The boot animation from the Nexus Prime aka Galaxy Nexus that was teased to us earlier in the week is now available for everyone to play with. The instructions we have are for flashing in Clockwork Recovery, but if you aren’t rooted, you will have to do it the old fashioned way by extracting and moving the bootanimation.zip into /data/local or wherever your particular phone pulls media from.
Sexy, isn’t it? (more…)
The non-Verizon Nexus Prime aka Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250) made its way into the FCC yesterday sporting both T-Mobile and AT&T radios. I know that this may disappoint our readers who were expecting this to be exclusive to Big Red when it first launches, but don’t worry, because that could still happen.
We received a press invite yesterday from a company at CTIA who let slip this line – “I know we’re up against the Samsung/Google news and the Verizon announcement…” I would say that the goal initially was to let Samsung and Google do their thing on stage which would be followed by a press release from VZW on dates for the phone. Now, we know none of that will be happening next week after hearing of a postponement, but I’d say the LTE version will still be the first out.
Don’t be surprised if you see the SCH-I515 cruise through the FCC next week.
While you were dreaming about sugar plum fairies a Romanian tech site was busy posting a video about the coveted Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Interestingly enough, they refer to the phone as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Prime. Nonetheless, the 1:28 video is clean and for once not a blurry-cam, this looks to be the real deal folks.
Ice Cream Sandwich looks slick and as expected an evolution of Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The tech site is reporting that the device is running a TI OMAP 4460 dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex A9 processor with 1GB RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear shooter that can shoot 1080p and a 1.3 front facing camera. The 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD screen has a 1280×720 resolution, and of course this baby is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. These specs are identical to the ones reported yesterday from BGR, and confirmed by our overlord Kellex.
When you get this kind of news right when you wake up, you know you will be having a good day. (more…)
GSMArena has apparently received a tip from an “anonymous” tipster who works at Google, yet is…anonymous. This source claims that the real Nexus, which they are referring to as the “Nexus Prime” has completely different specs than the ones released this morning for the Galaxy Nexus.
Their source suggests that this phone will actually run Samsung’s new 1.5GHz Exynos processor – a chip that has yet to even go into sampling and was just announced last week. It will also pack a PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, 8MP camera, and 2050mAh battery. The screen though, is indeed the 4.65″ Super AMOLED HD that was reported earlier.
So what do we make of this? Well, if this device truly exists, it is NOT the Galaxy Nexus. The G-Nex is as was reported earlier. I know people with the phone that are not “anonymous” and believe what they have told me. (more…)
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The Galaxy Nexus (or Nexus Prime) that made a brief appearance last night in Samsung’s teaser video for their CTIA event next week, has been polished up and presented to us in a shiny little package from one of our readers.
It’s obvious that the screen has a slight curve to it, but we are also getting a nice look at those odd dock notches on the side which are just down from Samsung’s famous side lock switch. You can see the bottom hump that was included in the Nexus S and Galaxy SII, plus a possible camera housing on the other side of it. The grey metallic color is a nice surprise after seeing black phone after black phone for the last year.
This phone needs to get here now. Sexy doesn’t even do it justice.
Samsung just released an updated Nexus teaser video. This is exactly the same as the previous version but adds two things of mention. There is a new combination – a bride and groom, plus a cheap shot at the expense of Apple and the so-so changes that were announced for their new handset yesterday. Or of course, it could just be a hint that this device will have a beautifully ‘curved’ screen.
This added bit definitely gives the video some more spice and of course, we still love looking at this device from the side. (more…)
This may just be our moment.
Yesterday Apple held their “Let’s Talk iPhone” event, revealing the iPhone 4S. While most (including myself) were expecting a redesigned iPhone 5, Apple decided to iterate on the internals of the iPhone 4, much like they did with the jump between the iPhone 3G and the 3GS. The improvements made to the device are great, but it left many disappointed. In fact, almost 60% of the people polled at TiPB (an iOS enthusiast blog) said that they were not going to get the iPhone 4S.
So far I’ve been skeptical about what Ice Cream Sandwich will bring. I’ve been worried that ICS will be another iterative improvement, much like Gingerbread was. After watching the above video, however, I’m a lot more excited. The message of the video is cryptic, but it’s exciting to think that we’ll finally be able to see something new from Google. (more…)
Last night’s Nexus-fest that started after Samsung posted a teaser to their CTIA event has already created enough talking points to take us through to next Tuesday. The video did not give us much, but as with any teaser, folks spotted what they believe to be hidden messages like the one we are about to talk about.
The topic of the video was the idea that some things are just better when they are put together: candles and wine, cookies and milk, newspaper and coffee, etc. So when G+ member Joe Lancaster paused it when the new Nexus showed up, he noticed an extra shadow or outline behind it that he believes may be a tablet of some sort. His idea – that the Nexus that will be unveiled will also have the ability to be docked inside a tablet. (more…)