The first week or so here in June has turned out to be quite busy. We can almost guarantee it will be followed with a rather busy summer too. From Samsung rocking the US with their announcement of the Galaxy S III being available on 5 major carriers, to images of the highly rumored Google Nexus tablet. There was plenty of news for Android fans so lets dig in.
To start things off right you’ll want to check out our Samsung Galaxy S III review, and while it’s the international version we’ll be seeing plenty of the US models very soon. Samsung controlled most of the headlines for Android this week, so we’ll try to keep that to a minimum. As noted above, they announced the flagship phone for 5 major US carriers. Starting with T-Mobile on June 21st. For Galaxy S III news, pricing, pre-order dates, and information from AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular and more we’ll just make it easy by directing you to our Galaxy S III Portal.
Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus and Motorola XOOM both finally received Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich updates, Sadly way later than they should have. We even got a quick glimpse of the upcoming DROID Incredible 4G LTE in a leaked video but are still waiting for Verizon to officially announce that budget-friendly mid-range phone.
To round things off this week Google will soon be offering their Maps service with full offline support on Android. Followed by the Oracle lawsuit getting a second victory when the judge ordered Oracle to pay all of Google’s legal fees — a sum of around $300,000 or more. Last but not least Verizon has continued its 4G LTE dominance and have launched in new markets in Florida, North Caroline, Missouri, and more all the way to Oregon, and Motorola’s next phone to enjoy Verizon 4G LTE speeds leaked as the DROID RAZR HD.
School’s finally out so remember to be good, don’t have too much fun, and always make a Nandroid backup before flashing your favorite custom ROM. Get additional details from all the news above and more from the timeline below.