Nexus 7 launching in France, other European countries in September

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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…

Holo Launcher HD: Jelly Bean home launcher

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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…

First official Jelly Bean-based AOKP build released

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While nightly builds of AOKP already implement a custom 4.1 Jelly Bean release, official releases of the custom ROM are still based on 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. AOKP developers, however, are nearly ready with a formal release: AOKP build 1 r28 is already available for download. Device support is still limited, and the developers are not accepting bug reports yet.

Second Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware leaks – I9300XXDLH4 [Download]

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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,…

Android Authority On Air – Episode 25 – Google Play Gift Cards and CM10

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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, Instagram…

Unknown Samsung Jelly Bean device spotted in the wild: EK-GC100

Jelly Bean updates
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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…

Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean I9300XXDLG4 test firmware available [Download]

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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…

Leaked Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean ROM appears on video, suggests Android 4.1 update is near

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Earlier today we told you that the highly anticipated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 may be closer than we think, with Samsung rumored to release it on August 29, which also happens to be the day when the company will unveil the Galaxy Note 2. Now we get an unofficial look at Jelly Bean running on the Galaxy S3, and it’s not a preview version of a Jelly Bean-based custom ROM. Instead, it appears that we’re looking at the official Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean build that has been unofficially leaked. At least one user was able…

Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean coming on August 29 alongside Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

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Just a few weeks ago we heard that some of the most important Samsung Android handsets may get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the following months, with the Galaxy S3 and the upcoming Galaxy Note 2 being rumored to be the first ones to be updated, with the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note to follow by the end of the year. At the time, we didn’t have any actual release dates for these Jelly Bean upgrades, with the Galaxy S3 said to get Android 4.1 in late Q3 / early Q4. As for the Galaxy Note 2, which is expected…