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Android this week: Chrome updated; MWC previewed; free 50 GB from Box

gigaom.com
Google Chrome for Android arrived earlier this month and this week, it saw its first software update. The browser for Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 4.0, devices gained a few new features, some bug fixes and availability in more countries; the complete list of supported regions is here. But some...
Android this week: Chrome updated; MWC previewed; free 50 GB from Box

Refresh Roundup: week of April 22nd, 2013

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of April 22nd, 2013

Verizon Galaxy S III has locked bootloader (but it's been rooted anyway)

www.engadget.com
Based on Samsung's hacker-friendly track record, you'd generally expect one of it smartphones to come with an unlocked bootloader, making it easy to update or tweak with unofficial ROMs. That's not the case with Verizon's imminent version of the Galaxy S III, however. As the folk at XDA know...
Verizon Galaxy S III has locked bootloader (but it's been rooted anyway)

Refresh Roundup: week of December 24th, 2012

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of December 24th, 2012

Updated Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean binaries added to AOSP

www.engadget.com
CDMA variants are, invariably, the redheaded stepchildren of the Nexus line. That is to say, those units nearly always trail behind their GSM counterparts where updates and official support are concerned. But it appears Google's picking up the pace, having just released the latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (JRO03H)...
Updated Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean binaries added to AOSP

Refresh Roundup: week of February 13th, 2012

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of February 13th, 2012

Visualized: Android's device diversity cut up into 3,997 little pieces

www.engadget.com
Some call it diversity, some call it fragmentation. However you slice it, there's a lot of Android devices out there. OpenSignalMaps has tracked a staggering 3,997 unique phones, tablets and other Google-powered gadgets, and has put them into a chart weighted by popularity. Not surprisingly, it's powerhouses like Samsung's...
Visualized: Android's device diversity cut up into 3,997 little pieces

Samsung coughs up source code for AT&T and T-Mobile Galaxy S IIIs

www.engadget.com
We've gotta hand it to Sammy, the company has been pretty good at releasing source code for its handsets in a timely manner. Just a few days ahead of the launch of the SGH-I747M and SGH-T999V (the Galaxy S III on AT&T and T-Mobile, respectively) Samsung Mobile has let...
Samsung coughs up source code for AT&T and T-Mobile Galaxy S IIIs

Refresh Roundup: week of November 19th, 2012

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of November 19th, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III bootloader for Verizon can now be unlocked: take that, Big Red

www.engadget.com
If you're hot and bothered by the Galaxy S III on Verizon and have a burning desire to get your grubby little mitts on some custom ROMs and kernels, then rejoice, because you'll no longer have to plunk down $600 on the Developer Edition to partake in the fun....
Samsung Galaxy S III bootloader for Verizon can now be unlocked: take that, Big Red

UCWeb, Browser To China and India's Millions, Seeks a Foot in Western Markets

techcrunch.com
Not a household name quite yet in Western markets, China’s UCWeb — a mobile browser that has attracted a whopping 200 million monthly active users mostly in Asia — is looking to become one on this side of the Pacific. And it may be eyeing an IPO in a year...
UCWeb, Browser To China and India's Millions, Seeks a Foot in Western Markets
Sony continues support for Android developers with tool to restore devices to stock

Refresh Roundup: week of December 17th, 2012

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of December 17th, 2012

Refresh Roundup: week of June 10th, 2013

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of June 10th, 2013

Install Android to breath new life into your HP TouchPad

www.extremetech.com
Whether you bought a TouchPad at a firesale price after HP abandoned ship (like me), or for full price after being impressed by WebOS (like my mom), you’re probably getting increasingly frustrated with the lack of applications and HP’s abandoning of the platform. Unless you’re running Android, that is. Increasingly...
Install Android to breath new life into your HP TouchPad

HTC confirms One X multitasking tweaks in Sense 4

www.engadget.com
There's been quite a bit of brouhaha over at xda-developers lately about changes HTC's made to the way multitasking behaves on the One X compared to stock Ice Cream Sandwich. We're not just talking about obvious UI differences here -- Sense 4's horizontal, card-like arrangement vs. Android 4.0's default...
HTC confirms One X multitasking tweaks in Sense 4

Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition for Verizon Wireless now available to order

www.engadget.com
Ever since the bootloader of the Galaxy S III for Verizon Wireless was cracked wide open, there's much less of a clamor for the Developer Edition of the handset from Samsung. That said, the unsubsidized smartphone is now available to purchase -- for backorder, anyway -- directly from the...
Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition for Verizon Wireless now available to order

HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Incredible 2 go back to the future with leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs

www.engadget.com
Looks like some HTC oldies are in store for Android OS goodies -- unofficially. Though Verizon's yet to publicly confirm availability, it does appear Droid Incredible 2 and Thunderbolt owners (like this sorry bastard) are in store for a very real Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. Two deodexed ROMs based...
HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Incredible 2 go back to the future with leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs

OTA Update Center encourages PC-free upgrades for custom Android ROMs

www.engadget.com
Over-the-air firmware updates are mainstays for most smartphone platforms, but custom ROM builders have rarely had such a luxury, even with Android. The OTA Update Center wants to shoulder that noble burden. Along with simply hosting the updates to prevent outrageous bandwidth bills, the Center enables everything an Android...
OTA Update Center encourages PC-free upgrades for custom Android ROMs

Refresh Roundup: week of October 29th, 2012

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of October 29th, 2012

My First Bite Of Froyo Is Tasty

jkontherun.com
I’m sitting in the Philadelphia International Airport with a delay on my way to San Fran — tomorrow I’ll be speaking on a panel at the Netbook Summit — so now’s a good time to share some thoughts on Android 2.2, aka: Froyo. James offered up a video look and...
My First Bite Of Froyo Is Tasty

Refresh Roundup: week of September 24th, 2012

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of September 24th, 2012

That was quick: How to root and unlock the Nexus 7

gigaom.com
Google is just starting to get its new Nexus 7 tablet in the hands of customers and already there’s a documented method to get hacking on the small slate. Liliputing offers up a step-by-step list to root the device, unlock the bootloader so you can install custom software and also...
That was quick: How to root and unlock the Nexus 7

Refresh Roundup: week of October 1st, 2012

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of October 1st, 2012

SwitchMe brings makeshift guest account to Android root users

www.engadget.com
Wouldn't it be absolutely splendid if you could hand your phone over to a friend (or complete stranger) without fear of them mucking up your system or digging into your personal bits? Yes, we'd absolutely love to see guest accounts become standard issue on all handsets, but until that...
SwitchMe brings makeshift guest account to Android root users

Refresh Roundup: week of February 11th, 2013

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of February 11th, 2013

Refresh Roundup: week of June 25th, 2012

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of June 25th, 2012

Refresh Roundup: week of April 15th, 2013

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of April 15th, 2013

Samsung working on fix for 'sudden death' bug affecting some Galaxy S III owners

www.engadget.com
If you own a Galaxy S III that appears to have suffered some form of cardiac arrest, failing suddenly for no apparent reason, Samsung is aware of the problem, and is working on a fix. The issue, being referred to in the forums as "sudden death," seems to be...
Samsung working on fix for 'sudden death' bug affecting some Galaxy S III owners

Refresh Roundup: week of December 3rd, 2012

www.engadget.com
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of December 3rd, 2012
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