Google Nexus S aka Nexus Two shows up in the wild

Bomm! Here are the first pictures of the Google Nexus Two…ermm Google Necus S that was first rumored here and then denied by Samsung later on. As you can see in the pictures the devices definitely looks like a regular Samsung Galaxy S as it was previously rumored. The only difference will be the fact that the Nexus S will run a Stock Android 2.3 ROM instead of the Samsung branded stuff. Like I said last time I don’t see how this can be a good thing. If the new Android developer/ base platform is the Samsung Hummingbird SoC how are other OEMs who use Qualcomm (HTC, SE etc..) or TI (Motorola) chipsets supposed to react? And the hird-party developers? What type of HW configuration are they supposed to aim for now? Fragmentation… More Pictures after the break:

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Carriers will not block Windows Phone 7 updates

 

There has been a lot of confusion about the Windows Phone 7 update process after Paul Thurrott posted several quotes attributed to Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore who claimed last month during the NYC launch event that carriers will be able to block updates if the wanted to do so. First off I would like to say that I have no inside info or anything and this is just based on the info currently available and some logical thinking.

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Dell confirms Dell Venue Pro Wifi bug. Affected phones to be replaced with new ones next week

Dell has officially confirmed that the Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 device has a Wifi bug and that all phones bought at Microsoft’s retail stores will have to be exchanged next week for a new device:

We have confirmed that the Wi-Fi connectivity issue that was reported in blogs like Boy Genius Report and Ubergizmo resulted from a software glitch during Dell’s manufacturing process. The issue affected some of our initial phone shipments and was not a hardware issue or a Windows Phone 7 one. Customers who purchased Venue Pro smartphones on Monday or Tuesday (November 8 or 9) at a Microsoft Store and who are experiencing the protected Wi-Fi network connectivity issue also have the option of bringing your phone back to the Microsoft Store for an exchange, beginning at the end of next week. Your new phone will fix the Wi-Fi issue as well.

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Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 may be coming after all

Rovio, developers of the popular Angry Birds game have just tweeted that they are looking into developing a Windows Phone 7 version of the game. (as you can see in the screenshot after the break). Windows phone 7 has still a long way to go before matching the iPhone’s game catalog so let’s just hope that Microsoft is doing everything to get all the major Independent developers on-board (without screwing up..).

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Enable USB Tethering on the Samsung Omnia 7 and Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 phones..if you can

Here’s a little trick that will let you enable USB Tethering on the Samsung Omnia 7 ans Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 devices:

- Open the phone dialer and tap: dial ##634# and press call
-Once you are in diagnosis mode, dial: *#7284# and you will then have to select Tethered, Modem Call.
-Your device will then have to reboot. Once it is done just plug your device to you PC and and a Samsung driver should install automatically.
- Once it’s done just go to Control Panel / Network and Internet / Network Connections and should see the Samsung Omnia7 or Focus Modem connected.You will then have to change the settings of your Samsung Modem and add your carrier’s info. if required. Here are AT&T’s:
number: *99***1#
user name: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
password: CINGULAR1

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