Sony has decided not to waste any time and push the freshly announced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as part of its Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for the Xperia Tablet Z.
Sony Community manager Marcus Hansson says that Sony developers began work only after Google made its Android announcement at the event yesterday just to get the latest Jelly Bean version running on the Tablet Z. As a result, not all of the Android 4.3 functionality works just yet. Read more »
The second-generation Google Nexus 7 is now official and the company has launched a promo trailer to go with it and try to convince you to buy one, if the specs of the device didn’t already do that job.
Entitled “Fear Less”, the new Nexus 7 promo video is not only inspirational, but also quite smart and nicely made, showing a young boy’s fight with anxiety of public speaking. Read more »
Google announced a second-generation Nexus 7, which retains the screen size, but increases the resolution tremendously to 1920 x 1200 pixels. This continues the affordable slate’s role as yardstick for other portable Android tablets to be measured against. But how does it stack up against Apple’s portable tablet warrior – the iPad mini? Should you rush to the Google Play Store to get one to replace your first-gen Nexus 7?
We’ve prepared a quick comparison table that’ll bring you another step closer to making the decision. Read more »
Windows Phone 8 has finally received its own a native torrent client after wpTorrent graduated from beta and is now available on the Windows Phone Store.
Obtainable in a paid and a free versions, the app allows you to download files from torrent files and magnet links alike. Read more »
Google is finally taking the conquest of Europe more serious and has expanded the availability of its Play Books and All Access Music services to 13 new countries.
The latest ones to get access to to the Books and Music part of the Google Play Store are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. Read more »
HTC has posted an infographic dedicated “little things that pack a big punch”. Needless to say, it’s a well done attempt at teasing the public for its One Mini smartphone.
The phone itself has appeared multiple times on camera and HTC’s start of the One Mini’s marketing campaign is a good sign we can expect it to debut soon. Read more »
If you haven’t heard of the If This Then That service, now is as good time to familiarize yourself. The concept is pretty simple – if a condition is met (forecast says it’s going to rain tomorrow) then do a task (send me an SMS with the text “get an umbrella”).
Thankfully, the power of IFTTT isn’t limited to just the web app anymore, as its creators have launched an iOS app available on the Apple App Store free of charge. Read more »
Drobpox is holding its first developer conference today dubbed DBX where the company’s CEO announced that the cloud storage service is now responsible for the files of 175 million users. They are syncing more than a billion files every day. Impressive, indeed.
Additionally, there are over 100,000 apps that use the Dropbox API set. More interestingly, It is getting updated with an interesting Datastore API, which will allow users to backup their application data, which means that settings, bookmarks, contacts, to-do lists and game scores can get backed up to the Dropbox cloud. Read more »
According to a research conducted by StatCounter, Samsung smartphones have overtaken Apple iPhones and iPod Touches in web browsing for June and now account for 25.5% of worldwide pageviews. Apple is still close behind at 25.1%, though.
The analyst company puts Nokia in third place with a 22% share. StatCounter has been monitoring web usage of smartphone brands across a network of 3 million websites to compile the report. Read more »
MIUI is one of the most famous Android launchers out there and now it’s available for HTC One users as an easy to flash ROM.
Based on AOSP version of Android 4.2.2 via a fork of the CyanogenMod ROM, the MIUI v5 for HTC One is reported as a pretty stable replacement of the Sense UI experience that the stock HTC One provides. Many owners say it’s much prettier, too. Read more »
The latest products from the Samsung ATIV lineup, that were announced in London on June 20, are now on pre-order on Amazon UK.
Starting with the Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 LITE, will sport a starting price of £499 for the non-touchscreen version and £599 for the touchscreen version. The slimmer, more powerful and higher-resolution BOOK 9 PLUS, naturally, is priced a bit higher Read more »
A patent filing from Apple, published last Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals the company’s intentions of making a navigation system for creating routes based on user input as well as real-time accident reporting.
Apple’s patent application also includes a method for generating car travel routes based on user preference and real-time traffic data — just like the crowd-sourced navigation app Waze. Read more »
Microsoft has teamed up with EA to offer six of the game publisher’s titles to Windows Phone users with a discount of up to 43% discount.
The promotion is going to be live for six days, from July 3 to July 9, and offers cool games such as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and The Sims 3. Read more »
Unsettled HTC One S users have started a petition in an attempt to convince HTC to continuing the software support for the smartphone.
This happens just a day after HTC officially revealed its plans to abandon the One S, and not release an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update with Sense 5. Read more »
Despite the budget nature of the Nokia 207 and 208, they get treated like any other Nokia product and as such have received promo videos of their own to accompany the launch.
In the promos, Nokia emphasizes the colors available for the duo as well as the software features they have, such as Facebook, Xpress Browser and YouTube video playback. Read more »