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Jan 2 2012

Review: Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Welcome to the Future of Android

Adam Shear

buy cheap cialis=”" width=”466″ height=”414″ />Over the last few years, Android, Google’s first attempt into the smartphone market, has become an incredibly huge success. Many people love it, however, I have had a few complaints about the OS over the last few years. Android, like Windows 98 or Windows XP, does not at all feel elegant. Its interface needed a bit of work in my opinion to catch up my personal favorite smartphone, the iPhone. Even Windows Phone 7 has a better interface in terms of flow and elegance. Google and Samsung are hoping the Galaxy Nexus, featuring the debut of Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich as its referred to, proves to introduce the future of Android inside a state of the art smartphone. Is it enough to make it the best Android phone on the market? Find out in my review.

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Oct 23 2011

Google’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus Coming To Verizon, But What About T-Mobile USA, AT&T, And Sprint?!

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The Galaxy Nexus register page on Samsung's site

Two days ago, Verizon confirmed that they would indeed be carrying the Galaxy Nexus, after people began speculating Verizon might not carry the new Nexus phone, by Google. Verizon has a history of doing this with the past Nexus phones, so the worrying was justified, even though the phone being used during the Galaxy Nexus event in Hong Kong, had Verizon’s distinctive 4G LTE branding. The fact of the matter is, for the Nexus One and Nexus S, Google’s page always said Verizon versions coming soon, but it never happened (Excuse my redundancy :p). Now, the people wanting this phone on Verizon can breathe a sigh of relief.

But wait a minute, what about T-Mobile USA, AT&T, and Sprint?! Surely they will be getting the Galaxy Nexus as well, no!?!? Well, this we don’t know; while Google didn’t say which carriers will launch with the Galaxy Nexus in the US, they said they will be producing a HSPA version as well (this goes for T-Mobile and AT&T), but sadly we don’t know if it will be coming to either of these carriers; no hint was given. And as far as Sprint goes, we have no idea, plainly stated. In fact, the details were so vague, we don’t even know when exactly the phone’s coming to Verizon, other than later this year, and this, we know only because of the press release, not Google! However, leaked dates point to a November 10th release, on Verizon’s network. The only other bit of information we have is Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus registration page, which lists many US based carriers – not very helpful. I think the only thing they’ll use this for is checking the most popular carriers demand is in for.

Personally, I’m on T-Mobile USA; I want this phone! Am I worried? Absolutely not, and I’ll tell you why. I’m confident that this phone will be coming to T-Mobile USA for several reasons. For one, Google stated that they WILL be creating an HSPA version of this phone. Secondly, Google’s track record with the previous two Nexus phones gives us no reason not to believe the Galaxy Nexus will come to T-Mobile USA. And lastly, certainly not least, but probably most importantly, Google partially confirmed it will be coming to T-Mobile USA. Well, that’s more of a stretch. I say that Google partially confirmed this just because a tipster who currently has the Galaxy Nexus, who also happens to works at Google, told me indirectly upon being asked, that the phone will be coming to T-Mobile. Now, all I know is this person is pretty trustworthy and will not like to be named. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but I have a good feeling! Hopefully the same could be said about Sprint and AT&T; that’s something I didn’t ask.

You can find the Verizon Galaxy Nexus press release after the break. Continue reading

Oct 11 2011

Supercharged! Our Review Of The Droid Charge


The front and side view of the Droid Charge

Google, Droid, and Samsung seen to be some of the biggest names when it comes to the Android ecosystem today. Samsung is on a roll, with a slew of devices. These aren’t just the Galaxy S or Galaxy S II devices…Samsung had many other phones that don’t get nearly as much popularity, in my opinion.

The Droid Charge is not a Galaxy S phone, but in fact, a Droid branded, LTE Verizon phone, one of the first. While it’s packing just a 1 GHZ, single core processor, it’s still pretty damn good, especially with Verizon’s LTE coverage, provided you’re in an area that has it; luckily I was, as a New Yorker. Should you go ahead and purchase this phone? Read on after the break for an in-depth review! Continue reading

Jun 2 2011

T-Mobile Announces The Upcoming Samsung Exhibit 4G And Samsung Gravity SMART


Samsung Gravity SMART

Ready or not, here they come! T-Mobile announced two new Android powered smartphones, produced by Samsung – The Samsung Exhibit 4G and the Samsung Gravity Smart. These budget friendly phones offer some great features while being reasonably priced at less than $100.

The Exhibit 4G, powered by Android 2.3, comes with a speedy 1GHz Snapdragon processor, pre-loaded with family-favorites such as Bejeweled 2, Hasbro’s SCRABBLE, and Doodle Jump.

The Samsung Gravity SMART on the other hand, is the first Android powered smartphone in the ever successful Gravity lineup. Running Android 2.2, the SMART is aimed at customers looking for an affordable, but functional messaging device; it comes equipped with a spacious horizontal four-row, slide out QWERTY keyboard and a 3.2 inch touch screen display, with swype. Continue reading

May 29 2011

Hey Apple, Show Us The New iPhone and iPad. Thanks.


Here’s a kicker – Samsung would very much like to see the next iPad and the next iPhone 4s/iPhone 5, rumored to be releasing this fall, so that copying similar designs won’t be a problem in the future. Last month, April, Apple filed a suit against Samsung, which claimed, the Galaxy Smartphones and Tablet series were ‘Slavishly’ Stolen From the iPhone and iPad.

Is Samsung joking around? It’s funny, but I don’t believe so. In a past, similar ruling, Samsung was required to show Apple five of their products ahead of launch! Maybe Samsung has a point here, but the only problem is, Apple never announced or acknowledged whether they’re making a new iPhone or iPad, or not; Samsung is basing this off rumors and past practices by Apple. Reason being, Apple makes millions off of Steve Job’s unveiling of products. If there’s no final product to show, in packaging, by June 13th, 2011, Samsung would like to see the latest prototype or version of said product. Then again. wouldn’t we all? Continue reading

Apr 21 2011

Review: The Sexy Samsung Galaxy S – T-Mobile Vibrant


SGSVibrantThe Samsung Galaxy S Series have been out for quite a bit now, and these 4 inch beasts (No pun intended) sold over 10 million in seven months; now that’s impressive.

The Galaxy S Series has been an impressive line of devices from the start, with it’s impressive internals, and a sexy screen. Originally, it was just one device that was shown of many times at events like CES (Consumer Electronics Show), but it was changed physically for different carriers.

The Galaxy S was and is extremely popular in the US; Samsung even got Google to base the Nexus S on the Galaxy S Series! The original SGS (Samsung Galaxy S) didn’t release on any of the four major carriers in the US. Eventually,  Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint did get the SGS, however, with some variations. The main variations were things such as, the removal of a FFC (Front Facing Camera) (T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon), an addition of a physical keyboard (Sprint), change in physical shape, and a camera flash (Verizon, Sprint). Continue reading