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Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update details: Samsung engineers upgraded RAM for a reason

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From the moment Google confirmed during the first Google I/O keynote that Jelly Bean is the codename for Android 4.1 rather than Android 5.0 – as various rumors suggested ahead of the event – we started wondering what Android devices will get the new Android version. Since Jelly Bean can be perceived as an incremental upgrade, meant to improve the overall user experience while adding some interesting perks, it would be logical to assume that all Android smartphones and tablets that run Ice Cream Sandwich – or that will get it eventually – will also be able to run Jelly Bean. However,…

Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean OTA update available for download, with a twist

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Android fans know by now that Google unveiled yesterday Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it’s next-gen mobile operating system that’s already found on board of the Google Nexus 7, its first tablet that was also launched yesterday. Google said that Jelly Bean will be available to download as an over-the-air (OTA) update in July, but only a few selected devices including the Samung Nexus S, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola Xoom tablet will get it initially. Of course, that’s not really surprising considering that it’s not Google that handles software updates for the vast majority of Android devices out…

Android Jelly Bean Goodies: Boot Animation and Wallpapers

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If you can’t wait to get some Android 4.1 Jelly Bean action on your favorite Android device, we have a treat for you. Here are the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean wallpapers which have been extracted from the over the air update for the GSM Galaxy Nexus (takju), the device handed out to developers at Google I/O. For ease of installation, you can download an unofficial APK, thanks to @kovdev, that has them all included for you. Simply install the Jelly Bean Wallpaper APK as you would any other third party APK. Once installed, launch the application and select your designed…

Android Jelly Bean 4.1 New Feature Highlights

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be available in a few weeks. Besides the brand new Nexus 7 tablet, the first devices to receive the latest Android update from Google will be the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and the XOOM. Following Google’s mind boggling Keynote announcement at Google I/O today, the Android team posted the platform highlights, recapping all of Jelly Bean’s new features. Here are a few we are particularly excited about.  Faster, Smoother, More Responsive Due to the success of Google’s “Project Butter”, the latest version of Android is just like the saying goes “as smooth as butter”. Jelly…

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features and release date official – what you need to know

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Google kicked off its Google I/O developer conference just a few minutes ago and it started the whole thing talking about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it’s next major mobile operating system refresh. Google revealed on stage that over 400 million devices have been activated to date, 300 million since last year’s Google I/O event, and that it currently activates 1 million devices per day, up 600,000 units compared to Google I/0 2011 – or about “12 new Android devices every second of ever day.” Before we take a look at the main features of the new OS version we’ll point…

Android Jelly Bean – how to install it on your lawn, Google explains [video]

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In just a few short hours, Google will kick off its annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, which we will thoroughly cover for you. We have all sorts of expectations from the event, and we’re getting ready for various hardware and software announcements from Google. While we wait, we’ll remind you that Android Jelly Bean has already been confirmed by various leaks so far, but most importantly, by Google. In preparation for this week’s announcements, the company has already adorned the lawn in front of the Building 44 inside its campus with a “shrine” dedicated to Jelly Bean….

Jelly Bean monument shows up in Google campus, 24 hours before official debut of Android 4.1

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A picture’s worth a thousand words, they say. In case you are not up to date with Google’s informal traditions, the Android team celebrates major releases by decorating the lawn in front of Building 44 from the Google campus with a giant monument representing the desert that gives the codename of the release. It started with Cupcake (Android 1.5), and continued with Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and Ice Cream Sandwich. Tomorrow, we will see the debut of Jelly Bean, and if you need to know, some say that the next version will be called Key Lime Pie. We’ll be…

Purported Google Nexus tablet press shots leaked, Android 4.1 spotted

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Google’s first Nexus-branded tablet is expected to be unveiled later this month when the search giant will host its annual Google I/O developer conference. The 7-inch Android tablet is reportedly made by Asus, and represents Google’s first attempt to create a pure Android tablet. Google Nexus vs Kindle Fire However, the device will not be an iPad rival, which is what people would assume Google would be interested in launching. Instead, the Google Nexus will be an affordable Android tablet meant to neutralize the Amazon Kindle Fire and its potential effects on the Android tablet business. Amazon released the Kindle…

Asus Android-Windows 8 tablet coming at Computex 2012?

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With a few days to go until Computex 2012 kicks off, Asus has decided to put up a few short teaser videos that include various hints at certain features that upcoming Asus devices could offer. But more importantly, some of these videos suggest that the Android device maker may announce a dual-booting Android-Windows 8 device next week. The first video – which we have already shared with you – is entitled “The Incredible Transformations” and teases a tablet that will come with a keyboard, will pack certain cloud-related powers and that will be unveiled in Taiwan. That “Transformation” part of…

Could Froyo and Gingerbread become Android’s IE6?

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A little while ago I posed the question: Is Android 5.0 Jelly Bean too much, too soon? The reaction from the net was lively, with most people falling into one of two camps. First, those who want the latest and best, and they want it now! And those who say that, as long as the phone works, most people don’t care about the version of Android on their device. Well, now the app developers have spoken  - and perhaps they matter the most! There are, of course, three main groups in the Android ecosystem: There is Google (and the handset manufactures),…