Android Authority Q & A – August 21, 2013

by: Kristofer WoukAugust 21, 2013
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Welcome to another installment of Android Authority Q & A. Each week we take questions from you, our wonderful readers and viewers, and answer them both here and in video form.

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Johny 77 says: I am considering buying the new Nexus 7 but I want to know what are the key differences between the two tablets? Is it worth the upgrade? Or should I wait?

nexus 7 2013 aa hardware back straight


One of the biggest differences is the screen. The original Nexus 7 had a 1280 x 800 resolution while the new one is 1920 x 1200, so everything will look better and sharper. Most of the specs are higher across the board as well, aside from storage. Is it worth the upgrade? Yes. Should you wait? It depends on what you’re waiting for, but if you’re waiting for another upgraded Nexus 7, you could be in for a long wait.


Akash asks: Will the Nexus 5 be available internationally when it launches?


We know so little about the Nexus 5 (or Nexus 4 v2) right now that I can’t say for sure, but since the Nexus 4 worked internationally, I’d assume that it’s successor will as well. How easy it will be to buy internationally remains to be seen.


HR says: Hello Kris, I’ve heard rumours of a new Samsung Note 12.2 device and I am quite interested in purchasing one. Have you any idea of the release dates and or whether these rumours are true or just speculations? Thank you.


It definitely looks like Samsung is preparing a 12 inch tablet. Details are scarce, but @evleaks said back in July that two tablets, a 12.2 inch model and a 10 inch model, were on the way. For a release date, there are rumors that it could launch in October, but nothing is confirmed yet.


mralbeezie says: I currently own the LG Optimus G Pro and I love it. But with the recent announcement of the LG G2, will LG update the Optimus G Pro with some features from the G2 like Guest Mode, Slide Aside, or Text Link?

LG's latest 5.2 inch display claims to pack more than 6 million pixels into it, making it one of the most advanced displays out there.


As far as I know, there is currently no word on bringing G2 features to the Optimus G Pro. As for whether or not that will happen, it’s tricky. By keeping the features exclusive to the G2, more people might opt to upgrade, but LG would definitely make people happy by bringing those new features to preexisting hardware.


Giovanni says: Ever since I moved my apps to my sd card on my Galaxy S4, the apps logos have been missing and they only come back when I download a app from the play store. Any help please?


First of all, that is pretty weird. First I would try going into settings and moving them back to internal storage and see if that fixes the problem. If that helps, try moving the app back to the SD card and see if you run into the problem again. If that doesn’t help, this is kind of a shot in the dark, but have you tried rebooting the phone? That can solve all sorts of problems. Hope this helps.


Kristiaan says: I use the Acer Liquid E2. Do you know when Google will release the 4.3 update for the E2?

Acer Liquid E2


That’s not up to Google, actually, it’s up to Acer or your carrier, but so far there’s no word of an Android 4.3 update coming to the E2. That doesn’t mean we won’t see one, just that we won’t see it too soon.


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  • jeff willis

    Who is going to make the new nexus 10 tablet…Will it be Asus or Samsung?

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  • Gerardo S

    When will The Samsung Ativ Q release date for the U.S. and how much will it cost???? Because I whant it for school.!!!!

  • Gs4 max

    Hello kristofer please answer why can’t the Galaxy s4 send music using nfc

    • Mohd Danial

      I was also wandering the same thing. Is it a bug? S3 can beam video and music while s4 cant and only be able to beam video and pictures

  • Ali

    Hi. What’s the best information you can give us about the nexus 5? Or key lime pie. Thank you.

  • Amber Sinai

    Hello :)
    I planned to save for the Galaxy S4.
    Can you recommend me of the best place that sells it in the cheapest price?
    Thanks !

  • Mohd Danial

    Hello kristofer wouk, i was wandering when will the samsung galaxy s4 4.3 international update be released. If so.. will it fix the unable to beam music issue?

  • Cole

    Hey I have about 2-3 months before my plan expires and I was thinking; should I get the HTC one, Galaxy 4 or wait until new phones come out? Also I was wanting to get the unlocked version of them.


  • stoffel

    Hi when will bbm be available on android

  • Jason

    Hey Kris,
    I have been thinking of getting the Nexus 10 tablet, but before I do, will Google make a second generation Nexus 10 like they did the Nexus 7? And if so how long until I can buy it?