In Brief:15 other Android things worth knowing (Nov. 29)

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This week features AVG Antivirus, DataViz, Skifta, Dr. Seuss, HeyZap, T-Mobile, Quickbooks, Lookout, Biscotti, and more.

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Did you know? Disney now offering 16 Android apps

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Are you new to Android? First of all, welcome to the club, we think you’re gonna like it here. Next, let’s help you get started with some new apps and games. For today’s post we figured we’d start with one of the biggest names in media: Disney. Aside from the recent Star ...

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Consumer Reports releases mobile carrier rankings: AT&T worst, Verizon best

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Not a whole lot of surprising stuff here, as Consumer Reports has released this year’s mobile carrier rankings. The results show Verizon at the top of the chain, while AT&T trails all of their competition, coming in dead last. Remember, though – the results are based solely on ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note II now available on Verizon

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We said it yesterday, and it looks like Verizon came through. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is now available on Big Red, both in stores and online. You can pick yours up for $299 on a 2-year commitment. The phone comes with all the standards: 5.5-inch non-PenTile HD SuperAMOLED screen ...

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Supertooth Disco 2 review

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The SuperTooth DISCO 2 is a portable speaker that connects to all of your Bluetooth devices. Like its predecessor, it also offers a 3.5mm audio jack for direct connection to MP3 players, laptops, and other products. Regardless of how you opt to connect to the Disco 2, we’re sure ...

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ZTE Apache rumored with 8-core processor

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Awww, how cute… your dual-core and quad-core handsets are so darling.  Check out my new 8-core smartphone. If the recent chatter is correct, this is exactly what some will be saying in the shorter term as ZTE is said to be working on such a behemoth. Called the ‘Apache’, the ...

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Get this look for your Android smartphone: Nexusonic

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One of our absolute favorite things about Android is the fact that you can bend and tweak the platform to your needs.  Sure, there’s rooting and modding for deep level personalization, but that stuff does not always concern the everyman user. Some of just like to change the home screen ...

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Galaxy Note II on sale: $175 for new customers, $200 for upgrade through Amazon Wireless

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If you’re the phablet type, then you’re probably ga-ga over the Galaxy Note II. Fortunately for you, buddy, Amazon Wireless has a deal for you: $175 for a GNII on a new contract, or $200 for an upgrade – both with AT&T. The rub? Both devices are listed as backordered, so ...

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Google Chrome to align versions across all platforms by early 2013

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In a Google+ post by the Chrome team, we should hopefully be seeing an alignment of all Chrome versions – including Android – by early next year: Q. Chrome for Android is still at v18, while regular Chrome is at v23. When will Chrome for Android catch up? A. Soon! We expect an ...

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Nexus 4 available again through T-Mobile website

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T-Mobile is once again selling the Nexus 4 on their website. The carrier quickly ran out after putting it up on their page just days ago, but is now back, hopefully with a bit more supply. The device is still $199 on a new 2-year contract. The device is also heading back up for sale... Read More

Android 4.2.1 OTA update rolling out for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10

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Thank goodness for the folks over at XDA. According to 2 separate (yet equal?) threads, we’re seeing OTA updates coming to both the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 4. The update comes just in time, as we will be seeing the Nexus 4 on sale in the states again here in just about an hour... Read More

Nexus 4 to go back on sale in the US at 12PM PST today

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So, you’ve been waiting, patiently, ever-so-diligent. You haven’t gone to craigslist, eBay, or your friend that goes through a freakish amount of phones every few months. No, you want it new. Now, it’ll be yours… hopefully. According to emails being sent out by Google, ...

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32GB Nexus 7 on sale for $249.99 with free shipping, today only

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If you’re in the market for a Nexus 7, ready your credit cards. The deal site “1 Sale A Day” has the 32GB version of the Nexus 7 on sale, today only, for $249.99 out the door – in other words, with free shipping. This is a pretty substantial drop in the standard price, ...

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New benchmarks uncover Samsung GT-I9400, GT-I9525

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Could either of these device end up as the Samsung Galaxy S4?

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HTC One X now getting Android 4.1 globally

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It’s happening, folks, and it’s about time. The HTC One X is finally getting its update to Android 4.1.The folks over at HTCSource have been getting alert after alert through social networking that HTC One X’s everywhere are seeing updates. So far, they’ve ...

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