Author Archives: Eric Abent


Jelly Bean update lands on Samsung Galaxy S Advance in January

In a world where Android manufacturers are rushing to get Jelly Bean updates out the door, Samsung has been one of the best. The company is or will be supporting a lot of its handsets with Jelly Bean updates, including the Galaxy S Advance. We've known for a little while that the Galaxy S Advance was going to be updated to Jelly Bean, but today we're getting an actual release window for the update.

Rdio update brings new user interface

Rdio users on Android have something pretty exciting waiting for them over on the Google Play Store. The music streaming app has been given a new update, and though this update brings a few new features with it, one of the most important is a revamped user interface. This redesign brings a cleaner feel to the whole app, and glancing over the screenshots below, we have to say it looks pretty good.

Nexus 4 gets first nightly CyanogenMod 10.1 build

If you're using CyanogenMod and you've been lucky enough to get your hands on a Nexus 4, then you're in for a treat. The CyanogenMod team announced on Google Plus that they're rolling out the first Nexus 4 (mako) nightly build for CyanogenMod 10.1, which is based on Android 4.2. The team is doing this because they've seen Nexus users installing third party CyanogenMod 10.1 builds, so they thought they'd take advantage of the demand they've been seeing and begin releasing nightlies.

Google shells out for Incentive Targeting acquisition

We all know that Google has some cash in its coffers to throw around, and today it's putting some of that money to use. The big G announced today that it has purchased Incentive Targeting, a company that aims to get coupons to customers who will actually use them. Details are still relatively slim, despite the fact that both companies have made statements about the acquisition.

Big time SMS spammers hit with massive fine

All of us hate getting spam text messages and calls, but unfortunately they're everywhere. It doesn't matter which platform you choose - Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone - there's a decent chance you've had to deal with spam text messages before. Luckily, today we're seeing one European watchdog group do something about it, dropping a very large fine on two SMS spammers who have been very, very busy.

Photoshop Touch gets support for 7-inch screens

If you're a frequent user of Photoshop Touch and you happen to have a 7-inch tablet lying around, then pay attention to this next bit of news. Adobe has pushed out an update for the photo editor, and one of the biggest features added in this update is support for 7-inch screens. However, just having a 7-inch tablet doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be able to use Photoshop Touch on it.

Star Wars Angry Birds Hoth update lands tomorrow

A few years back, it seemed that every Star Wars game had the infamous Hoth level. Hoth showed up so many times in video games that critics and fans alike began to grow tired of it quickly, so these days, we don't see the old ice planet show up as often. That's all set to change tomorrow, when Rovio releases the first update for Angry Birds Star Wars.

Huawei MediaPad 10 Link reportedly in the works, details leak

Huawei is no stranger to the realm of Android tablets, and it may be ready to give the 10-inch market another spin with its new MediaPad 10 Link. Notebook Italia has uncovered Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 certification documents for such a device, which suggest that Huawei has a new slate up its sleeve. Unfortunately, we don't know very much about the MediaPad 10 Link at the moment, but there are a few morsels of information that are worthy of a mention.