April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Mystery Android 4.4.2 KJT49K Build Appears on Chromium Issue Tracker
Progress is inevitable. And in the mobile tech world, this can take the form of new and updated versions of Google’s Android OS. Now, the vast majority of the minor changes that are made on a daily basis never see the light of day. But occasionally, some test builds appear out in the wild.
If you may recall about a month ago, a mystery KOT31B build appeared on the Chromium issue tracker. Now, a new mystery build has appeared, and this time it comes in at KJT49K. This is in contrast to the official KOT49H build, which further hid of App Ops and patched the Flash SMS vulnerability.
The build was first spotted on the issue tracker in bug 322057. It was seen on a Nexus 5, and came in at Android 4.4.2, just like the official KOT49H build. Strangely, trying to access the bug report now results in a 403 error. And given that the bug report didn’t contain any confidential data, we are curious as to why it was removed.
What do you think Google is up to in their top secret Building 44 labs? We recently saw major improvements to the Nexus 5’s camera in the 4.4.1 update. Could Google be testing some new features, or do you think this is purely an internal build with App Ops functionality intact?Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites and vendors following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far....