Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released exclusively on Verizon in the United States. In that time the phone has received one and only one official update, to Android 4.0.2.... which was almost immediately overshadowed by 4.0.3, then 4.0.4 over two months ago. Today reports are spreading that Verizon is finally, finally sending out the 4.0.4 update over the air, making its LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus officially current for the first time in almost half a year.
Author: Michael Crider
Santa Clara, with a 1.6Ghz single-core Atom (Medfield) processor inside.
IdeaTab S2109, first shown off last month, will be hitting the States in June. The price is a little disappointing at $349.99, but it comes with at least one unique feature that you won't find anywhere else: four external SRS surround sound speakers. That alone should make it one of the most capable tablets on the market from an audio perspective.
Oppo didn't even last a week before somebody swooped in and took their "thinnest smartphone" badge for the finder. The corporate griefer in this case is Chinese manufacturer ZTE, whose new "Athena" smartphone was spotted by Weibo looking positively anorexic. The Athena beats the Finder by a whole .3mm, for a total Z-height of 6.2mm. Pricing and availability are, of course, up in the air.
reported this morning that iOS smash-hit newsreader Flipboard would be entering beta soon, catering to specific handsets in order for the developer to get used to multiple screen resolutions. Well we were only half right, but we were half right really fast, so I'm going to call it a win. All interested parties can now download the Flipboard beta APK from their website, and navigate the news with aplomb using RSS feeds, social networking and gestures. Which is what we did, rather promptly, for your enjoyment.
regional carrier Videotron put up their standard sign-up page for the Galaxy S III, Rogers has begun taking pre-orders for the flagship device. Current Rogers customers can reserve theirs at this website, and prospective switchers can sign up for information. Unfortunately, there's no word on pricing or availability.
Evernote is branching out from its standard notation/bookmark/link sharing service into something a little more relatable. Today they're launching Evernote Hello, a contact manager that aims to make remembering your contacts much easier with contextual information. The free app builds on Evernote's established services by backing up said contacts in your Evernote account, eliminating that annoying need to send out a Facebook message to tell everyone you lost your phone (not that Android users have to worry there).
Tech Radar, Googler Linus Upson put rumors of Chrome OS tablet - and full integration between Chrome OS and Android - well and truly to rest. The teams working on Chrome and Android are to remain separate, with the obvious exception of Chrome for Android.
Flipboard making a long-overdue appearance on Android, odds are pretty good that you've already tried out the APK ripped from the Galaxy S III. But soon enough more Android users will be able to get in on the action. The developers have stated that they intend to release a beta version of the app for just a few devices, in order to test out different screen resolutions.