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Google updates Jelly Bean factory images for Nexus S and Nexus S 4G

Google has today provided an update to a couple of Jelly Bean factory images in their online database for Nexus devices. The global Nexus S (soja) received an update to Android 4.1.1 version JRO03L while the Nexus S 4G (sojas) saw its own Android 4.1.1 image with designation JRO03R. There was no change in version for the GSM Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 7, and the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus remains without an official Jelly Bean build,...

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Motorola i1 Push-To-Talk Android Phone Official For Sprint!

Motorola and Sprint officially launched the world’s first PTT (Pust-To-Talk) Android Phone with the Motorola i1, initially rumored as the Motorola Opus One earlier this year. The i1, became available this summer, featuring 3.1-inch touch screen, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, Opera Mini 5 browser, and of course a push-to-talk experience atop Android. Motorola and Sprint Announce World’s First Push-To-Talk Android-Powered Smartphone –...

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Android vs. Oracle: An Easy Explanation

Android vs. Oracle: An Easy Explanation

As an Android user, you might have heard news about a company called Oracle suing Google (the creators of the Android platform). The reason for the lawsuit, like most lawsuits in tech, revolves around patents. Oracle believes that Google infringed on its patents by using the Java programming language as the core of the Android platform. Click through to find out what’s at stake for Google. What the trial means for Android users Oracle...

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Make Your Android Smarter with Tasker

Make Your Android Smarter with Tasker

Imagine if your Android phone could automatically switch to silent when you entered a theater or meeting, or automatically adjust the volume if a loudmouth friend called you. With an app called Tasker, all this and more is possible. Click through to find out how to make your Android smarter than ever. Download Tasker Unfortunately, this app isn’t free. However, the developer does offer a 14-day free trial download. The cost for the...

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Is Sonalight Android’s Answer to Siri?

Is Sonalight Android’s Answer to Siri?

Sonalight might be Android users’ long-awaited answer to iPhone’s virtual assistant Siri. Click through to find out more about Sonalight, which recently received funding from noted startup incubator Y-Combinator. Sonalight vs. Siri Siri functions as a user’s personal assistant. Users speak requests into their phones–ex. “find nearest grocery store” and Siri returns relevant, geo-targeted search results....

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Instagram for Android Finally Here!

Instagram for Android Finally Here!

The Android version of popular photo sharing app Instagram was released yesterday and it has been downloaded more than 1 million times in its first 24 hours live. Click through to find out more about Instagram for Android. Instagram is a free app that allows users to apply vintage filters to their photos and share them with friends. While there are a lot of photo filter apps on the market, what makes Instagram special is the social...

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Android Bloatware Is A Security Threat

Android Bloatware Is A Security Threat

Android bloatware–the apps and other software that come pre-installed on Android phones–has been proven to be one of the key reasons Android is more vulnerable to security breaches than other phone operating systems. Click through to find out why bloatware is compromising your Android’s security and what you can do about it. A team of researchers from North Carolina State University tested eight different smartphones from...

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What Can A Rooted Android Do?

What Can A Rooted Android Do?

What can a rooted Android do that a non-rooted Android can’t? Click through to find out some of the benefits of rooting your Android. Here are some things you can only do with a rooted Android: Get Custom ROMs ROM stands for Read Only Memory. Custom Android ROMs refer to versions of the core Android OS that have been modified by developers. If you can find a ROM you trust, the benefits include more frequent updates (that catch bugs...

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Do Not Buy Cheap Android Phones!

Do Not Buy Cheap Android Phones!

You might hear a lot of buzz about super-affordable Android devices: phones that cost south of $100 and tablets for less than $50. Pricing like this might lead a person to wonder–what is the catch? And there is a catch; click through to find out why you should stay away from cheap Android phones. You’ll Hate Your Cheap Phone Most cell phone manufacturers create devices in two tiers. Their top-of-the-line products are the most...

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Android Skins: What They Are & Why You Should Avoid Them

Android Skins: What They Are & Why You Should Avoid Them

Android skins are custom software running on top of the core Android OS. Android skins are usually developed and installed by cell phone manufacturers. They were intended as a way for CPM’s to further differentiate their products, but they have become another form of bloatware. Click through to find out why you should avoid Android skins. Problem 1: Skins delay Android OS Updates Waiting for the latest delicious-sounding version of...

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