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Android 4.3.1 Coming to 2013 Nexus 7 LTE, Google Now in Any Language
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 region lock has been removed by XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he covers all of the important stories from this weekend. Included in this recap is an article reporting that Android 4.3.1 is coming to the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE and the announcement that you can use Google Now in any language.
In other important news, Jordan talks about call recording on the Sony Xperia V and maybe other devices. Finally, Jordan talks about Editor-in-Chief Will Verduzco‘s piece on just how safe you really are on Android. Be sure to check out other videos on on XDA Developer TV. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Android 4.3.1 (JLS36I) Rolling out to the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE
- Chainfire Removes the Galaxy Note 3 N9005 Region Lock
- Call Recording on the Xperia V and Potentially Others
- Use Google Now in any Language
- Just How Safe is “Safe” in Android?
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