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Coby starts rolling out Android 4.1 update for selected tablets

Budget tablet maker Coby has quietly started rolling out Android 4.1 software updates for some of its tablets including the Coby Kyros MID 7022 and Coby Kyros MID 8127. As far as I can tell, that makes Coby the first Android device maker other than Google to push Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to users. Up […]

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Acer Iconia Tab A110 7 inch tablet may ship with Android 4.1

Acer’s next 7 inch tablet could ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software. Acer first introduced the Iconia Tab A110 at Computex in June, and at the time it was running Android 4.0. But a new product listing at shows the Iconia Tab A110 with Android 4.1 software. There’s no price or ship date […]

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CyanogenMod 10 (Android 4.1) preview for Allwinner A10 devices

Developer Christian Troy has ported an early build of CyanogenMod 10 to run on devices with Allwinner A10 processors, bringing Android 4.1 to dozens of tablets and a few other devices. The Allwinner A10 processor is an inexpensive ARM Cortex-A8 single core processor that’s proven popular with budget Android device makers. It’s shown up in […]

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HP TouchPad gets Android 4.1 with unofficial CyanogenMod 10 build

The HP TouchPad may not have had much success as a webOS tablet, but it’s turning out to be a very versatile Android tablet. It’s been about a year since HP discontinued the TouchPad, started selling off remaining inventory for as little as $99, and hackers started figuring out how to run Android on the […]

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How to change the Nexus 7 user interface to full tablet mode

The Google Nexus 7 tablet has a user interface that looks like a cross between the Google Android UI for smartphones and tablets. With Android 3.0 through Android 4.0, things were pretty clear-cut: If you had a phone, the notification area was at the top of the screen and you couldn’t rotate the home screen. […]

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CyanogenMod 10 (Android 4.1) ported to the Dell Streak 7

The Dell Streak 7 may be discontinued. But that hasn’t stopped independent developers from keeping the 7 inch tablet’s software up to date. There’s already an unofficial build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Dell Streak 7. When Dell launched the Streak 7 in early 2011, it was one of the first tablets available […]

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Android 4.1 for the Motorola XOOM coming soon

The Motorola XOOM isn’t officially a Google Nexus device, but it’s the next best thing. It was the first tablet to launch with Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb last year, and it’s been one of the first devices to receive virtually every major Android update since then. Now Google is getting ready to roll out Android […]

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Android 4.1 coming soon to MIPS-based devices

ARM-based processors may dominate the Android space right now. But Google’s mobile operating system can also run on phones, tablets, and other devices with x86 or MIPS-based processors. We’ve seen a number of low-cost MIPs-based products running Android 4.0 including the iPPea $50 PC-on-a-stick and $100 Ainol Novo 7 tablet. Now Computer World reports that […]

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to Transformer Pad, NOOK Tablet, HD2

It’s been less than a week since Google released the source code for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean — and independent developers have been hard at work, bringing Google’s latest software to existing devices including the Acer Iconia Tab A500 and Amazon Kindle Fire. Now there are early builds of Jelly Bean for a few more […]