All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Jelly Bean’

Your Old Galaxy S III May Soon Look More Like A Galaxy S4

Samsung has another hit with the Galaxy S4, but not everybody buys the latest and greatest mobile devices. Some people are perfectly content with buying last year’s Galaxy S III. Luckily, they won’t have to be jealous of the Galaxy S4 for much longer as many of the same features will soon be added to the S III via software …

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Google To Sell Galaxy S4 With Stock Android [Google I/O 2013]

At the end of the Android portion of the Google I/O 2013 keynote, Google’s Hugo Barra announced that it will start selling a new Android device on its Play store. Those expecting a Nexus device were in for a surprise though. Barra announced that it will be selling the Galaxy S4 with stock Android instead of Samsung’s TouchWiz software. This …

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Looks Like We’ll Be Seeing Android 4.3 At Google I/O

UPDATE: Nothing to see here, folks. The only big Android announcement during the keynote is that Google will start selling a Galaxy S4 equipped with stock Android (4.2) via its Play store. At Google I/O 2012, Google introduced the world to Android 4.1, or Jelly Bean. It later updated Jelly Bean to version 4.2. Now at Google I/O 2013, it …

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Jelly Bean Is Now On A Quarter Of All Android Devices

Over the past few months, Jelly Bean has been on a meteoric rise as it latches onto more and more Android devices. At the same time, Gingerbread use has been slowly declining. With a new way of reporting distribution numbers, Google will hopefully hurry both trends along. For its April report of Android distribution numbers, Google says that the reporting …

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Jelly Bean, ICS Combine Their Powers To Take Down Gingerbread In February

Last month’s Android distribution numbers showed that Gingerbread was on the way out. Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean still had a bit to go, however, before they were finally able to eclipse the outdated mobile OS. Turns out the Android 4.0 and up club only needed one more month to do so. In the latest Android distribution numbers, Gingerbread …

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Jelly Bean Continues To Grow, Gingerbread And ICS Hit With Small Declines

Back in January, we finally saw Gingerbread fall below 50 percent in Google’s Android distribution numbers for December. At the same time, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean both saw increases. Now only one Android version is seeing continued growth. In the latest Android distribution numbers, Jelly Bean has grown 3.4 percent to a total of 13.6 percent of the …

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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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$99 Acer Android Tablet is on the Way

It’s been rumored for a while now that Google is developing a $99 version of its Nexus 7 tablet. Those rumors were based on manufacturing reports from Taiwanese gadget makers, such as Google’s Nexus 7 partner Asus. Now, it seems that a different Taiwanese company has beaten Google to the punch. Today, phoneArena is reporting that Acer is building a …

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LG Rubs In The Fact That You Can’t Buy A Nexus 4 With Jealousy Inducing Video

The Nexus 4 has been sold out for quite a while now. The best thing to do is try to ignore the allure of Google’s latest smartphone. Google isn’t making it easy though as the company recently posted a video showing off Jelly Bean’s impressive Photo Sphere feature. LG is far crueler, however, as it’s showing off just how awesome …

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See Jelly Bean’s Photo Sphere Feature In Action

One of the coolest features found in Android 4.2 is Photo Sphere. The software lets users take multiple pictures and combine them into an IMAX-like image. It’s one thing to hear about a feature, however, and an entirely different thing to actually see it in action. The holidays provide a perfect excuse to do the latter. To perhaps compel you …

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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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