Posts Tagged ‘android’

Noozy is a Zune like Music Player for Android

October 11th, 2012

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http://lifehacker.com/5950035/noozy-picks-up-the-zunes-music-player-and-drops-it-on-android Seems that some developer was smitten with the Zune’s UI and has created a new Android app (music player). Apparently it isn’t just superior in visual appeal. Sounds like it has a decent sound engine behind it as well.

Google Android Update To Add Rotating Home Screen – Hardware –

October 10th, 2012

http://www.informationweek.com/hardware/handheld/google-android-update-to-add-rotating-ho/240008757

We’re releasing Android 4.1.2 to AOSP today, which is a minor update on top of 4.1.1. As a note to maintainers of community builds running on Nexus 7: please update to 4.1.2 at the first opportunity. Future variants of the grouper hardware will have a minor change in one of the components (the power management chip) that will not be compatible with 4.1.1. The build number is JZO54K, and the tag is android-4.1.2_r1. Enjoy, Conley and JBQ

This is a quote from the developers of Android. Some people are saying that this update will include functionality that, in my opinion would be included only in a major revision. Android 4.2 (key lime pie) would benefit from any major visual change. Why waste something like this on a very minor update? Remember, Google is not stupid! Unfortunately, consumers have become accustomed to simple updates being upgrades. This puts undue pressure on coders, designers and architects.

Tablet App Quality Checklist | Android Developers

October 9th, 2012

Google knows how important it is to have top quality applications available in the Play Store. With these tablet application guidelines, Google has upped the ante in the war against the iPad.

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http://developer.android.com/distribute/googleplay/quality/tablet.html

Report: LG Nexus will run Android 4.2 | TG Daily

October 7th, 2012

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The upcoming Nexus smartphone announcement is always an exciting time for those of us who appreciate this line of hardware. High End devices with untainted Android, and which are first in line for system updates offer up the best bragging rights in the business. I currently have the GSM Galaxy Nexus, which was first in line to receive Android 4.1(Jelly Bean), will of course easily update to Android 4.2. I bought this device for this reason alone. Whether or not the LG Optimus is the next lg nexus, is ultimately of little consequence. It will be a stellar smartphone.

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http://m.tgdaily.com/mobility-features/66682-report-lg-nexus-will-run-android-42

Here are some convincing arguments to not buy this new Nexus.

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/10/05/3-reasons-not-to-buy-the-rumored-lg-optimus-nexus/

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