Google Releases Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to AOSP
Google today made Android 4.1 Jelly Bean available in its entirety to the Android Open Source Project. The move is meant to provide developers with a working image of the platform for use with devices other than Nexus-branded smartphones and tablets. Additionally, Google released proprietary binaries for the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus, and those for the Nexus S and Xoom will follow soon. The name of the tagged release is android-4.1.1_r1, and the name of the development branch is jb-dev.
Review: Samsung Nexus S
The Samsung Nexus S offers a pure Google experience on a slick Android phone. There's no carrier apps, no interface tweaks, but is there enough to satisfy buyers?
Hands-On: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
The latest version of Android offers a lot of performance upgrades and some new whiz-bang features. Phone Scoop takes it for a spin on the Galaxy Nexus.
Swype and Sprint Giving Nexus S Owners an Exclusive
Aug 16, 2011
Swype and Sprint today announced that owners of the Samsung Nexus S will be the first to have access to a new version of Swype's Android keyboard starting today. In addition to a newly revised version of the Swype keyboard, the update includes a custom skin, tap correction, horizontal word choice list, personal dictionary management, and shortcut gestures to perform actions such as select all, or launch Google Maps or Twitter.
Google Pauses Android 4.0 Roll-Out
Dec 20, 2011
Google today indicated that it has paused the distribution of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Samsung Nexus S. In a statement, Google spokesperson Paul Wilcox said, "If you received an update notification a little while ago but the update isn't currently available for your phone, this is likely the result of Google pausing the update in your area while we monitor feedback.
Netflix: Now Playing On Android
May 12, 2011
Netflix today released its streaming video app for select Android phones via the Android Market. The app is only available for a handful of phones that meet strict hardware requirements, including the HTC Incredible, Nexus One, EVO 4G, G2, and Samsung Nexus S.
Samsung Nexus S
4" display 480 x 800 pixels
Samsung Hummingbird Cortex A8 processor
1,500 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC