Posts tagged with: Android 5.0
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "Get ready for a simpler Google Play." That's what Google had to say in a blog post about the upcoming version of their Play Store. "The new design focuses on bigger images that jump off the page. Similarly themed content is grouped together so you can hone in on a magazine to read or an app to try. As you move down the page, new recommendations continue to appear so there is always more to see and explore. We've also simplified purchasing so you can breeze through checkout and get to enjoying your movie rental or other content." Google has been progressively improving ...

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    We're all familiar with companies that partner with others to pre-bundle "exclusive" software on their devices. NFL football apps, NASCAR, Internet TV, and more have been included on devices from Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile, just as examples. These types of partnerships attempt to lure fans to switch to the "official carrier" of whatever it may be. Then we began to see other strategic partnerships rise. Partnerships that made more sense. I'm referring to the arrangement between HTC and Dropbox. Back in 2011 Dropbox announced that they'd be giving HTC customers 5GB of storage space in the ...

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    Google's Android OS has gone through some major changes since its release half-a-decade ago. Some changes have been cosmetic while others have been "under the hood". Cosmetic changes to the user interface usually correspond with major version releases of the OS. As such, if the next version of Android is version 5.0 (which most of us are calling Key Lime Pie) and it follows this pattern, we're in for some pretty significant UI changes. What those changes may be is up for debate, but we can look at what's happening with other OSes to get an idea where mobile devices are headed -- and we ...

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    Google I/O 2013 is only a month or so away, so let's jump right into our guesses and hopes for what we'll see at Google's biggest conference of the year. For those who may not know, Google I/O isn't all about Android -- Google covers a wide variety of technology and services, and tries to cover a lot of everything at the conference. This year we expect to hear more about Google+, Chrome, HTML5 improvements, APIs, Google TV, home automation, and yes, Android will be in there somewhere. Google Now At last year's Google I/O we saw Google's answer to Siri: Google Now. Since then we've seen a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nexus 5 rumors and why they focus mainly on the camera. Then we talk about Motorola and some more X Phone rumors that now include three devices on the list. Then we move the spotlight to Microsoft as the plans for upgrade to Windows Phone 9, or the lack there of are already official. Then we talk about T-Mobile, their new 4G LTE network, and which devices will be benefited. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to bring Android 5.0 to their most recent devices. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nexus 5 Rumors Focus ...

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    Last week, following the introduction of the Galaxy S 4, we talked a little about Samsung's promises to bring some of the GS4's features to existing Samsung models. Today, we're back to looking at what the future holds for updates to a number of Samsung devices, this time concerning the possibility of them seeing get Android 5.0. This info is supposedly a "pre-list" from a Samsung insider, and the data may change between now and when Samsung makes its final decisions. Basically, of all Samsung Androids currently announced, only the Galaxy S 4, the GS3, the Note II, Note 8.0, and Note 10.1 ...

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    Google introduced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at Google I/O last June, following the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich with the Galaxy Nexus the previous fall. By that timetable, we should be expecting the next major Android revision to arrive in the near future, long-rumored to be Key Lime Pie. As we wait to get confirmation on just what to expect from this release, a new leak makes that name sound a whole lot more official, as well as gives us a window for when to expect it to arrive. Some leaked Qualcomm roadmaps detail both the company's own plans for releasing chips that will run the new OS, as ...

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    It started off as a rumor initially, coming from people "familiar with the matter", but it seems to have stuck. Motorola is rumored to be working hard on a certain "X Phone", and we're led to believe that it will be a super-Android. More recent reports are bringing the X Phone back in the headlines, this time with new alleged info. According to the report the phone will be a 5-inch, edge-to-edge, no-bezel, device. While not a Nexus device, the new theory claims that this will be the first phone from Motorola which will be a cross-carrier-branded device, hence the "X". That doesn't stop ...

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