Google to hold a event on September,29th to announce 2 Nexus Devices and Final Android 6.0 Marshmallow
[Firmware Download] First Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 LTE (SM-T235) official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update Rolling-out
List of Confirmed Google Nexus Devices that will receive Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA Update
[APK Download] Google Play Store 5.9.12 update is Rolling-out with Fingerprint Readers support, Uninstall Manager and Android 6.0 Ready
Some Photos leaked today of an unannounced HTC Android Device. However, The Device looks much like the Incredible 2, so it may be called the Incredible 3, This device has LTE-support and its heading to Verizon with ICS and Dual-core processor on board.
The device has a 1.2GHz Dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, an 8MP Camera and a VGA front one. It has an AMOLED display instead of the HTC traditional S-LCD, LTE Support, Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich and features the latest HTC Sense UI 4.0. We can Expect an Announcement for this device during the MWC.
Like every year, HTC and Verizon unveiled their newest DROID-branded smartphone today (Monday 7,May) and called it "DROID Incredible 4G LTE". The Device will launch in the coming weeks, the newest addition to the Incredible franchise features a 4-inch qHD Super LCD display, a 1.2GHz Dual-core Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera, Beats Audio and Sense 4 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The device is on Verizon's website and Priced $299.99 on contract.
Verizon has just announced that the previously unveiled HTC DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE will now be available from them exclusively starting this Thursday, July 5th.
The DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE will be sold for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and two-year contract on all Verizon's retailers and the online website too. Head to the link below to see the full specs of the Device.
Seems like HTC is workring on a powerful smartphone, This according to the the popular GLBenchmark tool website. HTC is palnning to launch it on the Verizon Network too. The unannounced smartphone has a model number "HTC6435", which seems to be a follow-up of the HTC Rezound "HTC6425".
This Could be the Next Rezound !
According to GLBenchmark, this New Unknown device HTC6435 is powered by a 1.5GHz processor, probably not the Snapdragon S4 that the One X boasts. Moreover, it has topped the S4 chipset with more than 120 FPS in the Egypt Offscreen and Pro 720p tests .
The tested device supposedly has a resolution of 1794×1080, which means it'll rock a 1080p display with room to spare for some onboard software buttons. And that is another first for HTC to support software buttons.
HTC DLX a New Android super-phone from HTC for Verizon Wireless. The DLX will pack a 5-inch 1080p display which is the same dispaly as the recent announced HTC J Butterfly, for japan.
The rest of the HTC DLX's known specifications include a Quad-core CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with 2GB of RAM, 8MP main camera and the full connectivity suite, headed to Verizon's 4G LTE Network.
Surely, HTC DLX will have Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+ out of the box.
Verizon DROID DNA by HTC is one of the Most anticipated device for Verizon customers. Today, we got the first front & back press photos of the device and the date of the unboxing event is November,19th at 12 noon eastern time, it will be presnted on a Google+ Hangout. To get an invite to the event, add Verizon Wireless to your circle on Google+.
DROID DNA packs a Monster 5-inch SLCD3 display with Full HD 1080p resolution, this makes the pixel density up in the sky reaching almost 440ppi makes it the best smartphone screen in the market yet. We'll see the display in action Next Tuesday. Stay tuned!
The HTC DROID DNA for Verizon is one of the best Smartphones in the U.S. currently with its 5" 1080p SLCD3 display. The problem is its released on Verizon only and probable locked to this carrier only... Turns out it's NOT!
Yes, Droid DNA comes uncloked, It seems that you can pop in any SIM card, enter the network settings if needed, and use it freely outside of Verizon 's Network too.
However, The phone doesn't support T-Mobile's 1700 MHz band. but works great on AT&T, check the video below for more info.
HTC has released the source code of its Verizon's monstrous phone DROID DNA on its developers website.
Naturally, the source code is based on Android 4.1, and should prove to be pretty useful for custom ROM developers. The code can be downloaded from HTC's own HTCDev site, which can be found as a source link below.
2013 will be the year of Android flagships with 5" 1080p screens, everyone manufacture will release a 5-inch flagship. HTC's phone is already out for US carrier Verizon it's called the DROID DNA and has already seen its first price cuts.
So dar, The best deal is from LetsTalk.com offering the Droid DNA for $120 if you sign a 2-year contract with Verizon starting from $80/month. The HTC DROID DNA is originally $200 from Verizon's site.
Verizon announced during its earnings call today that 15 million Android phones were activated and nearly 11 million iPhones were sold. This news comes after the largest wireless carrier in the United States activated a record of over 4 million iPhones in the fourth quarter.
Apparently these numbers were not too impressive as investors punished the company stock because costs associated with offering the iOS handset weighed heavily on Big Red earnings.
Verizon has released a list of devices that it says will be receiving the Android 4.0 update. As for the time frame each manufacturer has a say in when the Ice Cream Sandwich update will be rolled out for its devices with HTC models expected to receive Android 4.0 in the first half of this year while Motorola is planning a Q3 rollout of the latest Android build.
The Verizon's ICS Devices list:
- HTC ThunderBolt, HTC DROID Incredible 2,HTC Rhyme and HTC Rezound.
- Motorola devices included are the Motorola DROID BIONIC, Motorola DROID RAZR, Motorola DROID 4, Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, and the Motorola Xyboards 8.2/10.1.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7/10.1.
- LG Spectrum.
Verizon Wireless, the biggest 4G LTE Networks in the U.S. has already broken down its quarterly financials, and now the carrier announced it has sold 6.8 million smartphones during the Q3 2012.
Only 3.1 million of them were iPhones, and the majority of those iPhones were older models. Still, 21% were the iPhone 5 and that's a pretty good percentage given that the new iPhone only sold for just over a week in the third quarter. So, After doing the math... Verizon sold 3.7 Million Android smartphone this Quarter only.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is the latest HIT for Samsung, Its a phone and a Tablet in one device, According to Daryl Deino, Los Angeles Industry analyst, confirms that this device will certainly come to both Sprint and Verizon. He goes on to mention that it will possibly be named the Samsung Galaxy Journal.
There is also the fact that there is no CDMA version of the Galaxy Note. It is definitely not impossible to make one, though, and it has been done before. Verizon has mentioned that smartphones will only be released with 4G LTE connectivity from now on. If this rumor happens to be true, we might be able to rock the Galaxy Note on Verizon 4G LTE network.
With the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) hitting store shelves on April 22nd, Verizon is looking to sell-off some inventory of the original 7" Galaxy tab. Right now on Verizon website the Galaxy Tab 7.0 is available for $229.99 minus a $180 promotional discount making the device just $49.99 on a 2-year contract.
Just to remind you about its specs, The tab is powered by Android 2.2.1 Froyo and has a 7-inch 1024x600 display, 1GHz processor, 2GB memory, 16 GB microSD card, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
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The Samsung SCH-I200 "Jasper" for Verizon, has been leaked with a press photo too.
The upcoming device was leaked via Twitter, and will feature Android 4.0 ICS out of box, alongside a dual-core Snapdragon 1.5GHz MSM8960 processor and WVGA screen. As you can see from the back panel, the smartphone will run on Verizon's 4G LTE network and will not have an LED flash for its rear-facing camera.
Despite the rumors, the upcoming Verizon DROID RAZR HD won't feature extended battery capacity like the RAZR MAXX (which have a 3300mAh), but it will pack a 2530mAh battery running Android 4.0.4 ICS which is the latest build of the Ice Cream Sandwich, The Jelly Bean 4.1 update for the Droid RAZR HD is rumored to be in Early 2013.
Either way, the RAZR HD is quite the looker, with a full Kevlar back panel and 4.6" HD display. Inside, you'll find a Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 chipset, sporting a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and while we don't know how much internal storage the RAZR HD will have, it is set to feature a microSD card slot.
The DROID RAZR MAXX is obviously selling like hot cupcakes these days with Verizon Wireless at one point listing the popular devices as out of stock.
However, the carrier and Motorola must have been working round the clock to fix this "injustice" and now the DROID RAZR MAXX is back with a small label that says "Will ship by 2/9." That is two days from now, so if you want the thicker version of the RAZR, you may still be able to get it by weekend or, worse case scenario, on Monday.
The Motorola DROID 2 is in the uncomfortable position of being in between the game changing Motorola DROID and the solid, underrated Motorola DROID 3. As the sequel to a model that merely started Androidmania, the Motorola DROID 2 had a lot to live up to.
If you own one, you should find an OTA update (v4.5.621) that will install some bug fixes, and comes in at 14MB. Some of the bugs being fixed includes one that turns on the phone without any interaction from the user and one that replicates thumbnails in message threads. After the update, users of the Motorola DROID 2 will be able to save purchased ringtones and use them.
- Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
- A Google Security Patch has been added to improve security level.
- Fixed issue where the device may power ON without user interaction.
- Adjusted camera settings will be saved, even after the device is powered down.
- Resolved possible device resets while playing music.
- Reduced Out of Memory errors.
Email, Messaging & Data
- Improved ability to access and receive Gmail messages when the
- Mobile Hotspot is turned on.
- Addressed error that replicated thumbnails in message threads.
Applications & Widgets
- WAV files can be played from Visual Voice Mail.
- Purchased ringtones are now able to be downloaded, saved and used where appropriate.
Verizon will be launching the eagerly awaited Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD on October 18th. The former will come with 16GB of native storage and can be purchased in black or white for $199.99 with a signed two-year contract. The 32GB Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available in Henry Ford's favorite color (black) and will run you $299.99 on 2-years contract.
Outside of that tremendous battery life on the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD, which allows you 32 hours of talk time, and the slightly larger girth on that model, the two phones share the same specs.
Verizon has officially confirmed it will be offering an LTE version of Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet, the Super AMOLED Plus slate first unveiled back at IFA 2011. Running a 1.4GHz dual-core processor that drives a 1280 x 800 display and Android 3.2 with Samsung TouchWiz modifications, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE is just 7.9mm thick.
Along with LTE there is also WiFI b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS, along with a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. The main cam can shoot 720p HD video, too. A mobile hotspot app can be used to share the 4G LTE connection with up to 10 WiFi devices or a 3G connection with up to five.
There have been talks for SMS/MMS service to the emergency 911 number for quite some time but Verizon is the first to actually do something about it.
A few days ago Verizon announced it is working closely with TeleCommunication Systems to provide SMS support for 911. According to Verizon everyone with a phone that can send SMS and a plan that supports text will be able to use the new service.
Verizon Communications Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdams sat down with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss football and entertainment the other day at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Both talked about increasing the technology available to those attending a game, and since McAdams no longer is in charge of just wireless, the talk also covered the ways that those watching at home over cable could enjoy more interactive options.
But the highlight of the discussion was when McAdams revealed that Big Red is seeking to broadcast the Super Bowl to Verizon connected handsets over its 4G LTE network. Last year, Verizon streamed the game to its customers through the NFL Mobile app, but a broadcast would offer a more stable view of the game and would eliminate the buffering that takes away from the experience. McAdams said that a broadcast of the Super Bowl could take place as soon as the 2014 game.
The 2014 Super Bowl will be held at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey Next year.
Photos the Verizon's version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II has just been leaked, Reports suggest that the Note II is coming this month along with the iPhone 5 to Verizon.
About the other carriers, Samsung GALAXY Note II will be available on AT&T staring from 21,September which is also the same date Apple will launch its own iPhone 5 device.
All the US carriers put their logo on the backs of the smartphones they offer. However, Verizon has just reached a new level of tackiness and put its logo on the home button of the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the carrier's latest Android flagship device.
The device is currently available for pre-order for $300 with a 2-years contract and can be ordered in black or white flavors. However, the extra color choice Verizon is offering would likely be enough to make up for the extra branding both on the front and the back.
If you already own a Verizon's GALAXY Note II and enjoying the Multi-window feature, you may Notice that two Apps are not presented on the Multi-window mode, which are Gmail and YouTube.
Luckily, Samsung USA has confirmed that there will be an update (Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean) coming soon to add support for the Gmail and YouTube apps in the Multi-window mode for the Verizon's Galaxy Note II variant of the handset.
@root_dir That feature will be available soon, please stay tuned for updates! Thanks. ^EP— Samsung Support USA (@SamsungSupport) November 30, 2012
Keeping your smartphone constantly connected to an LTE network can quickly drain the juice from your battery. After some users complained to Samsung, Now the Korean company is offering free i515 Battery Bundle Kit to anyone purchasing the Verizon Galaxy Nexus along with a two-year contract for $299.
Samsung official statement:
"The Samsung i515 Lithium Ion Extended Battery Cover is engineered to offer additional protection for your extended lithium ion battery. This Extended Battery Cover is to be used with the 2100 mAh extended battery included."
If you hate waiting (we all do!) for the 4.0.4 OTA update and you want to get the Verizon official Update Manually, Here is the Instructions and links you Need if you have Rooted or Non-Rooted Galaxy Nexus (Verizon's customers only).
Instructions [Non-Rooted users]:
2. Use the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit from XDA to flash a temporary custom recovery.
3. After doing that, you can flash the file and update. Upon rebooting, you will have stock recovery back.
4. So it seems like you are "rooting" but you aren't. After updating, you will be back to fully stock.
5. Links you Need: Instructions | Toolkit
Instructions [Rooted users]:
3. You also have to be running the stock radios ek02 and ek05 (found here).
4. Download the update file to your internal storage.
5. Rename to update.zip if you'd like.
6. Reboot into recovery and make a backup just to be safe.
7. Select "install zip from sdcard" and then "choose" and find the file.
8. Apply it and reboot.
Verizon's Q2,2012 results are out today, US largest carrier sold more Android devices than iPhones from April to June 2012. Android device sales stood at 2.9 million, while iPhone sales dropped to 2.5 million. Best selling Smartphone in that period was the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.
While last quarter, more than half of the smartphones Verizon sold to customers were iPhones, now the numbers have switched places and Android took the lead. In the first quarter of 2012, Verizon sold 3.2 million iPhones, and now that number has dropped by half a million.
Just a week ago, Verizon's Galaxy Nexus price was dropped to $99.99 on 2-year contract. This week, Verizon has an even better deal.
Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus is now FREE on a 2-year contract until August 25th, the Galaxy Nexus was the first phone officially updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and packs quite a punch with its dual-core processor, LTE connectivity and gorgeous 4.65-inch screen.
If you have a Verizon Galaxy Nexus, your Update must pass through Verizon first for testing before releasing it OTA. So you are know waiting for the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update.
We expect to see the Verizon Galaxy Nexus getting the Official Jelly Bean update probably by early October, and certainly no later than the end of the year. That's mostly an educated guess, but it helps that a test build of the Jelly Bean update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus leaked out today. And, for those of you that are rooted and comfortable with ClockworkMod Recovery, you can flash it right now.
A leaked memo meant for Best Buy eyes only reveals that some Samsung GALAXY Nexus users on the Verizon network have been having problems keeping a 4G LTE connection for more than 15 minutes.
Owners of affected units have been returning their devices and in some cases, receiving another one with the same issue. One Verizon customer went through six replacement phones before finding one that worked. The version that is affected by the bug appears to be I515.
Walmart is offering Verizon's Galaxy Nexus at the heavily discounted price of only $0.97. There is no official confirmation about the deal yet, as the only evidence we have about it is a photo taken by a Reddit user.
If indeed true, keep in mind that the deal is only valid for Walmart's retail stores, and not online.
Verizon has finally released the long-waited Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Update for the Samsung GALAXY S3 I535 users. The Update is Available Over-The-Air (OTA) connect your phone to a WiFi network and you'll get a Notification for a sysytem Update.
After the update procedure is done, your Galaxy S III will be running on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and the latest TouchWiz UI on top of it. If you want to learn about every new feature coming with the update just head over to our review.
Meanwhile, Galaxy S III users in Poland and Korea has already got the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Update with Premium Suite features from Samsung.
Mr.Fran Shammo, Verizon's CFO, have tipped a 4th Quarter on 2012 release of the Apple iPhone 5. During the carrier's conference call made last week to report its latest quarterly earnings, Shammo said that a "big smartphone" was coming to Verizon in the fourth quarter.
Apple's iPhone 5 already reached the production status after passing all the engineering and quality tests.
While the International Version of the Samsung GALAXY S III packing an Exynos Quad-core CPU chip, latest Information from Samsung confirm that Verizon's version of the GALAXY S III will pack a dual-core Snapdragon S4 which is a powerful processor too and it will Support LTE High-speed connectivity.
This is further confirmed by early NenaMark2 benchmarks, which show a Galaxy S III (SCH-I535) with a 1.5GHz dual-core S4. Yes, this is the same chipset found in the HTC One X. The reason for this exchange of hardware is the LTE support, which the Exynos 4 Quad chipset doesn't offer.
However, the benchmark shows something interesting. The Adreno 225 GPU in the Snapdragon S4 beats the Mali-400MP in the Exynos Quad by a couple of frames due to the pre-release software and some inconsistency in the NenaMark2 benchmark.
Great News for US, We got a Confirmation yesterday that the U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III will be heading to Verizon carrier. Today we got the photos of the actual device and the specs too.
As you can see the device is the same design as the Intonation version of the Galaxy S III, It pack the Verizon's 4G LTE logo in the back instead of the front, which is better to most people.
According to Samsung, the U.S. Galaxy S III has a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 and a 2GB RAM and other Specs are the same as the International GALAXY S III, The Verizon's device will be launching During this Month (June). Verizon website already got a page for the Galaxy S III HERE but it's not ready yet.
Verizon's customers who really cannot wait another moment to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S III, They have to wait a little bit longer as the shipping date has been delayed by one day from the original day.
The "ship by" date, which had previously been set for July 9th, has now been changed to July 10th on Verizon's website.
Samsung Galaxy S III is Launching soon in the US in all 5 carriers, starting from 18,June. The US version of the Galaxy S III will have LTE-Support and each carrier will get its own version/model of the Galaxy S III. We gathered them all in this Page to look-up your carrier's version.
AT&T will get the Samsung Galaxy S III with a Model code I-747, Launching on 18,June before most of the Us carriers. This date may get delayed because of Apple's ban request of the Galaxy S III in the US court.
T-Mobile will get the Samsung Galaxy S III with a Model code T-999, Launching on 21,June. This date may get delayed because of Apple's ban request of the Galaxy S III in the US court.
Verizon will also get the Samsung Galaxy S III with a Model code I-535, Launching on 21,June too but shipping will start on 11,July. This date may get delayed because of Apple's ban request of the Galaxy S III in the US court.
Sprint will get the Samsung Galaxy S III in both colors, Launching on 21,June. Priced at $200 for 16GB and $250 for the 32GB in a 2-years contract
US Cellular is offering both the Marble White and Pebble Blue colors, although the 32GB model only will come in White and will start shipping on early July. Prices in the Photo Above.
The Galaxy S III will still be available in white or blue for $199 or $249 depending on storage choice.
Luckily for them, the folks over at Samsung Updates have posted the factory firmware image for the device, so you can easily get back to stock in the event your experiments don't go as planned.
Those Verizon customers who had the foresight to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S III have to be thankful that they had followed their inner voice. The Samsung Galaxy S III has started to arrive at the front door of those who pre-ordered the sizzling hot phone.
Less thankful are those Big Red customers who were looking to buy the handset as soon as they were available in Verizon stores. Originally, the phone was supposed to be available at Verizon locations on July 9th. That was pushed back a day at a time until a leaked ad from a retailer pointed to July 12th as the launch date for the S3 device.
The Galaxy S III Developer Edition is now official and can be spotted on Samsung's website. According to the website, it seems that this model will only be sold in the Pebble Blue variant.
The main feature of this device is that it will feature a user unlockable bootloader and will be sold without a contract for $599.The reason this model is necessary because unlike the Galaxy S III sold on other carriers in the US, the Verizon version ships with a locked bootloader.
The Developer Edition will only be sold through Samsung's website and not through Verizon. No release date is available at the moment.
Verizon's is getting the Samsung Galaxy S III wireless charging Kit, leaked photos from Verizon's retailer confirm that. it is clearly not the official one, which the Korean company presented earlier this year that will be delayed until September.
This is a Verizon-branded charging station that should work with most phones that support wireless charging.
The Galaxy S III back cover that needs to be purchased as well, however, it is a genuine, Samsung-made product.
Good News for S3 users in the U.S., Verizon will be sending out its first software update for the Galaxy S III 4G, though it's more of a incremental update. It is still ICS, but will bring you to version I535VRALG7. You may have either the "F2" or "G1" version on your phone, the only difference being that the "G1" removed some of the Google Search capability.
The main fix in the I535VRALG7 update is that it will resolve the "No SIM" error message that some people have been receiving, despite them changing out their SIM for a new one. Other benefits include improved stability and connectivity with Back Up Assistant, support for viewing the Guided Tour video's over the cellular network, improved data connectivity when using SBeam, and NFC tagging issues resolved.
The Update is relatively small, Only 30.7MB and it will be rolling-out very soon.
Verizon is Now pushing-out the first Galaxy S III software Update. The Update code named "G7" and its size is 30.9 MB, so it doesn't take too long if you are connected to 4G LTE or Wi-Fi.
After it is downloaded, it will ask you to accept the terms and that the phone will restart and can't make any calls during the process. The actual update takes about 5 minutes, and the phone will reboot once finished.
The main fix in the I535VRALG7 firmware is that it will resolve the "No SIM" error message that some people have been receiving, despite them changing out their SIM for a new one. Other benefits include improved stability and connectivity with Back Up Assistant, support for viewing the Guided Tour video's over the cellular network, improved data connectivity when using SBeam, and NFC tagging issues resolved.
After Samsung announced New GALAXY S III colors last Month, It came to our attention that it was only for the International version of the S III, But now it appears that Verizon will be receiving the "Sapphire Black" and the "Amber brown" colors very SOON according to an Adv. banner on their website. All there is at the present time is an email sign-up form to be notified when the two new colors will be made available.
Verizon's sapphire black and amber brown GALAXY S III will come in the same 16GB and 32GB sizes that the current marble white and pebble blue models come in, and will also carry the same price tag of $199.99 and $249.99 with a 2-year contract.
Last week, we reported that Verizon website will launch two New Galaxy S III colors, The Sapphire black and Amber brown, and these colors are online exclusive for Verizon.
Good News, Both colors are now available for purchase from Verizon website. But as it turns out, only the 16GB model of the Samsung Galaxy S III is being offered in the two additional color options, which means if you want the 32GB model, you're still limited to just the marble white and pebble blue colors. Price for th 16GB as you can see is $199.99 on contract.
Finally, the long-waited Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update is Rolling-out Now to Verizon GALAXY S III GT-I535 users. THe Update is available Over-The-Air (OTA) for all Verizon's Wireless branded S3 handsets.
The software upgrade version code is "JRO03L.I535VRBLK3" and weight 62MB in size and upgrades the Galaxy S III to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean build number JRO03L. Users should expect a number of new features, the most noteworthy of which include better voice search capability through Google Now, a revised notification panel, re-sizable widgets, and improved camera software. There's also a treat for global travelers.
Stay tuned for the Premium Suite Upgrade with Android 4.1.2!
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S III is less than a month away from launching, Verizon's cut the price of the first Ice Cream Sandwich device GALAXY Nexus by $50 from its current $199.99 contract price.
Verizon's brings the price tag on the phone down to $149.99 or a tad less than half of the original price. The discount is available online only.
Good News for Android users, Verizon will be offering carrier billing for the purchase of Google Play content, be it games, apps, music, or whatever you want from the store. The announcement came in the form of a tweet stating that the feature will be rolling-out in the up coming weeks.
Verizon is actually the last major U.S. carrier to enable carrier billing for its customers who wish to buy stuff from Google Play without using a credit card. AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have been offering the feature for months, allowing their users to add charges for apps, games, or media straight to their monthly bill.
As the feature will go live in just a few weeks, it won't be long until Verizon gives us all the specifics.