How Does The Galaxy SIII Compare To The Galaxy SII, Galaxy Nexus, and HTC One X?

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Now that Samsung has released their latest flagship, the Galaxy SIII, everyone wants to know how the specs compare to some other heavy hitters. The folks at Droid Life have put together a handy comparison chart between the Galaxy SIII, Galaxy SII, Galaxy Nexus, and HTC One X. Click the image above to see the details.

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Verizon Finally Begins Rolling Out Android 4.0.4 to the Galaxy Nexus, Grab Your Flashable Zip Now!

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Yes folks, the time is finally here. Verizon has officially begun to roll out the latest 4.0.4 update for the Galaxy Nexus. You rooted users are lucky and don’t have to wait for the OTA to hit your device because the amazing developer named Droid Th3ory already has a nice little flashable package for you. Once flashed, you will be upgraded to the official build number of IMM76K and will get new radios and bootloader in the process. The update requires that you are on the official 4.0.2 (ICL53F) build but lucky for you if your not, Droid Th3ory has worked his magic and his script will revert your build to the required version before flashing the new build. Pretty slick huh! You should definitely drop by DroidHive.com to pay the man his due respects and while you are there, check out his amazing line of custom Axi0m roms. You will not be disappointed! They just happen to be the only thing that I will run on my Galaxy Nexus… Just sayin’ :-)

Grab the download below and flash through your custom recovery. That’s it! The wait is finally over!

Download: IMM76K_RADIOS_BOOTLOADER.zip

Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Samsung Epic 4G Touch: Should I stick with stock?

by Tony Rosario on
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Okay my fellow Android lovers, I have a serious question for all of you and I would like your honest opinions. I currently own a beautiful, white Samsung Epic 4G Touch (GSII) that I really do love. Though I am not a huge fan of TouchWiz, I do like a lot of functions that it incorporates and it actually runs very smooth on the device. It has a gorgeous 4.5 inch display, a notification LED, headset jack is located on the top (which I prefer as I rest my phone in my car cup-holder while it’s plugged into the auxiliary port), expandable/removable memory, 8 MP camera, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and a top-notch GPU for all my gaming fixes.

Despite the fact that it was released on Sprint in September of 2011, many would say that the company’s GSII variant is still one of the top phones today. That being said, why on Earth do I want a Galaxy Nexus? I find myself combing eBay and Craigslist searching for a great deal on one of these bad boys, and according to my math, if I can sell my Epic 4G Touch for what I want, and then buy the Galaxy Nexus for the price that I want to pay, it will most likely just be a wash.  So I guess my question is should I go through the trouble? Hit the break for more of my dilemma!

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Folks in the UK Can Finally Purchase Official Galaxy Nexus Accessories

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Those of you who live in the UK can shout FINALLY at the top of your lungs if you want as Clove UK is now offering accessories for your Galaxy Nexus devices. While it’s been almost 6 months since the initial release of the device, those in the UK have been made to wait patiently while their US counterparts have been able to purchase accessories since release day. We did inform you back in January that we’d see official accessories then, but it got delayed to February and well, got delayed again. However this is no longer the case. Upon checking the Clove site, you will find various accessories that include:

  • An HDMI Dock
  • A Desktop Dock
  • An MHL/HDMI Adaptor
  • Spare batteries
  • A Spare Battery Charger
As you can see the only thing missing is the car dock. However given that these other accessories are available, the car dock can’t be too far behind. So if you live in the UK and are interested in snagging an awesome dock for your device hit the source link below. You can pick up the HDMI dock for £42 (roughly $68) and the desktop dock for £49.99 (roughly $81). I don’t know about you folks out there on that side of the pond but this would definitely get me excited if I had to wait that long.

source: Clove UK

Android 4.0.4 rolling out to Verizon Galaxy Nexus

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While many Galaxy Nexus owners have been enjoying Android 4.0.4 and the series of bug fixes it brings for over a week now, it’s easy to forget that many people are still waiting for their fix. The Verizon flavoured version of the Nexus has been waiting patiently for the update and it looks like today is the day that could be set to change. Droid Life has received a number of reports, including screen-shots, from happy customers having just received the update OTA.

The update is 30MB in size and looks to bring the same fixes as the update to the GSM Galaxy Nexus. You can expect to wave goodbye to the spotty signal issues and auto-brightness screen lag while waving hello to bug fixes, speed tweaks, improved camera performance and an updated News & Weather widget.

Some of the chatter from the tech world suggests that this is the first wave of OTA updates, the full roll-out could last throughout the month. Now might be a good time to hit the ‘check now’ button and see if you’re one of the lucky ones! Let us know if you’ve head the update in the comments below.

source : Droid Life

Cure that Galaxy Nexus Data problem now with the Sprint Software Update

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No more that 2-3 days ago reports started going around that there was a quite an issue with Galaxy Nexus users getting zero data connection. So not only do the owners of this latest Sprint LTE device have to wait for LTE, they couldn’t even get a 3G signal. Well Sprint quickly responded saying that they were aware of the issue and were working on releasing a fix as early as “next week”. Now here it is, “next week” and today we have a fix that will be pushed over a 2 day period. Although having no data for a couple days is quite frustrating, it’s great to see a carrier like the Now Network jump on a problem like this and fix it quickly. So if your device is starving for some data, keep a look out in your notification bar for the software update version FD02. See the details of the update after the break.

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Galaxy Nexus Unlocked for $400 not just in Google’s Play Store

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Just this past Tuesday we published an article that the Play Store is now selling the Galaxy Nexus unlocked and void of contract for $399. Awesome deal right? We are now noticing that offers like this are spreading outside the Google domain. Here we have found that  Expansys is also selling the Gnex unlocked and without contract for $399.99. The kicker here is that unlike the purchase you can make in the Play Store, Expansys is offering free shipping. So you could save a few bucks. You’ll also have the option to bundle the phone with a Simple Mobile plan if you are so inclined. Of course, you can just purchase the device and activate it on carriers like T-Mobile or AT&T.

So as with most device, as the weeks go by we continue to find the deals and the prices continue to drop. If you have the self-control, for one you are better than me, and second, you may stumble upon that perfect deal that will get this Galaxy nexus into your hands.

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Google Wallet now officially running on T-Mobile Galaxy Nexus

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Could it be that Google Wallet is no longer exclusive to specific networks? The application started its life as a Sprint exclusive and more recently became available on AT&T. Many of you out there have managed to sideload the application thanks to the work of websites such as XDA developers however it appears that you can now grab it directly from Google Play.

Our friends at Engadget managed to download and run the app from a Galaxy Nexus with a T-Mobile sim. They hadn’t got around to paying for anything with it yet so it looks like that’s one final hurdle still to be negotiated. Why not give it a try for yourself, be sure to let us know how you get on in the comments below. Happy shopping!

 

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Get your GSM/HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus directly from Google for $399

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Just announced today you will be able to purchase the Galaxy Nexus directly from Google for $399. That is a great price for anyone wanting to pick-up the GSM version of the Gnex. Making your purchase in this way will give you a Galaxy Nexus “unlocked and contract free”. The limit is five devices per customer, and this offer is currently only available in the US.

Details from the Google Blog state that you can buy this device in the Play Store under a new section called ‘Devices’. As already mentioned this is a unlocked GSM device so you can chose your favorite compatible carrier, which includes T-mobile and AT&T of course. You’ll get access to Google Wallet with a $10 credit upon activation, and all the great features of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Video Argues The Flexibility Of Android Over iOS, Makes iOS feel like a crutch

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Been surfing on YouTube lately?  If you have, you may have come across a video series where user wicked4u2c has made up around 100 videos showing the flexibility of Google’s Android OS vs Apple’s iOS. The video below demonstrates several pieces of functionality that may cause you to perform more steps than is necessary when using Apple’s iPhone.  The videos were created to combat the notion that “The iPhone just works” and “the UI is much more simpler”.  While I may give them that that many applications for iOS are indeed ”polished”, I believe it’s extremely far and beyond from being a “simpler” UI than Android.  I know due to the fragmentation of Android, not every version of the OS may be as intuiitive as we’d like, ICS included, however, that being said, the iPhone is nowhere near as easy to use when it comes to executing various functions than an Android device, as you’ll see in the segment below.  When it comes down to it, you can’t beat a good o’l fashion side by side comparison.  Check out the video below and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments.

After using an iPhone for 30 days, I realized that Android has a much more polished UI and more intuitive features. Things were much more difficult to do on the iPhone then they were on Android. This is the reason why I created this video series. I want to show the flexibility on Android compared to iOS.

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