Posts tagged with: Android 4.1
  • by | February 14, 2014 2:38 PM

    Do you often find yourself confused by what manufacturers could be thinking when they push phablet size up past the six-inch mark? Are Samsung's new Galaxy TabPRO and NotePRO 12.2 so ostentatiously large as to make them unpalatable? We may have to ask you to leave the room for a moment, because this next Android model we're looking at could very well cause your head to explode, Scanners-style: later this year, you'll be able to order a 46-inch Android-powered coffee table. Ideum already sells its Platform 46 Coffee Table running Windows 8, but this week announced a forthcoming Android ...

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  • by | August 8, 2013 7:47 AM

    There are definitely things to love and hate about Android. One of the things to love is their new Google Play Music All Access service, which is quite good compared to other offerings in the market. Sadly one thing to hate is that Android does a fabulous job at not allowing international users to access what's not intended for them, and All Access was sadly only a US thing, until today. The company has now made the service public in most of Europe, which is sadly almost three months after its official release. If you sign-up for the 30-day trail, you'll get a permanent discount ...

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  • by | April 29, 2013 5:40 PM

    I need a beer, and I'm sure many of you need a drink as well. If this was five years ago, I'd be by my second pack of cigarettes, and it has to do with how furious I am right now. Let me explain why: For starters, I wish I could express in words how long it took me to love Android. My first device was a Google Nexus One, and man, even though I started off at the right foot, it rarely ever felt that way. What a gorgeous phone and what a great experience overall, as long as I didn't turn it on. Froyo and Gingerbread were just stale and cartoony no matter how much I tried to love the device. ...

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  • by | February 1, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Peter Chou's recent appearance on TV with none other than the white variant of the HTC M7. Then there's some more HTC talk, but now with new leaks by the name of the M4 and G2 which are not as hot as the M7. Then Samsung takes the spotlight as we cover all the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for legacy devices like the original Galaxy Note. Then we talk about a new Samsung tablet that has made rumors, this time with codename GT-P3200. We end today's show by talking about the Jailbreak status of iOS 6. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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  • by | January 4, 2013 12:28 PM

    With 2012 now a wrap, Google has published its latest Android platform statistics, adding-in data from the final two weeks of the year. While it's still a bit disappointing to see so many devices still operating now-ancient versions of the platform, there is some cause for celebration, as the pace by which users are making the move to Android 4.x seems to be showing a recent uptick. Jelly Bean seems to be the most responsible for Android 4.x's new popularity, with Android 4.1 moving up to a 9% share from the less-than-6% it had just a month ago. 4.2 sees some more modest gains, and Ice ...

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  • by | December 14, 2012 4:04 AM

    It's been rumored to land today and now Verizon is officially confirming it: the Samsung Galaxy S III will receive its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update starting today. Don't worry if you're not among the first ones to receive it; the roll-out process is phased. (Source: Verizon)

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  • by | December 4, 2012 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through Google's announcement of their I/O event in 2013 and what we might get. Then it's all Nexus talk as we go through the CyanogenMod advances on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, aside from the probability of the Nexus 4 returning to sales in Europe. Then we go through the recent changes in the Facebook Messenger app and how this affects Whatsapp. Then we talk about the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrades to the Galaxy S III on AT&T and the new Droid HD line-up on Verizon. We end today's show by talking about Nokia's recent decision to sell Nokia House ...

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  • by | November 29, 2012 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's launch of the iPhone 5, now carrier unlocked. Then we talk about the Samsung ATIV S and its possible release date, even after all the drama of it being the first Windows Phone 8 device to be announced. Then we go through the retail price of the Microsoft Surface Pro with Windows 8, and obviously our thoughts on that price. Later our review of the Nexus 10 becomes a topic, and how well it scored. We end today's show talking about how to get Adobe Flash on Android devices launched with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and beyond. All this and more ...

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  • by | November 27, 2012 4:20 AM

    HTC was supposed to push out the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the One X in October, according to official wording from the company at the time of the HTC One X+ press release, but only one month ago, at the end of October, did the Taiwanese manufacturer deliver the refresh to some devices in Asia. "Better late than never", they say. HTC One X owners in Europe, Asia and South America should be on the lookout for Jelly Bean on their unlocked phones with CID_038 and CID_044. After the update process, which contains two stages (a smaller file and the main refresh), you will ...

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  • by | November 16, 2012 2:33 AM

    Back in July when we heard about the Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III we also learned that the Galaxy S II is on the manufacturer's list for the refresh. While the current flagship is in the middle of the roll-out process (some got the firmware earlier while others, in the US, are still waiting for it), the Galaxy S II just recently saw its first Jelly Bean ROM being leaked. This is an Android 4.1.2 ROM in a beta stage and, as such, those who decide to flash should put up with the bugs. However, it is proof that Samsung didn't forget about the device and is working to bring ...

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  • by | November 7, 2012 5:09 AM

    The Samsung Galaxy Note II is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and the Galaxy Note will soon see its official update -- after the S III has gotten its refresh and the S II is expected to be in the game as well. There's an Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM leaked for the original Note with build N7000XXLS2 and dated October 9. However, there are already traces of the original Note running build N7000XXLS7 which is based on Android 4.1.2, with TouchWiz Nature UX on top of it. Chances are that the original Note will skip Android 4.1.1 altogether and be updated directly to Android ...

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  • by | November 6, 2012 3:23 AM

    First the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean keyboard was extracted and made available for other phones and then it was Photo Sphere's turn, and we even got to take a close look at how it works. Now it's time -- for those who can't wait any longer for the new version of Android to land -- to grab and install the core apps from 4.2 on their Galaxy Nexus phones. Those familiar with the term will know what 'gapps' stands for. You can grab the package here which contains Google's own applications from Android 4.2, including Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Talk, and the rest. As a bonus, you can also download ...

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  • by | November 2, 2012 3:26 AM

    With Android 4.2 (still Jelly Bean) out some phones are two versions behind. The Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon is one of those phones and the outlook isn't necessarily the pretties as a company spokesperson declared that US variants of the phone might not get the official refresh until next year (though Sprint seems to be the most hard-working among all). There's still good news for Verizon Galaxy S III owners as a Jelly Bean beta ROM has been leaked with build date October 8. How long until the official roll-out is anyone's guess but if you must take it for a spin against all warnings ...

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  • by | November 2, 2012 2:59 AM

    Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note II at the IFA in Berlin at the end of August and has ever since made an incredible marketing push, both globally and in the US, where the phone is available on all major carriers. As a natural consequence, Samsung has now made it official that the company achieved sales of 3,000,000 units, a figure much higher than of the original Note (but lower than the Galaxy S III). Because of the fairly large size and "phablet" form factor it is not necessarily attractive for the entire chunk of the consumer market. Starting the end of September Samsung managed to ...

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  • by | November 1, 2012 8:45 AM

    Windows Phone 8 and Android 4.1 are very different operating systems, but in many cases they have similar functions that may be implemented in different ways.  In this video we look at a few of the major differences between Windows Phone 8 and Android 4.1 as well as a few of the similarities.  You'll see that Windows Phone 8 certainly does some things better than Android 4.1, while Android definitely does other things better than Windows Phone 8.  Overall, we think it's getting to be pretty well balanced, but of course that depends on which features are really important to you.

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