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LG shares the story of Optimus G’s QSlide multitasking feature, keeps the promo videos coming

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LG is very proud of the work it has done with the Optimus G. The quad-core powerhouse, as it was earlier confirmed will even be the base for the next Nexus device from Google.

What that device won’t have, however, is LG’s multitasking feature dubbed QSlide. To emphasize the importance of that QSlide, LG has shared the story of its creation in an interesting video. Read more »

Google Play Store updated, gets wishlists

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Google seems to be on a roll with its app updates, and the latest one to receive new features is the Play Store. The official repository app now features wishlists and supports removing apps from My Apps list.

Wishlists are a powerful addition to the Play Store and you can easily add items to yours via the Bookmark icons on the individual apps’ screens. Read more »

Motorola new RAZR lineup gets rooted

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A bunch of Motorola’s latest droids got rooted thanks to the xda-developers user djrbliss.

The devices which have the newly found exploit (called MotorFail2go) are DROID RAZR M, Atrix HD, Photon Q, RAZR HD and the x86-based RAZR i. Read more »

Google releases stock Android Calendar app on the Play Store

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Google has released the stock Jelly Bean Calendar application on the Play Store that can now be installed by anyone with a device running Android 4.0.3 and above.

This is great for someone who has an Android device with a custom calendar application, such as the ones Samsung and HTC like to install on their devices, but want to use the stock Calendar app that you find on Nexus devices. Read more »

Echofon releases alpha version of Echofon for Android

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Echofon is a popular Twitter client that first started life as a Firefox extension but later was made into an iOS, OS X and Windows app. Now, an Android version of the application is being developed as well and to give you a taste on how things are going, the developers have released an alpha version of the app.

The first thing you’ll notice is that on Android, Echofon uses the new Holo theme, which makes it look right at home. Read more »

CyanogenMod 10 M2 now available to a wide range of devices

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The CyanogenMod 10 M-Series is a stable version of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based AOSP ROM, which is supposed to be good enough to server as a daily driver.

The CM team has released M2 to the general public and it is available for download for a bunch of popular smartphones with support for even “on the way”. Read more »

Nokia City Lens for Symbian and MeeGo beta trial over, support for the platforms axed (WP app is still a go)

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Nokia City Lens is one of the “most well received new applications” from the Finnish company (they also used it to generate buzz for the WP8 Lumias before unveiling them). The Symbian and MeeGo users weren’t left out – they got to participate in the beta trials, which are now over.

There’s some bad news though – City Lens is becoming Lumia-exclusive. Read more »

Google+ app updated on iOS and Android

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Google has pushed out a new update for their Google+ app on iOS and Android. One of the key new features in the iOS version is support for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. Another new feature is Google+ page owners now being able to view, post and comment from the mobile app.

Lastly, you can also edit your posts, save photos to camera roll and search for people and posts on the iPad. Read more »

GoPro releases iOS app, lets you remote control your HD HERO2

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GoPro has released an app for the iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S and 5), iPad (1, 2 and 3) and iPod Touch that lets you “Connect. View. Control.” an HD HERO2 remotely.

The app is free but you’ll need to get a $99.99 Wi-Fi BacPac add-on accessory for your GoPro camera in order to use it and it isn’t compatible with the older HD HERO model. Read more »

Opera Mobile 12.1 for Android is out, SPDY is in, new security and web standards features also on board

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Hot on the heels of the desktop Opera 12.1 beta browser comes the Opera Mobile for Android 12.1 (and this one isn’t beta). Just like its PC counterpart, Opera Mobile 12.1 brings support for SPDY plus some extra features.

SPDY is a networking protocol proposed by Google that is similar to HTTP but faster (with special attention paid to mobile internet) and is already supported by Android’s native browser, Chrome and Firefox for Android, so you can expect to see increasing support on the server side. Read more »

New version of Nokia Transport for Windows Phone 7 enters beta

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The Nokia Transport app for Windows Phone 7 dropped its beta tag back in July, but now it’s time for another beta – this time of a new version of the app -2.3. The new release brings easier searching, simpler to understand directions and constant updates of the changes in public transport.

The number of cities that Transport supports has grown since July. It will give you directions for 100 new cities (550 in total) and there are live timetables for 9 new cities (109 total). Here’s what else has changed in version 2.3: Read more »

Jolla will showcase MeeGo-based Sailfish demo on November 21

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Jolla, the Finnish startup composed of former Nokia employees working on the MeeGo mobile platform, will showcase its Sailfish OS in the third week of November.

Jolla CEO Jussi Hurmola also announced that we will know what the first Sailfish-running device will be – and when to expect it – by Christmas of this year. Read more »

Google Drive for Android gets a massive update, bug fixes for Wallet and Play Music

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Google has released updates for three of its Android apps today – Drive, Wallet and Play Music. And while Wallet and Music got nothing but bug fixes, Google Drive was treated to a really big update with tons of new features.

Drive for Andoird now sports some folder management tools, allowing you to filter folder contents by file type, create folders as well as upload and move files around them. Read more »

TomTom launches navigation app for Android, forgets HD resolution support

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TomTom has launched its popular offline navigation app for Android today. Packing most of the features of its iOS counterparts, the TomTom Android app features spoken turn-by-turn directions in multiple languages as well as speed camera alerts and Traffic info.

On top of that, TomTom promises it’ll provide lifetime map updates, with at least four releases per year. It all sounds great, but there’s a catch – the app doesn’t have the greatest device compatibility. Read more »

Google enables Street view on mobile Google Maps site for iOS

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The Maps issue on iOS is still a hot topic for some people and after Tim Cook himself suggested people try third-party solutions, there has been a lot of chest beating from established map makers. Now Google is putting its features where its mouth is and has enabled Street View in the mobile Google Maps site for iOS.

It’s a stopgap feature as a dedicated Google Maps app is still some way out, but it works well enough. Read more »