Archive for June, 2012

Samsung, HTC Comment on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Updates

June 30, 2012

We already know Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates are headed to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S and Motorola Xoom beginning , but what about devices not backed by Google? It’s too early to be exactly sure since the majority of smartphone/tablet manufacturers prefer to stick to generic company line while they evaluate...
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Official Google Analytics App Released for Android

June 30, 2012

The official Google Analytics app is now available for Android smartphones. Check out some screenshots and the small list of features for the initial release below, then head to the Google Play Store to download the new app for free. Features in version 1.1.4: - Real-Time: See the number of visitors you currently have...
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HTC Hints Verizon Droid Incredible 4G LTE for Early July

June 29, 2012

Now that Verizon Wireless’ new Share Everything Plans are live, the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE launch should be just around the corner. If you recall, Verizon’s equipment guide leaked earlier this week showing a target release date of July 5th for the device. Today, HTC also dropped a not so subtle hint that...
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Google Enhances Face Unlock with Liveness Check

June 29, 2012

Face Unlock, introduced as a new feature in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last year, allows users to unlock their smartphones and tablets simply by using their front-facing camera and facial recognition software. We’ve seen this on computers for years, but it was an industry first in the smartphone realm. That being said, soon...
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Google Nexus 10 Android Tablet Coming Later in 2012?

June 29, 2012

Thinking about picking up an Asus Nexus 7 tablet from Google? You may want to think twice if you prefer a tablet of the larger variety as a new rumor has popped up suggesting Google could launch a 10-inch tablet later this year. According to Digitimes’ sources, Google is planning a Nexus 10 with...
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Watch Google I/O 2012 Keynote (On-Demand Video)

June 29, 2012

If you missed the live stream of the day 1 keynote from Google I/0 2012, you can watch it now via on-demand YouTube video. The event is just over two hours long and features the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Nexus 7 Tablet and Nexus Q streaming media player announcements in full. It also has...
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Adobe Discontinues Flash Player with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

June 29, 2012

As expected, Adobe is following through with their plans to discontinue Flash Player for mobile web browsers, particularly on the Android platform. Devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean won’t have access to the Flash Player browser plugin in the Google Play Store at all. Current smartphones or tablets with Flash certification, basically devices running...
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Google Drive App Released for iOS, Updated for Android

June 28, 2012

Google Drive is now available on iOS (Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch). The app allows you to view PDFs, photos, videos, documents and anything else stored in your Drive while you’re on the go. You can also search all your files, add collaborators to documents, and make files available offline to view them even...
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Google Play Store 3.7.11 from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (Download)

June 28, 2012

The Google Play Store, formerly Android Market, received an update for select devices already running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Asus Nexus 7 from Google I/O 2012). We’re not sure when other iterations of Android will receive the update over the air by official means, but you can manually download the...
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Google Releases Chrome Web Browser on iOS (Video)

June 28, 2012

Google brought Chrome for Android out of beta yesterday, however, today, they released the popular web browser for the first time on iTunes for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad). The initial release performs quite well and allows users to sync bookmarks across multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets and computers. It also has some...
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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Wallpapers (Download)

June 28, 2012

The folks at XDA have ripped the new set of wallpapers from the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean SDK, so now is your chance to try them out on your device. These are the same wallpapers you will find on Google’s Nexus 7 tablet which was announced yesterday during the I/O 2012 developers conference. Unfortunately,...
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Verizon Share Everything Plans Go Live Tomorrow (Video)

June 27, 2012

Posted above is Verizon Wireless’ TV commercial for their new Share Everything Plans, which go live tomorrow, June 28th. The Share Everything plan scheme is simple: you get unlimited talk, unlimited text, and then share data from a single pool between up to 10 devices. For example, you pay $40 per smartphone on the...
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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Easter Egg Caught on Video

June 27, 2012

Even though it’s only been a matter of hours since Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Easter egg from the upcoming OS update has already been discovered. Like with Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb and Gingerbread, you can activate an easter egg by repeatedly tapping on the version number in the Android settings menu....
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Go Offline with Google Maps for Android Commercial (Video)

June 27, 2012

Earlier, we mentioned that Google Maps, along with many other Google-backed apps, for Android received an udpate that gives travelers access to offline mode. This feature allows users to save and use certain maps without a data connection. It even allows users to find and orient themselves by using the GPS, My Location and...
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Google Unveils Nexus Q: First Social Streaming Media Player

June 27, 2012

Along with the Nexus 7 tablet and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google also announced the Nexus Q as the first social streaming media player at Google I/O 2012 today. Using the Google Play and YouTube apps on Android, Nexus Q streams your favorite TV shows, movies and music directly from the cloud to your...
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