Google To Sell Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S 4
Google today announced that it will start directly selling a special version of Samsung's Galaxy S 4 flagship phone that is unlocked and ships with stock Android 4.2, essentially expanding the Nexus family of "pure Google" devices. The device sports LTE compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile's networks. It is bootloader-unlocked and will receive Android updates before most other phones, like Nexus devices. It ships June 26th for $649.
Google Play Music to Be Default Music Player on All Samsung Devices
Google and Samsung today said starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music service on Samsung phones and tablets globally. Consumers who buy the S8 or S8+ will receive a free three-month trial of Google Play Music, which offers ad-free access to some 40 million tracks.
Samsung Intros Unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Samsung today said U.S. consumers can buy unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Google Reveals When Nexus Phones Will Cease Receiving Android Updates
Google revised its Nexus support page and provided more information on how long Nexus-branded phones will receive future software updates. Google says Nexus devices will get Android version updates (Lollipop, Marshmallow, etc.) for at least two years from when the device became available on the Google Store.
Google Shows Off Nexus 6 Smartphone, Nexus 9 Tablet
Google today announced Android 5.0 Lollipop and with it the first few devices to run the new operating system, the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. The Nexus 6 is a large-screened smartphone made by Motorola.
Not available for Verizon, of couse...
Specific Hardware Features?
The android geeks I've asked chant "stock is better," but other than timely updates and lack of 'bloatware', they can't give me any concrete answers as to why it's better. And when I suggest I may actually lose features -- they shrug, and get defensive. So does anyone know -- will the hardware advancements of the Galaxy S4 be utilized by the stock version offered by google?
FYI - reason I'm asking is -- I bought a new Samsung Galaxy S4 on the 1st and have 4 more days to decide if I want to return it and wait for the Google version t...
Missed the boat
Will Google Wallet Work???
If it is a Galaxy S4
I thought that many of the 'Galaxy' features were Samsung add ons?
It is very tempting....if it was $200 cheaper it would be more tempting...if it was $300 cheaper I would order it right now.
As to cost vs. previous Nexus phones pricing: Previous Nexus (Samsung Galaxy & LG) prices were subsidized by Google to get them in to circulation.
This new vanilla Android sounds great, even ...