DROID DNA officially announced by Verizon and HTC at NYC event

 

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+
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SugarSync announces 2.0 Beta, major overhaul to cloud based file service

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/
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Clock is ticking toward 9 am PST Nexus availability for U.S. customers

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

CM10 Stable Builds Rolling Out To Select Devices

 

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

Verizon Wireless Set To Light Up More 4G LTE Markets On November 15th

 

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

 

GoPro App Finally Available For Android

 

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.

 

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Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 now available from the UK Google Play Store

Following the exclusive first go-around by the Australians, the LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10 have officially gone on sale in the UK and other select European territories. If your country has access to a Google Play devices store, you can now place your order for either of the two devices, with your choice of storage capacity.

Users are reporting that Google is currently having technical issues handling the intensive load of web traffic within the Play Store, though others have confirmed that they are having success after repeatedly trying to get through. So, if you can’t place your order immediately, we suggest you give it another go.

Have you managed to place an order? Let us know what your thoughts in the comments below.

Update: And that’s that. It appears as though both versions of the Nexus 4 have sold out while the Nexus 10 is still available to purchase.

Source: Play Store

Android 4.2 now rolling out to GSM Galaxy Nexus devices, get the update here

As we wait for the launch of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, Google has taken it upon themselves to begin rolling out Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (build JOP40C) to GSM Galaxy Nexus smartphones. It appears as though the OTA is being pushed to unlocked Takju versions of the device to begin with, meaning if you didn’t purchase your device from the Play Store you’re out of luck, for now. The new firmware brings along several new enhancements including magnification gestures and an enhanced Google Now platform.

If you haven’t received the update already, you can attempt to pull the software manually from Google’s servers by heading into Settings > About Phone > System Updates. Alternatively, you can download the official .zip file directly from Google via the download link below. Keep in mind you’ll need to be on build number JZ054K and have a custom recovery on your Takju variant in order to flash the software. We’ll see you on the other side.

Android 4.2 (JOP40C) Download

Nexus 4 Bumper accessory shows up in the Play Store

Worried about that shiny but vulnerable new glass back on your Nexus 4? Well, it seems as though Google has prepared an official solution to quell those fears. Google announced the accessory a few weeks back, though the official Nexus 4 Bumper has officially made its way to the Play Store. It’s not available for purchase just yet, though when it does go on sale, it will be priced at $19.99.

Personally, I’d much prefer a bumper as opposed to a traditional case, seeing as it takes less away from the smartphone’s aesthetics. However, $19.99 seems a bit steep to me. I guess that’s the price you pay to avoid hearing that rather unpleasant sound of your $350 phone’s glass shattering to pieces.

Source: Play Store

Final Android 4.2 OTA now rolling out to Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 review units, brings new features

Google has begun rolling out an updated version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to pre-release Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices. Just as we had anticipated, the new software brings several key enhancements, including lock screen widgets and multiple account support for the Samsung-built Nexus 10. Additionally, it has been confirmed by Google that the new firmware is the same build that will be present on both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 when they begin shipping tomorrow.

Source: Engadget