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NVIDIA Project Shield official unveiling video

Want to get a little closer to NVIDIA's Project Shield? The company's just uploaded the official unveiling video shown at today's pre-CES event in Las Vegas. The innards of this Android-powered hand-held games console are laid bare, as a virtual Project Shield device is constructed from the ground up. Take a look above.

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NVIDIA announces their cloud platform, say hello to NVIDIA Grid

 

 

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NVIDIA's CES event has just started, but we've already cam around to something awesome — NVIDIA Grid. It's a cloud-based gaming service, where a huge bank of NVIDIA powered servers compute and calculate everything needed to render 3G games in the cloud, then stream them to your location. We saw it demonstrated on an awful nice LG Smart TV, but even more exciting we saw a glimpse of it running on the Transformer Prime.

This could be a pretty killer feature, and we can't wait until the event is over and we can have a better look. Keep an eye out for more on this one!

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New ‘Amber Brown’ Galaxy Note 2 shows up again, this time in real photos

Amber Brown Galaxy Note 2

Quickly following on the heels of leaked renders of two new colors of the Galaxy Note 2, we've got some real hands-on images of the Amber Brown version of the device. The device seems to be all the same as the other Note 2 varieties, but now covered in a deep brown color. This is probably going to be a bit of a polarizing color — either love it or hate it — if we have to be honest, but more options are always better. This model is a Japanese version for the carrier NTT Docomo but it's feasible that we could see this color, along with the new "Ruby Wine" (aka red) color, come to other markets also.

We've got one more look at the device for you after the break. The source link below has several more with pictures of the box, accessories and color-matched brown flip cover as well.

Source: GizChina

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Android: A Look Back To 2012, And A Look Forward To 2013

android-a-look-back-to-2011-and-a-look-forward-to-2012Happy New Year! It’s that time again; with the new year comes our new annual prediction post. I tackled this last year, and rather than do a bunch of crazy, pulled-from-thin-air predictions, I ended up with a link-filled research-fest for the year. It worked out pretty well, so that’s what’s on the docket for today. First though, I’ll take a look and see just how many of last year’s predictions and rumors came true, and provide some updates for the more important topics.

A Look Back To 2012

What a crazy year. 2012 brought us two versions of Jelly Bean: 4.1 and 4.2.  We saw a complete transformation of Google Search with the Knowledge Graph, Google Now, voice output, and Google Goggles integration.

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Android: A Look Back To 2012, And A Look Forward To 2013 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand – 5" display and 1.2GHz dual-core processor

Good lord, Samsung really does want to make 5″ screens the new default size. That’s what you get with the Samsung Galaxy Grand, which appears to be a mid-range Android model offering a 5″ display powered by a dual-core processor. It’s a bigger, slightly less powerful Galaxy S3 by the look of it.

Android 4.1 is the launch OS on the Galaxy Grand, with the only real downside here being the display resolution, which may look a little rough on that screen running at 480×800. There’ll be a dual-SIM version, too…

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..which makes us suspect it won’t see a UK launch. But you never know. Love these Samsung info-pics. Everything you need to know in one image without any messy cutting and pasting.

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In-depth overview of the OUYA [VIDEO]

The OUYA console started reaching developers’ doorsteps late last week if you haven’t heard, and those lucky souls are excited to get their hands on the Android-powered gaming console that OUYA hopes will become a staple in many-a home. One developer — the guy behind Code Zombie Games — was excited (and generous) enough to give the world in in-depth rundown of the console.

We’ll be getting a look at pretty much everything, from what you get in the box and how to hook it up to your television, to what the user interface looks like and how the setup process is. Of course, there will be no games pre-installed on the device or available from download from OUYA’s store so we won’t get a look at how all that works just yet.

OUYA’s interface looks decent enough in the early-going, but there’s no doubt it could do with a bit of polish before these are set to ship to consumers early next year. For starters, the areas of the operating system where you’re kicked to native Android seem to look like and behave as Android smartphones.

With Google TV and Android tablet UIs readily available it’s odd that OUYA’s implementation comes “phone-ified.” Again, we’re a bit early in this journey so things might very well change once the device fully launches.

The developer did sideload a game of his called Deadly Dungeons just for laughs. The game had rough support for controllers and the OUYA supported a bit of that out of the box, though it should be noted that games without controller support would likely need to be reworked as touch controls will not be ideal for gameplay. In fact, it was painful enough seeing the guy just trying to navigate the game’s menu with the controller’s built-in trackpad.

Also worthy of note is the the letter-boxing that comes with portrait-only games, but we figured that would happen with games without landscape support. It will be up to developers to figure out how to tackle that issue, but we imagine it won’t be much of a problem. Be sure to watch all these videos above and below, and get excited as developers begin hammering away at this mini console’s future.

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Video: Developer Delivers In-depth Overview of OUYA Gaming Console

Now that developer units of the OUYA gaming console have started to arrive at the homes and offices of developers, it only makes sense that at least one would upload a full hands-on with the device. In this series of videos, by the developer of a game called Deadly Dungeons, we get a look at [...]

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Republic Wireless Confirms That It Doesn’t Look Too Kindly Upon Customers That Root Devices

 

Republic Wireless may be on its way to being a revolutionary wireless provider, however in order to be a revolutionary wireless provider— it has to ensure that its offers a topnotch service to its customers free of any type of shenanigans or tomfoolery. This means keeping its various devices offered to its customers free of tools like rooting, which may enhance a customer’s service at the expense of Republic Wireless’s  philosophy. With this in mind, there has been a recent rise in customers’ interest in rooting their devices and Republic Wireless decided to take some time and share its position on not just rooting, but any sort of unauthorized device customization:

 

“We’ve seen a flurry of questions and comments recently, and we wanted to provide some answers and a bit of context. The burning question these days is whether or not it’s ok to root your phone. The short answer is no. You agreed to the Terms of Service when you joined republic, and if you don’t follow the Terms, we can terminate your service at any time”.

 

 

Republic Wireless takes time to expand on its position against rooting by sharing some reasons for its stance against rooting. The first is the fact that it needs to have the ability to provide quality service to all customers, but this can’t be done if some are operating devices with capabilities beyond their original intended use– which causes a conflict of interest, of sorts. Another reason is the simple fact that when devices are rooted, they can’t provide a topnotch level of customer support, unlike other wireless providers’. The final reason is perhaps the most significant reason as Republic Wireless points out that its service is part of a community effort— not just a service targeted towards one or a few individuals:

 

“Lastly, when you modify your phone or service, you’re missing the point of what we’re trying to do. We’ve worked hard to protect the idea that we all work together and that we can share responsibility here. It means doing the right thing for everyone involved–not just what you want to do”.

 

On the surface, you’d think that Republic Wireless is a bit of a Debbie Downer when it comes to rooting— but after you see it lay out its points (which all seem to be valid), you can kind of understand where it’s coming from and why it wants to protect its service so badly. Here’s hoping that Republic Wireless does find some sort of compromise at some point in the near future— we all know that a few power users will end up giving root to Republic Wireless phones on way or another.

source: Republic Wireless Community
via: Android Police

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Review: Windows Phone 8, a Look at the Competition

For the past week I’ve been spending a lot of time with the HTC 8X on Verizon. The 8X is considered a signature Windows Phone, sporting a 4.3″ 720×1280 display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, NFC, dual band WiFi, LTE, Beats Audio, and an [...]

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AT&T and Rogers One X get Jelly Bean port thanks to One XL update

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Rocking an AT&T or Rogers One X, and tired of watching the International One X users have all the Jelly Bean fun? If you're not afraid to get your hands a little dirty, this ported ROM from the One XL update will hook you right up. 

It's the stock Sense 4+ ROM, with all the Asian language stuff removed and SuperUser added in. There isn't a lot more to say, because everything seems working as intended. Of course you'll need to be rooted and unlocked, but after that it's fairly easy to flash. Have a look at the source link to get the files you need, and happy Jelly to everyone!

Source: XDA

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Video: LG Posts Up Two Minute Nexus 4 Commercial

Today, LG posted up a 2 minute spot for the Nexus 4, showing off some of its killer hardware and software features. Naturally, it gives us a look at Photo Sphere, that gorgeous HD IPS+ display, Google Maps, and a whole lot more. Surprisingly enough, when they are showing off that shiny backside, their’s doesn’t [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Camera video walkthrough

Our full review of the Galaxy Camera is coming later today. In the meantime, we've got an extensive view walkthrough of Samsung's Android-powered point-and-shoot camera. We take a look at hardware, software, image and video quality, and that all-important camera app. If you're after a quick primer on one of the first Android-based smart cameras, it's definitely worth a click.

Check back later to for our full verdict on the Galaxy Camera review.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand – 5″ display and 1.2GHz dual-core processor

Good lord, Samsung really does want to make 5″ screens the new default size. That’s what you get with the Samsung Galaxy Grand, which appears to be a mid-range Android model offering a 5″ display powered by a dual-core processor. It’s a bigger, slightly less powerful Galaxy S3 by the look of it.

Android 4.1 is the launch OS on the Galaxy Grand, with the only real downside here being the display resolution, which may look a little rough on that screen running at 480×800. There’ll be a dual-SIM version, too…

samsung-galaxy-grand

..which makes us suspect it won’t see a UK launch. But you never know. Love these Samsung info-pics. Everything you need to know in one image without any messy cutting and pasting.

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Sony Xperia Yuga image leak shows off the 5-inch display

Another day and another Sony Yuga related leak has surfaced. This latest has arrived in the form of two images. And on top of the images, there is also word that we may be seeing a bit more in-depth coverage of the handset later this afternoon. Keep in mind though, even the promised in-depth coverage is not yet coming from Sony.

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On that note, these latest images, as you can see are a bit blurry and grainy. That fact aside, they go give a decent look at the handset. Granted, that does not necessarily translate into anything super exciting given we are seeing nothing more than a slab of a phone with a touchscreen. But sometimes the shape can play a factor for some.

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We have the image of the front along with one that shows the top half of the back. On the back we have a camera of unspecified megapixels along with a flash and the Xperia branding towards the middle. Previous leaks have suggested a 12 megapixel camera. Perhaps a bit more interesting as compared to the images though, there were a few details revealed about the processor.

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For example, the handset is now expected to have a Snapdragon S4 Pro as opposed to the Samsung Exynos. Otherwise, we are still expecting a handset with a 1080p 5-inch display. Finally, as for that in-depth coverage later today. That promise comes by way of Eldar Murtazin, a person that has been responsible for leaking quite a few phones in the past.

[via Mobile-Review]

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Photo buffs – be sure to give Snapseed a good long look

Snapseed on the Nexus 4

Like that old dog who is reluctant to learn new tricks, I may have written off the new Android Snapseed app a bit too soon. In our last podcast, I was quick to dismiss it as yet another hipster filter app, with controls that are too difficult to use on a phone. We all agreed that it's better on a tablet (and it still is — real estate FTW) but after a bit of practice today — inspired by Google Android engineer Tor Norbye — I'm Loving it. With a capital L. 

Gesture based apps aren't really new, but most folks are used to controls and numbers being shown when editing photos. I know I am, but after actually trying it for a while, I've got the hang of it and can use the image adjustment tools that aren't grunge and other lo-fi dramatic effects. It's helpful for phones with less-than-stellar cameras like the Nexus 4, and really does a number when you're using something like the Galaxy S3 or One X.

Take a few and try it on some old pictures. Chances are you'll see what all the fuss is about and end up keeping it. Be sure to show them all off, and enter the photo contest with your result. Install it by clicking the link up top.

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Samsung uses paper craft and the Note 2 to wish us happy holidays

Kirigami is the ancient art of folding and cutting paper to make beautiful shapes or scenes. Most of us know it by the paper snowflakes we used to make as children. Samsung has taken it a step further, and along with the Note 2 have churned out another great commercial.

Using the Note 2 and it's large screen for motion effects, the paper craft work in the commercial really catches the eye. Commercials of this caliber are becoming the norm from Samsung, and we're enjoying each and every one. Have a watch, and if you decide to try any of this yourself (I know we have some very crafty readers) send in a short video or some pictures — we'd love to have a look.

Souce: Samsung Mobile on Youtube

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Samsung wishing you a happy holidays with the Galaxy Note 2 and this fun video

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I’ve always been a sucker for a good ad spot and it seems that lately, Samsung has been on fire releasing clever (and sometimes provocative) commercials for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 handsets. Today, Samsung uploaded another fun commercial showing off what happens when you combine the art of Kirigami and the ridiculously large display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The results are magical. Take a look.

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Second Look: Ringke SLIM Nexus 4 Case [Revised Version]

Last week, during a quest to find the best Nexus 4 case, I found an option from one of our favorite case companies, Rearth. Their Ringke SLIM for the Nexus 4 was available on Amazon for $9.99 in a variety of colors, so naturally, I jumped on it. Unfortunately, the original version of the SLIM [...]

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Facebook SDK 3.0 for Android comes out of beta

Facebook SDK 3.0

Alongside its release of a native Android app, Facebook is bringing its SDK 3.0 for Android developers out of beta today. The Facebook SDK for Android lets app developers on the platform integrate social functions into their apps by calling Facebook API's and embedding their functions. This means simple actions like connecting a Facebook account to another app or calling up a friend or location list will be easier to implement and use. For example, users will be able to log-in to their Facebook account without ever leaving the primary app — really cool stuff.

Facebook says the beta version of the SDK was downloaded over 80,000 times since it was released, so let's hope that some of those developers give it a closer look and use the tools to their advantage. This isn't something most end-users will be dealing with, but we all want this regardless. When developers have better tools, they provide an improved experience for all of us.

Source: Facebook Developers

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Gameloft addresses Modern Combat 4 download issues, adds controller support

Modern Combat 4

Gameloft just rolled out its latest revision of the popular Modern Combat series just a few days ago, but unfortunately it was struck down with some major download issues. Users were purchasing the game — at $6.99 — and then either weren't able to download, or downloaded bad files that caused game issues on first launch. The issue is now fixed, and downloads should be working without a hitch.

Now that the bugs are out of the way, Gameloft is also letting us know that Modern Combat 4 supports the MOGA Mobile Gaming System controller from PowerA natively at launch. If you happen to have one of these controller contraptions available, it may be worth a look to see how it operates.

More: PowerA

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BlackBerry 10 L-Series shown off in detailed hands-on video

BlackBerry 10 LSeries shown off in detailed handson video

It’s not the first time we’ve seen it on video, but the folks from Tinhte.vn have now followed up their hands-on look at the BlackBerry 10 L-Series with what’s certainly the most detailed video of the smartphone to date. That includes a comparison with the somewhat bulkier Dev Alpha B device (as well as an iPhone 5), a quick run through of the BB10 OS itself and a look at the removable back (which reveals a replaceable battery). Head on past the break to check it out for yourself.

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YouTube pushes new UI for tablets via its mobile website, Android app

YouTube pushes new UI for tablets via its mobile website, Android app

As we should all understand by now, YouTube is constantly changing its look. The latest versions of Google’s video streaming juggernaut to be refreshed are its experiences for tablets. The Android app has a brand new UI for 10-inch slates, and if you prefer the mobile website to its apps, you’ll see the fresh look popping up there as well. Just like the changes to its site layout pushed to all a few days ago it brings the guide feature, promising easy access to subscribed channels. As YouTube continues to pick up higher profile content to show subscribers, it’s no surprise the new changes are intended to funnel viewers there. Check out the new updates and let us know if you think they’re for the better.

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Instagram update brings new filter, performance improvements

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Instagram is having a little spat with Twitter right now, but that's not stopping it from coming out with an update today. The update is bringing a new black & white filter called "Willow," as well as numerous bugfixes and performance enhancements. If you're a fan of filters you won't look down on this, and it at least shows that Instagram isn't forgetting about its app on Android.

Now unfortunately this isn't a UI refresh like those iOS users just got… but we'd expect to see that soon as well.

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AirDroid 2 Beta Invites Are Up, Go Sign Up

People love AirDroid. From looking over reviews of the app in Google Play, you can see that it’s a pretty incredible app that allows for the management of your Android devices through your computer. Well, it looks like AirDroid 2 is on the way! The developers have called for beta testers, but it doesn’t look they’re taking everyone. You [...]

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YouTube video ad confirms multiple color options for HTC Butterfly [Video]

A quick look at HTC’s latest ad for their Butterfly reveals multiple color options for the device. The 2 minute video shows red, white and black colors for the phone in all its elegance. Sadly, the device is still available only in Asia, but we get the DROID DNA in the United States minus the microSD slot.

If HTC wants to gain more ground, they should really push for devices such as these to be available world wide, don’t you think? Either way, check out the video after the break!

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YouTube video ad confirms multiple color options for HTC Butterfly [Video]

A quick look at HTC’s latest ad for their Butterfly reveals multiple color options for the device. The 2 minute video shows red, white and black colors for the phone in all its elegance. Sadly, the device is still available only in Asia, but we get the DROID DNA in the United States minus the microSD slot.

If HTC wants to gain more ground, they should really push for devices such as these to be available world wide, don’t you think? Either way, check out the video after the break!

Click here to view the embedded video.

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YouTube video ad confirms multiple color options for HTC Butterfly [Video]

A quick look at HTC’s latest ad for their Butterfly reveals multiple color options for the device. The 2 minute video shows red, white and black colors for the phone in all its elegance. Sadly, the device is still available only in Asia, but we get the DROID DNA in the United States minus the microSD slot.

If HTC wants to gain more ground, they should really push for devices such as these to be available world wide, don’t you think? Either way, check out the video after the break!

Click here to view the embedded video.

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YouTube video ad confirms multiple color options for HTC Butterfly [Video]

A quick look at HTC’s latest ad for their Butterfly reveals multiple color options for the device. The 2 minute video shows red, white and black colors for the phone in all its elegance. Sadly, the device is still available only in Asia, but we get the DROID DNA in the United States minus the microSD slot.

If HTC wants to gain more ground, they should really push for devices such as these to be available world wide, don’t you think? Either way, check out the video after the break!

Click here to view the embedded video.

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YouTube video ad confirms multiple color options for HTC Butterfly [Video]

A quick look at HTC’s latest ad for their Butterfly reveals multiple color options for the device. The 2 minute video shows red, white and black colors for the phone in all its elegance. Sadly, the device is still available only in Asia, but we get the DROID DNA in the United States minus the microSD slot.

If HTC wants to gain more ground, they should really push for devices such as these to be available world wide, don’t you think? Either way, check out the video after the break!

Click here to view the embedded video.

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YouTube video ad confirms multiple color options for HTC Butterfly [Video]

A quick look at HTC’s latest ad for their Butterfly reveals multiple color options for the device. The 2 minute video shows red, white and black colors for the phone in all its elegance. Sadly, the device is still available only in Asia, but we get the DROID DNA in the United States minus the microSD slot.

If HTC wants to gain more ground, they should really push for devices such as these to be available world wide, don’t you think? Either way, check out the video after the break!

Click here to view the embedded video.

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