Android Community Nightly: December 7th, 2012

December 7, 2012
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All you Android fans should be happy to know it was another fun-filled Friday complete will all sorts of gaming and update goodness. First off we'll dive right into Motorola's extensive list of upcoming updates, and the many that won't see updates. It appears the Motorola Atrix HD will be next up to receive some Jelly Bean. Then we had tons of exciting Samsung and gaming news so lets dig in below after the cut.

Amazon had an interesting announcement that they'll be adding voice guide features to their Kindle Fire tablets, then they stated that their AppStore has been booming since releasing their new Fire HD tablets. HTC's 5-inch 1080p phone got confirmed for the international markets simply as the HTC Butterfly, they've dropped the J from the name thankfully. While we're mentioning HTC, they announced their One VX budget phone for AT&T is available today.

Samsung had another exciting day with a video showing off Jelly Bean and the premium suite update for the Galaxy S III, then hours later Verizon's GSIII saw a leak of Jelly Bean. Then the final two bits of Samsung news is their Galaxy Camera is indeed headed to Verizon with 4G LTE, and the S Pebble media player is now called the Galaxy Muse player and is available now in the US.

In a few random bits of news all four major US carriers will begin rolling out text-to-911 emergency services in early 2014, and BitTorrent apps for Android have surpassed 10 million downloads combined. In what was probably some of the most exciting news of the day Gameloft's entire 2013 Android game lineup leaked to the web, and it sounds amazing. We've since removed the list but lets just saw all their biggest titles will get sequels, and they have a few new shooters that look amazing. To wrap up this Friday afternoon Asphalt 7: Heat got a big update, SoundHound was updated and is better than ever, T-Mobile's testing a new pre-paid service, and check out the neat new Action Launcher in the Google Play Store. Last but not least the LG Optimus 2X was updated to, wait for it... Ice Cream Sandwich and not even Jelly Bean. Enjoy the weekend folks and hopefully next weekend we can enjoy Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Android if Rockstar fixes their issues.

See ya next time!


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