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Holiday Greetings from Android Community

Perhaps not everyone celebrates Christmas or Hanukkah, but it's hard not to get swept up in the holiday spirit all the same. It's also a perfect opportunity to greet friends and loved ones and thank them for their love and support. So from the editorial staff here at Android Community, we thank you, our dear readers and followers, for your continued patronage and support. And though we will take a short break to be with our own families and friends, we will be right back to give you the latest news and tips from the Android world.

Zerolemon is the battery your Galaxy Note 4 deserves

Still one of the biggest problems facing digital people is this: Why are smartphone batteries still so easy to run out? Despite the advances that some brands have made in providing us with devices that last just a few hours under heavy use, we still cannot live without our battery extenders. Zerolemon now brings us a battery case for your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and it might just be the (temporary) solution for you.

Whatsapp voice calls coming soon

Voice calling on instant messaging apps is nothing new but the feature has yet to come to Whatsapp. We know that the company is working on it but no official release has been made by the developer yet. However, a few screenshots of what seems to be a new build of the Whatsapp app with voice calling have been spotted by Androidworld.nl.

Rockstar Consortium to end patent wars, sells 4,000 patents

Early Christmas gift or hell freezing over (again)? Rockstar Consortium (not to be confused with Rockstar, the game developers) and patent clearinghouse RPX have announced an agreement that would transfer ownership of 4,000 patents that the consortium owns over to RPX. And as part of that agreement, Rockstar has agreed to drop all ongoing patent lawsuits against the likes of Samsung, LG, and HTC. Sadly for Google and Cisco, this announcement comes after they've agreed to settle a similar patent squabble with Rockstar last month.

Samsung releases limited edition leather back Galaxy Alpha

If you're living in France and you're a fashion trendy kind of gadget freak, then you might have just found your Christmas gift for yourself. Samsung announced they are releasing a limited edition leather back Galaxy Alpha, making one of their best-designed smartphones even more beautiful. This is a collaborative project between the OEM and French design firm Free Lance, with the design provided by Jean-Baptiste Rautureau, best known for his leather shoe designs.

ZTE USA intros new 4G-enabled phone, calls it ZTE Speed

ZTE USA just announced a new smartphone that you can get off-contract from Boost Mobile. Officially called as ZTE Speed, this phone is HD voice-enabled and is very affordable at $99.99. You can still avail of an Unlimited Data Boost Plan from the carrier if you want more mobile surfing goodness, after all, the ZTE Speed boasts of its 4G LTE connectivity. The timing of this phone is just perfect for those who aren't done with their Christmas shopping yet.

Cook up your own games with this Android Game Dev Bundle [DEALS]

Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, Candy Crush, Flappy Bird. These are just some of the names that immediately come up whenever you mention Android games. If you've ever dreamed of making it big in the mobile gaming industry or are just curious to learn how a game is made, now might just be your chance to find out with this Android Game Developer Bundle that delivers 7 online courses just for that very purpose.
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