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Android 5.0 Jelly Bean Headed To GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus First?

Galaxy Nexus

The next version of Google’s Android OS, which will be Android 5.0 is rumored to be codenamed Android Jelly Bean, and it is rumored to launch some time in quarter three of 2012.

It looks like the GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus may be the first handset to get the Android 5.0 Jelly Bean update, the information regarding the update comes from a crash log that refers to a mysterious software profile called ‘takju’ which was discovered by the guys from Android Police.

We still don’t have any official confirmation from Google on when Android 5.0 Jelly Bean will launch, and we suspect we will have to wait a couple of months to get confirmation.

Source Ubergizmo

Nokia 808 PureView And Samsung Galaxy Nexus Get Imaging Awards

The Technical Image Press Association is an association of magazine publishers that deals with photography and imaging. They recently held an event in Cape Town, where they gave away annual awards. This year two smartphones crashed the party, winning awards for themselves.
Nokia’s PureView technology won for Best Imaging Innovation. TIPA also commended the big image sensor and lossless digital zoom on the first PureView device, the Nokia 808 PureView. As for the Best Mobile Imaging Device award, that went to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. TIPA really liked the 720p Super AMOLED screen and the zero shutter lag on the device.

It should be noted that the 808 PureView isn’t on sale yet, so some feel that it shouldn’t win the Best Mobile Imaging Device, while others say that it must be doing something right to have won already.

Source GSMArena

White Galaxy Nexus hands-on: a taste of vanilla-flavored Ice Cream Sandwich (video)

White Galaxy Nexus hands-on: a taste of vanilla-flavored Ice Cream Sandwich (video)

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.

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White Samsung Galaxy Nexus Start Shipping From Some Retailers

Galaxy Nexus

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.

Source Android Community

Samsung Galaxy Nexus With Faster CPU And New Camera In The Works?

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.

Source Android and Me

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM) Gets Android 4.0.2 Update

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Google has started rolling out the Android 4.0.2 update for the GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy nexus, and according to Google the update is designed to bring a range of bug fixes to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The update has been rolled out as an OTA update to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and we didn’t really notice any changes when we updated our device.

The Android 4.0.2 update is available as an over the air update for the GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, or you can update from the setting menu on your device.

Source Android Community

Galaxy Nexus: inizia il Roll Out dell’aggiornamento 4.0.2 anche per la versione GSM!

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:

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Official Galaxy Nexus dock accessories play pre-order, CarDock and HDMI included (video)

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.

sourceMobileFun (1), (2), (3), (4)

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Galaxy Nexus: Google rilascia gli strumenti per il ripristino di fabbrica completo!

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.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0 ICS Features In Action (Video)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

We heard earlier that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus may go up for pre-order with Verizon wireless later today, although this has still not been confirmed by Verizon, whilst were waiting for some sort of official statement we have another Samsung Galaxy Nexus video.

The latest Galaxy Nexus video was put together by the guys from Droid Life, and we get a look at some of the new features in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy Nexus.

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Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ review

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.

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Galaxy Nexus coming to Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada December 8th, pre-orders begin today

Time to start whoopin’ and hollerin’, Canada — not only do you have a date with the Galaxy Nexus on December 8th, you can begin pre-ordering it on Bell and Virgin Mobile today. Getting your phone ordered early ensures that you can have the $160 handset (after a three-year commitment, of course) shipped out “as soon as it’s available,” but it doesn’t necessarily guarantee your brand new treasure will show up on launch day. Bell’s got a promo going on that we don’t recall having seen before: a Twitter line-up. The idea is to sign up on the site on December 1st between 10am and 11am (EST), claim a spot in the virtual line and you’ll be given a message to send on Twitter. Then, return to the site once an hour until 10pm and tweet out the latest message. If you remain in the top 100 when all is said and done, your Galaxy Nexus will be guaranteed to arrive on the 8th. ‘Course, given the amount of interest circulating around the phone, it’s probably best if you’re on the site ready to get your Tweet at 9:59am. Check out the press release for the deets.

Ice Cream Sandwich source code released, sync pending go-ahead from AOSP

If you’re champing at the bit waiting to get your hands on a nice cool piece of Android 4.0, your wait may soon be over. Pending a final go-ahead from the Android Open Source Project, you’ll be able to sync the now available Ice Cream Sandwich source code. Due to the “large push” (presumably because of all the changes), the roll out is going to take some time to complete — project members will give the final word when things are good to go. If you try to sync prematurely, be forewarned that you’ll get an incomplete copy that will be useless. The available flavor is 4.0.1 which will be the version to ship on the Galaxy Nexus, the first ICS device. This release also includes “the full history of the Android Code,” signaling the first time Honeycomb source has seen daylight. Can’t wait for a taste? The extremely impatient can hit that coverage link below, but we prefer our frozen treats to be properly chilled before consumption.

sourceAndroid Building (Google Groups)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Droid RAZR by Motorola: the tale of the tape

Well folks, the wait is over. Now you can push the rumors, early introductions and other pre-announcement ramblings aside and focus on the real matter at hand: which of these shiny new handsets will you buy? Will it be the Galaxy Nexus or the Droid RAZR? Let us offer some insight into the matter as we dive head-first into the specs below.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus: nuove specifiche quasi ufficiali!

Durante l’evento T3 Gadget Awards il direttore marketing e vendite di Samsung UK non ha potuto trattenere qualche altra indiscrezione relativa all’uscita del Galaxy Nexus confermando che l’uscita del nuovo Google Phone è davvero alle porte e addirittura affermando che il debutto nei negozi è più vicino di quanto si pensi. Se non fossimo stati abbastanza chiari negli articoli precedenti, Galaxy Nexus arriverà sicuramente entro la fine del 2011 e la presentazione ufficiale è imminente. Una presentazione che svelerà la caratteristiche tecniche che oggi non sono ancora chiarissime. In realtà, secondo gli ultimi rumors, vicini alla realtà, le caratteristiche del Galaxy Nexus saranno le seguenti.

  • Processore OMAP 4460 da 1.5GHz. Il clock al momento à la cosa più incerta e le possibilità sono: 1.2GHz (remota) 1.4GHz o appunto 1.5GHz.
  • 32 GB di storage interno
  • nessuno slot per schede SD
  • LED di notifica
  • 1 GB di RAM
  • LTE
  • NFC
  • Registrazione HD 1080p @ 30fps
  • Fotocamera posteriore da 5 megapixel
  • riconoscimento volti
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0
  • Display super Amoled hd da 4.65 pollici
Queste dunque le caratteristiche quasi certe ormai con le voci in neretto che potremmo definire certezza… Sebbene la fonte riporti queste caratteristiche come appartenenti alla versione Verizon del nuovo Google Phone, non crediamo che ci saranno reali differenze tra i vari mercati. Potrebbe forse cambiare qualcosa a livello di connettività 3G/4G/LTE, ma a livello hardware difficilmente cambieranno valori significativi.
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