EA teases new Need for Speed: Most Wanted game with new video

Need for Speed, quite possibly the most popular game in its genre is making its way yet again to the Android platform in the form of Most Wanted. If you’re not familiar with this franchise, Need for Speed offers realistic dynamic physics-based collisions, cop takedowns, and realistic visual damage. Need for Speed: Most Wanted will also feature plenty of real world cars to drive, but let’s face it, we all know we end up crashing these cars just for fun either way.

This franchise has always been one of my favorites ever since I was young, so I’ll definitely give this a shot on my Android device. Electronic Arts has released a short teaser video of the game in action that you can check out after the break!


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Ready-to-flash official Jelly Bean ROM’s for certain HTC One X’s available

Gotta love leaks right? Looks like several leaks of HTC’s upcoming Jelly Bean ROM for the HTC One X has been leaked and ready for flashing for certain One X’s with the supported CID’s. These ROM’s are based on the One X+’s firmware and features Android 4.1.1 with Sense 4+. If one of these CID’s matches your device, then you’re lucky as you are able to give it a shot!

  • cidnum: HTC__001
  • cidnum: HTC__E11
  • cidnum: HTC__203
  • cidnum: HTC__102
  • cidnum: HTC__405
  • cidnum: HTC__Y13
  • cidnum: HTC__A07
  • cidnum: HTC__304
  • cidnum: HTC__M27
  • cidnum: HTC__032
  • cidnum: HTC__016
  • cidnum: HTC__J15

Any brave flashers wanna give this a shot? Let us know how it is!

source: XDA

O2 UK launches “Bond Phone” Xperia T variant

Last month we reported that the UK carrier O2 would have rights to release the exclusive “007 James Bond Skyfall branded Sony Xperia T phone. The phone is now available through O2 priced from free at £36 per month on O2′s “On & On” tariff.

While the device is identical to the normal Xperia T in the outside, the exclusive bond phone comes pre-loaded with Bond-themed ringtones, wallpapers, “screensavers” and geo-tagged photos from the production of the upcoming 007 movie Skyfall.

source: O2

“Adru Dark” by Gen Android charger coming on October 11th

Quite possibly the coolest charger I’ve ever seen would have to be this “Andru Dark” charger made by Gen. It features Android’s cool little figurine, but this time donned in all black with red “evil-like” eyes. Definitely a cool accessory to have if you love collecting Android collectibles. Andru Dark features a stand (which doubles as Andy’s feet), light-up eyes that glow red when charging and amber when on standby, movable arms and a 1.2 meter cable.

While it may not be on the cheap side at $25, it’s more or less the same price as chargers you buy at wireless carrier stores. Thus, if you plan on overspending on a charger at a carrier store, might as well grab this one right?

You can purchase this product starting October 11th, but if you’d like to know a little more about it you can actually check out our review of the green version right here. Links to purchase and a video demonstrating the product will be available after the break!


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“Pimp My ROM” script makes its way to rooted users for easy access to tweaks and hacks

With a name like “Pimp My ROM,” how can one not give it a try. All it needs is Xzibit’s face plastered on their banner and it’ll be perfect! Pimp My ROM is a cool little script that allows the user to easily install hacks, tweaks and many other things into their custom ROM. Here’s a small example of what you can do with this:


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Motorola Adds Global RAZR HD and RAZR i to Bootloader Unlock Program

In a move which I’m sure will make plenty of devs and flash-happy consumers elated, Motorola has extended their bootloader unlock program to a couple of their newest devices, the Motorola RAZR HD and Motorola RAZR i. The RAZR HD will be un-lockable in the flowing areas: Europe, Australia, South America and on Rogers in Canada. As for the RAZR i, it will be un-lockable “worldwide.”

Of course, the sad part is that consumers in the US can’t fully take advantage of this, but I suppose that’s where we point the finger to the US carriers, right?

source: Motorola Global Support

Rovio teases a Star Wars themed Angry Birds

Whether you enjoy Rovio’s game titles or not, it’s clear that they sure know how to make money. Angry Birds has been such a huge cash cow for the company, and to bring it even further, Rovio has teased a picture of a Darth Vader looking costume that’s most likely fitted on one of their “Angry Birds.” While there’s not much information on this, Rovio is promising more details this Monday on October 8th.

What do you guys think about this? Any Star Wars and Angry Birds fans out there? If so, I’m sure this will be right up your alley.

source: Rovio’s Twitter

Acer Iconia Tab A100, A200 and A500 all won’t be receiving offcial Jelly Bean upgrades

Looks like we have some bad news for Iconia A100, Acer A200 and Acer A500 owners. An Acer spokesperson has just confirmed that a Jelly Bean update will not becoming to either of these 3 devices. While the A100 and A500 are already over a year old, the A200 was only just launched earlier this year, thus it’s quite disappointing that these devices won’t officially see anything past Ice Cream Sandwich.

Will this announcement by Acer make you guys who own these devices to root them?

source: Notebookitalia

Motorola drops their ITC patent infringement claim against Apple

Latest news has confirmed that Motorola has dropped their latest ITC patent infringement case against Apple where they were seeking an import ban on both the iPhone and iPad. Sadly, we have no current reason as to why Motorola has decided to drop this case against Apple. Motorola specifically stated that “There are no agreements between Motorola and Apple, written or oral, express or implied, concerning the subject matter of this investigation.”

Would you all have liked to see Motorola to see this through the end? I’m sure it couldn’t have hurt, but perhaps they just didn’t want to waste resources in fighting a losing battle? Either way, only Motorola truly knows why they decided to drop the case.

source: The Verge