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Hey, CES 2013 Starts Tonight! And Yep, We’re Here to Cover It

Yes, folks, it’s true – CES 2013 starts tonight. Tim and I are in Vegas, a prime burger and beer deep, ready to start talking about the world of consumer electronics for 12-16 hours per day for the next week. It’s a wild time, if you haven’t yet experienced a Consumer Electronics Show. There will [...]

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ComScore: Android and iOS Continue to Climb, Rest of the Industry Falls

We haven’t mentioned many of these reports from marketing firms like comScore over the last few months because they have all painted the same picture for 2 years now. We’re talking smartphone operating share in the U.S., something that Android has had a stranglehold over for quite some time. After surging to the front of [...]

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Another new wave of Nexus 4s shipping

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Nary a moment too soon, word in our Nexus 4 forums is that another batch of the hard-to-buy (and harder-to-ship, apparently) smartphone is on its way to the good boys and girls. The phone's still sold out on Google Play, both in the 8- and 16-gigabyte versions, as are the rubber bumpers. (Interesting, though, is that it's saying we've reached our limit for bumper purchases, not that they're sold out. Apparently we're consider bumper horders or something.)

Anyhoo. Be on the lookout for a shipping e-mail if you haven't gotten on already.

More: Nexus 4 forums

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Amazon Hosts “Free App of the Day” Greatest Hits From the Last Couple of Years, All Free of Course

We’re days away from 2013, so as we inch closer, the deals for our favorite apps, accessories, or phones are starting to creep in. The first notable sale we noticed, was one through Amazon and their Appstore. While I probably haven’t used the service in over a year, I fully understand the importance of its [...]

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The Droid Life Show: Episode 10

Welcome back, to The Droid Life Show! Tonight, we hit out first semi-milestone, which is episode 10! Not bad, especially for this group of Android enthusiasts. As we wind down over the next few weeks and prepare for 2013, our topics are definitely more opinion-driven. There haven’t been any new devices announced over the last week [...]

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Tumblr For Android Updated, Brings Support For Tablets

The official Tumblr for Android application was updated this morning, which brings full tablet support and a new Following screen. If you haven’t updated yet, go get on that. I haven’t been much into Tumblr, but if the above thumbnails are any indication as to what I might be missing, I think I’m going to [...]

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Reminder: Get Your Video Submissions in for The Mobile Nations 2013 CES Experience!

The Mobile Nations 2013 CES Experience!

Well folks, the response so far has been tremendous in The Mobile Nations 2013 CES Experience. The list of entrants is growing steadily, and we would like to thank ALL that have entered thus far.

That said, if you haven't submitted your entry yet, what are you waiting for??? If you're selected, you could join us and NVIDIA at CES 2013. Airfare, hotel and a pass to the show is all included… along with 'insider access' to some cool events, and even a few nights out with the Mobile Nations and NVIDIA teams. It's going to be a blast.

For all the details, check out the official post. Keep those submissions coming in!

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New Root Method Released for Verizon’s Galaxy S3 Running Jelly Bean

With the official Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1) update out for Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S3, we can imagine that some of you may have lost root in the process. Thankfully, an updated method to unlock the bootloader on the device (if you haven’t already) and root it is available. The steps in the XDA [...]

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Google Search Receives Minor Update, Changelog Currently M.I.A.

This morning, Google Search received an update, but it must be quite minor given that Google didn’t update the changelog. The app did recently receive a big update, so we are guessing this is more of a bug fixing update or something along those lines. If you haven’t already, go grab it. Play Link Cheers ViZZiATO!

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Rumored HTC M7 Sports 5″ HD Display, 13MP Camera, and Aluminum Unibody Frame – You Have Our Attention

Making the rounds today is a new rumored device from HTC called the M7. As of today, we haven’t discussed this phone whatsoever, but over the past week, it’s been gaining attention through Asian-based tech sites and for good reason. The M7 is said to come to market here in the U.S. sometime in mid Q1 of [...]

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Google says Nexus 4 ordering available in Canada today

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If you live in Canada and haven't been able to get your paws on a Nexus 4, Google has now sent out an email letting everyone know they'll be offering the well sought after device online today. 12:00 noon PST is when things kick off and no doubt, you'll need to be quick with a browser to get in on this action. Anyone going to try their luck? If so, may the force be with you.

Source: Google Play, Thanks @bjom77!

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Early December Release Set For Nexus 7 Dock From ASUS?

For a tablet that seems to be selling quite well, we sure haven’t seen much of an effort from either Google or ASUS to produce some accessories to go along with the Nexus 7. Every now and then we hear about covers for it, but who cares about that? Finally today, we have some news [...]

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Review: Eye in Sky Weather for Android

Last night on the DL Show I mentioned a weather app called Eye in Sky Weather. Read on to see what makes this app good enough to be on two of my home screens. Eye in the Sky Weather (ESW) doesn’t have any standout features that you haven’t seen in a weather app before, but [...]

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Amazon Appstore Now Available For Japan

Just two months ago Amazon started accepting app submissions from developers for their up-and-coming Japanese AppStore launch. Since then, we haven’t heard a whole lot about it. Regardless, Amazon has pulled off the red curtains today and now have the Amazon Appstore available for the public! Amazon has not stopped accepting submissions though. If you’re a developer, you may just want to submit your app to the Appstore, as it could be a great source for more revenue. Especially with Amazon’s recent Kindle refresh!

If you’re wanting to take a look at the Japanese Appstore or just want to submit an app, be sure to hit the source link below!

source: Amazon Japan
via: Talk Android 

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ZTE pushes its first Android 4.2 update to mid-range device

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In a rather quick turn-around since the code has gone live, ZTE has just announced that it is pushing an Android 4.2 update to one of its devices. Interestingly enough, this update is pushing to a mid-range device only being sold in the Chinese market, the N880E. This device has a 4-inch WVGA screen, 1GHz processor and just 512MB of RAM, but ZTE has still given the green light to push the update. The N880E was one of the first devices in the world to ship with Android 4.1 (which was nearly stock as well), so in that regard it's fitting that this was the device chosen to receive the first 4.2 update as well.

This is an astonishingly quick update cycle that ZTE is operating on considering that even Nexus devices just received the update a couple of weeks ago, some of which likely still haven't pulled it down. We really wish more manufacturers out there could operate this quickly when it comes to software updates.

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Granny Smith updated with 9 bonus levels and ‘expert’ mode

Granny Smith

Granny Smith has been one of our favorite games lately, and thankfully the developer has been quick about bringing out updates with fixes and new levels. The last update brought a whole new world of space-themed gameplay, and this one is adding another 9 "bonus" levels. These levels are dispersed among the other levels, which gives the game good replay value. There's also now a toggle to select a "hard" mode in the settings, which makes the thief move faster, brings trickier jumps and requires at least one apple to move on to the next level.

Haven't grabbed Granny Smith yet? It's probably the best $0.99 you'll spend on a game this week. You can take a look at the Google Play Store link above.

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16GB Samsung Nexus 10 showing in stock in U.S. Google Play Store

Android Central

If you missed out on a Samsung Nexus 10 earlier this week during the Nexus day pandemonium, there may be another chance. While the 32GB version is still showing as sold out, the screen we see here greets us when we head over to the 16GB page. We haven't tried purchasing — namely because this writer isn't based in the U.S. — but it's there for all to see. It seems to be potentially isolated to the U.S. Play Store, as the UK is still showing both sizes out of stock, but it might be worth checking where you are. But if you were disappointed to miss out on a Nexus 10, head over and try and snag one now. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you were successful, equally if you find any outside of the U.S. They're not likely to be around for long. 

Source: Google Play

More: Samsung Nexus 10 Review, Nexus 10 Forums

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Live – Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 Hands-on a Day Early

With the LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10 now in hand, and a day before they both go on sale, we thought we should take you on a live tour of each, just in case you were still deciding whether or not you should buy these devices. I haven’t even had a chance to [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Camera to Launch November 16 on AT&T for $499

We finally have word from AT&T and Samsung on when people can pick up the Galaxy Camera. According to the press release, the Jelly Bean-powered device will go on sale November 16, priced at $499.99 with or without a data plan. For those that haven’t been reading up on the Galaxy Camera, the backside of [...]

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32GB Nexus 7 on Sale for $229 Today at eBay (Updated)

Still haven’t picked up a Nexus 7? Maybe eBay’s deal today will get you to pull the trigger. On sale for $229, with free shipping, you can pick up the 32GB version and save yourself over $20 (potentially much more because of shipping). The listing says that quantities are “limited,” so you may want to [...]

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ASUS Handing Out Vouchers in Europe For Buyers of the Nexus 7 Before Price Drop (Updated: Google Too)

Anyone who purchased the Nexus 7 before October 29 when the price dropped and more memory suddenly meant less money certainly has a reason to be a little upset. Up to this point we haven’t heard anything from either ASUS or Google on the subject, but the situation seems to have changed today. Depending on [...]

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[Deal] RadioShack offering 32GB Nexus 7 for $229 for a limited time only

 

Still haven’t nabbed yourself Google’s Nexus 7 tablet? This may be an incentive for you to finally grab one. For a limited time, RadioShack is offering $20 off on one item that exceeds $125, in which the Nexus 7 does. Just enter in the coupon code “RMN20″ and you should be able to purchase it for $229 plus taxes.

Head on over to the source link, and don’t forget the coupon code! We don’t know how long this code lasts, so buy now if you’re interested.

source: RadioShack


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The Tiny Bang Story On Sale For Just $0.99 Through Google Play, Limited Time Only

If you haven’t jumped onto The Tiny Bang Story yet because of that intimidating $3 price tag, then might I suggest getting it right now for just a $1? Fantastic price for a fantastic game. The game is based on puzzles and features an incredibly in-depth story full of awesome characters and beautiful graphics.  The game is [...]

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Get that VIZIO Co-Star while it’s in stock!

If you are a fan of all things Android like us, you have been dying to get your hands on a VIZIO Co-Star but haven’t been able to catch it in stock. The $100 Google TV box has been flying off the shelves like no other Google TV unit, mostly due to its great price and equally good features.

After going in and out of stock for several months, the VIZIO Co-Star is now available for purchase again. We don’t know if it will be for very long, but it should be a good idea to purchase yours as soon as possible. It has been some time since it’s launch and the hype might be starting to slow down, but it is still a device many of us have been waiting to get.

It is a great deal for $100, especially considering it comes with a capable dual-core processor and OnLive compatibility. It would be great for streaming, Google TV apps and even cloud gaming. You really can’t get a better deal when it comes to a capable, yet affordable Google TV device.

If you want to sign up for one, you can go ahead and purchase it at VIZIO’s website right now. We already did, will you?!

[via GTV Source]


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Samsung has sold 30 million Galaxy S3′s worldwide

Samsung Galaxy S3

We heard just yesterday about the relative success of the Galaxy Note 2, selling 3 million units in just over 30 days. That was quite a feat, but how about this? 30 million Galaxy SII (S3) units sold worldwide since launch. That's a serious number, especially considering that the device hasn't had worldwide availability for that long.

It's surely outpacing anything else out there, including the amazing sales numbers of the Galaxy S2, and we haven't even hit the holiday season yet. We'll likely see tens of millions more Galaxy S3's sold in the coming months.

Source: Samsung Poland (Twitter) Via: The Verge

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Pocket receives a speed boost in its latest update

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Extremely popular news reading app Pocket has just received an update focused on one thing: speed. Sure we all like new features and UI elements, but if an app is slow, nothing else really matters. If you haven't used Pocket (or similar apps) before, it basically allows you to use Android's built-in sharing functionality to add all types of content to a queue of things for reading later. This latest update improves the speed of launching and navigating through the app, as well as scrolling and responsiveness.

In addition to the overall speed improvements, this latest update has added a couple small feature changes. You can now edit tags while reading articles, issues with ASUS tablets have been resolved and numerous bugs have been fixed.

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Contest: Win a Braven 600 High Fidelity Bluetooth Speaker!

Who is down to win a high fidelity Bluetooth speaker from the folks over Braven? Haven’t heard of Braven? With their new line of portable speakers, you can sort of think of them as the affordable competitor to Jawbone and their Jambox line. They currently have three speaker options – the 600, 625s, and the 650 [...]

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Diner Dash now available on Amazon’s Kindle Fire

Android Central

Mobile game Diner Dash has made its Android debut on the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Bad news for fans without an Amazon tablet though, because the game appears to be exclusive to the Kindle Fire for now. Searching for it on the Amazon Appstore on a different Android device returns no results (although the results return plenty of similar games to be downloaded).

The game may seem a little dated, but its publisher, PlayFirst, reminded us that it’s enjoyed over 650 million downloads worldwide.

Diner Dash was developed by GameLab before PlayFirst acquired the rights to own it. If you haven’t had enough, the game has spawned four sequels since its initial runaway success.

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Nexus 4 Support Manuals Discovered

October 29th can’t come soon enough. In case haven’t been paying attention for the last few weeks, that’s the day the new Nexus 4 will be unveiled as well as the Nexus 10 tablet. Well, Engadget was tipped off to actual quick start guides released on LG’s UK and Australian sites. The manuals confirm the Nexus 4 name, LG E960 model name, 8 and 16 GB versions, induction charging, no micro-SD slot, and an LED on the bottom of the device among other things.

Check out the support manual for yourself.

Source: Engadget

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FCC clears 3G version of Nexus 7; Perhaps just in time for Google’s October 29th event?

Looks like the FCC has cleared the 3G version of Google’s ASUS made tablet in the Nexus 7. Most likely just in time for its official outing during next weeks October 29th event held by Google. The Asus-made tablet will don the model number of ME370TG.

Rumors of a proposed 3G version of the Nexus 7 has been circulating around the net for about 2 months now, so this isn’t much of a surprise that it has finally passed through the FCC. For those that haven’t gotten themselves a Nexus 7 yet, will this finally push you to get one?

source: FCC


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