Posts tagged with: Jelly Bean
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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the iOS 6.1.1 update and what it means for the Jailbreak community. Then we move to competing grounds and talk about Android 4.2.2, which just got released. The Galaxy S IV continues, though the rumors of a Galaxy S IV mini have us more skeptical than pleased. Then we talk about Nokia's recent leak of a probable tablet coming soon. We end today's show with a minor load of confusion, as now we can't figure out what the final design of the HTC M7 will be. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iOS 6.1.1 Could Arrive Very Soon, Fixing 3G ...

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    I love my Nexus 7. It's one of the best tablets on the market for the money. Recently, Google updated it to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and brought with it irritating lag! That lag presents itself at the worst times. Another issue I wanted to address was battery life. Although the battery on the Nexus 7 isn't small, in my use I needed another hour or two of use. Investigating solutions that would address both lag and battery life, some of our readers recommended Franco Kernel, a replacement kernel, kernel updater, and settings control panel all-in-one. It won't work with every device, but if ...

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    Even if it takes six Skype calls to make a podcast happen, we're gonna do it for you folks, because that's just the kind of guys we are. And it's a good thing, too; while the news cycle has calmed down somewhat in the wake of last week's big BlackBerry event, there's still plenty to talk about from the worlds of Android and Windows Phone, from rumors and speculation to ... well, no, just rumors and speculation, really. But it's scintillating stuff, especially if you're into things named "M7" and "Nokia Tablet." All that, plus listener mail and a heaping helping of Joe Levi's robot voice, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Peter Chou's recent appearance on TV with none other than the white variant of the HTC M7. Then there's some more HTC talk, but now with new leaks by the name of the M4 and G2 which are not as hot as the M7. Then Samsung takes the spotlight as we cover all the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for legacy devices like the original Galaxy Note. Then we talk about a new Samsung tablet that has made rumors, this time with codename GT-P3200. We end today's show by talking about the Jailbreak status of iOS 6. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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    Samsung is working on delivering Jelly Bean updates to a number of its older Android models, and while some have already started seeing their updates arrive, others have yet to take the plunge. Look at the original Galaxy Note, for instance: we've already seen leaked early versions of its Jelly Bean ROM, and noticed how Samsung UK had posted an updated version of the Note's manual with references to features in Jelly Bean, but we've neither gotten word of the update itself actually going out, nor had a firm idea on a date for when it finally would. Today, we get some answers from Samsung ...

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    The Android Open Kang Project (AOKP) is one of the front-runners when it comes to Android custom ROMs. Many have lauded their forward-thinking and rapid development schedule -- especially when compared to CyanogenMod. For those of you who don't remember, back when CyanogenMod was in its infancy we would see new features, tweaks, and changes being added to the ROM very frequently. Today the goals of the CM team have changed. They're aiming for a robust but stable feature-set, and compatibility with many devices as possible. AOKP, on the other hand, are much more like CyanogenMod of ...

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    January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascend W2, and some far-out pseudo-news regarding LG's supposed "Nexus 5" and "Nexus 7.7." All that, ...

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    Late last year, we saw Jelly Bean updates start rolling out for Samsung's Galaxy S III on a number of different carriers. It hit AT&T right at the beginning of December, but at the time the only way to access the update was through Samsung's Kies software. That's fine for many of us, but not all Android users are comfortable doing a manual software flash, and not everyone's a Windows user with access to Kies in the first place. For the rest of us, the time has finally come for an easy OTA update, which will start becoming available today. The only restriction of which we're aware is ...

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    This year's Consumer Electronics Show from Las Vegas has come and gone. As usual, we've been both on-site bringing you coverage from events as well as the show floor, and here on Pocketnow, keeping you up to date with what's going on in the mobile world. For some the show has been excellent; for others it has been a letdown. We can't compare CES to a specialized mobile event like MWC (maybe with IFA); still, our experience from past years has taught us to expect certain things to happen at CES. They might or might not have happened in a straightforward way but there was a lot of innovation ...

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    Veni, vidi, vici! We were looking forward to CES 2013, pretty much like we're always looking forward to trade shows where there's a possibility of seeing new and exciting things from and related to the mobile world. Good or bad as it was, this year's Vegas show is just one of many to come and, probably the biggest problem related to CES is the fact that it is followed shortly by MWC, a show related to mobile and only mobile. We're seeing companies slowly moving away from shows to announce their gadgets, following Apple's lead, but even those companies who are show-centric have probably ...

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    While the LG Optimus G is substantially similar to the Nexus 4, there are still a number of differences setting the pair apart. Those include price (the big one), availability, frequency support (at least officially), and software. Now, we know that Nexus devices are going to get the first crack at the latest code when it arrives, but the Optimus G didn't even launch with Jelly Bean to begin with. Luckily for users who scooped one up, updates are on their way, and the first have already started arriving. Before you get too excited, right now only the three South Korean editions of the ...

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    "The Snowball, the 6-Inch Mate, & the In-N-Out Experience." That's the summary that led us out of our most recent podcast, and it narrowly missed becoming the title of this here episode, number 26 in our weekly series. This is a very special episode, coming to you straight from the luxurious Pocketnow suites overlooking the blink-tastic Las Vegas strip. For the past few days, we've been covering the happenings from CES 2013, bringing you video after video of devices from manufacturers of all stripes. It hasn't been the most hardware-heavy show in memory, but that doesn't mean we don't ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S II continues to be a neat little phone and while at it the Jelly Bean update will give it a fresh look and feel (not that you couldn't work some custom ROM magic on it for your needs). However, the official Jelly Bean update is on its way, as promised by the manufacturer itself, and we've got some details straight from the horse's mouth. According to Samsung Korea, the refresh will only be available via the KIES software suite and it will take about an hour to install, mainly because it will repartition the entire memory system (while reducing the internal storage by ...

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    With 2012 now a wrap, Google has published its latest Android platform statistics, adding-in data from the final two weeks of the year. While it's still a bit disappointing to see so many devices still operating now-ancient versions of the platform, there is some cause for celebration, as the pace by which users are making the move to Android 4.x seems to be showing a recent uptick. Jelly Bean seems to be the most responsible for Android 4.x's new popularity, with Android 4.1 moving up to a 9% share from the less-than-6% it had just a month ago. 4.2 sees some more modest gains, and Ice ...

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    Just because it's a new year doesn't mean things are changing with the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. We're still shaking up the host roster on occasion, and we're still squeezing more than 90 minutes of discussion out of the mobile-technology news sector, even in the pit of the post-holiday lull. On our first podcast of 2013, Joe Levi joins us to talk Android amid a sea of pre-CES leaks, but not before we dive into a long and detailed discussion about the new mobile version of Ubuntu - a platform we'll learn how to consistently pronounce someday, but not today. We also touch on Sailfish and ...

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