Posts tagged with: Android 4.3
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    With that Google event scheduled for next week, and following all the leaks we've seen so far, there's a decent chance that Android 4.3 is about to go official. While we already had that 4.3 ROM ripped from a Google Play edition Galaxy S 4 to play with, it may soon be time for Nexus 4 owners to have a chance to check out the latest Android themselves, with the discovery of another of the handsets running Android 4.3. But haven't we already seen 4.3 on a Nexus 4? Sure, in pictures, but this time there's access to the software. As the story goes, the owner supposedly bought the handset from ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recently leaked renders of a possible red Nokia Lumia 1020, and the carrier it might be going to. Then we talk about the Nokia phablet that's been rumored for the last couple of months, and you won't like the news about it. The future Nexus 7 is next as it seems that it might become more expensive in its future iteration. Verizon's Motorola Droid Ultra takes the spotlight next as it seems they might get announced next week. We end today's show talking about the Google event scheduled for next week as well, and what we might get from it. ...

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    Ever since Google I/O, we've been wondering when Google might get around to all the announcements that didn't happen: a new Nexus tablet, maybe the Moto X, and Android 4.3. While it's not quite a lock, Google just began distributing invitations to an event next week that sure has the trappings of an Android-related announcement. Google invites the press to attend breakfast with Sundar Pichai next Wednesday, July 24. Of course, when you ask a bunch of tech journalists to come around and hang out with the head of Android, the subject matter is bound to extend beyond crullers, and with a ...

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    Our apology for the delay in today's upload due to technical difficulties. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC One mini an a teaser that the company has already made public. The HTC One max is next as reports claim that the device will be launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note III. The Sony Honami takes the spotlight next as some debates have surged over its camera sensor. We later talk about the leaked video of the BlackBerry A10. We end today's show talking about the leaked Rogers video of the Moto X, but more specifically due to the new version of Android being ...

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    Last week's leak of an apparent Android 4.3 ROM has become the source for a whole wave of news revealing features Google's added to this latest build of its mobile platform. Today, we back away from that a little, as while we do have word of some possible new Android 4.3 functionality, this time the news comes to us by means of a slightly different path. Some code recently posted on the Linux Foundation Labs site appears to reveal new functionality for the default Android launcher. Beyond simply listing all your apps alphabetically, there are signs that Google may be letting users display ...

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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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