Today is a joyous day for Galaxy Nexus owners in Canada. Various reports are indicating the coveted Android 4.1.1 update is finally reaching devices operating on wireless carriers Rogers, Telus, Fido and Wind. It seems like this is an early rollout of the update, so if you haven’t received the coveted update yet, be sure to check your System Software Updates as soon as possible to manually push it through to your Galaxy Nexus. Oh and do tell us how all that buttery goodness is working out for you all.
source: Mobile Syrup
Sprint customers who own Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S 4G devices will be happy to know they are about to receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Sources have confirmed Sprint plans to rollout the update for the devices starting September 6th. According to Sprint’s internal information, Galaxy Nexus devices will receive update FH05 while Nexus S 4G owners will receive update JRO03R. It appears the updates will be “clean” versions of Jelly Bean with no overlays or OEM changes. The updates will be initiated by Google; users will not be able to download and install on their own.
source: Android Central
Earlier today we told you that a lucky XDA member received a Jelly Bean OTA update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. You can download the test build and install it yourself, but you have to go back to stock (build IMM76K) to make it happen. Just follow the steps below.
- Make sure you’re running stock (If you’re not then you can use WugFresh’s Nexus Root Toolkit to restore/install stock)
- Unlock the device and install a custom recovery (Wugfresh’s Toolkit can do this as well)
- Flash the IMM76Q Package via the custom recovery
- Flash the JRO03O Package via the custom recovery
If you need any help or want more info, hit up the source link below.
source: Androidcentral Forums
Could the Verizon Galaxy Nexus finally be getting its Jelly Bean update? According to one lucky XDA forum member El Madhatter, who received the OTA notification on his Galaxy Nexus, the update is available as build JRO03O – the newest available Android version to date.
I wouldn’t get too excited just yet, as this guy appears to have a test version of the Galaxy Nexus and he was one of the first to receive the 4.0.4 IMM76Q update. Nonetheless it seems an update will soon be available.
The Verizon Galaxy Nexus hasn’t exactly lived up to the true Nexus name thus far, but are you Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners excited? Has Verizon already taken all the fun out of your Nexus? Hit up the comments and let us know how you feel.
Source: XDA Forums
It’s that time of year again. Samsung fansite Sammobile has revealed specs for a new Samsung phone with the model number GT-i9260. As we all know, the Galaxy Nexus is the GT-i9250, so this along with the leaked specifications indicate this device will be a mid-level spec bump. Among the improved specs are a 1.5GHz Cortex A9 dual-core CPU, 8 megapixel rear facing camera, 1.9 megapixel front facing camera, and the addition of an SD card. The bumped specs are slight improvements, which is disappointing if this is going to be the next Nexus phone.
Perhaps Google is going to introduce high end and mid-level Nexus devices since the Nexus 7 has been a huge success in part due to its low price. Or perhaps the addition of an SD card indicates this will be a Samsung TouchWiz powered device, since we all know Nexus devices no longer have SD cards. Let’s also not forget the rumor that there could be as many as five Nexus devices announced later this year.
Are you excited about the prospect of the next Nexus? Do you think this will indeed be the next Nexus or a TouchWiz phone? Hit up the comments and let us know what you think!
Last week all eyes were focused on a courtroom in California where Apple and Samsung were engaged in a litigation battle. That was only one front in the war between the two smartphone manufacturing giants. Across the country, in an appellate courtroom for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, Apple and Samsung engaged each other to start this week in yet another Apple v Samsung case.
This particular hearing was the result of Samsung’s appeal of an order from Judge Lucy Koh to ban the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones until the patent infringement trial takes place in March 2014. Samsung is trying to get the ban overturned, to get Judge Koh’s finding that Apple is likely to prevail overturned, and they are challenging the validity of the patent in question. On that point, the patent is the one that involves the ability of Google search to return “hits” for items both on the device and on the Internet – a unified search result.
MIUI has proven to be a highly desirable aftermarket firmware among the developer community, and today marks the initial release of Jelly Bean builds for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Nexus S. Currently, the ROMs contain no major bugs, which is good news considering previous Ice Cream Sandwich builds offered less than ideal functionality. The massive changelog offers an in-depth look at the the backend changes that had to be made to support the bump to Android 4.1. Fresh features include a revamped video player UI, a new contact manager and hundreds of optimizations. You can read the official instructions and download your ROM after the break.
Lets face it, gaming on an Android device (no matter how big the screen is) can be quite challenging, especially if you’re playing first-person-shooters or even games from an emulator. Wouldn’t it be a dream to use a console’s controller to play these games with, perhaps a PlayStation 3 controller? A Reddit user by the name of TheRealBigLou has done just that by creating his own homemade PS3 controller dock for his Samsung Galaxy Nexus where he’s able to play his Android games with the wonderful controls of a PS3 controller. You may think this feat took some complicated contraptions to make, but it actually only took a couple of Boston clips, some rubber bands, an NFC sticker and a creative mind to achieve this amazing creation.
TheRealBigLou was also kind enough to give a description of how he made this:
Owning both a smartphone and tablet is certainly a luxury, sometimes one is hard to attain for someone, much less both. According to sources from Techno Buffalo, Sprint is trying to make that easy for you by offering a free ZTE Optik tablet if you purchase any smartphone along with a 2 year agreement from August 12th through September 30th.
If you’re not familiar with the ZTE Optik, here’s a quick rundown on its specs:
- 7-inch WXGA display (1280 x 800 resolution)
- 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor
- 16GB of internal memory
- 1GB of RAM
- 4,000 mAh battery
- 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
- 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- Android 3.2 Honeycomb
Remember, it’s absolutely any smartphone, even the Samsung Galaxy Nexus that’s currently available for free with a two year contract. While this is a sweet deal in itself, the kicker is that you also have to tack on a two year data plan on the tablet. Either way, free is always good, right?
source: Techno Buffalo
When is a Nexus not a Nexus? When you buy it from Verizon, evidently. It’s long been a gripe of Verizon Nexus owners that their pride and joy often receives the latest and greatest Android update months after the GSM variant. The good news is that whilst Verizon might be standing in the way of progress, the developer community has got your back (as ever!).
Shortly after landing on the AOSP servers, Android build JRO03L has been worked into a custom ROM prime for flashing to your Verizon Galaxy Nexus or Google Nexus 7. Early reports suggest that the build is seamless, offering the pure Jelly Bean experience just as Google intended. If spending an evening rooting and flashing floats your boat, you can click the link below to get going.
Source: XDA Developers