Posts Tagged ‘Android’
Last week, the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) update rolled out to the Google Nexus 4, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10, and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The update has fixed the random restart bug affecting the new Nexus device made by LG. Unfortunately, occasional crashes have been reported.
Version 4.2.1 affected users when it suddenly restarted devices without warning. Most Nexus device owners seem to be happy with Android 4.2.2, but a few reports that crashes still occur.
Android 4.2.2 rolled out to address the random restart bug that affected devices running Android 4.2.1. Aside from the bug fix, it also includes a few enhancements. One is holding down on the Wi-Fi icon on the settings menu to switch it on and off. This also works with the Bluetooth icon.
Normally, a notification is received when an update has rolled out for Nexus devices. The good thing about Nexus devices is that you don’t have to wait for manufacturers or network operators to do their testing on the updates, since Nexus device run a vanilla version of Android. If you haven’t received any notification, you can download the update from Google at this page: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images.
It is still unknown when the update will be rolled out to non-Nexus devices.
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Luxury phone manufacturer, Vertu, is no longer owned by Nokia as of last year. It has now launched its first device powered by Android, the Vertu Ti, which will set you back a whopping £6,700. In an interview with CNET UK, Perry Oosting, Vertu CEO, said that they had Android in mind for a long time.
Vertu has made extremely expensive but utterly useless handsets, since they ran Symbian. Oosting was asked if his company wanted to use Android even during the times when they were bound by Nokia. He answered, “Absolutely.”
Once Vertu was no longer owned by Nokia, the boss spoke of the “freedom” brought by the split, saying “it’s giving you, really, to make the right choice. And we believe with Android that it’s the right choice.”
Speaking about Microsoft’s Windows Phone, he said, “You need to be first of all — as you know — part of an ecosystem.
“If you go down to ecosystems you probably have only two choices. Besides, iOS is a closed one, so that’s not a choice, and then you have Windows Phone, which is certainly a beautiful user interface but it’s still in the beginning stage.”
Android dominating the market is the main reason Vertu chose Android. However, Oosting does say that “the customisation that we were able to do on Android” is another.
The Vertu Ti runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), which is disappointing considering handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Google Nexus 4 run Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) respectively. However, it is a far cry from what was running on their handsets in the past years. Additionally, the titanium casing adorned with rubies and crystals is definitely an eye-catcher.
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According to a rumour, the Nexus 5, successor of the highly popular Nexus 4, will be based on LG’s superphone the Optimus G Pro.
Kabirnews reports that “there is a Nexus 5 on the planning board that will come with Key Lime Pie pre-installed.”
It adds that “LG may will be basing the Nexus 5 on the LG Optimus G Pro. Sources indicate that Key Lime Pie may be released sometime in late spring and would be an improved version which could include the option of multiple user profiles. This would have the Nexus 5 hitting the shelves with performance options that would allow the user to choose either longer battery time or better hardware performance. Rumor control also says that there is the possibility of better Twitter integration.”
Speaking about specs, the site says, “The LG Optimus G Pro features a five inch, 1080p display and may have a 2GH quad core processor. According to inside sources, Google’s Nexus 5 will feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, 18mp camera and super PLS screen along with a 3000mAh battery. The concept device has been said to run Android 4.5 making one believe that it is the supposed Android Key Lime Pie system. The back side of the device looks a great deal like a compact version of the Nexus 4 with the same interesting design pattern.”
Of course, since LG or Google is yet to confirm these reports, take it with a large dose of salt.
Want to know more about the Nexus 5? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.