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Specs of two 7″ Jelly Bean tablets by Asus leak, announcement might come at CES

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Asus seems to have two low-cost Android tablets in the works, carrying the model codes ME371MG and ME172V. Their specs were dug up by an Italian website and promise two 7″ tablets with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at a low price. The duo should make an appearance at CES.

The lower-end tablet, the Asus ME172V, will have a 7″ screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, built with TN tech rather than IPS (so viewing angles probably won’t be great). Read more »

HTC said to be working on Windows RT tablets

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Earlier this year we heard that Microsoft allegedly denied HTC early access to Windows RT, the reason being that HTC does not have enough expertise in the matter and does not sell enough devices.

Now, Bloomberg is reporting that HTC is in fact working on Windows RT tablets, two of them to be precise. One of them is said to have a 12(!)-inch display and the other one will have a 7-inch display, along with the ability to make calls like several small Android tablets out there. Read more »

Get these EA and Gameloft titles for a dollar each

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‘Tis the season for discounts and EA and Gameloft have already rolled out theirs on the App Store as well as Google Play (but mostly on the App Store).

What follows below are some of the hottest titles from both publishers that you can get for just a dollar, which is several times lower than what they usually cost. Download away! Read more »

WhatsApp drops down to zero dollars on the App Store

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Popular instant messaging service WhatsApp has made their iOS client free of cost for a limited time. Unlike on other platforms, the iOS version of WhatsApp has an upfront cost of $0.99 for the client.

WhatsApp is available on several other platforms, including Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Symbian and even Nokia Series 40. However, on other platforms, the application is free to download and use for a year, after which there is a $0.99 yearly fee. Read more »

Flipboard comes to Android tablets, iPad loses bragging rights

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Flipboard has been available on both Android smartphones and iOS devices but it’s just now that it comes to Android tablets.

The app has been tailored specifically for the various Android screen sizes and display resolutions. Read more »

Lumia 920 supply shortages means Microsoft employees aren’t getting their promised free smartphones for now

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A couple of months back at the Build conference, Microsoft told its employees that each and every one of them would receive a free Lumia 920 smartphone, a Surface tablet and a Windows 8 PC. According to a spicy rumor, however, the Lumia 920 part of the giveaway might not happen just yet, as Nokia is struggling to keep up with the consumer demand for the device.

As a result, Microsoft Germany has halted the employee-intended Lumia 920s and returned them back to Nokia to help fulfill customers’ orders. Read more »

Samsung to invest $3.9 billion in semiconductor plant in Texas

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Last summer, Samsung announced it would be looking to expand its semiconductor plant in Austin, Texas.

Talks with local authorities have since wrapped up, giving Samsung the green light to go forward with the expansion. Read more »

The LG Nexus 4 video ad makes you rethink the Christmas family photo

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Google is airing a cool new Christmas-themed ad promoting the new Photo Sphere feature of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

The ad shows тхе LG-made Google Nexus 4 taking a Photo Sphere of the entire family, gathered around a Christmas tree. Read more »

Ouya announces ten upcoming titles for the console

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Earlier this month, we talked about the Ouya console being ready to start shipping out to developers and Kickstarter backers. Now it’s time to talk about some of the games.

Ouya had planned a giveaway for ten developers, who would be getting the developer console for free, along with the software development kit. The ten developer names were announced on their Twitter account, along with the games that each of them are developing for OUYA. Read more »

‘Pudding Monsters’ is an adorable new game from the creators of ‘Cut the Rope’

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ZeptoLab, creators of the popular Cut the Rope and Cut the Rope: Experiments games, have now released a brand new game for iOS and Android, called Pudding Monsters.

The objective of the game is to combine the adorable little Pudding Monsters by sliding them around and sticking them together and forming a Mega Monster to complete the level. The game uses the same lovable animation style with cutesy but beautiful graphics that we saw with the Cut the Rope games. Read more »

Tumblr releases iPad version of its iOS app

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Tumblr has finally released an iPad version of its iOS application. Although the iPhone version has been available for a while now and was recently given a major facelift, the iPad version was nowhere to be found.

Among the new features is a UI optimized for the iPad’s bigger display. You get a navigation bar on the side that stays there permanently unlike on the iPhone version. Read more »

Nokia to unveil a 10″ Windows RT tablet at MWC

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According to DigiTime’s often reliable undisclosed Taiwan supply chain sources Nokia could be close to release a 10″ slate running on Qualcomm hardware and Windows RT software.

Nokia allegedly has had talks with chip-maker Qualcomm and manufacturer Compal Electronics to start production of the said tablet and could announce it in late February at the Mobile World Congress. Read more »

Nokia updates the Cinemagraph app on Lumia 920 an Lumia 820, makes sharing easy

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Nokia’s cinemagraph camera feature in its Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones has been updated with new sharing options.

The new release of the Cinemagraph app is version 2.5.0.21 and includes a new Share menu option, which offers sharing via Facebook and Twitter, email or messaging. Read more »

LG takes jabs at Apple with an Optimus G ad published all over the Korean press

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LG has been taking a leaf of the Samsung’s marketing team book and has published an ad for its latest Optimus G, which is clearly taking a jab at Apple.

The ad, which you can see above, shows an LG Optimus G flying through a bitten apple (wink, wink) splitting it in half. Read more »

Gradiente unveils Android-powered iphone in Brazil, Apple lawyers grin

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The Brazilian company Gradiente is offering an Android-based smartphone called iphone Neo One. The gadget has nothing to do with Apple, iOS and the genuine iPhone lineup.

Gradiente’s iphone features a 3.7-inch HVGA display, a 700MHz processor, a 5MP snapper, dual-SIM capabilities, 3G, Wi-Fi and a microSD card slot. The phone runs on the dated Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Read more »