Interested in seeing some video from the Google I/O day one keynote, but not enough time to sit through the hour long video? Check out the highlights video that has been released by Google via YouTube. And yes,
Many users enjoy staying on the cutting edge by flashing a new ROM onto their devices. Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners who tried to flash a recently released Jelly Bean ROM onto their device discovered a problem with wifi connectivity issues. Connection strength could not be maintained.
Fortunately, XDA forum member mwalt2 took some time to dig into the reason and discovered a single file that differed between the Jelly Bean ROM and what Verizon provides. Restoring the Verizon version appears to fix the problem. Follow the source link below for the file and instructions on the fix.
We just showed you a hands on demo of Frontline Commando on the Nexus 7 but figured we wouldn’t stop there. Many of you have questions about gaming on Google’s new 7-inch tablet and we have another demo video to show you how great the experience really is. Gameloft’s The Amazing Spiderman game just launched in the Play Store for $6.99 and looks awesome on the 7-inch form factor. Jump past the break to check it out and be sure to let us know what you think! Are you surprised to see such high quality games for the Nexus 7 already?
Adobe is getting serious about no longer supporting Flash for Android and mobile browsers in general, while continuing to develop for Adobe Air mobile apps. The Flash Team took to their blog today to announce that with the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, there will not be a certified Flash Player. In fact Adobe is taking it a step further and having the existing version removed from the Play Store on August 15. The current player supports Android 4.0 ICS in the default browser, however as Chrome is the new default browser in Jelly Bean, and does not support Flash, it is clearly on its way out.
If many of the sites you frequent use Flash and do not have an HTML 5 implementation, your best bet would be to download and keep a copy of the latest APK for future use. If you already have Flash installed on your device it will continue to function and receive critical bug fixes. If you plan to update your device to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Adobe goes as far as to say they recommend uninstalling the Flash Player, though it should work with any browser except Chrome.
How do you feel about Flash no longer being supported on mobile moving forward, has HTML 5 implementation gone far enough?
Source: Adobe’s Blog
There was no shortage of positive Nexus 7 news over the past couple of days and I imagine many of you are looking forward to picking one up. For those of you who have pre-ordered already you may be pleased to know that some pretty awesome games have already been optimized for the Nexus 7 and are available now in the Play Store.
We stopped by and talked to the folks from Glu Mobile and we weren’t surprised to hear that they have been in collaboration with Google to get a few games ready for the Nexus 7 launch. While there are nearly a dozen games from Glu Mobile that will work beautifully on the Nexus tablet, we were given a look at Frontline Commando and it looks absolutely amazing. It’s clear that the Tegra 3 processor has no issues powering graphic-intensive apps, and although Frontline Commando looks just like a high-end PC shooter, there was virtually zero lag. Check out the demo video after the break and be sure to grab Frontline Commando once the Nexus 7 arrives on your doorstep. Who’s getting one?
Every since Apple unveiled Siri, they tried to make us believe it was this amazing product that could never be wrong. Steve Jobs led us to believe it was as good if not better than Google search, and many people have attempted to prove or disprove this on a smaller scale. We really needed a more comprehensive test. That test has been conducted and things don’t look good for Siri.
Before you go thinking that an Android fanboy did the test, it was Piper Jaffrey’s Gene Munster. Gene is an Apple fanboy. In fact I blasted him in a recent post about his survey that showed developers favor Apple. He put together 1600 questions and asked both Siri and Google. He also went a step further and asked 800 of the questions in a quiet environment and the other 800 on the busy streets of Minneapolis. Hit the break for the results.
Not ordered yourself a new Nexus 7 yet? Well it’s about to become a bit easier to get your hands on one. As convenient as it may be to order direct from the Google Play Store, some people out there still enjoy the experience of walking into a store, handing over some cash and walking out with their new toy. (Hard to believe I know)
For the more traditional shoppers amongst you, GameStop have got you covered. They will be stocking the Nexus 7 from launch and have even set up a pre-order page which is live right now. As an added incentive GameStop are accepting trade-ins of other tablets; any trade-in specifically towards the purchase of a Nexus 7 will gain you an extra 30% in store value.
Bargain hunters rejoice as the ultra-affordable tablet just got even more affordable. Check out the full press release after the break.
Are you still trying to digest all of the awesome news Google gave us from day one of the I/O conference? It’s almost hard to believe that Google could have another day full of exciting announcements to follow however that was certainly the case. Day one was all about Android however on day two it was the time for Google Chrome to shine.
Check out the video below to see exactly what the Chrome team have been adding to the world’s fastest growing web browser.
The development community has been off and running ever since the SDK for Jelly Bean was released a couple of days ago. It was originally only available to Google I/O attendees who received the takju version of the Galaxy Nexus. Shortly after, ROMs were created for all GSM Galaxy Nexus’ as well as the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Then yesterday we saw the HTC One X receive a port from the Verizon ROM, but not much was working.
Now all we have left is the Samsung Galaxy S III, at least for flagship phones. Well XDA member faryabb, along with some help from randomblame, just delivered. Unfortunately this one is much like the One X in that there really isn’t a lot working, but it will give you a chance to see just how smooth and fast Jelly Bean runs thanks to Project Butter. Please note this is for the international version only which is model i9300.
After months of speculation and rumors of the Nexus 7, it’s now time to turn our attention to what Google is planning next. Google went with price and a smaller form factor with the Nexus 7, but it certainly wouldn’t be a shock if they were planning on a follow up 10-inch device. DigiTimes is now reporting that Google is working on such a device, as they casually mentioned it in a post about how Wintek will ship 1,000,000 OGS (one glass solution) touch panels for the Nexus 7 between May and July.
No time frame or manufacturer was mentioned, but the only thing they did offer was that Google will continue to use Wintek for the 10-inch model along with another company, Au Optronics. Lets face it, DigiTimes isn’t the best of sources, but they are right many times. Either way, it certainly won’t be a surprise if we see a Nexus 10 for the holiday season made by ASUS. What do you guys think?