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Google (GOOG) rolls out Android 4.2.1 update to give you December back. Android 4.2 was missing whole month of December, and it had lots of other bugs too. Android 4.2.1 update is only a minor update. Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 users have reported of getting the update, according to XDA-developers forum. There’s no report on what other fixes the update will bring, other than December. Check out your Nexus device if you have update waiting.
Source: XDA-Developers (forum)
HTC has already launched two high-end smartphones in different regions, J Butterfly in Japan and DROID DNA in U.S. Now according to HTC’s Germany spokesperson, HTC won’t launch it’s high-end end smartphone in Europe, and by high-end smartphone i mean DROID DNA. There was no specific reason that why HTC won’t launch DROID DNA in Europe, although there’s a chance that it will be launched in different name(gosh it must be hard to be HTC now).
HTC DROID DNA is packed with amazing 5-inch Full HD 1080p display with screen resolution of 1,920-by-1080, and the pixel density of 441 per inch. Under the hood, DROID DNA has quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM and 8MP camera on the back.
TonisTechBlog will keep you updated on this one when there’s more info.
Source: HTC Germany Facebook
Samsung has just announced that it’s 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 has sold now 5 million units worldwide. Seems that demand for the 5.5-inch Note 2 is high, and there’s no signs of slowing down. Samsung’s “phablet” just came out in US, and it’s been a hit ever since. Apple has also added Galaxy Note 2 in their lawsuit against Samsung. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 might not be as big hit as it’s smaller brother Galaxy S3, but 5 million units sold is amazing achievement.
Three UK is going to be the second carrier in UK to get Google’s highly anticipated Nexus 4 Android handset. Nexus 4 runs Android 4.2 and it will be available starting on December 13th on Three, you can get it either £35/month contract with upfront payment of £29 on the One Plan, or pre-paid fro £399,99.
Nexus 4 was launched about month ago and ever since it’s been a huge success, and Google is having difficulties to supply the handset. Although there’s now reports that that shipping times has improved. So if you’re using Three and looking for new smartphone, and if you like that pure Android experience, i suggest you to wait until December 13th and the go and buy Nexus 4.
Do you want 4G on your new Nexus 4 handset? It’s all now possible, but you need to move to Canada. Several Telus users have found out and demonstrated that it’s possible to get 4G download speeds in Canada with minor tweak. All you need to do is own a Nexus 4, live in Canada and get access to test menu by dialing “*#*#4636#*”.
When you get access to that menu, you’ll be able to select either LTE in it’s own, or mix of LTE, GSM and CDMA. According to video you see below the Nexus 4 then taps into your carrier’s LTE network if Band 4 is available. It seems to be working only in Band 4 area and not in Band 17 which is more common. But yeah if you want to get 4G LTE on to your Nexus 4, you might check the video below.
Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update startet to roll out yesterday for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in France, and today Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean arrives to Vodafone branded Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The update is only available for Vodafone branded Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in Spain, Greece, Italy, Germany, Romania and Slovenia. If you have the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and it’s Vodafone branded the update is available via OTA and KIES.
Product code: GT-P3100ZWAOMN (Vodafone)
CSC: P3100VFGCLK1 (Vodafone)
There’s some good news for Samsung (005930) Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Wi-Fi version users, as from today it will start to receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Updates stars from France, and they advance from there to other regions. The update will be available via KIES and also via over-the-air (OTA) update and the build number is XXCLK5.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 bringing Google OS’s new features to it, including Project Butter, Google Now and many more new features. You can update your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 by heading to Settings–>About device–>Software updates.