HSPA+ on the Galaxy Nexus

My wife was at the local Michael’s Crafts store shopping for crafty things (?). Anyway I was browsing the internet on my Galaxy Nexus and I noticed things were loading pretty fast. My phone was registering as getting HSPA+ (the “H” next to the signal bar, as opposed to ‘”3G”). So I ran a speed…

Official Galaxy Nexus Dock

I had pre-ordered the official Galaxy Nexus dock (the one with POGO pins) from Expansys months ago, but they had no idea when it would be in stock. Then last week when I got an email that they were in stock and all I had to do was reply to verify I wanted it. Your…

Google Wallet success

Last night I decided to try out Google Wallet. I ran into a 7-11 (that, and CVS are the only place I knew of that accepted Wallet) and purchased a bottle of water (with the $10 free with my Galaxy Nexus).

Galaxy Nexus now, or ARM Cortex-A15 later

(Note: I simplify a lot of performance characteristics based on process node and architecture, but I realize a lot of factors come into play, including instruction sets, to determine how fast a particular platform is) I want a Galaxy Nexus (GSM version) very, very much. I have attempted to subsidize the cost somewhat by offering…

Apple is not evil for purchasing from Foxconn

This post will be very short. I realize I get off topic too much. The New York Times recently did a piece on the working conditions in Foxconn. What they found was not new, at all. Suicides at Foxconn were well established long before that piece, as were working conditions. However the New York Times…

App Store vs. Android Market vs. … (choice!)

quick note: I originally wrote this piece on 6/17/2011, and never got around to posting it. Therefore as I publish this now on 2/19/2012 there may be some outdated information (which I have tried to addend). If any links are broken please let me know in the comments section below. Thoughts on Price Price is…