Tagged With galaxy nexus

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Make no mistakes about it, your lockscreen is good at keeping honest people honest, but a truly dedicated thief is bound to find his way around it. One of the wilder ways to do so has recently been demonstrated by researchers who cracked through a Galaxy Nexus's security by throwing it in a freezer.

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The Nexus program, though it sounds like a Stargate: SG-1 reference, remains to be the shining beacon of everything Android. It's a bright light in a fragmented jungle, and it has given us some stunningly good hardware over the years. From the Nexus One by HTC, right through to the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung, it has been a pretty good run so far. So what should we make of the slightly samey-looking Nexus 4 from LG? More than you'd think, actually.

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We're seeing more and more high-end smartphones enter the market, and keeping up with all of them is nothing short of overwhelming. How will you decide which one will be your next handset? Here’s how popular beasts like the Galaxy S III stack up against upcoming options like the iPhone 5 and Lumia 920.

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In the other court battle between Apple and Samsung, Apple is arguing that the Universal Search feature in the Galaxy Nexus violates Apple's "universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system" patent. But Samsung says Apple shouldn't feel threatened by the Galaxy Nexus, because the sales of the phone are so "minuscule".

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The Galaxy Nexus isn't that long in the tooth is it? That's the question I'm kicking around my brain this morning after Telstra confirmed to Gizmodo Australia that you'll no longer be able to pick up the curved piece of Google magnificence on plan from the carrier.

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Public transit riders used to have to just settle for the route that Google Maps dictated — no discussion, no sharing of feelings, nothing. But, the newest iteration of Maps will tailor the route to your preferences while looking gorgeous on Ice Cream Sandwich.

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One of the best things about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is that it comes with a vanilla OS: no crapware and no bloated UI skin. But that doesn't mean that you also get updates directly from Google. If you bought your Galaxy Nexus from Telstra, Optus or Vodafone, you're not running the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich, and you probably never will.

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This is the phone that Android users (including myself) have been smugly namedropping into conversations. Even iPhone fanboys have been holding their breath for this one. We were drip-fed conflicting specs leaks, images, teaser videos and speculation for months, so it's no wonder that we all started believing that the newest flagship Google phone was gonna be a gamechanger before it even became official. So does the Samsung Galaxy Nexus live up to the hype now it is fully on sale in Australia? Yes and no.

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It was rumoured and now confirmed - Optus is now taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone. I haven't seen all three carriers so excited by a handset since... Well, I don't want to say it in case it kicks off another wave of court cases...