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3 years ago

Hey, look, it's the Nexus S again

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Hey, lookie there, another shot of the not-so-mythical Samsung Nexus S. You guys have been hitting our inbox all weekend with EXIF data that points to the GT-i9020. And that in turn led to Picasa user Ben Saitz, who in turn led us to this picture of the Nexus S longside a Macbook Pro. Can't tell much else, other than it looks like it's using a standard microUSB cable, but that's hardly a surprise. Now if only the rest of us could get our hands on one.  [Picasa via Engadget]

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3 years ago

Lloyd sure gets around, doesn't he?

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Boy, that Lloyd sure gets around. Our very own mascot apparently is doing some unauthorized moonlighting for Kuwaiti electronics retailer Electrozan, and pimping the Samsung Galaxy Tab. We're going to have to check that guy's expense reports. [via Facebook]

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3 years ago

Samsung: More than 600,000 Galaxy Tabs sold worldwide in first month

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Samsung told the Korea Herald newspaper over the weekend that it has sold more than 600,000 units of its Galaxy Tab 7-inch Android tablet in the first month of its launch. Available in more than 30 nations in North America, Europe and Asia, the Galaxy Tab essentially is an  upscaled Android device, running Froyo on a 1GHz processor, Some 30,000 units were sold in Korea since Nov. 14, the newspaper wrote. By comparison, Apple announced it had sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 million iPads in its first month. [Korea Herald]

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3 years ago

Samsung to integrate Google TV, announcement in January?

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Samsung is rumored to be integrating its televisions with Google TV, and an announcement is possible in January. We've already seen products from Sony and Logitech, but Samsung's entrance to the space would be huge as they are the world's largest television maker.

A move like this makes sense for Samsung; it has been bullish on Android with their widely successful Galaxy S phones and newly released Galaxy Tab.

This would also bring Google TV into millions of more homes when consumers look to upgrade their television rather than have to buy a separate set top box.

Google TV is going to be ubiquitous, let's hope Eric Schmidt was correct yesterday when he said they were making progress in talks with the networks. To discuss Samsung's adoption of the software or more, head to our Google TV forums. [Bloomberg]

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3 years ago

Live action Angry Birds video reveals tense negotiations

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If you haven't heard of Angry Birds, you must never, ever visit Android Central.  Or watch any of Phil's videos.  Or ever listen to the podcast

Taken from Eretz Nehederet -- an Israeli comedy TV show -- this exceptionally well made clip finds our favorite, less-than-pleased birds in the middle of tense negotiations with the green, egg-thieving pigs we aim to destroy.

Due to a four-letter word you won't hear on TV, we have to say this is mildly NSFW, but still good for some laughs.

Check out the video after the jump!

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3 years ago

Motorola Droid Pro featured in new commercial

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The Motorola Droid Pro, Verizon Wireless' latest Android device to be released, has been the center of attention for the past few weeks. After having only just been released, and reviewed by us, it has already made its first appearance in the commercial world. Hit the break to check out the commercial, and join us in the hunt for the first Droid Pro appearance in your favorite television program! [via YouTube]

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3 years ago

Verizon flipping LTE switch in December

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Verizon on Sunday unveiled its first TV commercial for its upcoming LTE service. Its 4G data is being billed as the most "advanced" 4G network (to go up against T-Mobile's "largest" claims and Sprint's inarguable "first 4G network" mantra). And along with the commercial, there have been reports of a December launch being mentioned online, and that's the screen shot you see above; the website has since had the "December" part removed.

December's not a hard month to peg for the launch of the LTE service. Verizon said it'd be up and running in 38 metro areas and 62 airports (plus a smattering of West Virginia) and by the end of the year, and we've only got about a week left in November -- and a holiday week at that. Toss on the Dec. 6 date we've heard mentioned in regards to the HTC Mecha/aka Incredible HD (we do NOT think the phone will be launching or even announced on that date), and the coincidences are piling up. Circumstantial, to be sure, but a December launch is hardly a stretch.

Anyhoo, don't look for any LTE Android smartphones before 2011. Just ain't gonna happen (probably). But we'll take high-speed data from Verizon any way we can. In the meantime, check out the first LTE commercial after the break. [Verizon] Thanks, Andrew!

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3 years ago

Get voice calling on your AT&T, Rogers and Bell Galaxy Tab

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If you have recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab on AT&T, Rogers or Bell and wished that you could use it to make voice calls, you are in luck. XDA member ClubTech has released a method that works on these carriers that will allow you to bring voice calling to your tablet. Unfortunately this method will not work on T-Mobile due to its IMEI block (you'll need this method for that), and will not work on CDMA carriers, either, for the semi-obvious reasons. (Hint: They're not GSM.) Hit the source link for full download links and instructions to bring voice calling to your tablet! XDA Developers]

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3 years ago

Gingerbread: What's the holdup? [from the forums]

Android Central Forums member Hearthatvoiceagain asks the question that's on everybody's mind: Where is Gingerbread? Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Android 2.3 is coming in the next few weeks, but it's been a month since the Gingerbread statue was dropped off at the Google Campus, and still we have no announcement. And that's a break from tradition -- Cupcake, Donut and Froyo were announced within a couple of week of their statues' unveiling.

So what's the holdup? Is Gingerbread just not ready? Is that rumored delay of the Nexus S true, and so we have to wait for Gingerbread? Or maybe everything is going according to Google's plan? 

And will Google unveil Gingerbread during a holiday week?

Join in on the discussion and let us know what you think.

What's holding up Android 2.3. Gingerbread?

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