Android Central is reporting the freshly released Android 4.2 update for the Nexus 4 is breaking Google Voice. Attempting to add a recipient to a new Google Voice message is causing the app to force close every time. The GSM Galaxy Nexus began receiving its update today as well but we’ve yet to see any reports of any Google Voice issues on the GNex.
Source: Android Central
The source code for the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2, is now available on AOSP (Android Open Source Project). This means manufacturers and custom ROM developers can start using this code to build Android 4.2 ROMs for current device upgrades and, of course, future devices. We’re all that much closer to getting Photo Sphere, built-in gesture typing, the updated notifications with a new settings tab and a few other new features. For those of you who can’t wait, you can try out the new Android 4.2 apps via a flashable zip file for the Galaxy Nexus.
Great news for all, or a consolation prize if you missed out on the Nexus 4 during the short window it was available this morning. The one bit of bad news is for the Nexus S which will not get updated past Android 4.1.2. The Nexus 7 3G and Nexus 4 are not yet supported in this AOSP source code release due to licensing issues.
Source: Android Central
This morning in New York City, HTC and Verizon introduced the DROID DNA. There really weren’t any surprises since all the leaks seemed to be spot on. It will come with a 5.0-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) Super LCD 3 display, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, NFC, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and Sense 4+. My initial thoughts is that this phone is absolutely stunning. When I picked it up, I thought I was carrying a dummy unit it was so light. The display is by far the best display available on a smartphone, and I can’t wait to spend some more time with it. For now check out our hands on video from the event, of which, I am sure you will be as impressed as I am.
Just a quick reminder folks— the latest Nexus pages on the Play Store is now live folks! We here are Talk Android are having some difficulties processing our payments and there are additional reports surfacing of others having trouble too, but we are hoping there are just some minor kinks and that the masses can finally grab the latest edition to pure Android glory.
Update: the 16GB units of the Nexus 4 are completely sold out as of 12:10pm EST and the 8GB Nexus 4 units are now listed as “Coming Soon”. Let us know if you folks had any luck grabbing one of those bad boys.
TalkAndroid is on the ground today in New York City where Verizon and HTC have just officially announced the new DROID DNA. The new device is intended to be the ultimate DROID device and the most advanced phone on the market. The hardware specs are impressive:
- 1080p 5-inch LCD3 display running at 440ppi
- Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor running at 1.5GHz
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB storage
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+
Today SugarSync announced the release of the public beta for SugarSync 2.0. The new version is a major update to the cloud based file storage service. The public beta announced today includes versions for Windows and Mac computers along with the mobile version for Android devices. iOS, Windows and other mobile platform users will have to wait a bit longer to get the new beta version.
SugarSync has implemented a number of improvements, including an overhauled user interface. Even the web version closely mirrors the application. SugarSync makes it much easier to drag and drop folders onto the app so they will sync across devices. Sharing has been improved as well, again implementing a drag and drop interface that will let users share folders just by dropping a folder or file on a contact’s name. SugarSync has enabled cloud search and a new SugarSync Drive will show up on your computer.
Check out SugarSync’s full press release after the break. If you are ready to skip that and want to check out the beta, just head over to http://www.sugarsync.com/beta/
Nexus fans in the US only have a few more hours to wait to place their orders for a new Nexus 4 or Nexus 10 device. Fans who have been watching overnight or who checked first thing this morning may have been disheartened a bit to see ordering open in places like Australia and the U.K. According to sources, Google’s support team is indicating U.S. customers will be able to start placing their orders at 9:00 am PST. So users on the East Coast will likely be taking lunch breaks at noon on the dot. Customers located in points west will surely try to squeeze in a quick break sometime this morning.
It does appear the devices, especially the Nexus 4, are selling out quickly once ordering does open. If you want to be one of the first to get the new device, act fast. Be sure to let us know if you are able to get your order in.
source: Android Police
Those of you who have been looking to get some Jelly Bean lovin’ courtesy of the CyanogenMod team will be all smiles at this news. The CM team has officially announced the final CM10 stable builds are being released for a handful of devices at this time. The lucky devices to make the first cut at the Sprint and Verizon Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and LG Optimus Black smartphones. Unfortunately those devices are the only ones with a stable CM10 build as of now and there is no timeline for when other devices can finally taste the stable goodness just yet. Hopefully the CM team will work its magic and roll out additional builds to the other devices sooner than later.
source: CyanogenMod Downloads
via: Android Police
If you’re a Verizon customer, yet are living in one of the few markets without 4G LTE coverage just yet you may just have a reason to smile today. Big Red has just announced it will fire up 4G signals for markets mostly in the Mid-Central and Western parts of the country. As it stands, the following markets will see a 4G LTE on Thursday, November 15th:
- Butte, Montana
- Cody, Wyoming
- Laramie, Wyoming
- Rock Springs/Green River, Wyoming
- Mt. Vernon, Illinois
- Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
- Syracuse, Missouri
- Tipton, Missouri
- Otterville, Missouri
- Smithton, Missouri
- Eldon, Missouri
- Etterville, Missouri
- Holts Summit, Missouri
- New Bloomfield, Missouri
- Fulton, Missouri
- Kingdom City, Missouri
- Grand Junction, Colorado
Exciting news for sure– especially for those of you who with devices like the new DROID RAZR HD/RAZR MAXX HD. But if your battery dies quickly even moderate 4G LTE usage, don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Additional details can be found at the source link.
source: Verizon Wireless News Releases
Own a cool GoPro camera, but fancy an app that compliments the camera too? Well great you’re in luck because GoPro has officially unveiled its Android app, giving Android users the green light to control their app remotely. The app gives you a full listing of controls and options as well, making those candid shots of you hitting the waves or slopes look that much sweeter— especially since you don’t need to use your camera.
The app is available in the Play Store today for all Android 2.2+ devices, though GoPro strongly recommends that users are on Android 4.0+ devices for the best frame rate. Additionally, the app is not compatible with the Original HD HERO, while the app compatibility with the other editions likes the HERO3: Black Edition, White and Silver Editions will be available later in the year.
Play Store link