Facebook’s custom Android OS to be called “Facebook Home”

Facebook is gearing up to host an event on April 4th centered around the Android operating system. Facebook's own customized Android OS, which we've learned will be called "Facebook Home", will be the center of attention during the event. The customized OS will feature deep integration into Facebook's services. Its Messenger, Photos, and Contacts apps will be the default apps for the OS, with the Messenger app being used to both IM your friends on Facebook, as well as sending out SMS texts.

Google patent has camera checking local weather for optimal settings

Google's been on a roll lately with patents and they aren't slowing down anytime soon, even if a few of those patents are for odd features we might never see in a smartphone. That or Google is taking the way Google Now works to other aspects of our devices. This new patent has our cameras checking GPS and local weather to enable optimal settings for the perfect photo-taking experience.

MLB At Bat 2013 updated with redesigned team and news pages

Just in time for the 2013 season to officially get under way, the folks from the MLB development studio have just released their brand new app for Android. It just arrived on the Google Play Store with fastball-like speeds and is full of new features, an improved design, and more. All you MLB fans will be happy to know the tablet layout got improved too.

OUYA game console ships with over 100 available games

We had known the OUYA game console was set to begin shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28. And well, that seems to has begun without any delays. The OUYA team shared the news on their company blog in a post titled Shippin' -- the interesting part here, they begin with a thank you. You see, they are thanking the backers for well, backing them and making the console a success.

Facebook announcing their own flavor of Android

Last night Facebook sent out invites for an upcoming event focused all on Android, and it has the rumors a swirling this afternoon. We're hearing their own Facebook phone, a home screen replacement full of News Feeds and all sorts of craziness. One in particular from the New York Times seems to be logical, but anything is possible.

Vine glosses over Android with new Embeds for web

Android users were given another reminder about an app that they cannot use. That app is Vine and the reminder came along with news of web embeds and an update to the iOS app. Vine originally launched back in January. That initial launch was clearly intended for iOS, however some hints of an Android app arrived about a month later by way of a Vine job posting.

HDC One clones HTC with a quad-core and Jelly Bean for $160

The folks from HDC are at it again and have cloned one of the best flagship Android smartphones currently available. That being the impressive HTC One. This time though, their name just so happens to be very similar and it's being called the HDC One. You can hardly tell the difference but it's what's under the hood that will obviously be the give away.
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