“Less is more” may be the mantra for Android 4.3. The software has leaked out for a few Google devices and most of the features appear to be back-end improvements. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Yes, there’s a new Nexus 4, but don’t get that excited just yet. The only difference is a fresh coat of paint: LG announced the Nexus 4 White, which loses the black back and side.
What can a pair of Google engineers do with their technical prowess at home? Create an Android app that controls a lawn watering system through an Arduino board and the web!
The latent LTE radio in T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 2 handset makes more sense now: The company has an update that enables the faster broadband speeds, just in time for the new network. Google’s Nexus 4 also has hidden LTE capabilities. Hmm….
Tired of seeing that “sold out” note on the Google Nexus 4 purchase page? You may not see it for much longer according to LG, which is ramping up production of the Android smartphone.
The Nearly New program offers barely-used smartphones at cut-rate prices. It’s available to contract users, but pre-pay customers are the main focus – post-Nexus 4, is this the new battleground?
Don’t think that wireless NFC tags are just for mobile payments. You can do practically anything with them if you know how to program them with small bits of data. Some free apps make this easy and I’m already on the NFC bandwagon at home.
I tend to upgrade my Nexus phone every other year. Is the Nexus 4 good enough to change my mind and cause me to upgrade from the Galaxy Nexus in just a year? There are many reasons to say yes, even without LTE support.
Although Hurricane Sandy put the kibosh on Google’s Android event this week, the company still introduced the Nexus 4 smartphone. My first impressions show some nice evolution from last year’s Galaxy Nexus, including more memory and a slimmer form-factor at the same price or lower.
This week in Android seemed more a precursor to next week than anything else. This coming Monday’s Google event isn’t likely to hold many surprises as the result of various leaks such as the Nexus 10 tablet and more details of the Nexus 4 smartphone.