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The Nexus family — a smartphone retrospective

We take a look back at the five Nexus smartphones that captured our nerd hearts As debate continues over whether we'll ever see a Nexus 6, or whether it'll be replaced by something else, like the rumored "Android Silver" program — and such conversations seem to happen around this time each year...
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Nexus S back in space as part of NASA's PhoneSat project

Smartphone innards powering low-cost satellite Of all the various Android phones to have been blasted into space, the humble Nexus S is perhaps the most prolific. The handset first took a trip into the stratosphere in late 2010, followed by a return trip on the space shuttle Atlantis the...
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The Nexus Phone family: Four generations of Android

From the Nexus One to the Nexus Four — and a couple Galaxies in between Back in the winter of 2009, the rumors were flying about Google getting into the phone business. Previously they offered what were called Android Developer Phones (we know them as the G1 and the Magic, both made by HTC for...
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MIUI updated to Jelly Bean codebase for some Nexus devices

If you bought a Nexus device so you could happily flash all manner of custom ROMs, today is a good day. MIUI has updated their codebase to include Jelly Bean for the 2.8.17 release, provided you have a GSM Nexus S, a Galaxy Nexus (in either GSM or Verizon's CDMA/LTE flavor) or a Nexus 7.  The ROM...
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Vodafone Australia finally rolls out Jelly Bean on its Nexus S

You might remember that Vodafone Australia halted the roll-out of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to its version of the Nexus S last month, following regulatory concerns over the handling of emergency calls. Well, it now seems everything's been straightened out, as according to Ausdroid, Aussies are...
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Google confirms Nexus S Jelly Bean roll-out, lists carriers

We broke the news yesterday that some GSM Nexus S models were starting to see their Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update rolling out, and now we have the official confirmation from Mountain View. Google took to its +Nexus Google+ account to bring news that Jelly Bean is currently pushing out to...
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Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OTA now appearing on some Nexus S variations

If you've been hanging onto your Nexus S, waiting impatiently for Google to start the roll out of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to your device, you won't have to wait all the much longer. It seems as though the update is slowly rolling out as of right now. The update appearing shows as a 114.4MB file...
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Vodafone Australia halts Jelly Bean update, cites regulatory issues

Uh oh. Seems all is not sweetness down under, with yesterday's news of an impending Jelly Bean update for the Nexus S from Vodafone Australia, today replaced with the news it has been pulled. The Aussie carrier has put out a new statement on its blog, which reads something like this:  Important...
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Nexus S Jelly Bean update reportedly set to start rolling out in the next couple of days

It seems like the good news week is set to continue for Nexus fans, with reports emerging that the hotly anticipated update to Android 4.1 is set to starting rolling out to the Nexus S over the next couple of days. Down under, in Australia, Vodafone Australia has posted to their blog the following...
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Google Wallet updated with improvements and enhancements across the board

Google Wallet has seen another update, and this time Google has made all sorts of improvements and enhancements to the app. Per the change log in the Google Play store: Prepaid Card top up forms more flexible Citi Mastercard management improvements UI improvements Privacy...

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