Tomorrow’s Android 4 Events with NFC, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid Razr
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 17th, 2011 at 11:49 PM Filed Under Events, Latest News
Tomorrow’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich Events with NFC sprinkles, a touch of Samsung Galaxy Nexus and a generous portion of Motorola Droid Razr – ready for your fill?
It seems as if we have been waiting forever for the Ice Cream Sandwich event. It was at Google IO in May of this year that the search engine giant started tormenting us with the sweet, sweet promises of Ice Cream Sandwich loaded with near field communication sprinkles. Since that date a lot has changed. NFC as an industry has changed, with new sticks in the mud like Isis and new potentials like Light Squared actually starting to get it together. Nokia has ruled supremely when it comes to NFC support and BlackBerry has limped into second place with NFC phones that can only read a few NFC tags. We have seen the iPhone launch with no near field communication support whatsoever and recently seen Apple sell 4 million devices in the first weekend. It’s a crazy world and progress always comes hard and slow.
Are you sugared up for the Motorola Droid Razr on Verizon with LTE & NFC event?
Speaking of progress, there are two events happening tomorrow that may shift everything into a new gear or at least highlight the failings in the current system. Tomorrow, the newly acquired Motorola is holding an event where we expect them to unveil the Motorola Droid Razr on Verizon. Verizon hasn’t fully supported any NFC phone as yet, and if what we heard about Google Wallet on the Samsung Nexus Prime is anything to go by, they may not support it or limit NFC uses again.
Rumors suggest the Motorola Droid Razr is coming to rock on LTE and the odd launch of NFC headsets on Friday raise suspicions of an NFC Motorola Droid Razr. That party kicks off at 12.00 noon in New York, New York – so good they named it twice. Our fingers are crossed for a fully equipped NFC totting Android 4 monster. However, we’ll accept an NFC touting Gingerbread monster as many suspect we will see.
Sweet enough for the main Ice Cream Sandwich event featuring a bananas foster and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus?
Think of Motorola as the warm up act for the main event, because at 9.30pm EST, 6.30pm PST and 9.30am the next day in Hong Kong we are expecting the mighty, the one, the only, Samsung Galaxy Nexus to enter the Ice Cream Sandwich ring with an as yet unspecified weight and oodles of NFC goodness. This is the event many of us have been waiting for. Like the cruel overlord Google is they cancelled the first showing of this device, which was due to happen last Tuesday and now for real, for truth and not to be put off, we are going to officially meet in the plastic and silicon, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which is going to be a pure Google experience with NFC.
Google Wallet may not make it if it is announced on Verizon, but you will still have NFC and LTE, and that my friends, is hardcore. We would have put an expletive in that last sentence, but you know, kids could be reading. They do that these days. But the thing about the Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung Galaxy Nexus event is that you can come to. Yep, Samsung and Google have chastised some people who owe them favors on YouTube and are broadcasting live from the event. It may not have the finesse of an Apple broadcast but neither will you be waiting 8-10 hours for it. So, are you up for it? Are you coming along to see what we have winging our way to an MNO near you? If you are, here is the link.
NFC enabled Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Motorola Droid Razr?
So, whether your penchant is for an NFC enabled Motorola Droid Razr or you have your eyes fixed on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which will rock NFC (by the way think how great its is going to feel opening your front door with that Yale $200 NFC lock), tomorrow is the day and we will cover every single feature as long as near field communication, or NFC as we like to call it because it’s easier to type and we are lazy.
All we want to know from you is what hits the sweet spot? Is it the Motorola Droid Razr, which may or may not have NFC, but that comes with a heritage of phones that are now legends? Or is it the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the sweetness known to us techies as the Android Ice Cream Sandwich effect that we know will ooze NFC greatness?