Android Community Weekly: February 4, 2012

February 4, 2012
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This week in tech news, we see a number of software updates, preparations by companies for the Super Bowl, and even a few official device reviews. Monday, Motorola began to offer a bootloader-unlocked RAZR XT910 'Developer Edition'. It is currently available for €499 ($657), but only in Europe for the time being. ClockworkMod Touch by 'Koush' was released in Beta form early on this week as well. It has had steady updates throughout the week, and it's obvious he wants to implement the new features on as many devices with a strong developmental following as possible.

The Samsung Galaxy Note will officially launch on AT&T coming February 19th, and the LTE variant is heading to Rogers sometime later this month too. Samsung is spending a great deal of cash to advertise the device during the Super Bowl, and they've even released a nice teaser video of it. Keep your eyes peeled during the game, you all know commercials during the big game are always the best.

Are own Michael Crider put a few devices to the test over the past week and a half, and finally has some in-depth reviews of both the LG Spectrum, and Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx. Both are well worthy to purchase, and the Spectrum proved to be quite the upgrade from LG's former device on Verizon - the Revolution. However, if it's battery life you're looking for - the the RAZR Maxx won't disappoint. Battery life on it was amazing, and seemed to last forever.

Those of you interested in modding your device to make it 'harder, better, faster, stronger' should definitely try out Franco's new kernel for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It has proven great battery life and speed on more than one of our devices, so we highly recommend it. And finally, the last bit of news to rehash is Google's removal of CDMA devices from their official support documentation in AOSP. However, those of you still interested in one can pick it up from Costco for a mere $219 - with an included extended battery too. That's a $49.99 value, free. The offer is only available until February 7th, so you'll have to act within that timeframe.


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