The FCC has ruled on Net Neutrality! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Pebble Time Kickstarter and be sure to stay tuned for even more mobile world congress announcements! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday...
Android 4.2 Makes It’s Way to the Nexus S
As its newer Nexus brethren receive Android 4.2, many can’t help but wonder why the Samsung-built Nexus S was left out. Despite now being a somewhat dated device with “only” 512 MB of RAM and single core processor, the device has managed to keep up with it’s younger siblings fairly well. Admittedly the performance of the latest Android builds has been lacking in some areas, but that only seems to spur the developers here at XDA on to try and push the phone to its absolute limits.
XDA Senior Member knzo has recently released a version of 4.2 for the Nexus S, which just goes to show that it’s not ready to lay down and die quite yet. It’s a little difficult to be certain about what is or isn’t functional at the moment, as the development thread isn’t fully updated yet. However, the general feedback seems to be quite positive. There are of course some bugs, as you would expect. Some users have reported minor issues with the camera and the new gesture typing feature not working. This, of course, can be resolved by installing the 4.2 keyboard separately. Some people are also reporting issues when flashing GAPPS, but as the Play Store is included by default, these are easily enough installed one-by-one.
If you’d like to get 4.2 up and running on your Nexus S, make sure to read through the original thread for all the details.
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Google announced today that it will be bringing ads to the Play Store, and while that will surely annoy the majority of us, it isn't the only thing that sucks about the Play Store. From the lack of clear communication with developers to ridiculous restrictions, there are a handful of very annoying things about Google's approach. Let us know what bugs you the most about the Play Store.
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