Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
AT&T Galaxy S4 Gets KitKat, Google Now Launcher in Play Store, Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Incoming – XDA Developer TV
Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that the United Stated House has passed the Consumer Cell Phone Unlocking Bill and the Nokia Store has already been ported to other Android Devices! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for Google Experience Launcher Settings, Jordan talked about all the cool mobile phones announced at Mobile World Congress, and finally TK gave us an Android App Review of Castaway. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Android 4.4.2 for the AT&T Galaxy S 4 is Here, OTA Captured!
- Google Now Launcher FINALLY Available to All Nexus and GPe Devices, APK Mirrored for All Others!
- Nokia Store Ported to Other Android Devices
- U.S. House Passes Consumer Cell Phone Unlocking Bill
- Forums Added for the Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet
- XDA Xposed Tuesday: Google Experience Launcher (GEL) Settings – XDA Developer TV
- Mobile World Congress 2014 Announcements – Sony Xperia Z2, Samsung Galaxy S5 & More! – XDA Developer TV
- Android App Review: Castaway Your Local Media to Your Chromecast – XDA Developer TV
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