Raveesh Bhalla

Reports emerging of ICS 4.0.4 update for Verizon Galaxy Nexus users

Feb 5th - A number of sites have reported a partial rollout of an OTA for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus users, this morning. Android Central seems to be the first one. They have also included a file, along with some instructions for manually flashing this update. Adventurous souls can go ahead and give it a try. It seems ...

Sony’s next big thing to be the Xperia Sola?

Feb 5th - Sony’s Xperia S, introduced earlier this year at CES alongside the Xperia Ion, Xperia NX and Xperia Acro HD, might have a new name by the time of it’s launch in March. The company filed for a trademark for the name “Xperia Sola” with the USPTO. While Sola might be a completely different device from ...

Google Testing Mystery Entertainment System

Feb 4th - Google has filed an application with the FCC for a 6-month permission to test a home entertainment system involving WiFi and Bluetooth enabled devices. While I don’t quite understand all the legal-speak, it seems quite clear that the system has to do with Android@Home, which was announced at Google I/O 2011. You can find the application here. ...

Android Does Not Need Saving

Feb 4th - Many of you might have heard about PandoDaily, a new tech blog that was launched on the 16th of January by Sarah Lacy, a former TechCrunch writer. One particular article caught my attention, primarily because of it’s title: How Google can save Android: Close it. License it. Swim in the Profits. The writer, Farhad Manjoo, ...

Wikipedia discusses the development of its app

Feb 4th - It had been quite a long wait for the official Wikipedia app to land on the Android Market. Barely two weeks after launch, it has racked up over 500,000 downloads with a 4.5 star average rating. And now, the team behind the app has posted a blog describing the development process. The most interesting bit ...

Phandroid, now on weekends too!

Feb 4th - We’ve got a tradition in India where a newbie has to give an “intro” to his peers and colleagues at a new school or workplace, and answer any question as truthfully as possible. And since I’ve just joined the Phandroid team as a weekend blogger, I thought it’s only fair that I bring it here. ...

Winamp Pro lands on Android Market

Feb 4th - Nullsoft, the developers behind the wildly popular Winamp music player, have released a Pro version app to the Market. The app itself is simply a key that unlocks the Pro features of the regular app. Alternatively, you could purchase the pro features via an in-app purchase. The pro version adds the following features: * 10-band graphic equalizer * ...

Motorola Expects Google Takeover to Complete in Early 2012

Jan 30th - During their earnings call on Friday, Motorola provided an update regarding the $12.5 billion takeover by Google. They have quoted early 2012 as the expected timeframe for the completion of the deal, but have noted that “factors outside the company’s control” could come into play. As Android and Me reports, the biggest problem might come ...

User Reviews Filter Now Available for Developers in Market Console

Jan 30th - Google has added a nifty little tool allowing developers to filter the reviews their apps have received in the Developer Console. Most developers should be seeing the notification once they log in to their Android Market Developer’s account. The tool allows developers’ to segregate reviews based on language, app version, star rating, and most importantly ...

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Global Android DevCamp Coming to a Town Near You

Jan 30th - Various Google Technology and Android User Groups around the world are joining hands to organize the first ever Global Android Dev Camp from the 17th to 19th of February. As mentioned on their website, the idea was first discussed at last year’s Google I/O. “After hashing things out during the GTUG Barcamp @ Google I/O ...