YouTube for Android has rolled out its latest version 2.3.4, which includes a few neat improvements like a +1 button and the ability to add annotations along with a new and very handy “Watch later” queue for videos you’d like to save for another time. Lastly, this update will now allow you to edit video info while uploading within the app, this fills in the gap of a long overlooked feature and will surely bode well with users.
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The Google ice cream truck hit neighborhoods early, handing out tasty ice cream sandwiches to everyone! That’s right, the Ice Cream Sandwich source code was made available and modders couldn’t get the wrapper off quick enough. AOSP Software Engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru broke the news yesterday and stated that it was “actually the source code for version 4.0.1 of Android, which is the specific version that will ship on the Galaxy Nexus.” He also made it a point to let everyone know that while this release includes the full history of the Android source code tree (Honeycomb included), everyone should try and focus on Ice Cream Sandwich (since Honeycomb was a little incomplete).
Well, I’m sure all the modders, developers and hackers are hard at work and we should start seeing those custom ROMs in no time. I can already smell CM9 (smells like bacon flavored ice cream) coming and hopefully this is also a sign that the Galaxy Nexus is right around the corner. Also be wary of anyone pushing out the “first” Android 4.0 custom ROMs, as they may end up being for notoriety purposes only and not too stable. Anyone interested can go ahead and grab the source along with all the instructions at the link below. Happy modding!
Now that we’ve seen all the leaks and heard all the rumors, RIM has finally announced the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380, welcoming two new members to the OS 7 family. Picking up where the Bold 9780 left off, the comparatively higher-end 9790 boasts a 2.44-inch touchscreen display with 360 x 480 resolution, and is powered by a 1GHz CPU. The QWERTY-equipped handset also ships with 8GB of onboard memory and features a microSD slot that offers up to 32GB of additional space. The Curve 9380, meanwhile, is an all touchscreen affair, with a 3.2-inch, 480 x 360 display and a five megapixel camera. RIM hasn’t offered any other details on the 9380’s specs, though the company did specify that both devices will offer NFC and augmented reality support, and will come pre-loaded with BlackBerry Messenger, Documents To Go Premium, and BlackBerry Protect. No word yet on pricing or availability, though RIM says to expect a launch “over the coming weeks.” Find more details in the full PR, after the break.
When HTC entered the tablet game, it did so in reverse course. Where other manufacturers were jostling for elbow room in a 10-inch form factored world, the company opted for smaller, more familiar battleground, eschewing the rough-hewn Honeycomb OS for a Gingerbread-baked Sense overlay on the Flyer. Naturally, the time for that mini-slate to shine has come and gone. In its stead, we’re treated to a flagship of sorts — HTC’s first 10-incher and AT&T’s inaugural 4G LTE slate. Android 3.1 makes an appearance here, as does Sense 1.1 for tablets, but is the skinned experience really any different from the custom UX we’ve all come to love or hate on phones? Can the added Scribe pen functionality, repurposed here from its 7-inch brother, transform the Jetstream from third pillar offering to an always-on, on-the-go assistant? And will those newly hatched 700MHz speeds convince you to cough up for that weighty $700 price tag? Follow along past the break to see how it fared. Read more