Galaxy Nexus Confirmed For Verizon Wireless Later This Year


With an impending announcement of availability in the United States, Verizon Wireless has made it clear that the 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, support for NFC, a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p HD video, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network — in other words, the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, will be available later this year, at an unknown date and price. The press release is available for viewing after the break.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Coming November 13th For $400 In 16GB Flavor

The Galaxy Tab? Yeah, there’s another version. This time, a 7-inch version of the 8.9-inch version, of which a 10.1-inch version exists. The Galxay Tab 7.0 will come in more than just a 16GB version, but in later this year or in 2012. However, during this coming Sunday, for those that want the tablet early, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 with a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, Android 3.2, 3MP camera with 720p HD video capture and a 7-inch LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution screen will go on sale for $400 at “specific outlets” (none of which were actually mentioned). PR after the break!

HTC Sensation 4G Review

The HTC Sensation 4G seems to be a favorite for HTC. It has been revised twice (or perhaps three times, with the Amaze 4G), first in a Beats Audio version, then a large version with Beats Audio software and headphones. However this is just a base model, and instead is clocked at 1.2GHz at dual-core instead of the 1.5GHz dual-core seen on the aforementioned devices. Moreover, a 960×540 Super LCD screen, “4G” HSPA+, and an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording is all part of the snappy package. And despite newer handsets like the Amaze 4G, the Sensation 4G is a classic that still isn’t even a year-old with other OEMs just catching up to its specs. Check out the review after the break to check out what it still has going for it.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Announced

 The new version of Android will power both tablets and phones and aims to have no fragmentation at all. The new user interface ill also be shared among both phones and tablets (with a base resolution of 720p), and the first device using it will be the Galaxy Nexus, which will support 4G LTE or HSPA+.

The new version of Android contains several new features, including an all-screen UI, meaning that the home, search, and back buttons will have no place on the device itself, and when not being used, hide. Gestures are used to control Android as well. There is full NFC support throughout the OS, Face Unlock, which uses your face in a facial recognition program to unlock the Galaxy Nexus. Second is the Android Beam, which is an NFC-based technology which allows you to share information like web pages, apps, YouTube videos and more by merely tapping two phones together. The new People app implements everything about a single person easily, and looks pretty clean.

Furthermore, as Google stated, “People like Android. People need Android. They don’t love Android.” Which is why Android is now very personalized, including its new font, Roboto. It only works on high resolution displays, and is sharp, clean, and easily understandable. Everything is changed, like unlocking the homescreen, and all 5 homescreens are easily customized, with dragging widgets like you do in Honeycomb. Or taking screenshots using the volume down and power buttons.

For example, to create a new folder just drag to apps on top of each other, and then creates a folder that organizes itself. Or the new Visual Voicemail. Or a notifications tray being available on the lock screen. Or easy copy-and-paste, where you can just drag-and-drop chunks of text anyway you like. And talk-to-text is instantaneous, with improved recognition. The list goes on and on: bookmarks being synced to Chrome, a new tab UI for the browser and offline reading, the new Gmail UI with features like offline searching and more, Action Bars that control most if not all of the apps, and including ways to manage data usage, and even to set how much you’d allow yourself to use.

And indeed, there’s more after the break.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Announced: Ice Cream Sandwich And Top Notch Specs

It has been made official by Samsung and Google: the Galaxy Nexus is the next Android phone made to be the baseline of all Google Android smartphones. Each Galaxy Nexus will have a “curved glass” design and contain a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, a 4.65-inch 1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED screen, the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal memory, and a 1750mAh battery. In the next set of specs there is a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash on the back, which Samsung states will take stills “with zero shutter lag” and video up to 1080p at 30fps, and on the front a 1.3 megapixel camera for video calling. Afterwards there’s Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz), NFC, an accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light / proximity sensors, and additionally — a barometer. And for all of that it’s only 8.94mm thick and weighs 135g with HSPA+ and LTE models available.

Now for availability: Galaxy Nexus launches in November in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. PR after the break.

Apple Shares Q4 2011 Earnings: Misses On iPhone Sales, Overall Below Expectations

Within the last three months of Steve Jobs’ life, Apple revenues took a dive. Wall Street projected that Apple would bring in $29.5 billion and earnings of $7.29 per share. The company delivered revenue of $28.27 billion and earnings of $7.05 per share. Apple sold 17.1 million iPhones, 11.1 million iPads, and 4.89 million Macs. Despite those numbers being below estimates, Apple had its best September quarter ever. The full press release is available, after the break.