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Google releases Android 5.0.1 source code, factory images

About a month after releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has released the source code for Android 5.0.1. It’s a minor update that appears to be mostly aimed at fixing bugs in the initial release. There are also new factory images for the Google Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 10 tablets. Google hasn’t said […]

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Android 4.3 for the Google Nexus 4 leaked, you can install it now

Google is expected to introduce Android 4.3 soon, but if you have a Google Nexus 4 smartphone you can install an early build of the operating system now. A leaked build of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S4 hit the streets a few weeks ago. Now there’s a build available for Google’s […]

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Amazon updates Kindle Touch firmware, brings Paperwhite-style UI to discontinued eReader

Amazon has rolled out a software update for the Kindle Touch, bringing some of the features from the Kindle Paperwhite to folks still using Amazon’s first touchscreen Kindle eReader. Clearly the software update won’t bring a front-lit screen to the Kindle Touch, but it does give users new ways to navigate the home screen, book […]

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Update Google Nexus 7 to Android 4.1.2 without loosing root

Google recently started rolling out an Android 4.1.2 software update for the Google Nexus 7 tablet and some other devices including the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The update lets you view the home screen in landscape orientation on 7 inch tablets, and includes performance and stability improvements. But there’s one thing you might want to know […]

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Asus rolls out Android 4.1 for the Transformer Prime (in Sweden)

Asus started offering an Android 4.1 software update for the Transformer Pad TF300 tablet over a month ago. But the company still hasn’t widely released Android 4.1 for the Transformer Prime TF201 — a model with a faster processor and higher quality components which has actually been available even longer. Now it looks like Asus […]

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B&N releases Nook Tablet 1.4.3 software, breaks root (temporarily)

Barnes & Noble recently added over 100 comic book issues from DC comics to the NOOK Store, allowing NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet users to purchase and read Batman, Superman, and other comics on their tablets. The company also released a minor software update adding zoom view in comics and graphics novels, 2-page mode in […]

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B&N NOOK Tablet 1.4.1 update kills sideloading, lets you keep apps installed so far

Amazon isn’t the only company pushing out a software update that kills root access this week. Barnes & Noble has started rolling out version 1.4.1 of its software for the NOOK Tablet, and users that have rooted their $249 tablets are reporting that the update removes root access. It also removes the ability to sideload […]

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Amazon releases Kindle Fire 6.2.1 software, breaks root

Hackers have been tweaking the Amazon Kindle Fire ever since the $199 tablet started shipping in November. It’s turned out to be a surprisingly hacker-friendly device, and users have figured out how to root the tablet, install the Android Market, replace the operating system with CyanogenMod and make many other changes. But the latest Amazon […]

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Samsung TouchWiz update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 coming Aug 5th, here’s a preview

Samsung will begin rolling out a major software update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet on Friday, August 5th. The new software will bring the Samsung TouchWiz user interface to the 10 inch Android tablet, as well as a series of new apps for managing your social networks, purchasing music and movies, and finding a […]