Apple is trying to get the Samsung Galaxy Nexus removed from stores because of a few Apple patents, including ones that cover "slide to unlock" and "word completion" technology. Is the recent surge of mobile phone patent suits the end of tech innovation altogether, or is the entire patent system due for a serious refresh? … Read more
Both come into the ring swinging--the Galaxy Nexus has its 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but can it hold out against the Droid Razr Maxx's Hulk of a battery and thick Kevlar skin? Find out!… Read more
Like any other rare albino variation on a species, white smartphones are often met with an inexplicable sense of awe. Perhaps this is why this pale take on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is blowing my mind this morning. Or perhaps I need more coffee.
As our colleagues at CNET Asia have been reporting, Singapore was slated to be the first locale to retail the "chic white" take on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich flagship phone over the weekend, to be followed by the U.K. as soon as today.
For those of us in the former colonies, you can get your hands on this creamy phone through the folks at Las Vegas-based Negri Electronics, currently offering a 16GB white Galaxy Nexus unlocked for $650.… Read more
Intel's new chip for smartphones handily beats some of the fastest phones on the market, according to chip review site Anandtech.
Intel's Atom Z2460 "Medfield" delivers "tablet-like scores" on the BrowserMark benchmark, wrote Anand Shimpi. "The Galaxy Nexus running ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) comes close, but once again Intel expects that on the same OS Medfield should be faster than any of the currently available SoCs (system-on-a-chip)," he said.
Intel announced the Medfield chip Tuesday at CES. The system-on-a-chip will be used in upcoming smartphones--and presumably other devices--from Lenovo and Motorola.
And … Read more
LAS VEGAS--With a simple Web page on its site, Sprint today spilled more details on its already-promised switch to LTE and the first devices that would support it.
According to the page, the carrier will launch LTE and "improved 3G coverage" in the first half of this year in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Atlanta. The timing and choice of cities repeats earlier comments from CEO Dan Hesse, who promised during an investor conference last week that Sprint would launch LTE in up to 10 cities by the end of 2012.
Though in December Sprint Chief Financial Officer … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Tomorrow, the CES press conference machine will whip us up into a lather and new phone announcements will zing out fast and furiously.
While we don't always know precisely how the cards stack up, a combination of leaks, press day schedules, and common sense provide more than a hunch of how the game will play out.
Phones you can bet on I would put money on these, and I'm not a gambling woman.… Read more
Unlocking the bootloader and rooting an Android device can be a bit intimidating, if not overwhelming, for those who don't feel comfortable with both the jargon and using the command line to carry out the process.
Even with the most thorough of guides, sometimes the easiest thing to do is wait for a streamlined solution to be released.
In the case of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, an automated method for unlocking the bootloader as well as rooting is now available. Wug's Galaxy Nexus root toolkit was released earlier in the week, affording Galaxy Nexus owners the ability to … Read more
The promise of super-fast 4G wireless broadband sounds enticing, but what happens when you can't actually get the 4G service? That's the question one reader who just got the new 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Nexus is asking.
No 4G service. Should I keep the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?
Dear Maggie, Four days ago I took delivery of my new Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I rarely get a 4G connection. Searching the Web about this problem, I see that lots of other people have had a similar problem.
I have 15 days to back out of my purchase. Time is running … Read more
Will they or won't they? That's the question Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab customers are asking with respect to whether Samsung will offer them the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.
Samsung will likely not update those devices to ICS, but older Galaxy owners may not be entirely out of luck. There is apparently still a chance that Samsung is preparing a "Value Pack" with ICS features and functionality, just scaled for less robust hardware. TheNextWeb.com had the news, citing a Korean site as a source.
Ever since Ice Cream Sandwich was announced … Read more
It's the end of the year show! And we celebrate that, and Hanukkah, with a very special Rumor Has It today.
Instead of rounding up the week's hottest rumors, we've rounded up the year's hottest rumors. Bam! And we bet you can guess what's on our list.
We cover the ones that did come true, the ones that didn't, and the ones that were so annoying, we wanted to scream. Why won't some of these rumors ever die? At least they keep us in business.
What was your top rumor that did come true, didn't come true, or annoyed you to death? Let us know in the comments.
We don't have a show next week, but tune back in January 3, 2012 (!), for the first Humiliation Day of the year. Augh! … Read more