SAMSUNG NEXUS S Posts on XDA

LagFree Script Brings a Smoother Experience on the Nexus S

Android phones have long been working their way toward offering a lag free experience. Newer devices with dual core processors and full hardware acceleration, partnered with scaled back and streamlined versions of OEM Android skins have all but solved the problem on newer Android devices. However, some of the older models can always use a...

Nexus S Battery Study Part 2

Not long ago, we brought you an in depth study of the battery life of the Nexus S by XDA Senior Member bedalus. It included a very nice spreadsheet that documented battery usage for a variety of things such as benchmark tests and listening to music, and measured---if a little crudely---the actual battery savings from popular features such...

Sense 4.0 Port (HTC Endeavor Based) for the Nexus S

It seems that the leaked Endeavor RUU that appeared a few weeks ago gave birth to several ports and projects across various devices. HTC announced that the new version of Sense was rather slimmed down from previous iterations of the UI and on top of that, it is fully ICS compatible. It is only logical...

In Depth Nexus S Battery Study Brings About Surprising Conclusions

It is a rare feat when someone goes out of their way to truly study their device. It is rarer still when that study warrants relevant information that's beneficial to other users. XDA Senior Member bedalus has performed what amounts to a case study to test battery usage with a variety of kernels and battery features...

AT&T Users Get Access to Google Wallet in the Marketplace, Some Success for T-Mobile Users

XDA forum members have noted that the AT&T Android Marketplace does, in fact, have the Google Wallet app available for download. Previously available only to Verizon users with NFC capable phones, the app is already in high demand. Now AT&T users with NFC capable phones (looking at the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and Galaxy...

DianXin OS; A Unique Android-Based Chinese OS

There is a new ROM that's looking to make that very exclusive "all phones must have it" list. Say hello to DianXin OS, or DX OS as it's being referred to. As XDA Senior Member qtwrk will tell you: i know you guys may think it looks like MIUI , but i asure you it's totally...

New Linux Tool Fixes Your Samsung Nexus S if ICS Bricked it

XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler has updated the popular Linux Tool, Unbreakable Resurrector. This will take the newest brick woes of Nexus S users and make them a thing of the past. The only catch? You gotta have Linux, and preferably Ubuntu. Thankfully, the ever helpful AdamOutler has provided links to everything you need...

Nexus S Gets Official ICS Upgrade

Many Nexus S owners have already loaded an unofficial AOSP Android 4.0 port onto their device. But starting now, you can get the official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the Nexus S. All you have to do is grab the files from the discussion thread, follow a few steps, and you'll be ready...

Is the Galaxy Nexus Still a “Nexus?”

If you thought that simply because you weren't buying a Verizon-bloated Galaxy Nexus that you would be privy to a true Google Experience, guess again! As first noted by XDA forum member Luxferro, who discovered that his GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus's build.prop fingerprint didn't quite match up to the expected, not every Galaxy Nexus is a Galaxy...

Google’s Dianne Hackborn Dispels Android Hardware Acceleration Myths

There's been much fervor regarding Google's inclusion of "full" hardware acceleration into Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And this is with good reason---the 2D software rendering in Android 2.x made for a noticeably less smooth experience than competing OSes. While the inclusion of a greater extent of hardware acceleration into the OS is a wonderful thing, there...

Factory Images For Galaxy Nexus GSM/HSPA+ Ready For Download

We´ve found that you can download for your Galaxy Nexus 4G (GSM/HSPA+) binary image files that are provided for use in restoring your Nexus device's original factory firmware. This file, once unarchived, contains the bootloader, baseband, and the rest of the system. Be aware that you'll need to have fastboot in your path, and to...

Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual...