Author Archives: Brian Sin

Sony Xperia Z kernel source released

The kernel source for the Sony Xperia Z has been released nearly a month before the actual device is speculated to launch. This is great news for the open source developer community and it earns Sony some brownie points in the eyes of Android users. Sony has an impressive track record of releasing source code for its developers immediately upon the release of its devices.

Motorola Solutions makes a device for federal agencies

Motorola Solutions has created a device dubbed the AME 2000 Secure Mobile Solution that will provide federal agencies with secure voice and data communications. The AME 2000 is a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Android device that has updated software and hardware that will provide encrypted voice and data communications through both public and private wireless networks.

Samsung Galaxy S IV benchmark leaks

A new benchmark has leaked that is supposedly for the Samsung Galaxy S IV. The model number on the benchmark is SHV-E300S, which is the same model number as the previously tipped Korean Samsung Galaxy S IV. What's surprising is that it looks like the S IV won't be carrying an Exynos 5 Octa processor like the rumors have said, and instead will carry a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor.

Android 4.2.2 heads to AOSP

The latest version of Android, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, is now being pushed to AOSP. It was only earlier today that the Android 4.2.2 update began rolling out to select Nexus devices. If you have a takju Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi), or a Nexus 10, you should be able to update to Android 4.2.2 if you haven’t already. The update should be available through your settings page, but if not, just sit tight.

LG Optimus G Pro confirmed to have a 5.5-inch display

While carrying the same name as its Japanese counterpart, the South Korean version of the LG Optimus G2 has been confirmed to have a 5.5-inch Full HD display. It’s speculated that the reason LG decided to up the screen size on the South Korean version of the Optimus G Pro is because they wanted a device that can compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy Note II. With Samsung’s Android devices being the devices consumers opt for, LG wanted to bring a phone into the market that would sway more people into its direction. This information comes directly from LG, who confirmed the information through its Facebook as well as its social website. Right now they’ve only released a teaser of their device, but they promise to reveal more information in the days to come. While it’s great to know that the device will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display, we would also love to know where these devices will be released. We’d like to know if this device will be available in multiple countries, or if it’d be only available in South Korea. We’d also like to know which variant of the LG Optimus G Pro we’ll see in the U.S.

Google’s support page accidentally leaks the Google Now widget

Google's support page accidentally leaked out what appears to be a Google Now widget. This is most likely a dream come true for those of you avid Google Now users. The widget is very simplistic, displaying 3 cards in a small 4x2 box. Now, not only can you have the information you want automatically delivered to you, but you can also view them with just a glance at your smartphone.
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