The Galaxy Nexus was the first device to usher in Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), the first Android OS to unite smartphones and tablets under one roof, and the first to offer a major aesthetic overhaul. It framed a new type of Google, one that sold its unlocked products straight from its Google Play store as well. But soon there will be a new kid on the digital block, and with it reigning in new innovation in hardware and OS. Below are the top five things to expect from the next Nexus. Continue reading
If you’ve had an Android device for longer than a year, chances are you’ve grown accustomed to waiting. What I mean is you’ve probably waited, waited, and waited some more for the latest mobile OS. Chances are that by the time you’ve received something close to the latest rendition of Android, the next update is probably right around the corner. Well, a new rumor is circulating that Jelly Bean (Android 5.0) could be closer to release than initially thought. How close? Try Google’s I/O Developer Conference in June. Continue reading
Having had an Android device for some time now, I’ve been bothered by just how long it’s been taking to update to its latest iteration Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0. The software packaged on the Galaxy Nexus was released back in December and has seen its adoption across only 1.6 percent of its devices (numbers provided by Google on March 5, 2012).