It seems as though more news regarding the Nexus brand is starting to come out today. Yesterday we saw the Galaxy Nexus arrive on the Google Play store in an unlocked HSPA+ version for $399. While we wait for the inevitable release of Google's tablet, news about the next Nexus phone is starting to come out.
As you may very well be aware of if you follow any Android site or general tech news site considering this is just blowing up right now all over, Google has just begun selling unlocked HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus' devices through the Google Play store for $399.
Last week, HTC Sensation 4G owners on T-Mobile got the unfortunate news that their Ice Cream Sandwich update won't be coming this month. T-Mobile won't even give an estimated arrival time due to legal concerns. While T-Mobile takes more time to get its act together, Cincinnati Bell has gone ahead and rolled out Android 4.0 for its Sensation customers.
We have ourselves to blame for not having a HTC Android smartphone that can power through hours of gaming and regular use without begging for a recharge. Various news outlets are reporting that Bjorn Kilburn, who is the vice president of product strategy for HTC, said customers prefer thinner phones over battery life.
You can stop compulsively checking to see if the Ice Cream Sandwich update has arrived for your T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G. According to a moderator on the T-Mobile support forums, Android 4.0 won't arrive for the Sensation 4G this month.
We've known for quite some time the HTC One S would be coming to T-Mobile this month, but it never hurts to get an official confirmation. T-Mobile's new flagship phone will be available on April 25 for $199 after a $50 mail-in rebate (boo!) and a two-year contract agreement.
In a move that will surely score some points with Android developers, Sony started a program that allows developers to test their apps on a number of Xperia smartphones. Developers can take part in the Device Loaner Program and borrow an Xperia phone from Sony at no charge.
Sprint's version of the Galaxy Nexus is set to come out early next week, but Verizon's model has been available for quite some time. If your contract is up and you're on the fence about which carrier to go with, consider looking into getting Verizon's Galaxy Nexus for $49.99 from Wirefly as well as Amazon Wireless.
The world's first Android 4.0 device will become available to Sprint customers starting this Sunday April 22. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be sold for $199 on a two-year contract. If you pre-order the device now, there's a chance you'll get it in the mail this Friday ahead of its official launch.
Sony has made good on its promise to start delivering the Ice Cream Sandwich update to its 2011 Xperia smartphones. As of right now, Ice Cream Sandwich is available for the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and the Xperia ray. If you own one of these devices and happen to live in either Sweden, Iceland, Demark, Finland or Norway, feel free to start the update process now.
There was a time when just about any brand name Android tablet would be priced ridiculously high. Manufacturers believed for one reason or another customers would pay $500+ for an Android tablet just because it worked for the iPad. They of course, were wrong. Android tablet pricing is at a race to the bottom and Amazon is in the lead. Perhaps Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will become a close second?