Acer Iconia a500

Usually some of the first devices built from Android source (AOSP) fall to the likes of Nexus devices. Thankfully, developers don’t always play by those rules. Shortly after the source... code for Jelly Bean 4.1.1 was released, the Acer Iconia A500 received a very nice alpha build of Jelly Bean. Over the last few days, XDA Developer randomblame and his team have been tweaking and hacki...

google-nexus-q

When Google first launched the Nexus Q last month at Google I/O 2012 they made it publicly known that the Q had a USB port for general “hackability”. That statement alone and the... limited features of the Nexus Q to some meant that Google wasn’t entirely sure yet what the Q could evolve into.  Since it’s launch, developers have been busy hacking away at the Q, trying...

Galaxy-S3-Cyanogenmod-9

If you’ve ever doubted  the benefits of having an unlocked bootloader, now it’s the time to reconsider that position. The CyanogenMod team has officially released the latest version... of CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) for most U.S. Galaxy S3 versions available in stores, with the sole exception (U.S. Cellular and C Spire have not shipped their Galaxy S3 yet) of the Verizon model, which as weR...

Android Jelly Bean AOSP 4.1.1

Android Open Source Project lead Jean-Baptiste Queru announced on the official Android Building Group that Android 4.1.1, Jelly Bean has been released to AOSP. The release will be tagged as android-4.1.1_r1... in AOSP, a slight bump in version number from the Google I/O 2012 developer preview release. The “.1″ most likely represents a few last minute bug fixes or changes. The Android 4.1.1 binaries (JRO03C) hav...

verizon-galaxy-s3-front

A few days ago we learned that Verizon’s Galaxy S3 version comes with a locked bootloader meant to prevent users from running certain unwanted apps on the device... or from rooting it and/or flashing other ROMs on the handset. However, that doesn’t mean that Verizon Galaxy S3 buyers will not be able to circumvent these carrier-imposed security features. In fact...

aaonair

This week on Android Authority On Air we’ll try not to rage or voice our opinions too much over this weeks Patent Wars segment. The... Galaxy Nexus has been banned in the US. You can’t even buy it from the Google Play Store. And that Android fans, has us fuming. We’ll try not to talk about #boycottapple too much as we ha...

cyanogenmod_cid

Last Tuesday, the CyanogenMod team announced that CM9 had officially reached Release Candidate status. The Android community rejoiced, knowing... that they were one step closer to getting a stable CM9 build for their device. Then, the following day, Android Jelly Bean was officially announced at Google I/0 2012. This left a lot of users around the c...

Sprint Nexus S 4G

AOSP, also known as Android Open Source Project if you’re not familiar with the acronym, is a very important term for Android devices, as it defines the Android... source code developed by Google, which everyone can customize the way they see fit.

Android Police now reports that Jean-Baptiste Queru, the “Android Open-Source Tech Dude at Google,” revea...

iconia-a500-jelly-bean

The list of devices officially announced to get Android Jelly Bean soon might not be very long, but, if you want to take the latest mobile OS version for a quick (unauthorized) spin, you can... already do it on a bunch of gadgets.

The Tegra 3-powered versions of the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3, as well as Sprint’s and Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, have all been treated with...