Following the announcement of the Nexus 4 with 8GB and 16GB variants, it was always certain to start a heated debate about whether 8/16GB is enough storage. Well, that along with how it resembles an iPhone 4S with its glass back, non removable battery, no microSD card and no LTE support. Anyways, here is my take on the storage and iPhone resemblance issue.
The Nexus 4 is the newest phone by Google (manufactured by LG) which runs the latest and greatest stock Android 4.2 (still named JellyBean). It comes with a 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM, 4.7″ screen and either a 8GB or 16GB of storage. This phone is slated to go on sale on November 13th in the US.
According to AndroidAndMe website, the Nexus 4 is scheduled to be launched in Asia by end of November. That is just 1 month away. Now, this may not apply to Malaysia but it will probably include at least Singapore. If so, perhaps I can get someone there to buy it for me?
The promised date has came to pass. Hurricane Sandy may have caused Google to postpone the Android event in New York but it did not stop Google from releasing its slew of new Nexus devices. And we do not have 1 new Nexus device but 2 wholly new ones, a refresh of the Nexus 7 with 32GB and 3G mobile data connectivity and even Android 4.2 thrown into the mix for good measure. After the break, we will go into some details to see what the new devices bring to the game.
Since getting my Galaxy S2 back from repairs about a week ago, I thought I would give it a few days on Stock Samsung Touchwiz before I flashed CM9 or CM10 onto it but that never happened. I did not even last a day. Before 24 hours were up, my phone was back on JellyBean aka CM10 and there was no turning back. At the time of writing, the CM10 for Galaxy S2 I9100 is more or less good enough to be used as your daily driver. However, that is not to say that it is without bugs,
some most of which can be blamed on Samsung not releasing their codes or adequate references/sample codes. If you happen to visit the Galaxy S2 I9100 CM10 thread over at XDA-Developers, the one thing that you surely would have noticed is that one of the most common bug that people are talking about are RIL crashes (aside from all the other nonsense like “Oh no. My phone is bootloop after flashing Siyah”).
Welcome to another post that focuses on Nexus rumors from around the web as the count-down towards Google’s Android event on October 29th get going. As a recap, Android turns 5 this year and this, coupled with rumors that Google may open up the Nexus program to more than 1 manufacturer has set the Android community in a frenzy of anticipation. Speculation has been rife on whether Google will release 5 new Nexus devices to celebrate Android’s 5th birthday. But, first things first. There’s another Android related birthday that just happened.