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.
Kodak Ektra Improves Camera and Lowers Price As It Makes US Debut
Eastman Kodak and Bullitt Group this week launched the Ektra smartphone in the U.S. The handset was first announced in October 2016.
T-Mobile Rolls Out Buy-One, Get-One Galaxy S8 Deal
T-Mobile today introduced a buy-one, get-one promotion for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Customers who add a line and finance both phones on an equipment installment plan will receive a gift card for the value of the second phone.
Samsung Says Unlocked Galaxy S8, S8+ Go On Sale May 31
Samsung today said unlocked versions of its flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones will be available online later this month. People interested in the unlocked phones can pre-order them from BestBuy.com and Samsung.com beginning today.
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.
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 ...