Posts tagged with: Android 4.1
  • by | August 27, 2012 1:46 AM

    Some of you might not be as fortunate as me when it comes to the Nexus 7; even though I'm living in a country that doesn't have the Nexus tablet officially just yet, I can easily "confiscate" Michael Fisher's while being in Berlin to cover the IFA this week. However, if you live in Germany, France or Spain, the first official Nexus tablet is now available on the Play Store, in addition to initial markets like U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. Google probably didn't get the memo that one U.S. dollar is not by far equal to one British pound or one Euro; however, the prices are exactly the ...

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  • by | August 25, 2012 2:08 AM

    August 29 is the date to circle in your calendar for those interested in the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III if we are to believe the rumors that claim the refresh will shortly follow the IFA Unpacked event next week. We've already seen Jelly Bean ROM leaks and even the T-Mobile variant got its fair share of official ROM leak excitement. Just five days before the Unpacked event a new Android 4.1 ROM has been leaked. The last one was build I9300XXDLH4 as of August 14 and this latest one seems to bump the version numbers to I9300XXDLH7, as of August 24. ...

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  • by | August 22, 2012 2:54 AM

    We know that there will be an Unpacked event in Berlin, prior to the IFA, on August 29. We are expecting the Galaxy Note II but will this be the only thing announced there? According to recent reports, the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III will be pushed out following that event. We've seen the official, in different stages, being leaked on the Internet, which means that it is in final development stages. According to recent reports, the refresh will be rolled-out "shortly after" the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event next Wednesday. It will not only bring the latest ...

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  • by | August 20, 2012 3:09 AM

    It is always good to see manufacturers pushing out timely updates, and especially awesome if the update happens to be the latest platform version for Google's Android operating system. The Transformer Pad TF300 -- unveiled at MWC -- is getting its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update as we speak, according to community feedback. The OTA refresh warns of incompatibilities with Flash player and no longer working WiFi Direct. However, the feedback is rather positive and, as you'd expect from Project Butter inside Jelly Bean, the device becomes really responsive. Check manually for the existence of ...

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  • by | August 18, 2012 2:33 AM

    The official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III is coming really soon -- some rumors imply an August 29 launch which coincides with the Galaxy Note II event date -- and we've already seen the leaked ROM in action. That ROM was build I9300XXDLG4 and it looks like there's a newer one ready for you to try out. The build on this one is I9300XXDLH4 as of August 14, so it is pretty recent. It seems to pack some improvements to Google Now as well as overall stability enhancements. If you feel brave enough to try this out on your global Galaxy S III (sorry U.S. carrier ...

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  • by | August 16, 2012 12:11 PM

    If you own or have ever used an Android tablet, you know that the same app will run differently on the tablet than it will on the phone. This is because each app has its own DPI setting that dictates the app's behavior. In a lot of cases, tablet apps are better: they often present split-screened views, more controls, and more customization potential. What if you could run tablet apps on your phone? Better yet, what if you could selectively choose which apps run in tablet mode, and which apps in phone mode? Then you could have your email be shown in a super-productive split-column view, ...

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  • by | August 16, 2012 2:16 AM

    After hearing the recent rumors talking about the possibility of August 29 marking the beginning of the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update process for the Samsung Galaxy S III, we were wondering why there weren't/aren't any leaked ROMs (or proof) out there when usually these things happen sometimes even a month before the release. Well, the video below shows off just that: a Samsung Galaxy S III running what appears to be an official beta of the upcoming refresh, based on Android 4.1.1, packed with all the Jelly Bean goodies and the Samsung TouchWiz UX Nature on top of the operating ...

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  • by | August 15, 2012 3:09 AM

    Samsung is preparing an Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29 and it is believed to be a Note unveiling of some sort (either the Galaxy Note II, the Galaxy Note 10.1, both or something else). However, the event might also hold some surprises in terms of software announcements. According to the recent rumors, the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III might be announced on the 29th. We had several rumors for the Galaxy S III's official Android 4.1 refresh and some placed the update in the August-September timeframe while others further down the road. We looked at the unofficial Jelly Bean ...

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  • by | August 9, 2012 10:37 AM

    Android 4.1 Jelly Bean hasn't been out that long. It was announced at Google I/O 2012 along with its launch device: the Nexus 7 tablet. Shortly thereafter Google's own Galaxy Nexus started getting the Jelly Bean update, too. After less than a month, Jelly Bean is already running on 0.8% of Android devices, and Ice Cream Sandwich around 16%. Both numbers are impressive for different reasons. ICS is doing well, with strong growth and a decent percentage to its name. But Jelly Bean, with almost a full percent in less than one month, that's really great news! What Current Devices Are Getting ...

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  • by | July 31, 2012 8:52 AM

    Last week we learned that there were no plans to update last year's Xperia models to the latest version of Android but Sony considers that the official Facebook message was sent out in error. The possibility of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean official update is being actively investigated for all devices, says Sony on it official Xperia product blog. Until then, the "Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Xperia S and 2011 Xperia smartphones continues as planned". There are no specifics regarding which devices, whether it's the entire 2011 line-up or just a few phones, as well as no information on a ...

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  • by | July 29, 2012 3:48 AM

    We knew that Motorola was working to bring the latest Google mobile platform to the Xoom because they confirmed it and now the tablet which was regarded by many as Google's first Nexus tablet -- even though it really wasn't -- is getting its Jelly Bean treat. One word of note right at the beginning: only the WiFi version is getting it at the moment and only if you are in the U.S. Among the features to look out for are expandable, actionable notifications so you can take action directly from the alert, seamless viewing and sharing of photos with instant view and swipe away to ...

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  • by | July 27, 2012 11:26 AM

    Jelly Bean is increasingly becoming available for a wide range of Android phones. First we showed you the Galaxy S III, then the One X, and now the Galaxy Note with this early build of Android 4.1 via a preview of CyanogenMod 10. So far, we've found the CM10 previews to be exceptionally stable and (most importantly) fast. How about the Galaxy Note? Well, that might be the exception. While the CM10 preview works in terms of functionality, there are some performance issues that keep it from being as incredibly smooth as the other two aforementioned devices. There seems to be some lag when ...

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  • by | July 27, 2012 1:05 AM

    Google's first Nexus tablet, the pure-Android Nexus 7, does not have a main (rear-facing) camera, as we all know. We also know, straight from the manufacturer itself, that such a camera would have increased the price tag and that a decision has been taken to not include such an imaging feature to keep the costs low. However, the Nexus 7, when designed, was thought out with a camera in mind (or Asus is re-using or planning on re-using the main board). Thanks to a rather unusual unboxing (which not only takes out the device from the box, but takes out the guts from within) we can see clearly ...

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  • by | July 26, 2012 11:26 AM

    At last, a preview of the Jelly Bean-based CyanogenMod 10 has been released for the HTC One X! This indeed fixes our number one problem with the One X cited in the review: lag. On the One X with stock software with Sense 4.0, we found lack around every corner, which was surprising for such a high-end phone. Jelly Bean on the One X is super duper fast, whether browsing the web, opening folders, or moving between apps. In fact, we'd say that it's a pinch faster than the already-fast CyanogenMod 10 port to the Galaxy S III we recently showed you. That said, installing CM 10 on your One X is ...

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  • by | July 24, 2012 1:49 AM

    Users of the Motorola Xoom tablet, in its WiFi iteration, will receive an official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update soon. The tablet is regarded by many as the first Nexus tablet from Google even though this isn't entirely true. However, it is good to see Google and Motorola keeping the first Honeycomb slate up to date. The refresh will bump the platform version all the way to the latest 4.1.1 and bring, according to the official wording, an improved and more responsive user interface, expandable, actionable notifications, a smarter keyboard, improved text-to-speech capabilities, voice ...

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