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Google Play Edition camera and wallpapers arrive [Download]

After Google released the completely stock Android 4.2.2 powered Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One "Google Play Edition" phones to the Play Store yesterday, many were excited to see a few neat new things. The devices have a custom (Android 4.3) looking Camera, one which will probably head into the Play Store (like the keyboard) as well as the red phase beam live wallpaper. Today we have both available for you right now.

Flurry claims 50 million Android and iOS device activations during Christmas week

Christmas Day and the week immediately following it are obviously always going to be big for new device activations, but today we're finding out that the final week in December might just have been the biggest on record for iOS and Android. That's according to analytics firm Flurry, which said today that iOS and Android device activations for Christmas week topped a whopping 50 million. Looks like a bunch of people picked up a shiny new tablet of smartphone in the final week of 2012.

BitTorrent’s collection of Android apps hit 10 million downloads

We already know that BitTorrent is pretty popular with the Internet using masses, but as it turns out, it's proving to be quite popular with Android users as well. There are four different BitTorrent apps available for Android devices - BitTorrent beta and µTorrent beta, along with remote apps for both BitTorrent and µTorrent - and collectively they've been downloaded 10 million times. Not bad for a group of apps that only started becoming available just over a year ago.

Google Play Store hits 25 billion downloads, celebration sale ensues

Android users have been frequenting the Google Play Store in a big way, with Google announcing that the store has hit 25 billion downloads. That may not seem like a big deal when you remember that the Apple Store hit 25 billion downloads earlier this year, but it's important to keep in mind that back in 2010, the Google Play Store was only at 1 billion downloads. That's a pretty significant jump in user activity (and, by extension, consumer adoption of Android), so it's only fitting that Google kicks off a new promotion to celebrate this milestone.
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