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Galaxy Nexus is here!

With all of the rumors and leaks just days before the announcement, Google’s 3rd Nexus phone is finally here!  Introducing the Galaxy Nexus, formally known as Nexus Prime.  Samsung gets another chance to redeem itself from its lackluster Nexus S showing.  Questions are already popping up on whether the Galaxy Nexus will have a removable battery cover and if the 5MP camera be sufficient?  What’s new in the Android 4.0?  Battery life? HDMI output?  The answers are coming, so stay tuned!  In the meantime, check out the tech specs below and check out the official Galaxy Nexus page here.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Specifications

  • Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
    Specifications above may differ on the LTE version
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-core Processor (OMAP 4460)
  • Display: 4.65-inch 1280×720 HD Super AMOLED
  • OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Main (Rear) Camera: 5MP auto focus with LED Flash, fast shot2shot, Zero shutter lag, 1080p video capture, photo editing
  • Sub (Front) Camera: 1.3MP for Video Call
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Proximity, Barometer
  • Memory: 1GB RAM + 16/32GB Internal memory
  • Size: 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm
  • Weight: 135g
  • Battery: Li-ion 1750 mAh
  • The back cover is removable
  • No microSD slot
  • Volume rocker left side
  • Power button right side
  • microUSB port bottom center
  • Headphone jack bottom and right of microUSB port
  • Video:
  • Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264
  • Playback : 1080p@ 30fps
  • Recording : 1080p Full HD Video@ 30fps
  • Audio:
  • Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
  • 3.5mm Ear Jack

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

  • On screen buttons – Home, Back, Switching Apps (multi-tasking button)  are now part of the screen
  • Multi-tasking – Swipe left/right to close apps and notifications.  Similar to WebOS closing apps by swiping cards up
  • Data usage control- New feature in Settings to monitor data usage and place data caps. This is very much needed in a very unfriendly cell phone environment
  • Face Unlock – Use your face to unlock your phone. Already used in laptops and now being brought to phones
  • Android Beam – Use NFC to share links, contacts, photos, YouTube videos, maps, directions with other NFC enabled phones
  • Voice Typing – Type text messages, emails using your voice
  • Google+  – Video chat with up to 9 friends
  • Single-Motion Panoramic Camera – easy to create panoramic pictures
  • Android Browser – Bookmark sync, offline viewing, incognito mode
  • Gmail – New “action bar” to access most used functions, swipe left/right for next/previous message, offline use
  • Calendar – Multi-touch navigation, pinch to zoom in/out from agenda to year
  • Gallery – Photo editing, “magazine UI” replacing 3D Gallery app, filter effects, instant social media sharing
  • Contacts – “People” app replacing Contacts, high res photos for contacts, swipe left/right to dialer/call log, visual voice mail now integrated in call log, reject incoming calls with a text message
  • YouTube, Maps – Will be updated

Carriers

  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Verizon
  • Three UK
  • Vodaphone UK

Source, Source 2, Source 3

textPlus Update For Android

textPlus has recently been updated to Version 2.2 build 9 and has noticable UI improvements.  Those of you who are not familiar with textPlus should know that you can send and receive text messages for free.  That’s right, there’s no catch.  Grab the latest update at the Android Market or follow the QR code below.

Angry Birds Lite Beta Available At Android Market

Rovio developer initially planned a closed beta where you’d have to sign up, but the response was so great that they decided to put the beta testing directly onto the Android Market.  Go grab it here now! Or follow the QR code below.

Gmail Updates On Froyo And Rooted Android Phones



I have noticed a few new changes in Gmail.  The most noticeable is the reply button being located at the top of an email message and pressing it will open up more reply options.  This is a welcome feature for people who don’t want to scroll all the way to the bottom of a long email just to find the reply button.  Another addition is the ability to mark emails with the Star icon which is located next to the reply button at the top.

Froyo Update For Droid Incredible Today

The long awaited day for Droid Incredible owners has come.  The Froyo 2.2 update should now be available for Droid Incredible on Verizon.  Check out what’s new in Froyo 2.2 here.

UPDATE: VZWSupport @FierceTech We do not have information regarding the release date for the Incredible update. *NK

Chrome To Phone

Search the Android Market for “Google Chrome to Phone” to get the app.  Firefox users can use the Fox to Phone extension.

VIA|Google

Free Stealth Guards

Grab your free full body protector for your phone before they’re all out!  You only pay for shipping.  I got one for my Nexus One for free with $3.85 shipping.  Find your phone at the link below.

VIA| Stealth Guards

1-Click Root For Nexus One

Ever wanted to root your phone without difficulty and hassle?  Well, now you can easily root (and unroot) your Android phone with a click of a button using the Universal Unroot app.

The following phones are confirmed to work with the Universal Unroot app at the XDA forums:

Nexus One 2.2
Milstone 2.1
Hero 2.1
Xperia X10 mini
Xperia X10i
G1 1.6
Magic 32A 1.5
Magic 32B 1.6
Mytouch 3G Slide
LG Ally

I can also personally confirm that my Nexus One Stock Froyo 2.2 has been rooted using Universal Unroot!

VIA|xda developers

Droid X Review

Want to know good the Droid X is? Well of course it’s good, but you can grab the nitty gritty details over at AndroidAndMe.

VIA|AndroidAndMe

Android 2.2 Froyo Leaked With Sense For Droid Incredible

Go find out how to install the leaked Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Droid Incredible here!

VIA|xdadevelopers

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