Subject: Mobile | December 3, 2012 - 03:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: jelly bean, flash, galaxy nexus, CyanogenMod, mod, Android
If you were an early adopter and now have an aging Android tablet which is not being supported by the manufacturer, or at least they are very slow at releasing updates, you can always try flashing it with a custom ROM. The Tech Report tried this out on a Galaxy Nexus using a ROM from CyanogenMod, a fairly well known provider of such things. While it certainly improved the performance of the OS, there were several issues including the failure of GPS which prompted them to try out other ROMs. Head on over to read up on the most current images you can flash to, their providers and the difference between the two types of ROMs currently available.
"In his latest blog post, TR's Geoff Gasior recounts his experience trying to revitalize an aging Android tablet with custom Jelly Bean ROMs."
Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:
- SUS Zenbook UX51Vz-DH71 Review @ TechReviewSource
- Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 Review @ TechReviewSource
- HP EliteBook 2170p Ultraportable @ AnandTech
- ASUS S56C Ultrabook @ Tweaktown
- Acer Aspire S7-391-6810 Review @ TechReviewSource
- Kobo Glo @ The Register
- BlackBerry 10: AWESOME. If the hardware matches it, RIM jobs are safe @ The Register
- ARM Cortex-A15 vs. NVIDIA Tegra 3 vs. Intel x86 @ Phoronix
- Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Mobile OS @ Tweaktown
- Mophie Juice Pack Battery Case For Galaxy S III Review @ Legit Reviews
- Apple iPad Keyboard Folio Round-up @ TechSpot
- Huawei Ascend G330 @ The Inquirer
- Google/LG Nexus 4 @ Tweaktown
- Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8 Review @ HardwareHeaven
- LG Optimus L5 Smartphone @ Tweaktown
- Google Nexus 4 @ The Inquirer
- Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Smartphone Review @ Legit Reviews
Subject: Mobile | July 7, 2012 - 07:44 AM | Tim Verry
Tagged: universal search, patents, injunction, google, galaxy nexus, apple, Android
Over the past couple of weeks, Apple and Samsung have been battling it out in court as Apple tries to get US sales of the Galaxy Nexus banned over an Apple universal search patent. We are not much for patent news here, but this has been one case that everyone seems to be following. Samsung has managed to get a stay on the injunction against its Galaxy Nexus smartphone – at least until Apple formally responds to Samsung. From there, a judge will need to make the final call on whether the injunction will remain in effect during the trial or not. That should give the company a few days, at least.
Interestingly, Samsung also seems to be planning for the worst with an Over the Air (OTA) update planned that will prevent the search bar in Android from searching for files stored on the phone itself – you will still be able to search the Internet from it however. I’m rather surprised that Apple is going after Samsung so aggressively to begin with since it is one of the company’s major hardware partners (ie for iPad components). At this point, it’s a toss up as to who will win out in court, but I’m hoping that the user experience for mobile Android users will not have to suffer as a result of this bickering over a search box.
What do you think about the court battle? Who do you think is in the right? For reference, the Apple patent that the case centers around seems to be US 8,086,604.
Check out our Google I/O coverage for more photos of the new Nexus branded hardware!