on Wednesday the folks from Verizon Wireless pushed out a rather large update for the Samsung Galaxy S III. One that brought a host of improvements and new features. Sadly, we're also hearing this update killed or severely weakened 4G LTE for many, and data speeds have slowed way down.
Monthly Archive: December 2013
T-Mobile announced the immediate availability of the White Nexus 4 earlier this morning and it looks like the handset has also arrived in the Google Play Store. The Play Store listing has the handset available in an 8GB and 16GB model and they are priced at $299 and $349 respectively. Or perhaps more important for those who have already made up their minds and are ready to move forward with a purchase -- they are shown as being in stock and shipping in 1 to 2 business days.
multiple hardware partners announcing Nexus-like devices running stock Android. Previous rumors have pegged Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (not Key Lime Pie) for June 10th, but others are stating it will arrive in early July.
announced the white Nexus 4 earlier in the week. The global rollout was expected to take several weeks, however it looks like the handset has since come available for those in the US market. T-Mobile has announced the immediate availability, though they have made it clear this handset will only be available for a limited time.
CyanogenMod 10.1 RC1 dropped earlier in the month. The RC1 release brought an initial support for roughly 40 devices with talk about how it would be "one of (if not the last) milestone releases before a 10.1.0 is pushed out.” With that in mind, CyanogenMod 10.1 RC2 ended up coming available about a week later and as of today, RC3 is available for download.
LG and a Nexus 5 and while those details still need to be worked out, it looks like we are getting a new look at another yet-to-be-announced LG smartphone. The handset is the Optimus G2, which in addition to this sighting, an image leaked earlier in the month. This latest Optimus G2 image leak can be seen below and while a quick glance appears to have the handset showing nothing more than a kernel crash screen, it does contain one interesting detail.
HTC working on a new device. The stories suggested that would be a phablet style device. That is to say something with a display between 5 and 6-inches that could possibly compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note. While those reports still need to be worked out in greater detail, it is looking like HTC may also be planning to release a 7-inch Android tablet later in the year.
rumors and leaks had been suggesting that Samsung was looking towards Intel for the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3. While Samsung has yet to come forward with an official announcement, there has been some follow up and this time around we are hearing about Samsung and Intel from both Reuters and the Korea Times. Granted, that doesn't mean this is all official, but it certainly does lend some credibility to those earlier rumors.
GALAXY S 4 has a pretty big following, but it looks like the smaller sibling might too. Earlier today Samsung confirmed and announced the GALAXY S 4 Mini after weeks of rumors, leaks, and speculation. Many thought it would be announced in June at their event, but today they spilled the beans. We've seen it plenty, but now it's time for a video tour.
back in April for Australia only, but now everyone can get in on the action and easy uploads.