[Update: Fixed] PSA: Don’t Panic – Google+ v4.0 Is Currently Only Compatible With Android 2.2 – 2.3.7, But Google Is Working On A Fix
Hordes of excited Google+ users trying to get the new v4.0 update of their favorite Android app were puzzled this morning when their devices running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean were suddenly listed as incompatible. Numerous "WAT?!"s were exclaimed and heart attacks had, but don't worry, Google isn't canning Google+.
As you can see, the reason your devices are incompatible is simple - the Google+ team set the app compatibility to just Froyo and Gingerbread. As we suspected, it's just a temporary glitch - a Google+ engineer and Vic Gundotra already confirmed that the company is aware of the problem caused by a faulty manifest and is working on a fix:
So sit tight, folks.
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[Update: Fixed] PSA: Don't Panic - Google+ v4.0 Is Currently Only Compatible With Android 2.2 - 2.3.7, But Google Is Working On A Fix was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Ah, T-Mobile's illusive Galaxy S III LTE. We've known it was coming for months now, and the long-overdue device has now silently showed up on T-Mo's website sporting a $70 down payment. Unfortunately, there's no release date in sight, but a leaked internal document obtained by TmoNews shows June 5th as the official launch date, suggesting that the 'add to cart' option here is merely a pre-order option.
But that's not all TmoNews' little snippet holds – there are also details of yet another member of the Galaxy Exhibit family. This device could be T-Mo's version of the Galaxy S III Mini, as rumored back in February, and released under the moniker Galaxy Exhibit, as indicated in the above shot.
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Galaxy S III LTE Shows Up On T-Mobile's Site, Leaked Doc Suggests June 5th Launch Date was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Since their announcement last month, we haven't heard too much about the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 (barring rumors of a delayed release). That doesn't mean Samsung plans on breaking its pattern of timely (or early, depending on your perspective) kernel source code releases. Keeping with form, Samsung has released kernel source for the 6.3" Mega's I9205 (LTE) variant.
There's no sign of the Mega's I9200 version (or the Mega 5.8) just yet, but given Samsung's track record, we can expect it any time now. In the meantime, those of you wishing to scoop up a handful of brand new kernel source need only hit the link below.
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Samsung Releases Kernel Source For Its Galaxy Mega 6.3 (I9205) Ahead Of Launch was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Ever since the introduction of multi-window with things like Cornerstone and floating apps, there has been a somewhat radical change in the overall Android UI. Granted, not everyone can take advantage of this as most manufacturers do not include such features in their brand UI experience. Samsung is one of the only ones that actually does this with their multi window capabilities. Not too long ago, Sony decided to jump in the bandwagon with their own concept of multi-window usage with a concept called “mini apps.” For those not familiar, these mini apps act similar to active widgets, providing you with some functionality that would otherwise require an app taking the entire screen use. Sony includes a few in their stock ROMs for several devices running ICS and up, and the community has been working hard to come up with more. Having said that, XDA Recognized Themer serajr just took that “need” for more and turned it into a reality.
Serajr Power Toggles is the closest thing you will get to having full control over most settings of your device without having to actually go into Settings. By activating the small app, you will get access to normally used toggles such as WiFi, BT, GPS as well as other not-so-used toggles such as USB Debugging and battery information. There are 23 toggles in total, so you can literally access practically everything you need without having to clutter your home screens. This comes as a bit of a relief for those who want to have the Quick Toggles that come with 4.2.2, but that are not willing to go into an AOSP ROM.
A quick warning from the dev though. This was originally coded with the latest Sony Add-on SDK. Patches to the SystemUI.apk need to be added since the toggles that manage system functions do not work out of the box with the app (being as each device has specific code to control these settings). Having said that, patching the APK is relatively straightforward and the dev provides a step by step walkthrough to help you get this accomplished. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to rearrange or even use many of these toggles if you do not do this.
Please try them out on your device and share
Here´s my Serajr Power Toggles small application for all Sony JB/ICS Small App ready devices.
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Google+ App Updating To v4.0 Today With New Location Sharing, Automatic Hashtags, And Auto Photo Features
The web version of Google+ isn't the only thing getting some extra eye candy after I/O. Today Google announced an updated version of the G+ Android app, incorporating all the automatic photo selection and improvement tools shown during the Google I/O keynote last week, plus a few new additions for the location and stream functions of the app. Version 4.0 will be rolling out to the Google Play Store for the rest of the day - if you've got it on your phone or tablet already, you should see an update within the next 24 hours.
The biggest changes are to the photo functions in Google+.
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Google+ App Updating To v4.0 Today With New Location Sharing, Automatic Hashtags, And Auto Photo Features was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Sony Releases The Xperia Tablet Z Worldwide Starting At $499, Available Later This Week On Amazon And Newegg
If an official AOSP build and CyanogenMod support have got you hot and bothered to try out Sony's latest entry into the tablet world, there's good news. The Xperia Tablet Z is now officially available through Sony's partner channels worldwide, according to a press release issued this morning. This much-anticipated 1080p tablet is the larger brother to the Xperia Z smartphone, in both design and hardware terms. Sony's US store still shows a pre-order doesn't list any retailers, but Amazon shows the 16GB and 32GB models at $499 and $599, respectively, arriving on Friday the 24th. Newegg has it coming in the day after.
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- Sony Xperia Z Is All But Confirmed For T-Mobile, Thanks To FCC Filing - User Manual Included As Well
Sony Releases The Xperia Tablet Z Worldwide Starting At $499, Available Later This Week On Amazon And Newegg was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Google I/O, one of the most exciting conferences of the year for us, has come and gone. From sleeping several hours a day to juggling about seventeen things during the live keynote coverage to suddenly finding ourselves within inches of people like Sergey Brin, Sundar Pichai, Lord and Savior Matias Duarte, Hugo Barra, Vic Gundotra, Robert Scoble, Chainfire, Saurik, and other brilliant Googlers, reporters, and developers, the days spent at every I/O are absolutely priceless.
By now, you've already heard, seen, and possibly even played with the new Music, Hangouts, Google+, Maps, Now/Search, Play Games and other awesome Play Services, Play Store, Play Books, Wallet, Jelly Bean Google TV, Nexus-in-spirit Galaxy S4, etc.
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Google I/O 2013 From Our Perspective: The Photos, Bacon, And Crazy Bartending Robots was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Throughout the history of the modern smartphone, those who wanted something that could take a beating but keep going were left with one option: buy a device with at least year-old specs. For some reason, manufacturers just couldn't get behind the idea of releasing an ultra-ruggedized device with cutting-edge specs. That has slowly started to change as of late with devices like the Sony Xperia Z, and now Samsung is looking to join the party and with a rough-and-rugged device featuring top-tier specs.
This is, of course, the rumored Galaxy S4 Active. Bearing more than just Samsung's flagship namesake, the Active appears to also share the powerhouse device's spec list point-for-point, which includes a 5-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Shows Its Rough And Rugged Façade In New Leak was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Good morning, Galaxy S III users. Want to start off your week with a spiffy new software build? Then the folks at SamMobile are happy to oblige. They've got their hot hands on a leaked build of the Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) update for the S III, packing the standard Jelly Bean 4.2 upgrades and more than a few features back-ported from the newer Galaxy S4. The flashable ROM posted to the site isn't exactly official - it's cobbled together from dumped files - but flashing it via Samsung's Odin software won't void your warranty.
Some of the features already spotted in the leaked ROM include the lockscreen, driving mode, Voice Controls, an updated Settings app, gallery, S-Voice, new screen modes, and a bunch of other software and visual tweaks from the TouchWiz build first seen on the Galaxy S4, as well as a host of new settings and the Smart Watch widget.
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Android 4.2.2 ROM Leaked For The International Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 Goodies Contained Within was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
You forgot Mother's Day. Again. With Father's Day coming up wouldn't it be nice to have a reminder among your often-used Google Now cards, in addition to the ones you've set in Google Calendar, Google Keep, and the sea of sticky notes attached to your monitor? It's possible to set holiday and movie reminders within Google Now on your device, but now you've got another alternative: setting reminders via a Knowledge Graph search on your desktop. Just make sure you're signed in, make a relevant search, and click that shiny new "remind me on Google Now" text.
At the moment there are a few limitations.
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Google Knowledge Graph Search Reminders Can Be Sent From Google Search On The Web To Google Now was written by the awesome team at Android Police.