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2 years ago

Day 10 of Google's 10-day, 10-cent, 10 billion app download celebration

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Here 'tis, folks. The final day of Google's 10-cent app promotion, celebrating (more than) 10 billion downloads from the Android Market. The final day sadly has a couple more repeat apps, but we're not about to turn down a 10-cent app. Here you go:

Also: Day 1 appsDay 2 appsDay 3 appsDay 4 apps,
Day 5 apps, Day 6 appsDay 7 appsDay 8 apps, Day 9 apps

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2 years ago

Grand Theft Auto III now available on Android

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Sex, guns, drugs, violence -- and that's just in the splash screen. Yes, folks, Grand Theft Auto III is now available on Android as part of Rockstar Games' 10th anniverssary celebration of the game. It's been optimized for touchscreens. But if you've got an Android device that suppports USB controllers, you can rock one of them as well. (And Rockstar's promising support soon for the Galaxy Nexus.

It'll cost you $4.99 and a few hours of your life. We've got download links after the break.

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2 years ago

Verizon Galaxy Nexus now available online

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More in the Verizon Galaxy Nexus forums

The wait is over, and you can now order the Verizon Galaxy Nexus online!  Many will say it's a month late, many will say there never was a date, but none of that matters now, and you'll all have soon forgotten.  Things change when you get the shiny Nexus feeling in your hands, the birds sing more, the sun shines brighter, dogs and cats lie together in harmony, you get the idea.  Like all good things in life though, this one isn't free.  It will set you back $299 with a new contract, but that's the same as any high-end LTE phone available on Big Red.

What are you waiting for?  Go grab one!

Verizon

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2 years ago

Video walkthrough of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus navigation vehicle mount and spare battery charger

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Youtube link for mobile viewing

What we have here is an excellent video walkthrough of a couple of Verizon Galaxy Nexus accessories that should be available in the morning -- the navigation vehicle mount and the spare battery charging kit -- from forums member Aatrek.

Note it's a "Navigation vehicle mount" and not a "Car dock" or anything. It's a hunk of plastic that the phone sits in, that's all. No contact charging, no Bluetooth audio. In other words, it does not bring, as the kids say, the sex. The spare battery charger, on the other hand, chargers a spare battery. No muss, no fuss. 

Source: Galaxy Nexus forums

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2 years ago

Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Smoother on ICS [From the Forums]

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And just like that.. no more speculation about the Verizon Galaxy Nexus release date. If you're looking to talk about that and more,  head on into the Android Central forums. You can hit up some of the threads below or start your own today:

If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.

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2 years ago

Available from Verizon Dec. 15 ... The Samsung Galaxy Nexus!!!

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Finally, just shy of two months since the phone was first announced by Google and Samsung and after who knows how many unofficial release dates, the Galaxy Nexus has a launch date for Verizon. And that date is ... drum roll, please ... 

Dec. 15. And the price: $299 on contract. Mobile hotspot access will cost an extra $20 a month and will serve up to 10 Wifi devices.

So, now that that's settled, here are a couple of links you need to check out before you seal the deal:

So that's it, folks. It's finally time. Full presser's after the break.

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2 years ago

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Image Gallery

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Want a closer look at the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus? Here's a gallery straight from the source.

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2 years ago

Hands-on with the Prada Phone by LG 3.0

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LG and Prada have just unveiled their latest smartphone offering, the Prada Phone by LG 3.0. It's a device that combines high-end smartphone components from LG with a unique Prada-designed chassis and a distinctive, almost-monochrome UI. (Shame the name's so awkward though.)

We got our first look at the phone at today's joint event in London's Mayfair district, so join us after the jump to find out what we thought.

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2 years ago

Carrier IQ being grilled by FTC, but who's asking questions of the carriers?

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We're all getting tired of the whole Carrier IQ mess.  Analytics are necessary evil, but in this case done in a totally bullshit way, with little or no regard to how the consumer might feel about it.  No wonder it caused a huge uproar, which has now found its way to Washington.  Federal lawmakers have executives from Carrier IQ in front of them today, hammering them about how the software works, why it's needed, and how bad this is for you and I.  According to Mira Woods from Carrier IQ marketing communications, Carrier IQ has been completely transparent and has nothing to hide.  She also confirmed that Carrier IQ chief executive Larry Lenhart and the company’s senior vice president for marketing Andrew Coward met with regulators today to the Washington Post.  The FTC and FCC are investigating after being asked by Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) as a possible unfair or deceptive act or practice.  Yes, a bunch of people who may or may not really care about you and I are putting on a good show during an election year.  Hallelujah!

But that's all a load of crapola.  Where are the execs from the Big 4 U.S. carriers that hired Carrier IQ, and why aren't they sweating it out in front of some elected people or FTC bigwigs?  Yes, I said all four -- Verizon may not use Carrier IQ, but they collect the same exact information somehow.  

This whole campaign against a small company from Silicon Valley that writes software for American cellular carriers is a lynch mob going after the wrong people.  The folks you pay every month are the real culprits here, and were just looking for an easy way to harvest information out of you.  They found someone smart enough to write it and went all-in.  When Carrier IQ gets driven out of business, and the bids go out for someone else to write the same style software, there will be plenty of takers.  Suits from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon need to be held accountable for this one folks, because they aren't going to stop until they are forced to -- even if that means contracting another company to do their dirty work.

More: Washington Post

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2 years ago

'Almost CyanogenMod 7' ROM for LG Thrill 4G and Optimus 3D coming along nicely

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Have an Optimus 3D or LG Thrill 4G (the U.S. version on AT&T)?  Here's news you'll love -- Ricardo Cerqueira, an Android hacking mastermind when it comes to high-end LG devices, has released a new version of his "Almost CyanogenMod 7" ROM today.  Why the "Almost" tag?  Ricardo explains thusly:

This early release is based off the current CyanogenMod code, but unlike CM its components aren't public yet, so you can not build it yourself. Since being able to roll your own is a core feature of CyanogenMod, I prefer to think of this as something close to CM, but not quite CM.

If you're using an LG Thrill 4G, go download it now from the source link.  If you're using an Optimus 3D, you'll need to have the Gingerbread baseband installed (unlike the previous version of Almost CM) so you'll need to flash the current stock ROM from the LG Updater tool, then re-root your device.  That sounds like a bit of a headache, and it is, but it's well worth it as the new baseband brings along an impressive speed boost from HSPA+ networks. 

This should tide us over until CM9 and Ice Cream Sandwich gets cranked out for the Cosmopolitan.  Go slow, read everything, and be sure to visit the forums if you have any questions.

Source: RootzWiki; via +Ricardo Cerqueira

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