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Jelly Bean will put an end to notifications spam!

by: Bams SadewoJune 28, 2012

Some Android apps, most notably the free ones, bombard users with ads in exchange of not having to spend a cent to download them. Unfortunately, not only do ads hog the battery of your Android device, but some even go as far as invading your device’s notification system. The troubling part is that it’s rather hard to pinpoint the culprit that’s sending the ads to the notification bar of the device. This will all change with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Among the myriads of goodies that Jelly Bean comes with, there’s a new feature that lets you track spam that infiltrates your notifications bar. You can see what application pushed the spam by simply long-pressing the [...]

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UK Google Nexus 7 release date and pricing unveiled, it’s still very affordable

by: Chris SmithJune 28, 2012

Google announced the Nexus 7 tablet during the first Google I/O keynote and opened up pre-orders for the device in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Google Nexus 7 is scheduled to start shipping in those countries in July and it will cost $199, or $249 depending on how much storage you require.

But Google will certainly want to sell the device in more countries as fast as possible in order to beat Amazon’s Kindle Fire, a device that’s the main target of the Nexus 7. So far, Amazon was unable to sell the Kindle Fire outside the U.S. as it lacked the necessary licensing deals to bring all of the digital content available to American Kindle [...]

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

by: Chris SmithJune 28, 2012

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, Google did not shed any light on that matter during the [...]

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

by: Chris SmithJune 28, 2012

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 there. It’s up to Android device [...]

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Android Jelly Bean Goodies: Boot Animation and Wallpapers

by: Derek RossJune 27, 2012

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.

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Android Jelly Bean 4.1 New Feature Highlights

by: Derek RossJune 27, 2012

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 Bean is the most responsive [...]

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

by: Chris SmithJune 27, 2012

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 out the fact that rumors were right, Jelly Bean does refer to Android [...]

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

by: Chris SmithJune 27, 2012

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.

And today we have a short video for [...]

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

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 26, 2012

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 reporting tomorrow with all there is to know about Android 4.1 Jelly [...]

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Purported Google Nexus tablet press shots leaked, Android 4.1 spotted

by: Chris SmithJune 6, 2012

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 Fire last fall, and [...]

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