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Camera Awesome for Android hands-on

SmugMug recently released Camera Awesome for Android. This release came after a rather long period of being available for iOS only. But putting that to the side, the app is $2.99 and brings the obvious ability of being able to capture images or video along with quite a few features. To begin with though, the Camera Awesome app is able to capture images quickly, really quickly.

Moto G US launch will include Android 4.4 Kit Kat

Putting an end to a long stream of rumors, Motorola officially announced the Moto G at an event that took place in Brazil earlier in the week. The event included details on the hardware and software as well as the pricing and even a bit about the availability. Motorola has the Moto G launching with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and while they promised a Kit Kat update by January, it looks like some markets will see the handset launch with Android 4.4.

Google Books lawsuit comes to an end with a favorable verdict for Google

After an eight year battle, Google has finally won a lawsuit surrounding Google Books. The lawsuit centered around copyright protection the Authors Guid felt Google violated. By scanning books, and making text and cover images searchable, the Authors Guild contended Google violated their copyright protection, and scanned the material without permission. Google’s contention was that the act was transformative enough to warrant no such legal action.

Verizon Moto G landing prepaid early next year

The Moto G was announced by Motorola earlier in the day. Motorola detailed the specs and price points during the event and even touched a bit on the availability. The Moto G will be available in select markets from today, however it is not expected to arrive in the US until January. Motorola didn't specify any carriers, however it looks like one has stepped up.

CyanogenMod Installer app arrives in the Google Play Store

Cyanogen previously announced that an installer app was going to be coming available in the Play Store. The initial announcement came back in mid-September and at the time word was the installer was going to arrive sometime in the coming weeks. We later saw the folks at Cyanogen go looking for beta testers and it seems the testing phase has wrapped. As of today, the CyanogenMod Installer app is available from the Play Store.

Moto X sales tipped to have been weak

Motorola will be announcing the Moto G shortly. The handset is expected to be a lower-cost alternative to the Moto X. And coincidentally, we recently saw price cuts for the Moto X both on and off-contract. Motorola also opened up the Moto Maker to all four major US carriers this week. But with all this Moto X news, a new report coming from the Wall Street Journal brings talk of poor sales.