Remember the HP TouchPad tablet? Sure you do, it was HP’s poorly marketed webOS-running iPad-killer wannabe that the company decided to discard soon after launching it. HP sold the device for very low prices once it decided it has no future with the company – as low as $99 – which made it very appealing to the crowds that wouldn’t have otherwise picked one up.
Naturally, one of the things developers did with the device was to port Android to it, and the device was soon running Android, even if unofficially, alongside webOS.
Now we hear that a Jelly Bean port is available for the 2011 tablet that’s now dead considering that HP’s webOS [...]
HTC had a little bit of a reboot this year with the One series, led by the HTC One X, which was meant to be the best smartphone on the market. And the One X really was the king of the hill for a while, but, shortly after its release, the Samsung Galaxy S3 made its appearance and stole most of its thunder.
To fight the Galaxy S3, HTC will have to introduce a new and improved phone soon, and it seems that’s exactly what it’s doing. A Nenamark benchmark shows that there’s a new HTC One X+ phone on the pipeline, that will feature a quad core 1.7 Ghz Tegra 3 processor (possibly the Tegra 3+), an HD 1280×720 resolution display, and will run the latest [...]
Remember when we told you that the Sprint Epic 4G Touch, also known as the Samsung Galaxy S2, was going to get its own Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich build soon? Well, it turns out we’re going to have to make the same announcement again, and it looks like it’s the real deal this time.
Phandroid now reports that various Epic 4G Touch users have been able to update their handsets to software version IMM761.FF18, which is the Android 4.0.4 version for the handset.
Naturally, we wouldn’t be surprised to hear that for some reason, Sprint decided to pause the upgrade again, which is not unheard-of when it comes to such Android [...]
Those of you that can’t wait to experience Google’s latest mobile OS version, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, on Samsung’s latest flagship handset, the Galaxy S3, should know that the Jelly Bean AOSP port is already available for the international version of the Galaxy S3 version, the GT-I9300 model.
AOSP is short for Android Open Source Project, which means the Jelly Bean version developed for the Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 model is based on the Jelly Bean open source code, and therefore does not include any custom user interfaces or crapware apps.
All the hard work has been performed by xda-developers recognized member Faryaab, and there’s a [...]
Android fans, and especially developers, that own Nexus-branded devices such as the Nexus 7 tablet or the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus smartphones, should know that Google has already posted the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean factory images for these devices, or at least, for most of them.
Verizon Galaxy Nexus users alongside Sprint Nexus S buyers and Korean Nexus S owners will still have to wait for the corresponding Jelly Bean factory builds for their devices, as Google did not make them available yet.
The factory images will help you restore your device to the initial settings if anything goes wrong while meddling with your developer device [...]
Getting jealous seeing those jolly jelly beans on the Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus S?
The official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Motorola Xoom will be rolled out soon, but you can try your luck by downloading and installing the OTA file yourself, which has been uploaded by Google on its website.
Manually flashing the Jelly Bean OTA file on your Motorola Xoom will be quite a challenge though, because the file is meant only for “soak testers” and it may still contain bugs and the likes. Those who tried (and failed) have reported a “space issues” error while trying to install the update.
But if you’re brave enough and up for [...]
Android users aren’t only waiting for Samsung to roll out its Jelly Bean updates for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S2 smartphones but they’re also looking forward to see CyanogenMod 10 released for those devices.
A few days ago we told you that Jelly Bean has been ported to the Galaxy S2 international version, but also that a preview CM10 version for the Galaxy S3 was available. Now, we’re about to tell you that international Galaxy S2 owners can enjoy a preview of CM10 based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on their Samusng GT-I9100 Galaxy S2 device.
Like always, we’re going to remind you that we’re not encouraging you to install any [...]
The craze for Google’s Jelly Bean is picking up, like a storm brewing in the distance, ready to unleash its wrath just to get a taste of that currently awaited Android OS. There’s no doubt that users are willing to do anything to get it, but Jelly Bean is just not coming yet, except for some devices that have already received their update.
But, one of the goodies that Jelly Bean brings is coming your way. It’s a leaked Google Music app version 4.3.605 which could probably let you taste Jelly Bean — or at least a small sweet bean.
Google Music allows you to listen to your music collection anywhere and any time since it’s stored [...]
Following the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Nexus S smartphones that have already received their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update – well, at least some versions – the third device that’s going to officially run the latest Android OS will soon get it, not counting the Nexus 7 that ships with Jelly Bean on board.
Naturally, it’s the Xoom Wi-Fi tablet, and it looks like Motorola has already confirmed that U.S. Xoom owners will get Jelly Bean in the very near future, without revealing roll-out dates yet. In fact, certain Xoom buyers will have access to a soak test for Jelly Bean, which will most likely be followed by the Android 4.1.1 [...]
A new dawn of Jelly Bean awaits Samsung Nexus S owners, as the update to Android 4.1.1 – after a slight delay – has made it to some variants of the phone. Android Police reports that the update to the latest version of Android has reached some lucky owners of the GSM Nexus S (i9023). The OTA seems to have found its way to owners of the I9020T variant in Canada as well.
The Jelly Bean update will bring the phone’s build to the JRO03E version, and it comes with all the buttery features one can expect from the new OS — and more. Performance and responsiveness will be greatly improved, and there are new features like expandable notifications and Google [...]