Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Ice Cream Sandwich: bit of a farce?

If you’ve been following the Android distribution charts over the past few months, you’ll know that the answer to the question posed in the headline is – any way you look at it – an emphatic “YES!”

Android’s “fragmentation” problems have been well documented, but Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) has really taken things to the next level.

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Samsung: Apple sent ‘menacing’ letters to Galaxy Tab and Nexus retailers

Samsung: Apple sent ‘menacing’ letters to Galaxy Tab and Nexus retailers

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 15, 2012 at 14:00

You’ll all no doubt be familiar with the recent preliminary injunctions served against the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

In this latest chapter, Samsung has revealed that Apple sent letters to retailers demanding that they remove the Galaxy Tab and Nexus from sale; letters it categorises as “menacing”.

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Android Jelly Bean source code hits the virtual streets

Android Jelly Bean source code hits the virtual streets

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 11, 2012 at 14:00

And so begins the long road to getting Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) on, well, some Android devices. I almost typed “most”, but… y’know.

Anyway! The point in this here story is that the source code is now officially available for Jelly Bean. Huzzah!

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Fixing a Soft-bricked Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Fixing a Soft-bricked Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Jeff Mulkey  Jul. 10, 2012 at 13:30

Like many a mobotnik, you've just rooted your shiny new Samsung Galaxy Nexus and flashed TWRP's latest touch recovery. You race to your local Android forum, pick out the latest custom Jelly Bean ROM and flash it. The device's screen glows with the light of the Google emblem and nothing happens. You wait for several minutes hoping to see the boot screen, but the device reboots itself. Having forgotten to run a nandroid backup, you are now stuck between a rock and a hard place.

You pull the battery and then rerun TWRP. You wipe system, data, cache, and even the battery stats, hoping that with a reflash your Galaxy Nexus will reboot into the comforting glow of the Jelly Bean home screen. Sadly, the device just remains on the Google emblem, doomed to be forever stuck there. Your device is now what is known as soft bricked. This is definitely a problem that can be fixed, however, your options are limited: you can try and flash the stock ROM images from Verizon Wireless and hope that none of the partitions are corrupted or you can take the safe, guaranteed route: ODIN.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus returns to Google Play

Samsung Galaxy Nexus returns to Google Play

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 9, 2012 at 12:00

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was recently served a preliminary injunction, effectively banning sales of the smartphone in the US. However, last week it was listed as “coming soon” on Google Play.

How soon is “soon”? Pretty freakin’ soon. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus reappeared on Google Play over the weekend. Sort of.

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Galaxy Nexus set to return to Google Play next week

Galaxy Nexus set to return to Google Play next week

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 6, 2012 at 11:00

Last week, Apple scored a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, effectively rendering sale of the phone in the US illegal. Bad times.

However, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is currently listed as “coming soon” on Google Play, and Mountain View is confident it’ll be back next week.

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Banned Samsung Galaxy Nexus 'coming soon' to Google Play

Banned Samsung Galaxy Nexus 'coming soon' to Google Play

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:00

Last week, we heard that Apple had scored a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, ultimately meaning it’d disappear from shelves across the Atlantic.

Well, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is no longer for sale on Google Play’s US site, but is currently listed – somewhat bizarrely – as “coming soon”.

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Judge Koh denies Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction stay

Judge Koh denies Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction stay

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 4, 2012 at 11:00

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was recently served a preliminary injunction in the US, thanks to Judge Lucy Koh.

As we heard a few days ago, there was potential for a stay pending Samsung’s appeal, but it’s been emphatically denied, presumably with a big swing of the gavel.

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Samsung and HTC to talk Jelly Bean soon

Samsung and HTC to talk Jelly Bean soon

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 1, 2012 at 11:00

As always happens when Google lifts the lid on the latest version of its thriving OS, we’re hearing thousands of Androidians screaming: “WAH, when will I get it?!”

Well, what could be better than actual news, than the vague news that there might be specific news soon - from HTC and Samsung? It’s official statement time, baby.

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Apple scores preliminary ban against Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Apple scores preliminary ban against Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 30, 2012 at 14:00

Team Cupertino suffered a pretty disheartening courtroom loss to Motorola the other week, when the last of 15 patent complaints was emphatically dismissed by Judge Possner.

But Apple has struck back this week with not one but two fairly major patent victories against Samsung. This time it’s the Samsung Galaxy Nexus suffering a preliminary injunction.

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