Android 4.2 OTA update and factory image live for ‘yakju’ Galaxy Nexus

With the Takju variant of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus received Android 4.2 last week, it’s now the Yakju’s turn. To be specific, this 4.2 update is for the international version of the Galaxy Nexus not purchased in the Play Store and you should be running build JZO54K as a prerequisite before updating. Along with the 4.2 update, Google was also nice enough to provide the factory images to go along with the update. The OTA should be hitting applicable devices soon, or you could always try to fetch the update yourself via setting/about phone.

source:  Google Devs

Skype updated to version 3.0 for Android devices, adds tablet UI improvements

Skype released an update today that focuses on Microsoft’s move to use the service in place of Windows Live Messenger and to introduce improvements in the tablet experience. Skype’s tablet UI changes include little things like re-positioning navigation buttons and menus to better use the screen real estate afforded by tablet devices. The window for video is larger as well. However, early adopters of this new version are already complaining that the app forces the use of landscape mode. Read more

Sony Xperia Tablet S Gets Minor “release6a” Update

 

While the Sony Xperia Tablet S may just be getting over its physical defects, it is now getting some love thanks to a minor OTA update that is being pushed out to the tablet. This minor update dubbed “release6a” brings a major VPN fix to users who encountered issues trying to log onto corporate or enterprise networks. Sure the minor update still keeps the tablet on Android 4.0.3, but any update is better than no update, right?

If you own the tablet, be sure to head on down to your Settings and System Updates in order to grab the latest update immediately.

source: Xperia Blog

Google Play Music updated, adds gapless playback

Audiophiles annoyed by the lack of gapless playback support in the Google Play Music app will be glad to know Google has added that feature in their latest update released today. Gapless playback creates a seamless transition between songs when listening to an album as opposed to a few seconds of silence. Gapless playback is one of those features that can be a deal breaker for some music lovers. Read more

Light Flow update released to support Nexus 4 and GMail 4.2

Rage Consulting has released an update to their popular LED control app Light Flow bringing it up to to version 3.3.0. The new update adds support for LG Nexus 4 devices just in time for that device’s release. Along with the new handset support, Light Flow now supports several additional applications, most notable among them being GMail 4.2. For those not familiar with Light Flow, the app enables users to customize the LED notifications on your device. You can configure different colors for different notifications, set priorities, match these to sounds or vibrations, and establish sleep modes to help conserve battery life.

The app does have some specific hardware requirements, with HTC devices presenting the biggest challenges. If you are interested in Light Flow, grab the $2.49 app using one of the download links below or opt for the Lite version that is available for free.

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Google Shopper update packs new UI, other additions

The Google Shopper application is receiving an update today which brings it up to version 3.0 and includes a host of changes. Most notably is the revamped user interface that resembles Google’s other apps. The main menu now contains categories you can browse from food to popular items at the moment. Another new feature is what Google calls ‘GoodGuide.’ This feature will allow buyers to make better buying decisions about the products they’re viewing, according to Google. If you already have the app installed, you can head to the Store to update. If not, you can grab the app from the link or code below.

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Multi-Window OTA update for Sprint’s Galaxy Note II rolling out

One of the unique features of Jelly Bean running on the Samsung Galaxy Note II is the multi-window feature. It is so popular that Samsung decided to make it available on their Galaxy S III device. Oddly enough, when Samsung made the Galaxy Note II available for the U.S. market, the Jelly Bean build that shipped did not include the multi-window function, even though it was available on international versions. Read more

Rhapsody for Android now sports personalized recommendations

Rhapsody, the streaming music app, has released an update to it’s Android app. You’ll now find personalized recommendations on the home screen based on what you’ve listened to in the past. A UI overhaul and performance improvements to offline playback are also included with this latest update. Additionally, you’ll find full screen album art, swipe to skip, shuffle and repeat features, and queue enhancements as part of the update. All of the old features that you’ve gotten used to and like are all still there. I personally don’t use Rhapsody, but do we have any readers that do? What are your thoughts?

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Motorola sends invites for Droid RAZR M soak test; Is a Jelly Bean update looming?

Looks like we’ve got some great news for you Droid RAZR M users! Motorola has sent out invites to their feedback community for a soak test for the RAZR M. This can only mean that an update is impending and should be expected out to the masses in due time.

Hi,

Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Droid RAZR M on Verizon to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback.  If you are not currently using a Droid RAZR M, please excuse and ignore this email.

Before you register, please successfully login to our Motorola Owners’ Forums at forums.motorola.com. Be sure you can see the message “signed in as {your user name}” at the upper left hand side of the page. You will be asked to verify this step during the registration process.

Click this link — *retracted* – to take the enrollment survey if you wish to take part. Note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to be included. The registration window could close without notice so please respond as quickly as possible.

This is a confidential test under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this on any public sites or provide copies of this email or any information about the test to others.

Thanks — please understand that start times are always fluid. We ask for your patience if you register but don’t hear from us right away.

Matt
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Any RAZR M users out there excited for this great news?

source: Droid Life