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Google has begun doling out its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update to Galaxy Nexus owners, according to a few Reddit users who claim to have received the new build. Several people on Google+ have also said they received the OTA (Over The Air) update, which will be the last version of Jelly Bean before Key Lime Pie debuts. There's no official changelog to reference just yet, though Google previously promised to fix a Bluetooh A2DP audio streaming issue in the "next release" after 4.2.1. Other minor bug fixes are likely included in the incremental update as well, though we won't know any specifics until... Read more...
Samsung has a treat for Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 owners heading into the weekend. It's Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), now available for both devices as an over-the-air (OTA) update or as a manual download/install through the mobile device maker's free Kies software. No matter how you install it, the long-awaited Jelly Bean update is a sweet upgrade over Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.x) for a pair of products that have been on the market for a few months now. In addition to Jelly Bean, Galaxy Note 10.1 owners are also treated to a Premium Suite upgrade with improved S Pen support and the ability... Read more...
Two great tastes that go great together are Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.x) and Samsung's Galaxy S III, and it just so happens that Jelly Bean is exactly what's on AT&T's over-the-air (OTA) menu. So go ahead Galaxy III owners and feast your phones on the OTA update, which is reportedly being rolled out today! Some of you may already have Jelly Bean installed on your Galaxy S III. It's actually been available to manually download and install via Samsung's free Kies software since early last month, beating both Verizon and U.S. Cellular to the punch in the U.S., though not Sprint and T-Mobile. Perhaps... Read more...
It's been more than six months since Google first introduced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it's taken that long to break the 10 percent barrier in Android market share. According to the Android Developers Dashboard, Jelly Bean is now installed on 10.2 percent of all Android devices that have accessed Google Play within the past two weeks. That's either promising or depressing, depending on your outlook. Essentially one out of every 10 Android devices is rocking Jelly Bean, and if you own one, then you have reason to grin. But if you're like the majority, your device has either been abandoned by the... Read more...
Good news, HTC One S owners, your Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is waiting in the wings. Well, sort of. HTC has reportedly begun rolling out the Jelly Bean software to WWE (WorldWide English) handsets, which are those that are mostly sold in European markets. If you're feeling impatient for the over-the-air (OTA) update to arrive, you can head over to the XDA Developers forum where you'll find a bunch of CID (Customer ID) numbers eligible for the download. If yours is listed, you can download Jelly Bean direct from HTC, though be warned that it's a massive file (612MB). The One S handsets have... Read more...
HTC's EVO LTE isn't the only phone receiving a shiny new Jelly Bean update. Today, AT&T announced a similar update for its Motorola ATRIX HD. Customers who have a Motorola ATRIX HD will be able to update their phone to Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean starting today. With the update, you'll get popular Jelly Bean features such as Google Now which provides real-time notifications such as weather, traffic, transit system updates, restaurant info, and more. You'll also get updated notifications that can be collapsed or expanded. With Jelly Bean, the full text of an SMS message as well as the full photo... Read more...
There was a time when 5-inch and larger smartphones were scoffed at. The term "phablet" was coined and holding one of these things up to your head typically meant a bit of ridicule was in order. However, as devices got thinner, lighter and ever more sleek, the 5-inch smartphone has become a hot commodity with devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note II taking off towards stratospheric sales projections. Recently HTC jumped in on the action with the launch of the Droid DNA for the Verizon network; offering a quad-core Snapdragon S4 SoC under the hood, the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system,... Read more...
There was a time when 5-inch and larger smartphones were scoffed at.  The term "phablet" was coined and holding one of these things up to your head typically meant a bit of ridicule was in order.  However, as devices got thinner, lighter and ever more sleek, the 5-inch smartphone has become a hot commodity with devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note II taking off towards stratospheric sales projections.  Recently HTC jumped in on the action with the launch of the Droid DNA for the Verizon network; offering a quad-core Snapdragon S4 SoC under the hood, the latest Android Jelly Bean... Read more...
Handset makers have a bad habit of leaving customers in the dark about upcoming Android updates or, at best, offering up vague release schedules. That isn't always the case with Motorola, which just updated its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean roadmap with a few specific dates. It's especially good news for Atrix HD owners, who are next in line to receive Jelly bean by the end of this month. According to the roadmap, Motorola's already begun rolling out updates for the Droid Razr M and Razr Maxx HD, so if you own one of the devices and are still rocking Ice Cream Sandwich, you should actively check for an... Read more...
Today we're taking a look at Google's new Nexus 4 smartphone driven by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. With a single unbroken piece of Gorilla Glass up front the Nexus 4 looks very clean and it makes a nice change from the buttons and branding you'll see on most other smartphones. It's also quite unique if you flip it over: the phone has a series of dots below the glass surface which reflect light randomly and give a very nice look to the device. On the other hand, you do need to be mindful that there is an awful lot of glass on the Nexus 4. The screen is a 4.7" IPS panel with a resolution of 1280x768.... Read more...
Google Nexus smartphones are usually somewhat special in their own way. Not only do they ship with the latest and greatest Android has to offer, but they also usually offer a glimpse into the future of the Android platform. Take the Galaxy Nexus for example. Not only was it among the first phones to ship with a large, 720p display but it also did away with physical buttons in exchange for virtual keys and brought a new interface to the table as well. Fast-forward to today and we have the all new Google Nexus 4, with similar looks but some major updates under the hood. With a single unbroken... Read more...
Good news for Samsung Galaxy S III owners riding AT&T's wireless waves. An official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update is now available for your device, beating both Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular to the punch (in the U.S.), though not T-Mobile, which has been doling out Jelly Bean for a few weeks. This is not an over-the-air (OTA) update, at least not yet. According to posts on Reddit, Jelly Bean is available on Samsung's Kies software (free download). "I can confirm this. Downloading it right now. For those who have never connected their S III to their PC on Kies via USB, you first need... Read more...
One of the most talked-about features of Google's upcoming Android OS, 4.2, has been its app-scanning capabilities. Similar to a solution like Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows, Android's new scanning feature will be able to quickly tell you if the side-loaded APK you're about to install is dangerous. We assume that "sideloaded" is specified here because this feature won't be necessary with the official Play Store - Google is likely to filter out the bad before it ever comes up in a search result. At least we hope. While the term "scanning" makes it sound like a top-level service would literally... Read more...
Sprint is the first wireless carrier in the US to offer the Android 4.1.1. Jelly Bean update to Galaxy S III customers. With the update, users will get new and enhanced TouchWiz features as well as the expanded functionality of Jelly Bean. The update is now being delivered to devices automatically over the air; users will be prompted to install the update once the download is complete.   Jelly Bean promises a "smoother, faster and more fluid experience." Some of the new and expanded features include Google Now, expandable and actionable notifications, and Android Beam. You'll also get new... Read more...
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