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
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
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.
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
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.
Those of you in Australia need to get to your computer ASAP because the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 are now available to order. As expected the hot ticket is the 16GB version of the Nexus 4, and it’s already sold out. Of course you can get a little friendly with your refresh button and hope that it comes back in stock for a few minutes at some point. We have no idea how many Nexus devices are allotted for each region, but I can only assume that Google planned for the 16GB to be the more popular device.
Pricing is $349 for the 8GB Nexus 4 and $399 for the 16GB version. Delivery is 3 to 5 business days and will set you back $19.99. The Nexus 10 is selling for $469 for the 16GB version and the 32GB goes for $569. The 32GB version wasn’t live at the time of this post, but I’m sure it will be up soon. The same delivery charge will apply.