What’s new in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean?

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It’s official, there’s a new Nexus smartphone coming in about two weeks.  Oh, and there’s also a new Nexus tablet coming on the same day.  Both are set to hit Google Play store on November 13 and will come loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.  What’s new about this ...

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Prepare for disaster with these 30 essential Android apps

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You’d have to be completely unplugged from the world right now not to know about Hurricane Sandy and the impending Frankenstorm. Things are gonna get bad over the next couple of days and you need to be ready for whatever happens. This week can and will see canceled flights, closed transit ...

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Sprint first U.S. provider to offer Jelly Bean to Galaxy S III

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Sprint is the first wireless carrier in the United States to offer an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III.  A press release (below) tells us that the update began this morning and can be downloaded over the air.  Like other Android 4.1 updates, this one brings awesome ...

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Samsung enhances TecTile features with 3.0 update

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Samsung today announced that their Tectile programmable NFC stickers have gotten an update, just in time for the U.S. debut of the Galaxy Note II.  As a v3.0 release, the adds new features, tighter and deeper integration with Android apps, and the option to program a string of commands to a ...

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Satechi Headrest Mount for tablets review

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Have you picked up an Android tablet yet?  Okay, maybe you’re more of a NOOK HD or Kindle Fire HD kinda guy.  Hey, that’s cool too!  Whatever the case, statistics show that consumers are buying something for around the home or office.  We’ve got something that works for all of ...

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Samsung: Jelly Bean rollout to begin for U.S. Galaxy S III

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Samsung has just announced that they will begin rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the U.S. versions of the Galaxy S III.  Stopping short of any particular time frame, the hardware maker promises only “the coming months.”  According to Samsung, each carrier partner is ...

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46 Android apps for zombie lovers

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We’re halfway through October and heading into that time of year where zombies find their way up and down suburban streets around America.  Be it from your neighborhood trick-or-treaters or from the return of AMC’s The Walking Dead, we’re only too stoked to have zombies on the ...

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Sprint adds Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and LG Mach to growing 4G LTE lineup

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Sprint today announced that they’ve got a number of new Android-powered devices coming soon, officially confirming the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and an LG Mach.  Pricing and exact timing will be revealed in time, however it stands to reason that things are unfolding quickly.  Also getting a bit ...

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X Tablet review

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What we liked:  The stock Android 4.0 experience is always nice as it keeps us from too much bloatware or extra software touches that sometimes get in the way of seasoned users.  The HDMI port, microSD expansion, dual cameras, and pair of mini USB ports should be enough to keep developers or ...

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Oregon Scientific debuts $150 MEEP! Tablet for kids

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Oregon Scientific today introduced a new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet designed specifically with kids in mind. Called the MEEP! Tablet, it’s a 7-inch Wi-Fi device with a rugged layer of orange silicon protection, a recessed display, and other features to help keep the tablet ...

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In Brief: Other Android stuff worth knowing (Oct 1)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits, which for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys.  These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner.  Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. ...

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AT&T announces plans to offer Sony Xperia TL

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AT&T today announced that they will soon be offering the Sony Xperia TL later this year, timed with the release of the latest James Bond, Skyfall.  As a U.S. variant of the recently introduced Xperia T, this is a pretty impressive device, featuring Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, a ...

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Five for Friday: Android apps for Pinterest fans

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You’d have to keep your head in the sand to not know that Pinterest has taken off like crazy this past year.  Seems like everywhere you turn, someone is sharing something (pinning) a blog post about some craft, recipe, or activity that they really adore.  It’s all good, we’ve ...

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Sony scoops new Ice Cream Sandwich update for Tablet S

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Sony today announced that they have rolled out an Android 4.0.3 update to the Tablet S. Unlike other Android 4.0 updates this one adds a significant number of Sony features to the device. Sony stuff like that found in the recently announced Xperia Tablet S.  You know, guest mode, media players, ...

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Opera Min 7.5 introduces Smart Page feature

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Opera has pushed out a new version (7.5) of its Opera Mini for Android web browser. The key new feature this time around is the what Opera calls the “Smart Page” which provides fast and easy access to updates of what’s going on in your social network. On top of that, it also offers ...

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