Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Light Flow – LED Control: The perfect app for Galaxy Nexus notifications

Just like the Nexus One before it Google has been kind enough to add something I think all smartphones should have to the Galaxy Nexus -- and that is the LED notification light. Something so simple, small, and cheap makes a world of difference. Especially for people like me getting notifications and work emails all day long. For those wanting to get the most out of this awesome feature we have just the app for you.

Verizon preparing a fix for poor data signal on the Galaxy Nexus

Android Community got a huge response when it articulated the issues that early adopters are having with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus' data signal, and it looks like we weren't the only ones receiving complaints. Verizon has acknowledged the data connection problems via Twitter, and says that a software fix is currently in the works. While the company gave no time frame for implementing the update, Nexus phones are updated directly from Google's servers, and usually very quickly - perhaps the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 release will ease some early users' woes.

Google Wallet port for Galaxy Nexus needs no rooting

We heard not long ago that one of the reasons the Galaxy Nexus was delayed for a while was some sort of conflict between Google and Verizon over Google Wallet. The Google Wallet NFC payment app will work on the Nexus, but Verizon blocked the app from the smartphone. This is thought to be due to Verizon ready to roll out its own NFC payment app in conjunction with ISIS.

Android Community Weekly: December 18, 2011

This week in tech news we finally nab ourselves a Verizon branded Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE, review some excellent devices, and see Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) progress through some much needed updates. Monday, by no surprise - Facebook topped Nielsen’s list of most popular Android apps. To be honest, carriers should start including it with devices from now on, as it is probably the first application downloaded from the market by many.

Dear Google: Android deserves a Nexus Certification Program

If Verizon's ridiculous handling of the Galaxy Nexus US launch has taught us anything, it's that the carriers are still firmly in control of the mobile world, at least in the United States. While there's no confirmation, strong evidence indicates that Verizon's desire for a carrier-controlled NFC payment system, which isn't even anywhere near launching, caused weeks and weeks of delays. Consumers in Google's own country stewed while seemingly everyone else in the world got a hold of the very first Android 4.0 hardware. All we could do was cry foul until the release, something that a few of Google's top brass must have been doing as well.

GSM / HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus gets Android 4.0.2 today

If you picked up a Verizon Galaxy Nexus yesterday, you probably got an over the air update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.2 almost immediately. Today the GSM model joins the party, though there's still not a lot of information available as to what it changes. Google's official stance is that it's for various bug fixes - they must have been small enough to escape the notice of reviewers, importers and international Android aficionados.

Verizon Galaxy Nexus extended battery half off in-stores and online

So you ran out and snatched up a brand new Samsung Galaxy Nexus last night at your nearest Verizon or Best Buy and love it right? The device comes with a hefty 1,850 mAh battery that should last plenty long but we know there are some that want more. In case you didn't know, Verizon is having a 50% off sale on all 4G LTE devices extended batteries and the Galaxy Nexus in included.

Here’s what the Verizon Galaxy Nexus looks like on the inside

These days it's a rite of passage for every new and high-profile gadget: the moment when its tender casing is torn from its frame and all its silicon guts are spilled for the world to see. That time has already come for the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus, and ZD Net has given Verizon's LTE version the teardown treatment as well. If you're wondering what the inside of the very first Ice Cream Sandwich phone looks like, well, here it is.

Verizon Galaxy Nexus accessories: extended battery and charger hands-on

Smartphones still aren't most the power efficient of gadgets, and LTE radios gobble up battery power even faster. Though the Verizon LTE Galaxy Nexus already features a larger battery than its HSPA+ brother, no doubt a few of you will already have your new phones begging for more juice long before the day's over. Enter Samsung's extended battery, which give the Galaxy Nexus a slightly extended 2100mAh of power. That's an increase of 250mAh - not a gigantic addition, but it's also not going to give your new phone a tumor on its back.