Posts Tagged ‘Jelly Bean’
I want the Wikipad already!
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2013 03:51 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 28 February 2013 03:51
Last year the Wikipad was announced and I was instantly intrigued. A 10″ Android gaming tablet with an attachable controller? What’s not to love, right? The tablet was supposed to launch last fall but the company decided to re-approach the drawing board and bring us something sleeker and more affordable.
The new Wikipad is a smooth 7″ tablet now and will be a pocket friendly $249. The controller is still customer built to turn the pad into a cooler looking and more fun version of the Wii U gamepad. tucked inside in the sexy 7″ body will be a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 16GB of on-board storage with the ability to 32GB more via a MicroSD slot and Android 4.1 a.k.a. Jelly Bean for on the go computing. Heck the pad is even going to have Onlive support!
The lead in image above shows just how much nicer looking the smaller form factor is and how sweet games will look on it. I personally can’t wait to play Grand Theft Auto III on the Wikipad. My geek gut says the Wikipad is a will have gadget.
For your geeky viewing, I enclosed the latest press release. Hit the break to peep it. Now to just wait for Spring for it to drop.
30 devices losing CyanogenMod support.
Last Updated on Thursday, 2 August 2012 08:47 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 2 August 2012 08:47
A smattering of users running older devices are getting the sad news that their trusted electronic pal won’t be on the love train of CyanogenMod past 7.x. The team has found these old school units wouldn’t be capable of CM 9 or beyond, they most likely would end up breaking Android’s Compatibility Test Suite. Why is this bad? Well glad you asked since the hard working team explains:
“The CTS is used by device manufacturers to ensure that their changes to Android source do not break Android API, platform and other standards. This, in turn, brings stability to the Play Store for app developers. Breaking CTS would lead to a bad and inconsistent experience for app devs, which in turn would lead to a bad experience for you guys as users. If CyanogenMod was perceived to be blatantly violating CTS, developers could eventually blacklist CyanogenMod users from using their apps (or worse, Google could blacklist CyanogenMod from the Play Store altogether). No one would win by going down that path.”
Got it? Good. The list is comprised of phones at least a year and a half old or low cost\low end phones. Good news is, some of you should be able to upgrade to a swell super phone! More good news – Team Cyanogen could come back to these puppies if there comes a way to get CM 9 or 10 or whatever they’re on without breaking CTS. It’s a possibility, highly unlikely but still, it’s there.
Curious if your phone is on the list? Hit the break for it in its bullet pointed splendor!
Tech roundup: I/O, synthetic implants, and infinite capacity wireless vortex beams
Last Updated on Monday, 2 July 2012 09:59 Written by Ty Abonil Monday, 2 July 2012 01:00
It’s been an action-packed week, for sure. The Moscone Center was home to some pretty cool announcements from Google at their annual developer conference.
Hit the break for a tech and science roundup, including highlights from I/O and the viral Google Glass demo video which sets the bar high for future tech demos- sky high.
Google I/O Keynote Wrap up: Jelly Bean, Q, Nexus 7 and more!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:44 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:44
It’s that time of year again, when Google drops more Android love on to the masses. Google I/O has started and have we already seen some wonderful new toys. Not just content with officially announcing the next Android OS, 4.1 a.k.a Jelly Bean, the company also spilled the beans on their new hardware. More Nexus goodies are inbound, including the Nexus Q.
The next OS upgrade is built to run faster and smoother with the announced “Project Butter”. PB but no J is a new processing framework that can deliver 60fps of speed with the CPU and GPU working in tandem. With that harmonious union, scrolling and transitions are going to be much faster, fast enough for users to see and feel the difference. Google is tweaking the voice input, supporting offline voice to text as well as 18 new input languages.
The already slick notification center is getting a revamp, granting developers more APIs and even lumping messages from certain apps together. Android users can also have more control with their notifications, like instantly calling back a missed call or emailing contacts. Widgets are smarter now, they slide out-of-the-way to make room for new ones and automatically re-size if they’re too big. The camera app is getting some new tweaks, swipe to view snapped pics, trash the ones you hate and even share your faves.
Hit the break for even more Google goodness…