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The Android Community Team: mixed opinions on utility apps

For this latest 'Android Community Team' post we are talking about apps that help you manage your device. This can include everything from tools that help you track battery life or manage your storage space. There are also the tools for remote tracking. But putting the examples aside for a moment; as you are about to see -- we actually have a pretty mixed opinion on using these tools. One of us avoids them, one of us regularly uses them, and one of us is sort of in the middle and may be headed to using them on a regular basic.

OnePlus One camera samples leak

Photo samples of the potentially disruptive OnePlus One have been leaked, and they show what cold be a world class camera. The shots, which you can see below, were allegedly taken with a 13MP camera. If accurate, OnePlus may have cracked the mobile photography code.

Portal for SHIELD live gameplay shown in video

Today at an NVIDIA event, Portal for Android was shown in live gameplay on the SHIELD. From the video (which we’ve included below, of course) we see smooth play, free of any stuttering or hiccups. From the looks of things, the Portal port to Android is just as smooth as it ever was on an Xbox.

Report: Amazon phone to launch in September

CNBC is reporting that Amazon does indeed have a smartphone lined up for launch, and will be announcing it this Summer. Via Twitter, they note the device will be announced in June, well ahead of a September release. Further details suggest 3D aspirations, which is something we’ve heard before from Amazon.

Samsung mislead everyone about Galaxy Tab sales figures

A new document introduced in the latest Apple versus Samsung trial shines a light on an ongoing point of contention for market share statistics: sales versus shipments. Sales of devices don’t always translate to shipments, but the two are often confused. It seems the document suggests that Samsung’s performance in the tablet market may not have been as successful as we have been led to believe. In fact, they may not have had much success at all.

Mailbox Review: achieving email zen

Before Dropbox made headlines by giving a board seat to Condoleezza Rice, it somewhat rocked the Android world by unleashing some of its apps to the masses, including the already popular Mailbox app. Now we take an in-depth look at this email client that wants to change the way you think about and handle your mail.
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