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US Cellular’s Samsung Galaxy SIII To Receive Update To 4.1 Jelly Bean Starting Friday, December 21 [Updated]

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Update: Right on time, it looks like US Cellular’s 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy SIII is available to users, and their software page has been updated to reflect the SIII’s new firmware (which, for those curious, carries base band version R53OUVXALK5).

Samsung Updates also has the SIII’s latest firmware available for download here. For instructions on updating your SIII, just hit the US Cellular link at the bottom of this post.

Original Story: If you’re a US Cellular customer toting around a Galaxy SIII, you can expect to get your hands on Samsung’s TouchWiz-coated Jelly Bean update for the device starting this Friday, December 21.

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Question of the Day: What Tech Gifts are You Hoping to Receive for the Holidays?

As we start to wrap up the week and head into a long holiday weekend that for many, is filled with gift exchanges, we thought we’d ask a simple question. Since this is a tech site and all, mostly focused on Android, we can imagine that many of you were asking for tech-related gifts for [...]

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N880E First ZTE Device To Receive Android 4.2 Update

 

Chinese manufacturer ZTE has officially pushed its first Android 4.2 update– albeit to a device no one has really heard of outside of China at least. The lucky device receiving the update is the N880E, a mid-range device which was actually among the first devices to ship with not just Android 4.1, but a nearly stock build of Jelly Bean at that. So considering it runs on nearly a stock build of Android, ZTE probably didn’t need to do too much work in order to get the 4.2 update ready for the device. The update is rolling out as we speak, so most (if not all) owners should be getting a heavy dose of that Android 4.2 goodness before most other Android owners get a chance to enjoy it.

Yes— life is good for those of you who own the N880E smartphone. Hopefully it won’t be too long of a wait to see the same update for its other devices elsewhere in the world.

source: Android Central


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[Deal Alert] Amazon Drops Price On Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 By $50 To $449(16GB), $499(32GB)

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If you’ve been waiting around to pick up Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 (or just want to follow in the footsteps of the Brussels Philharmonic), Amazon’s got a deal for you. The online shopping giant is offering up Samsung’s 10″ slate for a discount of $50 across all models. That means the 16GB (white and grey) version will cost you $449, while the 32GB variant (available in grey only) is $499.

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Readers might remember that we were none too impressed by the Note 10.1 at review time, but the slate definitely still has its audience. In case you’ve forgotten what the Note 10.1 has to offer, here’s a quick rundown of its specs.

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Pandora, Twitter, Hootsuite Receive Updates – Grab Them in Google Play

This morning, three very popular Android applications received updates that are completely noteworthy. For the music lovers in the crowd, Pandora got a major bump to version 4.0. Included in this version are a ton of new features like viewing station details, ability to edit your shuffle from the device, and integration with other social network sites. [...]

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Google TV Poised To Get Update With Voice Search, PrimeTime, New YouTube Experience

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Today, in a post to the Official Google TV Blog, Google announced officially the new functionality offered by the YouTube update we covered yesterday, along with a few other treats set to hit Google TV users starting with LG devices “this week.”

First among the enhancements is the addition of Voice Search, allowing users to “simply speak to watch anything.” Voice Search recognizes commands for opening apps, playing YouTube videos, visiting websites, and even finding channels or specific TV shows. For example, if you don’t remember what to punch in to get from the Golf Channel to CNN, you can just say “CNN,” and Google TV will do the work for you.

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T-Mobile Galaxy S III Starting To Receive Coveted Jelly Bean Update

 

It looks like the moment of time has come for Galaxy S III owners as the carrier-branded models are starting to see Jelly Bean arrive on those units, starting with the T-Mobile (SGH-T999) variant of the device. According to the gang at SamMobile, the Android 4.1.1 update is now being pushed out OTA or can be obtained through Kies Desktop Software and will bring the Jelly Bean build to version JRO03L. Among the cool features you’ll be able to enjoy are Google Now, Project Butter and a reorganized Settings menu. If you’re a T-Mobile Galaxy S III user, don’t delay any further and grab that update– stat!

source: SamMobile

 

 

 


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Sprint Announces Nine Cities To Receive New LTE Network

  Verizon might have a big lead in the race for 4G LTE coverage, but Sprint is doing their best to catch up in implementing their own network. Today, the Now Network announced that within the coming months, nine new markets would be getting some LTE love as they keep growing.  Sprint already has LTE [...]

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The Motorola XOOM And Nexus S Will Almost Definitely Not Receive Android 4.2

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With all the excitement of Nexus availability and the Android 4.2 source code being pushed into AOSP this morning, one little statement by Android developer JBQ regarding 4.2 device support in the AOSP announcement was easy to overlook.

-There is no support for 4.2 on Nexus S and Xoom. Those devices should continue using 4.1.2.

Yep, that (very, very likely – it’s intentionally vague) means exactly what you think it does: it’s the end of the road for software updates on the Nexus S and Motorola XOOM (and yes, that means all variants). At least, that’s what’s implied. When asked for comment, JBQ said no further information could be given about future updates for the Nexus S or XOOM, which is the standard response to such inquiries.

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[Update] Leak: Sprint’s Optimus G To Receive Update At Launch On November 11

imageUpdate: This upgrade is now live! It will be rolling out over the air starting today. Just be patient. Or repeatedly hit that “Check now” button. Either way.

The Optimus G, LG’s powerhouse which serves as the base for the Nexus 4, is going to be released on Sprint on November 11th. At launch, it will receive an OTA to version LS970ZV8, we learned today from internal Sprint documents.

The update will bring the following enhancements and fixes to this quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro beast:

  • Intermittent freezing/locking up
  • Intermittent device reset during  YouTube playback
  • No power on due to Wi-Fi crash
  • Sprint ID icon randomly shows as Mobile ID icon
  • MSL protection for ##DIAG# should be on
  • Reply to All in email: Device was including the sender name, outside of normal.
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Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite Review: You Can Use It As A Hammer, Because It Isn’t Good For Much Else

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So, the MediaPad 7 Lite from Huawei. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Maybe you haven’t. What it is, though, is a “budget” – and I use that term loosely – tablet with a 7-inch form factor. Of course, automatic comparisons to the Nexus 7 are going to be drawn here, and without getting further into the review, I can tell you this: it’s not better. It’s not as good. In fact, it’s not even half the tablet that the Nexus 7 is, and I mean that both in terms of hardware specifications and in actual performance. If you’re looking for something more than the N7, keep looking – ’cause this ain’t it.

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HTC Will Prioritize Devices Launched in 2012 to Receive Android 4.1 Update, Says Sorry to Devices With 512MB of RAM

HTC has updated their device FAQ for anyone looking to find information on when and if their device will receive Jelly Bean. Long story short, HTC has made it clear that in general, devices with 512MB of RAM or less will more than likely not receive Jelly Bean. Unfortunately, that probably goes for you too Thunderbolt owners, even with [...]

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PSA: Motorola Is Changing The Update "Soak Test" Program To A "Test Drive" Program You’ll Need To Sign Up For

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As part of a statement on the general state of software updates at Motorola, VP of Product Management Punit Soni has revealed that a new early update testing program will be unveiled, known as Test Drive.

We know it’s important for many of you to get the latest Android software upgrades onto your phones as quickly as possible. With that in mind, we’re also introducing Test Drive, a new program that will allow consumers to take our major software upgrades for a trial run and provide valuable feedback before we launch the upgrade publicly.  Starting with Android 4.2, the next iteration of Jelly Bean, we will release a preview of our software to a few hundred consumers that sign up for Test Drive.  More details on how to sign-up and participate will be announced on the blog soon.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Beginning To Receive Jelly Bean Update In Germany

 

In all the hubbub of Samsung’s smartphones getting the coveted Jelly Bean update, we seem to have forgotten that its other devices are expected to get Jelly Bean as well. So that’s why it’s our sincerest pleasure to report to you all that owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 can now look forward to the initial rollout of Jelly Bean for their device. According to SamMobile, owners of the device in Germany have begun receiving the OTA notification of the update and is even posted online at samfirmware.com. The Jelly Bean update comes in at 300MB in size and brings the German G-Note 10.1 to the latest software build.

So now that the update is slowly, but sure rolling out, it’s only a matter of time before we see the update roll out to the rest of the markets worldwide, including those of us here in the States.

source: SamMobile


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[Leak] Sprint’s Optimus G To Receive Update At Launch On November 11

imageThe Optimus G, LG’s powerhouse which serves as the base for the Nexus 4, is going to be released on Sprint on November 11th. At launch, it will receive an OTA to version LS970ZV8, we learned today from internal Sprint documents.

The update will bring the following enhancements and fixes to this quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro beast:

  • Intermittent freezing/locking up
  • Intermittent device reset during  YouTube playback
  • No power on due to Wi-Fi crash
  • Sprint ID icon randomly shows as Mobile ID icon
  • MSL protection for ##DIAG# should be on
  • Reply to All in email: Device was including the sender name, outside of normal.
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[Leak] Sprint’s Optimus G To Receive Update At Launch On November 11 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD Receive First Update – Only a Security Patch

The DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD on Verizon are scheduled to receive their first update this week as build 0.7.2. The update includes nothing that you probably care about. In fact, it’s a “Google Security Patch,” which could mean that it’s simply a fix for the root method that was released just before [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Note II Now Live At U.S. Cellular For $300 With A Two-Year Agreement

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U.S. Cellular customers, if you’ve been chomping at the bit to get your hands on the latest behemoth phone from Samsung, today’s your day. The Note II is now available directly from the regional carrier’s website, as well as in stores.

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Of course, to grab the latest flagship from the Korean manufacturer, it’s going to cost you. Three-hundred dollars worth of cost you, to be exact. You’ll also have to commit to being exclusive with the provider for the next two years, but you probably already knew that. If all that sounds acceptable to you, hop on over the U.S.

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[Giveaway] Win An LG Optimus G From AT&T And Android Police

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If you haven’t read our review of the LG Optimus G, you should definitely check it out – this is one powerhouse of a phone. And, courtesy of AT&T, you can win one on this very page. You can also pre-order the Optimus G directly from AT&T, for $199.99 on a new 2-year agreement, at this link.

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The AT&T Optimus G is packing a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that it is fast. In fact, it’s easily the quickest smartphone I’ve ever used, and the 4.7″ True HD IPS display is one of the very best I’ve seen on any handset.

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Tip: Add Guru On Your Gtalk List and Receive Google Now Like Answers Via Chat

A few days ago, an XDA member stumbled upon a neat trick. If you love Google Now or don’t have Jelly Bean and can’t access it yet, then this is for you. Using Gtalk, simpy add user, “guru@googlelabs.com” – then, ask away! Guru can give you answers to basic questions just like Google Now. So [...]

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Sony Confirms 2012 Smartphones Will Receive Jelly Bean In 2013, 2011 Devices Are Stuck On ICS

2012-10-19_11h43_25Straight from the horse’s mouth is always the best way to hear about updates, even if it’s less-than-stellar news. Today, Sony confirmed its schedule for Jelly Bean updates on its line of phones. For starters, the recently-launched Xperia T and Xperia TX will be upgraded “from mid-Q1 2013.” This will put the latest and greatest from Sony a solid six months behind Android 4.1′s initial launch and, if our guess is correct, at least a few months behind the possible release of Android 4.2.

After that, the rest of Sony’s 2012 lineup, including the Xperia S, Xperia acro S, Xperia ion, Xperia P, Xperia go and Xperia J will all be upgraded to Jelly Bean sometime next year.

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DROID Bionic And LG Lucid To Receive Ice Cream Sandwich OTA Updates Soon

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Two Ice Cream Sandwich OTA announcements from Verizon in one day? Pinch me. Both the Motorola DROID Bionic (6.7.246) and LG Lucid (ZV7) are set to receive Android 4.0 updates, with the latter’s set to go out tomorrow. The timing for the Bionic’s bump to ICS hasn’t been provided, but considering the Verizon support site documents are up, it should be any day now.

Verizon even provided some pretty pictures to tell you what the respective updates do this time!

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Bionic owners in particular have been waiting quite some time for this upgrade, which has been delayed again and again. It’s also nice to see LG actually, you know, update one of its phones.

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Verizon: LG Lucid to Receive Ice Cream Sandwich Update Today (Updated: Tomorrow Actually)

Update:  Verizon just reached out to us to mention that the update will actually start tomorrow. The LG Lucid has been pegged as the next Verizon device to receive Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). Announced moments ago, the update should start rolling out in phases today tomorrow. If you don’t feel like waiting, Verizon mentioned that [...]

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Orange San Diego Starting To Receive Long-Awaited Ice Cream Sandwich Update

 

Those of you in the UK who went ahead and splurged on the Orange San Diego smartphone may want to listen up to this tidbit of news. It’s no secret that while the Intel-powered smartphone has a fast chip that resulted in a generally stellar performance, the phone was held back because of its software. So after seeing a few teases before, owners of the Orange San Diego can now scream utter joy. Yes– the smartphone was launched with none other than Gingerbread 2.3, which definitely caused more than a few individuals to scratch their heads or sigh disappointment. So Intel has finally made things right and reports are surfacing that the device has finally begun receiving the much-needed Android 4.0 update. Sure it’s not Jelly Bean, but we’re sure owners of the smartphone will be happy. I’m sure they can attest to the fact that anything is better than Gingerbread.

source: Android Central

 


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DROID Incredible 4G to Receive First Update – Includes Global Roaming, Support for Isis, and More

Verizon has approved the first update for the DROID Incredible 4G LTE as build 2.17.605.2. The update will introduce a couple of major items – global roaming across 220 countries and support for Isis Mobile Wallet. It will also include Verizon’s Remote Diagnostics tool, improved LTE and WiFi connectivity, and support for Tango. The big [...]

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Acer Iconia Tab A110, A210 and A510 to Receive Jelly Bean This Quarter

According to an Acer spokesperson, the company has official made plans to roll out Jelly Bean to the Iconia Tab A110, A210 and the A510 before the end of this year. On a less happy note, they also confirmed that the A100, A200, and A500 would not receive the update most likely due to limitations in [...]

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Google’s Drive, Wallet, and Play Music Receive Updates for Android

Just now, Google’s teams have pushed out updates for three of their widely used applications - Google Wallet, Play Music, and Google Drive. For the most part, only Wallet and Drive have received new “features” so we’ll go over those. For Wallet users, the app includes new security and battery improvements as well as other fixes that should [...]

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Titanium Backup and PowerAmp Receive Updates, Jelly Bean Goodies and More

Two well-known and loved apps both received updates this morning. If you have root, then you know Titanium Backup. This morning, Pro users can now backup applications from ADB backup files as well as use an improved Market Doctor which repairs broken Google Play links from backups. For Poweramp users, there is a new Jelly [...]

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Transformer Pads Infinity and Prime Receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Today

 

Both the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700) and ASUS Transformer Pad Prime (TF201) started receiving OTA updates to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean this morning. Some users have reported false positives regarding update notifications with no updates being available, while others have had to re-download the update a few times before it worked. If you’re still on ICS, keep checking for updates periodically, you should receive one soon.

Source:  Droid Life

 

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NYTimes and eBay Apps Receive Updates, Beautification is Complete

Today, users of the New York Times application can go grab an update and will see some major UI changes going on inside. They have completely re-vamped the interface with the holo theme and it’s really great looking. Plus one, NYTimes. As for eBay, they’ve been bug fixing ever since the release of version 2.0 and this [...]

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Apex Launcher and Nova Launcher Receive Updates, Jelly Bean Enhancements and More

For anyone that uses the Apex or Nova third party launchers, you can go pick up their updates in Google Play this morning. For Nova, there are a ton of fixes and it also adds in some Jelly Bean goodies and “Project Butter” improvements. As for Apex, it’s pretty much the same. Lots of fixes, Jelly [...]

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