Nexus 7 Malaysian Launch Liveblog


ASUS Malaysia is hosting a media event today to launch the Nexus 7 here in Malaysia. Want in on the scoop live? Our new website, ,will be liveblogging it, so tune in on time! The event starts at Friday , 21 September 3PM ( GMT + 8 Malaysian Time ). Also, please comment on what questions you may have for ASUS , and we’ll ask them for you . Please visit the new site here where the liveblog is happening.


[Rumour] Samsung reportedly preparing Jelly Bean for Galaxy SIII, August 29th rollout?


After Google unveiled its latest flavor of Android during Google I/O 2012, everyone was anxious to know when their device would get the update, or IF? Samsung has been open about updating the Galaxy SIII to Jelly Bean, and reports are coming in from SamMobille and GSMArena that Samsung are working on the update and are expecting to release it on August 29. This date may ring a bell, as its the day that Samsung will be unveiling its Note 2 during the Unpacked event for IFA in Berlin. Looks like Samsung may have other announcements besides the Note’s successor.

Skeptics may say that this rumour may be just that, – a rumour – , as test builds of future OTA updates always end up leaking on XDA, with devs releasing the leaked updates to users. However, don’t take this with a grain of salt just yet, Samsung have certainly tightened up security on their part and are avoiding any leaks as far as possible. We haven’t even gotten a glimpse of the Note 2 yet, which clearly shows Sammy’s efforts.

The rollout is expected to hit international versions of the Galaxy S3 first, as carrier branded models have to go through their strict checks and “optimisation” process. Users in Malaysia can expect a brisk update as our models are part of the International rollout.

Stay tuned for more info on CrackTech.



[ROOT] CyanogenMOD 9 stable release available for all supported devices


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So, have you been rocking the stock version of ICS courtesy of CyanogenMod , but have yet to make it your daily driver due to stability issues? Fear not, as the folks at Cyanogen have finally released the stable version of its ICS based CM9. The build is available for all CM9 supported devices right now, from the Galaxy Nexus all the way to the Incredible 2. The latest release brings a new audio equalizer , OS Gesture Commands, and themes among other changes to the new stable build. Hit the link below to get the full rundown of devices and downloads, and of course if you’re in for some JellyBean totting CM10, you’ll have to wait much longer for a stable release.

CyanogenMod 9


Samsung Galaxy Note 2 goes 5.5-inch and quad-core in August


If you thought the Samsung Galaxy Note  was big, wait until you get a load of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 — it’s set to be even bigger than the ginormous current model.

The Note 2 is reported to be a 5.5-inch slab of a phone, a slight but potentially noticeable size increase over the current version’s 5.3-inch screen. Korean publication MK News reports the Note 2 will take a bow in August.

The tech world descends on Berlin at the end of next month for gadget industry bunfight IFA. The Note debuted there last year, so we’re expecting Samsung’s sequel to take a bow at this year’s event alongside the rest of this year’s big-name new kit.

The larger Note is expected to pack a quad-core processor. It’s also set for a bump to a 12-megapixel camera, or even a 13-megapixel job. The current Note sports an 8-megapixel snapper.

The Note 2 and will hopefully show off Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the next generation of Android software for phones and tablets. Jelly Bean makes its debut on the Google Nexus 7 later this month, but there’s little word on when it’ll show up on other devices.

We’ll bring you the first news and previews from Berlin, including a look at the Galaxy Note 2 when it emerges. As for when you can get your hands on the new Note, it’s likely to arrive in October ahead of the Christmas rush.

The Note was the first oversized phone to poke the boundary between phone and tablet.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Rolling Out to HSPA+ Samsung GALAXY Nexus

Google just announced that it will be rolling out the Android 4.1 update for HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Besides making everything feel faster, more fluid, and smoother, the over-the-air update will bring Google Now, a smarter keyboard and expandable notifications. Users can also expect a refined search experience with a new user interface and faster Voice Search. The Nexus S and Motorola Xoom devices will be getting the update as well in the coming weeks.

Currently, none of the Android vendors have committed to any specific time frame as to when and which existing devices will get the Jelly Bean update. Do take note that Android 4.1 will come in three flavors – one user interface for smartphones, one for 7-inch and the other for 10-inch tablets.

Stay tuned for more updates, here on CrackTech. Check out the Android 4.1 Jelly bean here .

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code added to AOSP, OEM’s and devs get cracking

Finally the moment all devs at XDA and OEMS alike have been waiting for, Android 4.1 Source Code. Android Open Source Project ( AOSP ) lead Jean – Baptiste Queru has announced that Google have dropped the code today. The initial release covers the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus, with the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom sources to be released soon. As always, renowned custom rom makers like CyanogenMOD can finally get started on Cyanogenmod 10. Hit the link to find out more about the details and find out how you can get started on your very own AOSP project.

[Root] Jelly Bean boot animation available for download now

As usual, after Google drops the source code of any new Android release, devs get cracking with the new OS to pull new features and tweaks. We’ve already brought you the wallpapers from Jelly Bean, and now here’s the whole Boot Animation file extracted from Jelly Bean, available for all rooted users. The file is available as a zip and can be flashed from recovery. Bear in mind , that this will mean voiding your warranty and risk bricking, so please do a nandroid backup before trying anything. Download it directly from here .

For those curious about how it’ll look like, here’s a video of the animation running on a Galaxy Nexus from Google I/O. Take note that the animation for the Galaxy Nexus is different from the Nexus 7 .