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.
Google has just announced the release of two of its premium accessories for its latest Nexus devices. Unfortunately, while these items can be brought directly from Google Play Store, they are available in limited markets only.
Are you having issues with Android 4.4? You’re not alone. Via Google’s product forum, a litany of issues have come up, ranging from poor battery life to download issues. While we don’t expect a flawless Android, we don’t expect to see so many nagging issues, either.
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.
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.
One of Android 4.4's advertised new features isn't exactly something you'd immediately see in devices. The latest version of Android is claimed to have been optimized to run even on low-end devices thanks to an effort internally known as Project Svelte. How this was made possible is now being revealed by Android engineering head Dave Burke who was also responsible for bringing Project Butter's improvements to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
If you have the Android 4.4 update for your Nexus 4, and are experiencing issues, you’re not alone. Some users are reporting that the Home button isn’t working properly, and the Settings toggle is also acting up. Even worse, there seems to be a broken dialer, too, rendering the device dangerously useless in some circumstances.
If you have a Nexus 4, and have been waiting patiently for the KitKat update, good for you. It can be hard to wait for things you really want, and your wait is nearly over. The update is currently rolling out, so it’s only a matter of time, now. But, if you just can’t hold out any longer, there is a way to get the update.