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Monday Brief: December 5, 2011

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2 years ago

900MHz frequency seen having its way with Galaxy Nexus bootloader

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The mystery of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus' 900MHz bug continues. Sort of. We've just been sent this video of the Galaxy Nexus volume buttons being affected by a nearby 900MHz signal while the Galaxy Neuxs is in the bootloader. The Galaxy Nexus in question is said to have had the recent update that fixes the 900MHz wonkiness while Android is running, but you can clearly see the strangeness here in the bootloader.

Those of us in the states will have a hard time reproducing this, of course, since we're not exactly crawling in 900MHz EDGE. (Or in the Galaxy Nexus, for that matter.) And while it's an interesting-looking bug, we're not sure how overly concerned we are about this lingering issue. Maybe it'll be fixed with uploaded bootloader code. But if not, maybe just keep your 900MHz phones a inch away from your Galaxy Nexus.

Thanks, Jeremy! 

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2 years ago

Verizon Galaxy Nexus accessories (with pricing) pictured [from the forums]

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Jephanie, a smart member here at AC bought a couple Galaxy Nexus accessories from his Verizon store, and was kind enough to share the pictures and pricing with us all.  The "Power and protection package" consists of a black case and holster, a universal car charger with USB slot, and three screen protectors for $49.97.  The "Spare battery charging kit" (and this one looks to be a real winner) has a spare 1850mAh battery, a stand-alone battery charger, and a micro-USB Y-cable so you can charge both the spare battery and your Galaxy Nexus at the same time in the same place.  List price on the spare battery kit is $39.99.  Both of these look like very nice accessories for the LTE Galaxy Nexus, and jephanie is ready to roll as soon as Verizon turns this one loose.  Hit the break for another picture of each, and visit the link below for close-ups and discussion.  Be sure to give jephanie a big thanks for sharing with us all!

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2 years ago

AT&T's LG Nitro HD, white Samsung Skyrocket available now

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One new smartphone and another revamped are now available from AT&T. First up is the LG Nitro HD, the carrier's version of the LG Optimus HD. It sports a 720p display and has AT&T's new LTE high-speed data. The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket -- AT&T's LTE version of the Galaxy S II (and scaled up to 4.5 inches) -- also is now available in white.

The Nitro HD is going for $249.99 on contract, as is the Skyrocket.

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2 years ago

Girls Gone Gadgets 02: 2011 gadget gift guide

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Ashley and Georgia stab hate at the Playstation Vita's proprietary memory sticks, talk after-date communication protocols and keeping your timeline clean, get challenged by the CrackBerry Nation, and give their holiday device, accessory, and app picks! This is Girls Gone Gadgets!

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2 years ago

CarrierIQ -- a Q&A

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A little light reading for a fine fall Sunday. What is CarrierIQ, what's all the fuss about, and what can be done?

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2 years ago

Make your alerts a little more festive with Pops' holiday alerts

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We have taken a look at Pops a few times before, and they even released a special Halloween update, and now they have a Christmas / Holiday package available. These alerts will be sure to put you in the holiday mood with each notification you receive. If you are already a Pops user be sure to check out the new notifications, and if you haven't downloaded it yet be sure to hit the break for download links.

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2 years ago

Android Central Editors' app picks for Dec 3, 2011

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Don't worry loyal Android Central readers, we are back with only our favorite applications again this week. So, join us past the break and let's take a look at some of our favorites!

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