Editor’s Picks: 15 Android apps and games you should know (January 17)

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The Editor’s Picks, formerly known as APPTEASERS, is a collection of apps and games that are new to Android, recently updated, discounted, etc. Whatever the case, we think they’re worth exploring and are willing to bet that many of you would enjoy a few of them. We understand that ...

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Android 4.2.2 update rolling out for Nexus 7, 10, and GSM Galaxy Nexus devices

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If you’ve got one of the more recent Nexus devices, chances are you’ll want to hit up the update menu in your settings. The rollout for 4.2.2 to Nexus 10, Nexus 7, and GSM Galaxy nexus phones has started. While the update doesn’t seem to include the Nexus 4 (strangely), we can ...

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Android 4.2 update for Sprint Galaxy Nexus now live

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If you’ve got a Sprint Galaxy Nexus, then listen up. Google is now hosting the Android 4.2 update (JOP40D) on their servers, and it’s ready to be downloaded. The update won’t be coming through OTA, but you can snag it from Google and install it yourself. The update weights in ...

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Original Galaxy Note to get Jelly Bean, multi-window, and more with new Premium Suite

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Just like it’s older brothers the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, the OG Galaxy Note will be getting an upgrade to the Samsung “Premium Suite”. The suite is available with the Android 4.1 upgrade. The new improvements include multi-window (full screen multitasking), pop-up ...

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Android monthly update: Gingerbread still has majority, Jelly Bean climbs up

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In this month’s update concerning the distribution of OS versions across devices, we’re seeing things move forward… at least a little bit. Here’s a rundown of the numbers: Version Codename API Distribution 1.5 Cupcake 3 0.1% 1.6 Donut 4 0.3% 2.1 Eclair 7 2.7% 2.2 Froyo 8 ...

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Android 4.2.1 OTA update rolling out for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10

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Thank goodness for the folks over at XDA. According to 2 separate (yet equal?) threads, we’re seeing OTA updates coming to both the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 4. The update comes just in time, as we will be seeing the Nexus 4 on sale in the states again here in just about an hour... Read More

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S III

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The folks over at SamMobile have a treat for all of the Galaxy S III users out there without a fear of getting their hacker hands dirty. A new firmware leak has surfaced, and it’s coming in the form of Android 4.1.2. According to the site, the new OS includes: Android 4.1.2 – JZO54K ...

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Nexus S may be getting Jelly Bean update rollout in the next few days

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One of the advantages of having a Nexus device is getting (most of the time) updates before other devices. It looks like that may continue to hold true, and the highly anticipated Android 4.1 update may be coming to the Nexus S in the next couple of days. Vodaphone Australia has said on their ...

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Get the Jelly Bean keyboard for your ICS device running 4.0.3 or higher

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If you’re running ICS, at least version 4.0.3, on your Android device, then you should really check this out. A developer by the name of “Beansoft” has released a beta port of the Jelly Bean keyboard – and its prediction engine – that runs on Android 4.0.3 and ...

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Nexus 7 tablet gets Android 4.1.1 update, adds Google Wallet and performance boost

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While you may not yet be able to get your hands on a Nexus 7 tablet – arguably the tablet to beat right now, those with developer / I/O versions of the tablet in-hand are seeing updates to a new version of Jelly Bean. The update is Android 4.1.1, which was given to AOSP yesterday,... Read More

Android Jelly Bean 4.1 given to Android Open Source Project

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Jean-Baptiste Queru has announced that Android’s latest version, 4.1 Jelly Bean, has been released to the Android Open Source Project. This is a major step for JB, and it allows anyone to get their hands on the source code and compile 4.1 into their own ROM. For now, the releases coming ...

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Adobe will not support Flash for Jelly Bean Devices, ends Flash for Android completely on August 15

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We Android users have had the advantage of using flash on our devices for a very long time. However, Adobe has come out and announced two things. First off, they will not be supporting Flash on any Jelly Bean devices, which brings us to the second announcement: Installs of Flash for Android ...

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HTC responds to Jelly Bean update questions

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Now that Jelly Bean has been announced, everyone wants to know… will their phone be getting the update – and, if so, when? HTC has heard the question, and has responded: “We are excited about Android Jelly Bean and are planning to support it across a variety of our devices.  ...

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Jelly Bean has new permission option to “read external storage”

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With the android world a’buzz with Jelly Bean news after its announcement on Wednesday, people are wanting to know what’s new with it. We gave you a full run-down a couple days ago, but now we’re finding out some specifics, and there’s something else that wasn’t ...

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM working with GSM, Verizon Galaxy Nexus phones, available for download

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  In the wake of Google’s release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean yesterday, developers have been hard at work. Now, in record time, Jelly Bean ROMs are being released for GSM and Verizon Galaxy Nexus phones. Not only are they ready to flash, but they also seem to have LTE working as well. If ...

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