Samsung Nexus S

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Update Includes WebM Support [What is WebM?]

As you may already be well aware, the Android 2.3.3 update for Nexus S and Nexus One has indeed gone out today for the greater good of humanity. What you might NOT know is that this update includes WebM support. What is WebM? It's a relatively new media file format designed specifically for the internet. What a WebM file consists of is VP8 video codec and Vorbis audio codec compressed audio streams. Well wait, what does that mean? Let's break it down.

Nexus S Heading to AT&T Next?

It appears that PocketNow has some insight into the world of Google and their distribution of the newest Google phone - the Nexus S. As far as they (and now we) can tell, three versions of this phone have made their way through the FCC: the original GT-i9020, then the GT-i9020T and GT-i9023. Evan Blass of Pocketnow did a bit of investigating and has discovered a fourth, which thanks to the Bluetooth SIG, he's been able to identify a model that's not appeared in any other databases - GT-i9020A.

Nexus S Able to Write NFC Tags (as well as read them)

So you might very well know that the NFC revolution is really ramping up as of late in the Android world. You might also know that Google's Nexus S handset, out already right this moment, has NFC tag reading capabilities, this before there's extensive compatibility available in the world of apps and consumerism. What you might NOT know is that the Nexus S can WRITE NFC tags just as well as it can read them.

Google Nexus S White Leaked

It appears that the BestBoyZ are at it again. Over in Germany there's been a leak of a supposed white-backed Samsung Nexus S. This Google phone has been the firecracker of the past few weeks as far as speed and overall fun factor go here in the states, now it's in white? Man, it's like they're in there own little world, these Google phones.

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: January 21 2011

First of all, if you've got a Nexus S, Nexus One, or Samsung Vibrant - you've got updates on the way. Next, see the Android Faces Massive Lawsuit at Hands of Oracle post to see the situation Google is in with copyright infringement. Fear for the future as Verizon Files for Appeal on Net Neutrality Light, and get gleeful as Angry Birds Valentine's Day Edition is casually announced. Finally, and I do mean finally in this list as well as in the wait for this piece of tech, Notion Ink is shipping. Wait by your door like a puppy! Browse Android Community while you're at it.

Google Forcing Manufacturers to Hold Gingerbread Until May to Sell More Nexus S?

We've been handed a tip just now that might ruffle your feathers a bit if you're amongst the thousands of rabid Android fans waiting with your fingers dug into your knees for an update of your phone to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. A source familiar with the matter has told us that Google, our everloving king keeper of the Android, is forcing manufacturers to hold back the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread on ALL handset models until April or even May so that they can sell more Nexus S.

Nexus S Equipped Man Trapped Under Vending Machine for Days

It's unclear whether the following series is actually officially affiliated with Google or if it's a fun project done by a fan, but what is clear is that these ad spots are awesome and hilarious. This series follows the epic journey of a man who gets caught underneath a vending machine at the office he works at and has to continue working as Assistant Regional Manager despite the fact that he remains stuck under the machine the entire series of five videos, and he wants to be called El Vendor! Where does Android come in?

LG Pecan to be NFC Phone Launched at Mobile World Congress 2011

Two Korean publications, PlusNews and Etnews are suggesting that LG is planning to release a $200 (USD) mass market phone that's got built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities and goes by the name of LG Pecan. Cute! A strange turn in both stories is that this phone will be running Android 2.2, which, as you know, does not include native support for NFC. On the other hand, both publications say they do have a direct line to LG - which I don't think is too far out of reality to be true, so let's listen in!

German Android 2.4 Nexus S Phone [Developments]

Last night we gave you a bit of a news bit that had to do with both an FCC filing and a video that showed a German fellow holding a phone that appeared to be a Nexus S device running Android 2.4 (this video and FCC filing are in the gallery below, or you can take a [click back] to that post if you'd like as well.) Now what we see today, courtesy of MobiFlip, is a closeup picture of a screen of a German language based phone that again says its Nexus S phone and is running Android 2.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich.)
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