Apple is trying to get the Samsung Galaxy Nexus removed from stores because of a few Apple patents, including ones that cover "slide to unlock" and "word completion" technology. Is the recent surge of mobile phone patent suits the end of tech innovation altogether, or is the entire patent system due for a serious refresh? … Read more
Does anyone miss those days when everyone owned candy bar Nokias and switched phone plates as often as their outfits? Because I do.
I remember walking through malls and seeing kiosk after kiosk of crazy phone plates just waiting for me to take home and snap on (be sure to line up the buttons with the holes!) After I heard the resounding click, I knew I had a brand-new phone just like that. Not really, but you get the idea.
These days, there are numerous phone covers and skins you can choose from, but they don't have quite the … Read more
Both come into the ring swinging--the Galaxy Nexus has its 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but can it hold out against the Droid Razr Maxx's Hulk of a battery and thick Kevlar skin? Find out!… Read more
Like any other rare albino variation on a species, white smartphones are often met with an inexplicable sense of awe. Perhaps this is why this pale take on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is blowing my mind this morning. Or perhaps I need more coffee.
As our colleagues at CNET Asia have been reporting, Singapore was slated to be the first locale to retail the "chic white" take on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich flagship phone over the weekend, to be followed by the U.K. as soon as today.
For those of us in the former colonies, you can get your hands on this creamy phone through the folks at Las Vegas-based Negri Electronics, currently offering a 16GB white Galaxy Nexus unlocked for $650.… Read more
Apple has requested a ban on sales in the U.S. of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone, claiming that the showcase for Google's heavily touted Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Android operating system violates four Apple patents.
According to Florian Mueller at Foss Patents, Apple brought a motion for a preliminary injunction against the device on Thursday with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. A public, redacted version of the filing was made available late Friday, and the motion was filed simultaneously with a new federal lawsuit, Mueller reports.
The motion, Mueller says, … Read more
Chrome comes to Android with one gigantic caveat. Or maybe two. And we are joined by cell phone expert Jessica Dolcourt who gives us her personal opinion of Android.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 84
For every new iteration of mobile phones, it's easy to assume that products are getting pricier because the insides are getting just as expensive.
I mean, it makes sense that as technology gets better and faster, manufacturers and consumers are paying top dollar to get their hands on it, right?
Surprisingly, however, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has something inside of it that makes it faster, but it costs a lot less.
Did the Galaxy Nexus get caught in the middle of a lovers' quarrel between Google and Verizon today?
That's the way it appeared at first with the news that Google had dumped the CDMA version of Android's flagship phone. A reader first tipped off Droid Life that the CDMA/LTE version of the phone (read: Verizon) had been removed from Google's developer site, the Android Open Source Project, and replaced with a note reading, "No CDMA devices are supported."
The Ice Cream Sandwich-flavored handset had appeared on the site as recently as last week, but on the Google Code site, the factory image for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus--code-named Toro--now appears under "archived, for reference only." … Read more
Google's fancy mobile payment app apparently will appear on an unlocked Galaxy Nexus running an AT&T SIM.
Officially only the Sprint version of the Samsung Nexus S 4G, Google's old Gingerbread flagship handset, can use Google Wallet software. According to Android blog Droid Life, however, the Google Wallet app popped up in the Market on an unlocked variant of the coveted superphone that was using an AT&T SIM card. … Read more