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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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Hashcode’s Jelly Bean update for the Kindle Fire: Now with Netflix

Want to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on an Amazon Kindle Fire? You can. It’s an unofficial software update that’s not supported by Amazon — but once you’ve applied the update you can install the Amazon Kindle, MP3, and Appstore apps and use them alongside Google apps such as the Play Store, Gmail, and Google […]

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How to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Kindle Fire

The Amazon Kindle Fire ships with a custom version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread designed to run apps and access digital media from Amazon’s content store. But users have been hacking the Kindle Fire since the day it was released, convincing the $199 tablet to run a range of software including CyanogenMod 7, MIUI, and CyanogenMod […]

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Google begins rolling out Android 4.1, Google Now for Galaxy Nexus

A day after releasing the source code for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google is starting to push the new version of its mobile operating system to smartphones. Sometime in the next few days, owners of Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ phones should be prompted to install the update. That covers Galaxy Nexus smartphones that work on […]