Galaxy Nexus

Google Nexus smartphones vulnerable to SMS attack

Google Nexus 5

The last three generations of Google Nexus smartphones are reportedly vulnerable to a mass SMS attack. According to PC World, it can cause a Nexus smartphone to typcially reboot or fail to connect to the mobile Internet service. The issue was discovered by Dutch IT services company Levi9’s Bogdan Alecu and affects the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. […]

Texas Instruments chipset to blame for Galaxy Nexus not getting Android 4.4?

Google Android 4.4 KitKat

When Google yesterday announced its Android 4.4 upgrade plans, one device surprisingly did not make the cut: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Google explained that the device fell outside of its “18-month update window when Google and others traditionally update devices” and would remain on its current version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. There appears to be another reason for Google’s […]

Google begins pushing out Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1.2 update

Since releasing Android 4.1.2 last week, Google has begun to release Android 4.1.2 factory images. The first was for the Google Nexus 7 and it was quickly followed by additional ones for some of the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S smartphones. Now attention has turned to device updates. The rollout for the Nexus 7 kicked off last week (although there […]

Canadian Galaxy Nexus owners start receiving Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Good news for Canadian Galaxy Nexus owners who have patiently been waiting for their Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean upgrades. After last week’s minor update to Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich, users are finally starting to report that they are getting Jelly Bean upgrade notifications. So far, I’ve heard about confirmations from both Fido and TELUS. To check for your upgrade, […]

Canadian Galaxy Nexus gets Android update – Just not Android 4.1

While most Galaxy Nexus owners have already received Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrades, Canadian owners of the device have been stuck on version 4.0.1. That looked like it might change today when many received update notifications (including ours). Unfortunately, the update is only taking them all the way from Android 4.0.1 to 4.0.2. The Canadian version of the Galaxy Nexus […]

Google begins updating Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ devices to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google last night announced that it has begun to push Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ devices. Users should see an update prompt within the “next few days.” The push is currently limited to the HSPA+ devices but will be expanded to all Galaxy Nexus devices in the future (as well as the Google Nexus S and Motorola […]

Galaxy Nexus U.S. ban temporarily suspended by Court of Appeals (Updated)

The ink is barely dry on the U.S. ban and failed Samsung appeal on sales of the Galaxy Nexus that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed to suspend the ban while it reviews Apple’s arguments. Samsung’s victory may not last very long though. The stay on the ban will only be in effect until Apple responds. […]