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Paperland Pro LWP Winter Update – It’s Santa Flying High

The developers of Paperland live wallpaper are certainly feeling that Christmas spirit, as they have updated the Pro version of their app. Inside, you will notice one major difference – Santa! Along with pretty lights lining the trees and people driving with their headlights on (which they should be given the weather conditions in Paperland), this [...]

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Best Buy offering Samsung Galaxy S3 for $49 for one day only on Sunday Dec. 16

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If you fancy a little pre-holiday treat for yourself, Best Buy might have something for you. For one day only tomorrow, Sunday Dec. 16, the retailer is dropping the price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 to just $49 on a new 2-year contract. It's not the first time in recent months that the Android Central International and U.S. Best of the Best pick has been reduced. The difference this time round is that the Galaxy S3 will be available for that same price on the four big carriers. If you've been holding off, there might be little better opportunities to pick one up on the carrier of your choosing.

Source: @BBYNews 

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How to set up the right APN on your Nexus 4

Access Point Names

For many people, buying the Nexus 4 will be their first time stepping into several different arenas. First GSM device, first unlocked device, first time using a prepaid carrier. Once everything is setup there's not a whole lot of difference in using an unlocked GSM phone, but unfortunately it's not always 100 percent frictionless. One of the only things that the user is likely to have to change on their devices when putting a SIM in is the APN (Access Point Name) settings.

Each carrier has distinct APN settings that let the phone operate on the network. It works in conjunction with the SIM to get you setup and registered on the network for full-speed data as well as texts and MMS. We're going to give you a quick run-down of the most popular U.S. carrier's APN settings and just how to set them up on the Nexus 4. Join us after the break.

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Google Play Music matching service now live in Europe

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Following Monday's Google Play Music launch in Europe, Google's music matching service has been enabled for European users. Similar to iTunes Match, the new service works through the existing Google Music Manager app, crunching your music collection and matching it to stuff already on Google's servers. This bypasses the tedious process of directly uploading music, which until now has been a necessary evil for anyone wanting to move their existing library over to Google's streaming service.

The whole process is designed to be transparent to users, so the only difference you should notice is that the music manager app completes its work significantly more quickly than before. Google Play Music now includes libraries from all the major labels, but if you have any music that's not in Google's collection, you'll still be able to upload that as before.

Right now the scan and match service is only available in Europe, though a U.S. launch is expected soon.

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Google offering Price Protection for recent Nexus 7 purchases

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At $249, it's easy to understand why a few people may have bought a 16GB Nexus 7 on a whim in the past few weeks — only to find out that a price drop was coming as part of the big Nexus announcement. Fear not, as Google has added the 16GB Nexus 7 to its "Price Protection" list on Google Play. This means that users who purchased a $249 Nexus 7 on or after October 14th will receive refunds covering the difference of the new and old prices.

That's a pretty generous protection window, so if you fall into this category, hit up the source link below to request a refund. Google says it'll refund the difference — in this case $50 — within 14 days.

Source: Google Play Help

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Google Magazines on the Nexus 10 side-by-side with the real life counterparts [Images]

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Like a proud dad showing off his baby pics, Googler took to his Google+ page today to show the world a few self-shot portraits of the Nexus 10 and its beautiful 2560×1600 display. It’s being said the higher-than-Retina display is comparable to real life print, and to better demonstrate this, Romain Guy snapped a few pics of a few print magazines side-by-side with their virtual counterparts running on the upcoming Nexus 10. I guess the only question remaining is can you tell the difference?

[Google+]


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Court of Appeals sends Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction decision back to Judge Koh

Despite the fact that a jury found Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 not guilty of infringing on Apple design patents, Judge Lucy Koh refused to lift a sales injunction on the device in a recent trial revisiting the issue. Now the Federal Court of Appeals has stepped in, sending the issue back to Jufde Koh’s bench, where it can once again be considered. The difference now is that Samsung can argue that the injunction should be lifted due to the results of the larger trial. Whether or not Koh reverses her decision remains to be seen. She hasn’t necessarily been the most forgiving of Samsung throughout these proceedings.

[via Engadget]


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AT&T LTE Goes Live In Eight More Cities

AT&T has just turned on its LTE network in a couple more cities thus enabling faster speeds! I can already notice a difference with the addition of the Detroit metro area. Here’s the new cities that will be experiencing these beautiful LTE speeds:

On top of all of that, AT&T has also expanded its LTE network in Miami-Dade County, and will continue to bring LTE to more of its customers in the southern parts of Florida. It’s obvious always a good thing to see more cities light up with faster speeds, and if you live in one of these cities with a LTE enabled phone, I would love to hear how fast your speeds are!

I personally am now getting 3MBp/s as opposed to the 1.3MBp/s just the other day.

source: android central

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All in One WiFi Hotspot and USB Tether by SVTP, an Alternative to FoxFi

We received a tip about a WiFi and USB tethering application made by SVTP, which as Android users, we love. For those who tend to have troubles with FoxFi, you may want to give this one a try. There are two versions: free and professional. The difference between the two is quite large actually, seeing as [...]

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Apple Sues Online Polish Deli Over Their Name, “A.pl”

In a new low, Apple is taking a Polish online deli business to court over their website’s name. Their site resides at “a.pl” – “pl” being Poland’s country-wide domain. Apple argues that the name is too similar to their own and that consumers are getting confused when entering the site. Seriously, how could one tell the difference between a honey [...]

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CyanogenMod Announces the M-Series Builds, Not Quite a Nightly, but Not Quite a Release Candidate

It takes a certain type of Android user to flash the latest nightly to your phone whenever you see it. You’re living on the cutting edge, expecting bugs while keeping your phone as up-to-date as possible. However, some people like a bit more stability to their lives. CyanogenMod is looking to split the difference here [...]

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GALLERY: Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon’s US office has just gone Kindle mad, announcing new e-readers, an update of the first Kindle Fire tablet and this – the Kindle Fire HD. It’s a powerful model that’ll arrive in two screen sizes, 7″ and 8.9″, with the high-spec 8.9″ model coming with an impressive 1920×1200 resolution display and a powerful TI OMAP 4470 chipset.

We’re still waiting for Amazon UK to say anything about a release of the new Kindle tablets over here, though, so in the mean time here’s some official imagery of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to get excited about:

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Just don’t get too excited, as we might not see it here at all.

And that last one is the Kindle Fire HD 7. Same only a bit smaller. Hard to tell the difference without something beside it for context.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch available September 14th for $199

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch

With the all around announcement of the new Kindle Fire HD, Amazon managed to differentiate the product line much like their other Kindle offerings announcing that the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-inch will be available as of September 14th. For those concerned about pricing, the updated Kindle Fire will come in at a very reasonable $199. One difference here though over the 8.9-Inch is that the 7-Inch only comes with a screen resolution of 1280×800.

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Sony gives official details on Xperia SL, ‘coming soon’

Sony is ready to give their Xperia S a slight refresh with the upcoming Xperia SL, a phone that was quietly outed on the company’s site over the weekend. The handset is shown as “coming soon” as rumored specs have been confirmed. The most significant difference between the Xperia S and Xperia SL is a bump in processing power to 1.7GHz (Snadragon S3) from 1.5GHz. The SL will also launch with Ice Cream Sandwich instead of the Gingerbread build found on the standard S. Otherwise, expect similar features such as a 720p display and 12.1MP camera. You can check out more over at Sony’s site.

[Sony via Engadget]


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How to: Use Jelly Bean’s Sound Search [Beginners' Guide]

With the release of the Jelly Bean operating system, it brought many new features for Android users to take advantage of. One of new features is called Sound Search. Sound Search can be directly compared to other applications like Shazam and SoundHound, the main difference being that Google’s Sound Search utilizes their own servers to [...]

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AT&T officially drops HTC One X price to $99 on contract

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Just a couple of days back we first heard the rumors of an upcoming price-drop for the HTC One X. While the XDA source didn’t seem too convincing, it turns out he was indeed speaking the truth. The beauty that is the One X can be yours for as little as $99, as long as you sell your soul to AT&T for two years.

In my eyes, this is a great deal. I consider the One X to be up there with the Samsung Galaxy S III as the best Android devices available currently. Each trumps the other in different fields of comparison, and on feature set I can’t choose between the two. But, with a $100 price difference, the One X is the winner for me.

[via Brief Mobile]


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Ask AC: What is ‘unlocked’?

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Is your Android phone's bootloader unlocked? Is it SIM unlocked? What's the difference?

There's been a bit of confusion in the blogs the past few days over unlocking phones. Maybe you're wondering about an unlocked bootloader. Or maybe you need something that's SIM unlocked. Or maybe you want to unlock your phone's bootloader, but you can't, because it's encrypted.

It's confusing, we know. Even bloggers have a hard time keeping it all straight. But you've come to the right place. We don't have that problem here. 

So let's have a little refresher course on what we mean when we talk about unlocking things, shall we?

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DROID RAZR Sees Another Leak to 6.16.215 – Chrome Included, Plus New Kernel and LTE Radio

  A new update has been found for the DROID RAZR on Motorola’s servers as build 6.16.215 and it looks to be an important one. The baseband (LTE radio in this case) and kernel have both been updated. Forum members who have already flashed this are claiming that they can tell a difference on the [...]

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Tactus Touch Screens Want to Give Your Screen an On-demand Physical Keyboard

Tactus Technology understands that the physical keyboard is essentially dead because people want to have more screen real estate for gaming and other highly interactive apps. But what if they could produce an on-demand physical keyboard that popped up through your touch screen? Think about the difference this could make in gaming controls or texting [...]

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Thursday Poll: Buying Your Samsung Galaxy SIII in 16GB or 32GB?

The Galaxy SIII will be Verizon’s first time to offer an Android device in multiple size options, so it’s sort of a new concept for buyers if you’ve never purchased say, an iPhone before. There is a $50 difference between the two choices and we are wondering which size most people would likely choose. Do you [...]

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AT&T HTC One X receiving minor update to improve WiFi performance

For those who have managed to get their hands on AT&T’s HTC One X after a customs delay pushed back its release date, an update is ready for you. The minor software update brings the phone to version 1.85.502.3 and mainly addresses issues pertaining to the handset’s WiFi functionality. The One X should see improved operation outside if WiFi networks as well as increased speeds over WiFi. An AT&T address book fix is also included.

The update doesn’t seem to address all known bugs for the One X, and some users are reporting no noticeable difference in WiFi performance. In some cases battery life is said to be taking a bit of a hit. Hopefully a larger update is in the works to address some of the more sweeping issues.

[via TheVerge]


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New Pictures Emerge for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III watch 2012 continues my Android friends. I just reported not even an hour ago about the conformation of 5 networks that will be carrying the highly-anticipated phone. Now the boys over at Android Police got their hands on some exclusive pictures of the Verizon SGS3.

 

 

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As you can see in the pictures, the Verizon back tattoo is in full view. As for the rest of the pictures, I do not see much difference from what we have been seeing for the nature inspired phone. At least to me it does not seem to different. What do you guys think? Looking pretty good?

Source: Android Police

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Reminder: Verizon Lights Up 28 New LTE Markets and Expands in 11 Others on May 17

As a reminder, this Thursday on May 17, Big Red is to introduce 4G LTE to a large handful of new markets and expand its already existing network in others. If you live in or around one of the cities listed below, then you will notice a big difference in data speeds starting this Thursday.  Introduction [...]

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HTC One X camera challenge – can you see the difference between a smartphone and a camera?

HTC camera challenge

HTC is pretty confident in the new camera they introduced in the One series. I have to be honest, they have good reason to be. The camera in the One S is downright spectacular, and really can replace a typical point-and-shoot digicam. It's a wonderful mix of hardware, software, and magic that truly delivers. In fact, HTC is pretty sure you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between pictures taken with the One X and those taken with a stand-alone camera. Hit the link below, run through and see what all the fuss is about.

Source: HTC

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AT&T breaks own smartphone sales record in Q1, iPhone still dominates

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AT&T this morning announced its first-quarter 2012 earnings. The carrier sold a Q1 record 5.5 million smartphones — 78 percent of them iPhones. That leaves 1.2 million Android and BlackBerry smartphones to make up the difference. AT&T didn't give a breakdown of non-iPhone sales, but it is worth noting that the heavily marketed Samsung Galaxy Note wasn't available until Feb. 19, so it missed half the quarter.

AT&T added 726,000 subscribers for the three months ending March 31, and saw its lowest churn in seven quarters.

Source: AT&T

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus drops to $200 on-contract

Last week, rumors suggested Verizon would be dropping the on-contract MSRP for its Galaxy Nexus. The phone, once a $300 exclusive in America, can now be had for $200 after rebates and other applicable discounts.

It’s a pretty sensible move on Verizon’s part. Not only has the device been out for more than four months, but Sprint’s version of the device, which costs $200 and launched yesterday, likely pushed Verizon to make the change.

In any case, $100 is a nice price difference. If you were holding out for a more attractive price (even though third-party retailers have frequent sales for it), there’s no better time than now to get it straight from Big Read. [Verizon via Droid-Life]


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MultiPonk Drops to $0.99 in the Play Store Until April 10

MultiPonk takes pong and makes it a battle between more than just 2 people and 1 ball. You have multiple boards, difference sizes and shapes of balls to bounce, and the option to add as many as four players at a time (on a tablet). Normally priced at $2.99, its creators have dropped the price [...]

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Google Prepping Semantic Search Results, Will Make Google Assistant That Much Smarter

Search, the cornerstone that Google is built on is getting ready to receive an overhaul pretty soon. Coming “over the next months” are semantic search results that can tell what you are looking for based on how and where you type it. The difference between searching for “an apple” or the the company Apple will [...]

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Acer Iconia Tab A510 Passes FCC

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The Acer Iconia Tab A510 might be setting its sights on North America. The FCC has approved the device which is said to be headed to Europe sometime this April. It’s a pretty nice tablet that is a considerable upgrade from the A200, and a cheaper alternative to the A700. The only difference between this and the latter is that it has a 1280×800 display instead of 1080p. It should be quite the looker once it does make its way to market but we’re still a bit far from that happening. [FCC]


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Samsung Drops the Galaxy Nexus 32GB from Production

I do not know how about you but I would like to see a 32 GB version of the Galaxy Nexus smart-phone lying on the USA store shelves. Unfortunately, it looks like Samsung is not interested in promoting its 32 GB Nexus product and despite all the rumors, we won’t see any in the USA. Expansys USA representatives say: “We’ve just been notified this morning that Samsung have dropped the Galaxy Nexus 32GB from production. At this time it looks like they will not be releasing it. Not good news at all.” Well, if I am not mistaken, Samsung did the same thing with the Galaxy S II last year but the only difference is that the Galaxy S II has a microSD card slot and the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t. At least, it is good to know that the Galaxy Nexus for Verizon is rumored to arrive in 16GB white and metallic silver versions.

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