MobileTechRoundup podcast episode 249

Join Matt and Kevin for this week’s mobile tech podcast featuring thoughts on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0: is now the time to upgrade to a new Android phone? Matt’s also preparing for next week’s Nokia World. Here’s what you should expect from it.

Ice Cream Sandwich: What you need to know about Android 4.0

At the Samsung Galaxy Nexus product launch, Google finally shared details of Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), the next version of Android. The new software removes many of the inconsistencies found in the current versions while improving and simplifying the feature set of Google’s mobile platform.

Nexus Prime launches as Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Samsung introduced the newest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy Nexus, in conjunction with Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version of Google’s mobile platform. The Galaxy Nexus launches in the U.S., Asia and Europe next month, giving developers time to code apps for the updated operating system.

Nexus Prime pic, specifications outed by NTT DoCoMo?

Samsung’s official press event in Hong Kong to debut the Nexus Prime smartphone isn’t until Wednesday morning, but NTT DoCoMo may have outed the details and a photo a bit early. The hardware components match earlier leaked lists and still show a 5 megapixel camera.

Nexus Prime is delayed, but video demo appears

The Samsung Unpacked event that was expected to introduce the Google Nexus Prime smartphone next week has been postponed to a future date. Meanwhile we have leaked specs and what appears to be a legitimate hands-on video with the Nexus Prime and Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Alleged but likely Google Nexus Prime specs leaked

Google’s third flagship Android phone, code-named the Nexus Prime, is expected to launch next week. Thursday a list of believeable specifications surfaced. The phone could be a Verizon exclusive in the U.S., explaining why the carrier opted to pass on Samsung’s Galaxy S II: no LTE.