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Android 4.4.3 for Sprint Nexus 5? Sense 6 Coming to Original HTC One! – Device Updates

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It is Monday, so let’s see what devices are getting updated. Seems that there is a nice little update rolling out to the Sprint Nexus 5, which just might be the first Android 4.4.3 rollout, but no one seems to no for sure. Let us know if you see a “3″ in your update settings.

Device Updates
Original HTC One getting Sense 6
Verizon HTC One Max gets Android 4.4.2


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Sprint Nexus 5 update brings more Spark bands, “miscellaneous Android updates”

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The Now Network, formally known as Sprint, is pushing out an upgrade to their Nexus 5 this morning. Build KTU48F is in tow, with the biggest known change being the enabling of Sprint Spark bands 26 and 41. This should result in a more stable and fast connection in the areas that currently support Spark.

Beyond that, Sprint only mentions that the update includes “miscellaneous Android updates,” which we can assume to mean bug fixes and performance improvements. Unfortunately there’s no way to tell if some of the most talked about issues in the latest builds of Kit Kat have been addressed.

We imagine this could be the Android 4.4.3 build that we’ve been hearing so much about as of late, but there’s no solid way to tell ahead of the update’s arrival. It would also be odd to see Sprint’s version getting that particular update ahead of the Google Play model, but stranger things have happened.

The first rollout should begin at some point today so we’ll be tuned in to see what, exactly, we’re getting. If you have a Sprint Nexus 5 you can begin checking for the update by heading to Settings > About Phone > System Updates (and be sure to stay on Wifi and get that battery charged to a decent amount to avoid any issues).

[via Sprint]

 

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Sprint Nexus 5 Available for $10 on Amazon

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It’s Black Friday, and hopefully you guys decided to stay home and not join the mosh pits out there in the stores. The beauty about the world of today is you don’t have to suffer through the crowds to find the good deals. The deals can come to you. Now it isn’t quite Cyber Monday yet, but that doesn’t stop some companies from pushing out merchandise at a discounedt price. Amazon is doing just that for the Sprint Nexus 5. You can now pick one up over on Amazon for the low price of $10 if you sign up for a new contract. Not a bad price drop for the newest phone in the Android world, so take advantage of this great offer. Hit the link below to head over to Amazon. Let us know if you picked one up.

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Sprint Nexus 5 now available for just $49.99 on contract

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Earlier this week, we confirmed the launch of the Sprint branded Nexus 5 in the U.S. The smartphone is officially available in the stores from today and we’re already seeing a reduced price for the handset. Originally priced at $149.99 with a two year contract, the smartphone is now listed at just $49.99 after a $50 mail in rebate. The off contract pricing remains fixed at $449.99 though, but since this is a carrier variant, it probably won’t make sense to get it off contract as Google is selling the smartphone directly for $349. The carrier is selling both the Black and White variants.

The only incentive to get this variant of the Nexus 5 instead of the Play Store variant is that Sprint is shipping it out in 2-3 business days while Google is currently taking weeks. Also, users won’t have to worry about looking for a new 4G LTE network provider in the U.S as Sprint will help you set up your phone on its network. The pricing isn’t all bad either. However, the carrier’s lack of 4G LTE networks in most parts of the U.S. will remain a concern for potential buyers. Head over to the link below to get the new Nexus 5 through Sprint.

Source: Sprint

Via: Unwired View

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Best Buy taking pre orders for the Sprint Nexus 5, starting at $149.99

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When the Nexus 5 was announced a couple of days ago, it was revealed that Sprint and T-Mobile will be carrying the smartphone as well through a contract. And now local retailer Best Buy has started taking pre orders for the Sprint variant of the smartphone, costing $149.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a two year contract for both new and upgrading customers. The smartphone costs $449.99 off contract, which is slightly on the higher side compared to the Google Play Store pricing. The smartphone will be available in Best Buy stores from November 8.

Most users prefer buying the Nexus 5 directly from Google as it comes unlocked and allows users to do as they wish with the carrier of their choice. But it’s a pretty decent deal to have a carrier sign up with Google for the launch of the Nexus flagship like T-Mobile did last year with the Nexus 4.

Just as a refresher, the smartphone packs a 5 inch 1080p display, an 8MP camera with OIS, a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage variants, Android 4.4 KitKat and a 2,300 mAh battery. Head over to the links below to get the new Nexus 5 through Sprint. The carrier isn’t offering the 32GB variant as of yet.

Source: Best Buy

Via: Phone Dog

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Android Central 158: Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat

Podcast MP3 URL: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/androidcentral/acpc158.mp3

Thing 1: The Nexus 5

Thing 2: Android 4.4 KitKat

Thing 3: Yes, there's other stuff to talk about

    



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Sprint Nexus 5: $149 for 16GB on contract; preorders Nov. 1, available Nov. 8

Nexus 5Nexus is returning to Sprint. After skipping the Nexus 4 — and after suffering the pains of being a CDMA carrier with an openy phone in the Galaxy Nexus (it finally got Android 4.3 today) — Sprint has offered up its Nexus 5 plans. You'll be paying $149 on contract for a 16GB version (after $50 rebate). Pre-orders start Friday, Nov. 1. And, yes, it'll use Sprint's new "Spark" tech for LTE data.

If you're into Sprint's One Up service, the phone will run you $18.75 a month.

Full presser after the break.

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Sprint Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S factory images now available

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One of the greatest parts of owning a Nexus is the software support from Google. Now this goes beyond just updates, as Google also posts complete "factory images" for Nexus devices so that willing hackers can always return their devices to stock firmware through first-party approved methods. Things got a little sticky when the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Sprint Galaxy Nexus (and Nexus S) were released, however, because they included closed-source bits related to CDMA and LTE. This put a damper on Google's ability to release the images for anyone to download.

Thankfully, the Sprint Galaxy Nexus ("mysidspr") now has a complete image available for download by anyone that includes everything you need to return your device to stock 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Additionally, Google has posted the 4.1.1 factory images for the Sprint Nexus S 4G ("sojus") and 4.1.2 images for the AT&T Nexus S ("sojua") as well. It's good to see Google not leave out older hardware, even though it's two Nexus revisions behind now.

The process is pretty simple if you've got a little bit of patience. Need help using these tools? Head to the forums, there's plenty of great info and helpful users at the ready.

Source: Google Developers; More: Sprint Galaxy Nexus Forums; Sprint Nexus S 4G Forums

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Jelly Bean still rolling out to Sprint Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G

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Sprint began rolling out Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G last week, but they've just announced that the update will continue. We already knew the OTA will come in waves, but it's a great way for Sprint to stay in the headlines during all of the other news this week. The bottom line: if you have a Nexus S 4G or a Galaxy Nexus and haven't received your update yet, hold tight, it's coming.

Once again, here are the improvements that come with the 4.1 update:

Upgrades phone operating system to Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

  • Smoother user interface
  • Enhanced Accessibility functions
  • Bi-directional text and other language support
  • User-installable keyboard maps
  • Expandable notifications
  • Ability to turn off notifications on an application specific basis
  • Shortcuts and widgets can automatically be re-arranged or re-sized to allow new items to fit on home screens
  • Android Beam – Use Android Beam to Bluetooth transfer data
  • Offline voice dictation
  • Improved voice search
  • Improved camera application
  • Google Wallet (for the Nexus 7)
  • High resolution Google+ contact photos
  • Google Now
  • Multichannel audio
  • USB audio added for external sound Digital to Analog Conversion
  • Audio chaining also referred to as Gapless Playback.  Gapless playback is the uninterrupted playback of consecutive audio tracks

Discontinuing support for Adobe Flash Player:

  • Adobe will not be certifying the Adobe Flash Player for Android Mobile devices that either release with or update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
  • Devices that upgraded from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1, may exhibit unpredictable behavior, as it is not certified for use with Android 4.1.  Adobe recommends uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1.

Many of our Forum members have received the update, so if you want to discuss yours or find out how the improvements are, head over to our Sprint Galaxy Nexus Forum or Sprint Nexus S 4G Forum.

Source: Sprint

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Sprint Nexus S 4G Is Even More Officially Getting Jelly Bean Now, According To Documents In Sprint Forums

2012-09-06_18h48_52There may have been a bit of a false start recently, when a Sprint employee took to the community forums to announce that the rollout of Jelly Bean for the Nexus S had begun. Maybe the rep confused the Nexus S for the Galaxy Nexus, as we hadn’t heard any reports that users had received the OTA for the older of the two Nexii. Today, though, Sprint has posted in its forums details on the upgrade, including a release date of today, September 11th.

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As previously reported, the build number will be JRO03R. The rollout should be beginning today. While we didn’t have reason to doubt the veracity of the Sprint rep from a few days ago, this is even more solid info.

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Sprint support page says Jelly Bean for Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus coming today — anyone pull it down yet?

We heard yesterday that Sprint had plans to launch Jelly Bean for their Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus today, and sure enough Sprint’s support site says users should start seeing it.

But we haven’t been particularly overwhelmed by reports that users have received the upgrade. Regardless, Sprint’s support site says so and they haven’t been quick to take it down. Take a look at the tons of different changes you can expect:

  • Upgrades phone operating system to Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
    • Smoother user interface
    • Enhanced Accessibility functions
    • Bi-directional text and other language support
    • User-installable keyboard maps
    • Expandable notifications
    • Ability to turn off notifications on an application specific basis
    • Shortcuts and widgets can automatically be re-arranged or re-sized to allow new items to fit on home screens
    • Android Beam – Use Android Beam to Bluetooth transfer data
    • Offline voice dictation
    • Improved voice search
    • Improved camera application
    • Google Wallet (for the Nexus 7)
    • High resolution Google+ contact photos
    • Google Now
    • Multichannel audio
    • USB audio added for external sound Digital to Analog Conversion
    • Audio chaining also referred to as Gapless Playback.  Gapless playback is the uninterrupted playback of consecutive audio tracks
  • Discontinuing support for Adobe Flash Player:
    • Adobe will not be certifying the Adobe Flash Player for Android Mobile devices that either release with or update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
    • Devices that upgraded from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1, may exhibit unpredictable behavior, as it is not certified for use with Android 4.1.  Adobe recommends uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1.

We don’t have any Sprint Nexus devices on hand to test, but if you would like to keep us updated in the comments section below I’m sure the whole community would appreciate it. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]


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Tomorrow’s rumored Jelly Bean roll out for Sprint Nexus devices gets more confirmation

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A couple of hours ago we mentioned that some Sprint memos mention Jelly Bean for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S 4G are coming, and we just got this tasty nugget to confirm. It's from internal Sprint system pages and tells us just the news we want to hear — that Jelly Bean will begin rolling out Sep. 6 — yes, that's tomorrow.

For the Galaxy Nexus the build will be FH05, and for the Nexus S 4G we're talking JRO03R. Both are versions of Android 4.1, untainted by overlays or OEM changes. If you haven't already hacked the living crap out of your Sprint Nexus device, get ready for your upgrade — you're going to love it.

If you need some help or advice about getting ready (or rolling back to stock) be sure to head into the forums and get on the right path!

Sprint Galaxy Nexus forums | Sprint Nexus S 4G forums

Thanks, anon!

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Tomorrow’s rumored Jelly Bean roll out for Sprint Nexus devices gets more confirmation

Jelly Bean!

A couple of hours ago we mentioned that some Sprint memos mention Jelly Bean for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S 4G are coming, and we just got this tasty nugget to confirm. It's from internal Sprint system pages and tells us just the news we want to hear — that Jelly Bean will begin rolling out Sep. 6 — yes, that's tomorrow.

For the Galaxy Nexus the build will be FH05, and for the Nexus S 4G we're talking JRO03R. Both are versions of Android 4.1, untainted by overlays or OEM changes. If you haven't already hacked the living crap out of your Sprint Nexus device, get ready for your upgrade — you're going to love it.

If you need some help or advice about getting ready (or rolling back to stock) be sure to head into the forums and get on the right path!

Sprint Galaxy Nexus forums | Sprint Nexus S 4G forums

Thanks, anon!

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Google posts updated 4.1.1 binaries for Nexus phones, including the Nexus S 4G

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Google has posted the updated JRO03H (Android 4.1.1) closed binary files today, including those for the Nexus S4G.  That means one thing — expect about a bazillion new AOSP Jelly Bean ROMs to be ready for download shortly, especially for the Sprint Nexus S. Before you ask, this has nothing to do with any OTA. These are the files that folks need to build Jelly Bean from the source code, and get everything working like it should. Developers have been working with the existing 4.1.1 source code since it dropped, but with these files there's 100-percent less hackery needed to get things like cameras, NFC, and Wimax working as intended on supported phones. While we see new files for the GSM Nexus phones, the Xoom, and even the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Sprint's Galaxy Nexus is still absent.

As we saw when the Ice Cream Sandwich binaries were released, it could be more than a month until Google and Sprint get any OTA worked up, so this is a solid option if you need the butter. We all love the butter.

Don't fret if you're not up to speed with things like fastboot and flashing, because there's a great group of fellows in the Nexus S 4G forums who live to play with this sort of thing. Head in there, poke around a bit, then holler for any help you need. You'll be running Jelly Bean in no time.

Source: Google. Thanks, everyone who sent this in!

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

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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 Nexus and Verizon Galaxy Nexus with, sadly, only Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus missing out on Jelly Bean AOSP goodness.

Googler Jean-Baptiste Queru revealed the good news today via the Android Building Google Group:

A new set of proprietary binaries for Jelly Bean are available at
https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/drivers

This adds binaries for crespo (Nexus S), crespo4g (Nexus S 4G) and
wingray (US WiFi Xoom).

This also updates the binaries for maguro (GSM Galaxy Nexus) and toro
(VZW Galaxy Nexus).

All those binaries were tested against android-4.1.1_r3, i.e. JRO03H.

Binaries for grouper (Nexus 7) are unchanged since JRO03C and are
suitable for JRO03H.

JBQ


Jean-Baptiste M. “JBQ” Queru
Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project, Google.

There you have it. Expect stable/better functioning versions of your favorite AOSP ROMs in the very near future.

[Google]


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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Factory Images released for Nexus 7, Nexus S, and GSM Galaxy Nexus

 

Well that certainly didn’t take too long. A month after announcing Jelly Bean at their annual I/O conference, Google has released stock Jelly Bean Factory Images for the Nexus S, Nexus 7, and GSM (maguro) Galaxy Nexus. Unfortunately, the Sprint Nexus S, and the Verizon & Sprint Galaxy Nexus’ did not see releases.

These Factory Images will help you restore your phone back to full stock in case anything should happen to your phone while modding it. As always, we recommend all you Nexus modders out there to have this file on your computer in case anything goes wrong. You never know.

Source: Google Developers  Image from: Tech2.in

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Jelly Bean Factory Images Are Now Available For Several Nexus Devices, Including GSM Galaxy Nexii And Nexus 7

wm_IMG_1493The time has come friends. Factory images are now available for several Nexus devices. The current factory image (JRO03[C-E] depending on the device) is available for most Nexus S variants, though the Korean and Sprint versions are conspicuously absent. Similarly, the Verizon-branded Galaxy Nexus is still off the list, but all other Galaxy Nexus versions are accounted for. And, of course, the carrier-less Nexus 7′s factory image is available.

For those who prefer bullet points, here are the devices with factory images available as well as the build number for each:

 

  • Nexus S (soju): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03E)
  • Nexus S (sojua): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03E)
  • Galaxy Nexus (yakju): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03C)
  • Galaxy Nexus (takju): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03C)
  • Nexus 7 (nakasi): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03D)

If you need to get back to the way things were when you first got your device, you can download the images from Google’s download site right here.

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[Update: More Info] ‘Nexus Q’ Images Uncovered – It’s A Streaming Media Player!

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Right alongside the Nexus 7 images are images of yet another new device called the Nexus Q. Very little is know about this device right now, only that it’s a “social streaming media player.”

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Okay, so it looks like the Q is a device that connects to your Wi-Fi networks and interfaces with your Android phone or tablet to stream your media. It also allows you to build collaborating playlists with other people, using – get this – Google Play@Home! That’s right, Android@Home is now Play@Home and starts with the Nexus Q. More info:

Thanks, Adam!

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Download And Install The Official Android 4.0.4 (IMM76D) OTA For Sprint Nexus S 4G – No Wipe Required

imageFive days ago, Sprint announced that the Ice Cream Sandwich OTA was finally ready for the Nexus S 4G, but many of you still haven’t received the update prompt. Yesterday, Google released the full OS image for the NS4G, but installing it does a full wipe, which may not be ideal for those just itching to upgrade.

Fortunately, the OTA link on Google’s servers was finally found today by a number of AC forum members, which means you no longer have to wait for Sprint/Google and instead update your Nexus on your own. Since the OTA file contains the full OS image, including recovery and radio, rather than an incremental update from a specific version, you should be able to update no matter what you’re currently running on your phone (feel free to point out otherwise in the comments).

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Google Releases Full Flashable OS Images For Nexus S i9020A (sojua 4.0.4 IMM76D), Sprint Nexus S 4G D720 (sojus 2.3.7 GWK74), Korean Nexus S M200 (sojuk 2.3.6 GRK39F)

imageLast week, JBQ from Google released full flashable images of the newly baked Android 4.0.4 (IMM76D) for a few devices – the GSM Galaxy Nexus i9250 yakju and the Nexus S i9020T (soju). The Nexus S release specifically wasn’t compatible with the AT&T version (i9020A sojua), but an image for i9020A was promised at a later date. Additionally, builds for the Nexus S 4G on Sprint and other variants as well as the Verizion Galaxy Nexus were to follow.

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Today, the Nexus Factory Images page was updated with some of the promised goodies, although not all of them …

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Rumor: Sprint Galaxy Nexus to be released on April 15th?

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Sprint’s highly anticipated Galaxy Nexus made its rounds through the FCC a couple of days ago. As customers wait patiently for any official announcements and releases, we have a bit of info from the rumor train to consider. And Sprint customers will be happy to know that the Ice Cream Sandwich device might be released next month, on April 15th.

The rumor comes from s4gru.com, who claims that an inside Sprint source has confirmed this information. According to the sources, Sprint has internally decided to launch the Nexus device on said date. It happens to be a Sunday, though. Which S4GRU even accepts that it is an unlikely day for a device release.

This makes the news a bit hard to believe, as the very site that released this information is doubting its certainty. But there are some extra interesting details. Apparently, the Sprint Galaxy Nexus will support LTE, but the device will come with 3G connectivity mode as default.

Sprint’s 4G LTE will be within its first stages when the device goes for sale. And the sources claim that Sprint has decided to not completely depend on the new network just yet. Instead, it will work like it has with WiMAX, where one has to toggle 4G on and off.

Regardless, this could probably be seen as a feature. LTE is known for being a battery hog, so users might prefer the idea of it not being on at all times. After all, a 4G LTE on/off toggle has been a popular request for Verizon’s devices.

As always, do take this with a spoon-full of salt. S4GRU is a relatively new site, and the details seem a bit shady. But with enough luck, we might be seeing that Galaxy Nexus finally being released next month. Are any of you holding up for the Sprint Nexus device?

[Via: S4GRU]


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Ice Cream Sandwich Comes To Sprint Nexus S 4G?

If the internal screen shot above is correct than Sprint Nexus S 4G owners should be receiving Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, today.

A final looking build of Ice Cream Sandwich was leaked for the Nexus S 4G at the end of January. With that build it seemed like an official update couldn’t be far off.  A quick search of Twitter reveals that people are still waiting for this official update. Some are suggesting that it could roll out later tonight.

Many people are still suggesting using these directions to get ICS on your Sprint Nexus S 4G.  With the Sprint Nexus S 4G’s Google Wallet support, it’s the closest that you’ll get to the look and feel of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

We will update you when we see that people are actually receiving the update.

source: Ubergizmo

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[Exclusive Leak] Official Sprint Nexus S 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update To Start Rolling Out Tomorrow, February 16th

imageAt the end of January, a leaked Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 build IMM26 for the Sprint Nexus S 4G ended up online, indicating that a possible official release wasn’t too far off. We heard this leak caused quite a bit of commotion within the companies involved, which may have had something to do with the XDA post getting wiped clean shortly after (although the poster did state he would only keep it going for a few days).

Two weeks passed without any news, but the situation changed just a few minutes ago when we received a screenshot of one …

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[Download & Install] Leaked Official ICS 4.0.4 Build For The Sprint Nexus S 4G

nexus_s_4gSome unofficial builds have been floating around for a while, but tonight, it looks like Nexus S 4G owners are about to get some allegedly official ICS update action. Over on the XDA forums, user mrxkills has uploaded all the files necessary to get your Sprint Google Experience device updated to 4.0.4.

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You read that right: 4.0.4. Compared to 4.0.3, the build we’ve seen passed around for a while on other devices like the Xoom and the Galaxy Nexus. This is also build number IMM26, compared to IML74K. Unfortunately, we don’t know what of all changed yet, outside of the …

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Verizon reportedly blocking access to Google Wallet on its Galaxy Nexus

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Pop quiz: List, in alphabetical order, all of the Google Nexus phones that officially have access to Google Wallet.

If you aswered the Sprint Nexus S 4G — and only the Sprint Nexus S 4G — you're exactly right. And it looks like it might stay that way for the time being. 9 to 5 Google, citing an unnamed source, reports that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus won't have access to Google Wallet, despite that sweet NFC chip tucked into the phone's battery.

And the kicker: Verizon is said to be the one keeping Google Wallet off its Galaxy Nexus. (Never mind that it's a Nexus phone, and remember that we're expecting a couple of Verizon-specific appliations preloaded. We called it Verizon's Nexus for a reason.) And the reason for no Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus, according to the anonymous source, is that it's a direct competitor to ISIS, another NFC standard backed by Verizon, along with manufacturers LG, HTC, Motorola, RIM, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

Oh, and guess who else backs ISIS: AT&T and T-Mobile — two U.S. carriers that have network-specific versions of the Samsung Nexus S in the United States, which, despite also having NFC capabilities, have no official build of Google Wallet. (Like with the Galaxy Nexus, you can hack Google Wallet on just fine, thank you very much.) Maybe that's just our tinfoil hat talking, but you can't deny that Google Wallet's only officially available on a single phone. 

Source: 9 to 5 Google; More: ISIS
Also: Verizon Galaxy Nexusx forum

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