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Nexus followers will love the new Android JB 4.2.2 binaries for different devices. Google is definitely showing its support for its Nexus Devices and is also planning to push to Android Open-Source Project or AOSP.


Although the latest Jelly Bean has been out since February, not many devices were fully compatible with it and the release of these binaries will open doors for many Nexus users such as the Nexus, 4, 7, 10 and the Nexus S to fully use and optimize the AOSP.


Other devices such as the Galaxy Nexus (on Verizon) and the Motorola Xoom will also be able to enjoy the latest JB by using these proprietary binaries.


So if you are someone who does not like changing devices all the time trust that these devices will always be taken care of and updated by Google and these just might be the Android devices that you are looking for.

 

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For some period of time, there have been ongoing speculations about the benefits of BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Spec. A long list of gadgets which can benefit from this spec has been put forward. It is unfortunate to note as matter of fact that while most of the modern flagship devices have the required hardware Android OS has languished without official support by Google.


Most leading OEMs have managed to build their proprietary energy efficient protocol versions. However, until at the moment, only Motorola features access to API that is freely shared. However, that is deemed to change because Samsung is in the process of taking Bluetooth Low Energy SDK to the public. From the time they built their own customized frameworks, both Samsung and HTC have required the developers to submit apps for SDKs access. While this procedure is not new for the medium or large software companies, it seems unconventional for the hobbyists and solo developers.


Link: developer.samsung.com


 



It seems Google is taking it competitors head on with a plan to open a retail shop to feature its Nexus devices. According to a buzz based on the 9 to 5 Google publication, its retail stores will open in major cities in the US and could potentially give Apple and Microsoft a run for their money.


Google is quite lagging behind other major smart phone competitors in the sense that it does not have flagship stores like Apple does and only has small shops in airports, etc. Because of this, distribution of the Nexus devices is concentrated in a few key areas. Google retail shops could potentially increase their sales and popularize Nexus devices and penetrate markets that are less reticent to Google smartphones.


This will be a major step for Google who has seen Apple build many stores around the world and showcase its products and services.


source: 9to5google



Looking to get a ticket to the hottest tech event to happen this year? Google has already released a save-the-date for their developer conference and tickets are expected to sell out (if they haven't already been) in a very little time. March 13th is the start of the registration for this dream conference for developers.


No word yet on how many people will be allowed to attend the Google I/O 2013 but many people from around the world are hoping they could each get a ticket that cost $900 each.


Last year, free useful hardware was given away to attendees, so it will actually pay off to attend the event.


Some of those that are expected to be announced and discussed are the Motorola X phone, which is a joint project by Google and the said company. It is said that the phone will be truly groundbreaking. Also the Android update to Key Lime Pie, full Google Glass specs and the successor of the Nexus 7 might also be announced.

 

Link: Google iO

 

 



The AOK Project updates the latest Android version's ROM and fixes bugs and supports as much as possible most features of the other previous ROM versions. You will find that updating to this version with your supported phone will be easy and seamless.


This version offers a better camera application that feature HD recording and photo editing. The latest Android also provides system and network improvements and allows your device to recognize others. The addition new features for Google Now is also much talked about. If you want to know more, see the official change log for the latest Jelly Bean.


Aside from those found in the change log, new handsets will also be able to enjoy these new features and the list just keeps on growing. AT&T's HTC One XL, Motorola Droids 3, 4, RAZR, Bionic and Sprint's Galaxy Nexus are all supported devices of the AOKP ROM.


You will need Google apps zip to flash and the Android Open Kang team suggests that you full wipe data prior to updating, so you will not get stuck to boot.


Link: http://aokp.co/release-jb-mr1-build-4/

Source: androidauthority


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