Samsung is having a crummy week. After losing a court battle in which Apple was successfully able to convince an appeals court to ban sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S., Samsung learned a day later that it would also have to pull its Galaxy Nexus smartphone from store shelves. Adding insult to injury, Samsung has just been denied a preliminary injunction against sales of said smartphones.
In all likelihood, Google's unlocked Galaxy Nexus will be the first smartphone to come with Android 4.1 (otherwise known as "Jelly Bean") pre-installed. We believe this to be true because Google inadvertently tipped its hand in a Google Play listing for the Galaxy Nexus in which a product description touted it as the first "first phone with Android 4.1," a description that has since been removed.
We just received an email from Samsung Mobile letting us know about a new promotion tied to the company's Galaxy Nexus. Beginning Thursday, March 29 and running six weeks through May 10 (or while supplies last), customers who purchase the Galaxy Nexus and sign a two-year service agreement will be eligible to receive a free battery bundle kit that includes an extended-life i515 2100mAh battery and back cover.
Microsoft unveiled the "Smoked By Windows Phone" campaign at CES; basically, if your non-Windows Phone could perform a certain task faster than a Windows Phone, Microsoft would give you $100. The company upped the ante recently, offering users at Microsoft stores a $1,000 laptop if they managed to smoke a Windows Phone. Well, one blogger managed to smoke a Windows Phone with a Galaxy Nexus, only to be disqualified after the fact by rules employees created on the spot.
Apple isn't letting up on its relentless legal attack against Samsung in the which the Cupertino company is continually attempting to have certain Galaxy devices banned in the U.S. and abroad. It's been a largely unsuccessful campaign so far, though Apple remains undeterred as it fires off lawsuit after lawsuit claiming Samsung is infringing several of its patents. In a lawsuit filed in California, Apple takes aim at the Galaxy Nexus, the world's first Android 4.0 smartphone, and cries foul over Samsung's recent ad campaign mocking the iPhone.
Verizon might have been busy dealing with a couple of LTE outages as of late, but it has also had a chance to evaluate claims of poor 4G performance on the new Google flagship Galaxy Nexus Android phone. On that front; good news! An update is coming to “fix” the signal issues. Although, it turns out the fix is really just a change to how the signal bars are displayed.
Adobe last month said it no longer intended to take on HTML5 with its Flash platform across mobile browsers, hailing the former as the “best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.” It also made it clear that the release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook was going to be its last for mobile browsers. But following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Adobe announced it would also be releasing a minor update in December to add Flash and AIR support to the world’s first Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) device, which did not support these technologies at launch.
Perhaps the folks at Verizon have a sick sense of humor; they enjoy letting things hang out there until the last possible minute. Verizon announced just minutes ago that the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available tomorrow, December 15th for $299 on-contract. This comes after multiple rumors of delays and more speculation than you can shake a phone at.
This is the story that will not die. When will the US variant of the Galaxy Nexus launch? According to a new investigation by ComputerWorld, pre-orders are happening tomorrow (November 29) and the device will be coming out on December 8th. This jives with earlier rumors, but how official is this “confirmed” information?
Android fans in the US have been waiting with bated breath for Verizon to announce availability of the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Nexus. After various rumors of delays, an interesting Big Red holiday ad started running last night, with the Galaxy Nexus listed for a downright reasonable $199.99 on a 2-year contract. This is much lower than the expected cost of $299.99. Could this be the best deal on Verizon this holiday season?