Galaxy Nexus archive

  • Samsung and Swisscom host hour-long S4 staring contest in Zurich
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    Samsung and Swisscom host hour-long S4 staring contest in Zurich

    By 27 May 2013

    Samsung and telecommunications provider Swisscom recently hosted an "All eyes on the S4" contest at a Swiss train station that literally required contestants to stare at a Galaxy S4 for an hour.  Samsung built a booth in Zurich with a Galaxy S4 embedded...

  • Canonical: First Ubuntu smartphones not shipping until 2014
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    Canonical: First Ubuntu smartphones not shipping until 2014

    By 19 February 2013

    Canonical's founder Mark Shuttlework has announced that Ubuntu phones won't be shipping until the first quarter of 2014, going back on his own word.   In an interview with The Wall Street Journal earlier this month, he said Ubuntu phones would be shipping...

  • Ubuntu tablet interface revealed, coming to Nexus tablets on 21 February
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    Ubuntu tablet interface revealed, coming to Nexus tablets on 21 February

    By 19 February 2013

    Canonical has announced its Ubuntu tablet interface, after announcing Ubuntu for mobile handsets in January. Built off the same core as the mobile handset experience, Ubuntu for tablets has a focus on multi-tasking, sleekness and productivity. The "Side...

  • Google opening its own retail stores to show off Nexus devices, Google Glass?
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    Google opening its own retail stores to show off Nexus devices, Google Glass?

    By 15 February 2013

    In a bid to take on Apple (and even Microsoft) on the retail front, Mountain View-based Google is said to be working on flagship retail stores to show off its products.  The rumour comes from 9to5Google, which first reported on Google's Project Glass...

  • Ubuntu mobile developer preview lands on Nexus handsets 21 February
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    Ubuntu mobile developer preview lands on Nexus handsets 21 February

    By 15 February 2013

    Canonical has announced that its new Ubuntu mobile operating system will support the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 on 21 February. The build will be a preview for developers to begin building on the SDK.  On 21 February the folks at Canonical will make the...

  • Android 4.2.1 brings back December, rolling out to Nexus devices now
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    Android 4.2.1 brings back December, rolling out to Nexus devices now

    By 28 November 2012

    Google has pushed out a quick fix that restores the missing month of December to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The update, which is small at only 1.1MB, arrived on our Nexus 4 handset on Tuesday evening, putting December back in its rightful place. The small...

  • Google steals December in Android 4.2
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    Google steals December in Android 4.2

    By 19 November 2012

    Google has stolen December. Well that's the fun but annoying way of looking at it if you are an Android 4.2 user. The company has left off December when it comes to listing the month for birthdays and anniversaries, affecting owners of the newly launched...

  • Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S Android 4.1.2 roll out begins in UK
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    Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S Android 4.1.2 roll out begins in UK

    By 15 October 2012

    Google has started rolling out the 4.1.2 update to Galaxy Nexus GSM users in the UK, Pocket-lint has learnt, after one of our readers told us his phone had received the over-the-air update on Monday. The update, which was touted last week, brings with...

  • Sky Go now on Samsung Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note
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    Sky Go now on Samsung Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note

    By 20 July 2012

    Three more Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich handsets can now be used to watch Sky channels on the move, after Sky Go was made accessible on the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Galaxy Note. It means a total of 11 Android handsets...

  • Android 4.1: Jelly Bean  review
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    Android 4.1: Jelly Bean review

    By 17 July 2012

    Android 4.1, known as Jelly Bean to its friends, isn't the huge step change that its predecessor was. Where Ice Cream Sandwich ushered in button-less controls and a change in look and feel to Android, Jelly Bean is much more of an incremental update....

  • Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean roll-out begins
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    Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean roll-out begins

    By 11 July 2012

    Google has started to roll-out over-the-air Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates, with HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices getting the upgraded operating system first. The company then plans to upgrade the software on the rest of the Galaxy Nexus models, Nexus S smartphone...

  • Galaxy Nexus banned in US, Apple granted preliminary injunction
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    Galaxy Nexus banned in US, Apple granted preliminary injunction

    By 29 June 2012

    Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone, which means if Apple agrees to pay a levy of $96m, the company would be forced to halt sales of the smartphone in the US. The court decision, granted by the same...

  • Samsung Galaxy S III: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs
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    Samsung Galaxy S III: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs

    By 3 May 2012

    The Samsung Galaxy S 3 is one of the biggest gadgets of 2012. With its predecessor topping the Android charts in the previous year and pretty much sweeping up all the best mobile phone awards it could find, it’s of little surprise that the world has...

  • Get London 2012 Olympics football tickets free with Samsung Galaxy phones
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    Get London 2012 Olympics football tickets free with Samsung Galaxy phones

    By 30 March 2012

    There's no doubt that the London 2012 Olympic Games are a big deal around these parts, and many who bid for tickets ended up empty handed. Now Samsung is offering a way to grab a pair of football tickets, and you don't even have to enter a competition....

  • Sony Japan ID badges can be read by Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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    Sony Japan ID badges can be read by Samsung Galaxy Nexus

    By 21 February 2012

    Pocket-lint recently flew to Japan to get the inside info from Sony about its TV ranges for 2012 and beyond. And, although it's no surpise that Sony HQ is a haven for all sorts of cool tech, while we were there we had a bit of fun with the firm's ID cards...

  • White Samsung Galaxy Nexus lands 13 February
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    White Samsung Galaxy Nexus lands 13 February

    By 6 February 2012

    A long time ago in a Galaxy far away there was a phone that was all set to be the third Google-branded Nexus instalment. That phone, you may recall, leaked several times under the guise of the Google Nexus Prime. Alas, the Nexus Prime wasn't to be, as...

  • White Samsung Galaxy Nexus and 32GB model coming 6 February
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    White Samsung Galaxy Nexus and 32GB model coming 6 February

    By 5 January 2012

    A white 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is due to hit stores from the week beginning 6 February. Additionally, a 32GB version of the titanium silver handset will also be on sale from that date. Online retailer Handtec is now taking pre-orders...

  • Year in review 2011: October
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    Year in review 2011: October

    By 30 December 2011

    As the Winter begins we retreat once again to our tech filled dens. Luckily October had them filled with all sorts of nice tech treats. Everything from the Nokia Lumia 800 going on pre order, to games like Battlefield 3 and Arkham City hitting our consoles,...

  • Year in review 2011: August
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    Year in review 2011: August

    By 29 December 2011

    Of all the stories that broke in August the one that really got people talking was that tech superstar Steve Jobs would be resigning from Apple, to be replaced by CEO Tim Cook. It was one of the most important stories to break this year apart from of...

  • Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich update halted as battery issues abound
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    Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich update halted as battery issues abound

    By 21 December 2011

    Google has halted the rollout of the Android 4.0 update for the Nexus S, as users started to report problems with the mobile phone's battery. The report comes from the Google Mobile Help forum in which a statement has been posted by Google community manager...

  • Official Samsung Galaxy Nexus accessories up for pre-order
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    Official Samsung Galaxy Nexus accessories up for pre-order

    By 19 December 2011

    If you are looking to pimp your Galaxy Nexus from Samsung, the official line of accessories is available for pre-order now, but they aren't expected to arrive until January. Included in the official range from Samsung are a number of docks, including...

  • Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich update starts to roll out
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    Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich update starts to roll out

    By 16 December 2011

    Google Nexus S users, check the update option on your phone, you might just have a nice surprise. Google has announced that over the coming month you will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich. "We're rolling out Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, to GSM/UMTS...

  • Adobe Flash Player updated, Galaxy Nexus owners breathe easy
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    Adobe Flash Player updated, Galaxy Nexus owners breathe easy

    By 16 December 2011

    Adobe have updated Adobe Flash Player 11, bringing with it compatibility for the latest version of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. When we reviewed the Galaxy Nexus upon launch last month, the omission of Flash support was one of the things we found...

  • Galaxy Nexus goes on sale in US
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    Galaxy Nexus goes on sale in US

    By 14 December 2011

    The Galaxy Nexus has gone on sale in the US ending numerous rumours as to when it was going to be available to Americans keen to get the new Ice Cream Sandwich powered phone from Google and Samsung. The new Android 4.0 phone, which will come with 4G...

  • Which smartphone has the best camera?
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    Which smartphone has the best camera?

    By 9 December 2011

    Top of the line smartphone cameras now boast specs that rival compacts. The difference is that you get a phone thrown in for good measure and making the decision which one to buy is a difficult, particularly for those not quite persuaded by the supposed...