First AOSP Android 4.4 ROMS Popping Up, Nexus 4 Included

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With Android 4.4 hitting AOSP yesterday, it was only a matter of time before the first set of stock ROMs started showing up for our favorite devices. An AOSP Nexus 4 ROM was the first to pop into our inboxes late last night, though we are sure there could be more at this point. For now though, we wanted to share this to get you into the comments and sharing others for other devices.  (more…)

Google’s JBQ Discusses ETAs on OTAs, Don’t Dare Asking About ‘em

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Google’s JBQ, the man behind the Android Open Source Project, recently took to Google+ to discuss why folks shouldn’t ever ask for ETAs on OTA updates. He explained it quite simply in that Google wants to make sure people don’t experience some catastrophe after the update, as something can always slip through the cracks during the internal test period.  (more…)

HTC to Possibly Allow Existing One Owners to Remove Sense UI From Their Device?

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New details have emerged out of the HTC camp regarding today’s announcement of a “Nexus Experience” HTC One. Two main points were brought up when speaking to The Verge, the first concerning the device’s hardware buttons. They will remain on the device, with the Android OS being built around them. Exactly like how they are currently, Google Now will be accessed by long pressing the home button and then double tapping the home button will bring up Android’s multitask windows.  (more…)

Android 4.2.2 “JDQ39″ Binaries Now Available

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Google has released the Android 4.2.2 “JDQ39″ binaries and will now begin pushing the code to the Android Open Source Project. These files, available for the full range of Nexus devices, will greatly benefit anyone looking to make their own ROM’s and or anyone hoping to see new ROM’s completed for any number of devices should be excited by this news.

If you dev, go grab it now.

Via: Google Developers

Android 4.2.1 Being Pushed to AOSP Right Now

Mr. AOSP, Jean-Baptiste Queru, notified the Android Building group a few moments ago that Android 4.2.1 is being pushed to AOSP. After an update for 4.2.1 started rolling out to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 this morning, this move is exactly what you would expect to see. JQB called this a “minor update on top of 4.2.” We would agree, since the update to 4.2.1 is only a little over 1MB in size. The build number is JOP40D.

Full factory images will follow in the coming days.

Via:  Android Building