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Nexus Prime May Come with Google Chrome as Stock Web Browser

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A report by tech site ConceivablyTech mentions that Google Chrome is just about ready for Android. The first version of Chrome for Android is expected to come out any time this month, according to the site. Based on the Chromium opensource project, Google Chrome for Android will reportedly bring many of the features of Google Chrome’s desktop version into the Android version. Google is reportedly unifying Google Chrome and making it run across multiple platforms (including, but not limited to, Android, Chrome OS, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS). Google is not just unifying Chrome. Google is also said to be…

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Caught on Cam for 2 Minutes

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One guy only wanted to buy a Nexus S from eBay. Instead, the lucky fellow got more than just Android 2.3 Gingerbread–he got a Nexus S allegedly running the Android version destined for the upcoming Nexus Prime–Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)–and caught it on camera, too. Engadget got a copy of the footage and reported that the source found Android build IRK48 and kernel 3.0.1 on the Nexus S that the source bought from eBay. True to Google’s promise of bringing together the best elements of Android’s smartphone-optimized fork (Android 2.3 Gingerbread) and Android’s tablet-optimized fork (Android 3.2 Honeycomb),…

Samsung DROID Prime — Verizon’s Reason for Snubbing Samsung Galaxy S II

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Is the Motorola DROID Bionic Verizon’s real reason for passing up the Samsung Galaxy S II? We previously answered with a confident yes to that question–until new rumors started circulating about another potential big reason for Verizon to let the Samsung Galaxy S II arrive on U.S. shores without taking a bite of some of the Galaxy S II’s glory. There is another glorious phone coming up, one more sensational and more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S II–the Samsung DROID Prime, which many purport to be the Nexus Prime rumored and speculated about earlier. Sources “close” to tech blog…

Samsung Lawyer Confirms Nexus Prime Does Exist

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Google’s reference phone for the upcoming Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich exists. It will be called Nexus Prime, not Nexus Plus or Nexus 3. Samsung is going to manufacture the Nexus Prime. Firmware for the Nexus Prime leaked out. Someone got hold of the firmware. Samsung doesn’t want him/her to release it or disclose it publicly without Samsung’s consent. Samsung’s own legal department confirmed these juicy tidbits about the Nexus Prime–that is, if the cease and desist letter that Geek reported about earlier today is authentic. A developer apparently got hold of leaked firmware purported to be that of the…

New 7-Inch Sharp Galapagos Tablet On Its Way

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Sharp seems to be readying another one of their entries into the tablet wars. A first look at a 7-inch Android tablet which will be marketed under its Galapagos brand name is already available. The 7-inch size comfortably puts it in between Sharp’s other offerings in the tablet market, which are at 5.5- and 10.8-inches respectively. It’s already undergoing review at the FCC – though the details are a bit sketchy. The only confirmed bit of data is that it will come with a WiFi-radio. This means that the upcoming Android tablet will probably be not packing 3G/4G radio –…

Ice Cream to Incorporate Honeycomb’s Best for Android Phones

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Google has been met with the question time and time again: will Honeycomb ever make it to phones? You had to guess that their answer has either always been “no” or “we don’t know” by now – that version of Android is just too fleshed out for phones. That doesn’t mean tastes of Honeycomb won’t affect future phone versions of Android though. Phandroid just got word from a trusted source that Google has begun building a new branch of code – being called GRI17 (Gingerbread post-Honeycomb, aka “Ice Cream”) – that aims to bring some of the new elements found…

Why Android Matters: Gingerbread, Ice Cream, Honeycomb and More!

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In the past several weeks we have had the privilege of seeing the future. We have seen some of the most significant developments in mobile technology and in Android development the world has ever witnessed. We already know that a number of significant changes can be expected, and they will only serve to accelerate adoption of Android world wide. The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show was packed with a seemingly unlimited amount of new gadgets. By far the biggest news for Android fans were the announcements of the Dual-Core Motorola Atrix and Motorola’s Xoom Tegra 2 Tablet with Android 3.0 Honeycomb….