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What I used in 2012: Andrew Martonik

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We cover a whole lot of news here on Android Central, from phones and tablets to apps, accessories and a whole lot more. We put these products and services through their paces harder than most, so when something stands out enough to be used by one of the writers daily, it's usually the cream of the crop. Stick around after the break and see what I used throughout 2012.

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Droid Life’s Look Back at 2012

We love polls here at DL. It gives us a great sense of how you all feel about certain topics and that is something we care a lot about. Last year, we did a sort of “Look Back” at Droid Life through polls and it was a really interesting post. So, we have decided to [...]

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[Video]Watch James Franco try out the Features in the Galaxy Camera

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Why do we need a Galaxy Camera? For pictures…DUH! Okay, so we really do not need a Galaxy Camera since our phones do a lot of awesome things with the pictures we take. Many of you that were wondering what kind of features come with the camera, have no fear…James Franco is here. A new video with actor James Franco has shown up on the web, with the star at his own party going around to his guests taking pictures and utilizing the numerous features the camera has. Check out the video below for those features, as well as the bad acting.

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Samsung Announces The Galaxy Grand, A 5" 800×480 Phone That Looks A Whole Lot Like The Note II

2012-12-18_02h24_33Did you think that just because it was winter and all the major phone announcements had died down that Samsung was done releasing things? NOPE. Today, the Korean manufacturer released info on the brand new Galaxy Grand. Where “brand new” means “looks so much like the Note II that Samsung is probably suing itself for trade dress infringement.” The phone will carry a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 5″ 800×480 display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on board storage (expandable with a microSD card slot), a 2,100 mAh battery, and it ships with Jelly Bean (4.1.2)

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Full specs in list form, for those who prefer it that way:

  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 5″ 800×480 TFT LCD display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB storage (expandable to 64GB via microSD
  • 2,100 mAh battery
  • HSPA+
  • Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean
  • Single- or dual-SIM models

On the spec sheet, it looks like a mid-range phone at best.

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Samsung Galaxy S III To Get Premium Suite Upgrade, Makes The Jelly Bean Update A Whole Lot Tastier

 

So you own a Galaxy S III, but haven’t gotten that coveted Jelly Bean update yet— but are itching to get an idea of what to look forward to in the imminent update? Well great you’re in luck as Samsung recently posted a video highlighting its Premium Suite upgrade found in a special update. Similar to what is seen on other Samsung devices, Galaxy S III owners who are likely to be due for the update can look forward to items such as Contextual Awareness actions like Page Buddy which allows your Galaxy S III to predict your intentions based off your actions (think of when you plug in your earphones, the device automatically opens the music player) or Enhanced Features like the coveted Multi-Window multitasking feature.

While it is cool to get an idea of what users could potentially look forward to– unfortunately Samsung highlights the Premium Suite “availability and timing will vary depending on the country and mobile carrier”, so it’s uncertain of if most Galaxy S III owners will see the update. However, we’re holding out hope that most (if not all) Galaxy S III users will get to utilize all the cool features. Hit the break to get an idea of what the Premium Suite entails exactly.

Click here to view the embedded video.

 

source: Samsung Tomorrow

 

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Full U.S. Roll Out of Google Fiber Would Cost Google $140 Billion

According to Goldman Sachs, the best estimate for how much it would cost Google to have a complete Google Fiber roll out to the United States would cost roughly $140 billion. That’s $140,000,000,000. That’s a lot of zeros. Technically, Google’s yearly budget for such projects is $4.5 billion, which means we could be waiting quite [...]

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Samsung Rumored To Have Exynos 5440 Quad-Core Processor Currently In Development, Plans On Bringing A Lot Of Cortex A15 Lovin’

 

Considering Samsung continues to churn out powerhouse after powerhouse, it’s fairly conceivable that it has its sights on developing even better and more powerful processors for future devices, right? It sure seems to be the case as Sammy is rumored to be developing an even faster version of its quad-core Exynos processor line. According to the gang at SamMobile, Sammy is currently developing a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor dubbed the Exynos 5440— which is based off ARM’s new Cortex A15 technology. The processor has a reference board identified as “SSDK5440″ and should be head and shoulders above the Exynos 5250 processor— which is also Cortex-A15-based, but “only” a dual-core processor. Indeed it looks like the latest information seems to line up with earlier rumors involving Sammy’s “next big thing”.

Unfortunately there are no additional details like what the processor speed will be or what GPU will compliment the processor, but the thought of an even faster processor sure will many mouths salivating. We’ll be sure to provide additional details as we get them.

source: SamMobile

 


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Hyperwave Review: There’s A Lot To Like About Lasers

unnamedThere are only so many permutations of the scrolling arcade shooter, but that didn’t stop developer CatfishBlues from taking a swing at it with Hyperwave. This is a top-down game that could pass for the spiritual successor to Space Invaders. You have to pilot your lone craft against all the glowing horrors of space to defend humanity. At least that’s what the backstory is supposed to be. It’s really just an excuse to shoot stuff, but that’s okay.

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Your ship in Hyperwave is restricted to moving left and right at the bottom of the screen. Auto-fire is always on, so you don’t have to stress about that.

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Sprint Stays on Track, Lights Up a Few East Coast 4G LTE Markets

This morning, and over the course of the next week, the following cities will start to experience Sprint’s 4G LTE. The network has been talking about their coming improvements, which means you can expect to see a lot more cities getting the green light in the coming months. For Sprint customers, this is great. Anderson, [...]

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Amazon kicks off Black Friday week with smartphone accessory deals

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Black Friday's tendrils have crawled upwards to Monday, which means Amazon already has some excellent deals posted. For those of us into all things smartphoney, there are quite a few great accessories and devices that have been significantly marked down. There are also a lot of crazy flash sales going every couple of hours and offer lots of opportunity for those of us that want to get our holiday shopping done early. I just missed out on a 64 GB microSD memory card for $38; they were all sold out in a matter of minutes, so you're going to have to be fast. Let's see what else Amazon is offering…

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Video: Highlights From the HTC DROID DNA Event

We figured you wouldn’t mind looking at some highlights of the HTC DROID DNA event in NYC, right? The device arrives in a couple of days, on Wednesday to be exact, so let’s continue to talk about it. With its brilliant 1080p display and other super high-end specs, there is a lot to be excited [...]

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Verizon Lighting Up More 4G LTE Markets Across the United States

More good news for you 4G LTE fans, as Verizon has announced another list of markets that will see faster data speeds over the next couple of days. Following their announcement that their 4G LTE build out would be complete in mid-2013, you can expect to see a lot more of these posts in the coming [...]

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Sharing Through Facebook Gets a Whole Lot Easier With New Share Button (Update)

Well, fancy that. A shiny new “Share” button has been added to your mobile timeline, that way you can easily share the content you see on Facebook with the people you care most about (your online friends, duh). There is no update for the app in Google Play that I know of and I don’t [...]

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Tuesday Poll: Are You Buying the HTC DROID DNA?

Now that Verizon and HTC have made the DROID DNA official for November 21 at $199, we have to ask – are you buying it? So far, in the comments of most DNA posts, we are seeing a lot of excited readers who can’t wait to feel the soft finish in their hands, gaze into [...]

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Black Friday Ads for Staples and Kmart are Out, Not a Lot to Get Excited About

More Black Friday ads have started to appear online, so as we promised yesterday while posting RadioShacks ad, we will try to point out all that have good Android deals. In the case of Staples and Kmart, there aren’t many, unless you want older tablets or ones that are made by some off-brand that you [...]

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3rd Party Twitter App Echofon Heads Into Beta Phase, Improved UI and a Whole Lot More

An app we have covered in the past which we enjoyed, Echofon, a 3rd party Twitter client that was launched in mid-October, has been updated to version 2.0. Dropping the alpha title and picking up the cleaner sounding “beta” tag, the update has some great improvements such as multi-account support, direct replies to direct messages from [...]

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The Verge Goes Deep Inside Google HQ For A First Look At The Nexus 4, Nexus 10, And Android 4.2; Also, Matias Duarte With A Beard

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If there’s one thing to say about The Verge, it’s that they’re already known for world-class reporting in the realm of all things tech. It’s clear that Google thinks so, too, as they gave Verge editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky a personal tour of the new Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Android 4.2. This is a first look at what to expect from the devices, some of the thought process behind the design of both the N4 and N10, as well as some not-yet-highlighted features of Android 4.2, like lockscreen widgets and the quick settings panel.

Oh, and Matias Duarte has a beard.

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Google Play Music coming to Europe on Nexus launch day

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Warner Music Group artists also coming to Play Music

Google has announced that its Google Play Music service will be coming to European shores on Nov. 13, which also happens to be the day Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 arrive internationally. Initially, users in the U.K, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to add up to 20,000 songs, just like U.S. customers, and music purchases will be supported in Europe too.

What's more, Warner Music Group artists will be available on Google Play Music too, meaning all the major record labels are now represented on Google's music service.

It's great to see the full Google Play Music experience finally arriving in Europe. Looks like international readers will have a lot to look forward to come Nov. 13!

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The Engadget Show 37: Halloween Spooktacular with Wayne Coyne, movie monsters and ghost hunting!

Welcome boys and ghouls, to a very spooky episode of The Engadget Show. We’ve got plenty of tricks and treats for you in this Halloweentastic October episode. We kick things off with a trip to Oklahoma City, to the home of Flaming Lips frontman, Wayne Coyne, who talks Parking Lot Experiments, Halloween displays and why if your phone screen isn’t broken, you aren’t living your life. Next up, we’ll show you all the necessary tools for a proper ghost hunt, with a little help from author Mary Roach, Ghost Hunters‘ Adam Berry and the crew of the Central NY Ghost Hunters.

In Vermont, we have a conversation with robot head Bina48 to find out what it really means to be alive and we travel to Los Angeles to talk to movie makeup Wizard Kevin Yagher and the costume experts at Global Effects Inc. And when the Engadget Van breaks down outside of an electronics store, it’s up to Tim, Brian and rock band, Free Energy, to solve a very spooky mystery.

All that plus a new Ask @hodgman and a gadget table featuring the new iPod touch, Kindle Paperwhite and Galaxy Note II from Dapper Cadaver, our favorite place to buy prop corpses in the Southern California area. Jump on in after the break — if you dare!

Hosts: Brian Heater, Jordan Morris, Tim Stevens
Guests: Wayne Coyne, Mary Roach, Kevin Yagher, Adam Berry, Chris Gilman, Jesse Thorn, John Hodgman, Bruce Duncan, Stacey Jones, BJ Winslow
Musical Guest: Free Energy
Producer: Ben Harrison
Executive Producers: Brian Heater, Joshua Fruhlinger

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AOKP Build 5 Now Up, Custom Nav Bar for Tablets and a Whole Lot More

Last night, the AOKP team announced that Build 5 was ready for the masses, bringing with it a ton of new features and the successful merge of Android 4.1.2. On top of the merge, features ranging from custom nav bar options for tablet users, NavBar widgets have returned, as well as a toggle for menu [...]

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Solid Explorer Beta Updated To v1.3.8, Brings Streaming Media From Dropbox, Box, And Drive, Plus A Lot More

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Among people who love file managers, there’s no doubt that Solid Explorer is a favorite. It’s full-featured, intuitive, and powerful. Adding to its already-impressive feature set, it was just updated to version 1.3.8 in the Play Store, bringing along a slew of enhancements that are sure to please the Solid fans among us:

-status bar
-special bit flags for file permissions(root only)
-fixed freezes when transferring over ftp
-fixed a bug causing the files to be deleted instead of moved
-quick config popup under jump action
-ability to stream media from Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and ZIP files
-fixed some issues related to media streaming
-manual toggle for system remount (root only)
-stability improvements
-minor bug fixes

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The update is live in the Store now – if you already have Solid installed, you can go ahead and pull it down.

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The Droid Life Show: Episode 1

Welcome everyone, to the first episode of The Droid Life Show! Tonight, being the first ever broadcast, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it means a lot to us. We have been doing this Android news thing for 3 years now and realized that we had more to say than traditional posts can [...]

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The Walking Dead: Dead Reckoning – Will You Kill or Be Killed?

I know that a lot of my friends are swept up in AMC’s Walking Dead series, so I will be happy to write this up for them. AMC has released a game called Walking Dead – Dead Reckoning that puts you in the boots of Shane Walsh, a Kentucky Sheriff who must make important decisions that will [...]

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Heads up: No AC podcast tonight

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There was this little thing in San Diego, so the podcast is on hold. Don't worry — we have a lot of Nexus rumors to chew through and we're planning on tackling them tomorrow with a special edition of sorts. You all will just have to settle for Biden and Ryan instead of AC's fab four tonight. 

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Yes, that’s Open webOS on the Transformer Prime

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You're going to start seeing a lot more of this, we think, now that Open webOS has been released. Some fun hackery is ahead.

Source: @stroughtonsmith; via webOS Nation

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HTC’s Trade Up Program Will Get You Up to $300 for Trading in Old Phones After Buying a New HTC

HTC is so excited about their current and future lineup of phones that it wants to reward you for purchasing one of them. To do that, they have launched a new trade in program called “HTC Trade Up,” which can land you up to $300 depending on what your old phone is. It works a lot [...]

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eBay For Android Updated, Gets a Whole Lot Prettier

I do a lot of buying and sell off of eBay pretty frequently, and as of late, I have been using my mobile devices to do both buying and selling. It was a very nice application when it came to performance and easy access. It was a very easy application to use, but the application looked like it was designed by someone still living in the past. It really wasn’t a modern application. It was annoying on the eyes and was often pretty frustrating to use. I would love to see the application reach for a different design. Thankfully, that day is here.

Ebay brought themselves up to date with a snazzy update as they released version 2.0. As I indicated, it comes with a new modern update that looks very sharp, clean, simple and most of all, usable. This isn’t the only thing that eBay added though. The company added eBay Motors support, bidding history, and even more. They’ve also added some simplified navigation throughout the application so there isn’t a thousand different categories to sift through. One of the most notable changes is probably payment support for both Malaysia and Singapore. Oh and Italy and Spain are now able to list items within the application, which should be exciting for our readers who live out that way.

Another thing they added was the ability to add up to 12 photos when listing an item within the application. While this wasn’t groundbreaking, it is nice to see that we have some new options to work with. Check out the full changelog:

  • Find cars, trucks, motorcycles as well as compatible parts and accessories with the mobile-optimized eBay Motors experience (US only, more countries coming soon)
  • Improved My eBay list access
  • Simplified navigation throughout the app
  • View bidding history on an item
  • Add up to 12 photos when listing an item with the app
  • Users in Italy and Spain can now list items with the app
  • Payment support for Malaysia and Singapore

source: talk android

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Google activating 1.3 million Android devices a day

Google’s Eric Schmidt updated us with the latest Android activations numbers last night, with the proud dad informing the world that 1.3 million new Android devices are now turned on for the first time every day. Schmidt also broke this number down and gave us specific tablet figures for the first time, revealing that 70,000 of those daily activations are tablet devices.

We’ve followed this activations data since 2010, when 160,000 seemed like a lot of things to sell. How innocent we once were.

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The last time Google updated these numbers was back in June, when it was seeing 1 million new devices switched on every day. Just when you think Android can’t grow any bigger any faster… IT DOES.

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Nexus 7 Ready for Shipment to Parts of Europe – Hurry While They’re In Stock

When Google finally started getting the Nexus 7 into customer’s hands, people realized that this was something special. Especially at such the low price point, the Nexus 7 was a hit and Google is planning to sell a lot more devices by the end of the year. These sales will be a bit easier now [...]

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Avast! Mobile Security App Updated To Version 2, Now Includes Anti-Theft Web Portal And More

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Several weeks ago, avast! released a beta version of its mobile security and anti-theft apps (the latter of which used to be Theft Aware) that brought with it a slew of new features, as well as an all-new web portal. Those new features have now left the beta stages and the final release of version 2 is available in the Play Store.

This is a pretty major overhaul for what I believe was already among the best anti-theft/anti-virus solutions for Android. I’ve been using the beta over the last several weeks and the web portal is comparable to the best that I’ve ever used, which includes most paid services.

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