February 15, 2013

Google rolling out Android 4.2.2

The latest version of Google's Jelly Bean Android OS is now being pushed out to Nexus devices.
Google has begun rolling out the latest version of its Android mobile operating system, version 4.2.2, to its range of Nexus smartphone and tablet devices.

The latest update is currently being pushed to the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus smartphones, and the company's Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets as an over-the-air (OTA) update. Google has also published the factory images of the 4.2.2 software for users to download.

Version 4.2.2 of the Jelly Bean platform is a minor update. Among the new features introduced include progress percentage and time indicators when downloading applications from the Google Play Store, the ability to long press on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi icons in the quick settings menu to use them as toggles, and new sounds for wireless charging and low battery notifications.

There is also longer vibrations for notifications and a new Gallery app animation. In addition, the latest Android update claims to address some minor bugs and performance issues.

[via PC World]

Steam Added to Ubuntu Software Center, Celebrates With Big Sale

Valve’s Steam for Linux client is now available to install on Ubuntu directly from the Ubuntu Software Center.

The app, which has been in various beta stages since November 2012, is available on both Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10 on either 32bit or 64bit installs.

Although the client itself can be installed (and uninstalled) from within the Ubuntu Software Center all future updates to the app will be handled by the Steam client’s built-in updater, linked to the official Steam for Linux repository.

To mark the release, gamers can save between 50-80% off the price of every Steam Linux title – of which there are over 50 to choose from – until Thursday February 21st.