Thursday, March 14, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Announced!


Well, it is here. The S4!

Looks pretty similar to the S3, but has a .19 inch bigger screen, better processor, better camera, and some new touchwiz features, such as motion.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Recent Tech News

1. Samsung to unveil Galaxy S4 in New York on March 14.

2. AOKP MR1 built 4 now out! Supports more devices, including some Motorola phones!

3. HP announces a 7 inch Tablet running Android for only $169. It will be available in April.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Flash Ubuntu on a Nexus Device with Custom Recovery

Before you continue, note that this works only on the Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Nexus 4, and the Galaxy Nexus (GSM/HSPA+ ONLY).

This morning, the Ubuntu Touch developer preview was released for Nexus devices.

Again, this is a developer preview and might contain bugs and non-working features.

Disclaimer: Your device will need to be unlocked (bootloader) and running a custom recovery to flash these zip files.


1.  Download the correct device zip file and place it on your internal storage.
2.  Download the phablet ARMHF zip file and place it on your internal storage.
3.  Reboot into custom recovery.
4.  Wipe data/cache.
5.  Install the device zip.
6.  Install the phablet ARMHF zip.
7.  Reboot and enjoy!
Device zipsmanta (Nexus 10) | grouper (Nexus 7) | mako (Nexus 4) | maguro (Galaxy Nexus)
Phablet armhf zipDownload

Source: Droid-Life

Google Introduces Chromebook Pixel

A while ago, a Google Chromebook Pixel concept video was leaked. The Chromebook Pixel was thought to be a myth or something, but turns out it is a real device. The Chromebook Pixel is currently for sale on the Playstore, but it is very expensive in my opinion. It has a 12.85 inch Gorilla Glass touch display with 239 ppi, which is the highest pixel desity of any laptop screen on the market. In addition it sport an Intel i5 processor, 4G LTE (from verizon), and, like other Chromebooks, is built for the cloud.

The 32 GB model, is $1,299.00  Play Link

The 64 GB+LTE model is $1,449.00 Play Link

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Google Now Updated

Google released an update to Google Now today. You can now add a Google Now widget to either your home screen or lock screen (Android 4.2+). The update also adds ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and movie passes from Fandango which includes a reminder for when you need to leave for the movie, and real estate listings from Zillow.


Google Releases Android 4.2.2

Google has released Android 4.2.2 and is rolling out for some Galaxy Nexus, Nexusn 4 Devices, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10.

Unofficial Changelog:

  • More secured ADB
  • Bluetooth audio streaming bugs fix
  • Download notification now shows remaining time
  • You can toggle WiFi and Bluetooth on/off by long-pressing them in Quick Settings
  • Performance enhancements
  • New notification sounds (wireless charging and low battery)

    Update also apparently disable the partialish LTE support on the Nexus 4.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Android OS Share as of 2/4/2013

2.3 - 2.3.2Gingerbread90.2%
2.3.3 - 2.3.71045.4%
4.0.3 - 4.0.4Ice Cream Sandwich1529.0%
4.1Jelly Bean1612.2%

Gingerbread is still the most used Android operating system.
Jellybean is gaining marketshare.