Posts tagged with: Android 5.0
  • by | December 27, 2013 7:02 PM

    The end of the year in tech is already dominated by lists - best of, worst of, top 5, bottom 50 - you get the picture. So rather than foist another array of numeric bullet points upon you on our last podcast of the year, we've decided to dedicate this show to you, the listener ... and more specifically, to those of you who've written to us. That's right - just like we did back in the summer, for the last show of 2013 we're focusing entirely on listener mail on this, episode 076 of the Pocketnow Weekly. The backed-up emails in our inbox span the full array of tech topics, ranging from ...

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  • by | October 8, 2013 7:28 AM

    We've already talked about the advantages and disadvantages of 64-bit versus 32-bit when it comes to smartphones and tablets. To recap, 64-bit should be faster and enable the inclusion of more RAM as compared to 32-bit, but the OS and apps will need some fairly heavy work before they'll be able to take advantage of the advancements. Due to that, processor manufactures, app developers, and OS authors find themselves in the classic "chicken or the egg" conundrum: you can't have one without the other. So given the paradox, when will Android support 64-bit chips? Apple now has a 64-bit product ...

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  • by | July 17, 2013 9:00 PM

    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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  • by | July 15, 2013 9:00 PM

    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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  • by | July 10, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's launch plans for the Sony Xperia Z and the Nokia Lumia 925, aside form their new trade-in program. LG is next as we've got leaked photos and a leaked video of the LG G2, only that for sprint, aside from rumors the Google LG Nexus 5. Motorola is back again, as we've got some press renders that show that the Motorola Droid Ultra is a line-up of three phones and not just one phone. Verizon and HTC take the spotlight next as the specific variant of the HTC One for big red has just landed on the FCC. There are also rumors of an HTC M8 ...

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  • by | July 3, 2013 7:05 AM

    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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  • by | June 28, 2013 1:05 PM

    Rumors of a Google-made Android smartwatch have been around for months. Back in early 2013, we heard that Google might be working over the details of such a project, deciding whether or not it would move forward on it. Now, sources known to The Wall Street Journal report that Google's gone ahead with development of the Android smartwatch, but that's not the only way it's branching Android out beyond smartphones and tablets. We've already seen evidence that might suggest Google was planning a sequel to last year's crashed-on-takeoff Nexus Q. While that model seemed quite expensive for what ...

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  • by | May 30, 2013 11:10 AM

    When Google released its Google Now app we saw our first look at a card-based UI in an Android app. Touted as being able to show you "the right information at the right time", this new design for displaying information is elegant. It's a simple and to-the-point method that standardizes information onto a single "card", separated from other information. It should come as no surprise. We've been using cards for a very long time in our everyday lives. Libraries used to catalog all their books and media offerings on individual cards in something called a "card catalog". Your mother probably ...

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  • by | May 29, 2013 7:39 AM

    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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  • by | May 14, 2013 8:40 PM

    Google I/O 2013 is right around the corner and chances are that we'll see something Android-related announced at this year's developers conference -- though perhaps not what we've become accustomed to from the conferences of yesteryear. Whether or not we will see another flavor of Jelly Bean or Key Lime Pie is still yet to be seen. Regardless, we're not going to sit idly by. Here are some of our last-minute requests for Android Key Lime Pie (or whatever they're going to show us at I/O).     Adam Doud Contributing Editor I'd like to see a smarter version of Google Now. Currently ...

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  • by | May 6, 2013 7:00 PM

    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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  • by | April 25, 2013 10:41 AM

    Ever since "Cupcake" Google has made a tradition of naming the versions of their mobile operating system after something sweet. When they released the follow-up to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and called it "Jelly Bean" we weren't' surprised. When they released a followup to that, however, Google bumped the version by a minor point (4.1 to 4.2), but kept the name the same, referring to it as "another flavor of Jelly Bean". It was a little odd and broke with tradition regarding their code-naming scheme, but it really wasn't anything more than a curiosity in the timeline of Android. ...

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  • by | April 24, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's WWDC details and also some probable launch dates for the company's future hardware. Then we go through an HTC One software update that promises better Ultra Pixel performance, though with some probable bad news for HTC One X users. We later go through more rumors of Google's probable gaming service, which we still can't figure out. Later we talk about Android 5.0 and how some unconfirmed reports consider it will be delayed. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S 4, our review and all our comparisons. All this and more ...

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  • by | April 23, 2013 3:21 PM

    HTC's One X has had a good run. The phone launched at last year's MWC, and we saw it come to North America right around this time in 2012. Since then, we've witnessed the phone make the journey to Jelly Bean, and more recently HTC has been talking about its plans to bring Sense 5.0 – debuting with the HTC One – to the One X in a future update. We recommend taking the time to enjoy that one when it arrives, because if the latest rumor is any indication, it could very well be the smartphone's last major update. LlabTooFeR, who's posted HTC predictions before, claims via Twitter that the ...

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  • by | April 23, 2013 1:13 PM

    When will Android finally make the leap to version 5.0, presumed by many of us to be called Key Lime Pie? It feels like expectations have been dictating that Google should announce the new build at this year's Google I/O, but we've yet to see any real confirmation. The whole lineup for the event is a bit of a mystery, with rumors about hardware announcements recently shifting from the Motorola X phone to maybe a new variant of the Nexus 4. Now we're hearing that whatever does happen, Key Lime Pie may not be on the menu, and would instead launch sometime this summer. Cards on the table: we ...

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