Tag: jelly bean

Flash says goodbye to Android

Love Flash? Got apps and streaming TV players that depend on it? Well, don’t get comfy, because it’ll vanish later today. Even if you grab the APK, it won’t be supporting Jelly Bean. Adobe state that… Flash Player will not be supported on any Android version beyond 4.0.x. …

Chameleon Launcher Beta – Review

Over the last few months we have mentioned Chameleon Launcher quite a bit. From seeing the initial rumours on XDA, to seeing some concept drawings, a few leaked videos, the whole Kickstarter funding thing and then the whole “it’s available on the Play Store” thing most recently. You …

Samsung Galaxy S2 – Jelly Bean Alpha CM10

Ever since Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) was announced, I hoped it would be successfully ported to my beloved Galaxy S2. There are rumours that Samsung is working on an official version, which could be out by Christmas. If you cant wait that long, the amazing TeamHacksung Devs over …

Get that Jelly Bean Feel easily

This weekend I met a guy called Graham Smith. He’s a logo, icon designer and all-round top bloke. He pointed me at Holo Launcher HD – a free Android app for giving your handset that “Jelly Bean look”. It’s more than just a skin though. This has a …

Galaxy S3 to get Jelly Bean in September?

A post over at Sam Mobile claims to have learned of the timescales Samsung currently have in mind for updating devices such as the Galaxy S3 and S2 and also the Galaxy Note. The post gives the following timescales Galaxy S III – End Q3 begin Q4Galaxy …

Google Nexus 7 review – Final Conclusion

By now you will have hopefully read our selection of reviews for the Nexus 7. General consensus is that it is a great piece of kit. Jelly Bean is great. People are just going to go mad buying these. Amazon are screwed unless the next Kindle Fire is …

Google Nexus tablet group review – Video Comparisons

We have written a lot about the Nexus 7 recently, we have looked at every aspect of the device and even took looked at how to hack the thing as well. But how does it compare to other devices? It has been well documented that Google are not …

Google Nexus 7 review – Software

Software review (by Ravi Patel) I’m here to put a slight downer on things. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Nexus 7. Pound for pound it could very well be the best gadget ever. But it isn’t perfect (what is?) and I wanted to point out some …

Google Nexus 7 review – Photo special

We have talked quite a bit today about the Nexus 7, we have looked at every possible aspect of it & we have compared it on video to whatever other tablets we could get our hands on. One thing we haven’t looked at is some pictures of the …

Google Nexus 7 review – Hardware, Design and Performance

Continuing the Coolsmartphone group review of the Nexus 7 tablet. Now we have Stephen and Garry covering the hardware side of things. Nexus 7 Hardware & Design (by Stephen Murray) Well, where do I begin…? Maybe the bit I found most surprising. The Nexus 7 is light, it …

Google Nexus 7 review – Introduction

It is now time for us at Coolsmartphone to review the Google / Asus Nexus 7 tablet. Over the years we have been sent devices for review, we have blagged devices from suppliers for review and heaven forbid we have even bought devices ourselves for review. With this …

Jelly Bean arriving on the Motorola Xoom

We’ve just had a message from “Ragu” who tells us that his Motorola Xoom has just received the Android Jelly Bean update. He’s converted his UK Xoom to a US build and the update arrived promptly this morning. The 79MB over-the-air update includes a smarter keyboard, Google Now, …

[GUIDE] Hacking the Nexus 7 – Rooting and Flashing Roms

ROOTING There are a lot of all in one tools around that you can use to root your device but I find it more helpful if you do it manually, this also helps you get a better understanding of what is going on in the process. Admittedly it’s …

[ROOT] App DataSync

For those of us lucky enough to own more than one android device, you’ll love this app What does it do? Its like TitaniumBackup where it will take a backup of not just your app/game but will also save the data of said app/game So what’s the difference …

ZTE N880E gets upgraded to Jelly Bean in China

Powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the new ZTE N880E has a 4″ WVGA capacitive screen, 1GHz CPU, 4GB of memory and a 3.2 megapixel camera. The usual GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth fun is chucked in but, despite what you may read elsewhere, this isn’t a new phone. …

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) will arrive on the One X and One S

The HTC One X. You probably read our review and bought one. It’s a great phone, just like the One S (above), but until today we couldn’t be sure that Android 4.1 was going to be available for these handsets. Luckily Jeff Gordon, HTC’s Global Online Communications Manager, …

Nexus S Jelly Bean Update for The Less Brave

We reported recently that if you’re brave you could go the XDA Developers and download a ported ROM to your Nexus S, but it was potentially buggy. Well, now the official update is rolling out over the air (OTA) to the less brave owners. The vanilla flavour of …

Jelly Bean arriving on Galaxy Nexus devices through Vodafone

Vodafone customers! Come close! If you bought the Galaxy Nexus it’s probably worth checking for updates. The all-new Android Jelly Bean has arrived and we’ve had people upgrading this morning. Jelly Bean, aka Android 4.1, has a smooth interface (codenamed “Project Butter”), Android Beam for NFC transfers, an …