May 16 2013 12:25 AM | skynet11 in Announcements
It turns out that the rumors are true - Samsung is indeed manufacturing a Google Edition of its popular Galaxy S IV, as announced earlier at Google's I/O event. The phone will run stock Android 4.2.2 (as of now, the latest version of Android, since there has not yet been any announcement of a 4.3 update). Also, the bootloader will be unlocked, but this piece of nerdvana will come at the hefty price of $649 (hefty compared to the Nexus 4, at least).
May 14 2013 01:25 AM | skynet11 in Announcements
Google just keeps finding new ways to make its G+ platform work for you (not to mention that it keeps releasing significant announcements just before I/O). Earlier Monday we learned that Google will combine your cloud storage for Gmail, Drive and Google+ photos into 15GB shared between the apps, and later we learned that Google will bring content recommendations to your mobile site powered by its popular social network platform.
May 10 2013 09:10 PM | skynet11 in Announcements
Owners of the international, carrier-unlocked version of the HTC One certainly didn't have to wait long to get their Cid on. CyanogenMod Developer codeworkx has already brought official nightly support to the device, which has only been in the market for about two weeks. Of course, this means all the hardware features are working - RIL (Radio Interface Layer, which gives you mobile data), Bluetooth, WiFi, audio and camera, just to name a few.
May 07 2013 08:05 PM | skynet11 in Announcements
Do you like to watch RootzLive but get frustrated by having to refresh your page to see if the show has started? Did you miss something that was said and wish you could rewind to see it? Would you like to be able to watch the show in its entirety on YouTube immediately after the show is over? From this day forward, you will be able to do all these things thanks to an update Google just announced to its Hangouts On Air feature in Google Plus.
May 04 2013 10:10 AM | skynet11 in Announcements
Steve Kondik once again took to Google+ to announce that CyanogenMod nightlies are coming for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S IV.
May 03 2013 06:00 PM | androiduser2008 in Announcements
Given Google's reputation for innovation, its annual I/O conference should have some major new secrets that will be unveiled during the event. Not all innovations are being kept under wraps until I/O, however. For example, the Gmail team recently announced a new feature on its blog: users can now add event information within an email message to Google Calendar without having to leave the app.
Apr 27 2013 01:15 AM | skynet11 in Announcements
As is often the case with Samsung devices, those based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 have a root tool available prior to release (except for AT&T customers, who may already have their devices). Dan Rosenberg, the @djrbliss who unlocked Motorola's Snapdragon S4-based RAZR series and Atrix HD, has added to his notoriety by rooting the U.S. versions (and various other versions around the world powered by the Snapdragon 600) of the Galaxy S IV.