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Monthly Archive: December 2013
Samsung Galaxy Nexus is finally starting to shape up and make sense regarding the volume bug. Google has confirmed the issue and claimed a bugfix update was already en route and would be delivered shortly. When I said saga I didn't mean Twilight -- I meant this overblown issue with the Galaxy Nexus that turned out to only be a small software issue.
Kyocera Echo is the primary example, but T-Mobile's Doubleplay takes a different approach - and those are just the ones that can use both simultaneously. But a new concept device from startup Imerj Design (don't blame them, all the good URLs are taken) may be the most exciting one yet.
$6.99 in the Android Market, for free, nuthin and gratis. According to SammyHub you'll need a Galaxy S II to take advantage of the deal.
worldwide crusade against Android in general, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in particular. Apple's lawyers scored a major victory earlier this year when a sales ban injunction was granted, essentially making Samsung's tablet illegal to sell in the entire country. Naturally Samsung appealed the case, and at least one of the three appeals judges seems to be sympathetic, labeling Apple's iPad market share as a monopoly.
a lot of high-profile games either out or coming soon for Android, but even the staunchest Android evangelist (this guy!) would have trouble denying that the gaming market on iOS is more robust at the moment. The current posterboy for iOS graphics is Chair Entertainment's Infinity Blade, a hack-and slash action game with some undeniably incredible visuals. When asked when they'd bring the series to the even more popular Android platform, the devs cited fears of piracy as a reason not to create ports.
ZTE "T-Mobile" Vivacity early this month, and lo and behold, it's arrived on the UK branch of everyone's favorite magenta-tinted carrier. The mid-range Gingerbread phone is available now from T-Mobile for a £10 monthly charge, or £99 on a contract-free plan. The device loses its manufacturer branding, like many OEM phones on T-Mobile.
Sega's done the right thing and brought ChuChu Rocket to the Android Market.
Transformer Prime gets all the attention at the moment, and rightly so. But if you're hanging on to your original Asus Eee Pad Transformer, or picking up a cheap one in a sweet Black Friday deal, you might want to have a look at this. The Transformer is joining the swelling ranks of phones and tablets with an early version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, made possible by the recently released open-source code.