Leaked Android 4.3 build available for Nexus 4 – get it while it lasts

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A link has been posted in the XDAdevelopers forum of an Android 4.3 build for the Nexus 4. This follows an earlier leaked version for the Google Edition of the Samsung S4 and likely more before google’s July 24th unveiling.

While the dropbox link posted to the forum soon stopped working, MoDaCo has mirrored the file on MEGA.

Posted just this morning on the XDA-Developers website, the build is currently in TWRP backup format so you’ll need to ensure you have the custom recovery installed, push the files to your TWRP backup directory on /sdcard and then restore …  Read more

HTC teases it has a “little bit of news” coming tomorrow

On Twitter, HTC’s UK division has just posted a teaser for an announcement it has coming tomorrow. The company says that it will have a “little bit of news tomorrow.” This seems like a not-so subtle hint that the HTC One mini will be the center of attention, especially when given the image, which shows an HTC One variant just barely sticking out of someone’s pocket.

We’ve heard a lot about the smaller HTC One. The phone will supposedly feature a 4.3-inch display (versus the 4.7-inch panel on the original device), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 4MP UltraPixel camera. Several reports have already pegged the device for a launch sometime this month, and with this tweet, that appears to be coming to fruition.

We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for an official HTC One Mini announcement tomorrow.  Read more

Right on cue, here’s your new Nexus 7 in images and video

In what has been a crazy day for Nexus 7 successor leaks, Android Central has just posted a gallery of images of what it believes is the next Nexus tablet. The report claims that the device will again be manufactured by ASUS and come in 16GB and 32GB models.

The tablet features two cameras, a 1.2MP shooter on the front and a 5MP rear facer, made by Chicony.

As far as specs go, the Nexus 7 v2 is listed as having a Qualcomm APQ8064 motherboard with a Snapdragon S4 pro processor. The device is also said to have a whopping 4GB of DDR3L RAM, though Android Central notes that these specs may not be final. The tablet will also supposedly feature stereo speakers. These specs are exactly the same as what KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo predicted way back in May of this year.

Design wise, the device features a look similar to the original model. The volume rocker and power button are on the left hand side, while the microUSB port is on the bottom. It appears to be relatively thick for a 7-inch tablet and is made out of what looks like a rubber material…. Read more

Updated Nexus 7 pegged for July 24th event as stores prepare for new models

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Hot on the heels of Google sending press invites for a July 24th event this morning, Engadget has obtained internal documents from OfficeMax showing that the retail giant is expecting to receive stock of the next generation Nexus 7 sometime next week. The documents indicate that the stores will receive units as early as July 20th, though we wouldn’t expect them to go up for sale until the 24th at the earliest.

It appears as if OfficeMax will continue to sell both the new Nexus 7 and the original, though it’s unclear how long that will last. Some retailers, such as Staples, are already heavily slashing the price of the original model, likely to clear shelf space for the new tablet.  Read more

Evernote for Android updated with OfficeSuite and Skitch support, performance improvements, more

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Evernote for Android has just been updated with a handful of new features and general stability improvements. The update adds the ability to edit documents with the OfficeSuite app, as well as the ability to mark up PDFs with Skitch, though the latter requires a premium subscription. You can also now add a new reminder, introduced earlier this summer, right from the Reminders list.

The Evernote widget has also received several improvements, including support for Reminders and lists of notes, as well as lock screen support for Jelly Bean.

New in Evernote

  • Edit documents saved in Evernote using the OfficeSuite app
  • Mark up attached PDFs with Skitch (Premium feature)
  • Add a new Reminder right from the Reminders list
  • Numerous performance and stability improvements
  • This update requires Android version 2.2 or newer
New in the Evernote Widget
  • View notes in a list
  • View and add Reminders
  • Improved scaling for different screen heights
  • Supports lock screen on Jelly Bean

Check out the update on the Play Store now.