Download and Install the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update for the AT&T HTC One X

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Fantastic news for HTC One X owners tired of waiting for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA…your wait is over!  Assuming you were patient and are still running the stock firmware, you can now download it to your handset and update it yourself.

To install the update on your stock device (AT&T version ONLY), simply: » Read the rest

LG Optimus G on Sprint to receive Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update

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If you’re the owner of a Sprint Optimus G, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the 4.1.2 update that Sprint has announced it will be pushing to your device. You’ll get Google Now, expandable notifications, and all the other awesome features in Jelly Bean. Now we just have to wait and see if AT&T’s Optimus G gets the same treatment anytime soon. Hit the source below to get a full list of new features in the update.

source: Sprint

Carbon backup up for Android now supports encrypted devices

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Koushik Dutta, developer of ClockworkMod’s popular Carbon – App Sync and Backup app, announced via Google+ today support for devices that have full device encryption. The new functionality also means the app can work with “Desktop Backup Password” protection, which is used to protect adb backups. In answering questions posed by fellow Google+ users, Dutta indicates he is planning to add cryptfs support in recovery in an upcoming update. » Read the rest

Verizon Galaxy S III to receive update that improves keyboard and Bluetooth

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Verizon has started rolling out an update for Galaxy S III owners with a new build number (VRBMB1). The update will bring users to Android 4.1.2 and features improvements for the keyboard’s predictive text function, allows pictures to be taken during calls simultaneously, better sync of emails and enhances Bluetooth connectivity. The size of the update is around 150.3 MB in size and is expected to be on most devices within a week. Let us know what you think of the improvements brought with the latest update in the comments section below.

Source: Verizon Wireless

AT&T Sony Xperia TL Jelly Bean Update Available Now

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The Jelly Bean 4.1.2 footprint just got a little larger over night. Reports from XDA members began coming in last night that the AT&T Sony Xperia TL is seeing the 4.1.2 upgrade. These upgrades do appear to be coming via PC Companion however, rather than OTA. From the posts, users are reporting a more fluid user interface and a more reliable WiFi connection. These features are of course in addition to all the standard Jelly Bean features such as Google Now and Project Butter. Additionally there are a few camera tweaks included in the update, including an HDR feature, however burst mode was not added. Go grab it if manually downloading your updates via PC Companion are your thing. Otherwise let us know when you see that OTA update or if you can access the update from your About Phone software update option.

source:  XDA

AccuWeather update brings new UI and customizable widgets to phones and tablets

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AccuWeather is about to get even more popular with consumers as they have rolled out an update that brings a new UI and widgets to smartphones and tablets. Also coming to tablets are portrait and landscape mode functionality. The ability to set custom forecasts based on your location is now present, as well as push notifications for potential weather disasters on tablets. AccuWeather comes in both a free version with ads and a paid version with no ads for just $1. Click the break for more details and for the download link to the update.

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Google Chrome for Android version 25 gets bumped up to an official release

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Google’s latest update for Chrome for Android, version 25, has recently jumped up to an official release instead of a beta. Performance and processing are some of the major improvements, and things like pinch-to-zoom are speedier than ever. Hit the links below to get your hands on the update to try out some of these improvements yourself.

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Motorola reorganizes its device update page, promises Jelly Bean for Droid RAZR in Q1

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We’ve seen Motorola release some time frames for updates to its device before, but more often than not, they’ve failed to keep those promises. Motorola’s Punit Soni did promise to make some changes to that behavior recently, and I think we’re starting to see some results from that.

Motorola has redone their device update page, which now allows you to sort out your device by country, carrier, and device. Once you’ve found your device, you can easily when it’s slated to receive an update, and when the last update was rolled out. Pretty handy, and significantly better than the huge page of cluttered information that it used to be. You can also sign up for emails to be notified when your device is set to receive an update.

And good news for Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners, the new update page firmly states that both devices are set to receive Jelly Bean in Q1. We’re coming to the end of Q1, so you shouldn’t have to wait too much longer on the update, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it becomes available.

source: Motorola

Australian Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 WiFi Getting Android 4.1.2 Update

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It’s been about a month since the US variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 WiFi received its Jelly Bean update. That’s apparently how long it takes for the update to make it down to Australia. Our Aussie friends are now receiving the 505MB Jelly Bean update. The update brings the Note 10.1 to Android version 4.1.2 and includes the Premium Suite, including multi-window, found on the Galaxy Note II.

Source: Ausdroid


Slacker Radio releases major version update to 4.0

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Streaming radio app Slacker Radio has released a major update taking them up to version 4.0. No details are provided regarding any under the hood improvements, but the user interface has received a major overhaul. Incorporating elements of the Holo design guidelines, the new interface utilizes a blue and white theme that matches up with an overhaul of their web site. » Read the rest