The Sprint Galaxy Nexus smartphone is looking to get just a little bit better with an incoming software version L700.FG01 update that’s set to roll out starting today. Before you ask—- no the update doesn’t include Android 4.1 just yet, but does include the ability to modify the device’s received signal strength indicator (RSSI), add support for Sprint TV and Wi-Fi and LTE settings will now default to being turned on.
While the update will roll out starting today, it may take several additional days before it reaches all Sprint Galaxy Nexus owners, so sit tight and relax if you don’t see it right away.
It looks like all is not rosy for some Galaxy Nexus owners. After receiving some of that buttery goodness in the latest update, some Galaxy Nexus owners are reporting what is a significant GPS problem. Apparently, certain Galaxy Nexus owners are unable to get a precise GPS fix that doesn’t allow those users to track their location. What’s worse is the fact this can possibly happen even with satellites in plain view.
This bug doesn’t seem to be affecting everyone, but it’s probably a good idea to check if you’ve recently received the update. To check if you’re affected, you’ll want to open an app that constantly tracks where your whereabouts such as Google Maps, then check the notification shade for a GPS message. If the text says “Searching for GPS…” and you’re not seeing a flashing icon, that means you’re not getting a GPS lock. If that is the case, then you’ll want to confirm you’re affected by then downloading an app such as GPS Test which allows you to see if there are satellites within range.
Thankfully— where there’s a problem, there’s always a solution. Galaxy Nexus users will need to go to Settings > Location services, uncheck and re-check “Google’s location service,” voila!— everything should be cleared up by then. There are added reports that the simple remedy seems to correct the bug, which indicates there’s some type of glitches perhaps on Google’s side.
source: Android Central
Those of you fortunate enough to own one of the few LTE-enabled devices on the NOW Network in select markets will now have something to look forward to in just a few weeks. Sprint has announced it will (finally) unleash true 4G speeds in the Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio markets on July 15th. In addition, it will launch an improved 3G network through its Network Vision program. While the rest of you outside of those markets are disappointed for now, cheer up— more markets will be announced for the additional 4G LTE rollout later in the year and Sprint also pledges the rollout process will be complete by the end of 2013.
Try to contain your excitement there HTC EVO 4G LTE owners. Hit the break to see the full presser from Sprint.
Unhappy with your existing mobile carrier and considering Verizon’s awesome mobile service, while also desiring that
almost pure Android experience found in the Galaxy Nexus smartphone? Online retailer Amazon Wireless may just have the deal for you. It has just announced a very sexy deal where it is offering the awesome device for a mere 1¢. Yes you read that right… new Verizon customers will be able to grab the 4G LTE and Android 4.0.4-powered smarphone for a penny. While this deal is only for new customers, Amazon hasn’t forgotten existing customers may very well be interested in the device as well. That’s why it will be offering the Galaxy Nexus to existing customers for a not-too-shabby price of $50 as well.
The Amazon promotion link is currently not live yet, but be sure to keep checking as it will appear anytime now. Oh and you’ll want to make sure you do that too— the deal for both new and existing customers is a limited time only.
source: Amazon Wireless
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is to this date one of the best Android phones available today. So it’s surprising that Canadian mobile carrier Telus has decided to
prematurely retire the pure Android device. It’s reason for doing such a thing? Well— it’s not exactly certain, but there’s increasing speculation that the mobile carrier is clearing the path for a certain smartphone featuring S Voice. The move makes sense too as Telus pulled a similar move by pulling the Nexus S smartphone when the Galaxy S II arrived in the past. It is also presumed the Nexus line of smartphones have had a harder time being adopted by the mainstream, despite it being a true Google device. Perhaps the Samsung Galaxy S III will have more recognition and a bigger base for Telus customers. Still, you can’t help but feel surprised and/or sadden by the end of the run by the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
source: Mobile Syrup
While Sprint owners can enjoy all that pure ICS goodness on the newly released Galaxy Nexus, they have yet additional reasons to be excited for the device: the arrivals of CM9 Nightly and ClockworkMod Recovery. The ClockworkMod Recovery, which is the gold standard in ROM management will be available in touch and classic flavors, while the CM9 Nightlies will offer up users daily dose of new Android 4.0 code. Keep in mind though that as exciting as the CM9 Nightlies release is for users, keep in mind the codes may not have been tested and do not have any changelogs, so owners of the Sprint Galaxy Nexus may encounter a significant bug or two (or three or four).
So you’ve seen enough and ready to get into some CM9 or ClockworkMod action? Great— make sure you hit the source link below for full details and the download links.
source: CyangenMod | ClockworkMod
via: Android Police
Are you still holding out for the awesome Samsung Galaxy Nexus for some reason, or maybe just waiting for Sprint to finally release this bad boy? If telling you that Verizon has the faster network of the two carriers isn’t enough, then how about if I told you that you could scoop up the VZW branded device for a mere $50 with a new two-year contract? Already have a Verizon account? Well you can still get your hands on one for the upgrade price of $150 which isn’t a bad deal either.
Right now Amazon Wireless is offering the best price we’ve seen yet for this years most popular phone. Like I just mentioned, folks signing up with Verizon for the first time can buy the G Nex for only $50 and current customers can upgrade for only $150. If this is just enough to finally push you over the edge, hit up the source link below to get in on the action. You wont regret it! Well, that is unless VZW magically pulls a Galaxy S III out of their… hat.. in the next couple months.
source: Amazon Wireless
Is the Sprint Galaxy Nexus truly arriving in just a few weeks? It sure appears to be the case folks. Our friends at BGR seem to have gotten a hold of yet another internal document highlighting the device’s arrival on April 22. This latest leak matches up with rumors we’d already heard about last week regarding the April 22nd release date on the NOW Network. Moreover, Sprint stores around the country should be receiving the various merchandising items which would showcase the full potential of the device. All we need now is just the formal confirmation from Sprint and/or Samsung for the imminent release date.
While the device’s April arrival looks to be unofficially official, let’s just hope the majority of the country will be able to enjoy Sprint’s new LTE network sooner than later.
Ok— the HTC One X is an awesome phone, we get it. After seeing it get unboxed recently, HTC went ahead and highlighted the device’s limitless possibilities with its camera and ImageSense software. You do remember ImageSense is a big part of the phone, right? Although we had seen some lackluster photos taken from the device recently, a clever video has been revealed which more than makes up for the HTC One X’s perceived shortcomings with its camera and software. The video highlights the One X going toe to toe with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Sony Xperia S smartphones. While one could interpret the tests as being slightly subjective— you will note how quickly the HTC takes photos in comparison to the Xperia S and Galaxy Nexus, while the One X destroys both devices when the camera is in burst mode (burst mode takes for 4 photos per second). Very impressive indeed.
Talk about raising the bar for cameras on our Androids. What do you all think? You folks impressed with the phone’s camera software yet?
So what do you do if you’ve totally screwed up your system software on your GSM Nexus device? You need to flash a factory image to get back to stock, and as luck would have it, Google has released the official 4.0.4 (build IMM76D) factory images for the international GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus and the European and T-Mobile unlocked Nexus S. Flashing these files will leave your phones as if they were brand new and completely updated.
Flashing a factory image requires that you are not shy around a command line and fastboot, so it’s not for the faint of heart. If you’re brave and own one of these Nexus devices, download the images at the source link below.
source: google groups