Jellybean Google Play Store?

A very low amount of devices run Ice Cream Sandwich, and already 4.1, jellybean is being leaked and debated. Not being a completely new operating system, there are only minor changes compared to the difference between Gingerbread and ICS. One of these minor changes could very well be an update to the Google Play Store.

The Play Store was revamped not very long ago, gaining a new name and a UI change, but a recently leaked photo would appear to show that Google are happy returning to their old style of interface.

Posted on Google +, a photo showing a Galaxy SIII running an unknown version of the Google Play store looks like it could be legit. The design looks similar to the old Android Market, with a scroll wheel at the top to showcase the featured applications, with a small list below it. However, it’s been updated with the new Holo theme.

Bare in mind that this could just as easily be photoshopped, but sure enough, we’ll find out in the coming weeks.

Source: Android and Me

CynanogenMod 9 Music Player APK, Download Now!

For a while it’s been known that the new CynanogenMod 9 ROM is to come with a new version of the default Android music player. The wait is finally over.

You can now download the .apk file of Apollo, the name of the CM9 player. It’s in alpha though, so expect some bugs and issues.

You don’t have to be running an early version of CM9 to run the new media player, but you do need to have a phone with Ice Cream Sandwich for it to work.

Download: Link

 

Ice Cream Sandwich for iPhone 4 & 4S

I apologize if your heart skipped a slight beat when you thought I had found a way to run Android 4.0 on an iDevice, I couldn’t help myself.

I found this case on Etsy today and amused by the thought of having a case styled after something which has become largely related to Android, the main rival to iOS.

The case is made entirely out of silicon, and are customizable if you contact the creator. Check out the link to the left for the link!

HTC One X – The Good, Bad & Ugly

The HTC One X was released in the UK on April 6th and will be coming out in the US on May 6th. There is some good, some bad, and some just plain ugly to be seen from this phone.


The Good

The HTC One X is very fast. With 1GB of Ram and a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU it is nearly twice as fast as the IPhone.

It has an 8MP rear facing camera capable of 1080p video recording, and an LED flash bright enough to take great pictures on the darkest of nights. The 4.7” 720p laminated Gorilla Glass display will allow you to see photos, videos, and games with great clarity, even at a 90 degree angle.

With Beats Audio and stereo sound, even though the speakers, the sound is absolutely amazing.

The Android Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0 OS runs smoothly and is extremely user friendly.

My favorite thing about this phone is that it has a gently curved shell which sits very comfortably in your hand.

The Bad

There is very little about the HTC One X that can be seen in a negative light. My biggest peeve with this phone is that it only comes with 32GB of memory. To be honest, that isn’t really enough in a smart phone, especially considering that it is essentially running two OS’s.
4.7” may sound great, but it’s a little oversized. It won’t be able to easily fit in a pocket. For those with small hands it will be difficult to keep a good grip on.

With the battery being non-removable, those who are heavy users will need to carry a phone charger around with them, which is quite annoying.

The trend in phones of being able to take higher quality video than the display can handle is quite annoying to me, as well. I mean, what’s the point?

The Ugly

There is one thing about this phone that I really dislike. The camera lens protrudes from the back. If stuck in a pocket with change, the lens will get scratched, thus ruining one of the biggest selling points of the phone.

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