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Carbon for Android coming to the Play Store on July 22 as a free app

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Carbon is a Twitter app for Android that has been in the works for quite some time now. It’s counterpart for Windows Phone was also released back in February. Now although some may blame the fact that the app is still not out yet despite being teased for months now on the slow development, the fact is that the developers were actually waiting for Google to allow them to submit paid apps in UAE, which is currently not possible.

Unfortunately, that did not happen so now instead of waiting any longer the developers have decided to go ahead and release the app on the Play Store for free on July 22. Read more »

The Asus-made Google Nexus pre-orders are now shipping in the US

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Users in the United States that’ve pre-ordered the Google Nexus slate are now very close to receiving their devices.

The tablet has begun shipping and Google has come out with a statement that the first wave of orders has already begun shipping and all pre-orders are scheduled to ship within 3 business days. Read more »

‘Amazing Alex’ for iOS and Android game review

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After the wildly popular Angry Birds series of games, developer Rovio is back with a brand new game for iOS and Android called Amazing Alex. The new title involves creating Rube Goldberg apparatuses and solving puzzles.

The game is based upon the popular The Incredible Machine series of games for Windows desktops. This is what you have to do: every level has several fixed objects arranged on screen in a particular order. You also have extra objects available at your disposal that you can place at various points on the screen. The goal of the game is to use all of these objects to set off a chain reaction and move certain objects to a designated position. Read more »

Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T brought some Kevlar wrapped Android goodness to our office, here’s the hands-on

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Another top-shelf Android smartphone has joined AT&T’s LTE ranks, people. Beginning tomorrow, the Motorola Atrix HD will become the third Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 equipped powerhouse offered by the carrier, which means that it has never been a better time to be a prospective Android smartphone buyer.

The Motorola Atrix HD features two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz and Adreno 225 GPU. Read more »

Google posts complete Android 4.1 Jelly Bean change log

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When Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at Google I/O, the Android website was only updated with some of the key feature in the update. But now, Google has released the complete change log detailing all 141 new feature.

While we have seen some of this stuff before, there is a lot more that we haven’t. Read more »

XBMC for Android revealed, download the leaked APK here

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XBMC is a popular media center application for the desktop known for its 10-foot UI and the ability to customize using plugins and skins. Now the developers have announced on their blog that they are working on a full-fledged version of the application for Android.

In the blog post, the developers mention that the app has been designed for Android-based devices such as set-top boxes, televisions, tablets and smartphones. Read more »

Four by four: Quad-core Android smartphones royal rumble

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Welcome to the age of the quad-core Android behemoths! As it happens, there are currently just four of them in existence and we have all of them in our office ready to flex some multi-core muscle.

The smartphones in question, as most of you probably know, are the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, Meizu MX 4-core and the LG Optimus 4X HD. They all have some serious processing power from Samsung and Nvidia at their hearts, using the Exynos 4 quad and Tegra 3 chipsets. But which one is the best? That’s what we are going to find out soon, but until the complete shootout is ready we thought we might give you a teaser and give you an idea of what to expect. Read more »

CyanogenMod 9 makes its way to all US Samsung Galaxy S III versions but the Verizon Wireless one

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We have some great news for all the Samsung Galaxy S III users in the United States, who find the TouchWiz interface a tad too colorful. CyanogenMod 9 nightly builds are now available for all US versions of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, but the Verizon Wireless flavored one.

The current crop of nightly builds are not one hundred percent stable, but are deemed fit for use on a daily basis. Read more »

Nokia Transport drops the Beta moniker, available for free on your Lumia

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Four months after it appeared as a Beta release, Nokia Transport has made it to commercial availability. As of today, the application is available for free on all Nokia Lumia Windows Phone handsets.

The application offers seriously handy route planning and departure schedule for over 100 cities globally. Read more »

Awesome flash app can make you feel really small…or big

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We first showed you the Scale of the Universe Flash app back in February, and now another version is available for your viewing pleasure.

Scale of the Universe 2 now has descriptions to all of the objects throughout the app, giving you some neat details on all the things you run across. Read more »

CyanogenMod 10 gets first demo video, runs nicely smooth on the LG Optimus 4X HD

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After the release of some initial details of what the Jelly Bean-powered CyanogenMod 10 is going to be about, we can now finally see it in action.

CyanogenMod’s Ricardo Cerquiera has decided to show an early alpha version running on the LG Optimus 4X HD. Not only that, but it runs quite decently, too. Read more »

Some Nexus 7 UK retailers jump the gun, list the tablet as available for a day

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For a moment today it appeared the Nexus 7 tablet stock has hit the UK, as both Adorama and Ebuyer were on the verge of sending the first units to customers.

It seems that the two vendors jumped the gun a bit early, though, as they have since changed the order status back to pre-order, and it’s likely to stay that way for a while. Read more »

HTC Vertex tablet with quad-core Tegra 3 chipset spotted in benchmark results

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So HTC is definitely not out of the tablet race just yet. Shortly after a spokesperson from the Taiwanese company confirmed HTC’s intent of bringing a new slate to the UK soon, we now have the first actual proof of its existence.

The tablet is apparently going to be called the HTC Vertex and it’s going to be powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 chipset. The screen of the Android ICS-running slate is of yet unknown size, but we know it’s going to have a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Read more »

Facebook for Android update brings front camera support, new messaging features

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Facebook has issued a new update to the Facebook app for Android, which adds some minor new features. First of all, you can now take self portraits using the front facing camera from within the app itself. You will notice a tiny button will appear in the bottom left/top left of the screen within the camera view.

Next, there are some new messaging features, which let you switch between conversations, include friends of friends, share bigger photos and see who is available online. Read more »

Nokia Series 40 devices got an official Twitter app

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Here’s another step towards smarter Nokia’s Series 40 feature phones. The users of the aforementioned handsets can now download and install an official Twitter application from the Nokia Store.

Twitter’s official application joins the likes of Facebook and Google+, thus allowing you to enjoy every major social network on your entry-level Nokia. Read more »