LightFlow Update Adds Pebble Support For Notifications, Makes Possibilities Mostly Endless

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LightFlow, one of our favorite notification apps, received an update this morning that added support for the Pebble smartwatch (our review). In the app, you’ll now see an option to “Send to Pebble.” If checked, your Pebble watch will vibrate with a notification from your phone, through LightFlow. As you can see in the photo above, it’s even showing me comments on Instagram, something I wasn’t expecting it to do.  (more…)

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Available for $219 Without Contract

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Verizon may have killed off the Galaxy Nexus LTE, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. Deal sites like Ice Monkey have “recertified” versions in stock at insanely low prices for those who aren’t willing to leave Big Red yet still want that Nexus experience. For $219, and no contract attached, you can pick up what may be Verizon’s first and last Nexus device. I’m not exactly sure what “recertified” means, but hey, it’s not a bad option if you don’t feel like shelling out $600+ for another phone.

Update:  If you want to go even cheaper, Cowboom has “preowned” versions for under $200.

Via:  Ice Monkey

Cheers John and Scott!

VZW Stores Selling Galaxy Nexus Accessories for Cheap Now That the Phone is Gone

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Last week, a reader pointed out that the Galaxy Nexus was no longer being sold through Verizon, a sign that most of us would consider to be the end of the phone’s life. While that may be sad news to some, this move typically brings good news along with it. With EOL phones, carriers tend to slash prices on accessories for them in order to get leftover stock out the door. That appears to be the case with Verizon stores who still have some in stock.  (more…)

Sprint Galaxy Nexus Gets Android 4.2.1 Update, Verizon Version Remains on 4.1.1

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While we remain impatient and write about our true feelings on Verizon and their Nexus situation, Sprint is now pushing Android 4.2.1 to their Galaxy Nexus. Let’s take that in for a second. Okay, are we calm? Sprint reports that the update should be on all Nexus devices within 21 days, bringing with it the list of goodies like Photo Sphere, lockscreen widgets, and more.

Remember when you were a kid and screamed out, “this isn’t fair!” Well, that’s about how we feel right now.

Via: Phandroid

The Hell With Nexus Phones on Carriers, It’s Time to Leave Subsidies and Contracts Behind [Opinion]

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If you asked me back in late 2011, how I felt about a Nexus coming to Verizon, I’d probably have thrown out phrases like “greatest day in smartphone history” or “Verizon finally woke up!” Boy, how things have changed in just over a year. After over a month of delays before the launch of that phone, a lack of support on a software front from the get-go, and what seems to be a constant neglect of what one would assume to be one of the easiest phones on the planet to update, I no longer feel the same way. It’s been a painful ride since, one that has led me into hoping that Verizon never sees another one. Actually, I could probably take that a step further and say definitively that Nexus phones should no longer be tied to any carrier and that you should all think about your future beyond subsidies and 2-year contracts.  (more…)

R.I.P Galaxy Nexus LTE – Device No Longer Available From Verizon

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Just over a year after being released as one of the most anticipated devices in Android history (in communities like ours), the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus is no longer available. The last we saw of the G-Nex was when Big Red killed off the 32GB variant in favor of a 16GB at $50 with a new 2-year contract. Since then, it has gone in and out of the certified pre-owned section when it’s not making appearances on daily deal sites(more…)

“Expanded Desktop Mode” in Paranoid Android ROM is the Coolest ROM Feature I’ve Seen in a Long Time

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The guys behind Paranoid Android ROM are in the process of finishing up their latest build, version 3.0. In a quick teaser to help get their base excited about the release, they published a video that highlights a their “Expanded Desktop Mode” and some of its new features. What is “Expanded Desktop Mode,” you ask? Only the coolest ROM feature I have seen in quite some time.  (more…)

Sprint Galaxy Nexus 4.2.1 Update Available for Download, Verizon Owners Left Behind Again

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Hey, look, more bad news for owners of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, the forever stepchild of the “Nexus” franchise. The Sprint version of the same exact phone, has an official Android 4.2.1 update that can be downloaded and installed this very moment. It’s not being pushed to devices, as far as we know, but the file has been found on Google’s servers and is about as official as it gets. At this point, we’re just waiting for Sprint to mention it and then for it to appear as an OTA update on phones.  (more…)