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Android TV ADT-1 dev kits start shipping to developers

To prepare the new Android sub-platform for its first actual launch later this year, Google has started sending the ADT-1 Android TV preview kit to would-be app developers. This will hopefully ensure that by the time Android finally makes its way to the living room, there won't be a dearth of apps, games and content that could steal the thunder from this new device category.

5 Things to Love and Hate in the Android L Dev Preview

It's been a little more than a month since Google let the cat out of the bag and gave out the developer preview of Android L for developers to test and curious but daring onlookers to try. While the preview wasn't made for end users to enjoy, it does bare a few markings of what awaits us in the next Android release. So what have we liked so far and what do we hope Google will get to fix before that expected day?

No new Android L preview images will be coming

Perhaps you are a developer eager to get the next blockbuster app or game completely ready for Android L. Or maybe you're a power user testing the waters of the next Android release. Whether or not you fall into either of these categories, if you've been waiting for an announcement for an Android L Developer Preview version 2.0, don't hold your breath. A Google developer has practically confirmed what you probably didn't want to hear: no updated images are planned for the pipeline.

Paranoid Android teases Recents redesign in 4.5 Alpha 1

If you thought that Paranoid Android would be taking a break after unleashing version 4.4 to its fans, then you have another thing coming. PA developers seem to have an itch they just can't get rid of and have announced two, yes, not one but two, releases. While 4.43 is practically a maintenance release, Paranoid Android 4.5 Alpha 1 contains a preview of the revamped Recents that the team teased before.

Android L Developer Preview is live, Studio IDE in Beta

As promised, Google has let out the Developer Preview of the next version of Android, still dubbed as "Android L", for programmers, enthusiasts, and curious cats to play with. This preview includes both the SDK tools and emulator images for testing Android L on your desktop as well as actual system images you can install, with great care, on a Nexus 5 or 7.

Samsung Galaxy S III listed at Carphone Warehouse

Do you have trust issues? It's okay, we sympathize. If you need that little bit of extra assurance that Samsung's Galaxy S III is indeed Coming Soon, then feast your eyes upon this listing for UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. It features the Samsung Galaxy S3 [sic] some time before SlashGear reported on it, but has now removed the tiny thumbnail image and replaced it with a generic "The Next Galaxy" information page. The page says that it's "coming to Carphone Warehouse on al major networks", indicating an unlocked phone at the very least.

Spotify Premium Android App Review [USA]

I've been lucky enough to get myself a PREMIUM account for the brand new Spotify service that just launched this morning in the USA. I'll be showing you it right now. If you didn't know Spotify is a digital distribution service giving you access to over 15 million songs all available on-demand and buffer free. I've been enjoying it over the past few days and so far I'm completely amazed, I've spend hours and hours listing to all types of music I forgot I even knew. It has been available in the UK for almost 2 years now but is just finally landing on the U.S. and you guys should all be excited.

Angry Birds [SPOILER ALERT] Preview of Secret Superbowl Level!

Tomorrow during the Superbowl, something completely amazing is going to happen. This game, Superbowl XLV, one of the biggest and most watched sports games of the year, this year hosting one of the oldest rivalries in the sport, the Pittsburgh Steelers verses the Green Bay Packers, will have a secret code in it. This code will pop up on your television screen during a preview for the 3D animation animal movie "RIO," coming to a theater near you soon. What will this code reveal? A super secret Angry Birds level. What have we got for you here and now? An early glimpse of that level. Look below for a big fat spoiler.
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