Samsung is on the verge of releasing an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy S III smartphone, according to a recent SamMobile report. The mobile blog claims that internal testing of the new firmware is complete and that a public-ready version is ready. All that stands in the way, or so it seems, is a final approval from the Google team. … Read more
Sony has not completely ruled out an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its 2011 Xperia line, despite what the company may have told you just days ago.
As you navigate your Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-stocked phone or tablet, you might come across a new, built-in feature called Google Now.
Often mislabeled as a Siri competitor, Google Now is not an intelligent voice recognition service. Instead, it's a built-in assistant that serves up Google search-based answers to voiced questions.
Google Now also tries to give you those answers before you even pose a question by predicting the data you want, based on your search history.
Walk through the smart feature and get a few little-known tips in this video and written guide.Voice search and … Read more
Getting started with the Nexus 7 can be a bit daunting if it's your first tablet, or if you're not familiar with Android. But, that's why we're here. We have rounded up the best Nexus 7 tips and tricks to help get you started with your latest tech addiction.
Customizing the Nexus 7 The first thing you're going to want to do is personalize and customize your Nexus 7. Donald Bell came through with a great video full of Nexus 7 tips and tricks. You will be shown how to change widgets, the wallpaper, or … Read more
In the post, Asus said it strives to include "regular software and firmware updates" for its products, and that this Jelly Bean update is scheduled for "the coming months."
Other than those three devices, no products have been confirmed for an upgrade. However, Asus said it is still "investigating Jelly Bean updates for other devices." … Read more
Earlier today, HTC confirmed that Android 4.1 is coming to its HTC One X, One S, and One XL.
Not confirmed but just as compelling is the report from SamMobile that Samsung has begun testing Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3 and could push an update to its new flagship phone later this summer. A little harder to believe is the report's additional contention that testing is also under way on the Galaxy S2, and that it could also receive Android 4.1 if all goes well with its successor device.… Read more
The world's first update to Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean, was pushed back by Vodafone Australia because the new iteration of the operating system wasn't up to the country's standards for emergency phone calls.
"We've just been advised that the roll-out the of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to Vodafone Australia customers has been delayed," the carrier said in a blog post. "At this … Read more
HTC confirmed the upgrade plans, but unfortunately didn't provide any specific detail on timing to CNET.
The company also said the updates would come to versions sold by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Rogers.
Updates to the latest version of Android have been a sore spot for consumers and handset vendors. They often come frustratingly slow, held up by the carrier approval process, as well as the need to integrate the … Read more
T-Mobile could be readying a new model for its "G" series of Android smartphones, according to speculation hitting the Internet this week.
Unofficial T-Mobile blog TmoNews advises that an HTC Era 42 will arrive on the carrier's network in late September. There are no additional details to share yet, including pricing, form factor, or hardware, so at this point, it's all rumors and conjecture. But they're fairly logical rumors and conjecture.
Users of HTC's One XL and One S phones are on the Android 4.1 update list, at least in Australia.
An update page posted by Australian mobile carrier Telstra points to an Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' update in progress for both phones. The carrier says that HTC is preparing the update but has yet to confirm a date in which it will be sent to Telstra for testing.
No further beans were spilled as to a possible release date or availability for other HTC devices or other carriers around the world. But the handset maker has revealed … Read more