Android Community Nightly: December 13th, 2012

December 13, 2012
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Today started off with a bang, as PowerA and Gameloft decided to give away free MOGA controllers and copies of Modern Combat 4 to go along with them. Unsurprisingly, the traffic flooding PowerA's website forced the company to pull it off the web for a little while. A new 6.3-inch Galaxy Note III is rumored for reveal next year, with Last.fm announcing today that it will soon pull the plug on its free radio service. Three UK announced today that it will be offering the LG Nexus 4, while EE confirmed plans to roll out 4G LTE to 17 new markets in the UK.

Speaking of 4G LTE, Verizon and AT&T both announced that they had expanded their 4G LTE networks today, with ZTE confirming that it will be revealing the Grand S at CES 2013. We suspected that today was the day the HTC EVO 4G LTE would be getting Jelly Bean, and Verizon confirmed that Jelly Bean will indeed be rolling out to the Galaxy S III starting tomorrow. Google has rolled out a handful of new search improvements, while Facebook v2.0 was launched for Android devices with some speed improvements of its own.

MetroPCS and Leap Wireless are now offering no-credit-check financing for handsets, Google has launched a confirm button for mobile ads, and we got to see the dual-screen YotaPhone in action in a new video demo. If you're running out of space on your Android phone, you might want to give Kingston's new 128GB Wi-Drive a look, and Apple has been found to be infringing on three MobileMedia patents. Dell announced that it will be leaving the smartphone space today, and we heard a particularly silly rumor that claims Intel wants to buy NVIDIA.

The Barnes & Nobile NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ went up for sale at Walmart today, and Panasonic is apparently preparing to launch a 1080p smartphone in Japan. Lookout is predicting that toll fraud will continue and that mobile spam will only increase as time goes on, while the BBC reassured users that Android is very important to them with iPlayer updates coming shortly. The latest CM9 and CM10 builds are bringing camera support to the HP TouchPad, and finally tonight, Football Manager Handheld 2013 has launched on Android for $9.99. That does it for Android Community Nightly on this Thursday evening, be sure to check back here with us tomorrow for all the Android news a person could want!


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