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Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 6:28 PM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung confirms Verizon as US carrier for Galaxy Nexus then retracts Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the most indecisive device we have ever come across. First it was being announced in New York, then that was canceled. It was eventually announced last night in Hong Kong. Then on Facebook today Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy Nexus [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 2:01 PM Filed Under Featured, Latest News, Soap Box
Galaxy Nexus NFC phone so much said, yet so many questions left unanswered
As we are sure you are aware, last night the Samsung Galaxy Nexus NFC phone and Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) were unveiled and announced to the world. We learned a lot about the Android Beam, Face Unlock and features of the Galaxy Nexus but there were a lot of questions that people are eager to know about left unanswered. Let’s start with our favorite subject – NFC on the Galaxy Nexus.
Unanswered NFC questions about the Galaxy Nexus which is an NFC phone
First thing’s first, we didn’t find out whether the phone will ship with NFC turned on for all mobile network operators. We know that many have been blocking NFC because they fear the extra data that will be used by consumers. We exclusively learned that the reason that AT&T had the NFC turned of in the Samsung Galaxy S II was for this very reason. Will the Galaxy Nexus meet the same fate?
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 11:21 AM Filed Under Latest News
Google confirms Nexus S will get NFC lovin Ice Cream Sandwich
Google has confirmed that the Nexus S will soon get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade with the Android Beam NFC features. The team over at Engadget spoke to Gabe Cohen at Google who confirmed that most Gingerbread devices will get the update. So, great news – Ice Cream Sandwich will bring a whole new set of features to the Android faithful on a whole host of devices.
Matias Duarte said, “Currently in the process for releasing Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S. Theoretically should work for any 2.3 device.”
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 10:18 AM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung Galaxy Nexus NFC phone & Ice Cream Sandwich launch event (Video) Just in case you missed the ICS event last night where the Samsung Galaxy Nexus NFC phone was announced along with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), we thought we would post the video. The video features the specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 1:28 AM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung Galaxy Nexus coming to Three UK with NFC onboard Three wasted no time in releasing its announcement stating that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would be heading its way for Three UK consumers. Although the UK MNO didn’t give any dates, you now know where you will see the Samsung Galaxy Nexus cropping up in Blighty. [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 19th, 2011 at 1:22 AM Filed Under Galleries, Latest News, Press Release, Videos
Samsung Galaxy Nexus NFC phone announced for Verizon in US
It’s official, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been announced and it’s an NFC phone of the hero flavor. There have been months of speculation, including false rumors and poets hinting at what the NFC Samsung Galaxy Nexus may hold in store for consumers. Now we know, and the waiting is nearly over before you have the next pure Google experience phone in your pocket. We do have to say though, that the webcast sucked. Obviously here at NFC Rumors, Near Field Communication is a key element we are interested in and tonight we learned that the mighty NFC is on board as you probably expected from Google. Not only that, but NFC is the core component of Android Beam in the Galaxy Nexus.
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 18th, 2011 at 9:10 PM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Video leaks ahead of announcement A Youtube video featuring the Samsung Galaxy Nexus NFC phone has leaked just a little while before the festivities begin in Hong Kong. The quality of the video is poor but you can make out some of the features. The vide shows the home screen, boot up screens and camera app [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 15th, 2011 at 11:24 AM Filed Under Latest News
NFC Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon map leak
The plot thickens with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as a Verizon MAP (minimum advertised list) is leaked showing the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich NFC phone scheduled for advertising from the 10th of November at a price of $299 with which we assume the two year ball and chain contract. However, this MAP’D device’s chart had dates beginning in July which suggests that it maybe out of date by the time it leaked.
We reported earlier today about one of our trusted sources who had communicated to us that Verizon and Google were not seeing eye to eye on Google Wallet being installed on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We were told that this disagreement was the reason for last week’s cancelation of the Samsung “Unpacked” event. In fact, the disagreements are said to be so strong that we were told either the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would hit Verizon without Google Wallet, which is Google’s biggest investment to date, or there is the possibility that it wouldn’t hit Verizon at all.
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 14th, 2011 at 12:21 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor
Verizon holds up Samsung Nexus Prime because of Google Wallet
Last week Google and Samsung jointly announced that they were canceling their “unpacked event” that was set to unveil the NFC-capable Samsung Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich. Rumors swirled around that the reason was a patent dispute, but our sources close to the matter are telling us a different story, which to us makes a lot more sense. As you will have gathered from the title, the issue is in fact with Verizon. Can you guess what it is?
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 13th, 2011 at 8:27 PM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung to unveil Samsung Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 19th Samsung confirms Ice Cream Sandwich event on October 19th, and if rumors we are hearing are correct that same event will also see the first showing of the Samsung Nexus Prime. Well, when we say October 19th what we really mean is October [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 12th, 2011 at 11:58 AM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung Nexus Prime could be unveiled October 19th We were all disappointed at the end of last week when Samsung and Google put off the launch event for the Samsung Nexus Prime and Android Ice Cream Sandwich. We heard from a Samsung executive yesterday that the device would be launching faster than we think, which is highly unlikely as we thought it [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 11th, 2011 at 9:13 PM Filed Under NFC Briefs
Samsung Galaxy Nexus / Samsung Nexus Prime “coming sooner than you think” We still don’t know whether it will be called the Samsung Nexus Prime or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or even the Samsung Droid Prime on Verizon’s network. We don’t even know when it is officially going to be released but what we do know is [...]
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 11th, 2011 at 8:28 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor
Has the real reason for NFC Samsung Galaxy Nexus delay emerged?
Google and Samsung issued a joint statement informing members of the press that they were delaying the announcement of what is widely expected to be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus / Samsung Nexus Prime and the latest and greatest Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich. “Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during the CTIA in San Diego, previously scheduled for Oct. 11,” The two companies canceled their “Unpacked” event and no further date has since been made public for the much anticipated launch.
Reason for delay was Samsung Galaxy Nexus patent problems and not the passing of Steve Jobs
In the statement released by both Samsung and Google, the reason for canceling the expected NFC Samsung Galaxy Nexus / Samsung Nexus Prime was stated as, “Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product.”
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 07th, 2011 at 10:50 AM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
Samsung Nexus Prime / Samsung Galaxy Nexus video leaked
The NFC phone that was codenamed Samsung Nexus Prime and has recently been dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We have heard a lot of specifications during leaks and we have heard a lot of rumors, but what we haven’t had is a visual image of the Samsung Nexus Prime until now. A Romanian website called Gadget.ro has posted an image and video of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
A video featuring the Samsung Nexus Prime / Samsung Galaxy Nexus has leaked
To be frank, it is amazing that the Samsung Nexus Prime / Samsung Galaxy Nexus hasn’t had images or photos leak up until this point. But days before the official launch when Samsung will unveil the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Nexus Prime, a video has surfaced.
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 06th, 2011 at 8:41 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Could Launch Oct 27th
It has been called the Verizon Droid Prime, it has been called the Samsung Nexus Prime, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung Prime and it is an NFC phone. Whatever it ends up being called, it is looking like – what we are going to call it – the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is all set to launch on October 27th if a memo that is floating around Verizon internally is to be believed. The guys over at DroidLife had their hands on an internal Verizon memo that showed upcoming release dates and the “Samsung Prime” had a date.
However, the email that Verizon employees received this morning does say that dates are subject to change. But consider that this could be subterfuge. In a best case scenario, we could see the Samsung Galaxy Nexus released as early as next week to compete with the iPhone 4S launch.
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 06th, 2011 at 11:44 AM Filed Under Latest News
Samsung Galaxy Nexus “Nexus Prime” NFC phone specs outed
We finally have the near full specs for the NFC Nexus Prime, or what we have now learned is to be called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and they are a little lower than we would have liked, but still very impressive. BGR got this scoop this morning and now we finally have a near complete picture of what we should expect from the latest and greatest pure Google experience NFC phone. The great news is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus doesn’t have a 4.5-inch display; it is actually going to ship with a colossal 4.65-inch 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED HD with curved glass. We saw the teaser the other day that suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would have a curved glass screen, but we certainly didn’t know it would stretch our an extra 0.15 inches which puts it in a class leader position.
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 04th, 2011 at 8:01 PM Filed Under Latest News
Is no NFC and no LTE in the iPhone 4S hitting Apple’s stock price? Or was Apple’s stock artificially inflated by NFC stocks?
Apple stocks took a tumble today which may have partially been because the iPhone 4S is without NFC
A lot of people were disappointed with the iPhone 4S, and we can speculate that just from what we have seen happening out on the social networks. We can also speculate that people who are interested in NFC stocks may have quietly been buying Apple stock over the last few weeks and then dumped it on the news that Apple has not included NFC in the iPhone 4S. As far as investors were concerned, it was Tim Cook’s debut today and for the new CEO to inspire confidence in investors, he needed to show that the company could deliver a forward thinking product that probably incorporated NFC and LTE. However, Cook spent far less time on stage than Steve Jobs would have and Apple delivered a somewhat lack luster device after a three month lag in their standard release schedule.
NFC stocks are a hot topic for investors at the moment and if Apple has announced that the iPhone 4S would feature NFC it would have been natural to think that Apple would have pressed that advantage and would have delivered an NFC mobile wallet that would have added the massive NFC payment recurring revenue to Apple’s bottom line.
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 04th, 2011 at 3:27 PM Filed Under Latest News
Apple fails to deliver NFC in iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 was a no show
Apple delivers a disappointing minor upgrade it called the iPhone 4S today, and that didn’t include any NFC functionality at all. Consumers didn’t get NFC in the iPhone 4S and as such, Apple has shown that it is falling behind the times. It isn’t that the iPhone 4S isn’t a great looking smartphone and it does have the best selection of apps of any operating system. However, with NFC marching forward and models already in the marketplace, the iPhone 5 without NFC doesn’t represent the creative and forward thinking advancement we have come to expect from Apple. Now Android, Microsoft and many other competitors, including Samsung, have the competitive edge over Apple in NFC. We wouldn’t be too shocked if this lack of support for the iPhone 5 didn’t tarnish Apple’s glossy, glossy image and begin a declining process that will see Apple fall from the enviable position it has now held for years.
The frustrating thing is that Apple has everything it needed to deploy a wonderful NFC experience. It could have used a secured version of iCloud as its provisioning service. It has worked on the iTravel and iCruise apps, and a tie-in with iTunes could have given Apple an already universal payment acceptance method that the company would just have had to add the NFC component. But it didn’t. The biggest feature announced in the iPhone 4S was the Siri integration, which is an impressive personal assistant feature. It allows users to ask their iPhones a question and then it responds. It also can set up meetings and take certain actions that a user requests. Whereas Siri is a truly impressive application that iOS 5 now comes with, we wonder if it is enough to hold Apple at the top for another year.
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 26th, 2011 at 4:39 PM Filed Under Latest News
HTC Amaze to hit T-Mobile USA with NFC support October 10th
The NFC phone news just keeps on trucking today as T-Mobile announce the HTC Amaze that’s loving some NFC goodness. We have known that the HTC Amaze has been rumored for some time, but we didn’t know if it would come adorned with onboard NFC until today. So far, we have only known the HTC Amaze by its code name “Ruby”. Today, we also learned that the NFC phone will bring its love to town thanks to T-Mobile USA.