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HTC One

Verizon HTC One to come with Android 4.2.2

Latest firmware from HTC will ship on Verizon's version Good news for anyone planning on picking up the HTC One on Verizon when it finally launches next Thursday. VZW spokesperson Albert Aydin has confirmed on Twitter that Verizon HTC One will ship with Android 4.2.2-based firmware. That means...
Light Flow

Light Flow update adds a bevy of new features, including remote notification clearing

Notification support added for 72 new apps, including the new Skype app One of the most popular notification light apps, Light Flow, has received a major update today. Along with new features to support the latest version of Android, more support has been added for multiple new apps, including...
HTC One X+

HTC One X+ Android 4.2 + Sense 5 update rolling out in Asia

BlinkFeed, video highlights and more in biggest update yet for the One X+ HTC has finally updated one of last year's high-end handsets, the One X+, to the latest version of its Sense software and the newer Android 4.2.2 OS. The new update brings the One X+ in line with the most recent HTC user...
AC App

Quick look: Android versions and the Android Central app

Vast majority using Jelly Bean, 19 percent already up-to-date on Android 4.3 The Android ecosystem as a whole is a large, slow-moving ship, and it's taken a while for Jelly Bean to become the most prominent flavor of Google's OS. Even Android 2.3, Gingerbread, is still going strong after almost...
Netflix

Netflix updated to address issues with Android 4.3

If you were experiencing issues running Netflix on your phone or tablet with Android 4.3, you'll want to grab this one. Netflix has been updated, and the words everyone wanted to hear are in the change log: Fixes and optimization for devices running Android 4.3. On the new Nexus 7 HD, this...
Motorola Xoom

Android 4.1.2 rolling out for the Verizon Motorola Xoom

Long-suffering Motorola Xoom LTE owners, your Android 4.1.2 update has finally arrived. A few days after the initial soak test, the first 10-inch Android tablet is getting its update to the slightly newer version of Jelly Bean. (And given that the Xoom is no longer supported as of Android 4.2,...
Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony open sources Xperia Z Ultra software

Sony continues its commitment to open-source device software Taking to its developer portal, Sony has posted a download for the complete open-sourced software for its newest giant device the Xperia Z Ultra. Even though it hasn't been broadly released yet — currently slated for a September 12th ...
Xperia Tablet Z

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Android 4.2 update now rolling out

4G LTE version of Sony tablet first to get the 4.2 update Sony recently promised Android 4.2 for the Xperia Tablet Z in early August, and now the updates are beginning to roll out, starting with the 4G LTE version of the tablet — model number SGP-321. The Tablet Z LTE is getting a firmware...
GPe

Google Play edition HTC One and Galaxy S4 start to see Android 4.3 OTA

The latest version of Jelly Bean seems to be on it's way, giving us a better idea of what "timely" updates are Scattered reports of users with both the HTC One Google Play edition and the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition phones seeing an OTA update to Android 4.3 are coming in this evening. We've...
Google Play HTC One

Google Play edition HTC One Android 4.3 kernel source released

Kernel source published —​ but no update for devices just yet HTC has released the kernel source code and related platform support files for the Google Play edition HTC One, as required under the GPL. The code drop comes ahead of the Google Play HTC One's Android 4.3 update — officially, the...
Platform Numbers July 2013

Platform numbers for July 2013: Jelly Bean over 40%, Gingerbread at 33%

Android 4.x now running on 63-percent of all devices in use As it does a monthly basis, Google has just released its Platform Version numbers to show a snapshot of the Android OS versions being used on devices today. With numbers taken over a two week period ending August 1st, we see small...
Netflix app

Google working with Netflix to solve Android 4.3 lock up problem

Putting some Android 4.3 devices to sleep while using Netflix causes freezing Android Central forums member WwonderLlama has posted about problems he is having using his new Chromecast to watch Netflix: I just updated my Nexus 4 to [Android] 4.3 via the OTA. That afternoon, I got my Chromecast...
BBC Media Player

BBC Media Player updated with Android 4.3 support

A heads-up for newly-upgraded Android 4.3 users in the UK — the BBC Media Player app has been updated with support for the latest version of Google's OS. Previously, users who'd upgraded to 4.3 after downloading the player would've been able to continue using it, but if you tried to download it...
Fastboot

Android 4.3 and beyond: Is root going away for 'Stock' ROMs?

New methods and security models have changed the way superuser permissions are handled in Android 4.3 You've probably heard some chatter about root and the latest version of Android, and maybe even heard things like "the death of root" being thrown around. Things have changed, and new security...
Titanium Backup

Titanium Backup updated with Android 4.3 support

Scheduled job power conditions, data exclusion for media storage, and bugfixes also added When Android 4.3 was released, those who root their phones updated and quickly rooted with the only Superuser app that was working at the time. The next thing many of those same people probably did was try...
SMS Quick Reply

New Android 4.3 features: Third-party SMS apps for quick replies and 'Notification Listener'

Two new features that came with the latest update that fix frustrating issues Google dropped Android 4.3 on us along with a whole bunch of other news last week, and while there were a few headline features of the release, nothing in particular caught our eye. Well we've had time to dig through a...
Galaxy Tab 3.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series review

The Galaxy Tab 3 line shares much in common with the Galaxy S4, but non-Samsung fanatics can find better Android tablets elsewhere For me, the Samsung has consistently been the go-to choice for a quality Android tablet experience. I was an early adopter of the original Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the...
Nexus 4 about screen

Need help updating your Nexus 4 to Android 4.3?

It's important to remember that not everyone's a whiz when it comes to the command-line aspect of Android. And to that end, the fine folks in our forums — 1.6 million strong and growing — have you covered.  The over-the-air update that brings the Nexus 4 to Android 4.3 is pushing out now. But if...
Photosphere

Android 4.3 improves Photosphere alignment and exposure

The Photo Sphere team has been hard at work correcting errors and fixing inconsistent colors With yesterday's event came the official announcement of Android 4.3, and the incredibly fast push to get this latest OS version out to devices everywhere. There were many changes included in the newest...
Sony

Sony confirms Android 4.3 upgrade plans

Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, Tablet Z, SP and Z Ultra to get 4.3 upgrade; some 4.1 devices could jump straight to 4.3 Sony is the first Android OEM to commit to device updates to Android 4.3, less than a day after Google unveiled the new version of Android in San Francisco. The Japanese company says it can...

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