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Why NASA chose the Nexus S for SmartSPHERES

It’s always wonderful to hear stories about how Android is being used in the extremely sensitive field that is space research and exploration, but it’s not often you get an idea as to why, exactly, Android phones — and Nexus phones, in particular — are being used for these projects. Research scientist and project leader […]

Check out this video of webOS running as an Android app

When webOS was laid to rest by HP after its acquisition of Palm, many of us wept for what was once a nice OS. It was a tad ahead of its time, but bad hardware and little developer support (due to low market share) eventually rendered it almost dead in water. Once the full guillotine […]

End of the road for Motorola Xoom and Nexus S, wont officially receive Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update

Looks like it could be the end of the line for the Motorola XOOM (WiFi) and Nexus S. That is, if Google’s AOSP lead Jean-Baptiste Queru statements are any indication. Seems Google has finally put out both devices out to pasture, packing as many jelly beans as they could into the legacy devices. When announcing […]

Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola Xoom WiFi Now Receiving Android 4.1.2 Over-The-Air

It was last Wednesday we got word that Google had made available the Android 4.1.2 factory images for the both the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7. Unfortunately for those that that don’t like messing around with their device’s software, this was little more than comfort that an update was scheduled to be coming at sometime […]

Jelly Bean factory image now available for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, JRO03R binaries available for all Nexus devices

With Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus finally receiving its update to Jelly Bean, Google has made the factory image of Android 4.1.1 available for download. The updated image for build JRO03R comes as the binaries for the same Android build have been posted for all currently supported Nexus devices, including the Nexus S (crespo, crespo4G), Galaxy […]

Sprint Nexus devices now getting Android 4.1 (for real this time)

After a false start led us to believe Sprint would be launching Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G last week, Sprint has finally pushed the update for the Google devices. It’s being sent out via an over-the-air process, and it sounds like it will be a staggered process so […]

NASA Preparing Mini-Satellites To Send Into Space Powered By The Nexus One and Nexus S

The boys at NASA have been making headlines after hitting the sand dunes of Mars with their mini go-cart, Curiousity, and it looks like they have a few more surprises in store. A team from NASA’s Ames Research Center has been hard at work developing miniature satellites — called a “PhoneSat” — powered by, none […]

Jelly Bean Binaries Now Available For Sprint Nexus S/4G, Xoom WiFi – GSM/Verizon Galaxy Nexus Updated (Sprint Galaxy Nexus Absent)

Some good (and not so good) news for lovers of Android development and the wonderful custom ROMs that result from it. Google has officially posted the binaries for a handful of Nexus devices, including Motorola XOOM WiFi and both the Sprint Nexus S 4G and GSM variant. Binaries were also updated for the GSM Galaxy […]

Jelly Bean factory images posted for Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus 7

Google has released Android 4.1 factory images for a variety of Nexus devices, including the first tablet in the lineup. Android 4.1.1 images are now available for the Nexus 7, Nexus S, and Galaxy Nexus, with a few notable absences. Sprint’s Nexus S doesn’t count itself among the list, nor does the Verizon version of […]

Google officially announces Jelly Bean rollout for Nexus S on T-Mobile, Rogers, Vodafone, and more

Last night we learned that some Nexus S owners had begun to receive the update to Android 4.1, and after receiving several more reports from users today (notably those on T-Mobile in the USA), Google has posted details of the update. Google says the update should be headed to handsets on T-Mobile, Rogers, O2, Vodafone, […]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Arrives For Nexus S [Download]

Looks like Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean has finally arrived for the Nexus S… in Pakistan. Our Android brothers and sisters in Asia are the first to receive the update over-the-air as one user has reported over on XDA. This is a good sign the 114MB update could soon arrive in other parts of the globe. […]

If Anyone Believes This is the Nexus S 4G, I have an Oceanfront Home in Idaho to Sell You

Because this most certainly isn’t the Nexus S 4G. Nice one, Sprint. Oh, but you can keep that “free” price tag on there whenever you decide to launch the Galaxy Nexus. [Thanks Zachary!]

Sprint Nexus S 4G Receives Ice Cream Sandwich

If you’re the owner of Sprint’s Nexus S 4G and you’ve been sick of Gingerbread while waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich, you’ll want to drop everything you’re doing an poll Sprint’s servers for an update in the settings menu. They’ve finally released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. While they’re employing the usual staggered process for […]

Android 4.0.4 Being Pushed to AOSP; Nexus S Poised to Receive Update (And How You Can Get It Now)

  Googler Jean-Baptiste Queru has confirmed that Google is nearly done with Android 4.0.4. They’re so far, in fact, that the update is now in the process of being pushed to the trees and trunks of the Android Open Source Project. He states that there are over 100 changes over 4.0.3, but we have no […]

Nexus S Will Most Definitely Receive Android 4.0 Update In The Coming Weeks [Rumor]

It appears Engadget has unofficially confirmed that the Nexus S and Nexus S 4G will finally be receiving their belated Android 4.0 update “in the next few weeks.” But just how many weeks, exactly? Well, I guess that’s the million dollar question now, isn’t it? Yes, we know. Just about anyone could make this same […]