There are some signs of improved software support for Motorola devices compared with last year, the latest being an OTA upgrade rolling out to the Atrix HD as we speak. The new software package’s tweaks and improvements can’t compare to Jelly Bean’s tasty treats, but they do look like the next best thing.
Every major player seems to be struggling with sticking to deadlines and getting Jelly Bean out. The surprise might come from someone who’s just recently dipped into Android — Intel has told PcWorld it has 4.1 ports ready for its rather modest Android line-up, with the company’s employees already using Jelly Bean on their Medfield-based devices.
According to various fresh reports flying all around the web, those of you living up North should be filled with excitement by now, as the JB update has begun to roll out to various Galaxy Nexus models. Yeah, that’s right, various models all at once, go figure!
Promises, promises, promises. That’s all Samsung seems to be up to these days, with those much awaited Jelly Bean updates being planned and scheduled, but still not put into practice. The Galaxy S2 was thought to be among the first batch of Sammy phones to be treated with 4.1 upgrades some time ago, although with no pre-release versions out there we started thinking that it could be left out of the mix temporarily.
Despite the lack of a specific date, the road to Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has been paved, thanks to the leaked OTA update file for the tablet that we reported about earlier in the week. Now it appears that the official Android 4.1 update has reached at least one lucky owner of the 7-incher in India.
Though it seemed that Sprint customers were going to see Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for their Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G customers last week, the update is finally being rolled out today via an over the air update.
Galaxy S3 owners, we have some good news for you, although considering the statements Samasung made on stage during its Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany a couple of weeks ago, you may disagree with me.
Good news for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Note 10.1 owners who have cravings for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The folks at Sam Mobile have gotten a hold of the pre-release OTA update of the buttery smooth OS for the two tablets.
According to a few tweets from @Football4PDA, the One X+ is coming, but is certainly not very impressive. The new phone will be a slightly rehashed version of the One X (with a heavy emphasis on “slightly”), and will be powered by an NVIDIA AP37 quad-core CPU.
Google Now might be in its infancy, but it’s still a really useful part of Google Search. Now it’s getting even better with a new update to Google Search in the Google Play store.
Jelly Bean users now get a few cool new functions added to the Google Now experience. One of these changes has to do with movie showtimes. Google Now will populate information on the movie that you search for, such as where it’s playing and at what times, it can even send you alerts if you are near a specific theater. Another similar feature comes to sports, you can now manually select your favorite sports team and a card will be updated with information about the team, updating in real-time. Last but not least, Google Now is getting very useful public service alert capabilities. Snow coming to your area? Perhaps a tropical storm? Google Now will gather information that could affect the area in which you live, giving you updates and alerts as they develop.