Get the Lock Screen to Display Notifications With Android 4.2

With the first release of the new version of Android – Jelly Bean 4.1 – Google has done a great job on improving the already great notification system by adding expandable notifications to reveal more content and controls. The feature has suffered small but consistent changes with Android 4.1.2, to reach the closes point towards perfection. Having... 

Android 4.2 Doesn’t Feature the Month of December in its Date Picker; No Christmas for You!

We’ve seen a lot of bugs in mobile operating systems over the years, but some of them are simply embarrassing. It appears that Google has forgotten to include December in its date picker in Android Jelly Bean 4.2. You’ll trigger this bug if you want to add a friend’s birthday in the new event People area and use an Android 4.2 device. The... 

Here’s How To Unlock the Easter Egg in the Daydream Feature of Android 4.2

Yesterday we talked about the Daydrem feature in the new version of the Android OS – 4.2. It is an active screen saver can be both useful and fun to watch. You can activate it by going into the device’s Settings/Display/Daydream. Once there you can activate the feature by toggling the On/Off switch in the top right corner. The feature can also... 

Android 4.2 Daydream Feature Explained

If you ever owned a Nokia Symbian (Anna and up) you know there is a screen saver feature that shows the clock and date in different forms. Taking advantage of the AMOLED displays, it turns off all the pixels but the clock frame, thus taking very few energy resources while displaying the useful time. The implementation found on Android 4.2 of an active... 

Android 4.2 Gesture Typing Keyboard Now Available on the Play Store

Google has introduced their own version of gesture based keyboard with Android 4.2. While the factory images and updates were still to come, the keyboard was portted in a pre-release form to work on non Nexus devices alongside the manufacturer provided one. With the factory images and AOSP code released for Android 4.2 developers can work their magic... 

Android 4.2 SDK and Source Code Now Available for Developers

As the Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet were launched yesterday, Google found the time to release the Android 4.2 software developer kit to app developers. The SDK offers support for new lock screen widgets, the Daydream interactive screen saver and the secondary displays. It also adds multiple user accounts and a bunch more features. The newest... 

Galaxy Nexus Getting Android 4.2 – Build JOP40C – OTA Download Link Inside

The main highlight of any Nexus device, on top of providing a stock Google Android experience, is that it will always run the latest version of the OS, as soon as it becomes available. These are the main reasons for choosing a Nexus branded device and so far Google hasn’t disappointed when it comes to providing fast updates for their devices. As... 

Android 4.2 Screen Sharing Feature Will Render Useless Other Google Products

Among the new features introduced with the latest version of Android – 4.2 Jelly Bean on highlight is the Screen Share function. It basically allows you to share movies, YouTube videos, and anything that’s on your screen on an HDTV using a wireless connection or an MHL adapter. It works with any HDMI-enabled TV and it mirrors what’s on your... 

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Core Apps Ported to the Galaxy Nexus – Google Wallet Included

A short while ago Google was forced to introduce the new Nexus devices and announce Android 4.2, in a not so conventional manner, with the help of blogs and YouTube videos. Android 4.2 is the new version of the OS and it brings all sorts of new features, from gesture typing to widgets accessible via the lock screen. Google is supposed to release... 

Android 4.2 Kind of Gets Malware Scanner Included

One of the main flaws of Android is that it’s seen as a totally open and vulnerable platform, but that may change once Google decides to tackle malware. Apparently, in some way they already did, with Android 4.2. Apparently, the new flavour of Jelly Bean includes malware detection. Hiroshi Lockheimer, Android VP of engineering spoke with Computerworld... 

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