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If you’re thinking about picking up a Nokia X, but you’re put off by its heavily modified Android operating system, then you’ll be pleased to know that the first custom ROM with pure Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is now available.

It’s free from all of Nokia’s own tweaks, delivering a stock experience exactly as Google intended it — and so far everything appears to be working seamlessly.


Google finally brought its Google Now Launcher to the Play Store this week, breaking its exclusivity on the Nexus 5 and allowing anyone with a Nexus or Google Play Edition device to get their hands on it. But what if you have another Android-powered smartphone?

Well, you can download and install the launcher yourself.

Google Now Launcher

The coveted Google Now Launcher can now be officially downloaded from the Google Play Store. This launcher initially broke cover with the Google Nexus 5 and was eventually available for side loading through third party sources, but Google has finally made it available directly through its app hub.


Google has reportedly dropped Samsung and reached a deal with HTC over the next-generation Nexus 10, according to unnamed industry sources. The current Nexus 10 hasn’t been quite as successful as its smaller sibling, the Nexus 7, but Google will surely be hoping that HTC’s design expertise can change that.


HTC may be planning a surprise return to the tablet market to manufacture Google’s next-generation Nexus slates. Reports in Taiwan claim the company has secured orders for a “high-end model of the Google Nexus tablet” that is expected to start shipping in the third quarter of 2014.

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