Articles about nexus s

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Ported To Google Nexus S
Where there is a will, there is a way, and the same goes for the software arena where smartphones are concerned. The Google Nexus S is not exactly the newest smartphone around, and you can be sure that it is not going to pick up any Android 6.0 Marshmallow update anytime soon. But that has not stopped a skilled Android developer who goes by the name of Dmitry Grinberg to […]

Nexus S Gets A Custom Android 4.4 KitKat ROM Of Its Own
With the Galaxy Nexus not receiving the official Android 4.4 KitKat update, we guess it’s safe to say that the Nexus S will not be receiving it either. However it looks like the hardworking Android developer community has figured how to not only give the Galaxy Nexus an Android 4.4 KitKat ROM, but it seems that the Nexus S will also be receiving a custom Android 4.4 KitKat ROM which […]

Amazon Kindle Fire 8.9 ROM gets ported onto the Nexus S
Good news Nexus S owners, if you’re looking for a rather interesting port for your handset, it seems that thanks to XDA Senior Member, GalaxyUser, the Kindle Fire 8.9 port has made its way onto your device! This is a pretty interesting reversal as for the most port, Kindle Fire owners have turned to alternative ports, so having a tablet ROM ported onto a smartphone, well we expect that the […]

Nexus S And Iconia Tab A500 Get Android 4.2 Ports
While we know that the Google Nexus S will stop at Android 4.1.2, here we are, marveling at the resilience of the human spirit as independent developers have begun work to port over Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to the Nexus S, never mind what official sources say or think. This happened shortly after Google made available the source code of Android 4.2 to the masses, and the Nexus S is […]


Nexus S and Motorola Xoom will be kept at Android 4.1.2
One of the highlights of owning an official Google Nexus device is the fact that you will be on the receiving end of Android updates a lot faster than Android owners who might be locked to a carrier, or Android owners of non-Nexus devices. That being said, it looks like it might be time for the Nexus S to retire as according to Google, it looks like both the Nexus […]

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S
Google has not forgotten about all you Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S owners, as the Internet search giant has started to introduce the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for both devices. This particular update can be retrieved over the air, where it is said to deliver an improvement in terms of performance alongside added stability, not to mention the customary slew of bug fixes. Do take note, however, that the […]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean factory image for Nexus S and Nexus S 4G released
Earlier this morning, we took a look at how Samsung rolled out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code for international versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3, and folks who are rocking to powerful but yet not the latest Android smartphones, there is hope for you yet. Especially so if you are rocking to the Samsung Nexus S or the Nexus S 4G. In fact, Google has just rolled out […]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Sprint Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G owners?
Check out the screenshot above, and pinch yourself if you happen to own either a Galaxy Nexus or a Nexus S 4G from Sprint. Whatever the leaked screenshot depicts, it does seem to indicate that Sprint will be offering the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update (at long last) this coming September 6th for both smartphones, which is just a few more hours away. Hopefully the leaked screenshot is an accurate […]

MIUI gets updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, now available for the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus
Android users have quite a few choices to pick from when it comes to flashing custom ROMs onto their phones. There’s the ever popular CyanogenMod and there’s also MIUI. If you’re a fan of the latter, you might be interested to learn that the team behind the ROM has updated its code base to Jelly Bean. Unfortunately it seems that the Jelly Bean-based ROM will not be available for all […]

Google officially announces Jelly Bean OTA update for Nexus S phones
Earlier today, we mentioned that Google might have gone covert ops to deliver Android 4.1 a.k.a. Jelly Bean to a few Galaxy Nexus S devices. Sources from the web said that a few folks have already received Jelly Bean via OTA, although it was never confirmed by Google. But it looks like we can finally call it official as Google has just confirmed via Google+ and Twitter that it has […]

Android 4.1.1 reportedly rolling out for the Nexus S (i9023/i9020T)
If you’re an owner of a Nexus S device, it looks like Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is reportedly available for an OTA update and one user from Pakistan has reported to have received it and has updated already. The update itself is 114MB in size and should be bumping your phone’s firmware to build JRO03E. If you have yet to receive the notification, you will still be able to download […]

Nexus S CDMA to receive Ice Cream Sandwich update
Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich, looks set to roll out across more devices as promised, and we have just read about the confirmation of an Ice Cream Sandwich update coming our way for the CDMA Nexus S as well as the Nexus S 4G. The wait will not be as long as that of the Galaxy Note’s though, where just a couple of weeks will do. For […]

Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin is souped up Nexus S
Luxury smartphones are an extremely niche market, but that does not mean this is a dying market. I would assume that the number of gold-plated handsets which we have seen in the past do point to a viable channel of profit, but it is not going to be the bread and butter for most. Having said that, the Samsung Nexus S has been souped up thanks to the efforts of Mobiado. […]

Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich update suspended
While it was reported that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Nexus S started rolling out in certain parts of the world last week, it looks like the update is going to be delayed for the rest of us who haven’t received it yet. According to reports online, the Ice Cream Sandwich update has some serious issues – users have been reporting abnormal battery drain and high spikes of […]

Google branded SIM card spotted in Spain
Google started out as a search engine, but over the years they have managed to expand their list of services to include e-mail (Gmail), a smartphone platform which has quickly dominated the marketshare in terms of platforms (Android) and recently even attempted to launch their very own social network (Google+). With Google Voice being an alternative to your typical cellular calls, would it be a stretch of the imagination to […]

Google Wallet to launch later today?
Google Wallet is set to launch later today – at least according to the folks at Tech Crunch who managed to get their hands on a screenshot of an internal document that’s been passed around to stores nationwide. The document clearly states that “Google Wallet is launching September 19, 2011.” which is today. No word on whether there’s going to be an event in commemoration of the launch, or just […]

Man roots giant Nexus S display at Best Buy
Ever come across those giant Nexus S replicas at Best Buy and Best Buy mobile stores? Have you ever wondered what it would be like, or if it was even possible to root that giant display? Well as it turns out, a YouTube user who goes by the handle halfcab123, beat you to it.

Samsung Nexus S arrives at Best Buy
While the Samsung Nexus S isn’t the newest phone on the block, that doesn’t mean it is a slouch. No sir, it is still very capable, and if Google were to release a new operating system update, you can bet your bottom dollar that the Nexus S will be one of the first models to receive it. Having arrived at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores this coming […]

Google+ Android app has NFC functionality
Now as we all know, Google is a huge fan of NFC technology, having launched Google Wallet as well as making the Google Nexus S device NFC-enabled, so is it really a surprise that Google+ will support NFC too? Apparently not, as developer Ridzuan Ashim has found hidden NFC functionality within the Android Google+ app.

T-Mobile blocking 3G video calls over Gtalk on Nexus S
One of the key features of Google’s latest update for Gingerbread on the Nexus S was the ability to hold native video calls through the Gtalk client. Judging from the latest reports – only users who use the app over WiFi can take part in video calls. Apparently T-Mobile has decided to block all 3G video calls from happening, and has made it available only WiFi.You might be thinking to […]