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Samsung Galaxy Nexus designers discuss challenges and breakthroughs


Want to meet the creative minds behind the unique look of the Galaxy Nexus? Company blog Samsung Tomorrow has an excellent interview with product designers TaeJoong Kim and GiYoung Lee, where they share their inspirations for the ergonomic design.

The main goal of the Galaxy Nexus design was to capture the beauty of a magnolia petal as it falls to the ground. Both designers described how they were inspired by nature. GiYoung Lee said, “Before,  [Read More…]

Verizon: Galaxy Nexus not having signal problems, our fix will make it display more bars


After the long, very long awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus release for Verizon, customers started reporting issues with the 4G LTE network. Verizon has acknowledged the problem, and says that it is working on a fix via a software update. It seems like the fix is not as big as we expected, though.

It seems Big Red has reached out to the guys at Computerworld, mentioning that the fix does not actually improve  [Read More…]

T-Mobile Galaxy S II does battle with the iPhone 4S

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Bigger screen. Faster dual-core processor. And, of course, the speed of T-Mobile’s 4G network. Those are but a few of the weapons available to the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II on T-Mobile’s 4G network. That means faster, well, everything. And with T-Mobile’s two lines for $ 49.99 each, faster doesn’t break the bank, either. Take that, iPhone 4S.

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Galaxy Nexus owners experiencing multi-touch issues, ICS to blame

Galaxy Nexus owners experiencing multi-touch issues, ICS to blame

You can now add multi-touch to the latest list of issues going on with some Galaxy Nexus owners out there. This is another oddity with the Ice Cream Sandwich device, which as early as yesterday was reported to  [Read More…]

Google’s Galaxy Nexus Ninja 8-bit game is a perfect way to spend a lunch break

Google’s Galaxy Nexus Ninja 8-bit game is a perfect way to spend a lunch break

Since it first unveiled the Nexus line of phones, Google has commissioned some wonderful ninja-themed unboxing videos. The first was merely just entertaining, while the second  [Read More…]

App tells you who’s updating your Galaxy Nexus, can’t tell you whether to care

Galaxy Nexus update checker

Fun fact: There are more versions of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus floating around, software-wise, than you’re probably aware of, even when it comes to the GSM version. The basic rule here is that if you have the yakju version of the Galaxy Nexus, it’s GSM, and mysid is CDMA/LTE, in the case of the Verizon Galaxy Nexuxs. But there actually are regional differences as well, so you might see  [Read More…]

How to manually update your GSM Galaxy Nexus with the Android 4.0.2 OTA

Galaxy Nexus update

So Android 4.0.2’s starting to roll out to the GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. But maybe you don’t want to wait? (We sure don’t.) Here’s how to easily flash the update to your phone, same as we did for the volume bug update. Note that this won’t erase anything, and it’s really no different than if you sat back and waited.

Note that this is for stock  [Read More…]

Galaxy Nexus for $150 on Amazon, but backordered

Amazon Galaxy Nexus

If you’re like me and have yet to actually pick a Galaxy Nexus, Amazon is making it awful hard to resist. Despite the device sitting in backorder status on their site — the $ 150 price tag they are offering it for is pretty tempting. That’s 50% off Verizons $ 300 price tag and during the holidays, saving on big ticket items such as the Verizon Galaxy Nexus is a good  [Read More…]

Verizon Galaxy Nexus extended battery — curvy in all the right places

Verizon Galaxy Nexus

On the left, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. On the right, also the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Only, one of these phones has Verizon’s 2100 mAh extended battery in it, and the other has the standard 1850 mAh battery that comes with the phone. A few quick thoughts on it:

The extended battery comes with a new battery door, which looks nearly identical to the stock door. Same logos and all. You  [Read More…]

Google releases stock images for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Now that you’ve got your Galaxy Nexus, it’s time to tinker. And tinker we shall. We’ve already showed you how to unlock the bootloader, which you really should do first thing if you have any thoughts at all about one day rooting the phone or using a custom ROM. So if you haven’t done that already, go do it. We’ll wait.

Back? OK. Now this being a Nexus phone,  [Read More…]