The device, which costs $299 for the 8GB version or $349 for the 16GB model, will ship in one to two weeks for U.S. buyers, the site says. That's a big improvement from the recent wait times, as well as the general unavailability of the device. The phone earlier today also became available again in Germany, and it hit Canada shortly after arriving in the U.S. Google … Read more
A Google spokeswoman told CNET the device became available in the European country this morning. She declined to provide details about future availability in other regions.
The LG Nexus 4 has been selling out pretty rapidly since its November launch, with consumers forced to wait many weeks for the device to ship or to even show availability online. The smartphone is one developed closely with Google, giving a pure and … Read more
Intel is betting a chunk of its PC future on so-called convertibles. So far, financial analysts aren't convinced these are designs that will win the day.
Newfangled laptops that perform mechanical acrobatics to convert to tablet mode, like Lenovo's Yoga convertible and Dell's XPS 12, aren't impressive enough yet to revive PC-market doldrums, according to a growing chorus of financial analysts who follow Intel.
On Thursday, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, speaking during an earnings conference call, tried to depict convertible PC designs as the best of both worlds: the laptop and the tablet. In essence, he … Read more
The 98MB file can be manually downloaded and installed, but the carrier has yet to make any formal announcements.
CNET has contacted Sprint for comment and will update the article with any response.
Sprint may have been months behind Verizon releasing the Galaxy Nexus, but the smaller carrier has been much more active in offering updates. The Verizon model, for its part, is still running Jelly Bean 4.1.1.
While this isn't the worst … Read more
Google's Nexus 7 is gaining market share in Japan and topped Apple's iPad in one survey.
Japanese digital device consumers are some of the savviest in the world. So, a report Thursday showing that the Nexus 7 has bested the iPad in market share is worthy of attention.
Based on a survey of 2,400 consumer electronics stores in Japan, Google's Nexus 7 tablet had 44.4 percent of the market versus the iPad's 40.1 percent, according to Nikkei, Japan's largest business daily. The survey was done by market research firm BCN in December. … Read more
Yesterday, the carrier started selling the LG-made Nexus 4 in more of its brick-and-mortar stores. Moreover, T-Mobile will carry the high-end smartphone in all stores nationwide in the coming weeks. On January 23, T-Mobile also plans to sell it online.
Beginning today, you'll be able to buy Google's 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet, complete with a T-Mobile SIM card, through Google Play.
T-Mobile is the only U.S. carrier to sell the Nexus … Read more
After waiting for what seemed like an eternity for Android Jelly Bean phones to ship, I'm glad to see that a flood of handsets with the coveted software has burst onto the mobile scene. Some of these devices, such as the HTC Droid DNA and LG Nexus 4, rolled straight off the assembly line boasting Google's most modern OS. Older phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Motorola Droid Razr HD Maxx, just received this significant upgrade.
Take a look at this stellar list of smartphones that all offer a state-of-the-art Android experience. From the pure flavor only … Read more
Nexus 7 owners will soon be able to pick up an Asus-made dock for their Asus-made tablet.
Citing a "reliable source," The Verge says that Asus will offer the dock in the U.S. within the next two weeks at a price tag of $39.99.
Though the Nexus 7 is branded and sold under Google's name, Asus is the actual manufacturer. Asus has been busy demoing the new dock at CES this week.
There's plenty of reasons you might want to take a screenshot on your Nexus 4, be it showing off your home screen, troubleshooting an app, or demonstrating to a friend of family member how to complete a task on the device. Google has made it easy to not only take a screenshot on the Nexus 4, but to also share the most recent screenshot directly from your notification tray.
To take a screenshot on the Nexus 4, press and hold down the power and volume down buttons at the exact same time. After a few seconds you'll feel … Read more
The latest version of Android is now sitting on about 10 percent of all Android devices, while Gingerbread dropped below 50 percent, according to the latest numbers from Google.
Jelly Bean -- that is, Android 4.1 and 4.2 -- is up in the two weeks ending January 3, though it's Android 4.1 that's made most of the gains (see chart below).
That's a sizable jump from the first two weeks of December when Jelly Bean, released in July, was on 6.7 percent of all active devices.
Driving the uptick are devices including the … Read more