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Google releases statement about Nexus 7 shipping issues

While I was lucky enough to score a Nexus 7 at my local Sam's Club, many of you who pre-ordered it directly from Google, as early as June 27, are still waiting for it. To appease the situation, Google has just made a statement explaining how they're filling out orders. They're trying hard folks! It looks like ...

Google spills the beans about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Today was definitely all about the Nexus 7 and Google working hard at shipping their first batch of pre-orders. While I wasn't able to make it to Google I/O this year, I found myself looking for an N7 as well. I ended up snagging one at a local Sam's Club store. After getting the free $25 Google Play credit, I was ...

Angry Birds creator, Rovio, releases Amazing Alex in Google Play

Angry Birds creator, Rovio, has launched a new game called Amazing Alex. It consists of getting a ball to a specific destination using your physics skills and imagination. If you have played the Incredible Machine game before then you probably know what this game is all about. In fact, Amazing Alex comes to us as ...

Android 4.1.1 OTA update now available for the Nexus 7

The few people who own the Nexus 7 tablet are reporting that they're getting prompted to update their tablet to Android 4.1.1 which source code was already made available by Google. The 12.6MB file comes in the form of an over-the-air update and as per Google, it "improves performance and responsiveness system ...

$99 Android game console OUYA project hits KickStarter

If you needed another reason to love Android, how about a game console running your favorite OS for $99? Its creator Yves Behar along with his team of developers and designers are now looking for backers over at KickStarter. They need to gather over $950,000 in order to fund their project by August 9, 2012, taking ...

Official London 2012 Summer Olympics Android app now available

Being the Olympics junkie that I am, I was happy to see that the official Android app for London 2012 has become available in the Play Store. If you want to receive updates about what's going on during this year's Summer Olympics, this is the app you should grab. Here are its main features: Results: Covering ...

Sonic 4 the Hedgehog Episode II now works with non-Tegra devices

Sega released Sonic the Hedgehog Episode II back in May but it was only available for Tegra-powered Android devices which wasn't cool for! Sega listened to their fans and announced that they optimized the game to work on all Android devices. Sonic the Hedgehog Episode II is now available at the Google Play ...

Comscore: Samsung, Google still leading the U.S. mobile market

comScore released their quarterly report about smartphone market share. For the period ending May 2012, Samsung and Android are still leading the pack in the top mobile OEM and smartphone OS categories. As far as top smartphone platforms are concerned, Android is once again ahead of all of the other ...

#BoycottApple is trending on Google+ and Twitter, are you joining the movement?

As you all know by now, Samsung was hit with two sales bans on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus. Both of the rulings were made by judge Lucy Koh at a US District Court in California. As an avid Google+ user, I noticed that the hashtag #BoycottApple was all over the place. Folks are voicing their disgust with ...

Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, here are some of its best features

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running on the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 tablet. The day that many have been waiting for is finally here. Today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, Google finally unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Although we all knew that ...

Over 1 million Android devices are now being activated every day

Android is on fire! Today at the Google I/O 2012 keynote, Hugo Berra, Product Management Director of Android at Google, announced that the number of Android devices being activated on a daily basis has topped 1 million. That's right, every single day, over 1 million Android devices are activated. And by Android ...

Facebook Messenger Android app updated with new features, bug fixes

The Facebook Messenger Android application received a somewhat major update today. It brings new features such as the ability to quickly switch between multiple conversations with in-app notifications, swipe to delete individual messages from conversations, see who's available and more. Not only that but Facebook ...

MIUI team releases new launcher called MiHome

The folks behind the famous Android ROM MIUI released a new launcher called MiHome. For those of you who are on the fence of flashing the ROM, you can experience it by grabbing the launcher from the Play Store. With over 500 themes under is belt, the MIUI ROM offers its users a more customized Android ...

Max Payne for Android now available in the Play Store for $3

After being announced and then delayed, Max Payne for Android has finally hit the Play Store. If you are a fan of the series or simply like first person shooter games, you can grab this game for a great price of $2.99. Once again, this isn't the new Max Payne 3 but the original game. Here are the game's features: ...

Samsung prevails against Apple, U.S. Galaxy S III to launch according to plans

What do you do when you can't innovate, well you sue those who innovate. That has been Apple's big moto for the past years. The Cupertino-based company has recently requested an early injunction hearing against Samsung with one goal in mind, to ban the sale of the U.S. Galaxy S III on June 21. U.S. District Judge ...

Finally, Rockstar to launch Max Payne Mobile for Android on June 14

I am not going to hide that I was pretty disappointed when Rockstar decided to postpone the release of Max Payne for Android, when it was supposed to launch on April 26. Worry no more because the game developer announced today that they will finally make it available on June 14. This game will be based on the ...

Flash Player for Android updated with bug and security fixes

If you use Adobe's Flash Player on your Android device, you should know that there is an update waiting for you at the Play Store. We suspect that this new update brings the usual bugs fixes, performance enhancements and security patches. Adobe has yet to publish the full release notes for it on their site but due ...

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