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APPoint lets you quickly launch apps from any screen

Just when you thought you had your fill of multitasking utilities for the day, XDA hits you again with another power tool. This time, the new APPoint (yes, that's how it's spelled) multitasking app doesn't exactly let you switch between open apps. It does, however, help you launch your favorite apps from any screen, without having to go back to the homescreen.

GALAXY S 4 rooted before release, Octa-core only for now

While the Samsung GALAXY S 4 flagship smartphone is up for pre-order in a few select markets, it's still not available to the public. However, that hasn't stopped those awesome developers at XDA from already rooting the device. It appears that the GALAXY S 4 has already been rooted, but this is only for the Exynos 5 Octa 8-core version.

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.2 update is real, hits test devices

Last week reports surfaced from Verizon's official Twitter account that an update for the Galaxy Nexus was in the works and coming soon. Like many of you, we were extremely skeptical considering the device is four updates behind the rest of the Nexus family. Today though, it looks to be real as the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus has apparently begun rolling out to beta testers.

Get a taste of Ubuntu Phone OS early with Ubuntu Phone Experience

The developers from Ubuntu have been busy lately building an all new Ubuntu Phone OS that aims to take Android and other smartphones to a new level. Their entire UI is completely different full of gesture-based on screen actions. We've covered it plenty in the past and even got some hands-on time with their new OS. For those that don't want to wait, read on for more details on this new 3rd party app mimicking the OS.

LG Nexus pops up again – confirms 8GB storage and no SD

Another LG Nexus has appeared over on XDA this evening, making the rumors sound more and more true by the hour. We now have what looks to be two different models hanging out in the wild. The reports of Google handing them out to staff last week seems legit. This is another LG-E960 -- some are calling the LG Optimus G Nexus -- but for now we're going with the LG Nexus. More details below.

Galaxy Nexus CM9 add-on pack brings Galaxy S III goodies

We all know how it is. Six months after purchasing the be-all, end-all Android superphone, new models like the HTC One X and upcoming Galaxy S III are looking mighty tempting... but you're stuck in your two-year contract. What's a saddened Android modder to do? Well, if you're OK with having the look without the horsepower, then a team of XDA members is here to help. He's developed a flashable theme pack that will turn CyanogenMod 9 for the Galaxy Nexus into a pretty good imitation of the GSIII.
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