Android Community Nightly: December 28th, 2012

December 28, 2012
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Another day is on the books, and despite the fact that Fridays are normally slow as far as news goes, this one was pretty eventful. For starters, we found out that the Samsung Galaxy S IV might be more similar to the Galaxy Note than its predecessors, and it might even be coming as early as April. Developer SDKs for OUYA became available today, along with an unboxing and uncasing video from the company behind the little Android console that turned into a Kickstarter darling. Apple has agreed to drop the Galaxy S III Mini from its patent suit, while Samsung may need to pay a $15 billion fine for trying to get Apple products banned in Europe.

The LG Optimus G gained Carbonfree certification today, so you'll be netting yourself an eco-friendly handset if you pick one of those up. Speaking of LG, the company is currently pursuing a sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 because it alleges that the device infringes its patents. We warned readers not to download apps made by one "apkdeveloper" on the Google Play Store today, while the massive Huawei Ascend Mate showed off a bit for the camera.

Carphone Warehouse is offering the Nexus 4 at no initial cost with monthly payments, so those who want to pick up one of the latest Nexus devices on the cheap might want to check that our. According to the latest rumors, Motorola might be plotting a new version of the DROID RAZR M with a 4.5-inch HD screen, which is music to our ears. There's an Android Winter Wonderland wallpaper for all of you who can't get enough of the winter months, while BLU Products has announced its VIVO 4.65 HD smartphone.

We found out some new details about the ZTE Grand S today, and a good looking new reader app called Press has arrived with Google Reader sync. Deep Battery Saver is attempting to conserve your battery power better than the other apps out there, Videocon has launched a new 10.1-inch Jelly Bean tablet for just $205, and Samsung has announced plans to build a 1.1 million square foot R&D center for Silicon Valley. That does it for this edition of Android Community Nightly, so go out and enjoy the weekend!


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