Even though a lot of users are still waiting for an official update to Android 4.0, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS is the new kid in town that everyone wants to hang out with. With the current track record of the slow ICS rollout by device manufacturers and carriers, we can only hope and pray to the Android gods that the JB update will be available a lot sooner.
Until then, the first devices to receive the update to the latest iteration of the Android OS will be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Google Nexus S, and the Motorola Xoom tablet. If you own a Galaxy Nexus S and can’t wait for the official update, XDA Senior Member legolas93 has the solution for [...]
We have talked extensively about Google’s recently announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, and while we have shown you its main features in posts and videos here on Android Authority, we now have the full official changelog of the new OS.
Google posted on its Android page a full list of new features available to Jelly Bean users, and here are some of the hidden perks we may have missed during our initial Android 4.1 coverage – features that even Google did not insist on while unveiling the OS:Support for USB audio docks, shipping later this year. WebView now supports vertical text, including Ruby Text and other [...]
Kindle Fire owners should know by now that Amazon has customized the Android version running on its tablet in such a way that updating the device to the latest Google-approved Android OS version out there is impossible – at least not if you’re not ready to put in some elbow grease.
In case you’d like to taste Jelly Bean on your Kindle Fire, you should know that an Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean port is already available for the Kindle Fire, courtesy of the smart folks at xda-developers.
We’re looking at a beta port so far, which means not everything will work as expected, but it’s still better than nothing. However, considering that the [...]