After the leaked firmware for the Galaxy S III of yesterday, the upcoming Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ROM is now popping on Samsung for the Galaxy S II has also been leaked. The ROM is said to be very stable, which indicates it was in its final stages and that Samsung would probably start rolling it out soon.
Being a Jelly Bean ROM, it brings with it the usual Jelly Bean features, such as Project Butter and Google Now. You will also notice that the TouchWiz interface on the S II has been updated and is now identical to the one on the Galaxy S III and the Note II, down to the bloop bloop sound when you touch the screen. It also includes all the new features found on these phones, including Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up play.
Some of the Enhancements in the new Jelly Bean Update :
– Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
– New TouchWiz Nature UX (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
– Samsung’s Cloud services
– Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play Features
– New Widgets From the Galaxy S III
– 2 Home screen modes
– New Notifications bar
– Google Now
You can watch here the Update in action :
Since this is a pre-release version it won’t be completely bug free (then again, nothing is). As usual, you have to take the usual precautions before flashing it to your phone. If you think you’re up to it, head over to the source link below.
Source : SamMobile
Current Windows Phone 7 owners might have to wait until Q1 of next year to get their 7.8 update, but at least now we have some idea of what the update will bring. Microsoft officially promised a WP8-like start screen with resizable tiles, but leaked in-house training materials from Nokia give more details.
The lock screen will be customizable – users can pick an app to update the lockscreen periodically, something that sounds a lot like WP8’s Live Apps service.
Internet Explorer will be updated with enhanced security, but it seems like Windows Phone 7.8 will keep using IE9 and won’t get IE10. Another perk of the updated OS will be the MP3 editor that can be used to create ringtones out of songs. There will be more system colors available too, for a total of 20.
Phone makers will be adding their own touches to the 7.8 update. Nokia, for example, will add support for sharing media files over Bluetooth (for non-DRM protected files), update the Contacts Transfer app and enhance the ringtone editor.
Windows Phone Italy’s Facebook page also promised support for Rooms (a new feature in WP8), SmartGlass and Xbox Music.
We shouldn’t have to remind you that neither leaked training materials nor Facebook posts are particularly solid information, but until Microsoft officially spills the beans on the Windows Phone 7.8 changelog, it’s all we have to go on.
The Huawei W1 has a 4-inch WVGA screen, a 1.2GHz dual-core chipset with 512MB RAM, 5MP camera, and merely 4GB of on-board memory. The good thing about the storage however, is that Windows Phone 8 now allows expansion via a microSD card slot. A 2000mAh will power the handset, so there should be plenty of power to keep it going.
The Huawei W1 might be launched soon after the launch of Windows Phone 8 OS on October 29. And It should cost around $300, but so far rumors say it will only be available in China.
Via : evleaks (Twitter)
Reportedly, One lucky customer in Japan claims to have unexpectedly received a Google Nexus 7 loaded with more built-in storage with 32GB instead of the 16GB unit that was ordered. In top of that Google’s Jelly Bean-packing the new slate. Upon booting up his brand new Nexus 7 16GB model, the Japanese customer found out from the Settings menu that his model actually has 27GB of available storage.
The 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 was first hinted in a listing of a major retailer, but now we have a solid evidence of the device’s existence.
Via : Oppese