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Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard brings built-in themeing

Author:Jerry Hildenbrandandroidcentral.com

Keyboard themes

Thanks to the talent and hard work of our very own AC Developer Beezy, we’ve been playing withIce Cream Sandwich on the Nexus S for a while now.  One of the cool things that caught our eye recently was the native themeing of the stock Android keyboard.  Built into ICS is a keyboard theme engine …

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Verizon Holiday Roadmap Leaked, Samsung Galaxy Nexus Shows Up Just After Black Friday

Author:androidpolice.com

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After the Galaxy Nexus announcement, there was one question still rolling around unanswered:when is it going to be released? While that question has been answered for our brothers and…

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Breaksclusive: Samsung Galaxy Nexus render with a 4G symbol found lurking on Samsung’s site

Author:Phil Nickinsonandroidcentral.com

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Hey, guess what. If you’ve been trolling around the Android Central Forums for the past day or so — hey, it’s Halloween weekend, but it’s still the place to be — you no doubt know by now that there’s been a Samsung SCH-i515 — you know…

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Ringtones,Alarms,Notifications available for download!

P3droid has extracted the audio files from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The Download Instruction include:

  1. Extract the zip file (it should be automatically renamed “audio.” If not, rename the folder “audio.”)
  2. Place the “audio” folder in the “media” folder found on your device’s SD card. If there is no “media” file then create one.
  3. Choose ringtones and notifications from your device’s settings and the new Ice Cream Sandwich sounds should show up under their respective names.
  4. Enjoy!

You can download the zip file here.

[Source:Phandroid]

Your smartphone can now be a gaming console,thanks to added support to USB game pads and HDMI in Android 4.0

Android Honeycomb was the first Android OS to support USB hosting on a tablet.Google Frame work engineer Romain Guy confirmed on twitter that Ice Cream Sandwich would support USB gamepads and HDMI.This means that you can literally turn your phone into a Gaming console by connecting it to a TV and playing games with a game pad.

[Via:Engadget,Phandroid]

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Verizon confirms that the Galaxy Nexus is coming to their network

Verizon Wireless has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be coming to its network later this year.There is no word on how much the Galaxy Nexus is going to cost.

Verizon Press Release:

VERIZON WIRELESS INTRODUCES THE GALAXY NEXUS BY SAMSUNG

Features the Latest Version of Android and America’s Fastest and Most Reliable 4G Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless today announced that the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, the world’s first smartphone running on Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to Verizon Wireless. The Galaxy Nexus will be available later this year in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online atwww.verizonwireless.com.

Ice Cream Sandwich brings a redesigned user interface with enhanced multitasking, notifications, full Web browsing experience and more. Customers will also be able to enjoy the innovative new features that Ice Cream Sandwich offers, such as Face Unlock which uses facial recognition to unlock the Galaxy Nexus. Customers can take advantage of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to access more than 300,000 apps and games from Android Market™ or rent movies and stream them instantly on the 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED™ display.

Additional features:

· 4G LTE – customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE mobile broadband coverage areas

· Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

· First smartphone to feature a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED™ display (1280 x 720)

· 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM

· 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, zero shutter lag and 1080p full HD video capture

· 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting

· Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled

· Android Beam allows customers to quickly share Web pages, apps and YouTube™ videos with friends by simply tapping compatible phones together

· Support for Google™ mobile services – Android Market, Gmail™, Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps, Google Earth™, Movie Studio, YouTube™, syncing with Google Calendar™ and a redesigned Google+ app

Customers that purchase the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung smartphone will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go towww.verizonwireless.com.