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Dec 20, 2013 - 12:40 PM - by dgstorm
This news report just goes to show that Google is still focused on supporting the Android community development as much as possible. The Oppo N1 with the CyanogenMod 10.2 will be officially available on December 24th. What's even more impressive is that this version of the device passed all of Google’s CTS and CDD certification programs, giving the device full access to Google’s official apps as well as the Play Store. Because this is basically a commercially sponsored modded phone, Google could have held the device back from official certification, but they didn't.
Oppo hasn't shared the price, but more than likely it will be around $600. This will be a great Christmas Eve launch for some folks. We will let you guys know more of the details as they emerge. Who is intrigued by this device?
Source: Twitter - Oppo
Dec 20, 2013 - 12:12 PM - by dgstorm
It looks like those rumors about Samsung getting even more aggressive in the Android tablet arena might be accurate. A new report clearly names three new tablets coming in the first quarter of 2014. One of them is the previously-rumored 12-inch tablet we have heard hints about throughout the year. This tablet will be called the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and will supposedly be announced between February 3rd and February 9th. That's not all. We also have word of a Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. Here are the current rumors regarding these devices in a quote below.
It appears that Samsung is spamming the market with Android tablets again this coming year. I guess they are still using the "throw stuff at the wall until it sticks" strategy.
The exact release of the 12.2-inch tablet is said to happen in the week that starts on February 3 and ends on February 9. It will come with 2,560×1,600 resolution, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage space, and a 9,500 mAh battery. It will run Android 4.4 KitKat from day one, and it’s going to weigh 750 grams. Its model numbers will be SM-P900 and SM-P905. Both Wi-Fi-only and LTE capable versions will be available, and the tablet will be out in black and white.
This, however, isn’t going to be the only tablet that Samsung will launch in the first quarter of 2014. We’ve already told you about the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, the cheapest tablet ever to come out of the Korean outlet. But alongside these two, Samsung will also release the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1.
The Tab Pro 8.4 is obviously expected to come with an 8.4-inch display, and its model numbers will be SM-T320 and SM-T325. It will arrive in the sixth week of the year, just like the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. It will sport 16 GB of storage and will be out in black and white.
The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (model numbers SM-T520 and SM-T525) is going to land sometime between February 10 and February 16. Both Pro tablets will have Wi-Fi-only and LTE-capable versions. The Tab Pro 10.1 will also be offered in black and white, and it too will have 16 GB of storage.
Dec 20, 2013 - 11:16 AM - by dgstorm
A new update has been approved for the Verizon version of the LG G2. This new software build is version VS98012B. Unfortunately it is not Android 4.4 KitKat. This update includes some bug squashing, improved voice quality, enhanced video playback, and a few other doodads. You can see the full changelog in the pic above, or you can check out the VZW source link below.
Of course we will cross our fingers that KitKat comes soon and let you know as soon as we see any indication of that. In the mean-time, share in the thread when you start to get this update and let us know what you think of it.
Dec 20, 2013 - 11:02 AM - by dgstorm
We have word that the HTC One Mini and its Butterfly S variant will soon be receiving the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update. The update should start rolling out OTA today. It will also include the newest 5.5 version of Sense. Of course, owners were hoping to see Android 4.4 KitKat, but it makes sense to get this one first. HTC has been working on this update for much longer. Luckily, the differences between the two operating systems aren't so vast that it should take too long to get it. We have no official confirmation of that, but will keep an eye on things and let you know accordingly.
The update comes in at a hefty 746.25 MB download, so you should probably grab it over Wi-Fi. This new version will be software version 2.21.708.1. Besides the obvious 4.3 changes, this update also includes to Video Highlights, BlinkFeed, the Music player, and Sense TV. Sound off in the thread when you start to receive your update.
Dec 20, 2013 - 10:46 AM - by dgstorm
Motorola is keeping up with their recent trend of updating their devices to the newest version of Android very quickly. The new Moto G smartphone will soon get the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update OTA. The update will start rolling today to both the U.S variant and the Global variant. This update is more than just the KitKat OS though. it also includes a number of fixes and feature enhancements.
Here's the changelog:
- Android 4.4, KitKat: Android 4.4.2, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
- Phone dialer: Improved the phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search your corporate directory easily.
- Camera – Focus and exposure: Enhanced the “touch to focus” option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure.
- Gallery – Photo editing: Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.
- Printing documents and pictures: Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, GMail messages, and other content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services like Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.
- Hangouts – SMS/MMS support: Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.
- Accessory support: Added support for Square credit card reader.
Of course, as usual, this update will roll out in stages, so it might take a while to actually hit all devices. Give it a few days to a week and you should see it on your Moto G. Kudos to Motorola for getting ultra-competitive again.
Dec 20, 2013 - 10:05 AM - by dgstorm
Folks who missed the $150 off promo for the Moto X have one more opportunity thanks to the Today Show. The deal will last until December 21st at 8PM EST. You simply have to head to the following special promo page from Motorola: MotoX Today Show Promo. When you sign up for the deal, be sure to use the coupon code “todayshow50.” This will bring the price of the 16GB Moto X down to $350 and the 32GB Moto X down to $400, just like before in the Cyber Monday deals.
Once you have registered for the promo you will have 4 days to head over to the MotoMaker website and customize your phone. Unfortunately, the only option that is not available for this promo is the Bamboo backplate because its popularity is raging right now. If you want to use this promo with a carrier Moto X, it will work with Sprint and AT&T bringing your cost down to just $50 bucks for the device. It will also work with Verizon, bringing it down to only $30.
If you want to know more, here is the promo's FAQ.
Source: MotoX Today Show Promo
Epic Blue brings blue tones to your device. This theme is only available for devices running a custom rom that includes the theme chooser. This will not work with launchers only. The great thing about theme chooser themes is that they theme pretty much every element of your rom. Epic blue themes Amazon appstore icon, ADW, ADW EX, Bluetooth, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, CWM Rom Manager icon, contacts, DSP manager, Flex T9 Keyboard, Framework, GMail, Google Talk, Stock Keyboard, LauncherPro, Google Play, Mobile Package Tracker, News and Weather, Package Installer, Pandora, Phone, Set CPU, Settings, Settings Profile Toggles, SuperUser, System UI, Tapatalk/Droidforums/XDA/Android.net/DroidXforums, Terminal, Torch, Trebuchet, Twitter, Voice Dialer, VoicSearch and Youtube. Epic Blue also comes with 28 icnos, Epic Green is also available.
Grab this theme from the Play Store for only $1.25
Those of you who own a Verizon Galaxy Note 3 will be happy to know that developer "Hashcode0f" has updated SafeStrap for your device! For those of you unfamiliar with SafeStrap it is basically a bootloader bypass method which allows us to run a custom recovery and flash roms and mods without having to unlock the bootloader. It also allows you to dual boot. You can run your stock rom and four custom roms at the same time booting back and forth between them! The update includes some new features. "Instant stock" allows you to press the home button at the splash screen to boot into stock without having to go into safestrap and change the boot mode. Instant boot is a temporary selection which will allow you to enter stock until the next reboot which will then take you into your current boot mode. All TWRP updates are included, and a new hijack to support safestrap under SElinux. Grab the update from the link below. Be sure to first use the "uninstall recovery" button from within the 3.65 version of the APK before installing the update.
Rom manager may have been pulled from the Play Store today, but thanks to the development community we are still able to flash custom recoveries to our device safely and easily. Dhacker has released a Beta version of Clock Work Mod Recovery for the Moto G. While this phone is still not available on Verizon it has to be one of the greatest values in the mobile marketplace today. It is basically a Moto X with a smaller screen and its comes in at the ridiculously low price of $179 straight from Motorola. This will require you to have an unlocked bootloader. You will also need the sdk installed to your pc with fastboot and adb files. Just boot the phone into bootloader mode and flash the recovery "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img". Head to the link below for the download.
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