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Miveu intros updated X case that turns your iPhone 5 into a rugged POV camera, we go straps-on

We’ve seen rugged cases for iPhones before, even those that claim to give it action-cam credentials. Miveu rolled up to CES and revealed its latest offering that incorporates a wide-angle FOV lens (much like the Mophie) along with a chest mount strap, updated to fit the latest phone from Apple (they launched one to fit point-and-shoots, too). The idea is pretty simple, of course. Snap your iPhone / camera into the snug protective case, fix it to the chest-strap and then get your action on. Miveu is also keen to point out that its solution means you can capture that sports footage, without having to bring another device along. Of course, you’re then relying on the video capabilities of the phone itself, which might not be comparable to dedicated solutions, but it’s definitely convenient, and at $80 (or $60 for the point and shoot version), a whole bunch cheaper.

Obviously, without too many moving parts, our impressions are based largely on the quality and feel. The case itself seems plenty tough, and we’d have no reservations about putting our own phone in it while out on the slopes / track. The strap part seemed well built, and the guys at the booth had to wear them all throughout the show, so if nothing else, that’s testament to how comfortable they are. The lens component, however, is likely the main attraction, as this is what turns it from a regular phone case, into an action cam facsimile. The wider angle certainly makes the footage look more like what you might be accustomed to from a GoPro or similar, and serves the dual purpose of protecting the one on your phone at the same time. The mount also has a tilt-and-pivot mechanism meaning you can flip the camera through 360 degrees, or angle it more directly towards the action. If you fancy getting your phone in on the action, you should be able to do so starting April 1st.

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Aptina intros 8MP sensors that bring 60FPS, pro-grade video to phones, action cameras

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Smartphones and action cameras are no strangers to high-speed video: devices like the HTC One X make it a selling point. They’ve usually had to crop the frame from a much larger sensor, however, cutting into the final image quality and the field of view. Aptina’s new AR0835 and AR0835HS sensors might be the ticket to no-compromise, fast footage. Both 8-megapixel, backside-lit CMOS imagers occupy as much of the sensor as they can when capturing widescreen video at 60 frames per second, oversampling HD video at 6 megapixels; the result is supposedly professional-level video sharpness and viewing angles without the professional-level pricing. Either sensor can also capture 6-megapixel stills mid-video, and they can combine pixels to record 720p video at an even brisker 120FPS. Aptina won’t have the action camera-focused AR0835HS in production until first quarter of 2013, but it’s already mass-producing the smartphone-oriented AR0835. As such, it shouldn’t be long before there’s brag-worthy, high-speed home movies sitting in our pockets.

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LG shows off Nexus 4 in its own commercial spot

LG has just put a new commercial up on its official Youtube page showing off the design and features of the Nexus 4. In two minutes of gloriously edited and produced footage, LG shows the device being handed off between multiple people, each accomplishing something new. Photo Sphere, Google Maps Navigation, Google Now and Wifi display mirroring are all shown off here, along with several nice shots of the rear panel's crystal reflective process. The commercial spot definitely has some of LG's style in it, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

What do you think about the commercial? Does it do the Nexus 4 justice? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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HTC M7 said to pack 4.7-inch 1080p display and 13MP camera, succeed One X

HTC M7 said to pack 4.7-inch 1080p display and 13MP camera, succeed One X

Unwired View and prolific leaker @evleaks have jointly doled out what are reportedly specs for a handset codenamed the HTC M7, the supposed successor of the One X. Headlined by a 4.7-inch 1080p “SoLux” screen with 468ppi, the LTE-toting smartphone is said to offer improved viewing angles, color accuracy and outdoor visibility. On the imaging front, the device is listed with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera leveraging a f/2.0 lens and support for 1080p, slow-mo and HDR video recording. There’s also mention of a front-facing 2-megapixel shooter capable of capturing footage in 1080p. As for internals, the phone is believed to be outfitted with a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in memory. Stereo speakers and a Beats amplifier should tag along as well, in addition to support for 802.11ac WiFi. The phone is expected to make its way to at least Sprint and Verizon with Jelly Bean and Sense 5 onboard, but an official reveal won’t reportedly happen until Mobile World Congress this coming Spring.

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Sony announces Xperia Lounge entertainment app for Android

Sony has announced a new smartphone application coming to Android devices called Xperia Lounge. Sony describes the app as a new entertainment application with exclusive content and competitions. These span film, music, gaming, and sports. The app is not available to only Xperia devices, so anyone with an Android device can download it and check it out.



That being said, some of the content in the app is limited to just Xperia device owners. VIP content and streaming mobile content cannot be accessed on other Android devices. Other Android users will be able to enjoy the competitions and some other content once they register through Sony, but it makes sense that Sony would want to keep some content exclusive to its device owners.

Owners of Xperia devices will be able to stream exclusive live concerts and behind the scenes footage of movies from the application. Sony is also working out a way for Xperia owners to meet celebrities via the streaming platform. The contests implemented will include prizes such as concerts, movie premieres, and sporting events.

When the app first launches, it will include exclusive Coldplay content and a chance to win tickets to see Swedish House Mafia on their global farewell tour. Down the line, users will get the chance to win tickets to select FIFA events and other awesome stuff. This app definitely has the potential to be cool, and it’s good to see Sony opening some of the features up to all Android users.

[via Slashgear]

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Angry Birds Star Wars Hoth update now available

Yesterday, we learned that Rovio was primed and ready to release the first major update to Angry Birds Star Wars. This new update adds a number of new levels set on the ice planet Hoth, along with a new character in the Princess Leia bird (who is really just Pink Bird all dressed up). Even better is the fact that this update is available right this minute.


Another perk of the update releasing today: we finally get to see some gameplay footage. When the update was announced yesterday, all we got is a teaser trailer featuring footage from The Empire Strikes Back. Today’s trailer isn’t much longer, but at least we get to see how some of the Hoth levels will play out, with our fearless bird heroes taking down all manner of Imperial structures, from probe droids to AT-AT walkers and even a Star Destroyer or two.

In all, there are 20 new levels to work your way through in this update, adding significantly to the levels found in the Tatooine and Death Star segments of the game. As well, the Princess Leia bird brings a whole new power to the table: eye lasers. Yes, you heard right, we said “eye lasers.” Princess Leia can apparently shoot a ton of powerful lasers from her eyes, which is something we don’t remember being in the movie but are just going to roll with anyway.

The Angry Birds Star Wars Hoth update is available right now from the Google Play Store [download link], but if you’re on the fence when it comes to the game, you can check out the trailer above to get a feel for how it plays. It probably won’t be long before we’re hearing about the next Angry Birds Star Wars update, so three-star all of those levels fast. Check out our timeline below for more information on Angry Birds Star Wars.


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Star Wars Angry Birds Hoth update lands tomorrow

A few years back, it seemed that every Star Wars game had the infamous Hoth level. Hoth showed up so many times in video games that critics and fans alike began to grow tired of it quickly, so these days, we don’t see the old ice planet show up as often. That’s all set to change tomorrow, when Rovio releases the first update for Angry Birds Star Wars.


Having already played through levels on Tatooine and the Death Star, Hoth seems like the next step if we’re ticking off memorable Star Wars locations. Rovio announced the Hoth update for Angry Birds Star Wars today, releasing another teaser trailer to get players excited. Details are pretty slim at the moment, but we know that Pink Bird will be taking center stage as Princess Leia in this update.

Other than that, though, notable details are few and far between. The trailer doesn’t give away anything big either, meaning that we don’t get to see any gameplay footage from the Hoth update. Instead, we have video from The Empire Strikes Back spliced together with some Rovio-made footage that shows Imperial AT-AT walkers struggling to get to Echo Base with all of that ice and snow underfoot. Check it out below.

Of course, it isn’t as if we need to see gameplay footage to know how Angry Birds plays. Aside from new locations, new powers, and new enemies, expect the game to be largely unchanged from the Tatooine and Death Star episodes. Looks like we’ll just have to wait until tomorrow to find out the more significant details. Stay tuned.


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Angry Birds Star Wars trailer dishes even more gameplay footage

Rovio is all set to launch Angry Birds Star Wars later this week (November 8 to be specific), but before it does, it has one last trailer to push out the door. Last week we given a brief look at the title’s gameplay, and today we’re getting a longer one. That’s right – if you’ve ever wanted to see what Chewbacca looks like in Angry Birds form, now’s your chance.


We get to see nearly a full minute of gameplay footage from Angry Birds Star Wars in the trailer below. It looks like Angry Birds Star Wars will play similar to both Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds proper, with some levels taking place on the ground and others taking place in the vacuum of space. The birds will obviously have Star Wars-themed powers too, so that’s something to get excited about.

For instance, the Luke Skywalker bird can use his lightsaber to do extra damage to structures and deflect blaster bolts, while Han Solo bird can use his blaster to snipe the pigs as he closes in for the hit. There’s also an Obi-Wan Kenobi bird that can use force powers, along with a Chewbacca bird that has a little extra heft to throw around. Finally, the trailer wraps-up by showing us the Millennium Falcon as it wreaks havoc on the pigs’ carefully planned structures.

All in all, it should be a pretty fun ride, provided you like both Angry Birds and Star Wars. Just a few more days to wait until it arrives, and then after launch we can see how Angry Birds Star Wars fares in comparison to the rest of the Angry Birds games. We’re going to go out on a limb and say that it becomes the most popular Angry Birds game yet. Thoughts?


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Android 4.1.2 Update For Samsung Galaxy Note Speculated To Feature TouchWiz Nature UI And Multi-Window, Video Surfaces Adding Further Speculation

 

As original Galaxy Note owners eagerly await the possible arrival of Jelly Bean 4.1.2 on their devices, we are now beginning to see signs of which custom features will be found in the update. Similar to the Galaxy Note II smartphone and the incoming Android 4.1.2 update due to for the Galaxy S III next month, the original Galaxy Note will include the awesome TouchWiz Nature UI and the multi-window feature, allowing for true multitasking and the ability to use multiple apps at once on the Galaxy Note.

To corroborate this news is the surfacing of not one, but two preliminary Jelly Bean builds being spotted in the wild for the Galaxy Note. The first build has a firmware version of N7000XXLS3 and is currently being tested at Samsung bringing not only the TouchWiz Nature UI and multi-window feature; the second build has a firmware version of N7000XXLS7 which not only highlights the same mentioned custom Sammy features, but actually has video footage of those features in action. Of course Sammy has stayed mum on whether or not this evidence is actually factual or not, but considering these builds are unlike anything we’ve ever seen before— we’re willing to bet that these are not only authentic— but that we’ll likely see the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 updates announced for the Galaxy Note sooner than later.

 

source: SamMobile 1 | SamMobile 2 | YouTube


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First Angry Birds Star Wars gameplay trailer is up [VIDEO]

We’ve been hearing a lot about how Angry Birds Star Wars will change up the Angry Birds formula a great deal, but Rovio hasn’t been very keen on sharing details until just recently. The developer has released the first gameplay footage from the new game and it’s every bit as fresh as we’d imagined it would be.

This first trailer features Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia recreated in the Angry Birds universe, and it gives a glimpse at some of the new powers and techniques the birds will use to defeat their age-old foes — the pigs.

One of the most notable new additions is that the red bird –Luke — finally has an ability. It can now use a light saber to zap away some of the structure surrounding the pigs.

Leia, a pink bird, features a triple-beam laser that seemingly takes care of an AT-AT with ease. I don’t need to tell you how excited I am, nor is it hard to imagine how excited many of you are for what’s shaping up to be a great new take on the series. Be sure to head to the Play Store November 8th when it launches for Android! Watch the trailer above.

PS: Disney now owns Lucas Arts. Implications for Angry Birds Star Wars? Unlikely. But something to know, anyway.


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Angry Birds Star Wars gameplay featured in latest trailer

We’ve seen a lot of trailers for Angry Birds Star Wars recently, but so far none of them have featured any actual gameplay. Instead of showing us what we’d really like to see, Rovio took famous clips from the movies and inserted its famous birds into them. Some of them were cute, others were silly, but now its time to cut out the funny business and get down to the nitty gritty: it’s time for gameplay, baby!


This latest trailer features some actual gameplay footage, but sadly, the look we get doesn’t last very long. Still, some is usually better than none, and in this case that holds true. It appears that the gameplay in Angry Birds Star Wars isn’t all that different from Angry Birds installments of the past, but there are enough differences to make it stick out from the rest.

For starters, the style is Star Wars-themed (obviously), with the birds dressed up as the heroes from the movies like Luke and Leia, while the pigs have donned their best suits of Stormtrooper armor. We also get to see the pigs driving an AT-AT at one point, which is definitely cool. Power-ups are Star Wars-themed as well, with one of the birds unleashing its lightsaber on the pig-built structures as it soars in for a collision.

In short, if you happen to be a fan of both Star Wars and Angry Birds (we’re assuming there are at least a few of you out there), this should be right up your alley. We look forward to seeing more gameplay in the coming days, but it won’t be long until the full game arrives at last. Angry Birds Star Wars launches on November 8 – are you picking this one up, or will you be skipping it?


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Sony Xperia TL comes to AT&T on November 2 for $99 with a two-year contract

Sony Xperia TL comes to AT&T on November 2 for $99 with a two-year contract

We’ve already gotten our collective mitts on Sony’s Xperia TL, and come November 2nd, you’ll be able to do the same by plunking down $99.99 and inking a two-year contract with AT&T. In case you need a refresher, the LTE handset runs a skinned build of Ice Cream Sandwich, packs a 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, NFC and a 4.6-inch 720p display powered by the firm’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine. Since Sony’s smartphone flagship is lucky enough to call itself the official James Bond phone, it’ll come stuffed with behind the scenes footage of the upcoming film Skyfall and Bond-themed ringtones, wallpapers and more. For the full lowdown on the Xperia TL’s arrival on Big Blue, hit the jump for the press release.

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Angry Birds Star Wars teaser shows you’re never too short to be a Stormtrooper

We have another Angry Birds Star Wars teaser to share with you today, and this one is a bit funnier than the last one we showed you. Again, this latest teaser doesn’t show any gameplay footage, instead giving us another clip from the classic films. Last time, it was the scene from A New Hope where Han tells Luke and Obi-Wan about his famous Kessel run, whereas this time, we have Princess Leia asking about the stature of a curious-looking Stormtrooper.


Normally, after Leia asks “Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper,” we’d expect the camera to cut to Luke, who pulls off his helmet and declares that he is the mighty Skywalker come to rescue her. Instead of that, this time we’re treated to a shot of one of the titular Angry Birds dressed in Stormtrooper armor. The bird attempts to take off his helmet to deliver the famous line, but instead discovers that the helmet is stuck and proceeds to bounce away, defeated and fuming.

We have to say, this is one of the more hilarious trailers Rovio has released for Angry Birds Star Wars. It’s sad that we don’t get to see any gameplay footage, but then again, we already know how Angry Birds plays – fling the birds at the pigs to win. Since every installment of Angry Birds has followed this basic principle, there’s no real reason to think that Angry Birds Star Wars will be any different.

Of course, that could be what Rovio wants us to think. Maybe the developer has some special gameplay changes in mind for Angry Birds Star Wars? It’s fun to consider, but it probably isn’t the best idea to get your hopes up for some major gameplay changes. In any case, we’ll have more details on Angry Birds Star Wars as we continue to barrel toward the game’s November 8 release date, so keep it tuned here to Android Community!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 initial photo and video samples

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We've been spending the past few days getting to know the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and we'll be publishing our full review soon. In the meantime, we've got a selection of photos and video from the phone's impressive 8-megapixel camera. Like the Galaxy S3, the Note 2 packs a rear camera with a BSI (backside illuminated) sensor and f/2.6 aperture. The camera software also shares many of the characteristics of the S3's, including rapid-capture capabilities and a HDR shooting mode. And it packs some impressive macro shooting capabilities, as you'll see in our samples after the break.

Click through for a gallery containing some of our sample images, along with some 1080p video footage.

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New iPad App Teaches Children About Animals

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PebbleQuest is pleased to announce the release of My Animal Discovery, a series of applications designed to teach children about their favorite animals. My Animal Discovery combines puzzle play, wildlife video footage and educational content, so children can learn about the animals they love.

Each app has 10 animals and each animal can be assembled through a puzzle design with settings that can be changed to make the puzzle more or less challenging depending on the fine motor skills of the child. An equally important feature is the fact sheet that introduces children to basic facts about exotic animals of Africa such as the lion, elephant and chimpanzee as well as North American favorites such as the bear, puma or armadillo. Along with fun facts, the app is also designed to be a supplement for those teaching children the fundamental skills of measurement and approximation.

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Finish reading “New iPad App Teaches Children About Animals” and see screenshots for the app on AppCraver.com.

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Could this be Apple’s solution to the iPhone letterboxing issue?

Is this Apple's solution to the iPhone's letterboxing issue

As things stand, empty voids at the top and bottom of an iPhone or iPad display come as standard with every widescreen video you might care to watch — a problem that almost persists with the iPhone 5, since that phone’s elongated panel is still a few pixels off 16:9. However, judging from paperwork recently filed with the USPTO, which mentions both mobile and TV displays, Cupertino thinks it has a general workaround: using a Photoshop-style technique to copy colors from each frame of video and use them to sympathetically fill in the letterbox bars, mimicking the appearance of full-screen footage.

The latest application — filed in January of this year — actually builds on an earlier one that Apple first submitted in 2006, when the original iPhone was in development. Since then, various other companies have had success with similar display-extending ideas, such as Ambilight on Philips TVs and the illuminated strip on an Xperia U smartphone, but nothing exactly like this smart-fill concept has so far taken off. Ultimately, the question is whether messing with the borders of a video clip in this manner would look better or just plain awkward. As yet, thorough testing in our mind’s eye remains inconclusive, but it’s almost easier to imagine this curing letterboxed apps (of which we’ll soon see plenty on iOS) rather than video.

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Could this be Apple’s solution to the iPhone letterboxing issue? originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG continues to tease the Optimus G, making the impossible possible

Having been teased, and then leaked, and then officially announced, LG is back on the teasing trail again for their latest flagship device. The latest trailer for the upcoming Optimus G keeps one pretty major thing back though — any actual footage of the phone. Instead, we're promised the "first of an all new redesigned series" and that the impossible will become possible. Leaves us wondering what else we're going to see in the coming months from the Korean OEM.

So, that's all fine and dandy, but our main question remains the same. Can we have the phone already? The Optimus G is — spec wise at least — a monster of a phone. That quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, HD IPS display and 13MP camera is sending out good vibes. But, we still need to see it. Please, LG?

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Amazon uploads full video of Kindle press conference to YouTube

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While we couldn’t get any live streaming action to follow along with Amazon’s earlier announcements as they came, Amazon has at least given users a chance to sit in on the fun for themselves.

They’ve uploaded a video of their full Kindle press conference, which includes announcements for the Kindle Fire HD variants and the second generation upgraded Kindle Fire.

Don’t forget that we have some footage of our own to digest. We’ve gotten hands-on with everything we could. [INSERT LINKS TO SEPARATE HANDS ON POSTS]. Watch the video of the press conferences above.


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Lumia 920 PureView trailer was filmed with a different camera, Nokia apologizes for the confusion

Lumia 920 PureView trailer was filmed with a different camera, Nokia apologizes for the confusion

Nokia’s video showcasing the Lumia 920′s Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) might’ve given the impression it was filmed with the new PureView-toting device, but a reflection of a film crew spotted by Pocket Now in the trailer (27 seconds deep) hinted that wasn’t the case. The folks in Espoo have confirmed that the footage was indeed captured using a different camera. “Of course, hindsight is 20 / 20, but we should have posted a disclaimer stating this was a representation of OIS only,” the company’s Heidi Lemmetyinen penned on the Nokia Conversations blog. “This was not shot with a Lumia 920. At least, not yet. We apologize for the confusion we created.” You can catch the offending video and a shorter, but accurate clip comparing a prototype of the PureView handset with a competing device after the break.

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We’re live at Motorola’s On Display event!

Greetings from a rainy, humid New York City. We’re here live at Motorola’s On Display event where we expect to see the unveiling of several new devices, including the long-in-gestation Motorola Droid RAZR HD. The “display” theme certainly fits if that’s the case, but nothing will be confirmed until 2PM EDT when Motorola kicks things off. It looks like we’ll be treated to a bit of live music with a drum set, guitar, and synthesizers currently setup on stage.

Remember, you can watch along live with us over at Moto’s official livestream, but be sure to keep it tuned to Phandroid. We’ll be providing up-to-the-minute updates, reactions, and commentary as well as any hands-on footage we grab after the presentation wraps up.

 


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DROID RAZR M Hangs Out on Video, Shows Off Its Giant Chin

The DROID RAZR M is sure getting its fair share of play these days, but that’s expected since it will likely be announced next week at Motorola’s NYC event. In today’s footage, we get actual video of the device, giving us a great view of that almost edge-to-edge display. For a smaller device, this thing [...]

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Gameloft Releases Wild Blood Gameplay Trailer (Shut Up and Take My Google Play Gift Card!)

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After teasing us a few weeks back with little more than some fancy artwork and in-game character models, Gameloft is finally giving us a look at some actual gameplay for their upcoming title Wild Blood. The hype surrounding WB is that it’s being built using the Unreal Engine 3 made famous by iOS’ Infinity Blade. Needless to say, Android gamers are expecting nothing short of console-quality visuals.

When it comes to gameplay, many were expecting Wild Blood to be nothing more than an Infinity Blade rip-off (a business model Gameloft has become infamous for thanks to their “me too” titles). However, watching through their gameplay footage, it seems this will be more of a free-roaming, action RPG, hack-n-slash than a gesture based medieval Fruit Ninja. Take a look for yourself.

I must admit, while WB looks much better than the typical Gameloft fare, there seems to be a little something lacking. Call it “pizazz” or what have you. Animations seemed a little stiff, and there really wasn’t enough dynamic lighting or special effects to really wow me. But then again, maybe I’m just a hard sell. I did find the gameplay appealing thanks to the inclusion of a dodge maneuver which should add some skill to an otherwise mindless genre. What did you guys think? Is Wild Blood already living up to your expectations?


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Samsung Galaxy S3 spotted running official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Rumors have been circulating over the past couple of weeks suggesting Samsung’s hard at work on a Jelly Bean update for the (international) Galaxy S3, and that release is slated for late August or early September. Today we have the first indication of what this new software version might actually look like, as video footage of Android 4.1 on the S3 has leaked out from Mexican site AndroidMX.

The video shows exactly what we’d expect Jelly Bean on the Galaxy S3 to look like — you’ve still got all your TouchWiz customizations there, and that’s still 90 percent of what you’ll see in normal operation. However, fancy new Jelly Bean features like Google Now and the redesigned notification area are present and accounted for.

As for speed, the S3 looks fast on Android 4.1, but then it’s pretty speedy on ICS, too, so that’s nothing new.

Regardless of how much new stuff there ends up being in this update, international Galaxy S3 owners will be hoping that the rumors of a release in the next month or so turn out to be true. We’ll certainly be crossing our fingers.

Source: YouTube, via: SamMobile

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Galaxy S III Running Jelly Bean Spotted

We’ve done post after post about rumors hinting to the Galaxy S III getting Jelly Bean really soon. It seems that as we’ve expected, Samsung has been hard at work on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the International Galaxy S III. The release of it has been said that it is slated for the end of August or an early September roll out. Today we’ve found proof and the first indication of what the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software would look like on the Galaxy S III. A video was released on YouTube showing of footage of Android 4.1 on the Galaxy S III. It’s leaked out from a Mexican site known as AndroidMX. You can check out the video at the end of the post.

The video shows exactly what you’d expect of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to look like on the Galaxy S III device. You’ll notice that all of the TouchWiz customizations are still there and that’s about 90 percent of what you would see in its normal operation. Of course, you’ll see all of the new Jelly Bean features everyone has been dieing to get and even have gotten thanks to the XDA Forums. Features like Google Now and the completely redesigned notification interface are there as was promised.

As for the supposed speed improvements, the Galaxy S III looks really fast on Android 4.1, but the device has always been pretty speedy on the previous Ice Cream Sandwich version. Thus, it’s nothing new as many people would say. Although some devices have seen huge speed improvements that’s not true for everything. Considering how fast the Galaxy S III already is, it wasn’t a surprise that there wasn’t a huge speed improvement.

Sure there’s a lot of new stuff in the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for all of the International Galaxy S III owners. Owners of the international version will be hoping for the rumors of release to prove to be true. I guess we’ll just have to see how it all works out at the end of the month or in the beginning of September when the supposed rumors say it releases. We’ll definitely be watching for the release and will keep you updated when we see the update begin to push out. As for the U.S version, there has been no word on that whatsoever.

Unfortunately I am really feeling that we won’t be seeing the Jelly Bean update for U.S versions of the Galaxy S III until the end of the year as was rumored a while back. It could even be a bit later if Samsung’s track record has been saying anything as of late. Hopefully I’m wrong and we’ll be seeing it very soon though (three cheers for brightening the situation!).

Has anyone else seen the Jelly Bean update for the international Galaxy S III yet? If so, be sure to let us know in the comments and we’ll get up a article on it as soon as possible!

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Gameloft teases Unreal-powered Wild Blood

Wild Blood

Gameloft has been having a bit of fun with video game fans using their next action adventure game as bait. As revealed, the game is called Wild Blood and makes use of the Unreal Engine. The freshly revealed trailer shows off some pretty interesting footage but Gameloft isn't ready to give up all the goods just yet. Hints given out tell us the IP based on a well-known character from history and that's about it. In order to unlock the next hint, you have to hit up their Facebook page. If you're not all into that and just want to check out the trailer, you'll find it embedded below.

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EA shows off Real Racing 3, we all gaze at its beauty

Electronic Arts has gone and published the first trailer of forthcoming sequel, Real Racing 3. And boy oh boy does it look good. Trailers are supposed to show off their subject in its best light, but this so called "pre alpha footage" leaves us very excited to see the finished game. 

Real Racing 3 is also set to include a selection of real life tracks, such as the formidable Laguna Seca, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the home of British Motorsport, Silverstone. 

What we don't actually know for sure though, is that the title will definitely be coming to Android. However, given that Real Racing 2 made its way into Google Play — which is currently on sale by the way — we're quietly confident that we'll be seeing this one. We need to see this one. It'll be out sometime later this year, and is most certainly one to watch out for.

Source: Electronic Arts (Facebook) 

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Samsung won’t be able use footage from ’2001: A Space Odyssey’ as evidence in trial against Apple

I’m no lawyer, but what’s the deal with Judge Lucy Koh? First she rules that Samsung is unable to use evidence that clearly shows they were working on designs that resembled the iPhone back in 2006, and now she ruled that Samsung can’t use footage from the movie, “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

As you know “2001: A Space Odyssey” features a tablet well before the iPad was even thought of let alone designed. I assume the reason why Koh keeps refusing these exhibits is because this case isn’t about refuting Apple’s patents. It’s on whether Samsung infringed on them or not. The fact that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should have or shouldn’t have granted these patents is not on the table.

source: allthingsd

 


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[Video] Man Falls on Subway Tracks While Talking on his Phone. New Laws to Come About?

This can be put under the “random” category in articles that we post, but I thought I would talk about it. Seems that a man in Philadelphia  was talking on phone, when he lost his footing and fell onto some subway tracks. Now this happened last year, but they are finally releasing the footage from the security cameras. The man was lucky, because it was very late at night so no trains passed through. That being said, he was also lying on the tracks unconscious and no one was around the help him. Eventually he woke up and crawled out of his subway tomb. My guess is that he broke his phone.

Now the reason I am writing this post, is because with stupidly like this, the government just might start enforcing laws about walking and using a cell phone. It is already illegal to do anything on your phone while driving, but now it just might be enforced if you are doing the simple task of “one foot in front of the other”. It is sad that someone can get so distracted with a phone call that they cannot see a huge gap in the ground, right in front of them. Now I have had my random times where I have bumped into someone while sending a text, but I  do not think I would ever walk over the edge of platform in a Willie Coyote fashion.

Of course there has been other footage that you can find on YouTube where people have walked into random things while talking or texting on their phone. It is sad that are phones do really run are lives, and can distract us just enough to make us not even aware of our own surroundings. I am just worried that they are going to start enforcing laws for us not to use are phones while we walk. That will just be ridiculous, but I fear that is where we are heading. Check out the video below and let us know what you guys think.

Source: Mashable.com

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Amazing Alex from Rovio arriving on Android in July

Rovio's next eagerly awaited title, Amazing Alex, will be with us on Android sometime in July. The above trailer has been created by Rovio confirming such, that we'll be seeing it this month. Sadly, what the trailer doesn't give us, is any sign of gameplay footage. 

Amazing Alex will of course be a follow up title from the developers of the smash hit, Angry Birds franchise. It will  be a physics based puzzle game, with over 100 levels to tackle. Additionally players can design their own levels using 35 different interactive objects. And, in true Rovio style, we're promised regular, free updates. We're looking forward to getting our hands on this one.

Source: Amazing Alex (Rovio)

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SanDisk Announces Extreme Pro microSD Cards, “The Worlds Fastest Mobile Memory Card”

Have you ever wished you could increase the read/write speed of your Android device’s microSd card? Well you can, by replacing your existing memory card with the “worlds fastest mobile memory card” from SanDisk. Just announced today, SanDisk’s Extreme Pro microSDHC cards boast the fastest speeds available for your portable device and reportedly support read speeds up to 95MB/s and a write speed of 90MB/s. The cards are available now in both 8GB and 16GB configurations and sell for $59.99 and $99.99 respectively. You didn’t think the worlds fastest speeds were going to come cheap, did you?

If this sounds like just the thing you have been looking for, head to the source link below to place an order. Before you spend that kind of cash, make sure you use the site’s compatibility checker to be sure your device will support the speedy little cards.

Full press release after the break

source: SanDisk

SANDISK INTRODUCES WORLD’S FASTEST MEMORY CARD
FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS

Loads apps faster, transfers files quicker and improves overall system responsiveness with up to 95MB/sec read and up to 90MB/sec write speeds1

Ideal for users running multiple apps such as mobile games, email, photo capture and Full-HD2 video recording

Mobile phones will capture 525 billion images in 2012 and nearly one third of all video footage in 2014, according to IDC

MILPITAS, Calif., June 19, 2012-SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced the world’s fastest mobile memory card. The SanDisk Extreme Pro® microSDHC™ UHS-I card is ideal for smartphone and tablet users who want to boost their device’s storage capacity while enjoying the fastest mobile experience.

Maximum Performance for Next-Generation Mobile Devices
The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card enables smartphone and tablet users to fully enjoy their mobile device’s advanced applications.

·Full HD Video Capture: Mobile phones will capture approximately one third of all video footage by 2014, according to IDC3. With a UHS Speed Class 1 rating (Class 10 equivalent), the new card allows consumers to record superior Full HD videos, even in 3D

·High-Quality Photo Capture: Mobile phones will capture 525 billion photos in 2012, roughly half of all photos captured this year, according to IDC4. The card is ideal for mobile imaging applications, offering up to 90MB/sec write speed for capturing multiple photos using burst mode with a UHS-I enabled mobile device

·Faster File Transfers: With up to 95 megabyte per second (MB/sec) read speed, the card moves files quickly between host devices

·Seamless Multitasking; Fast Downloads: The card allows consumers to smoothly run multiple applications at the same time and download files quickly using 4G LTE phones

“SanDisk offers the broadest mobile memory card lineup in the industry,” said Chris Loh, director, product marketing, SanDisk. “Our portfolio includes microSD cards with the fastest speeds, highest storage capacities and reliability that consumers demand.”

Availability and Pricing
The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card is available on www.sandisk.com in 8 gigabyte (GB)5 and 16GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $59.99 and $99.99. The card is compatible with any microSDHC-slotted device and is ideal for UHS-enabled smartphones and tablets.


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