Samsung Galaxy Note we were impressed. Users from around the world and especially the US have been importing the 5.3" AMOLED HD packing smartphone for their own personal use. Accessory vender Anymode has apparently partnered with AT&T and will be their OEM for accessories on the AT&T US version Galaxy Note -- coming "early 2012" according to their CES press release.
just picked up their device from Verizon, you may finally have a reason to root your device. Yes, rooting does void your warranty - but it opens a world of new available features. Even though Verizon’s Nexus is fairly new, development has been progressing at an excellent rate. We recently discussed a battery mod compatible with the Android Revolution HD ROM for the Galaxy Nexus, and now there is a softkey mod that adds a “Search” softkey pictured as a magnifying glass to the right of the bottom menu buttons.
Galaxy Nexus by Samsung is now on sale through the carrier's website, with the LTE 4G version of the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone priced at $299.99 with a new, two-year agreement. The unsubsidized price is $649.99. Announced officially yesterday, the smartphone is the first to officially run Android 4.0. That makes a big difference in usability, with Ice Cream Sandwich pulling together elements from Gingerbread and Honeycomb to make Android feel more consistent and improve things like multitasking. More details in the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus review over at SlashGear. Verizon brick & mortar stores will be offering the Galaxy Nexus LTE from this morning, and we know plenty of you are preparing to head down and pick up this third Nexus device. Let us know in the comments if you're going to grab a new Nexus! [timeline]
mishandling of the Galaxy Nexus launch. Now reports are coming in form all over the US that the wireless carrier's data is down, centering in the Midwest. The outage is affecting 4G LTE and 3G services. There is no word on when it might be repaired, though Verizon assures its customers that a fix is incoming.
4G LTE network, today the blazing fast speeds actually had their first birthday. Today Verizon's 4G LTE turns 1 years old -- yay! We look back and remember tearing open that awesome HTC Thunderbolt and giving those lightning and bolting fast 4G speeds a test run.
Verizon hasn't been shy about its aggressive expansion of LTE into nearly every major market in the US. In addition to upgrading and expanding their own equipment, they've now purchased even more LTE wireless spectrum across the country, to the tune of $3.6 billion. The new licenses cover approximately 256 million people in the country, and should allow Verizon to continue to dominate 4G services in the US, in breadth if not in speed.
Samsung Galaxy W smartphone that surfaced on a video demo showing off its gaming chops and more. We knew at the time that the smartphone would be sold as the Samsung Exhibit II 4G. The device has now gone official on T-Mobile with launch dates and pricing in tow.
Amaze 4G and the Galaxy S II, but today they have officially announced and started their brand new Monthly4G unlimited and contract free plans. Earlier this month we mentioned the T-Mobile and Walmart exclusive $30 unlimited data plan and now we have more details regarding that, and other contract free offerings from T-Mobile.