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HTC HD2 hacked to run on Firefox OS

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HTC HD2 has been one of the most developer friendly devices for a long time now. The smartphone was launched with Windows Mobile on board and later, the device was hacked to run everything from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, through Ubuntu to Windows RT.

Now, the developers have ported the recently launched Firefox OS to run on HTC HD2. Unfortunately, the ported OS has a few issues with SIM not being detected, low volume, camera and mass storage for now. Read more »

‘Circulets’ for iOS and Android game review

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Circulets is the newest two-player game from India-based Hashstash Studios. The game is now available for both iOS and Android.

Circulets involves collecting circles or ‘circulets’ towards your side of the screen. The one with the most points in the end wins the game. The game sounds simple and fun in theory and also looks quite pretty, so we decided to take it for a spin. Read more »

Google Play Games leaked ahead of Google I/O

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Earlier, the APK teardown of the MyGlass application had suggested that a new Android gaming service from Google was on the way. Now, the official APK of the Google Play Games has been leaked ahead of Google I/O.

The teardown of the MyGlass app had showed us that the service would include real time and turn based multiplayer, in-game chat, leader boards, invitations, lobbies and achievements. Read more »

HTC releases two new commercials showing BlinkFeed

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HTC has released two new commercials for the HTC One. Both ads focus on one feature of the phone, and that is the controversial BlinkFeed found in the latest Sense 5.

With these videos HTC is trying to show how you can use the BlinkFeed feature to collaborate all your social network feed in one place. But it won’t be fun without taking a dig at the competition. Except, here the competition itself is doing the digging. Read more »

CyanogenMod 10.1 officially coming to HTC One

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Good news, HTC One users – the official CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based) will soon become available on your smartphones.

The CyanogenMod 10.1 will support the GSM version of the metallic beauty along with the Sprint variant of the device. The ROMs are still in the alpha stage and the Nightly builds will be ready for download very soon. Read more »

Nokia puts out first TV ad for the new Lumia 928

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Nokia spent a lot of time releasing teaser videos for the Lumia 928 and then without much fanfare announced the phone itself (even the Asha 501 got its own event). Anyway, the ad campaign continues with the first TV ad.

The ad focuses heavily on the camera features of the Verizon-bound flagship. The Nokia Lumia 928 is the first phone in a long while to pack a xenon flash. Read more »

The Samsung Galaxy Fame poses for our camera before its review

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The latest entry-level smartphone from Samsung has arrived, and we take the opportunity to give you a quick glimpse of it prior to our full review.

The Samsung Galaxy Fame is a single-core 1 GHz with a rather poorly sounding 3.5-inch HVGA screen with only 256K colors, but does run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to sweeten the pot. Read more »

Rovio announces Angry Birds Seasons: Abra-Ca-Bacon, to hit your appstore on May 16

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Rovio has just announced the latest update for the Angry Birds Seasons game. Dubbed Abra-Ca-Bacon, the new release is set to bring some interesting features to the franchise.

One of them is the addition of Magic Portals which allows you to teleport Angry Birds, Bad Piggies and everything else in the game. Furthermore, there are 30 new levels joined by six bonus levels for your unlocking pleasure. Read more »

Nokia outs official Lumia 928 hands-on video, brags about impressive camera

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The Nokia Lumia 928 just went official and the Finns wasted no time releasing its official hands-on video.

Ifi Majid of Nokia is handling the latest Verizon-exclusive WP8 smartphone and uses the video to highlight some of the phone’s main features. Naturally, one of them is the 8.7MP PureView camera, a first for the platform. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 shows up in GLBenchmark scores, has WXGA screen and runs Android 4.2.2

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The third generation of Samsung Galaxy Tab lineup only has one official member so far (the Tab 3 7.0), but the rumor mill is adamant that there are 8″ and 10.1″ versions on the way. And the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 may have just shown up in GLBenchmark scores.

The device listed as Samsung SM-T311 runs Android 4.2.2 on a 1.5GHz processor with Mali-400 GPU. Read more »

Analyst predicts Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and 16:10 display for the second-gen Nexus 7

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A research report coming from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the second-gen Nexus 7 is going to pack a substantial upgrade compared to the outgoing model. He suggests the new Nexus 7 would feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and is going to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The upgraded slate is still going to be manufactured by ASUS with the 7″ display left will bring a major resolution boost – 1920 x 1200 pixels. Read more »

Asphalt 7: Heat goes free on iOS, probably for limited time

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Gameloft’s Asphalt 7: Heat racing game is now free in the Apple’s AppStore. It was released in June 2012 on iOS and until now it maintained the $0.99 price tag.

Asphalt 7: Heat offers 60 different cars, 15 challenging tracks, 6 game modes and eye-candy graphics. Read more »

Flipboard updates Android app, adds custom magazine feature

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Flipboard recently updated their iOS app when the service reached 50 million users. That updated introduced the custom magazine feature, which let you create magazines out of content you find within the app.

Flipboard has now updated their Android app, which finally joins in all the custom magazine creation action. It works the same as it does on iOS; you create a custom magazine with a name of your choice and then when you see an article on Flipboard that you’d want to add to it, you tap on the + button. You can then share these magazines with your friends and also subscribe to those created by others. Read more »

Olympus launches PEN E-P5, flagship Micro Four Thirds camera

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Olympus is celebrating 50 years of its PEN F camera with the launch of the flagship PEN E-P5 Micro Four Thirds camera. As you’d expect from a flagship, the E-P5 comes with a ton of bells and whistles but maintains the beautiful, retro design of the original PEN F.

The new E-P5 borrows the 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor, super fast AF and 5-axis image stabilization from the OM-D E-M5 camera. The E-P5, however, goes one step beyond and offers a stunning 1/8000th of a second shutter speed, the highest for a compact camera. Read more »

Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4 battery life tests updated with final firmware, check out the new scores

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The Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4, the Snapdragon 600 one, got a software update and while we felt like a new battery test was in order. A lot has changed since we released our first test and we were curious to find out how it has affected the smartphone’s power autonomy.

After the update, the battery life of the phone did improve overall. Here are the new results. Read more »