To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
HTC One Mini on AT&T Now Receiving KitKat, Update Available for Rooted Devices
Earlier today, we talked about how the Sony Xperia M was finally receiving its taste of the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.3. While we lamented the fact that the device was just now being updated to a version of Android that is nearly a year old, we were happy to at least see the device receiving some OEM lovin’ even though it’s hardly the latest and/or greatest in Sony’s portfolio.
HTC, on the other hand, seems to be a bit better about releasing expedient updates for its product line. In fact, when they failed to meet their rather strict (and self-imposed) 3 month timetable, they issued a public apology and proceeded to quickly rectify the situation.
The international variant of the HTC One Mini first received its taste of official KitKat one month ago, and the update was promptly repackaged and released as a recovery-flashable update by XDA Senior Member tr1gg3r84. Then, devices in Asian markets also received the update goods, and they were quickly mirrored by XDA Forum Member faner. Now, they’ve spread the update love to the AT&T variant of their popular medium-sized HTC One Mini.
Today’s update for the AT&T variant comes in at software version 3.10.502.3, and it bumps up the Android version to 4.4.2. As expected, it’s layered with version 5.5 of HTC’s Sense UI. And for those wondering, the One Mini is slated to receive an update to Sense 6 in June or July.
The update appears to be available for all stock, unrooted devices at this time, so head over to your settings page and check for a firmware update. You can learn more about the update on AT&T’s blog post and support page.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.