This week in the world of Android: BBM finally rolled out, the new iPads landed to tough Android competition, news broke about Samsung’s clampdown on unofficial accessories, G Flex leaked on television, Samsung revealed Galaxy S4 sales, three big name Android games launched, and we made it through another wave of KitKat rumors.
Android 4.4 KitKat rumored to bring greatly improved TV user experience
The next version of Android may be more suitable for running on large screen devices. Industry sources have told a Korean publication that Google has worked to improve the user experience of Android on TVs, the interface between smart TVs and mobile devices, as well as the “app development environment for TV.”
CyanogenMod 10.2 nightlies now available for LG G2 and Nexus 7 LTE
The CyanogenMod team announced the release of nightly builds for two popular devices, the LG G2 and the Nexus 7 LTE. CM 10.2 is based on Android 4.3, and brings a slew of improvements and bug fixes over the previous version, including Bluetooth LE support and OpenGL ES 3.0 support.
LG G Flex flexible display smartphone spotted in the wild (hands-on video)
This week in the world of Android: Omni ROM launched as an alternative to CyanogenMod, the LG G Flex broke cover, the HTC One Max finally launched, rumors emerged about Amazon partnering with HTC for a smartphone, and Nexus leaked in all its glory.
Nexus 5 release date set for late October: two storage options, one battery fits all – report