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Download Android 4.4 KitKat OTA For The 2013 Nexus 7

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With the news that Android 4.4, KitKat is headed to the Nexus 7 (both 2012 and 2013 models) and Nexus 10 WiFi models, we’re pretty sure that a lot of you out there have been hitting the “Check for Updates” button. A lot of you might have even returned to stock in order to get a hold of the update. Well, if you’re running a 2013 version of the Nexus 7, the URL link has been discovered as Android Policeis reporting. Meaning that you can flash the update onto your device no matter what recovery you’re running or if you’re rooted. It should be noted that you must be running Android 4.3 with a build number of JSS15R for the OTA to even work. You’ll also need to make sure that you have adb and fastboot installed on your PC. Be it from the Android SDK or from a toolkit. If you’re not familiar with how to use either adb or fastboot, then it’s probably best that you just sit tight and wait for the OTA to hit your Nexus 7. You can download the file here from Google’s servers. Once you’ve got it d…

What Makes the Moto G So Special?

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Today in Brazil, after weeks of anticipation, Motorola unveiled their newest smartphone for the masses – The Moto G. The Moto X was the start of something special between Google and Motorola, and the newest Moto G is the continuation of their philosophy of giving the consumer great value for their money. There will be 500 million smartphone purchasers in the next year that cannot afford a $700-$900 flagship smartphone – they are stuck either buying a new, cheap device that really cannot give them a good experience or they must buy an older, flagship device that is outdated and cannot possibly give them a good experience – enter the affordable Moto G…a new smartphone at a reasonable price and with high quality, and value for their money. With the Moto G, Google and Motorola concentrated in four major areas: Good Display – 4.5″ 1280×720 HD resolution with 329 ppiGood battery Life – 2070mAh battery for all day servicePerformance – Qualcomm 400 Quad-Core processor running at 1.2GHz with 1G…

You Can’t Use MotoMaker but The Moto G Has Plenty of Accessories

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That sums up the newest member of the joint Google/Motorola merger, the Moto G – Exceedingly Stylish. Exceptional Price. We already know what an exceptional value the new Moto G offers to the smartphone world – only $179 (8GB) or $199 (16GB) unlocked, and this is a no-contract price! You get a beautiful 4.5-inch HD Display, Quad-Core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP Camera, the great Moto X commands, and the pure Android experience, with the promise of fast upgrades…a nice combination of qualities at an affordable price. Well to go along with that exceptional value is the exceedingly stylish side of the equation – not only in the physical design, with almost edge-to-edge display, the slightly curved back making it easy and comfortable to hold, but also in the accessory department. Moto has a complete line of accessories to help make your Moto G more personalized for your tastes.
Let us first take a look at the most common accessory, the Moto Shell – a colorful and easy way to brighten up your…

KitKat should have included camera optimizations

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A longtime sore spot of Android devices has been the camera. For years now, people have lamented the fact that the images produced by Android devices haven’t quite stood up to some of their competitors. Don’t get me wrong, I think that what Google did with KitKat is great. The optimizations for lower-end devices without much RAM are something that will be extremely beneficial to the operating system. But the chink in the armor of Android devices has long been the camera experience. Even the new Google Play editions of devices have had the same camera problems. But now that we’ve just been introduced to the 14th (unless you count some of the really incremental updates) version of Android, it’s high time that Google worked on some camera optimizations. The camera experience problem certainly isn’t with the hardware. We’ve seen the same hardware capture incredible shots on devices that run a skinned version of Android. The problem comes with the software. More specifically, with stock And…

Moto G Specs Leak Out Once Again

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The Moto G is set to be announced tomorrow and in the wake of apparently “disappointing” sales of the Moto X, it might well be the device that gets people talking about Motorola outside of the US. All signs are pointing to the Moto G being a budget minded device, one that delivers a decent enough experience without having to cost as much as other devices. We’ve seen it leak out a number of times before, with @evleaks getting the ball rolling and a leak from the UK we know a fair bit about the Moto G. Now, thanks to a German retailer that briefly listed the device on the web, as GSMArenais reporting, we have more images of the device and some more confirmation on the specs.

For all intents and purposes, the Moto G looks just like the Moto X, which is hardly a surprise but, it’s nice to see Moto sticking with a coherent design. Which flies in the face of their past offerings at the low-end, with much different designs from their high-end cousins. Specs wise, we’re not looking at anything…

Top Ten Android Apps of th Week

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Best Custom ROMs for HTC One

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Once you have rooted your smartphone, you are now free to use your smartphone in any way and do whatever customization you want. Once you have rooted your device, the best thing would be to install a new Custom ROM on your smartphone. #1. Android Revolution HD
This is considered as one of the best Custom ROMs of HTC One as after flashing it in the smartphone, you won’t see much different visually as it appears as a stock firmware, no visual changes. Very fast, clean and stable.Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) – latest official HTC One 1.29.401.16 R (WWE) firmwareFull HTC Sense 5.0 interfaceStock KernelFully optimized and tweakedEnabled GPU UI renderingImproved EXT4 performanceExcellent battery lifeDownload Android Revolution HD for HTC One #2. Maximus 7 ROM Maximus 7 ROM is also considered as one of the best custom ROMs for HTC One as it comes with excellent battery life, fast and amazing performance. Here are some of the features of Maximus 7 ROM.