Droid Daily 4/25/13: Chrome Beta, HTC One, CyanogenMod 10.1, and More

April 25, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Amazon’s Kindle App Gets Updated

Today, Amazon updated their Kindle app for Android to version 4.0. Of course with any major update, it brings loads of new features. Here’s the changelog from the Play Store.

What’s in this version:
– Redesigned library experience.
– Carousel displays recent items on the Kindle app home screen.
– Navigation panel organizes content for quick access to your Books, Documents, and Newsstand periodicals.
– Browse all your items in the Cloud or just the content downloaded on your Android device.
– Explore and download popular samples in the Kindle Store.

Chrome Beta Gets Updated


Chrome Beta also got a nice update for Android today. The Play Store doesn’t have the changelog, but the Chrome update blog does. Let’s see what’s new:

  • 179250: Black screen during load on Huawei tablets

  • 224379: Cannot scroll images after zooming in

  • 226193: Blue line displayed below the omnibox

  • Improvement to page rendering performance

  • Fixes for some frequently occurring crashes

Known Issues:

  • Embedded videos may be jittery on ICS devices

  • Typed character gets deleted sometimes on password fields

  • Opening tabs is sometimes slow

More T-Mobile LTE Launch Rumors


T-Mobile is rumored to be launching a few more LTE markets on the last day of May and about 24 in June. We don’t know which markets will be launching in June, but May brings Richmond, VA; Honolulu and Maui, Minneapolis and Austin/San Antonio online.

HTC One Gets Some CyanogenMod 10.1 Love


Today is a historical day. Well for HTC One fans. The HTC One got it’s first CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly today. So those that want stock Android on your HTC One, have at it.

BestBuy Offering the T-Mobile HTC One for $299.99


Starting today, BestBuy is offering the T-Mobile branded HTC One for $299.99. Now remember, BestBuy doesn’t have T-Mobile’s new value plans. They are still using their Classic plans which are a bit more expensive.

Google adds Tablet Optimization Tips for Developers


Today, Google updated the developer console a bit. They added a section for tablet optimization tips. It appears that Google is really trying to get its developers to create more tablet optimized apps, which aren’t always a bad thing.