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Google shares the stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean images for the Nexus lineup

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Google updated its Factory Images for Nexus Devices page with the stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROMs.

There, you will find every ROM from Gingerbread up to Jelly Bean for your Nexus in case you want to return your gadget to the original state. Read more »

You can get Flash on your Jelly Bean droid, here’s how

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Flash may get a lot of hate, but it’s still a pretty big part of the Internet and a lot of people weren’t too pleased when Adobe announced they won’t release a Flash Player for Android versions past ICS.

If you’ve already made the jump to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and miss having access to non-HTML5 parts of the web, then XDA-Developers has your back. Read more »

HTC releases kernel source code for the AT&T One X

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Couple of months ago we reported that HTC has released the kernel source code for the international HTC One X. Unfortunately, the AT&T version in the US was left out back then.

We’ll, you’ll be glad to know that the AT&T version has now joined the international model and both their kernel source codes are now available on HTC’s developer website. Read more »

London’s Stratford Holiday Inn turns Samsung Galaxy S III into the ultimate key card

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This is not the first time we see a smartphone replace a hotel’s key cards, but is probably the most interesting one.

Samsung teamed up with the Stratford Holiday Inn hotel in London to bring a completely new experience to its guests. If you pay for one of the 40 VIP rooms you will get a Galaxy S III phone with pre-installed and customized Holiday Inn app capable of check in/out, lock/unlock, TV remote, room service and more. Read more »

Galaxy Ace and Gio become the first ARMv6 smartphones to get CM10 ports

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Manufacturers are still taking their time with the official Jelly Bean updates, but the guys over at XDA-developers have been quite busy porting the latest Android distribution to various smartphones and already have quite a lot to show for their efforts.

The most recent achievement of the indie dev community is quite impressive though. The Samsung Galaxy Ace and Gio – two smartphones based on the older-gen ARMv6 CPU – got CM10 ports, which will certainly be their only chance of tasting Jelly Bean. Read more »

Latest BlackBerry 10 SDK now available for developers

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The second in a line series of SDK releases for BB10 has been released, allowing developers to now upload apps to the BlackBerry 10 App World.

After a Dev App has been uploaded to App World, it is available for download to other developers, who can try it out on the BlackBerry developer alpha unit released by RIM a few months back. Read more »

Jelly Bean SDK officially released

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It seems that Google are wasting no time in getting the development kit for the latest version of Android into the hands of developers.

Less than a month after Android 4.1 was announced at Google I/O, the new SDK allows developers to optimize their applications with a wide variety of new features. Read more »

CM10 comes to the Atrix, DEFY, DEFY+ and One X

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It’s been a busy week for CyanogenMod – to accompany the almost daily ports popping up for various devices, some users over at the xda-developers blog have achieved an unofficial CyanogenMod 10 port to the Motorola Atrix, DEFY, DEFY+ and the Tegra 3-only HTC Endeavor (One X).

While CM 10 does bring Jelly Bean to the aforementioned devices, it’s important to keep in mind that the software is still in its early stages of development and you will experience bugs, and there’s always the risk of bricking your device. Read more »

CyanogenMod 9 reaches RC2, adds international S III support

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CyanogenMod 9 has entered the Release Candidate 2 stage, adding official support for the international Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II Skyrocket and Galaxy Note on AT&T, among others.

According to the CM team the final release of CM 9 is just around the corner making this RC2 release most likely the last pre-final one. Read more »

Tasker gets updated to version 1.3, now comes with “App Factory” for making your own apps

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Tasker, one of the finalists at this year’s Android Developers Challenge 2 (ADC2), has dropped its beta tag and its 1.3 version is now officially available in the Play Store.

The nifty app now lets you integrate JavaScript into your automations, and hosts a plethora of bugfixes and optimizations. Read more »

Fieldrunners 2 now available on iPhone, iPad version coming soon

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One of the best tower defense games I’ve played, Fieldrunners, is getting a sequel. The first game was very popular on iOS and Android and it was also released on PSP, Nintendo DS, Chrome and more.

Fieldrunners 2 has just arrived at the Apple’s App Store and is available for purchase on all compatible iPhones (3GS or later) and iPod Touch (3rd gen or later). Read more »

SwiftKey 3 gets Jelly Bean support with an update

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SwiftKey 3 is one of the popular third party keyboards available on Android and it has just received an update that adds Jelly Bean support, making it available on the updated Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7 tablet.

Only the phone app lists Jelly Bean support in the What’s New section, but the tablet version does say it offers bug fixes “including UI and Jelly Bean issues”. Read more »

Samsung release Readers Hub 2.0, sans the Kobo support this time

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Samsung has updated its proprietary Reader’s Hub app, which offers popular books, magazines and newspapers to Samsung mobile device users.

The new version does away with the Kobo support, although people who still want to take advantage of the ebook service can download the standalone app from the Play Store. Read more »

Galaxy S gets an Android 4.1 port, makes Samsung devs stare in disbelief

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Remember when Samsung said that the I9000 Galaxy S simply doesn’t have enough power to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? What if we told you that not only is that untrue, but the smartphone can also handle Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The proof was, as usual, delivered by the omnipotent indie devs over at XDA-developers and came in the form of a Jelly Bean-based ROM, which performs flawlessly but for a couple of minor bugs. Read more »

Instagram adds support for Nexus 7, Flickr sharing.

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Nexus 7 users trying to install Instagram on their shiny new tablets would until now have gotten an unsupported device message. Lucky for them, they don’t have to wait for long as Instagram has already issued an update that adds support for Google’s newest tablet.

Although one might wonder why would anyone need Instagram on a tablet that doesn’t even have a rear camera, it would at least allow you to check photos uploaded by others on that 720p IPS display. And you can always take a picture with the front camera if you ever wanted to. Read more »