Posts tagged Android
Posts tagged Android
Google is fed up with malicious apps. They are now setting standards for apps to protect users from malware, spam, and other harmful types of software that degrade the user experience on the Android platform.
Pre-ordered a Nexus 7 Tablet? You should be receiving it soon if you haven’t already. Time to enjoy some Jelly Bean goodness!
This is good news for consumers, bad news for Amazon and perhaps some of the current owners of the Kindle Fire. iFixit has just run some battery tests and tore down the device. Basically they found that the Nexus 7 is much more efficient than the Kindle Fire, giving owners up to two more hours of battery life. Apparently, Asus and Google have also managed to make a thin and light device that is not too difficult to repair. This is much different than many of Apple’s recent products, such as the new Retina MacBook Pro or new iPad.
Do UI refinements, Google Now, and a few new features add up to a must-have smartphone OS?
Maybe not be a must-have, but it’s certainly a huge leap in the right direction.
Jelly Bean will have Google Currents pre-installed. I hope this feature improves in the near future because I can see it being very useful for just about anyone who uses a smartphone to organize their life.
1. Google Now
4. Android Beam
Check the source for in-depth details.
So far I like what Google is bringing to the table. For the first time in about 2 years, I am excited to see what developers can bring to consumers with a more capable operating system. It also feels like, for the first time, that Android is beginning to mature - refining the features they already have, instead of scrapping some features and introducing new buggy ones.
Details aren’t solid but since this week is the Google I/O conference, it shouldn’t be too long before we see the details of the new OS and Nexus plans for the future.
Recent polls show an increase in the number of BB and Android users switching to iPhone.
These numbers may increase even more as BB continues to fall further behind and Android continues to become more and more fragmented.
Yet another perk for users of the Google Maps app on Android. You can now look up Zagat reviews and ratings directly within the app.
Google promises to keep their Android mobile operating system free/open for at least the next 5 years. This is pretty good news, especially for those who were worried about the acquisition of Motorola changing Google’s business model.
Some users have reported connectivity issues after the update. Are you experiencing problems?
Instagram is now available on Android. A 13mb download gives you tons of filter and days of snapping and uploading fun!
Rumor has it that Google may work with Asus to launch their own Nexus Tablet. They may price it at $199, which may force other tablet manufacturers to lower their price points.
Google I-O 2012 attendees may get their hands on one of these if the rumors turn out to be true.
Samsung began to roll-out ICS updates to some of their GSII devices yesterday in some parts of the world. The Verge has a quick review of the changes (or lack of changes).
Check out the video and you really need to listen to the man narrating the video. In short, he’s bored and disappointed. I imagine most users are or will be underwhelmed by the update as well.
Hope I didn’t get you hopes up too much. The app is not ready for public consumption yet, but it looks like the popular photo filter and sharing application will soon be coming to the millions of Android users.
I just hope people with really crummy cameras won’t be allowed to post photos…[wishful thinking]