It was back towards the tail-end of December that Sony began updating many of their flagship devices to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, introducing something many have been begging from OEMs for years now — native theme support. According to Sony, we can expect Xperia Themes to get more robust in future updates.
Last week, little-known retailer SabrePC began listing the ASUS Chromebox for pre-sale, but it seems the company jumped the gun a bit as they took it down shortly afterward. It seems ASUS has given everyone the green light by now, though, as three leading online retailers have decided to list the device for pre-order.
Samsung Galaxy S4 users on T-Mobile are in store for a treat today, as the company has started rolling out the upgrade to Android 4.4.2. That brings us up to baseband version M919UVUFNB4, which doesn’t really bring us a whole lot of changes.
We’ve seen Angry Birds travel to Rio de Janeiro, we’ve float through space. We’ve even seen them race each other in go-karts, and battle the Republic in a galaxy far, far away. If you didn’t think there was anywhere else left for the birds to travel to, it appears Rovio might soon be sending them […]
Rooters and ROMers beware: TWRP 2.7 is here, and it wants to eat your lunch. The custom touch-based recovery by TeamWin will do so with a multitude of new features, including new graphics rendering changes to make for a smoother user interface and experience, mouse support via USB OTG and more.
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a nasty bug plaguing those who are running Android 4.4.2. According to a lengthy issue tracker over at Google Code for issue #60058, a process that controls a device’s camera can erroneously begin using up to 50% of your CPU’s power at any given time, directly affecting battery life. Thankfully, Google is already on the case to provide a fix.
According to Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai, Chromecast sales have crept into the “millions” range, though he wasn’t interested in giving us any exact figures. Either way, hitting over a million units is significant, and Google won’t want to slow down at this point.
OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus One’s battery will have 3,100mAh in terms of capacity. We don’t know which technology they’re using, but we imagine it doesn’t make much of a difference to the end-user either way.
Hope you stamped your ticket for this All New HTC One hype train, because it’s about to be full steam ahead with the launch of the 2014 flagship looming. HTC has released another Technical Translations video, this time not-telling us about the next generation camera mounted onto the back of this thing. We also have some new wallpapers and sounds to download!
Google’s Sundar Pichai announced at SXSW Interactive that Google is working on a wearbles SDK. The tools will allow developers to harvest data from sensors embedded in smartwatches, smartbands, or even your jacket. With the SDK, Google plans to outline their stance on wearables and how they see the market evolving.
Today, @evleaks is giving us yet another look at the all HTC One, this time as it appears snugly inside its all new flip cover. The case looks similar enough to last year’s model, only now it will apparently feature small Lite Brite-styled holes on the front to display information.
A few weeks ago, I set out on a mission to find an Android app (or suite of apps) that would help my phone mimic the lockscreen functionality as it’s found on the iPhone. If it sounds like there’d be an exhaustive amount of apps to accomplish this, you’d be wrong.
Security can sometimes sound like a boring topic to your average Joe Schmo, but it’s actually very important. Perhaps the most important thing to secure is your email account, so we’re going to tell you how to setup something called 2-step verification that will make your Google account a lot more secure.
It’s one of our favorite movies from the (late) 80′s and if you hurry on over to the Google Play Store, you can find the Tom Hanks classic Big being offered for free in Movies & TV.