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Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 07th, 2011 at 7:20 PM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
Eric Schmidt says the NFC lovin Ice Cream Sandwich hitting the primetime in October or November, just in time for the Verizon Droid Prime / Nexus Prime launch
We knew the next iteration of NFC pumped Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS was coming late this year, but now we have some meat on the bones of that rumor that comes from Mr. Google himself, Eric Schmidt. El Goog has been tighter lipped than Apple the night before an iPhone launch with regards to anything to do with Ice Cream Sandwich since Google IO back in May. We now have a date range to go on which ranges from October through to November for the official launch of the sweet, sweet new Android OS that we are all jonesing to get a look at. The NFC components are and new NFC API’s are of particular interest to NFC Rumors. The big question we have is – will the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich support Card Emulation mode for NFC?
Ice Cream Sandwich and the Nexus Prime / Droid Prime NFC rumor
Eric Schmidt casually revealed the arrival time of Android Ice Cream Sandwich while in an interview with Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com as you can see from the video below. Much of the hype around Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS is because Google said that the new OS would merge both Honeycomb and Gingerbread OS’s that came before it, unifying the tablet and smartphone platform for the first time.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 01st, 2011 at 3:08 PM Filed Under Latest News
Mozilla Boot to Gecko (B2G) mobile OS under development, includes NFC
We heard on Friday that Mozilla was about to step into the fray and develop its own NFC mobile web based OS – Boot to Gecko (B2G). The operating system, when complete, will compete with Chrome OS, Windows 8, MeeGo, Android and iOS. The wonderful thing about the Mozilla Foundation’s Boot to Gecko (B2G) project is that it will truly be open source, and nightly builds of the source code will be available for anyone to download and tinker with. Any phone manufacturer will be able to use the Boot to Gecko (B2G) mobile OS when it is complete and use it on handsets without royalties. The Mozilla foundation just needs to ensure that it doesn’t clash with any existing patents which will be a major hurdle the project faces in this age of sue or be sued.
Posted by Seth PlanckJune 16th, 2011 at 12:02 AM Filed Under Featured, Latest News, Rumor
New NFC sporting Google Nexus 4G LTE superphone beast launching around Thanksgiving?
BGR reported today that it had obtained some information showing that Google is gearing up to launch a new NFC-enabled Google Nexus 4G superphone this fall. The phone reputedly is being built as a 4G LTE model with substantial upgrades on those found in the current Nexus S.
Google Nexus 4G rumored to be launching this fall
The leaked Google Nexus 4G LTE phone has some formidable specifications.
Oh, where to begin, where to begin…Let’s start with the brains of this monster. The new Google Nexus 4G supposedly runs with a next-generation dual-core 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz CPU. It was literally just a couple of years ago when you would have been happy with a processor with these specs in your laptop and most netbooks didn’t even come close. There is some debate on the particular chip that has been used for the Nexus 4G, and whereas some thought it would utilize a NVIDIA Kal-El processor, the latest rumors suggest that it is more likely that Google has chosen a OMAP 4460 or a ultra low-power 28nm Krait-based Snapdragon. Either way you look at it any of these processors are a welcome addition to the Nexus’ next iteration, or perhaps we start calling it a lineage.