If you’re looking for an easy way to root your Nexus device and aren’t familiar with fastboot or ADB, then look no further. The Nexus Root Toolkit by WugFresh has been updated to support Android 4.3 as well as the 2013 Nexus 7.
Following the Moto X event last week, the development community was saddened to learn that the bootloader of the Moto X was locked. The next day, Motorola’s VP of Product Management, Punit Soni, took to Google+ to clarify the status of the Moto X bootloader. According to Punit, some variants of the Moto X will be have a locked bootloader and others will ship with a more friendly unlockable bootloader. If you haven’t figured it out yet, it boils down to carrier restrictions.
The Android Device Manager will be deployed to nearly all Android devices via Google Play Services. Once logged into the Android Device Manager, you’ll be able to locate your lost or stolen device, ring it (even if the volume is off), or remotely wipe your device to keep your data secured.
I think it’s safe to say that the vast majority of official news announced today surrounding the Moto X had already been leaked or speculated in one way or another over the past 5 months. Is this a good thing? At the time, I thought it was
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While poking around some of the Chromecast configuration files, the guys over at GTVHacker found something quite interesting. It seems that a lot of additional apps or receivers are being tested at this time.
Chromecast is cheap, simple and sold out nearly everywhere. The fact that it’s so hard to get only adds fuel to the HDMI media streaming device’s hype. We’ve already stated that Chromecast has the potential to disrupt the way that we watch TV. Let’s take a look at some of the technology behind Chromecast and how Chromecast compatible apps and casting web pages work.
Thanks to yesterday’s onslaught of Google announcements, new versions of Google Play Music, Movies and TV, Google Play Store and Hangouts have began rolling out to users. Google continues to use staged roll-outs for their apps, a feature we’ve all come to know and love since I/O 13 just two months ago. If you’re like us and don’t want to wait for the updates to become available for your devices, we’ve snagged the APK’s for Google’s latest app updates for your downloading pleasure.
Today Google announced Chromecast, an HDMI streaming media player for your TV. We saw this device pass through the FCC a while back, but had no idea at the time the potential of this 2 inch HDMI dongle. For just $35, you can turn your living room into an Internet media consumption powerhouse.
If you have the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, you’re used to being treated like the red-headed step-child of the Nexus family. Your updates are always few and far between, sometimes even being 4 updates behind your cousins. Thanks to talented Android developers, you too can have an “OTA like” Android 4.3 ROM for your Verizon Galaxy Nexus.