Tag Archive: System


Android is still the top mobile operating system in the US, as it increases its lead over Apple’s iOS

Android is still the top mobile operating system in the US, as it increases its lead over Apple’s iOS

If there was still anyone who thought that the battle for supremacy in the United States mobile OS  [Read More…]

System update rolling out for the Acer Iconia, brings a market update and improved UI speed

Acer Iconia

The Acer Iconia A500 is getting a pretty widespread system update this evening — actually it’s getting two.  Users are reporting that they receive the first (7.014.01), and it’s quickly followed by version7.014.02.  Both are small (less than 10MB) files, and neither are Ice Cream Sandwich.  What the updates are bringing is welcome though, namely a change to the latest 3.4.4 version of the Android Market and it’s corresponding widget, and improved  [Read More…]

Galaxy Nexus boot, recovery and system dumps now available

Android Central

Following on from yesterday’s root-based escapades, MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien has uploaded the boot and recovery images from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, along with a full (non-odexed) system dump from the device. While all three files should be of interest to Android hackers and developers, the system image in particular should be a great source for anyone looking to pillage ringtones, graphics or live wallpapers for use on other phones.

Paul points out  [Read More…]

Cadillac unveils its Cadillac CUE infotainment system; we take it for a spin

Youtube link for mobile viewing

Cadillac took the wraps off of its new Cadillac CUE infotainment system on Tuesday in San Diego. We’re not, strictly speaking, looking at an Android product here. (Though it does run Linux, so that’s close enough, right?) But it absolutely concerns your Android smartphone on a couple of levels.

Cadillac CUE — that stands for Cadillac User Experience — is a gorgeous in-dash and in-console experience. On the dash side, you have a  [Read More…]

Nexus Prime, HTC Vigor, Droid HD arrive in Verizon’s Cellebrite system

nexus-prime-cellebrite

Verizon’s most anticipated phones have at last shown up in black and green on Cellebrite.

Unfortunately that doesn’t reveal any specific new information about the devices, other than the fact that they do exist. It does at least put a range on their release date, as typically devices that appear in Cellebrite make their way to stores between a week and a month and a half after they are first seen.  [Read More…]

Android selected to power Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner entertainment system

Boeing

Boeing has chosen Android to power the in-flight entertainment system of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. For other aircraft, airlines are able to choose their own entertainment contracts, but the 787 will feature a package deal to save costs.

The inflight entertainment system will feature music, videos and apps that will run on screens ranging from 7- 17 inches. This is a big win for Android as it will see further expansion on all airlines  [Read More…]

Google Places mistakenly lists open businesses as shutdown after jerks game the system

google-places

One of the primary reasons people use Google Places is to discover points of interest when on the go. How interesting would it be if you knew that some locations don’t appear in Places because they are mistakenly marked as out of business?

A New York Times report covers a few curious cases in which businesses that  [Read More…]