Jolla has just brought some good news to brave testers of its Sailfish mobile operating system. Starting today, those who have access to a Nexus 4 smartphone can install an alpha-quality preview of Sailfish OS for Android.
Benchmark geeks, don’t wait for the HTC One (M8) to launch officially before you get your fill. The new flagship for HTC has already been tested, and finds itself atop the heap in one important category. When it comes to gaming, the new One tops the rest. Another more important category, though? Not so good.
Want that Nexus 5 feel on your Android device? The Google Now launcher is now available in the Play Store. The launcher, which brings up Google Now with a quick swipe to the left from the home screen, was one of the selling points for KitKat. Now it’s one of the reasons to have an Android device.
Ubuntu Touch arrived back in October. The catch though, for now Ubuntu Touch is simply an operating system looking for a phone. Canonical had things set so users could load the OS on a Nexus 4 or Galaxy Nexus smartphone, but a hardware partner with a pre-installed setup remained unavailable.
In the midst of Android 4.4 being updated to 4.4.1, some users are reporting another update on top of that one. This one brings the Nexus 5 to Android 4.4.2, and it’s all about the camera. Google is hoping to make the camera faster, better, as well as taking care of the infamous “bug fixes”.
The Moto G source codes have been released, letting you hack into Moto G’s Zion mainframe and end the rebellion. If you’re into development of custom kernels or other fun stuff for Motorola’s new mid-range monster, you are now free and clear to do so with the blessing of the mothership. While it seems a bit strange to be excited for mid-range customization, it could be a crucial step for both Motorola and Android.
Google is getting ready for an update to Android 4.4, according to reports. While this isn’t news to us, as we’ve seen KitKat’s newest version before, we’re now seeing the newest version of Android on a few more devices. Unfortunately, we’re not seeing it on enough devices to get excited about the effect it could have.
A vulnerability has been discovered in Nexus phones, which could render them useless. By sending a particular type of SMS message, the phone is forced to reboot and, in some instances, reconnect to the mobile data service. With that, users may not know their device hasn’t reconnected, essentially making it useless for a period of time.
SmugMug launched Camera Awesome for Android a short while back and while they quietly added support for the Nexus 5 after the initial launch, they have improved that support with this latest update. Camera Awesome v1.0.2 has arrived in the Google Play Store and along with the Nexus 5, this update brought added support for the Nexus 4 and HTC One as well as some general improvements that will benefit all devices.