Google Wallet is Google’s own NFC-based mobile payment system, which should have taken off by now, at least according to the Search giant’s wishes. However, that’s not exactly the case, and Google is still struggling to make the payment method popular with the crowds.
It definitely doesn’t help to have to fight against three of the four main U.S. mobile operators – Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile – which are working on their own mobile payment operation called ISIS. That means Android handsets launched by these three carriers do not come with Google Wallet on board, which is quite a hassle for Android users that want to use the [...]
The CyanogenMod 10 preview builds continue to trickle in, with Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus being the latest Android device to run a Jelly Bean-based preview of CM10.
Just like in any similar cases with other devices – and we’ve seen CM10 available for the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S2 or Nexus 7 to name just a few – this is an early CM10 version for the Galaxy Nexus available from Verizon. CyanogenMod developer Brint Kriebel posted more details on Google+ regarding this early CM10 build:
Since all the cool kids are doing it, I’m releasing a preview CM10 build for my device – the Verizon Galaxy Nexus (toro). I’m sure [...]
Now that summer break is almost over, Verizon is hoping to catch the new school year momentum by unleashing the Pantech Star Q 4G LTE. The Star Q’s main attraction is its 5-row QWERTY keyboard, which should be welcomed by text-obsessed students or other folks who often have to do their word processing on the road.
Slide-out QWERTY keyboard aside, the Pantech Star Q 4G LTE is no slouch in the speed department. The phone is equipped with a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor; the same chip used in high-end Android smartphones. It boasts a 4-inch display of 800 x 480 resolution, 3MP rear camera, and a front camera. Another surprise is the inclusion of Android 4.0 Ice [...]
After the release of the Motorola Atrix HD, all eyes are now on Moto’s next RAZR offering, the Droid RAZR HD. Pictures of the phone in real life have leaked along with a benchmark result on the side, but there’s still no word yet on its availability. But it looks we won’t have to wait for too long for the first Droid RAZR phone to sport an HD display to arrive on Verizon.
FCC has recently given its green light for the Motorola XT926, otherwise known as the Droid RAZR HD. The filing shows that the world phone is compatible with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Aside from that, it doesn’t give away much else – except that Big Red should have no problem [...]
Following the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Nexus S smartphones that have already received their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update – well, at least some versions – the third device that’s going to officially run the latest Android OS will soon get it, not counting the Nexus 7 that ships with Jelly Bean on board.
Naturally, it’s the Xoom Wi-Fi tablet, and it looks like Motorola has already confirmed that U.S. Xoom owners will get Jelly Bean in the very near future, without revealing roll-out dates yet. In fact, certain Xoom buyers will have access to a soak test for Jelly Bean, which will most likely be followed by the Android 4.1.1 [...]
Once upon a time, sold for a premium $299 with a two-year contract, Verizon’s highly successful Galaxy Nexus smartphone has had its price dropped, slowly but steadily, over the last few months. The latest price reduction of the largest carrier stateside sees the Nexus drop to an unprecedented and extremely affordable $99.99, which might well put the 4.65″ back on the map of Big Red bestsellers.
The 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Nexus is available for a penny below 100 bucks only from Verizon’s website, and you’ll still have to sign that new 2 year carrier agreement to take advantage of the deal. The good news is that the [...]
In case you haven’t recently purchased a smartphone and you’re eligible to upgrade to a hot Android device for a subsidized device, then you shouldn’t hurry and get your handset from your chosen carrier. Instead, head on over to RadioShack and check out the retailer’s most recent promotion.
The company is ready to slash $50 off on any Android smartphone in its inventory that’s priced $99.99 or higher. The deal is available until July 28 in stores, while the RadioShack online store will keep offering the promotion through to the end of August.
The devices that are part of the promotion include hot smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy [...]
The expected update has finally come to Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3. Following the dumbing down of the search feature on AT&T’s and Sprint’s variant of the phone – where you can only get search results from the web and nothing from internally placed apps, contacts, multimedia files and others – Big Red is the third major carrier to receive the not so desirable software update.
There’s no report yet that the update has been widely rolled out over-the-air (OTA) to the handset, but the new Galaxy S3 firmware for Verizon has already been spotted. If you, by chance, have had to replace your phone recently, you will likely receive a [...]
First leaked in a Bluetooth SIG filing in April and then again in an FCC appearance in June, the Samsung Jasper (SCH-I200) is clearly getting close to a release on Verizon’s LTE network.
An image leaked on Twitter by @evleaks gives up some clues about this new mid-ranger from Samsung. Besides the conspicuous Verizon branding, we can see that the Jasper forgoes the traditional search soft button, for an ICS-inspired “three-dot” menu key. Speaking of which, the SCH-I200 will clearly come with Ice Cream Sandwich on board, treated with Samsung’s customary TouchWiz overlay.
The leak also gives away some of the key specs of the new Jasper, and let’s say it’s a [...]
A long, long time ago (more like two months ago, really) – an early Ice Cream Sandwich build for Verizon’s LG Spectrum made it out of the testing room. Owners of the phone were filled with glee believing that an official Android 4.0 update was just around the corner. As the weeks and months have passed without any solid information from LG or Verizon, folks were ready to give up and take the unofficial route instead. If you’re still holding out for an official rollout, there’s some encouraging news coming from LG.
An LG representative has spilled the beans on the incoming ICS update for the LG Spectrum. According to hints on the phone’s support forum, the ICS update is [...]