Android 4.2 brings a ton of the things many of us have been waiting for. Aside from some flashy lock-screen widgets and some additional quick-settings icons, one of the best features by far is the ability to have multiple user accounts. This is genius. Tablets are now becoming the new “home computer” and these get shared all the time. If your older kids are going on a trip, it’s always great to lend them your top-notch Android smartphone for them to use features like navigation and others. Sadly, Android 4.2 only provides multiple-user support for tablets even if the [...]
One of the new enhancements we saw yesterday with the launch of Android 4.2 is the fact that Google has implemented gesture functionality into the keyboard. I know many of you already know what that is through the Swipe keyboard, but Google has actually taken it to a whole new level of instant prediction. The problem is obviously the fact that you were limited to using it only if you have Android 4.2, and you guessed it, nobody does yet. Now if you want to give this keyboard a try, it’s already available for download under two scenarios:
Scenario 1: If your device is not [...]
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Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google’s Nexus 4, 7 and 10 announcement, pricing and availability. We also talk about Android 4.2 and all the benefits to come. We later go through Microsoft’s Launch of Windows Phone 8 and our full review coverage. Then we talk about our initial review coverage of HTC’s Windows Phone 8X along with our first impressions. We end today’s show talking about Apple’s recent announcement that Scott Forstall will no longer [...]
Google’s launch of the Nexus One and the Nexus 7 have both been iconic moments of stupidity for me. Specifically because it’s the only time I can remember, where I’ve gone crazy trying to pre-order each of them. The Nexus One in particular was simply one of the most beautiful smartphones I’ve ever owned and used. It was thinner than thin, more powerful than powerful for its time, and as unlocked as I love phones to be. The Nexus 7, though not breaking any records in design, was simply a gorgeous tablet with an irresistible price.
With Google’s [...]
Here in the northeastern United States, hurricane Sandy is starting to mess up our hair – and our schedules. Google’s big Nexus-centric announcement, originally scheduled for today, had to be pushed back due to the storm, but that didn’t stop the big G from dropping the news of the new Nexus 4. For 2013, the Nexus 4 will be Google’s pre-emptive answer to flagships Windows Phone 8 devices, other Androids, and even the iPhone 5 and perhaps the one that comes after that. While we have yet to get our hands on the Nexus 4, the pieces have come together to create a [...]
There’s no denying that one of the most anticipated events for this year is the one that’s happening on Monday October 29th. The internet has been flooded with leaks of all the Nexus devices that are coming, and I know a lot of us can’t wait. Now this is a different year when compared to previous. A couple of years ago all we got in these events was a Nexus smartphone. The Nexus 7 has changed that at Google I/O and we’re expecting a lot of enhancements to Google’s existing tablet along with a bigger sister tablet to compete against the [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent leaks of the Google Nexus 10, which now include actual photos of the device. Then we talk about Android 4.2 and the possible additions that we might receive on Monday October 29th. We later talk about the iPad pre-orders and how they’ve been performing after the Apple Online Store opened again. We then move to Xbox Smart Glass now reaching Android customers for free. We end today’s show by talking about our unboxing and first impressions of the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT.
All this and more after [...]