Open Source Android Project. It's where the Android community starts, where ROM developers go for "blessed" code, and without it, Android would still be puttering along behind lesser platforms. But the really great thing about Android is that it's adaptable - and anyone can adapt is. Many custom ROM developers out there (and, to be fair, manufacturers as well) have made natural and obvious additions to Android that are so useful, Google should go ahead and add them right into the main development tree. Here are five of my favorites:
Monthly Archive: December 2013
DROID RAZR has been a pretty popular smartphone, and it even got a bigger brother in the RAZR MAXX. While we've seen multiple better versions of the RAZR floating around in other parts of the world, especially China, none have arrived in the US with a 1280 x 720p HD resolution. Today we are now hearing rumors some improved models are on the way for Verizon and AT&T both.
Samsung Exhibit II 4G. Today Samsung and T-Mobile are pushing out an update to the handset for those still using it, although you won't see very many changes. More details after the break.
Galaxy S III has been delayed with comments earlier today, basically stating that their high standards weren't met with the blue models, thus resulting in small delays and new versions being manufactured. Samsung hasn't mentioned any specific reason for the delay of their "newly invented" Pebble Blue color but it appears that we now know why.
Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, with a capacitive touchscreen all for only $119. More details after the break.
see our hands-on) and has now gone up for pre-order in China.
legitimate security concerns and a root hack, users from around the Internet are reporting a serious flaw in the structure of Google Wallet on new phones. Apparently a factory reset will completely disable Google Wallet on some (and possibly all) NFC-enabled Android devices. This isn't even a root/mod issue - just using the built-in Android reset function will break the authentication for your device, rendering it inoperable for Google Wallet.
Samsung fashion we are seeing three new trademark filings this week. This isn't really anything unusual because over the past few months we've seen tons and tons of these filings. Sometimes six at a time for Samsung, all being names for Galaxy devices. Today we have three new ones to add to our list while we wonder if they'll ever hit the shelves.
Galaxy S III, and only in Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the UK. Try to contain your excitement, folks. Samsung will expand the Music Hub service to more devices and more countries soon.
PatentBolt points to a non-standard solution: just slap a physical keyboard on there. Or perhaps "clip" is a more accurate term, since the device in Lenovo's patent filings actually has two separate pieces for separate hands.