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LG passed the 4 million mark on its LTE smartphones, globally

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The LG Optimus LTE smartphones have reportedly crossed the 4 million sales mark globally.

The best performers among what turned out to be LG’s most successful lineup in a while are the Optimus LTE and LTE Tag, while the Krait-powered LTE2 has sold more than 400 thousand units in South Korea alone. Read more »

Dropbox adds new sharing options for folders, allows you to choose who can re-share them

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The new Dropbox update isn’t about increased space. Instead, the company has announced some novelties in the folder sharing options.

Now, when sharing a folder with your buddies or colleagues you can explicitly specify who can re-share it and invite more people to access it. Granted, the update isn’t as major as some of the service’s most recent, but it’s a nice addition to have. Read more »

Qualcomm previews APQ8064 chipset with quad-core Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU

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The Krait powered Qualcomm S4 chipsets are great, right? They give you the best per-core performance of any architecture out there and have the best power efficiency thanks to that 28nm manufacturing process. The only problem is that Krait-powered chipsets are only available in dual-core flavor for now, while competing solutions give you twice that.

It seems as though that this might change sooner than you think, as Qualcomm have just previewed their first S4 Pro chipset (the MSM8960 belonged to the lower-standing S4 Plus series). The Qualcomm APQ8064 was shown powering a development tablet with its four Krait cores and Adreno 320 GPU. Read more »

Microsoft announces limited edition Xbox 360 Halo 4 bundle

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The Xbox 360 is no stranger to limited edition bundles and the cool thing about it is that not only do you get a copy of the game with it but the entire console goes through a makeover to match the theme of the game.

Another such new limited edition Xbox 360 bundle is now heading our way and it is the Halo 4 bundle. And as you can see above, it will comes with a matching blue Xbox 360 and controllers. Read more »

Instagram adds support for Nexus 7, Flickr sharing.

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Nexus 7 users trying to install Instagram on their shiny new tablets would until now have gotten an unsupported device message. Lucky for them, they don’t have to wait for long as Instagram has already issued an update that adds support for Google’s newest tablet.

Although one might wonder why would anyone need Instagram on a tablet that doesn’t even have a rear camera, it would at least allow you to check photos uploaded by others on that 720p IPS display. And you can always take a picture with the front camera if you ever wanted to. Read more »

Microsoft announces Office 2013, Preview now available for download

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Microsoft has announced the newest version of their office suite of application, Office 2013, or as they call it, the new Office. The new Office comes with a host of new improvements, including changes to the UI as well as under the hood.

The most noticeable change is the new set of icons for all the apps within the suite. Just like the Windows 8 icon, Office icons feature a monochrome icon with a tilted perspective. The user interface of the applications has also been slightly modified to fit into the new Metro UI on Windows 8. However, the application isn’t designed entirely with the Metro UI because at the end of the day it will be running within the desktop mode in Windows 8. Read more »

HTC HD2 lives on, now running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with most hardware working

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The HTC HD2 has something that a very few phones have and that’s a strong developer community behind them. That’s why HTC HD2 owners can now enjoy Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running on their beloved device.

The ROM, despite being in pre-alpha state, has the basics covered. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Calls and Data are working, but unfortunately camera and video playback are still not supported. Read more »

Samsung accuses LG of leaking OLED technology secrets

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Samsung Mobile Display has today accused LG Display of stealing and leaking parts of its proprietary OLED technology.

Eleven people have been indicted, including executives from LG as well as former and current SMD researchers. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100G gets some CyanogenMod 10 love

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Even though in an early stages of development, CyanogenMod 10 is gaining speed. First, it was the LG Optimus 4X HD running an early preview and now we’ve got the Samsung Galaxy S II I9100G’s CM10 ROM.

Recognized developer Codeworkx has successfully made a CyanogenMod 10 based ROM for the I9100G, which however isn’t recommended as an everyday driver for inexperienced users. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 gets a minor OTA update, Android version number remains 4.1.1

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Hours after it officially started making its way to customers in US and UK, the Google Nexus 7 got its first OTA update. It’s a pretty minor deal, the download weighing in at under 1MB and it takes just seconds to apply.

As you would expect from such a minor file, it brings no major changes to the user experience whatsoever. So far, the only differences spotted are some extra info in the “About” screen in settings and the change in build number from JRO03C to JRO03D. Read more »

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 »