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Weekly News Roundup #8 – India

Weekly News Roundup #8 – India In a weekly segment, I’ll be doing a roundup of the mobile technology news in India, including new device announcements and releases from Indian manufacturers, network carrier news, and anything else that captures the pulse of  the Android scene in India.With Computex 2013 dominating the news last week, this has been yet another slow news week for Android news in India. Of course, we still have seven new Android smartphones to talk about, an o...

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Samsung rumored to be getting ready for 12.2-inch tablet launch ahead of Apple in 2014

Samsung rumored to be getting ready for 12.2-inch tablet launch ahead of Apple in 2014 Samsung has done a terrific job of covering pretty much all consumer market segments so far when it comes to both tablets and smartphones. It has products available in every level of the market, such as the entry-level segment, the mid-range segment, and of course, the high-end segment where phones like the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Active comfortably belong. The Korea-based company can now rest on its laurels and simply watch all the money roll i...

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Vine now more popular than Instagram in terms of total Twitter shares

Vine now more popular than Instagram in terms of total Twitter shares Less than a week ago, Twitter officially announced the availability of the Vine for Android app on the Google Play store. It has since been downloaded more than 1 million times, and according to information from online analytics company Topsy, it has already surpassed Instagram in terms of popularity based on total number of media shares on the Internet — specifically, Twitter.Data gathered during the last few days involving links to eithe...

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Former FCC Chair warns US not to get lazy about LTE

Former FCC Chair warns US not to get lazy about LTE In the US, we’re a bit spoiled when it comes to LTE. We have a huge LTE network, thanks to Verizon, and all other carriers are hot on their heels. AT&T has very respectable LTE coverage in a very short amount of time, and T-Mobile is also building out their LTE capability. The acquisition of Metro PCS will also help T-Mobile in the LTE realm.Former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has a few words of caution, though. At the FT-Telefonica Mi...

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Pics show what may be the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

Pics show what may be the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 If you’re looking for a mid-range mobile device, Samsung probably has a device for you. From their lineup of “mini” Galaxy S devices, to their slew of Ace devices, Samsung has something for all of us who don’t want to spend much on a cell phone.Speaking of those Ace devices, a leaked picture show what is believed to be their Ace 3. Nothing official has been announced, but we’re about due for a new Ace device. Samsung is on the tradition...

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Foursquare develops new Android tablet UI ahead of iOS

Foursquare develops new Android tablet UI ahead of iOS There are times when Android gets the drop on iOS. It’s still pretty sparse, but it happens. Developers are increasingly aware of Android as a primary platform to develop for, and are doing so more often.Though it happens, the tablet sector is still tough for Android. It hasn’t been very long that Android has been serious about tablets, only in the past year or so asking developers to be mindful of those screen sizes. While the iPad still has...

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Mad Catz CEO announces new Android gaming console dubbed “Project M.O.J.O.” coming at E3

Mad Catz CEO announces new Android gaming console dubbed “Project M.O.J.O.” coming at E3 Ouya gaming consoleE3 is nearly upon us, and of course, a lot of gaming news is expected. We’ll be hearing more about PlayJam’s Android-powered plug-and-play GameStick, but they aren’t going to be the only guys at the expo showing off the Android gaming experience, as Mad Catz CEO Darren Richardson announced Project M.O.J.O., another Android gaming platform, during an earnings call.Richardson, calling it an Android “micro ...

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How to get T-Mobile’s $30/month unlimited data smartphone plan

How to get T-Mobile’s $30/month unlimited data smartphone plan If you don’t talk on your mobile phone much, but like to use apps, navigation, or any other kind of data-absorbing functions, you know how important a good data plan is. What if we told you that you could pay about $30/month for unlimited data, with the first 5MB at top speeds? Now we’re talking!The Consumerist recently highlighted the low-cost plan, so we thought it was a good opportunity to let everyone know how to get it. The monthly plan ...

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Photos of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Leaked Online

Photos of Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Leaked Online The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 official photos were "leaked" online today, confirming what we were all suspecting for some time now, that Samsung is working hard for the next gen of its very successful Ace line of mid-ranged Droids. The Ace smart phones were the best bang for the buck you could buy from the Korean company. Even if every nerd in the world was craving for the flagship, the bulk of the sales were the mid ranged Droids like the S3 Mini ...

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Google reportedly purchasing Waze for $1.3 billion

Google reportedly purchasing Waze for $1.3 billion Waze, the popular GPS and social app, has been courted by many top tech firms lately. Apple was said to have made an offer of around $500 million, which was later denied by Tim Cook. Facebook and Google have reportedly been in a bidding war of sorts, with Facebook having recently pulled out of negotiations. The turning point for Facebook was their desire to move the Israel-based Waze team to their headquarters in California, and Waze CEO’s Naom...

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PRISM Whistle Blower Reveals Himself, 29 Years Old NSA Analyst

PRISM Whistle Blower Reveals Himself, 29 Years Old NSA Analyst I hope you are familiar with my latest article, the one about the huge privacy scandal, the NSA, FBI and the PRISM Whistle Blower, which was anonymous at the moment. Just a short reminder, PRISM is a secret project conducted by the National Security Agency, FBI and all the major tech companies, which consists in Big Brother intercepting and storing all internet and mobile communications traffic, for further analysis. Emails, chats, absolutely ...

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Galaxy Note 3 prototype allegedly spotted; phone “shipped in low quantities for R&D” report says

Galaxy Note 3 prototype allegedly spotted; phone “shipped in low quantities for R&D” report says A prototype of the next Galaxy Note flagship handset has been spotted in the wild one publication says, while a different source claims that the device is shipping for R&D purposes.From the looks of it, Sam Mobile and TechTastic handled the device shown in the images below, which is said to be a Galaxy Note 3 prototype. According to the first site, this isn’t the Galaxy Mega 6.3 “because of the corners, high resolution display and bezel....

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Paranoid Android’s Halo theme is ready for public beta testing!

Paranoid Android’s Halo theme is ready for public beta testing! testParanoid Android was enamored with Facebook Home when it came out. We all were, really, but the thought of Facebook in our face all the time was a bit much. Chatheads was a particularly cool concept, but just not as finished or nice as we would have hoped. Paranoid Android fixed that for us.Their Halo theme is one we’ve been excited for, and have kept track of throughout. There is a lot of cool stuff about Paranoid Android ROMs, but Halo br...

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Is a Chrome dongle in the works? We’re doubtful.

Is a Chrome dongle in the works? We’re doubtful. Our living room is fast becoming the new battleground for tech manufacturers and service providers. The XBox One announcement was ripe with talk of TV functionality, and Google has long had their Google TV hardware. A recurring rumor suggests that Google may have another piece of hardware in mind for our precious HDMI ports.[quotenew qtext="Keep in mind, this “Chromekey” is nothing but innuendo and assumption." qposition="right" qcolor="color...

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Google Plus photos allude to a Galaxy Camera successor, 20.2MP shooter included

Google Plus photos allude to a Galaxy Camera successor, 20.2MP shooter included Samsung Galaxy CameraFollowing a flurry of Galaxy S4 Zoom leaks, we began to Samsung does have an event scheduled for June 20 in London, so we may very well see the new camera then. Alternatively, we could see it appear at IFA in Berlin, Germany, the same event where its predecessor was unveiled at last year. Remember, there is nothing official yet, so don’t get your hopes up even though it appears as if a Galaxy Camera 2 is coming!Are you so...

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The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 9, 2013

The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 9, 2013 It was a slow week for releases, but we still managed to scrounge up 7 new Android Apps for our list of the Best New Android Apps of the Week. 1. Vine for Android Vine for Android finally arrived last week, and it’s pretty safe to say it was well worth the wait. It also quickly became a lock for the top spot on our list of the Best New Android Apps of the Week. Vine lets you create 6-second videos of anything you’d like, and share them ...

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AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, June 9, 2013

AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, June 9, 2013 In the AA Weekly, we recap the most significant events that happened over the past seven days in the world of Android. We look at new devices, major news, leaks, and everything else you should know to stay on top of your favorite operating system.Asus goes tablet crazy at ComputexThe Computex trade show took place in Taiwan last week, the perfect occasion for local firms to show off their finest wares. And, boy, did Asus showed them off.In a glit...

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Doodle with Disney in ScribbleMix for Android

Doodle with Disney in ScribbleMix for Android Disney has published some great Android games over the past year, and they recently added a new one to their catalog with ScribbleMix for Android. It’s a doodling game in the vein of Draw Something, but with Disney’s trademark flair. ScribbleMix lets you play “Guess the Doodle” with your online friends or random opponents. The setup will certainly look familiar as it’s the same one used by every other drawing guessing game. You basical...

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OUYA competitor PlayJam releases GameStick E3 2013 trailer

OUYA competitor PlayJam releases GameStick E3 2013 trailer The Kickstarter-funded GameStick is featured in PlayJam’s recently released trailer for this year’s upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo, more popularly known as E3.As usual, Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4, and Nintendo’s Wii U will no doubt be the stars of the show, however, it’s impressive that GameStick creator PlayJam has managed to drum up quite a bit of attention at such a large event.The t...

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Want a Samsung Galaxy S4 in a custom color? ColorWare can do that for you!

Want a Samsung Galaxy S4 in a custom color? ColorWare can do that for you! For the time being, the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes in two colors, although four more colors are said to be coming soon, one of which is exclusive to AT&T. If you’re looking to get your hands on a few more options and don’t mind paying a bit more for your Galaxy S4, ColorWare may just be able to help you out.Buying a GSM unlocked Galaxy S4 from ColorWare will run you $1,000. It’s quite a bit of money to shell out, however, a lot...

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The Best New Android Games of the Week – June 8, 2013

The Best New Android Games of the Week – June 8, 2013 This week’s list of the Best New Android Games of the Week include a rampaging quadropus, a famous superhero, and a sheep with a talent for jumping. Those are just a few of the new Android Games in this week’s roundup, and we hope you enjoy our list. 1. Quadropus Rampage Numero Uno on our list of the Best New Android Games of the Week goes to a quirky game by the name of Quadropus Rampage. You’ll take control of a Quadropus and take out a...

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Most advanced Android malware threat yet: Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a

Most advanced Android malware threat yet: Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a A security firm posted information about a new Android Trojan that appears unlike anything seen before when it comes to complexity and the number of malicious actions it’s able to perform.Called Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a, the malware is compared to malicious threats that usually target Windows, not Android. The new malware uses several exploits, some of them new to security researchers from Kaspersky, who discovered Obad.a.The Trojan is able to...

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Android Trojan Found by Kaspersky, Bad like Jesse James

Android Trojan Found by Kaspersky, Bad like Jesse James Kaspersky Labs, the well known antivirus software maker, recently announced the discovery of a very tricky Android Trojan, a malware codenamed Obama Obad. Obad stands for Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad and it is the most sophisticated, complex and tricksy bastard we have ever seen yet. With the advancements in mobile technology, now the smart phones have the same processing power and the same operating systems regular personal computers used to have....

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Top 5 Free App Cheats for Android – are cheats really that great?

Top 5 Free App Cheats for Android – are cheats really that great? When popular new games emerge on Google Play, there is one thing that always happens: people want to cheat their way through a game or get a walk-thru to skip the harder or even more boring parts of games. The most popular free games for Android have long been the same: Pou, 4 Pics 1 Word, Candy Crush and 100 Doors: Runaway and Angry Birds. Today we presented you with the top cheat and walk-through apps to get through these popular free Google Pl...

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Cut, Crush, and Flick Creepy Creatures in Lumos: The Dying Light

Cut, Crush, and Flick Creepy Creatures in Lumos: The Dying Light   We cover our fair share of Indies here at Android-Games, and it’s always nice to stumble across hidden gems. Lumos: The Dying Light certainly falls into the Indie category, and it’s one of the coolest “Tap & Destroy” games we’ve seen in some time. Lumos: The Dying Light puts you in charge of a little orb of light that’s been surrounded by all kinds of creepy crawlies. Your job is to keep the light shining, and you’ll...

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean spotted on LG Optimus L7 II Dual page, real or just a mistake?

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean spotted on LG Optimus L7 II Dual page, real or just a mistake? The official product page of the LG Optimus L7 II Dual reveals that the handset may be running an unannounced version of Android, assuming it’s not a typing mistake from the company.Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is clearly listed as the OS for this particular Optimus L7 II Dual handset, which is the dual-SIM version of the mid-range Optimus L7 II handset announced at MWC 2013 earlier this year. Other details about Android 4.3 aren’t offered at this ...

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Galaxy S4 Zoom images show the product in the wild, seem to confirm previous leak

Galaxy S4 Zoom images show the product in the wild, seem to confirm previous leak The original Galaxy CameraThe Galaxy S4 Zoom image leak avalanche continues with more pictures of the device hitting the web shortly after the The publication also confirms some of the specs and features of the phone including the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of memory, microSD support, 16-megapixel camera with optical zoom, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 4.2.2 and TouchWiz on top.We’ll be back with m...

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Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 (SHV-E330S) reportedly spotted in AnTuTu benchmarks

Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 (SHV-E330S) reportedly spotted in AnTuTu benchmarks A new Galaxy S4 version reportedly packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor has appeared in AnTuTu benchmarks.The SHV-E330S is said to be the Galaxy S4 model in question, a handset said to hit South Korea later this year. In addition to the rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the device is also going to offer LTE-Advanced support, rbmen says.However, the device is not official at this time.According to the screenshot above, the SHV-E330...

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