Samsung Galaxy Nexus

So you got a shiny new Samsung Galaxy Nexus in your hands and you are left wondering exactly just what it can do, and how to do it. It's the first device to launch with the newest Android operating platform, Ice Cream Sandwich, and while the core functionality is the same as older versions, a lot has changed, too. From the on-screen buttons to the new menu locations, there's a good chance you're stumbling around a bit while using your new phone.

We have the best forum community in the Android world, and great folks just like you and I are always working hard to bring nothing shy of the best for everyone. Forums member milominderbinder has taken some time to create an extremely comprehensive guide of tips and tricks to make your experience with your new Galaxy Nexus even better. From things as simple as the new navigation methods to fixes for Facebook sync and much more, this guide is a must read. A few tidbits:

  • How to get Facebook Sync working
  • Change the notification LED
  • No microSD card? No problem
  • Low speaker volume
  • Camera focus
  • Messaging fixes

The list goes on and on. Whether you think you have a pretty good feel of the device or you just grabbed one, you can definitely learn something from milo's guide.

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Sony Google TV

The official Google TV team let us all know that Sony has an update in the works for their Google TV devices.  The update will bring a Chrome browser that "works faster" and enable 3D for Blu-ray discs.  Expect the update for your devices this week.  A better browser is something everyone loves, but no word if any updates are coming for the Logitech Revue, which has been discontinued.

Sony, on the other hand, is pushing forward with their commitment to Google TV.  We saw a new Bravia Blu-ray player as well as a stand alone set-top box from them in Las Vegas during CES 2012, and today's news is welcome for users of the first generation Google TV products.  

Source: @GoogleTV




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Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung has been pretty vocal with their commercials these days and come Super Bowl Sunday we'll be seeing one for the Samsung Galaxy Note hit the airwaves, as noted by Samsung USA:

We're telling fans first: Next Sunday we launch a device so revolutionary only an ad in America's biggest game can do it justice.

To make our first ever SB ad as noteworthy as the #GalaxyNote itself, it will be one of the longest in the game. Look for it in Q4!

Sunday is our 1st ever SB… So we tapped legendary director Bobby Farrelly or his first ever commercial. Excited?

With the flurry of Samsung Galaxy Note announcements letting folks know it will be coming to AT&T, Rogers and TELUS we'll be tuned into the Super Bowl to see just what Samsung has lined up for everyone.

Source: SamsungMobileUS, Google+




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Free Android WallpaperToday's Free Android Wallpaper comes to us from member Jan Van Assche, who uploaded this shot of the brick streets in Hvar, Croatia.




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Itching to see what the HTC Ville looks like in real life? A new video posted by our good friends at HTC-Hub shows off a bit of the hardware, revealing the Ville’s 8mm thin body, and its 4.3-inch qHD display. Under the hood, the HTC Ville is said to be running on a dual-core 1.5GHz [...]





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Some Android fans over at xda-developers have confirmed what was found recently hiding inside the HTC Rezound, an unannounced GSM radio.  When looking at the ability to turn LTE on or off in the phone, one UK-poster noticed that “global mode”, “WCDMA only” and “GSM only” were also available to select.  He then inserted a T-Mobile [...]





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We’ve spotted a great deal for you today! Verizon customers looking for a new phone can now pick up the HTC Rezound for only $79. In order to take advantage of this offer, you will need to purchase the HTC Rezound through Amazon wireless rather than at your local Verizon store. So what are you [...]





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Bugdroid at Gasparilla

OK, OK. Maybe first thing in the morning was a wee bit early for that "smartphones in the bathroom" survey. Mea culpa. And we're not sure any time of day makes this one any better. So we're not even going to put the actual picture on the front page here. If you want to see that bugdroid is doing behind our own Lloyd here, you're going to have to click the source link below. But be forwarned: It'll offend a lot of people, and rightfully so, especially if you have daughters.

On the other hand, if you've ever been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, or Fantasy Fest in Key West, or San Francisco's Bay to Breakers or Folsom Street Fair, or New York City in general, you've seen worse.  

This one comes to us from the Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa, which essentially is a mashup of Mardi Gras and pirates and booze and more pirates, with a little extra booze thrown in. (Tampa also brought us Android at the Redbull Flugtag event, too.) Some parts of Gasparilla are more familiy friendly than others — you can guess which category this one falls in. Anyhoo, hit the link if you wanna see the bugdroid doing something we bet Google would prefer not see him do.

Souce: WTSP.com Gasparilla Parade Photos; Thanks, Jim!




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Android

You say tomato, I say tomahto. You say potato, I say potahto. And that's where we stand on the state of Android, at least compared to Mark Spoonauer of Laptopmag. Mark, whose opinion we certainly respect, tonight in a "Spoon Fed" blog post titled "Why Android is broken," highlights four reasons why he believes Android is "more vulnerable than ever," despite activating more than 700,000 devices a day. 

So is Android really doomed? At the rate it's been growing, can it be doomed? Let's break down Mark's points.

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Android Central PodcastAnd we're right back in the thick of it folks. On the latest edition of the Greatest Android Podcast in the World, we talk the new LG Spectrum and Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX for Verizon, our thoughts on the new Google privacy policy, plus what an open-sourced webOS means for Android.

The Android Central Podcast is your weekly peek into the world of Android, where we break down the news that really matters, and explain what's just a bunch of hype. Plus, we answer your e-mails and voicemails. You don't want to miss it. Check out the Android Central Podcast.




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