Ubuntu touch developer preview coming to Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus on February 21st

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Ubuntu touch developer preview coming to Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus on February 21st

Ubuntu touch developer preview coming to Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus on February 21st

At CES, we showed you a demo of Ubuntu for smartphones running on a Galaxy Nexus, and it now appears that intrepid developers will be able to obtain their own build as of next Thursday, February 21st.

While the finished product will run on its own hardware, these early developer builds for touch devices are designed for Android devices, specifically the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus. Developers will be able to download and flash the software to these phones to aid in the creation of apps using the preview SDK.

The SDK, which is built atop of the latest Qt framework, comes with tutorials and design guidelines to ensure developers create beautiful, functional apps. As for casual users, it looks like there won’t be much to the installation process, though it will be a little more involved than flashing a custom Android ROM.

We’ll do our best to get a hands-on with the new mobile operating system as soon as possible, but in the meantime check out our preview from CES after the break.

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Sprint Shares the Gift of “Unlimited” for the Holiday Shopping Season

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Sprint Holiday Shopping

Sprint, a Truly Unlimited data carrier for smartphones, is brightening up the holiday season by giving the gift of Unlimited and offering big savings on some of its hottest Android devices. Sprint’s holiday promotions are sure to put an ease on this year’s tight holiday budgets with significant price drops on the popular Samsung Galaxy family of devices.

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Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus Get Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, Update

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Nexus S 4G, Galaxy Nexus, Android 4.1

Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus are the first two Android smartphones from Sprint to receive Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. The over-the-air update is being rolled out to customers now. Android 4.1 makes everything smoother, faster and more fluid. For example, notifications are now more dynamic: if you’re late for a meeting or missed a call, you can email or call directly from notifications. The keyboard is smarter and more accurate, and can predict your next word. And voice typing is faster, working even when you don’t have a data connection. When your Nexus S 4G or Galaxy Nexus is eligible for the update, it will automatically download. Once the download is complete, you will be prompted to install the update. Installation will take a few minutes, and your device will be disabled during the installation process. It will be ready to use when the process is complete.

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MAP Leak Shows Verizon Getting Competitive On Galaxy Nexus Price

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MAP Leak Shows Verizon Getting Competitive On Galaxy Nexus Price

MAP Leak Shows Verizon Getting Competitive On Galaxy Nexus Price

Earlier this week, Sprint formally announced the launch plans for its Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which so far has only been available to US smartphone users at a subsidized price from Verizon. Verizon’s been selling that model at a premium $300 on-contract, so the news that Sprint’s version of the phone, with the same 32GB of storage, would be available for a hundred dollars less seemed like a good way to steal a few sales from Verizon. Sprint may not end up getting that break after all, as a newly-leaked Verizon MAP list shows an upcoming price break for the Galaxy Nexus.

Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus goes up for sale this Sunday, April 22. According to this leak, one day later, on April 23, Verizon will reduce pricing on its GNex down to match Sprint’s $200 on-contract tag.

Considering that Sprint is launching the phone with its LTE network still not in operation, this sounds like bad news for the carrier. We could see customers rationalizing the delay in 4G service by thinking about what they were saving on the phone by going with Sprint, but without that incentive, the argument for Sprint’s version becomes harder to make. Sure, you get official Google Wallet support, and there’s Sprint unlimited data, but we have a feeling that many potential customers just aren’t going to be able to see past the 4G issue for now.

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