The hottest Android handset in town, the Galaxy S3, is about to receive the latest Android version, Jelly Bean, in the near future. We have seen rumors that suggested the device will get Android 4.1.1 in the third quarter of the year, only to be followed by new reports offering a more specific roll out date, August 29.
We then saw a bunch of Jelly Bean test firmware leak for the Galaxy S3, alongside proper installation instructions and we figured it was only a matter of time until Samsung and its carrier partners released the update.
Now we hear, via Android Central, that the August 29 roll out date for the Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean ROM [...]
The buzz around the Google Nexus 7 tablet is slightly down, but the device that was announced in late June and launched just over a month ago is still the hottest tablet in town. Google is expected to sell as many as 8 million Nexus 7 units this year, and what better way to reach such numbers than by launching the Jelly Bean tablet in as many markets as possible.
After being officially launched in the U.S., UK, Canada and Australia, the Nexus 7 is getting ready to descend in Europe starting with France, where the tablet will arrive on September 3, according to available information.
The news comes from TechCrunch, which gathered [...]
Some people might be sick of hearing about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right about now, but we can’t imagine why they would be. We love the new update and the features it packs with it. If you’re scared to try flashing any of the Jelly Bean-based custom ROMs that developers have been cooking, that’s okay. Perhaps you need a little preview to whet your appetite.
Introducing Holo Launcher HD. This launcher lets you get a taste of what Jelly Bean’s interface is like. To be able to run this Jelly Bean home launcher on your Android device, you need your phone to be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The moment you launch the app, [...]
A few days ago, we heard that Samsung may rollout the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, on August 29, at least for some versions. At the same time, we found out that a test Jelly Bean firmware for the handset has been leaked, and that anyone interested in installing it was able to do so.
But now it looks there’s a second Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean build out there, version I9300XXDLH4, which can also be flashed to your Galaxy S3 device, if you so desire. The news comes from Sam Mobile, the same publication that got Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean scoops in the recent past.
As always, we’ll remind [...]
We started off this week on Android Authority On Air discussing various app updates from the Android world. Chameleon, everyone’s favorite Kickstarter launcher received a nice update this week. Chameleon now has the ability to add custom wallpaper and you’ll be happy to know that more widgets are coming thanks to the recently implemented widget APIs. If you’re into “Pinning” things, the social network Pinterest launched their Android app this week. Google Maps received a hefty update, over 1 million public transit stops are now available along with improved displays for location history. If you’re into applying filters to your photos, [...]
While we’re waiting for Samsung to update some of its hottest Android devices including the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note to Google’s latest mobile OS version, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, we’re being told that a new Samsung Jelly Bean-based device has been spotted in the wild.
Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? Is it a PMP? We have no idea yet, but Sam Mobile speculates it could be an Android camera or a Tizen device. And we’re definitely interested to see whether the EK-GC100, which is what it’s called right now, will be unveiled at the upcoming IFA 2012 trade show.
The publication notes that the “strange name” is different from [...]
There’s no doubt about it, the Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update is coming soon. Yesterday we heard that Samsung may release the update on August 29, which also happens to be the Galaxy Note 2 announcement day, and we also saw a video of a Galaxy S3 handset running a leaked Jelly Bean test firmware.
Now Sam Mobile reports that the I9300XXDLG4 firmware is available to anyone interested in testing Jelly Bean on their Galaxy S3 handset, and provides installation instructions.
Version I9300XXDLG4 is based on Jelly Bean and has a July 31 2012 build date, but since this is a pre-release ROM it’s not exactly advisable to install it [...]