Monday, March 25, 2013

Chrome browser crash w/Jelly Bean

I updated to Jelly Bean (4.1.2) the other day and it appeared to go well until I tried to use the Chrome browser. It would flash a blank screen and silently crash. I had installed it under ICS but now it is a system app and can't be uninstalled.

The solution, thanks to Ting support, was to go to app settings --> Chrome and uninstall updates. Chrome then worked. It continued working after I went to the Play Store and reinstalled the updates.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

iOS 1, Android 0

I have both iOS and Android devices and both have their strengths. I have a new LG Android phone that didn't come with Jelly Bean and have been waiting for it. I finally got the over-the-air update notification that Jelly Bean (4.1.2) was ready for download on 3/23/13. A long time after it's October 2012 release.

When Apple release iOS it releases directly to compatible devices. Boom -- done. When Android releases, the phone vendors have to work with it (if they even decide to), then the carriers have to approve it, then it's staged to be released to users. Apple got this one right.