OUYA Console to receive a Robotoki exclusive game

 

Remember the OUYA project? If you don’t, you can get yourself caught up about the project with our coverage on it. Whether OUYA will be a success or not, one game company has already pledged an exclusive title for the device. Robotoki, the company that’s responsible for the upcoming game Human Element, has announced that a prequel to the title will exclusively debut on the OUYA system.

If you’re not familiar with Human Element, it’s yet another game that’s set in a zombie apocalyptic word. Sick of these kinds of games yet? I’m not, especially when there’s a new twist to it rather than just another shoot-em-up style of game play, and that’s exactly what Human Element offers. Human Element’s character creation system allows players to choose between three different character classes from action, intelligence and stealth. There are also three different identities, or game modes, such as Survive Alone, Survive with a Partner and Survive with a Young Child.

LG Spectrum’s Ice Cream Sandwich Update Ready To Go, Awaiting Verizon’s Approval

A little less than two months ago we reported of an Ice Cream Sandwich build that leaked for the Verizon LG Spectrum. Now it seems as if the official ICS update is just around the corner. According to an LG rep over at LG’s support forum, ICS for the Spectrum is very close:

Keep an eye on our “Company Updates” which shows up on the home page 

It’s getting very close…can’t wait to get the official word to post it! I think we’re just waiting on Verizon to set a FOTA schedule. :)

Needless to say, the wait shouldn’t be that much longer my friends. Any LG Spectrum owners still out there?

source: LG Support

Sony’s Music Unlimited App Gets Update, Adds Offline Listening for Tablets

The Sony Unlimited Music app for both mobile and tablets has been updated today. A major update for the tablet version finally adds offline listening, a feature that phone users have been able to enjoy for quite some time now. The phone version of the app also adds the following new features:

  • Create your own artist-based internet radio stations with My Channel feature.
  • New users can sign up for accounts from their mobile device.
  • 30 second “preview mode” available with no account required.
  • Move APK to SD card on supported devices.

Download links and QR codes will be available after the break! 

Dead Trigger Update Incoming; Brings Adreno-205 support, new guns, new zombies, and much more

 

Madfinger Games’ newest mobile gaming masterpiece Dead Trigger is receiving a hefty update very soon. If you haven’t already purchased this gem of a game, then maybe this update will finally persuade you. Dead Trigger is a game with wonderful graphics and set in a zombie apocalyptic world where you shoot up as many zombies as you can while staying alive. Any Walking Dead fans out there?

This update also brings support for devices that don the Adreno 205 GPU (Snapdragon S2 processor) such as the Sony Xperia Play and numerous popular HTC phones such the T-Mobile myTouch 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Desire HD, etc. The update brings the game to versions 1.1.0 and Madfinger was kind enough to provide a changelog ahead of it’s impending release: 

The Nexus 7 is One Tough Cookie

Need more reasons to love your Google Nexus 7 tablet? Perhaps yet another reason to convince you to go out and purchase one? It turns out the Nexus 7 is one tough cookie compared to that other fruit bearing tablet. The guys over at Squaretrade performed several tests on the Google Nexus 7 and the new Apple iPad to test its durability. Needless to say, the Nexus 7 won in a landslide.

First off they dropped both tablets numerous times at several different angles, and while the Nexus 7 stayed fully intact (minus minor scuff marks on the back-plate) with no cracks on the screen, the iPad suffered from a cracked screen and the corners were essentially smashed and bent. Their next test was dropping both tablets in a tub filled with water. Both tablets still worked after taking them out, the the iPad’s audio speakers were nonfunctional while the Nexus 7’s were perfectly working.

There you have it folks, looks like even for a tablet starting at $199, ASUS and Google made a quality tablet that can endure drops and water damage. Hit the break to watch the video of the demonstration and let us know what you think!

Light Flow app updated to 3.0.4, fixes Jelly Bean bug

Once I got my Samsung Galaxy Nexus the first app I installed was Light Flow. If you’re not familiar with the app, it enables you to completely customize your LED notification light from the color all the way to the duration of the pulsation. There are also other notification options such as vibrate and sound customization.

Sadly, once I updated my Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Light Flow just wouldn’t work correctly and the LED light would not turn off even after I cleared the notification, thus I was forced to stop using it. Today I’m happy to announce that Light Flow has been updated to version 3.0.4 and fixes the incompatibility issue it was having with Jelly Bean. I have been using it for a full day with no issues. You can check the download link below for the free and paid version after the break.

CyanogenMod 9 reaches RC2, now supports several Samsung Galaxy devices

A little less than a month ago CyanogenMod 9 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) was released with a lot of excitement, but now with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean being all the rave I can see an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM release being easily overlooked. Nonetheless, this is CM and their legions of fans will be happy to know that CM9 RC2 is now available for download including support for several new Samsung Galaxy devices:

AT&T’s Motorola Atrix 2 Android 4.0 ICS Update Leaked

The last time we heard about an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola Atrix 2, it was supposedly due by Q3 of this year. It seems as if Motorola is working hard in keeping that promise as an ICS build has been spotted in Motorola’s internal servers. The new build will bring the Atrix 2’s software version to 67.21.123.

The Atrix 2 has been a forgotten phone these days, but I’m sure an update to ICS would be great for the phone and its owners. Although if you’re a little impatient, the developers over at XDA are looking into this leaked build as we speak and could be releasing a flashable build in the near future. Hit up the source link for further information and progress the the developers are making on this leaked build.

source: XDA

Evernote for Android updated, now with a refined UI for tablets

The all popular organizer and reminder app has been updated to version 4.1 and brings several enhancements, most noticeably in the UI department for tablets. Evernote has been by far my favorite all purpose app. Here’s the changelog straight from the Evernote team themselves:

Major Android tablet enhancements!
– Completely new tablet look and feel
New home screen lets you create and find your notes easily
– Swipe navigation on tablets
Swipe right to jump to the home screen from a note or note list
– Space-saving List View on tablets
Phone and tablet improvements:
– Create sublists
Add levels to your lists by tapping the arrows in the formatting bar when the cursor is in an existing list

Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists and record voice reminders. The new revamped UI for tablets is smooth and should remind you of the “magazine” style UI much like Google’s Holo that’s throughout stock Android 4.0+. If you own an Android tablet then I would highly suggest giving this app a shot if you haven’t already! Hit up the download link or QR code after the break.

 

Thanks to CyanogenMod team, Jelly Bean (CM10) preview now available for International Samsung Galaxy S III (I-9300)

 

Yesterday we reported that an early build of CyanogenMod 10 was released for several US Samsung Galaxy S III variants. The T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T Galaxy S III all got a taste of Jelly Bean and now it seems as if the international I-9300 S III has received the same treatment. So far WiFi tethering and the FM radio are quite buggy and still need some time to be worked on. While the camera works, it’s quite unstable and FC’s on occasion.

Keep in mind that these are just “preview” builds and aren’t meant for daily use just yet. One thing I have learned in my experience of rooting is that you never doubt these developers. In due time I’m sure they will iron out the remaining kinks and continue to refine the ROM. If you have an international Galaxy S III and interested in giving this a shot, then head over to the source link for instructions. Enjoy!

source: XDA

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light now available in Google Play, Xperia devices only

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is now available in the Google Play Store for the respectable price of $1.29. Sadly, Sony Xperia devices currently have exclusive rights, thus this game isn’t compatible for any other device. Hopefully the exclusivity expires sooner rather than later as I’m sure there’s a hefty amount of Tomb Raider fans out there that would love to get their hands on this game.

This game is a near direct port that was initially released on the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace back in 2010. The game was first ported onto iOS devices and has now made its way to Android. If you own a Sony Xperia device, head over to the download link or QR code after the break to make your purchase!

Google kindly updates shipping status for Nexus 7 pre-orders

It’s safe to say that Google’s new Nexus 7 has been in high demand since its announcement at this years Google IO event. With so many pre-orders, I’m sure it has been quite a challenge for Google to ship these units out on a timely fashion. Thankfully, they’ve given us an update on their current plans for shipment of Nexus 7’s that were ordered on or before July 13th. When your device ships you should receive a notification from Google Play with a shipping tracking number. Here are the specific details by country for devices ordered before or on July 13th:

Sprint HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G to Receive Android 4.0 ICS by Early August

It’s been quite a long wait for Sprint EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G users for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to officially come to their device. The wait is almost over folks as Sprint has officially released a statement regarding the ICS update for both devices. According to Sprint, both updates for each respective phone will begin in “early August” via an OTA update. Sprint has also released a small change-log of what you should expect with the much anticipated update:

Instagram updated with Google Nexus 7 and Flickr support

If you’re one of the lucky few that own a Google Nexus 7, I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that the all popular Instagram for Android application has been updated to officially support the tablet. If you attempted to install the application previously, you were greeted with a device incompatibility message. In addition to the Nexus 7 support, the latest update also includes the ability to share photos from Instagram directly to Flickr in the sharing menu after you’ve saved your image.

With its popularity on iOS, Instagram made a huge splash once it became available for Android users. It is safe to say that this is great news for any Nexus 7 owner. Hit up the Google Play Store download link or QR code after the break! 

Sprint’s LTE network officially launched

Yesterday marked the official launch of Sprint’s much anticipated LTE network in Kansas City, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta. While this is just a small amount of cities, Sprint does plan on expanding their LTE network as quickly as they can. Sprint has been eager to get this out and finally be able to match the LTE speeds of Verizon and AT&T’s LTE networks. Certain users in those cities have already seen LTE pop up on their phones. If you live in any of those areas, let us know what kind of speeds you’re getting!