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Motorola Fixes DROID RAZR Connectivity Issues With New Software Update

Mon, 12/19/2011 - 20:16 -- Marshall Walker

Motorola rolled out a new software update for the DROID RAZR on Monday. The update fixes a few bugs and includes an important improvement for 3G/4G data connectivity. The RAZR and Verizon Galaxy Nexus have recently been suffering from unexplained signal problems. This update should fix the issue for RAZR owners. Verizon is also currently working on a fix for the Galaxy Nexus.

DROID RAZR

RAZR users should start seeing OTA updates starting today. If you do not want to wait, you can update your phone manually by going to menu > settings > about phone > check for updates. Check out the complete list of changes and fixes below.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus as Low as $149 For New Customers [Deals]

Fri, 12/16/2011 - 17:06 -- Marshall Walker

On Thursday we listed the Samsung Galaxy Nexus at $199 via Amazon Wireless. Today we noticed the price has been dropped to $149 with a new two-year contract (pricing may be higher for those upgrading, visit Amazon Wireless to see if you qualify). Amazon probably dropped the price because the handset is on "backorder," but according to the listing the phone should ship in 8 to 9 days.

Galaxy Nexus by Samsung

The Galaxy Nexus is $299.99 on VerizonWireless.com, and only $189.99 from Wirefly with a new two-year contract. An upgraded contract will cost you $239.99. Wirefly's shipping is listed as 5 to 7 days. These are some great deals for new Verizon customers who are looking to make the leap to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Finally Available Online!

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 09:14 -- Marshall Walker

The long mysterious wait is over and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is finally available from several online retailers including VerizonWireless.com. No one is quite sure why the Galaxy Nexus took so long to make its way to the U.S., but it doesn't matter any longer because it's officially here.

Galaxy Nexus by Samsung

The Galaxy Nexus is the first handset to offer Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It features a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display, 4G LTE network capabilities, a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 processor, and a 5-megapixel camera with HD 1080p video recording capability. Visit our Device Guide if you need complete specs, or check out the list of retailers below and do some shopping now! What are you waiting for?

Is the Galaxy Nexus Ever Coming to the U.S.?

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 16:49 -- Marshall Walker

Samsung has been having some fun at Apple's expense with their latest advertising campaign. The only problem is instead of pushing the Galaxy Nexus in the U.S., the ads are for the Galaxy S II because there is no Nexus to sell! It looks like Apple is having the last laugh while Verizon and Samsung make Android fans wait for some unknown reason.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released in parts of Europe last month, and it arrived in Canada today via Virgin Mobile and Bell. The handset is selling for $160 with a three year contract. U.S. customers who don't mind traveling can nab one for $650 to use on AT&T or T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The latest rumors have the device launching in the U.S. tomorrow, but since there has been no word from Verizon it doesn't seem likely. On Thursday, Droid Life reported that multiple sources confirmed the Nexus' release date has been delayed due to possible 4G LTE issues.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Retail Packaging Confirms December 9 Release Date?

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 17:32 -- Marshall Walker

Pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in its final retail packaging has Android fans hoping the rumored December 9th release date is true. Someone posted four photos of the highly anticipated device and its box on the XDA forums. Even better, a "reliable" Phandroid tipster said the Galaxy Nexus is headed to Verizon stores this week.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Previous Verizon leaks and false tips promising a November launch have already let us down, and the XDA pictures haven't been confirmed as real... Meaning, I wouldn't get my hopes up until we hear something official, but a release before this weekend does seem possible.

All Verizon, Sprint and AT&T Smartphones Only a Penny Until November 28

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 16:29 -- Marshall Walker

All phones from Verizon, Sprint and AT&T (except the iPhone) are on sale from Amazon for a penny starting November 21 to November 28. That's right, smartphones like the Motorola Droid RAZR, BlackBerry Torch 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G are basically free to all customers who agree to a new two-year service contract.

Amazon Penny Pincher

Amazon is also offering a $100 gift card to customers who purchase an additional mobile hotspot service along with their new phone. This has to be one of the best pre-Black Friday deals out there.

When Will the Samsung Galaxy Nexus be Available?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 15:02 -- Marshall Walker

Samsung has left Android fans guessing about a Galaxy Nexus release date since they launched the teaser video back in October. Why even bother announcing the phone if you are not going to let people know when they can buy it?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The latest leak revealed the Galaxy Nexus could be arriving online and at Verizon stores on November 17th. Other rumors suggest it will be released after Black Friday. Maybe Samsung wants to ensure the device will bomb by releasing it after the biggest shopping day of the year?

Verizon Leaks Possible Samsung Galaxy Nexus Release Date

Sat, 10/22/2011 - 20:20 -- Marshall Walker

Verizon officially confirmed what we already knew. They will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy Nexus... But when? A leaked screenshot of a Verizon MAP shows the release date of November 10. As you can see from the image below, it also shows the Droid RAZR listed with its pre-order date of Oct 27.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

If the MAP is correct, then it looks like you can expect Galaxy Nexus pre-orders to begin in early November or on November 10. You can also see the rumored $300 price tag for the 16GB model looks to be accurate. Still no word on how much the 32GB model will cost yet.

Is the Motorola Razr Really Faster, Thinner, Smarter and Stronger? [Full Specs]

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 18:34 -- Marshall Walker

Motorola announced their new faster, thinner, smarter, stronger Verizon smartphone today. The Motorola Razr is thinner as promised, or as Motorola put it, "impossibly" thin at 7.1 millimeters. The kevlar fibers, Gorilla Glass and water repellent nanocoating keeps the phone safe from scratches and dangerous party fouls. Under the hood the Razr boasts a 1.2 GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, and it's powered by Android 2.3.5.

Droid Razr

The Razr features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video capture and stabilization capabilities, front-facing HD camera for video chatting, Bluetooth 4.0, and 32GB of memory. The RAZR is also 4G LTE capable.

Teaser Image of Motorola's Droid RAZR is Impressive

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:35 -- Marshall Walker

Motorola launched an online campaign involving 16 sites to promote their new Droid Razr which they plan to announce on Tuesday. It involved some tedious process of entering codes to unlock a piece of a puzzle, but thankfully Droid Life saved us all some time and sanity by just publishing the image.

Motorola Droid RAZR

The picture backs up Motorola's claim that the device will be "thinner," and gives us a glimpse of the kevlar backing. The image also shows the Verizon logo, side lock switch and new Droid eye. The Droid Razr is rumored to be faster than the iPhone 4S, and to feature a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 4.3-inch display.

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