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  • At Long Last, The Nexus S 4G Finally Gets Its Ice Cream Sandwich Update

    At Long Last, The Nexus S 4G Finally Gets Its Ice Cream Sandwich Update

    Hey all you Sprint customers, you haven’t been forgotten after all! Sprint has just revealed that the device’s Ice Cream Sandwich has finally gone live, which is great news if you’re looking to squeeze some more life out of your aging Nexus S 4G before you move into something a bit more modern. Sprint has said the update will be pushed to all devices over the coming weeks, but… Read More

  • Google To Release New Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Nexus S

    Google To Release New Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Nexus S

    I don’t blame Nexus S users for feeling a bit forgotten — for a device ostensibly meant to be on the cutting edge of Android updates, the Nexus S hasn;t had much luck on the Ice Cream Sandwich front. If Engadget’s sources hold true though, that may all change very shortly. According to them, Google is once again preparing to make the Ice Cream Sandwich update available… Read More

  • Don’t Hold Your Breath For That Nexus S ICS Update — It’s Been Paused

    Don’t Hold Your Breath For That Nexus S ICS Update — It’s Been Paused

    Still anxiously sitting by your Nexus S, awaiting that Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update that started rolling out a few days ago? You might want to take a break. Go outside, go dancing, maybe go rewatch the Lord Of The Rings trilogy (it is the 10th anniversary of Fellowship, afterall); for the time being, it appears that the Nexus S’ big update has been delayed. According to a… Read More

  • Your Nexus S Could Taste Ice Cream Sandwich As Early As Today

    Your Nexus S Could Taste Ice Cream Sandwich As Early As Today

    Nexus S owners rejoice! While your Galaxy Nexus-toting friends have been rubbing a bit of Ice Cream Sandwich in your face, the year-old Nexus S will soon get its own taste of Android 4.0. According to the Android Google+ account, the rollout to Nexus S users will begin today and will continue through “the coming month.” Ah, but there’s a bit of a catch — from what I… Read More

  • Impatient Nexus S Owners Can Play With Ice Cream Sandwich Now

    Impatient Nexus S Owners Can Play With Ice Cream Sandwich Now

    Google has already confessed that the Nexus S would get the Ice Cream Sandwich update, but if you’re not the type to wait — and really, who is these days? — you can load up a mostly complete version of Android 4.0 right now. Yep, thanks to some intrepid folks on the xda-developer forums, you too can enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich on the Nexus S before its official release. Before… Read More

  • Lucky eBay Buyer Demos Ice Cream Sandwich On Video

    Lucky eBay Buyer Demos Ice Cream Sandwich On Video

    Why is it that random eBay shoppers always seem to have the best luck? In what has to be one of the most fortuitous purchases I’ve seen in a while, someone picked up a Nexus S off of the auction site that just happened to be running a build of Google’s latest Android update: Ice Cream Sandwich. Well, that’s the story, anyway. Thankfully, our lucky buyer was able to contain his… Read More

  • Google Wallet Goes Live On Sprint, Visa/Discover/AmEx Support On The Way

    Google Wallet Goes Live On Sprint, Visa/Discover/AmEx Support On The Way

    As we predicted yesterday, Google has just announced the official launch of Google Wallet. Google Wallet, if you recall, allows you to pay for products in the real world by tapping your NFC-enabled Android phone against a compatible card reader. Now, there’s a bit of a catch: even if you’ve got an NFC-enabled Android phone, you might not be able to dive into Wallet just yet. Google… Read More

  • Mobiado’s Grand Touch Phones: Android For The Stupidly Rich

    Mobiado’s Grand Touch Phones: Android For The Stupidly Rich

    The Canadian luxury buffs over at Mobiado have been churning out obscenely expensive (not to mention obscenely designed) phones since 2004, and if you were to look at their line-up, one thing would become immediately clear: none of them are worth the price. Dumbphones swathed in gold and pearl inlays are still dumbphones, after all. That said, Mobiado is trying something new with their Grand… Read More

  • Whoops: NFC Partner Spoils Google's Surprise Tomorrow. ViVOtech One Partner. Citibank Too?

    Google is holding an event tomorrow in New York City. While everyone seems to be aware that it’s a partner event to announce the NFC strategy for their Android phones, Google has refused to confirm it. Well, they don’t have to. One of their partners just did. We just got an email from the PR firm representing ViVOtech, wondering if we were going to the Google event tomorrow. They… Read More

  • More Proof Of A Google NFC Announcement: A Curious YouTube Live Event Page

    More Proof Of A Google NFC Announcement: A Curious YouTube Live Event Page

    A couple of days ago, we got a tip pointing us to a YouTube page with a bit of interesting information. On Google’s official account there was a placeholder page for a “Google Press Conference”. We we reached out to Google about this, they said they were checking into it, and the page immediately was taken down (but not before we snagged a screenshot, naturally). Read More

  • Tawkon Debuts Limited Edition Of Cellphone Radiation App For Nexus S

    When you buy a new smartphone, is the first thing you look at what the specific absorption rate (SAR) is of the device you’re interesting in spending cash on? Me neither, but according to some health organizations, we should be paying attention to mobile phone radiation. Rather than try and convince people to stop using their smartphones for phone calls (ain’t gonna happen)… Read More

  • Apple Aims To Take NFC Mainstream; Perhaps The Greatest Trick They've Ever Pulled?

    Apple Aims To Take NFC Mainstream; Perhaps The Greatest Trick They've Ever Pulled?

    Bloomberg has an interesting report tonight, but they have the headline all wrong. Apple Plans Service That Lets IPhone Users Pay With Handsets — is technically correct (assuming the report is true, of course), but it completely downplays the potential ramifications of what Apple is apparently attempting to do. If Apple can nail Near-Field Communication (NFC) and tie it directly into… Read More

  • Canadians rejoice: the Nexus S is coming in March

    According to Moblicity CEO, Dave Dobbin, everyone’s favourite Gingerbread totin’ handset — The Samsung Nexus S — will be released through the company’s AWS brand come March. If you care not for AWS, then you’ll be happy to hear that Doctor Dobbs also said that Bell, Telus, and Rogers will also carry the hot new handset. Jump on through the break for a video… Read More

  • An iPhone Lover's Take On The Nexus S

    An iPhone Lover's Take On The Nexus S

    There’s a scene in Iron Man 2 in which Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) shows off the mechanical soliders he has been working on — his would-be “Iron Man-killers”. Unfortunately, while they may look somewhat impressive, his machines malfunction and the demo goes horribly awry. His knock-offs are junk. This scene reminds me a lot of what the first Android phone, the G1, was… Read More

  • Fly or Die Nexus S and Video Girl Barbie Review

    Fly Or Die: The Nexus S, Barbie Video Girl, And AR.Drone (TCTV)

    It’s video time, folks. Here is the latest episode of one of our newest TCTV shows, Fly or Die. (For those of you paying attention, before it was called Death/Star for the pilot, but we changed it to make the name clearer). Fly or Die is a review show where Crunchgear editor John Biggs and I take on three new products and argue which ones will become huge hits or mark them for death. … Read More

  • Nexus S Availability And Pricing Announced: Get Thee To Best Buy

    Google just announced that the Nexus S is now available at Best Buy and Best Boy mobile stores for $529.99 unlocked (which means it will work on AT&T’s network without 3G (for now)) or $199.99 with a T-Mobile 2 year plan. Note that some commenters are saying that the phone is not available unlocked right now: “We will not carry an unlocked version, they are locked to T-Mobile. Read More

  • Video: Google gets the Nexus S a little closer to a Galaxy. Literally.

    In order to better judge the hardware requirements for some ready-made satellites that Skynet Google may or may not be making in the future, Google decided it would be a pretty cool idea to strap a few of its brand-spankin’ new Nexus S phones to some weather balloons, and send them skyward and out into the edges of our atmosphere. There, the phones met with tiny little aliens, and… Read More

  • Nexus S struts its Gingerbread curves for Mr Blurrycam

    Google/Samsung’s well-leaked follow up to the Nexus One — the Nexus S — has once again shown up in some super-secret spyshots, this time, however, we’re treated to a close-up look at its curved display. Yes, those wonderful folks over at XDA have managed to get their hands on some top-secret pics of the upcoming device, including the yet-to-be-announced Android… Read More

  • Three (Lousy) Photos Look To Be The First Taken With The Nexus S

    Well looky what we have here. The other day, Engadget got the first photos of the Nexus S, Google’s sequel to their Nexus One phone. Now it looks like we may have happened upon the first photos taken with the device. If you look in this Google Picasa album, you’ll see three random photos that appear to be of nothing. But if you click on the photos themselves and hit the… Read More

  • Three (Lousy) Photos Look To Be The First Taken With The Nexus S

    Well looky what we have here. The other day, Engadget got the first photos of the Nexus S, Google’s sequel to their Nexus One phone. Now it looks like we may have happened upon the first photos taken with the device. If you look in this Google Picasa album, you’ll see three random photos that appear to be of nothing. But if you click on the photos themselves and hit the… Read More