A mystery rock which seemed to appear out of nowhere on Mars last month stirred up much speculation among alien enthusiasts, but it appears the mystery is solved. The answer is more simple than sci-fi.
In addition to standard features like Project Butter and support for Bluetooth Smart, the updates add in a number of custom Sony touches. The entire portfolio of Sony apps has been enhanced and upgraded: Walkman, PlayMemories, and the Battery Stamina Mode all receive a fresh coat of paint.
Sony has also loaded a custom interface as part of the update, introducing "Xperia Themes&… Read more
Android Jelly Bean continues to flavor more Android devices.
Analyzing Google Play data from the seven days ending Tuesday, Google's Android developer dashboard pegged Jelly Bean's collective reach at about 60.5 percent. Breaking down those beans, 4.1.x held the highest share with 35.5 percent, followed by 4.2.x with 16.3 percent and Android 4.3 with 8.9 percent
Among other Android versions, Gingerbread retained second place with a 20 percent cut of the action, while Ice Cream Sandwich covered 16.1 percent of all Android devices. The newest Android flavor, KitKat, … Read more
Biz Stone, Twitter's most benign co-founder, never intended to be the chief executive of his newly launched venture, Jelly; it sort of just happened -- or so the creation story goes.
Launched two weeks ago, Jelly is an iPhone and Android application that lets people post photos to get answers to questions. The photo query goes out to a person's Twitter and Facebook friends, who will, in theory, have the answer or try to solicit help from someone else in the know. The app is the reincarnation of Aardvark, a question-and-answer service that Google bought and then shut … Read more
Part Snapchat, part Quora, Jelly (Android|iOS) is an photo-focused Q&A app that lets you ask any question of your friends and extended social network to get answers. You can ask any question you want, from, "Is that Thai restaurant is any good?" to, "What kind of weed is this?"
The app was built by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, who describes Jelly as a new social search engine. Instead of heading to Google, Stone's goal is to get you to ask you friends and family for help, just as you would before the … Read more
In a blog post, the company explained the idea: It's a question accompanied by a photo. For example, a user who spots something unusual can snap a picture, circle the befuddling object, and ask friends -- who are other Jelly users -- from social networks what it is. The thinking is that if no direct friends know, maybe a friend of a friend does. Users can also pass on … Read more
Owners of Sony's Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra should now start to see Android 4.3 pop up on their phones.
Sony spilled the beans about the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra on Monday but cautioned that the actual arrival time of the Android update will vary by market and carrier. Android 4.3 offers several enhancements and tweaks for Xperia phones.
Along with an improved interface, the Android 4.3 update adds Sony's Smart Social Camera to the Xperia Z Ultra. This collection of apps brings some social savvy and other innovative extras to the … Read more
Android 4.4 KitKat is now officially a blip on the Android radar a month after its debut.
Collecting Google Play stats during the seven days that ended Monday, Google's Android developer dashboard found that KitKat now flavors 1.1 percent of all Android devices. Android 4.4 launched in early November, triggering its gradual rollout to phone and tablet users.
As always, getting the latest version of Android on your device is a hit-or-miss matter. It all depends on how fast your smartphone maker and carrier can ramp up the update. So a 1.1 percent share after … Read more
Jelly Splash is a lot like other Match 3 games, but it stands out in a number of very striking and fun ways. The most prominent of those differences is the scoring, which becomes a key component of the game as you aim to get three stars on every level, but you also have to be careful about how quickly and how thoroughly you complete any one level.
The game starts immediately after downloading by showing you the basics. At any time, you can draw your finger along a line of like-colored jellies to match and remove them. You won'… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Finally, the Google Nexus 5 is here...unless you're on Verizon.
- Android 4.4 KitKat brings a little OS equality.
- Google to Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners: No KitKat for you.
- Those comics in your basement are probably worthless.