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Light Flow update adds Android 4.3 support, remote notification clearing

What started out as a simple app to change notification LED colors for Android has become one of the most popular and powerful notification tools around. Light Flow was just updated with a slew of new features, supports for tons of other applications previously not supported, and new goodies for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean users.

Google patent filing points towards a multi-flash camera setup

Many will understand how these patent filings go. Sometimes we see neat things and often we see things that never see the light of day. While we cannot say whether or not Google will ever put this latest patent filing to use in the real-world, it may be one to watch. Especially for those who enjoy taking pictures on their smartphone and have been dreaming of a better flash setup.

Flash Blink App uses camera LED for call notifications

We see tons and tons of random applications or development in the world of Android but every once in a while I see something interesting and unique like Flash Blink that I just have to share with our readers. Meet Flash Blink, an app developed to use the camera flash on our Android smartphones to notify users of an incoming call. No more irritating ringtones, just use that flash.

AOKP ROM’s coolest new feature: Fast Torch

As a hardcore custom ROM user, I tend to update my current "daily driver" about once every couple of weeks or so. Since CyanogenMod was taking its sweet time in getting here (nightlies just started arriving yesterday) I gave a shot to a very popular up-and-coming ROM for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Android Open Kang Project. AOKP has been one of the fastest and most stable of the new ICe Cream Sandwich ROMs, and it's gaining quite a following. When I saw one of the features snuck into the latest build (24), I just had to do a quick demonstration.

Light Flow – LED Control: The perfect app for Galaxy Nexus notifications

Just like the Nexus One before it Google has been kind enough to add something I think all smartphones should have to the Galaxy Nexus -- and that is the LED notification light. Something so simple, small, and cheap makes a world of difference. Especially for people like me getting notifications and work emails all day long. For those wanting to get the most out of this awesome feature we have just the app for you.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus hidden notification LED [Video]

Who knew the Samsung Galaxy Nexus featured a multicolored notification LED hidden on the bottom chin area? We mentioned this feature back in October before the big unveiling of the Galaxy Nexus but it seems many still don't know about it. Most hands-on coverage doesn't mention it either so we figured a little video preview showing you what to expect would be worth a quick 25-30 second glance.

FEMA Releases Android App, T-Mobile Offers Hurricane Tips

Just in time for Hurricane Irene, FEMA has released their Android App with all sorts of emergency tips and help guides and more. This is just in time as this sad hurricane Irene appears to be headed right for the East Coast and will most likely cause a few problems. You can read more at FEMA.gov and the Android app is available in the Android Market right now, get it by clicking here.

Vince Reviews Droid Pro on SlashGear

Behold! The ... business side of fun? As Vince says, there are few exceptions to the idea that an Android phone has to be a candybar with a big touchscreen and either a flip-out keyboard or none at all - Droid Pro is a misfit! Droid Pro appears to take more of a BlackBerry approach with a keyboard set below the screen portrait style, how close can Android get without directly competing? Or is this direct competition? This is a Droid phone with a small 3.1-inches of screen, another 1/3rds worth of the phone taken up by keyboard, and keys that look like they and the BlackBerry Torch had the same baby mamma.

Acer Android Smartphone Unveiled, Evolves Acer UI

While Acer was busy showing off their new tablet line-up, featuring an unknown version of Android under the hood, they took some time out of their busy announcement schedule to show off a brand new Android-based smartphone, too. The new phone, which still doesn't have a name quite yet, has plenty of features, both on the hardware front and the software inside, and it could indeed be one of the high-end devices that you look forward to next year.

[EXCLUSIVE] More Pictures of the Galaxy S Pro

Well, it’s safe to say that the cat is out of the bag. And it brought a few other kitties with it. Not only will the Galaxy S Pro release on Sprint soon, the Galaxy S be joining it. The tipster didn’t mention if the Galaxy S was a 4G phone as well but I suspect that it is. Oh and here are a few more pictures of the Pro after the break.
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