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Droid DNA vs. Galaxy Note 2– It’s Day 1, and I’m heading to work

DNA vs. Note 2

I'm carrying two of Verizon Wireless' best devices to date in my pocket, and sharing my thoughts, complaints, and gut reactions as I try to decide which will earn my money this holiday season. It's day one, and I'm heading to work…

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Player Appreciation sales in full force for some of your favorite Games

Looks like Google has rounded up some of the best deals of 2012 rolling in on the Play Store right now. Many of the specials are being run on in-app purchases more so than a discount on a game. Like 40% more platinum for your purchase in Pocket Legends. Or how about free weapons and 50% off in-game purchases on Eternity Warriors II. Each of the special offers is only going to be up for a limited time, so you should probably pop over to the landing page and check out all the specials Google has listed for you guys. Pretty good time to stock up on things in your games.

Link – Player Appreciation: Best Deals of 2012

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iPhone App Brings Unlimited Free Legal Music. Simply In Your Pocket.

Brownees – YouTube MP3  
Developer: Ethan Sebban  
Price: $1.99   Download

New iPhone App, Brownees 1.3, allows users unlimited access to by tapping YouTube’s vast array of freely available .

Brownees is the ultimate application for music lovers: No limits, no subscription and it’s perfectly legal. Brownees simply uses the and accessible Youtube audio flows.

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EE, Vodafone said to be in talks with Virgin Media for Tube Wifi access

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British mobile operators EE and Vodafone are said to be in talks to allow their customers free access to Virgin Media's Wifi network on the London Underground, according to reports. A tweet from the official EE Twitter account, which has since been deleted, said, "Travel on the tube? From early 2013, EE customers will be able to get WiFi access on the London Underground at no extra cost. Details soon."

Virgin and EE already collaborate on on mobile services in the UK, including the Virgin Media mobile network, which runs on EE, and on-board Wifi access on Virgin Trains.

UK tech blog Pocket-Lint reports that the two are in talks to over access to Virgin Media's Tube Wifi network, which currently covers some 72 Underground stations. What's more, Vodafone is said to be in similar negotiations with Virgin to bring access to its customers, too.

Neither company is officially commenting on the deals, but the "early 2013" timeframe suggested in EE's deleted tweet indicates an agreement well may be close.

Source: Pocket-Lint

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Pocket receives a speed boost in its latest update

Pocket

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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Pocket for Android Updated to Version 4.3, Centers Around Performance For New Nexus Hardware

App makers are pushing out updates quicker than ever just in time for the launch of the new lineup of Nexus devices from Google. This morning, the makers of Pocket have released version 4.3 to Google Play, which brings a great list of new performance tweaks and features. The app’s description boasts faster scrolling, booting [...]

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Asus says 3 million Nexus 7 tablets sold

With every new major version of Android that Google releases, the company also announces a piece of hardware from a third party manufacturer which will offer the vanilla flavour of the operating system. And this year, for the first time, it was a tablet. And yes of course, we are talking about the Nexus 7 tablet that Asus is manufacturing. We are very sure that the tablet is doing in the market. But how good, we did not know as the search engine giant has not released any sales figures.

But recently, at Asus’s third quarter earnings meeting, the company’s CFO David Chang gave out a few numbers, which are really great. David Chang said, “at the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million”.

If you do some math out of this and calculate the rough number of units of the Nexus 7 tablet that the company might have sold till date, it would come up to 2.8 million units, with an average of around 700,000 units per month, according to Pocket Now. And if the latest sales figures continue throughout the year, the companies would sell a total of up to five million units this year. But of course, that is nothing compared to Apple iPad’s sales figures.

The Cupertino tech giant sold 14 million units of the iPad in the last quarter alone. And as the company has announced the new 7.9 inch iPad Mini, and it has already sold out in the pre order phase, the competition would be good. But as the company has not yet announced the number of pre orders made, we are still not sure how that compares to Nexus 7’s sales. But I guess we will soon be finding out.

Source: Pocket Now

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Soti Pocket Controller coming to Android

Android CentralSoti is preparing to release its Pocket Controller Pro software for Android, in beta.

The product allows you to view and control your device from your PC, as well as display your mobile device on your desktop so you can use it in presentation settings, for example.

You can also sync files between PCs and mobiles, with a file explorer tool.

The company has a longer list of features on its site.

Soti has a Pocket Controller Pro version for BlackBerry devices, and has made a Windows Mobile version before (the older Windows CE-based OS, not to be confused with Windows Phone).

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Pocket Mobile Resume PRO – Now for iPhone 5 and iOS 6

Pocket Mobile Resume for iPhone  
Developer: Анна Tereschenko  
Price: free   Download

Creanncy has announced version of Pocket Mobile Resume PRO. Pocket Mobile Resume PRO is a best, fastest and easiest way to create, update and send your stunning resume from Apple iOS devices. Pocket Mobile Resume PRO allows you to create and maintain unlimited multiple resumes, for example – your resumes for different jobs, your family members resumes, etc.

Pocket Mobile Resume for iPad Featured by users and Apple over the World in 2012:
- Top 10 USA Business App for iPad
- Top 5 Russia Business App for iPad
- Top 25 Canada Business App for iPad
- Top 30 France Business App for iPad

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U.S. Cellular Posts Galaxy Note 2 at $299 on Contract, Could We Expect the Same From Verizon?

Pre-orders have gone live for the Galaxy Note 2 on U.S. Cellular which could give us an idea at how much carriers will be charging for the device while opting in for a contract. On a new two year agreement, U.S. Cellular is looking for you to pay $299 out of pocket for the 5.5″ [...]

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Pocket for Android can now read saved articles to you

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Pocket for Android was just updated with a great new feature that enables text-to-speech playback. This means if you'd like to catch up on those articles you had saved for later, but have to keep your eyes elsewhere (like, say, on the road), you can rely on audio.

Playback controls include a speed slider, and it uses Android's built-in TTS system, so Pocket can read in any language packs you have installed. As with any text-to-speech system, you'll have to deal with a slightly robotic tone and an inability to handle nonstandard words, but it's sure better than nothing. 

Any heavy-duty Pocket users out there? I've been loading Pocket up for a while now, but it's becoming clear that Pocket is where all of the good articles go to die alone and unread. Maybe this new TTS feature will change that around… 

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Pocket for Android Receives Update, Includes “Listen” Feature

Pocket, formerly Read It Later, received an update on Android this morning that includes a new feature called “Listen.” This new feature allows for speech-to-text playback of your saved articles, in case you don’t feel like straining your eyes after a long day’s work. Thanks to the Android platform simplifying the process dramatically, the developers [...]

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LG flaunts Pocket Photo, claiming smallest mobile printer

In a segment that may be slowly dying, LG thinks there may still be room for more. Enter their latest in mobile photo printing devices, the Pocket Photo. LG is claiming their mobile printer is the smallest of its kind measuring just 2.8 x 4.7 x 0.9-inches. Photos from a compatible device are transferred to the Pocket Photo via NFC coupled with an Android app. Filters can be applied to the pictures through said Android app, however it’s unknown at this time just how robust the feature is. This micro-printer will be hitting Korean stores for $169 (USD), although there’s no word on a release outside of Korea.

source:  LG

 

 


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LG Pocket Photo brings mobile picture printing to any Android phone

While most of our photo sharing has gone digital these days, LG is doing folks who still enjoy physical prints a solid with the introduction of the Pocket Photo. An instant photo printer using Zink technology, the Pocket Photo measures in at a mere 2.8 x 4.7 x 0.9 inches, small enough for LG to tout it as the world’s tiniest mobile picture printer. Prints themselves measure in at 2 x 3 inches.

The Pocket Photo operates wire-free (though there is an option to connect via USB), and can be paired with an Android smartphone running its companion app via Bluetooth or NFC. Right now the printer is headed for a Korean release priced around $170. A launch in other regions, including the US, has not be discussed.

[via LG]


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Intel Powered Motorola RAZR M Launching In The UK on Sept 18th

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If today’s unveiling of the Motorola RAZR M looked familiar to you, that’s because you’ve probably seen it before. A few months back, images of the device were originally leaked as a joint effort between by Motorola and Intel to release Moto’s first device with Intel inside. If you’ve been keeping up with today’s Motorola event coverage, you may have noticed not a single word was mentioned about Intel. So what gives?

Well, the folks Pocket-Lint got word from Motorola that the plan is to release the UK version of the device that will swap out the Qualcomm chip, in favor of an Intel one. Expect everything else about the RAZR M to remain the same when it becomes available in the UK on September 18th.


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Motorola Confirms the Obvious, the RAZR M Will Pack an Intel Processor in Europe

When the Motorola throws another event later this month in London, they will unveil a version of the RAZR M, only without the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor inside, according to Pocket-Lint. Instead, this will be Moto’s first Intel-powered device. Let me just say, that this should surprise no one. In fact, if you were in [...]

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Pocket Legends Double XP available until September 1st

Those who need a little extra boost in Pocket Legends will be glad to hear that Spacetime has announced double XP through September 1st. From now until then, everything that you earn XP for will be doubled.

In case you need it in time form, say it normally takes one hour to get to the next level. With double XP, it’d be more like half an hour. Gamers should already know how this works, though, so I won’t do much explaining.

The Google Play Store app doesn’t need updating for this change, but if you’re a new player and you’ve been looking to download this game, now is as good a time as any to get up to speed with the rest of the grinders already playing. Find it here. [Spacetime]


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Apps of the Week – NFC Task Launcher, Pocket Casts and more!

Android Central Apps

We know why you are here, you are in need of your weekly fix, right? Need some new apps to check out, something new to install and play around with instead of doing house work? We understand, so without any further delay let's hit the break and check out some of our favorites from this week!

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Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android Updated, New Mobs and a Bow to Slay Them With

Last night, Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android was updated. In terms of updates, it’s pretty decent and brings some new mobs and a means to destroy them. In the caves and outside at night, you will find skeletons and spiders trying to ruin your fun, but Mojang has added in bows and arrows for you [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Pocket Budget Smartphone Due In September

 

Those of you living in the UK have yet another budget-level smartphone now available. Samsung’s Galaxy Pocket smartphone is now listed on wireless carrier Three UK’s webpage and is due to arrive in September. In case you’ve forgotten, the Gingerbread 2.3-powered smartphone has an 832MHz processor,  QVGA (240×320) display and a 2MP camera— all in a 2.8-inch frame. All of this should easily suffice for most basic-level Android users.

No word on how much the smartphone will cost or when exactly in September it’s due— but those details should leak out sooner than later.

source: Three UK


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Smartphone Experts Side Pouch case for the Galaxy S 3

 

Smartphone Experts Side Pouch

The Galaxy S 3 is a beautiful phone. While it feels “sturdy” it still makes me nervous to just put it in my pocket.

Phones scratch, they get dinged and they can break. Having experienced the sticker shock of a new – full price – Galaxy S 3, I would like to protect this phone when possible.

 

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Is Rovio Preparing An Angry Pigs Game? [Rumor]

The folks over at Pocket-Lint have apparently gotten a glimpse of a new game by Rovio, makers of the ridiculously popular Angry Birds series of games. This new game is also part of the franchise, but sees you playing on the pigs’ side rather than the birds.

The rumored gameplay will see your pigs having to protect the eggs you stole from the birds. The familiar catapult and wooden and stone structures will still exist, and a variety of different pigs with special powers can be launched at incoming birds. At least that’s what Pocket-Lint expects the gameplay to be like judging from pictures of the game they have seen.

Will the success of the Angry Birds properties translate when changing sides? After rooting for the birds this long, it might be tough to switch teams, but it will certainly be interesting to see if porcine beats avian.

Personally, I like both sides. Can’t beat a nice plate of bacon and eggs.

source: pocket-lint


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Android 4.0.4 Rolling out to Galaxy Tab 7.7 Users in Austria and Germany

Users from Europe, Austria and Germany owning the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (GT-P6800) tablet are reportedly receiving the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich software update. The new firmware build is IMM76D XXLQ1, it is 237 MB in size and it is now available via OTA and Samsung Kies software. I find it great that it’s pushing out to users through an OTA update as Samsung usually tends to make their updates available only through their Kies software. Any of our readers in those countries receive the update yet?

source: Pocket Droid


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Pocket lead developer: Developing for Android is "quite enjoyable"

Pocket

We've all seen those reports from app developers on other platforms, saying how developing for Android is a nightmare, and isn't worthwhile (we file those with the "Android is doomed when the next XXX comes out" reports), so it's refreshing to see the other side of the coin. Max Weiner, lead developer for Pocket., (see our interview with the Weiner brothers here) has let us in a little of what goes one behind the scenes at Pocket, and the short version of how they developed one of the best and most popular Android apps to date.

Starting with the Samsung Fascinate he got on contract for a penny, Max and company have certainly done well despite all the promises that they need hundreds of devices to test with and will face countless headaches developing for Android. It's a great read, and we look forward to seeing the rest of their tips for Android developers as the series continues.

Source: Pocket

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New Samsung Galaxy S III Commercial Hits the Web Showing “A Day in the Life”

Time to get a little bit more excited about the Samsung Galaxy S III. A new video has hit the web showing “A Day in the Life”, when you have that super phone in your pocket. The video goes through all the many enhanced features of the phone that were demonstrated at the unveiling in London. I am kind of getting a little jealous of some of the features that it has. Maybe I will get to play with one and get in touch with “nature”. Check out the video below and let us know what feature you are most looking forward to when you get this phone.

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LG Unveils World’s First 5″ 1080p Display With 440ppi for Smartphones

Are you ready to have a TV in your pocket? LG wants you to with their new 5″ 1080p smartphone display that rocks a massive 440ppi. Announced this morning, this display has set a new bar for all display makers to try and hit. It seems like yesterday we were talking about the first sets [...]

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Rule the Kingdom, the most EPIC RPG released by Game Insight

Today seems to be a great day for picking up newly released games to the Play Store. We saw Dark Meadow hit for Tegra 3 devices for FREE. We also saw a new one from Kairosoft, Pocket Acadamey, and now we have another exceptionally well put together game from Game Insight. They are the minds behind Paradise Island, My Country, My Railway and many others.

The latest release is one that many people have been waiting for, Rule the Kingdom. They take the classic RPG approach, mix in some city-building, sprinkle on some farming, mix it all together with a little story telling and lay it out on a massive fantasy world.

You take on the role of the Royal Lord or Lady and are attempting to return the kingdom to its former glory. Sounds easy right? Not really. There are more than 1,000 quests, monster bosses, learning magic, collect gems to create weapons and armor sets across 12 campaigns. Lets not forget that when you aren’t out exploring the country side, defeating attacking enemies and struggling to stay alive, yo also need to build your Kingdom and feed your people. You need to build houses, harvest crops and collect resources. I am already tired just thinking about it.

“Rule The Kingdom is the first, of what we plan to be many, crossover mobile titles appealing to
casual and core gamers,” said Leonid Sirotin, Chief Producer at Game Insight. “Our expertise in
city-building titles and gameplay has allowed us to layer in core role-playing features that offer
an even deeper gameplay experience.”

Take a gander at the game play trailer and see what you think -

- Achieve victory in thousands of battles with your loyal troops, defeat legendary foes, slice and smash your way through their minions while an amazing storyline unfolds through thousands of quests
- Learn arcane battle magic and unleash dozens of screen-shattering spells upon your enemies
- Train your squad of hearty warriors who will remain loyal to the very end
- Enhance your hero’s battle prowess with hundreds of unique items and forbidden potions
- Craft legendary artifacts to help smite even the deadliest foes
- Rebuild your lost kingdom: construct dozens of productive buildings and help your subjects as their wise and kindly ruler
- For your kingdom to thrive, take charge of production on one of your many farms; order your subjects to gather resources, such as wood, stone and oils to keep your kingdom growing
- Face the many dangers lurking in the dark corners of the Empire; battle through lush forests, scorching deserts and snow-blasted tundra to become a true hero of the empire!

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See, what did I tell you? Looks pretty epic. I am almost afraid to download it and start playing. I have a habit of burning through batteries and losing sleep sometimes. There does seem to be one annoyance that many people in the comments section have pointed out, the constant nag to post your recent achievement to Facebook or Twitter. So watch out if you hate annoying pop ups in games. For the rest of you that could careless about it and want to pick it up and give it a try, then hit up the QR code below. You know how to use it, don’t you?

Application: Rule the Kingdom
Developer: Game Insight International
Cost: FREE

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N.O.V.A. 3 announced by Gameloft, more sci-fi shooting on the way

Nova 3

In not wholly unexpected news, Gameloft have confirmed the existence of the third title in their sci-fi shooter series, N.O.V.A. The title, N.O.V.A. 3 has been formally announced, and will be coming soon to Android.

Otherwise, details are pretty much non-existent. Gameloft  have been holding press events, and have said that more information will be revealed soon. In the meantime, check out the teaser video after the break. It doesn't give much away, but it still looks pretty incredible all the same.

via Pocket Gamer

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Minecraft Pocket Edition Recieves Update, Ability to Craft Items Now Available

Everyone’s favorite cult-tastic game, Minecraft, has received a hefty update on Android. After a few months, users can finally start digging around with the ability to craft items! Users will also start to see the newest mobs loitering about, which are chickens and cows. The game is only getting better, so pick up the update and let [...]

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