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Ubuntu Touch dropping support for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 2012 and Nexus 10; won’t support Nexus 5

Don’t look now, but Canonical has announced some unfortunate news for those who were hoping to get Ubuntu Touch on some rather recent (and even new) Android devices. Engineers have confirmed that they are dropping official support for three different Nexus devices.

SMS exploit can remotely reboot Nexus handsets

An SMS vulnerability could be exploited to perform denial-of-service type attacks on Nexus devices, taking a users phone offline. Google was alerted of the issue, but why haven’t they fixed the problem?

From the G1 to the DROID MAXX — here’s my Android history (and we want to hear yours!)

As a big fan of Google’s, what it was time to transition to the new wave of smartphones, I didn’t want an iPhone or Blackberry — I wanted Android. It was at that point that I’d decided I was going to grab the T-Mobile G1 the first day that I could. This is my Android history.

Ubuntu Touch OS launching Oct. 17, ready for supported Android devices

The stunning Ubuntu Edge smartphone may not be making it to market, but Canonical is not stepping back. Ubuntu Touch OS is almost ready and will be launching this October!

Latest factory images posted for Sprint and Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus

For those that like to live life on the edge, it’s always good to have a backup plan. In the case of Android users, that comes in the form of an official factory image, which can be flashed to restore a phone to its original state should anything go awry. Considering the Nexus line of […]

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.2 update starts today

Owners of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, rejoice! The carrier has just announced that the rollout of the highly anticipated update to the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2.2, is starting today. The new software will be pushed over the air and features a revamped camera including new photosphere capabilities. Also included in the […]

Android 4.2.2 leaks for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus

Often the red-headed stepchild of the Nexus world (no offense to red-headed stepchildren), the Verizon edition of the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus has often come up with the short end of the stick when it comes to Android updates. While other versions of the Galaxy Nexus have been treated to the latest Android software almost instantly, […]

Verizon readying new update for Galaxy Nexus, could it be Android 4.2?

  Verizon’s Twitter support handle dropped some interesting news in a response to one curious customer. Apparently a new update is almost ready for deployment by Samsung, but there is little to tell us what we might expect. The wishful thinkers among us will hope for a build of Android 4.2 or higher, bringing the […]

Ubuntu Touch developer preview now available for download and installation

A couple days removed from offering a first look at Ubunutu Touch for tablets, Canonical has launched a developer preview of the new mobile OS. Designed to play nice with Android development phones, the linux-based Ubuntu Touch features support for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. But if you are thinking […]

Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.2 Yakju build now available for download and manual installation

Folks with the Galaxy Nexus with the “yakju” build line — which is most folks who bought the device internationally and outside the Google Play Store — can now download the latest version of Android. It’ll bring you to Android 4.2.2, build JDQ39, but you’ll have to be coming from Android 4.2.1, build JOP40D, to […]

Nexus 7, 10, and Galaxy Nexus now receiving Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) [UPDATE: Still no Nexus 4]

Some folks on Reddit are all abuzz with the Android 4.2.2 update to software build JDQ39 hitting a number of Google’s pure Android devices including the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and even the (GSM) Galaxy Nexus (everything but the Nexus 4 at the moment). The update has been rumored to address Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming […]

Apple denied second shot at banning Samsung Galaxy Nexus

While the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is no longer the new kid on the block — the Nexus 4 has supplanted it despite troubles with availability — Apple would still like to see it off the market. It looks like the Cupertino manufacturer won’t get the satisfaction of seeing that happen, though, as a US appeals […]

Bid farewell to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Welp, folks, the ride is over. The Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus — the first of its kind, in fact — has finally reached end-of-life status. The Galaxy Nexus was the third Nexus device to grace the airwaves of the world, but it was the first Nexus device Verizon decided to try its hand at. While […]

Modder makes cradle-enabled game controller out of Gameboy chassis and Wii controller guts [VIDEO]

It looks like MOGA has been inspiring some folks lately. YouTuber Chad Boughton uploaded a video of his awesome creation — a wireless game controller made out of an old Gameboy and some Wii controller parts. The Gameboy was carved to house a cradle that fits the Galaxy Nexus (Chad’s device of choice) perfectly, and […]

Ubuntu Phone image for Galaxy Nexus to be available for download late February

The first question we had when Canonical showed Ubuntu for Phones off is “when can we get our hands on this.” At the time, we were only afforded a window of “in the coming weeks,” and which devices would get the treatment weren’t disclosed (though we had strong suspicion that the Galaxy Nexus would be […]