Galaxy Nexus Now Back At The Play Store, For The Interim

Following the ban started for Google’s Galaxy Nexus on the 29th of June, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit suspended the injunction. Now with the ban lifted, Samsung and Apple will have to play it all in court, where a decision will be made if the Galaxy Nexus has to stay banned during the entire trial. But with Jelly Bean 4.1 and additional software update to cut out the alleged infringement on Apple’s search system, the Galaxy Nexus’ shelf life seems to be a little more lively than before.

Via: Galaxy Nexus @ Google Play

Twitter Adds Search Autocomplete To Web, Perfect For Wimbledon Tweets

The Twitter team issued an update to their web version: autocomplete search, as well as a less amateur-looking search system. All searches will be handled in a nice little box, complete with autocomplete results by typing only parts of words or hashtags. It’s a quiet update that both the Android and iOS versions have had in some capacity now, but as it currently stands, is a complete and new feature. And hey, it looks pretty useful for those Wimbledon matches this year. Via: Twitter

HTC Reports Q2 2012 Results: Dropping, Dropping, Dropping By 57.8%

The HTC One X may be the very one handset to be such a showstopper against the iPhone 4S, alongside the Galaxy S III, but HTC has not converted this into confident results. Due to all of the customs issues for the One series, paired with weak European sales, and statistics like this Q2 if 2012 totaling T$7.4 billion ($250 million), down from T$17.52 billion this time last year. It’s more of the same when you compare the T$30 billion from last month, unchanged from May and 33.4 percent less than June of last year.

Ouch. ViaReutersHTC (PDF)

Google Is Trying To Bring The Galaxy Nexus Back, By Next Week

It turns out that Google has little tolerance (quite understandably) for not having their flagship Android phone on sale in the States, so without further delay, engineers at the company are busy creating an update that would nullify the charges that put the $96 million bond and injunction by Apple in place — by next week. This would allow for the ban to be lifted and Google to continue selling the Galaxy Nexus on their Google Play Store.

Ambitious, but possible. Via: ABC

Motorola Atrix HD details released: LTE on AT&T, Kevlar back, Android 4.0

Here is the Motorola Atrix HD, just given its own site page on Motorola’s own website. Much like the other smartphones launching this year, the Atrix HD has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.5-inch Colorboost 1280 x 720 display, and Android 4.0 with Motorola’s own skin that makes use of only on-screen buttons, a rarity among the design and functionality of other smartphones. Additionally, there’s a 1,780 mAh battery, 8MP rear camera with 1080p HD video recording, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (up to 32GB external) and measures 8.4mm thick.

Oh, and let me just leave this here: the back is made of Kevlar and the whole thing weighs 140 grams. Also, the date July 26th is on the homescreen of the smartphone (in the images), so that could be a possible release date for the Atrix HD.

Via: Motorola

Galaxy Nexus Pulled From Google Play Store

The deed has been done by the courts and Apple has posted the $96 million bond for the injunction ruled by Judge Koh on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Essentially, it is being struck down and killed due to the fact that it infringes upon one (in some cases, two) patents. Samsung is fighting all over this one, and purportedly Google plans to send out a software that can nullify the charges, but so far they were too late; the Galaxy Nexus has since been pulled from the Google Play Store. And, that leaves the new best Android phone on the market: the Samsung Galaxy S III. Via: Le Verge

Verizon Galaxy S III Launch: July 10th for $199.99

With the last of the four Galaxy S III nationwide launches underway, Verizon Wireless has made their July 10th launch official. For $199 you can buy a 16GB Galaxy S III or pony up $249 for a 32GB model, Both versions of the Galaxy S III feature the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich,  4G LTE connectivity, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display and an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording. Press release below.

iFixit Tears Apart A Nexus 7, Finds Some Surprises

This Nexus 7 was recently disassembled by the tech site iFixit and was awarded a 7 out of 10 for repairability, which is just one point away from beating the Kindle Fire. The engineers at iFixit discovered several things, such as confirming the 4,326 mAh battery and Tegra 3 chipset, discovering that the 1280 x 800 display is manufactured by Hydris, and that the Nexus 7 doesn’t use Gorilla Glass 2 — it simply has a scratch-resistant screen. Check out the full teardown at the source link. Via: iFixit