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Google Glass updated to XE19.1 – adds cleaner visual interface and better connectivity

Google Glass updated to XE19.1 – adds cleaner visual interface and better connectivity

The international rollout for Glass has begun, so far expanding to the UK, but it will reach our shores eventually. With that in mind, we’re keen to watch development of the platform and today Google has rolled out their latest update – XE19.1. It’s not a massive update, in fact the Support page only lists two updates – Improved connectivity[Read More…]

by 2:00 pm on July 16, 2014 1 comment Glass, OS Update
Google posts Android 4.4.4r2 Factory Image & Binaries for Telstra Nexus 5

Google posts Android 4.4.4r2 Factory Image & Binaries for Telstra Nexus 5

Google has today posted an update on their Factory Images page for the Nexus 5. Designated Android 4.4.4r2 with build KTU84Q, the release is very specifically for the Nexus 5 on Telstra as well as for carrier 2Degrees in New Zealand and the Nexus 5 in India. As well as the factory image, Google has released binaries for the new[Read More…]

by 6:00 am on July 16, 2014 23 comments News, OS Update
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, your quiet patience is being rewarded with owners advising that they are beginning to receive the Android 4.4 update for their handsets over the air now. The update is to Android 4.4.2 to be precise and the Over-The-Air update is clocking in at 498.38MB. What does the update bring? Well, just as Galaxy[Read More…]

by 8:30 pm on July 6, 2014 11 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Google’s head of design, Matias Duarte, discusses origin of Material Design and more in interview

Google’s head of design, Matias Duarte, discusses origin of Material Design and more in interview

After last week’s I/O on Thursday, Google’s Vice President of Design Matias Duarte has sat down with Gizmodo to talk about the companies release of Android “L” in greater detail. In the interview, Matias talked about a variety of aspects of the new design language and how the new version of Android was built. Duarte explained that the idea of Material[Read More…]

by 7:19 am on July 4, 2014 3 comments Android Development, News, OS Update
Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 Will Receive Android L

Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 Will Receive Android L

When the Android L preview was released it scared thousands of owners Nexus 4, 10 and earlier Nexus 7 2012 as the images were only available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013, however, fear no longer! Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 2012 (wifi) images have all been leaked to the internet. Earlier today, incomplete source code for[Read More…]

by 10:36 pm on July 2, 2014 7 comments News, OS Update
HTC update roadmap leaked – HTC One M7 and M8 to receive 4.4.4 soon

HTC update roadmap leaked – HTC One M7 and M8 to receive 4.4.4 soon

With the announcement of Android L, there’s already excitement building for the next version of Android, but OEMs are still rolling out updates from previous versions. Infamous HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR has come through again, with a roadmap of which devices will see which update when. While he has confirmed that the original HTC Butterfly and the HTC One X won’t[Read More…]

by 5:08 am on July 2, 2014 10 comments OS Update
HTC promises to bring Android L to M7 and M8 within 90 days of release

HTC promises to bring Android L to M7 and M8 within 90 days of release

Hot on the heels of the announcement of Android L at Google I/O 2014, HTC has jumped on their blog to announce something wonderful for owners of the HTC One (M7) from last year, and this year’s HTC One (M8). Once Android L’s final code is received from Google, HTC have undertaken to bring Android L to the One M7 and[Read More…]

by 6:09 am on June 26, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, OS Update
This is my next Android: Android L shown off at I/O

This is my next Android: Android L shown off at I/O

With the Google I/O 2014 keynote now wrapped up, it’s time to take a look at one of the core announcements: Android L (or, the 5th major-version release of Android). There’s an absolute tonne of information about Android L, including some 5000 (yes, five thousand) new API features available to developers, but we want to run over the high-level stuff[Read More…]

by 5:55 am on June 26, 2014 1 comment News, OS Update
Sundar Pichai says he will preview the next version of Android at I/O

Sundar Pichai says he will preview the next version of Android at I/O

Sundar Pichai has just completed a lengthy interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, where he discussed a great many things, ranging from Android through to Tim Cooks comments at the recent Apple launch. Speaking about the recent Apple launch, where Tim Cook described Android as a Toxic Hell Stew, he replied apparently rather mildly, with something of admiration for their vertically silo’d[Read More…]

by 4:05 am on June 25, 2014 4 comments OS Update
Screenshots of a version of Android that could be an ‘L’ version leak through Chromium Issue Tracker

Screenshots of a version of Android that could be an ‘L’ version leak through Chromium Issue Tracker

A new version of Android with a name beginning with ‘L’ is definitely on the way, the new version, which includes an API Level tentatively, at this stage, named level ‘L’ was recently merged to the Android Open Source Project main branch. Now reddit user Doopl has found screenshots which feature a telling ‘L’ in the status bar of an[Read More…]

by 5:07 pm on June 24, 2014 9 comments OS Update, Rumours