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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 »

Chrome OS 20 released, adds native support for Google Drive and Google Docs

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Google’s operating system for notebooks, Chrome OS, has recently been updated to version 20.

This new release is a step towards Google’s goals to integrate their recently announced Google Drive cloud storage service more deeply into the Chrome platform, as well as offline support for Google Docs. Read more »

Rockstar releases two Grand Theft Auto V screenshots, still no release date

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It’s been far too long since any new information on Grand Theft Auto V was released, but now we’ve got two screenshots to feast our eyes on while waiting for more.

The screenshots confirm that the action is going to take place in San Andreas, but we knew that from the teaser trailer already. However, a Rockstar representative confirmed in an online Q&A session that more information will be coming our way soon. Read more »

This might be the Samsung Galaxy S III coolest video ad yet

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Samsung is getting really good in advertising its products. Cool TV ads, promotional booths around the world, awesome announcement events, etc.

Nowadays the effort is mostly focused on the Galaxy S III and, naturally, so is the Samsung’s newest video. Featuring David Beckham and flirting with the S III official Olympics phone status, it may be its best commercial up to date. Read more »

Amazing car headlights let you see through rain and snow

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We think you’ll all agree that currently existing car headlights are really bad when faced with heavy rain or snow. The light they emit gets reflected from raindrops and snow flakes and obstruct a clear view of the road.

What if we told you that there is already a solution to this problem thanks to the latest invention by some Carnegie Mellon scientists. Using some impressively accurate cameras and super-fast computers they managed to predict the trajectory of each rain drop and stream the light between them. Read more »