This just in: If you’re using a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet, your device might just contain a backdoor that could let attackers remotely control your device or access data stored in it. According to Paul Kocialkowski, a developer for custom ROM Replicant, the backdoor basically involves protocols used by the Radio Interface Layer (RIL)
Even though the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was written off from Google’s official update cycle, the developer community showed no signs of giving up on the two year old Nexus flagship. The sad story of Galaxy Nexus users signing a petition against Google’s decision led to nothing, so it was about time the developers did something.
As we all know, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been officially taken out of Google’s update cycle. However, this doesn’t stop the developer community from cooking up custom ROMs for the now forgotten device. With that in mind, a developer group named SlimRoms over at the XDA forums have now produced an Android 4.4 based
Google said no to updating the Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.4 KitKat, and custom KitKat ROMs cooked up by the community presented numerous graphical issues. Well, while Google’s stance on the situation might never change, even with users sending the search giant a duly signed petition, but those graphical issues could soon be a thing of
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was excluded from Google’s Android 4.4 update list, which has certainly puzzled many users. And to convince Google to change its mind, some Galaxy Nexus users filed a petition at change.org. This petition has already received over 3,400 comments and more than 14,000 signatures, meaning it has received a lot of support.
Google has officially launched the Nexus 5, along with Android 4.4 KitKat, the much-anticipated Android update, which replaces Jelly Bean. With this upgrade, Google introduces better support for lower-end devices with limited resources and specifications, which also improves access to the platform from devices like smart watches and Internet-connected TVs. According to Sundar Pichai, senior
Google dropped a bomb on loyal Galaxy Nexus users recently when it announced that there won’t be an Android 4.4 update for the smartphone. But thanks to the developer community, users don’t have to worry anymore as a new Android 4.4 ROM for the smartphone is now available for download, similar to the Nexus 4
Earlier in the day we reported how the Samsung Galaxy Nexus won’t receive the Android 4.4 update due to featuring relatively older hardware. But to make things slightly less painful for customers, Sprint has now started sending out the Android 4.3 update for its variant of the Galaxy Nexus. This will officially be the last
Google has officially confirmed that the two year old Samsung Galaxy Nexus will not be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat which was unveiled yesterday. While Google didn’t state the reason for this initially, it was believed that the Galaxy Nexus had officially finished the update rollout cycle having completed more than 18 months already. So
Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus was packed with smart features and goodies. It didn’t take long after the release when owners started complaining about some of the smart features not functioning properly. The most common among them is the Smart Rotation feature which ceases to function for no apparent reason at all. Here’s one email from our
T-Mobile announced a very minor security related update for the Nexus 4 yesterday which was mostly a bug squashing affair. It now seems like the rest of the Nexus lineup might be getting the update as well, with the Nexus 10, Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Nexus reportedly being the beneficiaries. The update apparently has
New is always better. I know it, you all know it, Barney Stinson probably knows it best. But sometimes, old may not be so bad after all. It’s not better, but it can be satisfactory. Okay, let’s drop the vagueness, because I’m this close to forgetting exactly what I was trying to say. Which is
This post will address one of the most common problems found in Sprint’s variant of Samsung Galaxy Nexus (model number SPH-L700)–intermittent freezes, lags and unresponsiveness. But before I present my recommendations / resolutions, here is one email from our reader that best describes the problem. Hey TDG Team, I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone
Canonical’s Ubuntu OS for smartphones has been talked about on numerous occasions. The folks even had a dedicated booth at CES last month demonstrating the functioning of the OS. The good news for us Android fans is that this OS is compatible with Android devices. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the first smartphone to run