Files From Sprint Server Show New Samsung Device Believed To Be The Galaxy Note II

A major device may soon be destined for Sprint’s network. A leaked RDF file from Sprint’s servers show a device called the Samsung SPH-L900 that features a nice list of specs including: a Exynos 4412 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera and Android Jelly Bean running the device. Of course some of the specs we listed in this latest leaks are ones we expected since they match up with the leaked screenshots from AT&T’s Galaxy Note II.

The thing that was not in the file was the screen size. The larger screen was what made the Galaxy Note stand out from the crowd. The only listed specs about the screen was the 1280 x 720 display. So it is unclear if the smartphone is a bumped-up Galaxy S III smartphone or the Galaxy Note II as we suspect. Either way with all these features this phone will be able to compete with any other smartphone in the hardware department.

Samsung showed off the Galaxy Note 2 at IFA 2012 and it looks like a very strong sequel to the original. Samsung was focused on having the device available on more US wireless carriers. With all these features, the Galaxy Note II will have a highly anticipated launch sometime in the future Sprint and possibly a few others.

Source: Android Central

Upcoming Wikipad Gaming Tablet Gets The Hands-On Treatment

 

The game-changing Wikipad is one step closer to being in the hands of Android gamers everywhere, but one lucky son of a gun was able to see the intriguing tablet in action, courtesy of its creator James Bower. Right off the bat, users are treated to what is a fairly slim and trim profile that is smooth to the touch except for the middle of the back. That section of the device has a square-shaped groove along the back center of the tablet, which is intended to help give it a solid grip. Oh and Bower also touts the groove helps to “keep the tablet cool under stressful gaming power-consumption”.

The big focus of the device is no doubt its performance capabilities and the Wikipad delivers. Powered by a Tegra 3 chip and Jelly Bean, it helps to power games like Cody and a port of famed action-adventure game Max Payne like a true champ. The graphics were fluid as expected, while he controls gave better-than-expected results– thanks to comfortable dual analog sticks and responsive buttons. One minor critique may be the fact the tablet plus controller dock can possibly make the complete unit a little  heavier than some would like. Then again, it’s assumed most people won’t be playing on the Wikipad for hours on end.

You can see more pictures and details of the hands-on when you hit the source link below.

source: Twinfinite

Motorola Confirms Most 2011 Phones Will Get Jelly Bean Update, Those That Don’t Will Be Eligible For $100 Credit Towards Upgrades

 

In the midst of Motorola announcing the newest additions to the DROID RAZR family yesterday, it also announced a few important pieces of information for owners of its devices released in 2011. First thing’s first— most owners of the devices launched in 2011 will get the coveted Jelly Bean update, which follows MOTO’s previous pledge to keep its existing devices as up to date as possible. This means that many of you owners will have a slight glimmer of hope and a reason to possibly keep those Atrix 4G, Atrix 2, DROID Bionic and DROID RAZR smartphones. Again, we’re seeing a very heavy influence from Google, as MOTO’s announcement is nearly identical to what Google does for its Nexus line of smartphones.

Of course not every 2011 phone will cooperate with Jelly Bean, so MOTO has you covered as well. If it decides that your 2011 device will perform at an unacceptable level with newer software and decides not to upgrade to Jelly Bean, MOTO will offer a $100 trade-in credit for you to use towards a new device. Before you ask— the credit is only good towards new Motorola devices, so you can’t pull a fast one and try to score that HTC or Samsung phone you’ve been itching for. Such is life we suppose.

Finally MOTO is taking a page out of Samsung’s book and will begin to release developer editions of its devices, in case you have a carrier that isn’t too keen on customers fiddling with its devices. Additional details of this program will be shared as Motorola begins launching the special-edition devices.

 

 

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean now running on 1.2% of all devices, Ice Cream Sandwich on 20.9%

It’s the beginning of a new month, which means Google has updated its worldwide Android distribution numbers. Surprisingly, recent versions of Android now account for a large percentage of the overall distribution of devices.

Ice Cream Sandwich has made a significant jump to nearly 21%, up from 16% this time last month. The bump is due to long-awaited updates finally being pushed out to a handful of Gingerbread devices, which have now dropped from 60.6% to 57.5%.

For comparison, the newest iteration of Android, version 4.1 Jelly Bean, accounts for 1.2% of Android’s total market share. While this may seem low, keep in mind Verizon and Sprint variants of the Galaxy Nexus have not received an update to Jelly Bean, along with several versions of the Nexus S. When these handsets finally receive their well-deserved updates, the numbers should continue to rise.

Source: Android Developers

Sprint rolling out Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G starting September 6th

Sprint customers who own Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S 4G devices will be happy to know they are about to receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Sources have confirmed Sprint plans to rollout the update for the devices starting September 6th. According to Sprint’s internal information, Galaxy Nexus devices will receive update FH05 while Nexus S 4G owners will receive update JRO03R. It appears the updates will be “clean” versions of Jelly Bean with no overlays or OEM changes. The updates will be initiated by Google; users will not be able to download and install on their own.

source: Android Central

Hands on With the DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD [Video]

 

Motorola unveiled two special devices this afternoon in New York City. The flagship of the two by far is the DROID RAZR MAXX HD, which comes with an HD (1280 x 720) display. It has the same 3300mAh battery found on the original RAZR MAXX, but the screen size is bigger at 4.7-inches. Other notables are a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, and 2MP front camera. It will come with 32GB of storage and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Next up is the DROID RAZR HD, which is essentially the same phone, but with a smaller battery, 2530mAh. It will only be offered with 16GB of storage, but you will get your choice of white or black for the body. The RAZR MAXX HD on the other hand, will only be offered in black.

Motorola promises the Jelly Bean update for both devices by the end of the year. As far as availability and pricing, we were only told that they would be available before the holidays. For now, check out our hands on video below.

 

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Motorola Announces The DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD And DROID RAZR MAXX HD Smartphones

 

Motorola has formally announced the three newest additions to the DROID RAZR family: the DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD smartphones. Each smartphone has unique characteristics and features that aims to set it apart from the rest of the competition. Right off the bat, the DROID RAZR M is a device with a special 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display and almost no bezel, which effectively makes the device a full-screen smartphone. The device will feature Android Ice Cream Sandwich and be available on Verizon’s network for $99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) and “coming soon” to other Asian Pacific markets.

The other stars of the show also possess noteworthy features. The DROID RAZR HD is identified as the “most compact HD smartphone in its class”, while allowing for outstanding battery life. Motorola claims users of the device can watch up to 10 hours of movies and TV shows or 6 hours of surfing the web. Meanwhile, the DROID RAZR MAXX HD one-ups the DROID RAZR HD. Motorola highlights the device will provide 32 hours of performance, including up to 10 hours of YouTube HD content or 8 hours of web browsing. Very mpressive indeed. The DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be “available soon” in the Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America.

Each device will feature Gorilla Glass, Kevlar and Google’s Chrome Browser as the standard browser preloaded. And yes… each device is confirmed for the Jelly Bean update. We know you all are itching for more details, so be sure to hit the break for the full press release from Motorola.

 

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Mystery HTC Phone Says Hi To The Blurry Cam, Flaunts Its Thin Bezel In The Process

 

Well friends, it looks like we’re getting a little closer to seeing what’s going on with HTC. After getting specific instructions to mark September 19th on our calendars, there has been rampant speculation as to what HTC has up its sleeve. Naturally when a major manufacturer has an event planned, it almost always means a new toy is on the way and we have some news to possibly highlight the very thought. Chinese website Techorz has obtained an exclusive blurry photo of an upcoming smartphone and highlights a specific noteworthy feature. Despite the blurred photo, you can clearly see the horizontal bezel is a bit on thin side, which likely indicates a smartphone with a bigger screen.

The mystery device also has attractive items as well. Techorz reports it will feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM, Jelly Bean and a 1080p or 720p display. All in all, the site mentions this mystery device could in fact be the “Endeavor C2”— though the “Endeavor C2” is likely a different smartphone altogether,  especially considering it’s supposed to have a Tegra 3 processor and not a Snapdragon S4. Hopefully whatever the mystery device is, more specific details will surface— especially as September 19th draws near.

source: Techorz
via: Android Central

Sense 4.5 with Jelly Bean RUU leaks for the HTC One X

There has been reports that some users actually have a leaked Jelly Bean build for the One X, but nothing has surfaced until now. Football just posted a test only build, which is version 3.00.999.7 and is a whopping 641MB. We are assuming this is for the international version of the One X only. One problem is that Football is urging us to not install it since it’s strictly a test build and is unstable.

And last but not least, this is highly unstable release, 999 ID means it’s only for test purposes and you shouldn’t use it for everyday usage.

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AOKP Jelly Bean Nightlies Officially Rolling Out For The Nexus 7 Tablet

 

So you own a Nexus 7 tablet and want to get in on some Android Open Kang Project action? You’re in luck as the latest Jelly Bean-based AOKP is now available for all, courtesy of the official AOKP nightlies that have recently been rolled out. Along with the usual Jelly Bean goodies, users will be treated to such features like custom lockscreen targets and the option for 7 navigation buttons. AOKP is one of the more popular ROMs available and the latest build aims to make your Nexus 7 just a little bit better.

We’re sure you’re itching for more details, so be sure to hit the XDA threat to see everything in its entirety, including full instructions on how to slap the latest ROM onto the Nexus 7.

source: XDA Forums