Posts Tagged ‘Android Jelly Bean’
On Twitter, Three announced that the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) bean update is now available for the Sony XPERIA T. It tweets, “News for Sony Xperia T owners on Three, Jellybean is being rolled out.”
Sadly, the update will not be available via an OTA (over-the-air) update. Owners will have to download and install the update via the Sony PC Companion software, by plugging their phones into their PCs.
Three provides instructions on its website. It says, “From time to time Sony may release new software for your phone. By updating your phone to the latest software version, you’ll improve your experience.
“Before you can update your phone, make sure your battery is fully charged. You should also make sure that you have backed up your personal data, like contacts, that are stored on your phone.
“Software updates need to be approved by mobile networks before your phone will allow you to update your software. If you’re using a phone that you didn’t get from us, an update may not be available at the same time as it would be for a phone that came from Three.
“To update your software, you’ll need the latest version of Sony PC Companion software. You can get this from Sony’s website.
“Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable and open Sony PC Companion.
“When the Sony PC Companion recognises your phone, it should automatically check for an update. If it doesn’t, click Start on Support Zone.
“Click Start on the Phone Software Update screen.
“If an update is available, click Update now and follow the onscreen instructions.
“The software on your phone will now have been updated.”
Do you own a Sony XPERIA T with Three? Have you updated to Jelly Bean? Let us know through a comment on our Facebook page.
Google I/O is yet to kick off, and a photo of the Google Nexus 7 has leaked before its unveiling scheduled for this evening.
The photo was spotted by Android Police, showing a small tablet with a grey casing and ASUS’ logo found on the back of the device.
Google’s 7-inch tablet is said to sport a display with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels and a quad-core processor. It will not come with a rear-facing camera or 3G support. It will, instead, connect to the internet via Wi-Fi. It will run Google’s next version of Android (Jelly Bean) It is said to set you back $200 or less.
Since the Google Nexus 7 will be an affordable tablet, it is more an Amazon Kindle Fire rival rather than an iPad rival.
Will you be interested in the low-cost Google Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean, or do you still prefer high-end tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Apple’s iPad? Give us your thoughts.
Which Android manufacturer do you think will be the first to offer Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean) devices? Will it be Samsung, since it was the first to launch the Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)? Will it be HTC, since the Taiwanese firm’s handsets lost ground to its rival’s smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Apple iPhone 4S. Or will it be Motorola since Google is in the process of purchasing Motorola Mobility? Well, none of the above if ASUS gets its way.
ASUS claims to have a close partnership with the search giant Google. This is apparent since it was the first Android manufacturer to roll out the Android 4.0 update to its Transformer Prime.
Speaking to TechRadar, Corporate Vice President at ASUS, Benson Lin, said, “Asus is very close to Google, so once they have Android 5.0 I think there will be a high possibility that we will be the first wave to offer the Jelly Bean update.”
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ASUS unveiled the Padfone, which is a phone, slate, and netbook merged into one Ice Cream Sandwich-powered 3-in-1 device. With the Padfone, ASUS hopes to capture more of the public’s interest. If successful, it will create more quality Android smartphones. If more ASUS smartphone users get to enjoy Android Jelly Bean before anyone else, it is sure to be one of the major players in the game.
Do you think ASUS will be the first to push out Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean)? Give us your thoughts.