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2 years ago

Verizon Galaxy Nexus now available online

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More in the Verizon Galaxy Nexus forums

The wait is over, and you can now order the Verizon Galaxy Nexus online!  Many will say it's a month late, many will say there never was a date, but none of that matters now, and you'll all have soon forgotten.  Things change when you get the shiny Nexus feeling in your hands, the birds sing more, the sun shines brighter, dogs and cats lie together in harmony, you get the idea.  Like all good things in life though, this one isn't free.  It will set you back $299 with a new contract, but that's the same as any high-end LTE phone available on Big Red.

What are you waiting for?  Go grab one!

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2 years ago

Available from Verizon Dec. 15 ... The Samsung Galaxy Nexus!!!

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Finally, just shy of two months since the phone was first announced by Google and Samsung and after who knows how many unofficial release dates, the Galaxy Nexus has a launch date for Verizon. And that date is ... drum roll, please ... 

Dec. 15. And the price: $299 on contract. Mobile hotspot access will cost an extra $20 a month and will serve up to 10 Wifi devices.

So, now that that's settled, here are a couple of links you need to check out before you seal the deal:

So that's it, folks. It's finally time. Full presser's after the break.

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2 years ago

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Image Gallery

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Want a closer look at the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus? Here's a gallery straight from the source.

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2 years ago

Hands-on with the Prada Phone by LG 3.0

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LG and Prada have just unveiled their latest smartphone offering, the Prada Phone by LG 3.0. It's a device that combines high-end smartphone components from LG with a unique Prada-designed chassis and a distinctive, almost-monochrome UI. (Shame the name's so awkward though.)

We got our first look at the phone at today's joint event in London's Mayfair district, so join us after the jump to find out what we thought.

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2 years ago

'Almost CyanogenMod 7' ROM for LG Thrill 4G and Optimus 3D coming along nicely

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Have an Optimus 3D or LG Thrill 4G (the U.S. version on AT&T)?  Here's news you'll love -- Ricardo Cerqueira, an Android hacking mastermind when it comes to high-end LG devices, has released a new version of his "Almost CyanogenMod 7" ROM today.  Why the "Almost" tag?  Ricardo explains thusly:

This early release is based off the current CyanogenMod code, but unlike CM its components aren't public yet, so you can not build it yourself. Since being able to roll your own is a core feature of CyanogenMod, I prefer to think of this as something close to CM, but not quite CM.

If you're using an LG Thrill 4G, go download it now from the source link.  If you're using an Optimus 3D, you'll need to have the Gingerbread baseband installed (unlike the previous version of Almost CM) so you'll need to flash the current stock ROM from the LG Updater tool, then re-root your device.  That sounds like a bit of a headache, and it is, but it's well worth it as the new baseband brings along an impressive speed boost from HSPA+ networks. 

This should tide us over until CM9 and Ice Cream Sandwich gets cranked out for the Cosmopolitan.  Go slow, read everything, and be sure to visit the forums if you have any questions.

Source: RootzWiki; via +Ricardo Cerqueira

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2 years ago

LG Prada 3.0 gets officially official

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We're live in London at the LG Prada 3.0 event, where the eponymous phone was just announced. Lots more coming up. But in the meantime, hit the break for the specs list and presser.

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2 years ago

Telstra is the latest carrier to have the Galaxy Nexus before Verizon

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As if the warm weather, beautiful people, and awesome accents weren't enough for us to be jealous of our friends down under, here's another kick: Australian carrier Telstra is now offering Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, becoming the latest carrier to scoop Verizon  for the device. On the carrier's cheapest $59/month plan, you'll be responsible for a $10/month handset payment; on the carrier's $79, $99, and $129/month plans, the headset payment is included. You can order one at the source link below before December 16 for a guarenteed Christmas delivery, or you can visit Telstra's flagship stores in Sydney and Melbourne to get your hands on Google's still drool-worthy powerhouse. 

Source: Telstra

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2 years ago

HTC releases source code for Desire S Gingerbread update, and Sensation XL world versions

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HTC has released the kernel source and other GPL bits for the Desire S Gingerbread update, and for the various Sensation XL versions across the globe.  As usual, average and well-adjusted people have no need for this, but for the true Android Geek and kernel developer, it's time to party.  They can use these sources to further customize ROMs and streamline the kernel for better performance, which everyone loves.  More importantly, it shows HTC is honoring their commitment and the terms they agreed to when using GPL software, which makes an old *nix nerd warm and fuzzy inside.

If you're in need of these sources, grab them at the link.  If you're using a Desire S or Sensation XL, hang tight while the magicians do their magic now that they have the tools.

Source: HTC Developer Center

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2 years ago

Available from Verizon Dec. 15 ... the white Motorola Droid RAZR!

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See what we did there?

Yes, folks, the white Motorola Droid RAZR will be available from Verizon on Dec. 15 for $299 on contract. Or, you can get it for $199 if you pony up for a Droid XYBOARD for another several hundred dollars -- and yet another two-year contract.

Source: Verizon

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2 years ago

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II getting fixes for caller ID, battery life, Wifi calling

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T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S II is getting an update today to Android 2.3.5, software version T989VUVKL1. You're getting a trio of "enhancements" (read: bugfixes) with this update, including caller ID, battery and Wifi calling. T-Mobile notes that the update's not mandatory, but we can't think of why you wouldn't want a better phone. 

You can get the update over the air, or use the Kies Mini desktop app thingy if you're a glutton for punishment.

Source: T-Mobile; More: T-Mobile Galaxy S II forums
thanks, Burt, for the tip!

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2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S II (I-9100) Ice Cream Sandwich ROM leaks out

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Youtube link for mobile viewing

Whatdaya get when you slap TouchWiz on top of Ice Cream Sandwich on an original Samsung Galaxy S II? Something that looks very much like TouchWiz on top of Ice Cream Sandwich on an Original Galaxy S II. The enterprising folks at SamMobile managed to score themslves an early Android 4.0 ICS build for the I-9100 (that's the original international version of the GSII). And just like with thie jump from Froyo to Gingerbread, we're not seeing any huge differences in UI. After all, it's TouchWiz On Top™.

Where you do see a little bit of a dfference is in menus, of course, as well as with features like Face Unlock. Check out the video for the whole thing, and hit the source link if you're up for some experimental flashing.

Source: SamMobile; thanks, Romeo!

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2 years ago

LG Prada 3.0 sneaks out of Germany ahead of today's launch

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Update: And the official press release has gone live in Germany.

Feast your eyes on a phone most of us will likely never own -- the LG Prada 3.0 announced late last month. That little slice of sexy is being officially unveiled in London in a few hours (we'll be there, of course), but it's sneaked out of other parts Europe ahead of time. Specs are said to be a 4.3-inch NOVA display at 480x800 resolution, TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor at 1 GHz running Android 2.3.7 with a custom UI, 8GB of internal memory, an 8MP rear camrea, NFC and a 1540 mAh battery. 

No word on pricing, but Prada ain't cheap, no?

Source: BestBoyz; via Engadget

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2 years ago

A video tour of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus from another lucky Android Central member

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Youtube link for mobile viewing

If you recall, over the weekend a few lucky Android Forums members were able to squeeze a Verizon Galaxy Nexus out of Best Buy a bit early, and guinnkevinr was kind enough to fire up his camera and shoot a few minutes of video for us to drool over.  We know what the engine is under the hood of this one, namely a dual-core TI OMAP and 1GB of RAM, but this shows us how she handles.  Nice and smoothly, that's how.  Kevin shows off how fluid and quick it is, loads up a game, and we get the see the web browser in action.  It's well worth checking out while we wait, and when you're done watching it (over and over) hit the source link and tell Kevin thanks!

Source: Android Central Forums

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2 years ago

Japan getting the LG Optimus LTE on NTT Docomo

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LG tonight announced that its first 720p Android smarpthone -- the LG Optimus LTE -- is coming to Japan on NTT Docomo. That follows launches in Korea and (surprise, surprise) the United States, with the latter enjoying phone on AT&T as the Nitro HD. (Read our full review)

NTT Docomo's also getting a uniqe version of the Optimus LTE. Along with an optional red paint job, it'll have 1seg digital TV and NFC. 

We've got LG's full presser after the break.

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2 years ago

Verizon Galaxy Nexus date of Dec. 15 looking likely according to this Costco document

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We got this gem from a Costco Ninja, and when added to the rest of the leaks and pictures pointing to a December 15 release date of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, the evidence is getting pretty strong.  Maybe not strong enough for a certain editor who want's an officially official announcement from Big Red, but enough that we want to pass it all along.  Engadget also got in some new leaked docs which point to Dec. 15, from Verizon corporate and Costco, you can check those out at the source link.  Our tipster also stated that the Galaxy Unicorn has a price of $289 with a new contract at Costco.

Will Dec. 15 be the day?  Heck, I dunno.  It's as good a day as any to release a phone, and it is before the end of the year.  We just want the damn thing released so we all can play with it, then maybe other carriers here in the states can get a version of their own. 

Thanks Anon!

More: Engadget

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