Jelly Bean ROMs now available for GSM and Verizon Galaxy Nexus

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Yesterday the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update was available for download, but it was only for the Galaxy Nexus devices that were given away to attendees at Google I/O, which happens to be the takju GSM version. We knew the development community would be super fast and make it available to all and they delivered.

XDA developer bigxie posted the GSM version and all you have to do is download the ROM (below), wipe, and flash via ClockworkMod Recovery. He even posted a root fix with an updated radio that you can flash with ClockworkMOD. » Read the rest

Hands on with the Google Nexus 7 tablet

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The Google Nexus 7 tablet was announced earlier at Google I/O and our boys Stacy Bruce and Ed Caggiani got some alone time with it. This is definitely one heck of a buy at $199 as it rocks a NIVIDA Tegra 3 and a 7-inch (1280 x 800) display. Made by ASUS, it’s clearly head and shoulders above the Kindle Fire, but is Amazon going to sit back? Even with this amazing price, will the mainstream adopt it since it won’t be in retail stores? I guess time will tell, but for now check out Ed and Stacy’s hands on after the break.

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Google+ Events launches for all your party and event planning

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Google unveiled Google+ Events for party and event planning. It will be part of Google+ and it will integrate with the calendar. You can even invite people who aren’t on Google+. All people invited will be able to see who’s invited and who’s going, but what about during the event? There’s going to be a party mode in which photos can be saved right to the party/event page. Users will be prompted at the start of the party to turn on party mode and share photos, and users can decide whether or not to share photos. Hit the break for some videos of it in action.

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Google announces the Nexus 7 tablet with Jelly Bean, Built and optimized for the Play Store

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The Nexus 7 is official folks. It has a 7-inch (1280 x 800) display, a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, a 12 core GPU, front facing camera (assuming 1.2MP), 9 hour battery while watching HD video, Bluetooth, WiFI, NFC, and of course it will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It weighs 340 grams, is 10.45mm thick, and as expected, it’s built by ASUS. It utilizes NVIDIA’s new low-cost KAI platform that we wrote about previously.

The home screen shows all your content like magazines, and of course you can open any magazine or book and continue where you left off. Within magazine titles, you can look at just the text, but you can also view the pages as they were supposed to with full pictures, and you will have the ability to swipe up or down to expand the text.

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SiriusXM and Howard Stern is coming to Google TV soon

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There should be a lot of Google TV news over the next couple of days so to kick things off, the SiriusXM Internet Radio App will be available on Google TV soon.  This is the first time that the SiriusXM programming and SiriusXM 2.0 features will be available on connected TVs.

“Working closely with Google, we developed the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for the new Google TV, giving subscribers another platform to listen to their favorite SiriusXM programming at home,” said Sean Gibbons, Vice President, Product Management, SiriusXM. “SiriusXM Internet Radio is currently available online and on smartphones and other connected devices.  With SiriusXM on Google TV, we are giving even more consumers the ability to get the premium audio entertainment they enjoy from SiriusXM on their televisions.”

They will demonstrate the app at Google I/O today at 3:00pm PST. Hit the break for all the key features of the app along with the full presser.

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Motorola Ice Cream Sandwich walkthrough on the DROID RAZR / DROID RAZR MAXX

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After a long wait Ice Cream Sandwich has finally made its way to the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. Motorola took the longest of the major Android manufacturers, but on the flip side, they left the main elements of stock ICS intact. I congratulate Motorola because at one point, everyone and their brother was knocking them with the Blur UI. Well Blur is no more and Motorola delivered.

The OTA update should start deploying any day now so we wanted to make sure you’re prepared with all the changes because this is a major update. I tried to highlight most of the major differences, but if I missed anything, please leave it in the comments. Of course your questions are encouraged as well. Grab a snack, a drink, and hit the break to see what Motorola has in store.

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