Normally, when I crack open a new laptop, tablet, or smartphone, I do the job in our TechRepublic studio. But at CES 2012, I got the chance to conduct a teardown in front of a live audience. Watch Jason Hiner and I on the CNET stage as we crack open the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
For a step-by-step description of the teardown process, check out our gallery, Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.