Tag Archive: Nexus

Samsung unveils new 1.5 GHz Exynos processor just in time for Nexus Prime?


As we count down to a possible demo of Ice Cream Sandwich on October 11th, more clues are beginning to appear about the specs of the fabled Nexus Prime. The latest tidbit comes from Samsung Semiconductor Inc. which just announced their new dual-core 1.5 GHz Exynos 4212 processor.

This latest addition to the Exynos family is built with Samsung’s advanced 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process, which promises “30 percent  [Read More…]

Sprint to Give Away 1,500 Nexus S 4Gs at Open Solutions Conference

Sprint announced today that Samsung will be a premier partner for their 11th annual developer conference, taking place in early November. What does that mean to those who sign up for the three-day event? Well, if you are among the first 1,500 registered attendees, you’ll walk out with a free Nexus S 4G and one month of service.

The Open Solutions Conference gets underway on November 2nd and gives  [Read More…]

Nexus One updated to Android 2.3.6 (GRK39F)

Nexus One update

Not to be forgotten, the venerable Nexus One got itself a little update overnight. Now at Android 2.3.6, Build GRK39F, the update … does something — the update screen just says “important bug fixes and security patches.” We’ll take their word for it.

Of course, there can’t be all that many Nexus Ones still in use (though we fall in love with it all over again every time we turn it on),  [Read More…]

How does the delay of the 1.5 GHz OMAP4 affect the Nexus Prime launch?

Texas Instruments

For several months now the Android blogosphere has assumed that Texas Instruments’ OMAP4 will be the lead platform for the next version of Android, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, but we don’t know which specific processor will be inside the Nexus Prime.

Many of us speculated that Google would go with the fastest chip that Texas Instruments had to offer in Q4, which was the dual-core 1.5 GHz OMAP4460. This sounded believable  [Read More…]

Google Wallet available for Nexus S 4G, shows signs that it will actually be worth a damn


Google Wallet is officially available beginning today. While the NFC-based mobile payment solution has been in testing in a handful of cities in the United States, the Wallet app is now rolling out to all Sprint Nexus S 4G phones through an over-the-air update.

Wallet is still very much in its infancy, however. The near-field communication (NFC)  [Read More…]

Poll: Would you want a Nexus Prime with keyboard?


Nexus/Droid Prime rumors have been popping up left and right for months now. Some may even think they’re getting out of hand. It’s sometimes uncertain how accurate these leaks are, but some good speculation never hurt anybody. And we’ve got a bit more for you today.

A twitter “poet” has been leaking details about the first device with Ice Cream Sandwich in verse form. The twitter handle is @tfleming223, and he’s  [Read More…]

Twitter Poem Hints at Nexus Prime Details, Launch Date

Late last night and early this morning, the Android community was teased with a Twitter poem by one @tfleming223.  The subject matter? The Nexus Prime’s hardware details (LTE, world-roaming) and its alleged launch date.

Read on through the break for the full poem and glean what you will from the cryptic message.  Assuming this guy is right, and he likely is, we can expect a November 3rd debut for the  [Read More…]

ROM review: MIUI for the Nexus S 4G


Our pal digitalslacker is back, showing off a little MIUI action for the Nexus S 4G with another great ROM review.  Reader submitted reviews are pretty much the best way to get an in-depth look at how things run, especially when it’s something as complicated and feature-packed as a full Android ROM.  Android tinkerers and hackers that use a specific phone tend to know it inside and out, and know how and  [Read More…]

Anonymous 4Chan user goes hands on with the Nexus Prime, Ice Cream Sandwich


In a recent series of posts from an anonymous user on 4Chan, quite the detailed encounter with the Nexus Prime (or Samsung Galaxy Nexus as it’s being referred to) has been documented. Not only that, but there was also some seemingly accurate information shared on Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy S III (this information will be in a separate post to keep discussion organized).

Because information on 4Chan  [Read More…]

Rumor: Nexus Prime looks like a taller Nexus S, is coming to Verizon first


New day, new Nexus Prime rumors. Today’s spoonful of he said/she said is brought to you by the guys over at TheDroidGuy. As always, everything I say from this point on is based on rumors and shouldn’t be taken as facts. With that out of the way, let’s dig in.

The lucky chaps over at TheDroidGuy have somehow managed to get their hands on a demo unit of the Nexus Prime.  [Read More…]