The white version of the GSM Galaxy Nexus will ship Feb. 13 from retailer Negri Electronics for $659, according to Android and Me. Specs for the white version remain the same. The front of the white Galaxy Nexus feature some black, as we showed you in January, which is depicted in the gallery below. Just as comparison: Amazon offers the black version for $629.99.
With the 54th Grammys set to take place this Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8/7c on CBS, Google Music is getting ready for the big show by offering a selection of 59-cent songs and $3.99 albums from some of this year’s nominees selected by the The Recording Academy. You can visit the Best of the Grammys 2012 page in the Android Market now, and access dozens of albums and songs from artists like Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Codplay, Mumford & Sons, and David Guetta.
NVIDIA just sent out invites (via Android Central) to its press event at this year’s Mobile World Conference. MWC is a huge conference set in Barcelona on Feb. 27 to March 1 where we will see new devices from handset manufactures. NVIDIA’s press invite said the company would be focusing on quad-core devices, which should not come as a surprise to anyone.
NVIDIA already teased its quad-core devices, and it already confirmed quad-core devices are on the way for the beginning of 2012. Android Central noticed what looks to be a Droid Incredible 2 in the model’s hands on the press invite. Is NVIDIA teaming up with HTC to announce a quad-core device? We will keep you updated when MWC rolls around.
If your Android device is rooted, and you use Google Wallet, beware. zVelo reported this evening that Google Wallet’s PIN verification system was cracked through brute force. If someone were to obtain your device and deploy this hack, the stranger would be able to access all of your financial information to make purchases. Yes, this crack was distributed online so it can get in the hands of hackers.
It is simple: If you use Google Wallet, do not root your device. Check it out in action in the video above.
Update: As noted by The Next Web, Google is already working on a fix for the bug.
Google released its latest update for Google+ for Android, bringing an array of new improvements. The update brings an overall speed increase that will make for a much more enjoyable experience, and the Google+ team added a ‘What’s Hot’ section to the app to see the latest buzz from friends. In the app, users can also see who +1′d posts and more. The full changelog is below.
- Massive performance improvements across the app
- What’s Hot!
- View who +1′d a post or comment
- Stream posts shortened to fit more per scroll
- Infinite photos feed in ‘From your circles’
- Stream no longer jumps to the top for an automatic refresh
You can download the update on the Android Market.
The Phoenix Suns, in partnership with Samsung Mobile and Verizon Wireless, announced today it would become the first NBA franchise to “fully integrate” Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 into its basketball and business operations. As part of the initiative, The Suns will begin to use the tablet to offer in-game programs, interactive client and season ticket holder presentations, and “business development opportunities.” Not only that, but every player will receive their own Tab 10.1 preloaded with schedules and itineraries for road games, the Suns’ playbook, game and practice videos, and scouting reports. Suns head coach Alvin Gentry made a statement about the announcement:
“Today’s announcement marks the beginning of a new era in the NBA, where I think teams throughout the league will want to integrate a tablet into their operations.”
The team will use the tablet on game nights throughout the US Airways Center, and it will also be integrated into radio and TV broadcasts. The press release explained: