Posts tagged with: Android 4.2
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    The Nexus 4, just like any other Nexus, is meant for hacking, that is aside from offering the pure Google experience, and CyanogenMod is one of those ROMs that needs no introduction at all. The latest Nexus phone (and tablet) come pre-loaded with Android 4.2 but a little bit of CyanogenMod treatment never hurts. Nightlies are out for the LG-made Google-phone (already two, to be more specific) in case you want to give them a try. The Nexus 10 tablet will join the party as soon as it will be ready, according to the team (which shouldn't take too long though). Head over to the source link ...

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    My recent jump to Windows Phone for my daily driver, in concert with my continued love affair with the Nexus 7 and endless respect for Apple's iPad, have provided an interesting opportunity to compare the three platforms in a number of ways. The OSes have many distinctions setting them apart, but maybe none so evident as their respective approaches to voice dictation. I'm not talking about Siri or S Voice or Google Now here; just the stock speech-to-text dictation software you'd use if you were drafting an email or text message by voice, or speaking a shopping list out loud for your ...

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    Android 4.2 brought with its arrival a number of changes to the platform, many of which we detailed late last month. Not everyone's a fan of everything that's new, though, and if some of the new functionality Google brought to the Android lockscreen just isn't your cup of tea, we've got some good news for you: one developer has cooked-up a free app to quickly revert those tweaks to the way the lockscreen used to work. Lockscreen Policy, as its dev has named the app, is nothing if not straightforward. It provides a pair of toggles, allowing you to disable the new camera access, lockscreen ...

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    If you were disappointed that Google or LG (or both) released the latest Nexus phone, the Nexus 4, without LTE support, let us tell you that you are not alone! A recent teardown of the device confirmed the existence of an LTE chip and we thought it might have been because of the shared internals with the LG Optimus G. However, it turns out that the Nexus 4 can reportedly do LTE (at least in Canada, on Telus with 1700/2100MHz bands). What you need to do to test this out is to go into the Dialer app and input *#*#4636#*#* (that is *#*#INFO#*#*) and forcibly choose and automatic mode which ...

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    A few days back, a pretty glaring oversight in Google's release of Android 4.2 came to our attention, upon the discovery that the platform's People app wasn't letting users enter dates that occurred during the month of December. As word of this issue spreads, Google has now spoken out about the problem on its Android Google+ account, letting us know that a fix is on the way. For now, we don't have a specific ETA, but given how December's right around the corner, we imagine that Google's working overtime to get a small update addressing this issue released before then. At least, that's the ...

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    We recently let you know about an interview Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn) had with Steve Ballmer (CEO of Microsoft), in which Ballmer went on record about Microsoft's competition: Apple and Android. To preface Ballmer's statement, he's talking about Android apps, not necessarily the Android platform. "The ecosystem of Android is a little bit wild, relative, that is, from an app compatibility perspective, malware perspective is, maybe, in a way that's not always in the consumer's best interest. Uncontrolled. (SIC)" Android has 72.4% of the market compared to Windows Phone's ...

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    If you have a friend whose birthday is in December, as in the last month of the year, or maybe your own birthday anniversary is coming up next month, you'll notice that if you fire up your People app on Android 4.2 you will not be able to add any day in December to a contact since the month itself is missing. The issue seems to be present on the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, or pretty much any device running Android 4.2. Looking through the comments on Google it seems to be "a problem with the API (particularly android.widget.NumberPicker) rather than the DatePicker widget being used in ...

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    Google started selling their Nexus 4 and tablets with Android 4.2 earlier today -- though the ordering process hasn't been ideal. Another special treat was the beginning of Google's roll-out of Android 4.2 to Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 owners. As with all updates, the Android 4.2 roll-out will come to your device when it's your turn in line. We're not that patient, so of course we found out how to get the official OTA update and flash it on our devices without having to wait in that dreaded line! First off, like any other "flashing" procedure, you assume the risk of potentially bricking your ...

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    We wish Google would have given more specific details about when the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 tablets go live for pre-orders so that people who were hitting the refresh button since midnight wouldn't have pulled an all-nighter. If you're one of those then you can go grab a quick nap as there is still a bit more waiting in order. 9a PST is the time at which the new Nexus phone and ten-inch tablet will go live, according to information obtained by AndroidPolice from Google. That translates to 12p (noon) EST which is a little more than four hours away from the time of this post. Check out our ...

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    Earlier today we've head that Google has flipped the update switch and some GSM Galaxy Nexus owners are receiving the Android 4.2 refresh --with a manual link available too-- and now it's time for Google's latest and greatest to be delivered to the seven-inch Nexus tablet. You have to run Android 4.1.2 build JZO54K in order to be able to receive Android 4.2. If you haven't received the official OTA update yet and you want to apply the refresh manually you will need to grab the ZIP file from Google's servers and do your magic with Recovery and adb. Opposed to the Galaxy Nexus refresh, the ...

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    With pre-orders starting for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices it is a normal move for Google to start delivering the new version of the OS to older Nexus phones. It appears that this is exactly the case as there have been plenty of reports of Android 4.2 popping up as an OTA update for Galaxy Nexus phones. According to reports, only GSM flavors of the Galaxy Nexus are getting the refresh, complete with Gesture Typing, Photosphere and all the other cool stuff (sans multiple user support). Furthermore, if you have a Takju device you can grab the update manually from this link and play ...

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    Google has several different product lines, each one geared to different use case scenarios. Typical people tend to use their electronics in one of three "experiences": 10-inch, 2-foot, and 10-foot. The 10-inch experience When we hold our device in our hands at approximately 10-inches from our face, we're probably using a smartphone or tablet. Either of these is very touch-centric. Keyboards are on-screen and are usually tapped with one finger or two-thumbs at a time. Icons and words are relatively small because the device is relatively close to our eyes. The 2-foot experience Once we put ...

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    I'm in a bit of a quandary, readers. AT&T dropped some welcome news on our heads this morning, announcing the forthcoming availability of the HTC Windows Phone 8X, the Nokia Lumia 820 ... and the new finnish flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 920. Frequent visitors to Pocketnow, especially listeners of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, will recall well my longstanding affinity for this latter device, Nokia's PureView-packing, pure polycarbonate Windows Phone. I wrote a whole article, in fact, about why I'm buying the Lumia 920 instead of the iPhone 5, which is why it's hilarious ...

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    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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    One of the advantages of locking down devices and only allowing apps to be installed through a "walled garden" of an app store is the ability to (theoretically) pre-screen every line of code in every app that's submitted, which virtually guarantees that your platform will be "malware free". Of course neither Apple nor Microsoft pre-screen every line of code in every app in their respective app stores, but who's counting, right? Google does things differently. Rather than approving every single app before it's listed in their Play Store, Google includes it automatically -- letting the free ...

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