In Brief: Other Android stuff worth knowing (Sept 11)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits, which for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys.  These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner.  Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. ...

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Google Wallet: Prepaid cards discontinued

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Google Wallet users are now getting a warning to spend their Google Prepaid Card balance before October 17th at which point Google will be removing all prepaid cards from the Google Wallet App. After this date passes the only way to get your money back is to put in a refund at the Google ...

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Verizon and AT&T Galaxy Note 2 confirmed

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Today we have a few more screenshots of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which suggest it will be coming to Verizon and AT&T. In addition to these two carriers, our friends over at BriefMobile are saying that this device will also head to Bell Canada. These devices are going to have the same specs ...

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Google patents mutli-user face unlock, first step to multiple user accounts?

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Back at the end of July we discovered some information on what could become multiple user accounts for Android devices. Now the pieces are beginning to come together, as Google has just received a patent on “Multi-User Face Unlock.” So imagine this: you’ve just finished ...

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EA Mobile optimizes titles for Amazon Kindle Fire family

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EA Mobile is sending out an email today to advise that their games are now optimized for the Kindle Fire, and that new Kindle Fire HD. Titles such as The Game of Life, Tetris, Madden 12 and Plants Vs. Zombies are just some of the featured games they have ready for the new Amazon Kindle. We have ...

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First hints of a Galaxy Note II for Sprint

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Someone on the XDA-Developers forum was snooping through Samsung RDF’s earlier today and stumpled across an unannounced device: the Samsung SPH-L900. He got with his source that can confirm this RDF is for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and by the looks of the device name you guys and gals ...

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Name that Android: Letter P

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We are back with another segment of “Name that Android!” where we ask you to name a future version of our favorite mobile platform.  The idea is simple – we pick a letter and suggest a few names and you vote on the stuff  you’d like to see.  We’ve come up with more ...

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Samsung T889 headed to T-Mobile as Galaxy Note II?

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It’s been just around a month now since T-Mobile added the Samsung Galaxy Note to their line up of smartphones.  Seems logical to start talking about the Galaxy Note II, right? The team over at TmoNews obtained a screenshot of the About Device page of a handset which shows the model ...

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Amazon partners with Epix

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Amazon has not had much luck when it comes to competition in the movie-streaming business, but this might be changing in the near future because media-provider Epix is now becoming a partner with Amazon Prime. For $79 per year, users get the ability to stream content without additional monthly ...

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Lenovo outs trifecta of tablets at IFA

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With all the big Samsung announcements, we almost overlooked a trio of Android tablets that Lenovo showed off at IFA last week. Lenovo looks to be taking some shots at Asus with these devices, as two of them have keyboard docks. But enough about friendly market competition, let’s get into ...

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Updated Paypal app, new UI

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Paypal recently updated their app to version 4.0.0.1., bringing us a brand new UI and bringing the web payment solution’s mobile client more into line with Android’s design language. We also get a new functionality surrounding account management as well as sending and requesting ...

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Save 20% on Android accessories with Cruzerlite’s Labor Day Sale

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Need to pick up a new protective case for your Android smartphone or tablet?  If you haven’t checked out Cruzerlite yet then you’re doing yourself a disservice.  These guys are fast becoming one of the bigger and better accessory makers dedicated to Android devices. Not only that, ...

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Photos of rumored HTC phablet leaked, headed to Verizon?

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We’ve been hearing for some time that HTC might be cooking up a Galaxy Note 2 competitor, and now more details are trickling in via some leaked photos. Sadly, we haven’t heard anything in the realm of specs for the device, but the black and red accents could mean that this bad boy ...

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In Brief: Android stuff worth knowing (Aug 31)

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[dropcap1 variation="hotpink"]A[/dropcap1] new Kickstarter project called BERO is a 4” Google Android-inspired robot that runs on an open source app via Bluetooth.  Users can move the arms, head, make the robot dance to music and react to smartphone notifications.  Look for these to ship ...

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Take our HTC Quiz and win a FREE solar charger! (GIVEAWAY X5)

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UPDATE: We’ve pulled the winning names and emailed the lucky folks.  Thanks to all of you who participated, we will be back with more great stuff to give away! John Montes De Oca Nancy Williams Jason James Joseph Case Rick Brewster Pssst. Hey you, come here. Want to win a free Soladec ...

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