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Jimmy McGee · Jan 13, 2014

Android 4.4.2 KitKat Leak for Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, Open Source Android Device Manager – XDA Developer TV

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 gets a leaked Android 4.4.2 KitKat build! 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 Sony Xperia M got an unofficial Android 4.4.2 KitKat Release and the Sony Xperia TX has a leaked version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about all the videos released on XDA Developer...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 12, 2014

International CES 2014 Wrap Up – What Got Announced?

The spectacle that is the International CES show has come to an end for yet another year. While there are bound to be more Android announcements at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, there are still some things announced this week to look forward to---and some things that were announced that you won’t look forward to. Huawei Let’s start with the unexciting. The mobile device manufacturer with a name that is not pronounced how it is spelled, Huawei, released an updated...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 12, 2014

Omate TrueSmart Hands On and Interview with Laurent Le Pen at CES 2014 – XDA Developer TV

This year at the International CES 2014, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan saw a lot of smartwatches---everything from the Neptune Pine to the new MetaWatches, and much more. You can see all of this on his channel. However, he wasn't the only person in attendance, nor are these the only Smartwatches on display. XDA Developer TV Producer TK was on site, and he got his hands on the Omate TrueSmart. This watch is not just a notification panel for your smartphone. It, like...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 11, 2014

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G Hands On at CES 2014 – XDA Developer TV

We will be the first to admit that when it comes to desirable phones for XDA community members, Huawei devices are not on the top of the list. Last year at CES, we took a look at the Huawei Ascend Mate, and honestly, we were not impressed. Well, at this year's CES, Huawei announced the Ascend Mate 2 4G. Is this device any good? XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was on site and got his hands on the Huawei Ascend Mate...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 11, 2014

Samsung Note PRO 12.2, Tab PROs and Galaxy Camera 2 Hands On at CES 2014 – XDA Developer TV

Samsung was at this year's CES in a BIG way! They have advertisements on just about any of the many shuttle buses circling the Las Vegas Convention Center, they had ads all over the Convention Center itself, and that got the location into trouble, as the ads announced their releases before the actual press event. At the press event, Samsung announced a new Samsung Note Pro 12.2, three new Galaxy Tab Pros---coming in the sizes of 8.4, 10.1, and 12.2...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 10, 2014

KitKat for Samsung Galaxy S Plus, Cyanogen Inc Phone ‘OnePlus One’ Announced, CES 2014 News – XDA Developer TV

The Samsung Galaxy S Plus gets KitKat and Jelly Bean builds! 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 Cyanogen Inc has teamed up with ex-Oppo employees to release a commercial CM phone called the 'OnePlus One' and the article talking about the leaked Android 4.3 for the Sony Xperia SP and T! That's not all that's covered in today's...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 9, 2014

LG G Flex Hands On at CES 2014 – XDA Developer TV

The US carrier-branded versions of the curved LG G Flex have been given a release date at this year's CES 2014. Since LG had the G Flex on display, we took a moment to see what the big deal was all about. Does the curved display add anything to the device, or is it just a LG G2 doing crunches? XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was on site and got a chance to get his hands on the LG G Flex...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 9, 2014

Nvidia Tegra K1 Hands On at CES 2014 – XDA Developer TV

Nvidia has officially brought an end to the "cores race" in two ways with the release of the Tegra K1. By releasing a device with "192 cores," Nvidia not only wins in the marketing game, but they also make the numbers game a joke. Ultimately, it's not about the number of cores. Rather, it's about the power of the processor. But marketing numbers aside, the Tegra K1 is very powerful. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was on site at International...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 8, 2014

Sony Xperia Z1S and Z1 Compact Hands On at CES 2014 – XDA Developer TV

At the 2014 International CES, Sony released two phones. The phones are similar and share similar names. These devices are the Sony Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z1 Compact. The Xperia Z1S is locked to T-Mobile to try and help Sony's US market penetration, while the Xperia Z1 Compact is, well, more compact. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was on site and got his hands on the Xperia triplets: the Z1, Z1S, and Z1 Compact. Jordan sat down and talked with...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 7, 2014

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Epson Moverio BT-200 and More Announced at CES 2014 – XDA Developer TV

You've already seen news from International CES 2014 on XDA. Editor-in-Chief Will Verduzco wrote about the Nvidia Tegra K1, the Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses, and the latest from AMD-Backed BlueStacks. But that's not all that's going on at the event that is CES 2014! XDA Developer TV attended a bunch of Press Conferences in the past two days, and XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan runs down all the pertinent info you need to know. Jordan talks about the wearables releases, and...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 19, 2013

Highlights from This Year’s International CES

Another wonderful International CES has passed us by. The event was filled with many exciting displays, like the Intel Ultrabook Tree, but most important were the announcements made by many manufactures. Some announcements are still years out, embodying nothing more than an idea. Other announcements having working prototypes, while still others are in the final stages before release or have been released. (more…)

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 17, 2013

XDA’s International CES 2013 Video Recap – XDA Developer TV

Another International CES event is in the bag. In attendance for 2013, was XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan. In this video, he talks about his experiences over the four days he spent in Las Vegas attending the showcase of consumer wares. He starts out talking about the CES Unveiled event, CES Press Day and the exposition itself. Jordan mentions the other videos released last week and this week from International CES 2013. These videos include the Huawei Ascend Mate Hands-On,...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 16, 2013

Nvidia’s CES 2013 Unveils: Project Shield, Tegra 4, and Grid – XDA Developer TV

At the 2013 International CES, graphics powerhouse Nvidia released three excellent technologies. The first was its gaming device based on Android called Project Shield. The second was the next generation Tegra processor, the Tegra 4. It features 72 GPU cores, 4+1 CPU cores, and the ability to work with 4G LTE. Finally, they released the Grid, as someone said, making cloud gaming "a thing." XDA News Specialist Jordan was on site, and got a chance to talk with the people a...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 15, 2013

Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL Hands-On at CES 2013 – XDA Developer TV

At the 2013 International CES, manufacturer of the year Sony released two phones. The  phones are similar and share similar names. These devices are called the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. The Xperia Z is water and dust proof while the Xperia ZL has a hardware camera button. XDA News Specialist Jordan was on site and got a chance to get his hands on the Xperia twins. Jordan sat down and talked with the folks and Sony. In this video,...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 12, 2013

Huawei Ascend Mate Hands-On at CES 2013 – XDA Developer TV

At the 2013 International CES, Chinese manufacturer Huawei (which we were constantly told was pronounced "wah-way") released two phones. The most interesting phone is the Huawei Ascend Mate. This device packs a 6.1-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel camera, a 4050 mAh battery, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a quad-core processor. This huge device garnered a lot of attention. XDA News Specialist Jordan was on site and got a chance to get his hands on the Ascend Mate. This device has the...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 9, 2013

International CES 2013 Begins to Much Fanfare

After a record breaking year for attendees, the 2013 International CES event has begun to much fanfare. Sightings of celebrities included Felicia Day of “The Guild” and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. There were a lot of people in attendance, as we were constantly getting bumped into and rolled over by wheelable bags. We received notice that an Italian company would be talking about their new, improved Android Smartwatch. Being Android fanatics, we went to check it out. The...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 8, 2013

Ubuntu for Phone and Boot2Gecko Demonstrations and More at CES 2013 – XDA Developer TV

In case you haven't noticed, the industry event known as International CES is going on this week. Over the past couple of days, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan got a sneak peak on what to expect from some of the industry's largest players in the television, audio, computing and mobile device segments. In today's episode of XDA Developer TV, Jordan talks about what he has seen and what to look out for over the next year from these companies. He...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 8, 2013

The Announcements are Made, Now the Show Can Begin!

Well the pre-CES announcements have already been made, and the first half of 2013 doesn't look too promising for new mobile devices. The theme of the announcements this year was cloud and smart. A lot of manufactures talked about connecting every device, from your mobile devices to your televisions to your washing machines. LG and Samsung both talked about televisions with unimaginable amounts of pixels that are smart, as did Sony. These televisions are connected to your content and your...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 8, 2013

Sony Releases Xperia Z at CES 2013

After much fanfare and high production value videos and presentation efforts, including an XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler-style tear down and reassembly videos of cameras and mobile devices, the executives at Sony took the stage at CES to talk about their wares. They spoke about their commitment to pushing the envelope. They talked at length about their new televisions and 4K content. But the really exciting part was when they announced the new Sony Xperia Z. With a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 7, 2013

Netgear and Intel Talk Tech at CES 2013

The day so far at CES has been filled with product announcements that, while exciting, don't excite us in the mobile development realm. Monster called up a cauldron of celebrity soup to hawk their headphones, people like Alicia Keyes and Xzibit---Yo Dawg, I heard you like celebrities... However, Netgear claimed that 802.11ac is here, and any mobile device announced from here on out will have 802.11ac capabilities. They also announced that they are "doing Google TV right" with their NeoTV...

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