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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean (CM10.1) hands-on

Today we have quite the treat for all you Galaxy Nexus users. As we all know, the Verizon Gnex is the only Nexus still hanging out in the Android 4.1 era, while Google's updated all the rest to the latest and greatest Jelly Bean. While Verizon updated their Galaxy Nexus back in September, we're all still awaiting Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. Today however thanks to CyanogenMod we have it right now, so lets take a peek below.

Santa gets in touch with naughty side using S Beam in latest Galaxy S III ad

We're no strangers to risqué Galaxy S III commercials, but this time Samsung has taken things a step further by tossing Santa and Mrs. Claus into the mix. The latest Galaxy S III ad features ol' St. Nick as he prepares to leave the North Pole to deliver presents to the children of the world. We imagine that can get quite boring at times, but luckily a couple of Santa's elves have made a video for him to watch on the trip around the world. Mrs. Claus has made a video for him too, and we think we'll just let you fill in the blanks from here on out.

SwiftKey Flow video teases typing without ever lifting a finger

The extremely popular 3rd party keyboard SwiftKey is about to get a whole lot better. We've been hearing tons lately about the upcoming SwiftKey Flow keyboard that will take on Google's own gesture keyboard, and Swype, but their latest video shows us just how awesome Flow will really be. It's called "Flow Through Space" and shows that we'll soon be able to type without ever lifting a finger. Just flowing from word to word all with one seamless motion.

Verizon Galaxy Note II vs HTC DROID DNA

For those who like a larger screen with their smartphone, Verizon Wireless now offers both of the best options available on the market. Well, all three if you consider the LG Intuition. Yesterday Samsung's popular Galaxy Note II finally arrived at Verizon stores nationwide and online so today we've decided to compare it to the impressive HTC DROID DNA. Below you'll find a quick hands-on with the Note II, followed by a DROID DNA comparison and a few pictures for fun.

Verizon Galaxy Note II hands-on and unboxing

It's finally here. The Samsung Galaxy Note II complete with Verizon's ever expanding and extremely fast 4G LTE has landed on store shelves. As of yesterday the Note II is available in-stores and online from Big Red. Today we'll be taking a peek at this 5.5-inch smartphone phablet in the new Titanium Color, our personal favorite, then giving you a few pictures of the home button "decorations."

Samsung posts Galaxy S III stress test video

Ever wonder what type of process smartphone manufacturers go through to make sure their devices will stand up to the test of time, or the elements we all put them through? We've seen these before but today SamsungTomorrow has posted a brand new video showing us the Galaxy S III and Note II getting put through the paces. The video isn't in English but still fun to watch them click the home button 20 thousand times.

Marvel’s Avengers Initiative hits Android and Tegra devices, we go hands-on

Marvel fans, get ready for some Hulk smash. Earlier today the brand new Avengers Initiative game went live on Google Play, and it's quite amazing. Though this game is a blast and works with multiple high-powered Android smartphones and tablets, those with a Tegra 3 device will really enjoy all that Marvel has to offer. Below we have some screenshots and video so you know what to expect from this awesome $4.99 game.

Skype 3.0 gets an improved UI for Android tablets

Today Skype version 3.0 for Android tablets has arrived. The folks from Skype, now owned by Microsoft, have issued a rather large update to the service bringing tons of new features and enhanced Android tablet support. Until now Skype on tablets wasn't too pleasing, but now they'll fully be supporting that 7 and 10-inch real estate, as well as enhanced the user interface. Read on for more details.

Nexus 4 gets the inevitable drop test

For some odd reason this has continued to be a growing trend with basically every smartphone or tablet that gets released. Drop tests are becoming the norm these days and now the brand new LG Nexus 4 has just received its share of drops. Spoiler: it doesn't do too well, just like most phones. For those that enjoy these odd videos showing the obvious, take a peek below.