All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Android 4.1’

Android Is Finally Free Of Gingerbread’s Deathlike Grip, ICS And Jelly Bean Quickly Catching Up

At the beginning of December, Gingerbread was on the cusp of finally dropping below 50 percent in terms of Android distribution numbers. The holidays provided a perfect opportunity for later versions of Android, like Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, to finally take hold. The latest Android distribution numbers for the end of December do not disappoint. In the latest …

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Motorola Atrix HD Gets Jelly Bean On AT&T Today

Motorola angered its Atrix 4G customers back in October when the company said that it wouldn’t be bringing a promised Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade to the device. Two months later, the Atrix 4G’s big brother, the Atrix HD, gets an upgrade to Jelly Bean. AT&T announced today that the Atrix HD is the fourth Android phone from the carrier to …

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Samsung Galaxy S III Finally Gets Jelly Bean on Verizon

Verizon Wireless today announced that its customers with Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone will finally get an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The update will be pushed out to subscribers starting on December 14. In additions to the testing and extra software placed into the update by Samsung, U.S. carriers take weeks or months to tailor operating system updates. …

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Google Play Music Finally Gets Gapless Playback, Exclusive To Jelly Bean

My Android device has become my music player of choice. It’s been great, but there’s one little problem – no gapless playback. It’s especially annoying after living five years with an iPod Nano that could handle gapless playback with no problems. It’s 2012, and it’s kind on maddening that Google still hasn’t worked what should be a basic feature in …

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Here’s All The New Jelly Bean Features Coming To The Galaxy S III

We’ve known for a while that Samsung is working with carriers to get Galaxy S III owners the Jelly Bean upgrade sooner rather than later. In fact, Sprint has already pushed out the upgrade on its network. If you’re not on Sprint, you might be waiting a while as it’s been awfully quiet on the AT&T and Verizon front. While …

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Samsung Galaxy Camera Launches In US On November 16

The Galaxy Camera, Samsung’s attempt at merging the Android OS with a high-end digital camera, was announced for AT&T back in early October. Since then, the device has launched in the UK, but there was still no word of a US release until today. Samsung and AT&T announced today that the Galaxy Camera will launch in the US on November …

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Verizon Droid Razr M Gets Android Jelly Bean Upgrade

Verizon today announced that its customers using Motorola’s Droid Razr M smartphone will soon be getting an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The upgrade will be pushed out to customers today, and those who would prefer a manual download of the software will be able to access it through “the settings menu” within a week. The upgrade makes the …

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Apple Adds Android To Its Latest Patent Lawsuit

For the longest time, Apple has been fighting a proxy war against Google. The company has never directly filed a lawsuit against the makers of the Android operating system, but rather chose to go after the companies that use it. Samsung has been a popular target of litigation and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. Apple is, however, …

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Galaxy S III Mini Hits The UK On November 8

Samsung has found incredible success with the Galaxy S III. Even Apple’s best attempts at routing Samsung with patent lawsuits only served to increase sales of the Android device. Now Samsung is almost ready to move into phase two of its master plan – release a smaller version of its most popular handset at a more affordable price. Samsung announced …

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Wikipad Delayed On The Day Of Its Launch

The Wikipad was a beacon of hope for hardcore gamers wanting more out of their Android devices. It’s a 10-inch tablet that comes equipped with a traditional dual-analog stick controller dock that lets players control games with the kind of precision that touch screens lack. It’s an exciting product to say the least, and it was supposed to launch yesterday. …

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Here’s All The New Stuff In Android 4.2

Google had to cancel its Android event in New York City due to Hurricane Sandy, but that didn’t stop the company from canceling its announcements. The Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 are now official members of the Google Nexus family. The new devices will be joined by a new version of the Android operating system. Google detailed all the new …

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Sprint Pushes Jelly Bean Update To Galaxy S III Today

Samsung announced a while back that Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) would be coming to Galaxy S III devices in the US at some point in the near future. Many expected it to take a few months as Samsung left the scheduling in the hands of carriers. In surprisingly good news, at least one US carrier has been able to get …

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32GB Nexus 7 Is Now Available From Office Depot

Google, much like Apple, is pretty bad at keeping secrets. Most, if not all, of the major announcements from the company’s Android-focused show have already been leaked over the past few weeks. One of the more prominent rumors was that Google would release a 32GB Nexus 7 tablet in time for the holidays. That rumor has just been confirmed by …

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Samsung Galaxy S III Upgrades To Jelly Bean On Vodafone

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the best, and most popular, Android phones on the market. The only downside at this point is that there’s still too many people stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich. Carriers are slowly beginning to upgrade users to Jelly Bean, but the UK is moving much faster in this regard than the US. Speaking …

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Acer Announces $230 Price For Its 7-Inch Android Tablet

Acer this week announced its new 7-inch tablet at a slightly higher price point than both Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and the Google-branded Nexus 7 tablet. The new Iconia Tab A110 will launch on October 30 and will cost $230. The mini-tablet has a 1024 x 600 resolution screen and weighs just 0.86 pounds. It has a micro USB port, …

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Google Will Open The Playground At Android Event On October 29

Apple will be unveiling the iPad Mini at an event on October 23. It seemed like that would be the last big tech announcement of the year before we head into the holiday season. Turns out Google isn’t going to let Apple have the last word as the company has just announced an Android event for October 29. Yesterday afternoon, …

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Samsung (Finally) Announces Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Update

Samsung today finally announced its plans to upgrade U.S. Galaxy S III devices to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Owners of Samsung’s most popular device have been hanging for weeks on rumors about the upgrade, which Samsung officials said was “coming soon.” Samsung stated today that the update will be available over the air and as a download via Kies, the …

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Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Upgrade ‘Coming Soon’, Says Samsung

It’s Android’s not-so-secret shame. While Apple’s iOS updates tend to upgrade a large portion of their customers to the latest version within a week or two, Android users are at the mercy of their wireless carriers and device manufacturers when it comes to operating system upgrades. Carriers and manufacturers have to make sure the restrictions they place on the Android …

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Verizon Finally Gets Jelly Bean, But Only For Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.1, or Jelly Bean, has been out for over a month now. The Nexus 7 was the first Android device to ship with it and carriers are now beginning the slow process of updating phones to the new OS. Verizon was a little slow to push Jelly Bean out to users, but they’re somewhat rectifying that today. Verizon announced …

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Galaxy S III to Get Jelly Bean Update in October

Owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S III may have the latest in smartphone hardware technology, but their device is still stuck running Androind 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This is nearly two months since Google’s Nexus 7 tablet debuted with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Finally, Samsung has stated that the Galaxy S III will soon be getting an upgrade to Jelly Bean. …

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera Is Real, Comes With Android 4.1

We brought you word on Monday that Samsung may be working on their very own Android-based camera. The rumors stated that it was to be based on the Galaxy S III and feature Android 4.0. Those rumors turned out to be correct as Samsung announced such a device today at IFA. Samsung is dubbing it the Galaxy Camera and it’s …

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Multi-User Account Support Coming to Android

Users of Google’s Android platform have been requesting support for multiple user accounts for months now. The feature has not been necessary for smartphones, which are mostly personal devices. The rise of tablet computing, however, means that mobile operating systems will soon begin adopting familiar features from desktop operating systems. Tablets, like desktop computers, are often shared throughout a household, …

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Sony Might Bring Jelly Bean To 2011 Xperia Phones

Sony really ticked off a lot of people when they announced that they were no longer bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to the Xperia Play. Our comments were awash with many owners threatening to boycott Sony for this slight. Sony had themselves another PR nightmare last week when one of their spokespersons said that none of the 2011 Xperia phones would …

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Adobe May Have Dropped Flash Support For Android, But You Don’t Have To

You may remember last month when Adobe announced that Jelly Bean was not going to get Flash. Ice Cream Sandwich was going to be the last version of Android to have official support for Flash and the software was only going to be up on Google Play until August 15. It will be gone forever after that. Some people did …

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Google Better Not Name The Next Version of Android “Kandy Cane”

Google has had a good thing going with the names for their Android operating systems. They have all been named after sweets and have followed an alphabetical order starting with Cupcake and ending up with Jelly Bean as the newest version. That’s why the latest easter egg from Google is so perplexing. If you head over to Android version under …

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Android Engineer Explains Why The Nexus 7 Display Is So Sexy

Everybody who went to Google I/O has probably played around with the Nexus 7 tablet for at least a week now. They may have noticed that the display is pretty great, and that apps built for phones actually look pretty great on the larger 7-inch screen. There’s a reason for that which Googler Dianne Hackborn explains in a lengthy Google+ …

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The Heat Is Getting To Everybody, Including Android

If you’ve been outside within the past week, you probably realized that it’s really hot. The heat index for last week broke all kinds of records and it doesn’t look like it will be letting up anytime soon. Unfortunately, the heat has already claimed its first victim. Googler Dan Morrill let us know via Google+ yesterday that the lovely Jelly …

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Like Flash Player On Android? You Have Until August 15 To Say Goodbye

One of the major bragging rights for Android users is that their operating system allows for the use of Flash. Adobe eventually came around to Apple’s way of thinking though and said that Flash on mobile platforms was kind of useless. They revealed their plans to drop Flash support for Android in the future a few months back, but we’re …

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Google Details Google+ Tablet App Redesign

Before Sergey Brin interrupted the Google+ presentation during the opening keynote for Google I/O, the Google+ team was discussing the redesign of the app for tablets. Besides a short look at how the tablet app features a new photo stream, we weren’t really made privy to all the design changes. Thanks to the Google blog, we now have a bit …

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Google+ Gets Native Tablet App And Events Today [Google I/O]

After the impressive Jelly Bean presentation, Google is not done. The company has switched gears to Google+ and the future of their social network. The first major announcement is that Google+ is launching a native app on tablets today. Google pushed out a redesigned Google+ app for iOS and Android over the past few weeks. Google said that many users …

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