Android 4.3 Jelly Bean just spilled out Wednesday, but Sony has already lined up the devices slated to receive Google's latest update.
Sony's Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP, and Xperia Z Ultra were confirmed as some of the recipients for Android 4.3, according to a Thursday press release. An ellipsis after Xperia Z Ultra suggests that other devices may also be in line.
No launch date was revealed for the Android 4.3 updates. Sony is still busy rolling out Android 4.2 to certain devices, such as the Xperia … Read more
The new Nexus 7 may offer a sneak preview of the Retina display on a rumored update to the iPad Mini.
Google's 7-inch tablet's 1,920x1,200 display is not unlike what is expected to appear on the iPad Mini Retina, Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch told CNET.
In short, the Nexus 7 boasts a pixel density of 323 pixels per inch -- one the highest yet for a tablet. That's almost exactly the same density of the 2,048x1,536 display expected to appear on the 7.9-inch iPad Mini Retina.
And Shim says … Read more
It's finally here. The new Nexus 7, Google's update to its flagship tablet, was officially revealed today during a San Francisco press conference.
While the name remains unchanged, the new Nexus 7 does have a few differences from its predecessor.
Namely, Google emphasizes its ultracrisp 1080p HD display, which boasts an impressive 323 pixels per inch. It's also equipped with a rear-facing camera, a slimmer profile, and 4G LTE capabilities.
Last year's Nexus 7 kicked off the small-tablet movement and predated the iPad Mini, with an aggressive price and comfortable design, but a set of features that were slightly bare-bones (no rear camera). The iPad Mini offered a deeper feature set, but the new Nexus 7 has taken the lead -- at least, on paper -- once again.
Screen The new Nexus 7 has a 1,920x1,200-pixel 16:10 7-inch display, whereas the iPad Mini has a larger 4:3, 7.9-inch display at only 1,024x768 pixels. The iPad Mini's screen was bigger and better than … Read more
Android 4.3 isn't a big enough upgrade to the Android software to get its own dessert name, but that doesn't mean Google fans won't be clamoring for it. So which devices will get the new release of software first?
The software, announced Wednesday at a special Google event in San Francisco, will ship with the newly updated Nexus 7. The software will also be coming to older Google Nexus devices.
Starting Wednesday, the original Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, along with Google's Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus smartphones, will get the upgrades over the … Read more
The next edition of Google's Nexus 7 tablet will outdo the current model with a speedier processor and two cameras, at least according to a photo served up by Engadget.
An image showing alleged product details for the much-rumored new Nexus 7 spills more than a few beans. Manufactured by Asus, the 7-inch tablet will reportedly come with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the next flavor of Android still not yet officially announced. A quad-core 1.5GHz processor will fuel the new Nexus, which will sport two cameras -- a 5-megapixel shooter in back and a 1.2-megapixel one … Read more
A Google+ user who bought a Nexus 4 off Craigslist reportedly discovered that the device was actually running the long-rumored, but as-yet-announced Android 4.3.
Jeff Williams, who claims to have purchased the Nexus 4 a couple of weeks ago from a Google employee, posted a screenshot of his Android version to Google+. That image shows Android version 4.3 and build number JWR66N.
Not long after he discovered that Android 4.3 was running on the device, a backup of the operating system cropped up on the XDA Developers site. Other Android users who were able to extract a … Read more
Put this in the radical rumor file. Apple has decided to delay the iPhone 5S in order to switch to a larger screen size, say Asia-sourced reports.
Apple will delay the release of the iPhone 5S in order to give it time to make a switch to a larger screen size, according to a report from BrightWire News, citing sources at suppliers. Commercial Times, via Bloomberg, is also reporting the rumor.
Apple has decided to up the screen size from 4 inches to 4.3 inches, the report claimed.
"[Apple] halted processor production for [the] iPhone 5S in May,&… Read more