Posts tagged with: Android 4.3
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    Where the heck is Android 4.3? And no, I'm not referring to the mountains of evidence in server logs, nor the very-legitimate-looking leaked ROM that surfaced last week: I mean where the heck is Google when it comes to delivering this update to Android users at large? Or, at least getting the ball rolling and making things official, while dropping a few updates for Nexus models? Instead, Android 4.3 almost seems like it's drifting away from us. In spite of those recent developments, there's no immediately obvious path for Google to take so far as any launch intentions go – Google I/O ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android 4.3, and a unique feature that's being leaked and that could make your experience with notifications much better. HTC disappoints us next as the HTC One S has just loss all promises for Sense 5 or any other software update. The Budget iPhone makes headlines next as we've got the first leaked photos of the color options you might get. Verizon and Motorola take the spotlight next as the Droid Ultra smartphone line-up just got teased. We end today's show talking about Motorola again, this time because the Moto X gets its first ad, and ...

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    Last week, we saw an Android 4.3 ROM leak for the Galaxy S 4. While it appeared to be legit enough, it was also a little underwhelming, and didn't seem too heavy on the new features. Since then, some tear-downs have attempted to root out just what changes are present, and today we learn about an interesting new API for notifications. Android 4.3 appears to introduce support for "notification listeners," apps with permissions to do things like read which notifications are present and even interact with them. However, while some of the text strings present make this seem obviously designed ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Windows 8.1 and all the changes we've seen in the preview and we also talk about some display form-factors to be considered. Then we talk about BlackBerry, the company's terrible quarter results and the amount of units sold. Android 4.3 is next as there's a leaked ROM for the Galaxy S4 and how you can also get it. We later take a look at some leaked photos of the Sony Honami which just made the headlines. We end today's show talking about Google's future move to build a smart watch, a game console, and a more affordable Nexus Q as part of ...

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    There's been a flurry of news regarding Android 4.3 over the past day or so, and all focused around the Galaxy S 4. We saw signs of it for the Google Play edition GS4, followed later by some actual screenshots. Normally, that's as far as a leak like this would go, but the team over at SamMobile has managed to get its hands on a dump of that GPe 4.3 firmware and have cooked up a slightly modified version for the international Snapdragon-based Galaxy S 4. Apparently, this ROM is working perfectly fine on the GT-I9505. There isn't yet a version available for any of the US variants, nor ...

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    When we saw that new camera app arrive with the Google Play edition GS4 and HTC One yesterday, it made us immediately curious about Android 4.3. That's because the first time we saw that app was on a Nexus 4 appearing to run 4.3; would Google ever get around to releasing the new build, or would we just see features like this divorced from 4.3 and implemented on their own like with these GPe models? It looks like 4.3 is very much still in the works, and a new leak shows Samsung getting it ready for its new GPe GS4. We realize the above screenshot is a bit jumbled, like someone tried opening ...

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    Last month, we learned that Samsung would be releasing a special edition of the Galaxy S 4, sold through the Google Play Store and running stock Android, just like a Nexus-series device. That was followed by rumors of a similar version of the HTC One, and sure enough, just before the month was out we saw that confirmed as well. Today, both phones finally go up for sale, and we also get to learn a little bit about their software. First up, we've been calling these Google editions, or Nexus editions, not really positive about the accepted parlance. With both now available, it's clear that ...

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    Back in late May, we caught wind of curious goings-on happening over at the Bluetooth SIG. While it's no oddity to see devices get their Bluetooth certification published as they prepare for launch, last month we looked at a brand new certification just filed for the Nexus 7. While there's no good reason for the SIG to be doing that, as far as what info was publicly available, it all might make sense if this was somehow tied to the upcoming release of Android 4.3, which could bring the platform new Bluetooth functionality (4.0 LE mode, to be specific). We've yet to see that happen (despite ...

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    Android 4.3 is very likely just around the corner, and while we've seen the platform running on Nexus devices, which is no big surprise, the more pertinent question may be which non-Google models will be seeing their own updates to 4.3 arrive. There's a list going around which purports to reveal some of HTC's update strategy, but we've got more than a few questions about just how accurate it may be. The list in question first surfaced nearly a week ago, but it's only really making the rounds now. As you can see, it identifies both whether or not 4.3 will be coming to specific models, and ...

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    Apple is holding its developer conference (WWDC) in approximately two weeks. WWDC is roughly analogous to the Google I/O that concluded a few weeks ago. According to the WWDC website, we will be able to get an in-depth look at what to expect next in both iOS as well as OS X and developers will be shown how to take their apps "to the next level". It's really an impressive shindig with over 100 sessions, hands-on labs, events, and even the opportunity to connect with Apple engineers and fellow developers -- and Google may be laying in wait to steal Apple's thunder with Android 4.3. As ...

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    For weeks now, Android 4.3's been hanging over us like a low lying cloud. All the signs of it are out there, but it continues to be just out of our reach. Some theories have been looking to the idea of a June launch, and as we try and suss-out just when that could take place, some evidence has arrived that, while largely circumstantial, sure has the feel of a new Android release to it. This afternoon's find is all about the Nexus 7. It turns out that the tablet just saw the publication of its Bluetooth SIG listing... again? After all, this is what the Nexus 7 went through back when it ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the red aurora Samsung Galaxy S 4 and why you shouldn't be excited. Then it's more Samsung news as some leaked photos of their Tizen phone have emerged. Google is next as the company seems to be collaborating with Microsoft to fix the compliance issues with the YouTube app on Windows Phone 8. More Google news continues as leaked photos of the Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 leaked recently. We end today's show talking about the Google HTC One that continues to be rumored along side with some new rumors of a phablet HTC One in the works. All this ...

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    Despite Google not announcing it at I/O 2013, it's been clear that Android 4.3 has been under development, leaving many of us wondering just when Google might hope to finally make it official. While most of the 4.3 evidence has come from the likes of server logs, today we get a first-hand look at the software in action, with a number of images appearing to show Android 4.3 running on a Nexus 4. Supposedly snapped at a Thai mobile expo, these shots show Android 4.3 build JWR45B in action, prepared just a little earlier this month. We don't get anything close to an exhaustive look at the ...

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    Before any large event or conference there's always a lot of speculation about what's coming next. It may come as a surprise to many of you, but any software development project is never really "done". There is always a list of features that didn't make it in, known bugs that were deemed not to be "show stoppers", bugs that weren't identified prior to release, as well as other patches and updates that come with the normal development cycle. As such, there will always be updates to software, including operating systems like Android. There are always rumors about what's coming in the next ...

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    Despite our expectations, Google I/O 2013 failed to deliver a new version of Android. As we've discussed, that wasn't so much of a big deal, as we got plenty of improvements to services without needing a whole new Android build, but has left us wondering: just when might Key Lime Pie get here? We've seen evidence showing Android 4.3 in testing, and rumors have suggested that it could arrive sometime next month. We wait to learn if that will indeed come to pass, but in the meantime a couple little hints have surfaced in the wake of Google I/O that remind us that Key Lime Pie is still in our ...

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    Over the last few days, you may have noticed a number of new pics and video surfacing of the white edition of the Nexus 4. We've brought you coverage of these kind of spottings in the past, but no matter how many times they pop up, they never seem to lead anywhere. Is this latest volley a sign that the phone's actually about to drop? At least one rumor claims that's what's going on, and that the white Nexus 4 could introduce the Android 4.3 that was a no-show at Google I/O. According to unnamed sources, Android and Me reports that Google intends to start selling the white Nexus 4 through ...

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    It's not common to see Larry Page on stage for a Google event, regardless of how big it is. Usually Eric Schmidt or Sergey Brin have been the ones that have shined the most for their showmanship, and as I watched the Google I/O keynote yesterday, Larry changed that, and he said something that really struck a nerve - "We should be doing what nobody else is doing". He also said things like "We should work on getting technology out of the way", and other phrases we've heard in the past, but by the late CEO of another company I don't even need to mention. It's no state secret that Larry Page ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Windows Phone 8 GDR2 and a a possible release date along with some billboards that show us what the Nokia Lumia 928 is all about. Then we move to HTC as the red HTC One shows itself in the UK, along with the fact that HTC has improved in sales this month when compared to last month. Then we go through the BlackBerry R10 being compared the Q10, just to make your choice for either much easier since the R10 is just ugly. Later we go through the leaks of a mysterious LG phone we assume to be the Optimus G2, and then we talk about the reports that ...

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    All signs are pointing to Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie not being released at Google I/O 2013. What's more, it probably won't even be announced. We've talked about some probable causes for the delays, though nothing is confirmed at this point. At the May 16, 2013 meetup of The San Francisco Android User Group a "trio of dev gurus from HTC" are making time in their "busy Google I/O schedules" to present to the group. What are the developers from HTC going to talk about? Two things in particular that we've heard of: Bluetooth 4.0 and OpenGL ES3.0. Bluetooth 4.0 Back in January I went into quite ...

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    Just yesterday, we were talking a little about what direction Google might be heading with future Android builds, and entertained the idea that neither Android 5.0 nor Key Lime Pie are in our immediate future. At the time, that might not have been any more than some educated guesswork, but newly uncovered evidence is making that seem just a bit prescient, with server logs pointing to the existence of Android 4.3, still using the Jelly Bean name. Servers are reporting connections from devices running Android 4.3, build JWR23B. Analysis of the IP addresses used by this gear, identified as ...

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