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Nexus 4 in stock, Yours in just 2 weeks!

Now I know not everyone is happy with the way the launch has went with the Nexus 4 but it is once again back in stock (and is expected to stay in stock this time)

It can be in your hands in around 2 weeks, Not bad in my opinion. I waited 45 days for mine and then had to replace it due to a fault.

I’m sure your experience will be more successful than mine!

The bumper is still out of stock however as is the 32GB Nexus 10.nexu4

 

 

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Temple Run 2 now on Google Play

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After the success of Temple Run with over 50 million downloads on Google Play never mind the hits original run on iOS, Imangi Studios have released their eagerly awaited sequel Temple Run 2!

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Android 5.0 – Simple & Awesome [Personal Opinion]

The following post is an individuals personal opinion and vision of Android.

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In October 2011, Google launched Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) which completely transformed Android from an ugly iOS cousin into an OS that had distinctive identity. As Matias himself explained on the stage, “We wanted to break away from the past”. He laid out pretty aspirational goals “Enchant Me”, “Simplify my life”, “Make me awesome”.

Indeed 4.0 was enchanting but there are things in 4.0/4.1/4.2 that can be better and make Android “Simple” & “ Awesome”. Matias also mentioned “4.0 is just the first step towards these aspirational goals”. So it is right to assume that engineers would be hard at work in Google towards achieving the same, possibly for Google IO 2013 reveal.

Till then I want you to see my design concepts for making Android “Simple” and “Awesome”.

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Samsung unveils new 8-core mobile processor

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Just as other chip manufacturers have done at CES, Samsung revealed their new Exynos 5, an 8-core mobile processor which keeps in mind ARM’s big.little reference design. It pairs four larger and more power hungry Cortex A15s with four smaller, energy efficient Cortex A7s. This should allow an increase of up to 70% according to ARM, which will help as devices screens are becoming larger and larger, and more demanding applications and games are being developed. Exynos 5 should allow for substantially more powerful devices, even more so than the already powerful the Nexus 10 which has a processor with a dual-core A15 implementation. The Exynos 5 is also being built on a 28nm process as compared to the 32nm process for the Exynos 5 Dual and the Exynos 4 which should also add to the power saving ability of this chip.

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Sources: ARM, Android Central, The Verge, AnandTech

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Nexus 10 review in haiku!

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Archos shows off Gamepad at CES

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At CES today Archos showed off their take on a solution to android gaming. Rather than having developers cater their games to the specific layout of the device, Archos uses a different solution, one which emulates the controller and maps onscreen buttons to hardware controls. The overall opinion from many sites such as The Verge, Android Community, and Engadget is that support for many games will be limited, but its up to Archos to improve games that the Gamepad will work with.

The device itself has a 7-inch screen, 1024 x 768 screen, 1.6GHz Cortex A9 processor, Mali 400 GPU, Android 4.1, 8GB internal storage which is expandable with a MicroSD, and 1 GB RAM. The device is already shipping in Europe and should be available for $169.99 in Q1 2013.

Source: Engadget, Android Community, TheVerge

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