Android 4.2.2 is a minor release for the most part. It appears to a back-end bug fixer that has yet to present a major change or new feature that will affect the way you use your Android device. With that said, there are some minor tweaks that have begun to surface which we are big fans of already. The first, was the new status and estimated time meter that shows during app installs. The second, we have included in a short video above.
From this new release of Android going forward, you will be able to long-press on Bluetooth and WiFi tiles through the notification pulldown to toggle them on or off. Simple change, but also an incredible time saver.
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We don’t normally do headphone reviews, because well, we’re not a headphone site. We allow the real audio blogs to take care of that stuff, while we as Android enthusiasts, stick to what we do best. With that said, when Motorola asked if we would be interested in checking out their new wireless Bluetooth headphones, the S11-Flex HD, I couldn’t help but give them a shot. Since I know there is a small crew of you that also picked up their MotoActv sports watch, I figured you would also be interested in these headphones, which are their latest sweat-proof fitness product that can pair with any Android device on the planet. (more…)
HTC’s 1080p phone, codenamed “dlx,” cruised through Bluetooth SIG this week while on its way to grabbing every certification it needs to before being announced. Not much else can be established from this listing, but it does help confirm that the phone is still real and headed to Verizon. The “VW” at the end of the model number HTC6435LVW gives us that clue.
At this point, the big question remains, “Will HTC unveil this on September 19 in NYC?” They have an event planned, but have been short on details. Will it be the device that Mr. Blurry Cam took 3 shots of this weekend? Will we get everything that was included in that early benchmark that we discovered – 1080p resolution, 5″ display, quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, and 4G LTE?
For me, this is the device of 2012 that I am most looking forward to. Well, until some new Nexus details start leaking out, that is.
Via: Bluetooth SIG
The SCH-I535 aka the Samsung Galaxy SIII variant expected to launch with Verizon, cruised through Bluetooth SIG recently. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that the phone is on the verge of a release, it’s definitely a good sign of things to come. Bluetooth SIG is sort of a certification program for phones that include Bluetooth technology and is usually one of the items on a launch list that we like to see checked off. (more…)
You have to give it up for some tech-tinkerers out there. Someone over in China with too much time on their hands have found that if you pair certain Bluetooth headsets with the HTC One X, that you can remotely control the camera’s shutter. Seriously, that’s neat. Depending on which headset you have, it could be as easy as a single click or sometimes a variation of certain button presses to get it working properly. It’s a nifty video and thankfully, it comes with subtitles. (more…)
When phones are announced and on the verge of release, we like to see certain things happen, one of them is a device cruising through Bluetooth SIG. Think of it like a certification process for phones that are Bluetooth enabled. It’s nothing major, but something that can be checked off the release schedule list.
So seeing the Samsung Galaxy SIII pop up in it over the weekend is not surprising, but exactly what should happen for a phone that is about to take over the world. Sammie told us that it would be out at the end of May for many countries, with a potential June rollout here in the States. These Bluetooth SIG listings show the phone headed to Australia, Africa, Asia and Europe with model numbers GT-I9300 and GT-I9300T.
After a full weekend with it on your brain, are you still have mixed feelings over this phone?
Via: Bluetooth SIG  | Blog of Mobile
I’ve written about my feelings on mobile games being ported from consoles to mobile systems on this site before. The biggest problem I have is the lack of control that will always be accompanied by playing Dead Space or GTA 3 on a tablet or phone. This is where the DRONE Evolution Bluetooth handset comes in. The three creators of the DRONE controller are asking for your help via Kickstarter to get the money they need for their project.
The team has already put a large amount of time into designing the controller so it fits well in the hand and also looks good sitting next to tablets and smartphones. As it is now the controller comes with one D-Pad and one analog stick however there is a poll to decide whether or not a second analog stick would be better suited for the controller. Oh and did I mention that they plan on making this open source? Four screws hold the devices together for easy access for anyone to pop it open and solder on “whatever you see fit.” Coding will also be available for change if this project gets off the ground, so if you are interested hit their Kickstarter page to see what you can help with. They still need a lot before they can start! (more…)
The HTC Fireball has continued to be somewhat of a mystery even after we first reported its existence back in December. We saw it receive WiFi certification last week, so this Bluetooth approval is not surprising at all. Could it be the Incredible-ish device running Ice Cream Sandwich that we saw a few weeks back? With no other Verizon HTC devices floating around, betting on that as being the Fireball is probably a pretty good idea.
What we are wondering now is if it can match up to any of the new devices that HTC plans to show at MWC. It looks fairly thin, but the 1.2GHz dual-core processor in it better be a Snapdragon S4 or we’ll be disappointed. Throwing Android 4.0 onto a device with similar specs to the Rezound, but with a white back is not going to cut it in 2012. We need next gen stuff – crossing fingers that HTC does us right. (more…)