HTC had previously announced a timeline that had the One getting Android 4.3 across all US carriers before the end of October. That list did include Verizon Wireless, however as we sit with just a few days left in the month, a delay has been announced. And unlike the delay we saw with the T-Mobile rollout, this one will not be just a few days. In fact, it looks like like a few weeks.
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Nexus 5 leaks and rumors are not going to stop until we have an official announcement. Google has yet to offer anything in terms of when we can expect the event to take place, however we have seen what is believed to be a bit of teasing coming from Vic Gundotra. That all aside, while the rumors are suggesting an October 31 or November 1 availability, there has been a few more listings that appeared today.
NVIDIA has announced and detailed the latest software update for the SHIELD. This one will be rolling out over-the-air and it will be arriving with several new features and lots more in terms of functionality. Just to begin with, this update will bump your handheld console to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. But there will also be Console Mode, a Gamepad Mapper and more.
Google Play Store release earlier in the week. This one was arriving as v4.4, specifically, v4.4.21. At the time the apk had been leaked for those who were comfortably with sideloading. As of today however, there appears to be a good news for those who had a bit more patience -- the update has begun rolling out.
Moto X price drop from even before the handset officially launched. And well, it looks like that drop is currently going into effect. There has yet to be any official announcement from Motorola, however they have done the next best thing -- dropped the price on the website. Those checking the Moto X page on the Motorola website will see a price that has been cut in half.
Android 4.4 Kit Kat arriving on October 25, it looks like the Nexus 5 may be arriving in the Play Store at the end of October. We have yet to see the mass of press invites go out to the media, however it is starting to look like Kit Kat and the Nexus 5 are still going to arrive in October as had been rumored. And interestingly enough, it is looking like they are both going to arrive on different days.
Instagram began preparing users for in-feed advertisements a while back. We had known these were coming for quite some time and the talk surfaced again earlier in the month. At that time we were seeing details about how these were going to be arriving in the "next couple months" and how they would initially be delivered as a "small number of beautiful, high-quality photos and videos￼."
OUYA game console launched in the US market back in June. Since then the console has been available with a few retailers including GameStop, Target and Best Buy. The key with the retail availability though, none of those retailers had the console available in every location. Flash forward till the present day and it looks like Target is getting ready to make that move.
Android 4.4 Kit Kat, however while we are seeing some differences as compared to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, there hasn't been anything really major. Well, according to a new report coming out of Korea, Kit Kit may arrive with more of a focus on larger screens. And by larger screens, we are not hearing anything about tablets, but about televisions.
Xiaomi. Not only have we seen some talk before he started, but he has since offered a bit of a status update following his first full week at work and now we are getting a bit of detail about how Xiaomi is able to change hardware so rapidly. The short answer here is paying attention to user feedback.