The newest member of Google’s Nexus family of smartphones — the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung — has finally arrived on Verizon with 4G LTE. While Julie will be posting a full, in-depth review here soon, these are my impressions after spending a day with this latest incarnation of Android.
When Motorola burst onto the Android scene with the original Droid (a.k.a. Milestone), the company quickly ramped up to one of the more noteworthy smartphone makers. Then, over the course of a couple of years, their reputation dropped as their phones became less and less innovative, and less and less competitive against the likes of
Just about a month ago, Samsung announced that its Galaxy S II family of Android phones had surpassed 10 million sales globally, a blockbuster number by any metric. In the US, Sprint is the exclusive carrier for the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. The Galaxy S II Epic, as its name suggests, is bigger than
Way, way back in early January at CES 2011, Motorola’s booth largely stole the show by featuring three massively exciting new products. While the DROID Bionic, a powerful Android smartphone headed for Verizon (hence the “DROID” moniker), was one of those products, it was largely overshadowed by the Atrix (an Android smartphone for AT&T that
A lot of smartphone users I know have young children like I do. While every kid is unique, one consistent theme is that the little buggers are constantly asking to play a game or watch a movie or something. And sometimes, that’s OK, such as when their only alternative activity is shrieking in a restaurant,
About 3 weeks ago, a box from Sprint arrived. Inside the box was a kitten. No, sorry…actually it was this nifty 7″ Android tablet from HTC, the EVO View 4G. After using it almost daily, and discussing it with everybody I could corner, I’m still somewhat conflicted about whether or not I’d buy one.
I’ve spent the last month using Sprint’s Nexus S 4G Android smartphone from Samsung. As there has already been a lot written about the Nexus S 4G, this mini-review will be limited to my personal opinions about the device. The Nexus S is, summarily, a “pure Google” or “pure Android” phone, as there’s absolutely zero
The HTC Arrive is the second landscape QWERTY slider to run Windows Phone 7 (the first was the LG Quantum), but HTC’s first try at this combination of form-factor and OS. It’s also the first CDMA Windows Phone 7 device, so this phone has a lot of “firsts” going for it.
In mid-June of 2009, Palm sent me a Pre, its first webOS-powered smartphone, to try out as a “Real Reviewer.” That program, I was told, was launched to get the Palm Pre into the hands of a few people Palm could count on to use it daily for an extended period (about six months, to