Those of you in Australia need to get to your computer ASAP because the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 are now available to order. As expected the hot ticket is the 16GB version of the Nexus 4, and it’s already sold out. Of course you can get a little friendly with your refresh button and hope that it comes back in stock for a few minutes at some point. We have no idea how many Nexus devices are allotted for each region, but I can only assume that Google planned for the 16GB to be the more popular device.
Pricing is $349 for the 8GB Nexus 4 and $399 for the 16GB version. Delivery is 3 to 5 business days and will set you back $19.99. The Nexus 10 is selling for $469 for the 16GB version and the 32GB goes for $569. The 32GB version wasn’t live at the time of this post, but I’m sure it will be up soon. The same delivery charge will apply.
Since the demo units started arriving in stores last week, it’s only a matter of time that we will see the actual Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II on display and ready for sale. Samsung and Verizon just released a presser stating that it will be available in the coming weeks and it will be priced at $129 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. The original Stratosphere wasn’t a bad device for the money and the second chapter steps it up a bit with the Snapdragon S4 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. I would say if you’re looking for a budget phone on Verizon, the DROID RAZR M is the best bet, but if a QWERTY slide-out is your thing, then this just might be the phone for you.
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Previously AT&T announced their intentions to carry the Samsung Galaxy Camera that was introduced at the Unpacked Event in August. They just announced that it will be available beginning November 16 for $499. In addition, customers who buy a Samsung Galaxy smartphone will receive $100 off the Galaxy Camera. With it’s 4G connectivity it’s always connected for sharing your images. If you’re on an AT&T family share plan, you can simply add the Galaxy Camera for $10 per month. If instead, you want to buy data separately, you can do so starting at $15 for 250mb.
As a reminder, the Galaxy Camera is a high-end standalone point and shoot that features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 4.8-inch LCD display, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 16MP, and 21x optical zoom. I’m excited to get my hands on one. How about you guys?
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Tower defense and real-time RPG fans need to take a look at Wars Online. It was developed by Mobe Labb Corp, and it has equal parts of both of these elements. Much like other tower defense games, you must defend your kingdom by releasing various soldiers, but you can strategize things more effectively with a cannon that you control. The soldiers operate the same way as you would expect by shooting or utilizing whatever their weapon is constantly until they are killed. With the cannons, you can control the power as well as how far it will fire. You also get to fire it whenever you feel it’s important, which is crucial since you don’t have an unlimited supply.
This morning Verizon Tweeted a link to the DroidDoes website announcing that they will unveil the DROID DNA via a Google Hangout next Monday, November 19 at 12:00pm EST. Of course it will be officially shown off to the press this Tuesday morning in New York City, and we will be their on hand to give you all the details. There shouldn’t be anything too surprised as most of the information about this phone has already been leaked. Plus, it’s essentially the J Butterfly, which was officially announced a couple of weeks ago for Japan.
We are expecting it to have a Super LCD 3 display with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution and 440ppi. If that’s not enough, it will also sport a 1.5GHz quad-code Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, waterproof, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It’s also supposed to come in at close to 9mm thick, which is very impressive. The only real question I have is battery. The J Butterfly sports a 2050mAh, but I am hoping for a little higher. That display will take its toll on any battery.
The original Samsung Galaxy Note shocked the world with success when most thought it was just a flashing star. It was the first phone to sport a display bigger than 5-inches, 5.3 to be exact. Was it too big, was it a tablet, or was it a phablet? Nobody knew what to think about it, but it didn’t stop consumers from gobbling it up. Was it the S Pen or the large display that caught everyone’s attention? I lean towards the latter, but there’s no argument that the Galaxy Note was a hit for Samsung, and it’s now time for the next chapter. We already saw a tablet version called the Galaxy Note 10.1, but this is the second chapter for the phone. Called the Galaxy Note II, it sports an even bigger display along with a more powerful processor and a larger battery all in a body that is no bigger than it’s predecessor. Does the Galaxy Note II live up to the hype? Hit the break to find out
What was that? Everybody put your hands over your ears now, especially the carriers. At the Open Mobile Summit conference, Google Ventures General Partner and Android co-founder Rich Miner said that carrers should spend more time and money creating unique interfaces for Android phones. He’s actually surprised that carriers like Verizon and AT&T haven’t put more time into it. He points to the fact that Android is open and that anyone can modify it to their heart’s content. True, but that doesn’t mean they should.
“There’s a big opportunity that they seem to have left on the table,” Miner said. “I’m a little curious as to why” carriers haven’t done more to customize their Android phones.
I remember how much fun it was hanging out in the pool halls years ago, and now it’s so easy to bring the experience with you on your phone or tablet. International Snooker has already been available for Android for some time, but our friends at My Interactive just released a PRO THD version for Tegra devices. It’s priced a little higher, but Snooker and Billiard fans will appreciate the additional features along with enhanced audio and visuals.
The Pro version adds a Career Mode, which lets you compete in 15 tournaments in 14 locations around the world each “year”. As you play the tournaments, you gain credits that you can cash in for better cues or chalk. The gameplay is straight forward and to the point. Just aim your shot by swiping, pick where you want to hit the cue ball (as in what type of spin if any), adjust the power, and shoot. You can quickly see different angles by sliding your finger, and it you want an aerial view, no problem.
Who doesn’t want a good deal right? A good deal is always welcome, but right now more than ever it’s especially welcome with the Holiday season approaching. Woot! is one of the top sites for daily deals and if you’re a frequent shopper, you will want to check out Woot Check – Daily Deals by GT Media, LLC. Now if you aren’t familiar with woot!, it’s a site that offers one item for certain categories each day at the lowest price that you will find anywhere. The prices are good till midnight central time each day or until the inventory is depleted. The next day it starts all over again.
I don’t know about you, but I love simple apps that give you the information quickly and easily. Woot Check does just that. Just open the app and you will be presented with full screen deals from all the major Woot categories: Today’s woot!, tech!, home!, sport!, kids!, shirt!, wine!, and sellout! It even has the community sources deals plus the Moofi deals. Just swipe between each category, it’s as simple as that.
Humble Bundle for Android 4 has arrived with six awesome mobile and desktop titles. You can pay whatever you want to support developers and charities for these five titles:
- Crayon Physics
- RTS Eufloria
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
- Waking Mars
If that’s not enough, if you pay more than the average price at the time of your visit, you will also get Machinarium. At the time of this post, the average is $5.51 and over 18,000 bundles has already been sold, and it just started. All games are compatible with Android, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. If you were to buy all these games separately it would cost $119, but you can name your price. Plus, you can allocate part of your purchase to the Electronic Foundation (Internet freedom non-profit) and the Child’s Play Charity (providing technology & games for kids in hospitals). Previous Humble Bundles has generated more than $7,550,000 for charity.
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