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Android 4.4.3 factory images now available for Nexus 4, 5, 7, and 10 [DOWNLOAD]

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After T-Mobile tipped us off that Android 4.4.3 wold be arriving today, Google has just released the new factory images for the Nexus 4 (build KTU84L), Nexus 5 (build KTU84M), Nexus 7 (2013 + 2012), and Nexus 10 on their images and binaries download page. You can either sit tigh and wait for the update to hit your device over the air, or download and apply via fastboot if you have knowledge in that sorta stuff. Have at it!

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Gmail will automatically show images in e-mails

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Google today announced that it is (for better or worse) finally going to get rid of that annoying "show images" button in Gmail

The gist is that embedded images will be routed through Google's severs and then transcoded, ensuring you won't get hit with any malware. If you're worried about bandwidth — or just don't want to fix something that's not broken for you in the first place — you'll be able to keep the status quo in the settings.

The web version of Gmail is up first, and the mobile apps will see this feature early next year.

Source: Gmail Blog

    



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Mysterious Samsung GT-B7810 Images Surface, Indicates Follow-Up To The Galaxy M Pro Is On The Way

 

 

You may not remember this— but back in 2011, Samsung introduced a Blackberry-esque smartphone called the Galaxy M Pro. The smartphone came with a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.66-inch display and Gingerbread 2.3 among the noteworthy features. The device was a mild success to the business professional demographic, so Sammy went ahead and developed a pretty attractive successor behind the scenes and is now seen in all its beautiful glory. Images of a mysterious Ice Cream Sandwich-powered GT-B7810 recently surfaced which features a HSDPA cellular radio, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, a 1,200mAh and Bluetooth 3.0. All of those features are crammed into what looks to be a faux-brushed aluminum or metal finish, complimented by what looks to be a really nice keyboard.

 

There’s no additional word on when exactly we’ll see the device unleashed into the masses. But then again it probably shouldn’t be too long of a wait— the device already received FCC certification last year, so it should be on shelves sooner than later.

source: Unwired View

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RIM Files For a Patent Which Will Avoid Blurry Images Taken From the Phone’s Camera

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We all use our mobile devices to do a variety of things like check appointments, listen to music and of course make phone calls. But if there’s one feature which has evolved greatly since the evolution of mobile phones, it’s the camera. Smartphones these days can capture images at such clarity that people don’t see the need to get a full fledged point and shoot camera (SLRs are still top dogs though). We saw that with the Nokia 808 Pureview, Lumia 920 and the range of Sony’s 2012 droids which packed massive camera sensors with optimum amount of research and technology involved. However, we can all agree that sometimes images taken from a mobile device or any camera for that matter, comes out blurred, especially if the person holding the device is in a hurry. We get to see a lot of these images in the tech world, and we like to tag them as Blurry Cam pictures. And now, RIM has taken the responsibility to avoid these Blurry Cam images once and for all by filing for a new patent which would require the user to hold and focus the camera for a certain amount of time before the image is taken.

We understand this is also a security feature as most corporate executives own BlackBerrys and there is a possibility of top secret confidential info being leaked out with the camera. RIM’s past solution to this was to launch specific BlackBerry models without a camera on the back. This perhaps is the most effective way to avoid leaking of classified info. However, this new feature could also be beneficial for the regular user who wants to make images look good. The patent filing states the following in clear terms – “the camera restriction prevents a user from taking a picture of a subject if the device has not been steadily focused on the subject in question for a predetermined period of time“.

There’s no word on exactly how long the user will have to hold the device and focus it in order to obtain an image, which according to Engadget is something left to the IT Department at RIM to figure out. When we think about it, it seems like the patent application has been made so as to strictly improve the user experience of BlackBerry smartphones and not to avoid leak of info. Because even with the camera requiring the object to be focused for a “predetermined” period of time, it won’t stop people from taking snaps of confidential info. But if RIM could find a way to avoid capturing images one after another and provide a cool down period of about 5 minutes between images, this could be very appealing for corporate users.

I’m not sure if any other company would even think of getting a patent like this, but RIM is within its full rights to obtain a patent for something which it sees as a necessary feature for its smartphones. So let’s hope we see this implemented in future BB smartphones, although we don’t think the current crop of BB10 smartphones (which haven’t been revealed yet) will get the said feature. The company has to discuss in detail as to when and where this feature could be beneficial for the users, irrespective of their profession. For those interested, this patent can be found under the tag – 8,346,072.

Source: USPTO
Via: Engadget

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Huawei Ascend Mate, D2 and W1 Leaked Out in Images Ahead of CES Announcement

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Huawei’s plans for the CES are not new to us. The Chinese manufacturer plans to launch at least three new smartphones during the course of the event, with each having a unique edge to it. One of them is the Ascend Mate which features the 6-inch 720p display panel and is all set to be the largest phablet in the market. The second is the Ascend D2 which is a 5-inch 1080p smartphone following in the footsteps of the HTC Butterfly and the Oppo Find 5. The last one is the company’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone known as the Ascend W1. Huawei will become the fourth manufacturer to launch a Windows Phone 8 device, so this should provide a decent boost to the WP8 marketshare. And now, we have some early press shots of the all three smartphones, courtesy of @evleaks.

These images tell us that the Ascend W1 will be launched in multiple colors which include black, white, pink and blue (probably cyan). There’s no image of the front of the smartphone, so we’ll have to wait until CES to check that out. Also revealed is the massive 6-inch phablet, the Ascend Mate. From the official Huawei press image, it is clear that the Ascend Mate is huge! If you thought the Galaxy Note II was too big for you, then you can imagine what the Ascend Mate would do to you. Of course, phablets like these will find a market given its hardware specs and the company’s popularity in developing nations. The bezel area on the side is minimal, which is a neat addition too.

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Then comes the Huawei Ascend D2, which is the company’s beloved flagship and with good reason. This particular droid comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, with a pixel density of 440 ppi. We’ve heard these particular dimensions hundreds of times now, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to people in sync with the mobile industry. It is however quite a remarkable feat for Huawei to come up with a smartphone when HTC and Oppo are the only companies with a 1080p smartphone in the market right now.

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Huawei is certainly on the right track to get its products in the market and what better place to showcase its products than at the CES convention in Las Vegas. Let’s hope we get to see more innovation from lesser known companies at CES. While the event might not be host to a lot of smartphone related announcements, there will be some pretty cool tech stuff on offer.

Source: Unwired View
Via: WM Poweruser

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More Huawei Ascend D2 Images Leaked

Huawei’s new 5-inch 1080p smartphone called the Ascend D2 has been spotted in a new leak, following the one that appeared earlier this month. The new photos were seen on the Sina Weibo microblogging website.

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The photos show the front, rear, and side view of the a white smartphone as it is being handled by a person. As per the images, it has a clear layer of plastic over the white plastic rear casing, similar to the one found on the Meizu MX2. A layer of clear plastic also protects the on-screen buttons.

When compared to other recent smartphones from China like the ZTE Nubia Z5 and the ZTE Grand S, the Huawei Ascend D2 looks thicker, possibly because of its massive battery which has a capacity of 3000mAh. It had been previously observed by Shine Wong, writing for GizmoChina, that the handset resembles the Apple iPhone 5.

Purportedly, the Huawei Ascend D2 will boast of a 5-inch FHD touch screen display with a resolution of 1920 x1080 pixels. Said kind of display is also found on the ZTE Nubia Z5. Under the hood, it will come with a Hisilicon K3V2 quad-core processor working with 2GB of RAM. Its main camera packs a 13-megapixel image sensor. The smartphone will have Android 4.1 OS that is overlaid with some customizations from Huawei. Some of these customizations are visible on the leaked images. It is still unknown if Huawei is including a microSD card slot for memory expansion. Likewise, the storage capacities that the smartphone will offer are still a mystery. Rumors also suggest that Huawei will sell the device for RMB 3299 or roughly US$530.

The smartphone will be unveiled during CES 2013 in January. It will likely be showcased alongside the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate phablet, another 1080p device from the China-based electronics company.

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Images of the Huawei Ascend D2 Leak Out. I Smell a Lawsuit Coming

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CES 2013 will be soon upon us, and a slew of new devices will be displayed for our nerdy little hands to play with. Huawei was one of the manufacturers that was going to unveil a new flagship phone, but it seems that the internet has acted…like the internet. Leaked images of the Ascend D2 have hit the web, and I must say, a certain company with that fruit that will keep the doctor away, just might not like its design.

As you can see from the image above, anyone of us would jump to the conclusion that its an iPhone. Of course we you look at it more closely, you can see that it is made by Huawei and there are slight differences. A 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and Jelly Bean are supposed to be packed in this “iPhony” that will have the power of a 3000 mah battery behind it. Yeah, sounds rather nice, but I would be embarrassed to pull it out of my pocket by the way it looks. I might be overreacting, but come on, that is just a little ridiculous looking. Apple is probably already getting the lawsuit prepared. Let us know what you guys think.

Source: Phandroid

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Acer Readies $99 Iconia B1 Tablet

Acer is reportedly preparing a new Android-based tablet that will cost only US$99. Said device will hit the market next year, according to an anonymous insider source cited by The Wall Street Journal.

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The tablet will supposedly be known as the Iconia B1, and will feature a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600  pixels, and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Images of the tablet had already been leaked online through a Serbian forum. The Iconia B1 is expected to have similar specifications with other available 7-inch tablets in the market, such as the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Barnes and Noble Nook Color. To set itself apart, however, Acer will be selling the tablet at only $99, as compared to the $139 price tags of the two aforementioned slates.

The tablet will be aimed mostly at emerging markets, such as China. This strategy is generally deemed as a wise move for Acer, especially since China is considered to be a fast-growing market for Android tablets. It is estimated that tablet manufacturers in China could sell around 60 million units of the devices in 2013.

The Acer Iconia B1 had also been spotted at the website of the Federal Communications Commission in the United States. Whether it will be sold in the US market, however, remains to be seen.

According to the insider source, the new product is a response to the low-priced tablets currently being offered in the market. The company began planning the device just this fall.

Apart from the tablet, Acer is also expected to launch a cheaper version of its Windows 8 tablets running on Intel processors.

Meanwhile, Asustek Computer, a rival of the Taiwan-based Acer, had also been rumored to be preparing a low-cost Android tablet. A spokesman for Asustek, however, has made a statement that categorically denies the company’s purported plans for a $100 tablet.

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Review: Spread Shows Where Your Images Have Traveled

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Developer: Michael Shunock  
Price: free   Download

Great. Another social networking app. Luckily, Spread is on the nice list this year. It almost has a Pinterest feel to it in that the pictures of things you can click “love it,” “want it,” or “have it” display in tile format. I think Pinterest should buy his app as it’s easy to navigate, is appealing to the eye and has something that most don’t — a visual representation of where your images have been shared. It’s awesome.

Spread not only plays into our fascination with sharing images of things we like, but also plays to the side of our curiosity with viralness. You know when you see luggage with stamps from all over the world, well, this is kind of how Spread works in that you can pull up your images that have been shared and see where they have been “spread” across the city, state, country or world.  (more…)

Finish reading “Spread Shows Where Your Images Have Traveled” and see screenshots for the app on AppCraver.com.

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Images Of Sony “Yuga” Prototype Surfaces

 

It’s no secret that Sony has a superphone in the works for 2013, but it appears that we now have an idea of what this device may look like. Thanks to some leaked images from Mobile Review, you can see how the Sony “Yuga” looks in plain view— and she sure is a beauty too. Similar to the Nexus 4 or LG Optimus G smartphones (as well as previous renderings we had seen before), the device is almost entirely coated in a glassy-type material coupled with a sleek black finish. In addition, Mobile Review indicates the smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon-based processor— refuting any type of rumor highlighting the device would possibly be powered by a Samsung Exynos processor.

So now that we’re beginning to see more and more information pour out for this impressive device, all that’s needed now is a better idea of when Sony will finally come out and formally show this device to the masses. Considering Sony has a history of unveiling premium devices at certain January trade shows, we suspect that we’ll likely see something then.

source: Mobile Review

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‘Redeem’ Option Now Shows Up In The UK Mobile Play Store, Gift Cards Likely Coming Soon

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Yesterday, the gift card redeem page went live in the UK’s Google Play Store, suggesting that gift cards will be hitting the scene relatively soon. It looks like Google is already gearing up for launch, as the option just showed up in the mobile Play Store, as well.

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Of course, there’s still one major problem: Play Store cards can’t yet be purchased anywhere in the UK. In fact, they’re not available anywhere aside from the U.S. for the time being.

Given the evidence, however, we fully expect that El Goog will officially announce Play Store gift card availability in the UK fairly soon.

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JBQ on Pulled Nexus 4 Factory Images: “I Can’t Comment on That”

Two days ago, we noticed that Google had updated the factory images page for their Nexus lineup. For whatever reason, this update removed the Nexus 4 and all accompanying files, a move that we weren’t initially concerned about. While it was odd that their new flagship device was gone, we have seen this happen in the [...]

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Google Has Pulled Nexus 4 Factory Images And Binaries From Developer Website

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A few developers have noticed something out of place today: the factory images and binaries for Google’s LG-manufactured Nexus 4 has been removed from Google’s developer website. A factory image is essentially a file that will allow users to restore their device back to stock Android in the event that something goes wrong during the process of tinkering with the device. Talk Android mentions that Google could be in the process of trying to disable the recently discovered LTE antenna in the Nexus 4. This would make sense as it seems like the Nexus 4 was pulled off of the developer website deliberately simply because the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus factory images are still available for download.

While Google could indeed be trying to disable the LTE capabilities, it’s more likely that they have found a nasty bug that needed to get squashed. We’ll just have to see what they’ve actually done before when the Nexus 4 is put back up on the developer website. That is, if it goes back up on the Nexus 4 site.+

Do you have any guesses as to what Google could be up to with taking the Nexus 4 off of the developer website? Do you have any information as to why they took the Nexus 4 off of the developer website exactly? Make sure to let us know in the comments section below!

source: Google Developers

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Google Nexus 4 factory images and binaries removed from Google Servers

Not sure what is going on here, but we have come across some news that might be less than exciting for many developers and Google Nexus 4 owners across the planet. For some reason Google has removed the Factory Images and Binaries from their servers for the device. The Factory Image is the file one would flash to their device to take it back to stock after any number of mishaps. Developers love them for the simple fact that they can flash away and try new things and still go back to stock with ease.

There are a few possibilities as to why it was pulled. Could be to strip out anything related to LTE connectivity that might have been left over in the stock image. This would be prompted by the recent developer activity that got LTE working on AT&T in some locations. It could have also been because of a critical bug issue inside the factory image that caused issues.

We will keep an eye out int he usual location to see if an explanation is issued by anyone. Until then, if you have the original factory image, be sure to keep it some place safe.

Source: Google  via Softpedia

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Review: Share Something Special at Bedtime With Nighty Night HD – Winter Special

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Developer: Shape Minds and Moving Images GmbH  
Price: $2.99   Download

This is the perfect time of year for snuggling up with little ones and a great bed time story makes winter evenings all the more special. If you missed Nighty Night HD – Winter Special, a “Books” category App of the Year last year, then definitely check it out this season. A soothing, but entirely delightful, interactive bed time story app, Nighty Night HD has been recently updated for optimal performance and is perfect for the holiday season and beyond. Featuring a sleepy little town at the end of the day, where everyone is turning off the lights, Nighty Night HD – Winter Special focuses on a single residence where the lights are turned off one by one and the inhabitants are bid “good night”. (more…)

Finish reading “Share Something Special at Bedtime With Nighty Night HD – Winter Special” and see screenshots for the app on AppCraver.com.

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[The Android Police Week In Review] The Biggest Android Stories Of The Week (11/25/12 – 12/2/12)

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Welcome to the Android Police Week In Review – your source for the biggest Android stories of the week. Don’t forget, you can catch a lot of these stories (and more) on our weekly podcast.

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Android 4.2.1 factory images released by Google for various Nexus Devices

Who doesn’t love a good factory image? you know, the original software for the device just in case something goes crazy during a flash or during development. Google has released the factory images for Android 4.2.1 for the new Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices. They have also released the image for the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus.

Along with factory images, the Android 4.2.1 binaries for the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and both the “toro” (Verizon) and “manguro” (GSM) version of the Galaxy Nexus. The binaries for the Nexus 4 don’t seem to be out just yet though, but should be coming soon we would imagine.

So if you are the type that gets yourself and your device into a bit of trouble on occasion  you should probably grab those files, just in case.

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Google Posts Android 4.2.1 JOP40D Factory Images And Binaries For Multiple Devices (Nexus 4, 7, Galaxy Nexus)

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If you head on over to Google’s factory image site, you’ll find brand-new images based on the incremental update to Android 4.2.1. The devices with factory images currently available include the Nexus 7, Nexus 7 3G, Galaxy Nexus (takju, yakju), and Nexus 4. The 4.2.1 image for the Nexus 10 has been delayed, according to JBQ, due to an issue with JOP40C not being flashable over older builds. This has since been fixed, and you can download the new 4.2 factory image for the Nexus 10, though it’s still build JOP40C.

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This comes shortly after the rollout of the minor 4.2.1 update to numerous devices (here’s the changelog).

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Android 4.2.1 JOP40D Factory Images and Binaries Released for Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7

Google just posted the factory images and binaries for Android 4.2.1 “JOP40D” for the Nexus family of devices. If you own or are going to be the owner of one of these devices, you will want to download these files and store in a safe place. You never know when you may need to restore your [...]

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Official Images of the HTC Deluxe Out in the Open

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HTC is moving on quite nicely with its flagships with the One X+ and since very recently with the J Butterfly and Droid DNA on Verizon. However, the Droid DNA and the J Butterfly are limited to the U.S and Japan respectively, and we all know that there’s a bigger market elsewhere for the smartphone. It was only a matter of time, we thought, until HTC made a separate global variant available. And around the same time, we heard of the HTC Deluxe, which leaked on Twitter via the ever so reliable @evleaks. It has been bits and pieces since then.

But now, adding more weight to the existence of this global variant is a range of alleged press shots of the device. These images apparently represent the new global flagship, and it will be interesting to see when HTC will launch it offcially. The pictures are clearly taken in a luxurious setting, as it should be for a phone of its caliber. It is expected that HTC will launch the device just in time for the holiday season. The source cites a tipster claiming more information will follow on December 6, so we will be looking forward to that.

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If you didn’t know already, the Droid DNA and hopefully the HTC Deluxe (or DLX as it is referred to in some places) features a 5-inch 1080p display with a pixel density of 440ppi, which is a major selling point for the device. As for the rest of its specs, the Droid DNA has been mostly criticized, but it is hoped that HTC will make the required adjustments with the global variant. As this is merely a leak of the device’s press shots, there’s hardly any information beyond that. But since Dec 6 seems to be the date mentioned (which also lines up pretty well with the rumored launch date of the device in Taiwan and China), we have some information to go with.

The smartphone is seen with most of HTC’s typical design elements, from the unibody shell to the three capacitive buttons on the device, it has HTC written all over it. HTC is a company which has set standards for smartphone design, particularly with the One X, and the fans will certainly love this one too. The device comes with Beats Audio branding as well, which is one of the features HTC proudly brags. So a combination of this along with the launch date and price of course will decide the fate of the HTC Deluxe in the global arena. We’ll expect to learn more about the device as the days progress. Keep watching this space for more on the device.

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Source: GSM Arena
Via: Android Central

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Android 4.2 Quick Tip: Drag Down in Photo Editor to See Original Images While Editing

Ever wanted to quickly look back at an original photo while you were editing away in the Android 4.2 photo editor? Even with all of those “vintage” filters, snazzy borders, and tweaks splashed atop one, there is trick to allow you to see how bad the interesting job you have done editing. Simply swipe from [...]

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Google Posts Android 4.2 Factory Images And Binaries For Nexus 4, 7, 10, And Galaxy Nexus (Takju)

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Hot on the heels of the official retail availability (and now non-availability) of the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 3G, Google has updated the Android Developers Nexus images page with brand-new builds based on Android 4.2. The images, for now, are limited to the Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi and 3G), and Galaxy Nexus (Takju) Play Store variants.

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In addition, driver binaries for the aforementioned devices and more have also been posted here. Of course, in more exciting news, Android 4.2 has also just been released to AOSP – so hit up our post (here) for the latest, up-to-the-second info.

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Google Posts Android 4.2 JOP40C Factory Images for Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and HSPA+ Nexus 7

Google just posted the new factory images of Android 4.2 (JOP40C) for the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 w/HSPA+. If you own or are going to be the owner of one of these devices, you will want to download these files and store in a safe place. You never know when you may need [...]

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Images And Details Of The Upcoming Sony ‘Yuga’ Leak, Show Off 5" 1080p Display And Android 4.1.x

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The season for Nexus leaks is over. We already have all the glorious details about the next-gen Nexuses, so what are we doing to talk about now? How about some other stuff. New stuff. New leaked stuff.

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In this case, it’s a new Sony device codenamed Yuga. The device carries the model number C660X, and sports some rather impressive specs:

  • 5″ 1080p display
  • 1.5GHz quad-core processor (likely S4 Pro)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 12MP rear shooter with dedicated camera button
  • Android 4.1.1 (for now)

So far as form factor is concerned, the handset is said to have a unibody design and glass back, much like the Nexus 4.

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Images leak for the Sony C6603 ‘Yuga’

We reported about a new Sony beast dubbed the “Odin” or C650X (the X gets replaced with a number) from a leaked agent profile and shortly after, an image leaked. Now we have images of a C6603 compliments of German site Android Schweiz, with a codename “Yuga”. I am assuming this is the same phone, but with a new bump in the model number. The specs seem the same as anticipated, 5-inch 1080p display, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, and running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. They are claiming the camera is 12MP, but you would think it would be the 13MP Exmor RS. Who knows, that could still change. Another tidbit is that it will sport a unibody design so that means no removable battery, but they will include a microSD slot and microHDMI port. Could we see this at CES? More pics after the break.

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source: android-schweiz
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Google Publishes Sprint Galaxy Nexus Factory Image For The First Time (Android 4.1.1)

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After Google’s release of “experimental” binaries for Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus variant, Jean-Baptiste Queru (Chief Android Release Engineer) confirmed that the binaries represented not full AOSP support, but the “taking down [of] many hurdles that were preventing [AOSP support],” citing bugs in the network stack as one of the issues yet to be addressed.

Less than one month later, it would appear that those issues have been sorted, as Google today published the toroplus’ factory image for the first time. The image, for those who are wondering, carries Android 4.1.1 (build FH05).

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So what does this mean? For one thing, it means that four months after Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus started getting with the program, Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus has caught up.

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Images of the Samsung Stratosphere 2 leak out

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The original Samsung Stratosphere on Verizon was released in mid October last year, so given the way Verizon runs its product cycles this makes a whole lot of sense. Consistent leak source @evleaks just put up pictures of what convincingly looks like the Samsung Stratosphere 2 (SCH-I415), complete with Verizon branding. No word on official specs just yet, but we don't expect this one to be a screamer by any means. The original Stratosphere was a decidedly mid-range device, even right at its launch date. Still, it fills a spot as one of the last QWERTY slider devices with LTE available today.

These mid-range devices aren't made for the power users, but still hold an important spot in Verizon's yearly device portfolio.

Source: @evleaks

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Samsung Stratosphere 2 Poses in Press Images on Twitter, the Keyboard Lives on!

The Samsung Stratosphere 2 and its physical keyboard may still be on the way. A fresh press render showed up today, even though it has been 2 months since we last saw the device enter Verizon’s Equipment Guide. This could be a sign that the phone will be announced at any moment, or it could [...]

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Upload Your Photo Sphere Images With Google Maps and Share With The World

Much as we assumed yesterday and heard rumors of, after taking a Photo Sphere image on your Android device, users can then choose to upload the images via Google Maps for use in Google’s Street View application. Awesome, right? It marks the GPS location of the photo and then makes it available for others to view [...]

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Google Magazines on the Nexus 10 side-by-side with the real life counterparts [Images]

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Like a proud dad showing off his baby pics, Googler took to his Google+ page today to show the world a few self-shot portraits of the Nexus 10 and its beautiful 2560×1600 display. It’s being said the higher-than-Retina display is comparable to real life print, and to better demonstrate this, Romain Guy snapped a few pics of a few print magazines side-by-side with their virtual counterparts running on the upcoming Nexus 10. I guess the only question remaining is can you tell the difference?

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