Jelly Defense Gets Update, Brings Christmas Levels and Music, Endless Level, Performance Enhancements

Jelly Defense, one of the many great games recently offered in the Android Market 10 cent promo sale, has just received a new season-based update. After you download the update you will get access to new Christmas themed levels and music, new gameplay options and improvements, and added performance enhancements. Take a look at the full changelog as listed in the market:

  1. Two winter levels for Christmas evenings.
  2. Challenging endless level.
  3. New and cozy Christmas tune.
  4. Increasing the difficulty after finishing the game isn’t mandatory anymore. You can now go back to previous levels.
  5. Minor performance improvements.
  6. Minor gameplay adjustments.
  7. Reindeers & cookies!

Unfortunately, if you haven’t already purchased the game during the sale, the price went back up to the usual $2.99. I haven’t spent much time playing this game, but I do remember the graphics being excellent. Hit the market link below to check it out for yourself and to get the latest update.

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Mysterious DROID Bionic Update v5.9.901 Change Log Brought to Light

Photo Courtesy of Droid Life

Folks who own a Bionic are reporting that they are receiving a mysterious update bringing their system to version 5.9.901. They were a little miffed at what this update entailed and people were especially confused considering the major update that was already being pushed as of last week. Well it appears that this is no minor update in itself as the awesome folks over at Droid Life were able to get the details on what this release encompasses.

So whether or not you’ve received the update at hand, you can hit the break below to see what’s in store for you. Sadly some of it entails more Verizon Bloatware… But you may be able to look past that with connectivity and stability fixes they’ve packed in.  Read more

Google To Suspend Nexus S Android 4.0 Update

 

Nexus S owners had reason to rejoice when Google announced the Android 4.0 update on its way to the device. However, the update did not come without its problems. Users reported various bugs as indicated by some Talk Android readers below:

  • “installed stock 4.0.3 directly from google yesterday. after install, wifi shows connected and ip assigned, but doesn’t load any webpages, market or news/weather. same issue happened to friend as well.”
  • “my wifi doesn’t work :'(“
  • “The installation went ok over 3g, took about 10 minutes, after install MMS messages disabled. Tried to reset the mms APN, no help”

In addition to the bugs above, it seems that many users are affected by high CPU usage and unusual battery drains. Google is fully aware of this and has since suspended ICS updates to Nexus S devices. That means if you’ve gotten a notification that the update was available, you won’t be able to apply the update just yet.

If you’re a Nexus S owner, try to sit tight for the time being. Those of you who have the update already will have the bugs to deal with, but know that the Google engineers are likely working round the clock to correct each issue, so we hope there will be a fix sooner than later. Those of you who do not have the update will have to be a patient for just a bit longer. Hey, having a finished product is worth the wait, right? We’re certain there will be a resolution for all Nexus S owners sooner than later.

[via Phandroid]

Multitouch Issues, Slow Rotation Speeds Reported by Galaxy Nexus Owners

Us early adopters of new technology have to put up with the quirks and speed bumps that this new tech has to offer. I know this, you know this, we all know this, but sometimes they can be frustrating nonetheless. Less than a week after the launch of maybe one of the most hyped phones on the planet, the Galaxy Nexus, users are running into some major and minor bugs. Even with the 4.0.2 update right out of the gate, and a swift push for Android 4.0.3 in the coming weeks (though we aren’t sure when), some of these bugs are hard to over look.

While users have reported some bugs, even our writers have reported issues in their 24hr and 48hr initial impressions of the phone, some of them can be overlooked. However there appears to be a slew of newer found bugs that are giving users even more headaches. The folks over at RootzWiki are reporting that users are having issues with Multitouch in 3D games like Gun Bros and Shadowgun. Apparently after playing the game for a little bit, sensitivity on the right side of the touch screen is lost. This can be remedied with a quick turning off then back on of the display leading folks to believe that this is software related. Read more

T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Set To Receive Update Starting Today

 

T-Mobile MyTouch 4G owners are set to receive an update starting today. What does this update include, you ask? You’ll find the update not only includes an important Google security update, but a new version of Swype and other software improvements. The software update is OTA and will bring your phone software to version 2.32.531.1. T-Mobile highlights the OTA rollout will be complete by January 23, 2012.

While the update will be pushed automatically to the phones, it will also provide the manual instructions to users.  If you’re a MyTouch 4G owner, let us know if or when you receive the devices and let us know how it works out for you in the Comments section.

[via T-Mobile Support]

Samsung To Offer Android 4.0 Update For Galaxy Devices Starting In Early 2012

Samsung Galaxy Series owners prepare to open your eyes wide for some news. Samsung Tomorrow is reporting Samsung plans to provide the Android 4.0 update for Galaxy devices. The ICS update is slated to begin in Q1 2012 for the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note first, following the other Galaxy devices shortly after. Here’s a run down of the ICS-upgradable Galaxy devices as of this time:

 

  • GALAXY S II
  • GALAXY S II LTE
  • GALAXY Note
  • GALAXY R
  • GALAXY Tab 10.1
  • GALAXY Tab 8.9
  • GALAXY Tab 7.7
  • GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus

 

Samsung hasn’t specified whether the international or US versions of the Galaxy devices would get the update first. It’s possible Samsung will update the international versions first, following the US versions, but we’re not exactly certain just yet. We can expect Samsung to make separate announcements on details of the OS updates schedule for each market according to market situation and carriers’ requirements. Only a matter of time gang, only a matter of time.

[via Samsung Tomorrow]

[Update] Check Out the Google Music Blowout for $4.99 Albums and $0.49 Tracks… Over 10 Million Tracks!!

**Update: There are now over 10 million tracks that are at this low discounted price so I would recommend going out and snagging as many as you can!

I don’t know about you folks, but every so often I get the urge to listen to new or different music. My favorite bands will forever rock my playlists but sometimes they get tired and need a rest too. However, I really don’t feel like dropping my money in iTunes. I could use the Amazon MP3 store but given the Android Market’s newly released music section and my music-in-the-cloud player of choice, Google Music, I felt it was time to give this section a whirl.

Well just my luck, Google and the Android Market have a music blowout going on where you can get albums for $4.99 and tracks for just 49 cents. If you are looking for Christmas albums for this week’s festivities then you’re in luck as they have a bunch of those. If you aren’t they have other albums from Nirvana, The Roots, and the like, as well. Read more

A Galaxy Nexus Unboxed… Ninja Style

We brought to you news of Android bringing us news on Google+ that they would be giving us a surprise on Monday, and it appears they made good on that promise. What is the surprise you ask? Well it’s none other than the debut of Clash of the Nexus Ninjas, Vol. 3. Like the Nexus S and the Nexus One before it, the Galaxy Nexus’ unboxing has been left to the Red Ninja. While in the past, the unboxing by said ninja was done relatively quick, this third installment lets you, the user, help.

If you are interested in helping the ninja execute his mission, and a bunch of white and black ninjas along the way in 8-bit glory, hit the break below to get the app. Check out the video below as well to get a taste of what the app has to offer. It’s time for my third run through of the game. Can you say, goodbye work day? Read more

Motorola DROID RAZR Begins Update Soak, Brings Fixes and Improvements

We recently told you about the DROID RAZR project that was taking place that involves a soak test for registered members of the support forums. Being apart of the selected group, I received an email today explaining that the soak test is getting underway and the list of updates and improvements are fairly significant. Unfortunately, I traded in my RAZR for the Galaxy Nexus so I am unable to actually monitor the improvements to the device but the update addresses the following:

Device Features

  • SIM Error notification has been fixed.
  • Improved camera features and quality.
  • Improved stability of menu access, Browser, Phone Dialer, video playback and music player to prevent Force Close errors and lockups.

Email, Messaging, & Data

  • Updated ground message notification.
  • Improvement in 3G/4G data connectivity.
  • Maintain network connection upon completion of a voice call.

Application & Widgets

  • Background color has been adjusted to improved readability in Lapdock connection UI menu items.

So if you are registered on the forums for the software soak than you should be seeing the update soon and will bring your device up to version 6.11.747.XT912.Verizon.en.US. If you are not registered and if all goes well then you can probably expect the official update to roll out sometime in the near future. The DROID RAZR was a pretty nice device to begin with and I am interested to hear how it is improved. For those that receive the early update, do us a favor and let us know what you think, cool?

[via VZW / Support]