The new Google boot animation and SunBeam live wallpaper that are currently exclusive to the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Galaxy S4 have already been pulled and released for our tinkering pleasure. Thanks to the release of the GPL files (similar to factory images) for each phone by JBQ, members of XDA were able to get inside and pull out these two goodies. We’re still awaiting the arrival of the new Camera app, but we’ll take these two for now. (more…)
When Verizon updated the Samsung Galaxy S3 yesterday to include Multi Window and other new features, they left out the Samsung Apps store that most Samsung devices ship with these days. In the Samsung Apps store, you’ll find things like Samsung’s Photo Editor, Video Editor, Game Hub, Samsung Wallet, etc. Many of these apps aren’t in the Google Play store (or they may not work if they are), so Samsung Apps is your way of experiencing many of Samsung’s own apps. Thanks to a direct link to a download of Samsung Apps from a reader, you can experience all that Samsung has to offer with a couple of clicks and a download. (more…)
A new version of Google Play has begun to rollout in stages to devices as build 4.1.10. The previous build that was released publicly was 4.1.6, so with such a small jump you can imagine this to be pretty minor. We just received it, so we’re still digging around looking for changes. Should you notice any, be sure to drop them in the comments. (more…)
An Android 4.2.2 build that features Sense 5.1 has leaked for the HTC Butterfly. The entire dump is actually available for download if you’d like to start playing around with it. I know I’m curious to see if devs can do anything with it for the HTC One and DROID DNA (brother phone of the Butterfly), though there are no guarantees that that will happen. (more…)
Today, is Earth Day. Celebrate it Android style, if you so choose. This wallpaper should help.
Variety of sizes available at the link below.
Via: Android Foundry
Last week, the new Google Play version 4.0 became available and then slowly rolled out to users who chose not to manually update. Late last night, another update began pushing as build 4.0.26. It’s incredibly minor, as one would expect with the previous version being 4.0.25. You can grab it below if your device hasn’t updated already. (more…)
We’re not even a week out from Facebook’s announcement of the HTC First and their new home replacement called Facebook Home, and we already have a leaked beta build to play around with. Thanks to Modaco, you can give Home a spin as long as your device has a screen resolution of 1280×768 or less and doesn’t have Facebook baked into your system (meaning you can uninstall Facebook). If you have a Nexus, it would be the perfect phone to test this on. (more…)