Tag Archives: Google

Google Employee Posts Android Evolution Comic, Adds Key Lime Pie?

If there’s one thing we know, we’re always eagerly awaiting news, any news that surrounds the next-generation Android. In fact, Google employee Manu Cornet’s image is stirring the nest around the interwebs as a “confirmation” of sorts that Key Lime Pie will be the next Android platform. Cornet, who is part of the Gmail team inside of Google says he drew the comic “just for fun,” and not to read into the image … [read full article]

CyanogenMod Team Teases Android 4.2.1 ROM For Galaxy S III

All you CyanogenMod fans out there are getting a sneak peek at the above image posted by none other than Steve Kondik himself. It appears, for all you rooting and ROM fans out there, that the CM10 team is working hard at pushing out Android 4.2.1 to the Galaxy S III, unofficially that is. Kondik says the software is “super smooth” and while it’s a minor update in terms of features, it[read full article]

Google’s Play Store Now Posts Public Reviews Using Your Google+ Name, Goodbye Trolls?

Google Play trolls should recognize their days are numbered as Google socializes comments by linking Play Store reviews to your Google+ account. This really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as YouTube now asks if your comments can be posted using your Google+ name as well. Given that, this change doesn’t come as a huge surprise as Google continues to supercharge Google+ in any way that they can. The addition of Play Store reviews might force those … [read full article]

Google Says Nexus 4 Back In Stock At Noon Pacific Today, Also Back In Stock Through T-Mobile.com

Google just sent out emails indicating the Nexus 4 will resume sales today at U.S. noon Pacific time. That’s pretty much it, at noon pacific time you should have your F5 button ready and your credit card already logged into Google Play. We hope that this time around Google is prepared for another massive influx of would-be Nexus 4 buyers and can keep up their order process ensuring everyone who wants … [read full article]

Google Sending Email Advising Some Nexus 4 Orders Shipping This Week

With the Nexus 4 selling out across Google Play and T-Mobile, many of you are stuck waiting, impatiently I’m guessing for their handsets to arrive. According to an XDA Developers thread there is some good news as Google is sending out a batch of emails to a number of people alerting them to another email set to arrive later this week. Why Google is sending out an email advising you … [read full article]

Google Play Store Now Suggests Nexus 4 Purchase From T-Mobile?

Judging by the sudden rise in my emails, it seems that a number of you have caught a change to the Play Store today, specifically the order pages for the Nexus 4. We’re not sure exactly when this began, but as of this writing, Google’s Play Store has an extra “Special Offer from T-Mobile” and lists the Nexus 4 on a two-year agreement for just $199. It’s peculiar that this same … [read full article]

Qualcomm LTE Chip Uncovered Through Nexus 4 Teardown, Still Can’t Use It

Note: Yes, that’s my review unit Nexus 4 which just arrived, expects full thoughts later or tomorrow and a full review next week after the holiday! Also, Windows Phone 8X and Lumia 810 reviews coming soon as well! The wondrous folks at iFixit have performed yet another teardown of a newly released gadget and found some interesting results with the Nexus 4. According to the iFixit results, LG and Google did outfit the newest Nexus device with a … [read full article]

Play Store, T-Mobile Nexus 4 Orders Backordered As Much As Three Weeks?

For those who ordered the Nexus in the last 24 hours, I’d keep an eye on your inbox as emails are going out en masse alerting at least some individuals that their orders are delayed. There doesn’t seem to be any indicators as to which orders are being delayed, only that the delay is expected to take around three weeks. The email itself not only applies to some T-Mobile orders, but … [read full article]

PSA: Sorry Everyone, No Wi-Fi Calling On The Nexus 4

In the hopes of clarifying a bit of confusion and concern I see in the comments, I’ve reached out to T-Mobile to confirm that there will be no Wi-Fi calling on the Nexus 4. Now, odds are greatly in favor of this not being a T-Mobile decision anyway as a Nexus device generally doesn’t receive any carrier input. Therefore, T-Mobile likely had zero input in the manufacturing of the device and couldn’t … [read full article]

Google Head Of Android User Experience Explains The Lack Of SD Cards For Nexus Devices

Google’s head of Android user experience, Matias Duarte is engaging Google+ users with some in-depth answers to pressing questions about the Nexus and Android experience. As of this writing, he’s still taking questions and there’s no shortage of discussion on the answers he’s already provided. So far, we’re taking a look at why there are no SD cards in Nexus devices and why on-screen buttons are consistent in Jelly Bean? We’ll continue updating … [read full article]