This week in tech news we finally saw the Motorola DROID 4 hit shelves, Google released an official Chrome Beta for Android, and yes – Temple Run still isn’t out. Monday, Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus was graced with a leak to Android 4.0.4, and it fixed many of the signal issues people were having. If you already have root and are running a custom ROM, you can flash the radios alone here. Don’t hesitate about this one, as they seem to be 100% effective.
Early on this week, we saw another rumor stating the Samsung Galaxy S III could be a mere 7mm thin. And unfortunately, we also found out Samsung’s March 22nd event is not going to cover the Galaxy S III. It’s too bad, because with all these rumors it would be nice to actually have something concrete.
Facebook will be bringing mobile ads to Android devices soon, the beginning of March to be exact. What do you all think about this? Those with slower network speed already have a tough time navigating through pages via the mobile app; with the addition of advertisements it’s bound to get worse. Now for some good news: That same day Swype let the public know it would be available for Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich devices really soon.
Speaking of the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung has made the white plated variant official and slated to make an appearance February 13th. Those of you with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 may have seen a system update hinting you to install Instagram for Android; well, you weren’t seeing things – as others saw it too. Instagram still hasn’t released an official word on when we could see it enter the Android Market, but I’d like to see how many downloads it manages within the first 24 hours. On that same note, Temple Run still isn’t out for Android – but their team still says it’s aimed for a February release.
And finally, we saved the best few for last. Chrome Beta for Android has finally hit the Market! It is blazing fast, and for a Beta – is as polished as could be. The tabbed browsing experience completely dominates over the stock browser. Unfortunately it’s only available for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices, but seeing it on Gingerbread would make the masses happy. Check out our hands-on with it here. We’ve also managed to get up a hands-on and official review of the Motorola DROID 4. And those of you waiting for a near perfect QWERTY keyboard are going to be pleased. Don’t forget to head to Google Music and take advantage of their Valentines Day promotion as well; they’re offering entire albums and singles at great prices for the next couple of days.
**Also note, T-Mobile is having a Valentines Day sale offering every one of their devices for free!**