ad una rivoluzione a livello di interfaccia utente e ad un sistema operativo unico per tutti i divice Android, ha rilasciato da subito i sorgenti di Android 4.0 e sta lavorando molto bene per offrire i migliori strumenti di sviluppo possibile ai developers. A tal propostito, considerando che il Galaxy nexus è completamente sbloccabile e creato proprio per sviluppare applicazioni e sistema operativo, Google ha rilasciato un pacchetto che permette di ripristinare completamente il Galaxy Nexus allo stato originale di fabbrica. Un servizio utilissimo per riportare il telefono in garanzia, eliminare personalizzazioni o semplicemente pulire il prioprio Google Phone.
Dopo i primi video di alcune settimane fa relativi al Galaxy Nexus, ecco che vi proponiamo nuovi filmati che mostrano le qualità del nuovo Google Phone e i miglioramenti fatti con Android 4.0. Di seguito un confronto tra i tre top gamma Samsung nella navigazione internet sia in versione mobile che desktop e un video che mostra Widget e giochi su Android 4.0.
Torniamo a parlare del bug Volume che affligge i Galaxy Nexus (non tutti a dire il vero). Mentre Google sta ancora effettuando gli ultimi test per rilasciare un update correttivo, sul web è già apparso il fix che sembra funzionare senza problemi. L’installazione non è complessa anche se ovviamente va fatta manualmente e bisogna avere un po’ di praticità con sblocco device e installazione tramite file zip.
Per gli utenti meno esperti consigliamo di aspettare pochi giorni e scaricare il fix ufficiale direttamente dal telefono appena disponibile. Per coloro che volessero invece provvedere con l’installazione del Fix attualmente disponibile, vi rimandiamo alla pagina di Modaco dove è possibile leggere la guida e scaricare il pacchetto.
Alla fine comunque sembra essere confermato che si tratta di un semplice problema software.
Each year, several dozen smartphones land on our collective desks. They come in different shapes and sizes, boast different features and sell at different price points. We take each of them for a spin and review most of them, but only a handful really stand out. This is especially true with Android handsets, where incremental updates appear to be the modus operandi. Every now and then a device comes along that we really look forward to getting our hands on. Google’s line of Nexus smartphones falls into this category, setting the new standard for Android each year.
In early 2010, the Nexus One became the yardstick for all future Android handsets and, later that year, the launch vehicle for FroYo. A year ago, the Nexus S introduced us to Gingerbread on the popular Galaxy S platform. Now, a few weeks after being unveiled with much fanfare, we’re finally able to sink our teeth into Ice Cream Sandwich with the Galaxy Nexus, arguably the latest addition to Samsung’s critically acclaimed Galaxy S II family. So, does this highly anticipated device live up to our expectations? Is the Galaxy Nexus the smartphone to beat? Most importantly, is Ice Cream Sandwich ready to take Android to the next level? In a word, yes. Read on for our full review.
Mentre il distributore Handtec ha confermato che molti device in magazzino mostrano il problema audio documentato nei giorni scorsi, mettendo tutte le spedizioni in attesa, Google cerca di calmare le acque confermando la presenza del bug e affermando che la soluzione arriverà a brevissimo tramite un update OTA. Il problema è quindi software e viene riscontrato solo se si utilizza la connessione 2G GSM e non Edge. L’update 4.0.2 rilasciato nelle ultime ore ad alcuni sviluppatori confermerebbe la risoluzione del bug impedendo la modifica casuale del volume. Dunque allarme rientrato o almeno, se sarà tutto confermato, sarà sufficiente aggiornare il telefono via OTA alla nuova versione software.
Nelle ultime ore abbiamo letto alcuni commenti relativi allo schermo del Galaxy Nexus e ad alcuni dubbi che sono stati espressi. Il display che è stato utilizzato sul Galaxy Nexus è il nuovissimo Super Amoled HD, lo stesso per tipologia, montato anche sul Galaxy Note. Come avrete notato non è presente la desinenza Plus, che invece ritroviamo sullo schermo del Galaxy S2 e dell’ancora non disponibile Galaxy Tab 7.7 ma in versione HD.
Remember the Droid RAZR? That’s so yesterday. Or, earlier today. Whatever. The point is, Samsung’s just busted out the planet’s first Ice Cream Sandwich-based smartphone here in Hong Kong, a few days late but hardly worse for the wear. The Galaxy Nexus (formerly referred to as the Nexus Prime) carries on the Nexus torch in spectacular fashion, and we’ve just spent a few quality moments with one here at the launch event. Design-wise, it’s clear that the Nexus S DNA is here, though the rear reminds us most of the Galaxy S II. Those who abhor physical buttons will also be delighted, and while we’d gotten used to the whole Power + Home for a screenshot on the GSII, Power + Volume Down works just fine on this fellow.
The 1.2GHz dual-core processor was startlingly fast. It actually felt a wee bit quicker than our Galaxy S II, and given that Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus were apparently built for one another, we’re assuming there’s some deeply ingrained optimizations to thank. Swiping from pane to pane was faster than its ever been on Android, and the new Roboto font actually is super eye-pleasing. The touch response of the capacitive buttons — much like those on the original Nexus One — take a bit of getting used to, and we had to mash ‘em just a touch harder than we anticipated to elicit a response. Not necessarily a bad thing, just a thing worth noting. We’ve built our impressions after the break, replete with a video. Enjoy!