More Proof Jelly Bean Is Almost Here For The Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone: Another Build Leaks And Is Ready For Download

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Those of you who don’t think the Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update isn’t on the way, we have additional proof that highlights the update is certainly due soon— very soon. After seeing one leak just a few weeks ago, version I9300XXDLI1 has leaked and brings with it Android 4.1.1. In addition, the latest version is dated from yesterday (September 3rd), which gives another indication that Sammy may be close to being done working out the kinks and start the process of rolling out the update for those who want all that buttery goodness.

One thing to keep in mind is the latest leaked update is made solely for the international model of the Galaxy S III (GT-I9300), so those of you who own a carrier-branded Galaxy S III will need to sit tight and wait for your wireless provider to push the update out to your device.

source: XDA

CyanogenMod Adds SMS Message Popups and Notification Shade Quick Reply Option

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 The CyanogenMod team has recently merged a new feature into their Jelly Bean code called Quick Message, which displays a popup notification when you receive a text message. The popup includes the ability to reply from the popup, swipe to other messages, view the message in your SMS app, and dismiss the notification.

Quick Message was built by developer David van Tonder and added to CM10 nightlies a couple of days ago. Yesterday, van Tonder and CyanogenMod announced an update that adds a Quick Reply option to the SMS notification in Android’s notification shade. This option is only available if the Quick Message popup is disabled and if the message is a single SMS or a thread from the same sender. CyanogenMod says that the feature is still in progress, so there may be bugs, but if you’re installing nightlies, you’re used to that.

source: android police

Samsung Rumored To Have 3 Devices On The Way: The Galaxy S III Mini, Galaxy S II Plus And Galaxy Premier Smartphones

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While Samsung has the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II  as its heavyweights for 2012, it has plans on bringing in more players to the fight as well. Reports of no less than 3 Samsung smartphones have now surfaced: the Galaxy S III Mini, Galaxy S II Plus, and Galaxy Premier. First thing’s first— the Galaxy S III Mini is expected to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5, but be priced significantly less at €250. Upon its release this year, it will feature a 5-megapixel camera, dual-core processor and a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy S II Plus on the other hand will feature a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1GHz single-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera and have 16GB or 32GB variations. Finally, the Galaxy Premier looks to be the most appealing as it will be identical to the Galaxy S II Plus, but feature a 4.65-inch screen and Jelly Bean loaded up.

Of course these devices may be complete fiction, but Samsung has a notable history of releasing a boatload of devices in a calendar yet. If the above mentioned devices are indeed true, do any of you plan on grabbing one?

source: Android Guys

Google Search App Gets Updated To Include Even More Functionality For Google Now

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A major update has just launched for us Jelly Bean users who use Google’s Search app, which helps users to keep track of our important information better than ever. The Search app has been updated to version 2.0.5.443668 and brings impressive features to Google Now such as:

 

  • Movies – see movie showtimes and more 
  • Public alerts – receive emergency messages such as storm warnings and earthquake alerts
  • The ability to add favorite sports teams  from over 140 soccer, football (finally!!!!), hockey and baseball teams to follow in real time, right from Settings
  • Support for Korea

 

The ability to add your favorite sports teams is probably the biggest feature yet— especially for the football fanatics out there. In case you’re wondering, app is available in the Play Store today for all Jelly Bean users, so be sure to grab the latest version of the app when possible so you can you know, stay on top of those showtimes or important games/matches.

 

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Download and Install the latest Jelly Bean Build (JR003O) for your Verizon Galaxy Nexus

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Earlier today we told you that a lucky XDA member received a Jelly Bean OTA update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. You can download the test build and install it yourself, but you have to go back to stock (build IMM76K) to make it happen. Just follow the steps below.

  1. Make sure you’re running stock (If you’re not then you can use WugFresh’s Nexus Root Toolkit to restore/install stock)
  2. Unlock the device and install a custom recovery (Wugfresh’s Toolkit can do this as well)
  3. Flash the IMM76Q Package via the custom recovery
  4. Flash the JRO03O Package via the custom recovery
If you need any help or want more info, hit up the source link below.

source: Androidcentral Forums

 

Is the Jelly Bean Update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Coming Soon?

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Could the Verizon Galaxy Nexus finally be getting its Jelly Bean update? According to one lucky XDA forum member El Madhatter, who received the OTA notification on his Galaxy Nexus, the update is available as build JRO03O – the newest available Android version to date.

I wouldn’t get too excited just yet, as this guy appears to have a test version of the Galaxy Nexus and he was one of the first to receive the 4.0.4 IMM76Q update. Nonetheless it seems an update will soon be available.

The Verizon Galaxy Nexus hasn’t exactly lived up to the true Nexus name thus far, but are you Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners excited? Has Verizon already taken all the fun out of your Nexus? Hit up the comments and let us know how you feel.

Source: XDA Forums

Metago releases update to ASTRO File Manager; version 4.0 introduces unified file system view

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Metago announced a major update to their popular ASTRO File Manager today. Version 4.0 promises a significant overhaul of the app by introducing a unified view of local and cloud based file systems. According to Metago, the new user interface and integration with cloud services will enable users to seamlessly perform a variety of file operations without regard to the underlying location of the file. Initially Metago has provided integration with Google Drive and Dropbox to go along with local access to PC drives and the Android device file system. Future plans include integration with Microsoft SkyDrive and Box among others. Metago indicates the new user interface will meet the needs of new users for ease of use in accessing files by type or location while power users will welcome new search functionality. » Read the rest

Google Casually Advertises Its Nexus 7 Tablet On Its Homepage

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In case you need more persuading to grab the superb Nexus 7 tablet (if you haven’t purchased one already), Google has gone ahead and provided a subtle way to get the masses to get out and purchase the tablet. As users log onto its homepage, they are casually greeted by a mini-Flash presentation which shows the Nexus 7 peeking out, while letting customers know “the playground is open”. Leave it to Google to always come up with some sneaky clever ways to advertise its products and services.

Again— if you are interested in grabbing what is hands down the best tablet available in terms of sheer value, you can grab the 8GB version for $199 or the 16GB version for $249 in the Play Store today.

 

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New Jelly Bean ROM Now Available For… The Original Droid?

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In November, the original DROID turns three. That makes it officially “long in the tooth” when it comes to smartphones. It’s the phone that really put Android on the map, and for that it holds a special place in many developers’ hearts. One such XDA developer, kfazz, has just extended the life of the DROID by releasing a pretty stable Jelly Bean ROM.

The ROM seems to run quite well. Obviously, the three year old hardware can’t keep up with today’s devices, but Project Butter shows through even on lesser hardware. The only thing not quite working yet is the camera, but give it time.

Hit the break to see a video of Jelly Bean running on the DROID, and head on over to XDA for the download link.

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Owners Of The UK ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 Get Official Jelly Bean Treatment

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After seeing some ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 owners get some Jelly Bean love last week, it now appears owners of the device in the UK are now getting some love too. According to the ASUS Facebook page, owners will be treated to new features and functions, along with improvements to pre-installed apps, new power saving options and global file search. All this means is that yet more Android owners will get to have that smooth and buttery experience… and who doesn’t love that?

source: ASUS Facebook