AppBrain launches Apptimizer to help developers optimize apps for Google Play

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AppBrain is kicking off yet another developer tool for Android coders looking to gain some app exposure.  It’s called Apptimizer and, as the name suggests, it helps developers optimize their apps for listing in Google Play store.  In a nutshell, each app can get an Apptimizer score with ...

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First generation Galaxy Note to get Android 4.1 in December

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First-generation Galaxy Note users are expected to see an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in “late December” where it will introduce new features.  A leaked version of the upcoming firmware suggests the Galaxy Note will see the Nature UX as well as other goodies found in the Galaxy ...

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Sony Xperia V pushed to January but will get Android 4.1, price drop

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Sony has pushed the release of its Android-powered Xperia V back to January, according to the company’s official Xperia France Twitter account.  It’s not all that bad, however, as the device will be getting a minor price cut and software update.  Now, instead of arriving with ...

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Virgin Mobile intros $5 daily data plan

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Virgin Mobile USA is adding another option to its mobile Broadband2Go service today, kicking off a new special “Daily Plan”.  Priced at only $5 per day (24hrs), users will find they get up to 200MB of 3G data or where available, unlimited 4G service. Plan options now include: ...

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RadioShack’s Black Friday ad leaks with multiple Android savings, freebies

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RadioShack’s Black Friday ad has found its way online and, as is usually the case, is full of Android savings.  While some might be for devices from larger companies such as Samsung and HTC, there’s also an offering from outfits such as DiGiX.  Nevertheless, if you’re heading ...

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Jabra Solemate review

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With the holiday shopping season about to get underway, it’s time we start looking at some new accessories for our loved ones.  And for ourselves.  Don’t lie, you spend a bunch of money on your own goodies on Black Friday.  If you’re looking for something that works well for ...

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Nexus 10 falls just short of iPad 4 in benchmark comparisons

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The Nexus 10 has already been dubbed an “iPad killer” (how many times have we heard that before?), but according to a recent benchmark comparison, it falls below the iPad 4 in nearly every performance category. It’s interesting to see that the Nexus 10 fares very well in ...

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Rovio provides gameplay trailer for Angry Birds Star Wars

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With only three days to go before Angry Birds Star Wars arrives, we’re finally getting a full-on trailer of gameplay footage. Rovio has released a new Youtube video, embedded below, which shows us pretty much all of the major players and a host of environments.  The more I see from this ...

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John Lagerling explains the Nexus strategy in NY Times interview

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After announcing the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and the 32GB Nexus 7, Google caused quite a stir in the tech community. Most of our first reactions were in response to the awesome new features and specs of the aforementioned devices. But after some time, many of us noticed several big changes to the ...

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AT&T to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on November 9

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AT&T today announced that they’ll be offering their version of the Samsung Galaxy  Tab 2 10.1 on November 9.  Priced at $499.99, the 10.1-inch tablet is part of a limited time promotion which could earn AT&T subscribers a $100 savings.  If you happen to pick one of these up at the ...

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Samsung tops 30 million Galaxy S III sales well ahead of schedule

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Samsung had hoped to sell 30 million of its Galaxy S III smartphone this year, anticipating that it would be a top-selling product.  Well, they’ve already done that and there’s still two months left in the year.  A post on  Samsung Tomorrow tells us that it has only taken five ...

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Samsung expected to get brand makeover in January

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Samsung is expected to get new branding and marketing come early January if Australian news outlet ChannelNews proves to be accurate.  Rumored to debut at CES 2013 in January, the new effort is said to be put together with help from players who have helped companies such as Starbucks and Nike. ...

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In Brief: 10 more Android things worth knowing (Nov 5)

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This week features Skifta, T-Mobile, Lookout, Lapse-It, Safely Go, Gamevil, Harman Kardon, Nook HD, Pac-Man, Chain3D and more!

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Android turns 5 today!

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We, too, celebrate our five year anniversary.

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Google brings Google Wallet to mobile websites

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Google is really focused on Google Wallet right now, and they are trying their best to offer it to the masses with the best type of services available. Google is now expanding the Google Wallet payments to mobile websites. At the moment, the service is available for select websites, ...

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