Marvin Ferrell | May 20 2013 11:05 PM
If you've been under a rock you may not have noticed the Google Plus update that occurred right around the time of the little party called Google I/O. Like me you may have been fully expecting the Google Plus 4.0 for Android update to come along with it. It took a few extra days for those expectations to be fulfilled, but the new Android app is rolling out right now to Android devices with improvements to photos, location and stream.
Jeff McIntire | May 20 2013 08:20 PM
Last week was probably the most exciting week of the year so far at RootzNews thanks to Google's annual I/O superconference. The event was a disappointment to those who were expecting announcements of a new Nexus 7, Android 4.3 or a new Q, but for those who were focused on development, it was well worth the wait. Even for Android enthusiasts who aren't developers instant gratification came in the form of a new Hangouts app, a new Play Music app with a subscription service and improvements to Search/Google Now among other updates.
Jeff McIntire | May 20 2013 08:10 AM
In a previous article we posted a rumor that originated on a Facebook page dedicated to Galaxy Note 2 enthusiasts claiming that the Galaxy S3 and the Note 2 would receive Android 4.2 Jelly Bean by the end of May. Coincidentally (or not), it turns out that a leaked test build of Android 4.2.2-based TouchWiz is available today on Samsung enthusiast site SamMobile.
Marty Eich | May 17 2013 06:20 PM
With the closing of Google I/O 2013 upon us, it seems as though now would be a good time for some reflection for this week's Friday's Big Question. Where to begin? In no certain order, here is what was announced, revealed, and revamped at this year's I/O.
Jeff McIntire | May 17 2013 06:15 PM
AOKP, the popular ROM for women and for men who are secure enough in their manhood to use a ROM with pink unicorns in it, has merged the necessary code to support Sony's Xperia Z and ZL flagships into its github. This means official nightly support begins with the next automatically-built nightly, scheduled for tomorrow. Of course, if you don't want to wait until then and wish to build it for yourself, you might be interested to know that the official guide to building AOKP was also recently updated.
Jeff McIntire | May 16 2013 10:20 PM
Are you disappointed that there was no announcement about a second-generation Nexus 7 or Android 4.3? Personally, I was expecting I/O to be an exciting event sans such announcements, and my expectations have already been fulfilled, even though there is still another day remaining. Nevertheless, rumors persist about the next version of Android and a successor to the venerable Nexus 7, this time indicating that they will be announced in July.
Derek De La Cruz | May 16 2013 04:05 PM
Yesterday was a day full of overhauls and updates that were announced during the keynote address at Google I/O. We have seen a future update to Google Maps, a new subscription service and a new look for Google Music, the new Google Hangouts Messaging service, Google Wallet integration with Gmail, and an update to Google Search, which includes some new cards for Google Now.