Android 4.1 has officially hit the ground running, finding itself landing in AOSP today courtesy of Jean-Baptiste Queru and friends. What does this mean to you? Well, if your phone is rooted and you have an affinity for flashing custom ROMs, a plethora of Jelly Bean ROMs are soon headed your way now that Jelly Bean can be compiled from source. The CyanogenMod team made it clear they will still be working on a stable ICS release and nightlies for Android 4.1 will be available when they are available — just don’t ask when. Woot woot!
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more_vertReview: OnePlus 3 battery life
We’ll admit, we weren’t too excited to hear that the OnePlus 3 was coming equipped with a modest 3,000mAh battery. But after using the phone for the better part of a week now — the results speak for themselves. See how many hours we been receiving in our OnePlus 3 battery life review.
If you’re a parent wanting to keep your smartphone-using kids safe, there’s an Android app which will limit what apps they can use on the phone, track their location history and even block specific phone numbers from calling or texting the device.
We can not see what the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 looks like from practically every angle imaginable thanks to a new 3D render of the phone put together by Techconfigurations.
more_vertDownload: Simply for Facebook
Simply, as the name implies, is a dead simple “app” for Facebook. It’s a Chrome custom tab for Facebook. That means it uses the power of Chrome, but it doesn’t get lost in the mix of the Chrome browser.
Rumors of HTC building not one, but two Nexus devices for Google this year are starting to sound a little more real. After learning possible codenames, specs for the 5-inch HTC Nexus have allegedly leaked.
The Motorola Moto Z has gotten a lot of attention recently due to its unique design and Moto Mod addons. While I’ve been a huge fan of the modular phone concept, the Motorola Moto Z doesn’t really excite me.
more_vertPeter Chou leaves HTC
HTC has announced that Peter Chou is longer employed at HTC and has not worked for the company since September of 2015. He is currently an executive director at Digital Domain – a digital production company that’s behind most of the top-grossing Hollywood movies.
OnePlus is working is releasing an update for the onePlsu 3 which will improve the color accuracy of the display and tweak the phone’s RAM management. For now, the update is only heading to review units, but OnePlus will be releasing it to consumers “a bit later on.”
You feel OnePlus cut corners with the OnePlus 3? Carl Pei doesn’t like that, and — in my opinion — he’s got every right to be upset.