Motorola finally unlocking bootloaders – for real this time

Great news! And yes it's actually true although we've heard Motorola sing this tune before. Today they've announced that starting with their new Motorola PHOTON Q they'll be unlocking bootloaders. On a very brief Blog post Motorola outlines that they'll also offer this to other devices in the future too -- but who knows how long that will take. We can probably all thank Google for this too.

Google introduces Handwrite search for smartphones and tablets

If you're like me and you have fat fingers that don't do well when presented with a tiny touchscreen keyboard, then Google's new Handwrite search might just be what you're looking for. Google has officially rolled out the beta for its new Handwrite search functionality, and it allows you to write your search term with your finger instead of typing it into the search field. As with regular Google Search, you can write-in only a partial phrase and then pick from a list of common search terms, which should come in handy when using Handwrite on a smaller screen, such as a smartphone.

NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 to support Miracast wireless HD streaming standard

The folks that brought Wi-Fi to the world, the Wi-Fi Alliance, is preparing the next step of Wireless media consumption with Miracast certification. Allowing Miracast certified devices to wirelessly stream movies, photos, games and more all to your HDTV. It's like mirror mode only wireless. NVIDIA's been hard at work making this not only be an option, but deeply integrated into their quad-core Tegra 3 powered devices.

AT&T lights up 4G LTE in 7 more cities

For those enjoying one of the many impressive 4G LTE capable phones on AT&T we have some good news if you've yet to see LTE in your city. Today AT&T has announced another set of cities getting the upgrade to their fast 4G LTE service. Their rollout hasn't been extremely quick, but AT&T's been picking up the pace as of late.

Google Fiber detailed, Nexus 7 comes free as TV remote

This week Google's finally taken the wraps off of their uber-fast internet connection. Google Fiber has been launched officially in Kansas City, and has a few neat additions to the new ISP service. It's available in three optional packages, one which includes Google's Nexus 7 tablet free as the actual TV remote. The rest of us are patiently awaiting it to arrive in our city already.

Asphalt 7: Heat finally races into the Play Store

Gameloft's latest racing game is finally available starting today in the Google Play Store. After being announced way back at the beginning of June, and said to be coming June 25th Asphalt 7: Heat is now here. It was delayed about a month exactly, and has been on iOS for some time, but today Android fans get to enjoy it.

Motorola Photon Q gets official

It was hinted at earlier this morning, and now the Motorola Photon Q is official. It’s 4.3-inch device with a slide out QWERTY keyboard, featuring a qHD ColorBoost display. Best of all, the phone will have LTE connectivity onboard, so you’ll be able to bang out those emails while sucking down lightning fast 4G speeds. Other specs for the phone include a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an eight megapixel camera with 1080p video recording, and a front-facing “HD” camera.

Nexus Q wait stretches to three weeks overnight

If you really wanted one of the slick, round, Google Nexus Q media streaming devices and didn't order yesterday, you're going to have to wait a few weeks. When the device launched yesterday we mentioned that the Google Play store page for the media streaming orb listed the device as in stock and shipping immediately. This morning the official Nexus Q page shows a significant shipping delay.

HTC rumored to make another ‘Facebook Phone’ in 2013

We have some more odd news this evening regarding the folks from Facebook and HTC. After releasing a pair of phones with dedicated Facebook buttons, it looks like they are at it again. We've heard rumors of an official "Facebook Phone" for months and months, and some called HTC's ChaCha and Salsa just that. Now those reports (or rumors) are rearing up again, although I wish they wouldn't.
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