Motorola Droid Razr M gets Jelly Bean update

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DROID RAZR M by Motorola is the second Verizon Wireless smartphone to be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The software upgrade will be pushed to customers in phases starting Nov. 9. Customers who would like to manually download the upgrade through the settings menu will be able to within the ...

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First generation Galaxy Note to get Android 4.1 in December

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First-generation Galaxy Note users are expected to see an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in “late December” where it will introduce new features.  A leaked version of the upcoming firmware suggests the Galaxy Note will see the Nature UX as well as other goodies found in the Galaxy ...

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Sony Xperia V pushed to January but will get Android 4.1, price drop

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Sony has pushed the release of its Android-powered Xperia V back to January, according to the company’s official Xperia France Twitter account.  It’s not all that bad, however, as the device will be getting a minor price cut and software update.  Now, instead of arriving with ...

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Android 4.2 intros new levels of protection, permissions, and privacy

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As handy as the Google Play store is, and as good as security apps are for Android, it’s still tough to police apps and games that can be freely found online. To that end, Google is doing its part to compile a database of APK files that find their way online. This is part of... Read More

Android 4.0+ inches forward in overall platform share

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Android 4.0+ Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1+ Jelly Bean have notched a few percentage points in the overall breakdown of the platform.  Moving up ever so slightly, the two builds have grown month over month while others slowly diminish.  Most of the movement comes at the expense of ...

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Google announces Nexus 10 for November 13

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Not even a hurricane could stop it; Google has officially announced the Nexus 10, the Android 4.2 “super” tablet from Samsung.  Arriving on November 13, the tablet runs the latest build of Jelly Bean and is called the “ultimate tablet for watching movies or reading ...

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Hardware details, pictures confirm Samsung Nexus 10

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With but a few days left to go before Google takes to the stage to unveil some new Android goodies, it stands to reason that we’d get a decent last-minute leak.  That’s exactly the case here today as Brief Mobile has scored a gallery of more than one dozen images for the Samsung ...

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Android 4.1-powered HTC Operaul found on benchmark site

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Oh boy, another new Android to add to the rumor mill!  This time we’re talking about an HTC smartphone operating under the codename of Operaul.  Details found on Nenamark tell us that the handset runs Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and features a 1280×720, a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 ...

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Samsung Nexus 10 user manual surfaces ahead of announcement

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Need a little more evidence that Samsung and Google have been working together on a new Nexus device?  Check out the pictures of a user manual for the Nexus 10, the rumored “super tablet” that is said to have a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution.  It’s not clear where the pictures ...

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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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AT&T announces Samsung Galaxy Note II availability

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Back in September, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Note II for all the 4 major and one regional network of USA. T-mobile said that it will be out this fall, and Sprint is planning to launch it on October 25th. Now AT&T officially announced the availability of the mighty Samsung ...

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Sony outlines Jelly Bean updates for select Xperia models

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Sony today confirmed that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates are coming to a number of its Xperia models.  According to a post on the company’s blog, the Xperia T, Xperia TX, and Xperia V will see the update at some point in the middle of Q1 2013.  Other models expected to see their own ...

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Create custom, simple notifications for Android 4.1 with Notif

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Looking for a way to create custom notifications and reminders for your Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device? Consider Notif and its four types of notifications for items like reminders, lists, passwords, and more.  The free application lets users build whatever type of interactive notifications they ...

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Android 4.1.2 debuts with bug fixes, landscape support for Nexus 7

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The hottest, newest version of our favorite mobile platform is starting to trickle out today as Android 4.1.2 makes its way into the  Android Open Source Project (AOSP).  What’s new?  Not much, really.  No, we mean it.  According to the details we’ve come across, it’s still ...

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Samsung says Android 4.1 update for U.S. Galaxy S III models “coming soon”

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Samsung has put together a quick and simple list of U.S. smartphones which are either getting or are expected to receive their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.  As of right now it basically acts as a placeholder or jumping off point for a number of Galaxy S III models and a trio of Nexus ...

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