Google’s US GSM Galaxy Nexus gets separate software image

Google made a splash earlier today when it reanimated its direct phone sales, selling the Galaxy Nexus directly from the Google Play Store for $399 unlocked. In a Google Groups post, a representative stated that while the hardware is identical to the GSM model that's been available overseas for almost six months, the software gets one important revision: Google Wallet support is added natively. Google Wallet is still only available in the United States.

Meizu schedules ICS update for MX and M9 in June

Meizu, the little Chinese phone manufacturer that could, is still basking from the PR glow of its MX Quad-core announcement. But they want to make sure that owners of the older MX and M9 phones don't feel left out of the party. In a press release today, they stated that both phones will be getting the same version of Android 4.0 software as the MX Quad-core. Well, sort of: they're both getting "Flyme OS 1.0", Meizu's skinned version of Ice Cream Sandwich.

Chrome for Android coming out of beta soon

Google's push to extend its Chrome browser to the Android platform has been a successful one for the most part, and apparently they're done making it sit at the software equivalent of the kiddie table. Google's senior vice president of Chrome and Apps Sundar Pichai said that Chrome for Android will lose its beta label "in a matter of weeks", making a statement about the mobile version of Chrome's readiness to take over Google's web presence on Android. Pichai did not give a more precise date for the transition.

Gameloft’s N.O.V.A. 3 coming soon – first trailer revealed

The extremely popular shooter from Gameloft we all know and love called N.O.V.A. is about to get a third installment. We've been big fans of N.O.V.A. here at AC and today Gameloft has just released the first video preview trailer of the new NOVA 3. What you'll see below they claim is actual game footage and looks pretty awesome. I'm excited already.

Scalado Album Review

The additions to the generic Android Gallery in Ice Cream Sandwich are pretty great, but of course, they don't do much for the 90+% of user which don't have access to Android 4.0. If you're a shutterbug who wants better experience that the unfortunately slow 3D album from Android 2.3 or whatever replacement your manufacturer has provided, have a gander at Scalado Album, which goes for 99¢ in the Google Play Store. It's fast, easy to navigate, and a has a few unique features that even the ICS gallery could use.

Trade in your iPhone and get the HTC One S free from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has a nice little spring cleaning deal starting tomorrow. From April 25th until May 8th they'll be offering the Magenta Deal Days promotion, recommending users trade in their old phones, slower smartphones, or even those slow 3G iPhone's for a brand new 4G smartphone from T-Mobile. Full details and cash value listings below including how the iPhone will get you an HTC One S completely free.

Google Drive vs Dropbox vs Box and more

So Google Drive is finally official. Being unveiled earlier today showing everyone basically a redesigned and improved Google Docs. While they've integrated it into Android, PC, and Mac it isn't quite was everyone was expected -- not yet at least. Now I'm sure many are wondering what is best and what to use so below we'll quickly mention a few storage options vs price, and let you guys decide what you need.

AT&T’s shopping for more 4G LTE spectrum

Sadly AT&T's plan to acquire T-Mobile was squashed but that doesn't mean they aren't still looking for more cell towers, and more spectrum to boost their services across the US. Based on comments today it looks like AT&T is seeking out small spectrum's that they can easily acquire and add to their ever-growing network.