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Nexus 7 WiFi JSS15R update rolling out, may fix touch issues

The new Nexus 7 has been in the news a lot this afternoon, but we have one more as it appears a small 8MB update is rolling out to the WiFi Nexus 7 as we speak. It's still the same version of Android, and there appears to be no major changes, but we're hearing this could still be an update aimed at fixing those touch issues.

Samsung Developer Conference promises to be a “major” event

Samsung looks ready to make a bigger move into the developer space, one that will have them following in the lines of some of the other big players. The company has announced the Samsung Developer Conference which will kick-off on October 27th. The event will take place in San Francisco, California and it one that Samsung is promising to be "major."

Google Glass XE7 hands-on: Web browsing and better voice controls

Being July 1st Google is right on schedule and has issued another update out for Google Glass. Keeping true to their monthly update promise today they've delivered a pretty solid set of improvements. This time around focusing on voice commands and controls, after all Glass is mainly a hands-free device, and they've added web browsing. As Google put it, we can do "MOAR MOAR MOAR" with Glass.

Huawei Ascend P6 “Beauty Shot” hands-on demo shows smooth-skin oddity

With Huawe's newest smartphone effort comes the newest edition of their "Emotion" user interface, this bringing with it their IMAGESmart software and a feature called "Beauty Shot." This feature comes with the Huawei Ascend P6 and has the ability to bring about, as Huawei notes, "instant facial beauty." What we've found, on the other hand, is that there's no two ways about it: this software changes the basic structure of your face and makes the user look... downright strange.

Stable version of XBMC XAF custom build released for Android

If you have your eyes on an Android-powered HT PC for the living room, a stable XAF custom build of XBMC is now available for Android users. The people behind the software say that it's the first and only truly end user-friendly release of XBMC available on the Internet. If you're not familiar with XBMC, it is a media center software suite that uses third-party add-ons allowing you to access content available online in formats that are easy-to-use.

Android Key Lime Pie: What we are hoping to see

There is always going to be talk of upcoming releases of Android, and in this case we are taking a look at what we expect to arrive as Android Key Lime Pie. Google has yet to say when they would be making an announcement for Key Lime Pie, however based on previous history, it seems fairly safe to think that talk will happen in May during Google I/O. For those who may not be as familiar with those dates, Google I/O will begin on May 15 and run through May 17.

BOINC software creates a distributed smartphone computer system

If you're a computer user, you're probably familiar with distributed computing systems that take a bunch of different computers and harness their power to perform one task. One notable distributed computing system that used software running on thousands of computers around the country and the world was SETI@Home. Another example of distributed computing is Folding@Home.
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