From all of us here at Android Authority, we hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season. Being the time of year that it is, we have just a short, roughly 30 minute show for you this week, covering a few top topics from the past few days.
On the Google Ecosystem front, Google Play released their top apps of 2012. According to Google, these apps really make Android shine. They are the best apps available for your favorite Android tablet or smartphone. While some some launched this past year, others received updates offered great utility, beauty and accessibility. Next up is Google Music. Users are reporting that their explicit lyric song versions [...]
Two months after the Transformer Pad 300 got its official bootloader unlocking tool, it’s now time for its big brother, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, to receive its passport to freedom.
The Transformer Pad Infinity is the flagship of ASUS’ 2012 lineup of Android slates, and for many, the best Android-based tablet available on the market right now. But the device arrived (like all of ASUS’s products) with a locked bootloader, which makes tweaking and development for the device difficult. Fortunately, ASUS is one of the Android OEMs that gives savvy users the opportunity to make the most out of their devices, by supplying a bootloader unlocking tool for its tablets. [...]
These days it seems like phones and other mobile devices based on the ARM architecture are getting dangerously close to the performance of desktop machines. There’s still a lot of difference in absolute raw performance, but the point is these devices are getting so fast, that most users won’t even notice any perceptible difference in performance when using the two types of devices.
This is helped by the fact that mobile apps are a lot leaner than their PC counterparts, so they load and work a lot faster (which, for example, is also why Windows 8 tablets based on Atom will still feel very slow with non-Metro [...]