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One of the biggest highlights coming out of this year’s Google I/O Conference was the announcement of the latest and greatest version of Android, 4.1. This version (codenamed Jelly Bean) looks to take the huge step forward that was Ice Cream Sandwich and take that just a little bit further. Between an improved user interface and cool new features like Google Now, there’s a lot to be excited for. However, for everyone not rocking a Nexus device, it will probably be a while before you see an update to Jelly Bean. A good number of you will never see the
Those of you who keep up with the most popular custom ROMs have no doubt heard of MIUI. It’s an extremely popular ROM from a group of Chinese Android enthusiasts known for its stunning good looks and iOS-inspired design. Personally speaking, we at TechNorms are huge fans of MIUI. As far as ROMs go, it’s stable, supported on a ton of devices, and did we mention that it looks good? Throw in an extensive selection of free ROM-wide themes and it’s damn near perfect. MIUI can’t hold a candle to power user ROMs like CyanogenMod and AOKP, but as far
If you’re like me who is fond of stalking friends all the time, you probably have several social networking apps installed on your Android smartphone. Yes, I have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and several other social networking apps running all at the same time. And I check them one by one whenever I have the time. While this may work for most of us, checking these social networking services one by one can become quiet a daunting tasks. Enter the new Android app Jolicloud. Once installed on your Android phone, you can say goodbye to those social networking apps or at
Alright, there’s nothing wrong with the stock Ice Cream Sandwich launcher, especially when in tandem with the Samsung Touch UI. There’s nothing to hate about this set up on my Samsung Galaxy S3. But then, the stock ICS launcher is not a perfect either. Hence, you’ll probably end up using third-party replacement launcher. One of these alternative launcher happens to be one of the most popular as well. It’s called Nova Launcher of which you may have already heard of before. Given the excellent features and performance of the stock ICS launcher, does Nova Launcher stand a chance of getting
When we invested in an iPad for the TechNorms staff, one of the best benefits of our purchase was its impressive capabilities as an e-reader. The iPad is an impressive device for reading all sorts of things- books, magazines, newspapers, websites, webcomics, comics, and pretty much anything else you can think of. However, one question that many first-time buyers have when purchasing an e-reader is, “Why should I buy this and not a Kindle?” It’s a good question. After all, most everything that you can read on an iPad can be read on a black-and-white E-Ink Kindle. Amazon’s signature e-reader
Welcome back. It’s another week, and we’ve got another edition of the Weekend Games Corner. For our new readers (there’s got to be at least one, right?) this is the column where we at TechNorms play a bunch of iOS and Android apps to find some games that are free and fun. Oh, and we throw in a decent Flash game for those you who want to game on a PC but don’t have the horsepower to run Team Fortress 2. This week features games from some of the TechNorms staff’s favorite franchises. We admit it, when we’re looking for
It’s another weekend, and we at TechNorms have the Weekend Games Corner for you. For those of you who may never have gotten the chance to sit down with us for this feature before, we spent the past week trying to find some of the most interesting and unique casual games for Android, iOS, and Flash. Quite frankly, it’s the kind of “work” that we can really get behind. After doing our best to research awesome games, we pick the three best ones. These are the titles that really caught our interest this week. Best of all, they’re all free.
For quite some time now, Apple has been enjoying an advantage over Android when it comes to mobile messaging. When iMessage was made available, no matter how flawed the service was then and probably is even now, it was welcomed by iOS users. The reason for this being the fact that with iMessage, you can practically communicate with your contacts through text messaging using your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and of course your Mac. Best of all, SMS can be sent via Wi-Fi and not just via data connection. But, this advantage might soon be over as a new Android
If Android enjoys one real advantage over iOS, it is its open source nature. Sure, you can do some nifty tricks with jailbreaking on an iPhone, but that pales in comparison to the hacks which people have created for Android. With root access and enough determination, damn near everything is possible. We at TechNorms love tinkering with Android devices for precisely this reason. There’s a whole lot of tinkering to be done. This hack might take the prize for most impressive, though. With a root and a very large amount of storage space on the SD card, you can actually
Google unveiled the next version of its mobile OS, Android 4.1, codenamed “Jelly Bean”. Since this version of Android was confirmed to not be 5.0, no extensive changes were expected in this release. However Google did take a huge stride in improving the overall Android experience with this release. Jelly Bean builds on the strengths of the ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) and takes them to the next level. Google also announced a number of features that will be useful for the users as well as the app developers. Read on to know what Jelly Bean Android 4.1 has to offer. Jelly
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