CyanogenMod has recently announced through their Google+ page that they would be working on CM7 (Gingerbread) and CM10 (Jelly Bean) after they release a stable version of CM9 (Ice Cream Sandwich). They don’t have the source for Jelly Bean yet which will be out in the next following weeks therefore they cannot really say what their release will be like. Fortunately though, Jelly Bean does not seem to be a major change over Ice Cream Sandwich and they should be able to do it without much fuzz… well, hopefully.
Anyway, most if not all devices that could run CM9 should be upgradeable. The Galaxy Tab is one of them, of course. Let’s wish the CM team the best and offer them our full support! Cheers!
Someone decides to put Android Jelly Bean’s Google Voice Search to a test by giving it 47 questions with some being rather humorous and creative. Google Voice Searched seem to have answered them all quite impressively and yes, the image above is related. Now I wish I had a Jelly Bean device to play with…
I was never a fan of VLC but some people might be happy to know that VLC is now available for download, albeit in beta. There are some limitations, such as the architecture of your device’s CPU for instance, but Google Play should be able to determine if your device is compatible.
I wrote about Chrome for iOS earlier but forgot to mention that Chrome for Android is now out of beta.
So yeah, Chrome for Android has now shed beta from its name and is available for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later devices. The latest version comes with some stability and performance fixes and some minor adjustments to the UI especially for tablets. Grab it from the Google Play Store now if you’re interested!
As an added note, it seems like the Nexus 7 has Google Chrome as its default browser. This could mean that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in its entirety may be switching over to Chrome for its browsing muscles. We’ll see when updates for other devices start getting rolled out. Until then, let’s enjoy the release of Chrome for Android!
Google might have released Chrome for iOS today but Mozilla also brought out something good a few days ago – native Firefox 14.0 for Android! Sorry, I forgot to blog about it! My bad…
The new mobile Firefox is faster, supports Flash and HTML5, and has a new look as well. You can, of course, sync your bookmarks, tabs and other settings with your desktop Firefox installation.
Interested? Get it now from the Google Play store. If you’re like me who had trouble downloading this app into my ICS-encrusted Galaxy Tab through the Google Play store – seems like the Galaxy Tab is not listed as a compatible device despite mine running CM9 – you may download the APK from unofficial sources which you should be able to find quite easily with a simple web search.
Videos to showcase the new browser after the break: