Another World 20th Anniversary Edition Now Available in the Google Play Store

A couple weeks ago we told you guys about the Another World 20th Anniversary Edition game and that it was heading to Android. Well the day has finally arrived and you retro gamers can now get your Lester on! Released just yesterday, Another World (aka. Out Of This World) is now available for $4.99 in the Google Play store. In case you have never heard of this game before, you play as young Lester, a physics researcher who is transported into another world populated by humanoid creatures. Your goal? To get out alive!

The developer says this game “has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike for its cinematic effects in the graphics, sound and cut scenes”. Based on the demo video and knowing this was created in the 90′s I would have to agree, the graphics are pretty cool and it looks like a fun game to play on an Android device. It is even optimized for the Xperia Play. Now before the thought of 90′s graphics scare you away you should know that they have completly reworked the game so that it’s now in HD. It’s a huge advancement from the original! Jump past the break to check out the demo video, game features, and download links.
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[Leak] Another possible Galaxy S III press shot surfaces

The Galaxy S III has got to be the most anticipated phone right now. Remember the buzz for the Galaxy Nexus? Well things are heading in that direction all over again because it seems like every day brings a new rumor or leak. The latest one comes from Reddit which is a supposed press shot. This pic above is actually a brightened version of the original leak, which you can see by heading to the first source link below.

Lets first look at what this image shows us. It’s pretty thin, which is obviously what everyone is expecting anyway, but in looking at the side image (to the left), it appears that it has an elevated greyish/silver bezel to protect the screen. Speaking of the bezel, there really isn’t much of one. It appears to have a large speaker at the bottom which suggests stereo sound, and it also has a dedicated camera button. You will also notice the main front home button which suggests this would be the international version, but there could also be capacitive buttons to either side that are unlit.


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PocketESN Checks Those Pesky Used Phone ESN Statuses

You’re in the market for a new phone but it’s not time for an upgrade what do you do? Well if you’re like me you head on over to Craigslist or Ebay to see if you can snag a deal on a newer phone. You eventually find one and order it. You’re excited when it gets there, that is, until you go to activate it. You’ve just discovered that you’ve been burned as that advertised “clean” ESN is locked and the phone you just paid for is unusable. Sadly this is becoming more of a common occurrence. Well thanks to Justin Case and Cunning Logic this problem should look to be a thing of the past as the PocketESN app will help you in those dealings. Right now it only works with CDMA networks and the following are supported:

Motorola DROID Pro Smartphone Receives Software Update

Motorola DROID Pro owners certainly have a happy start to their weekends. MOTO has officially pushed out a new build called software version 4.7.3.XT610 and includes fixes while addressing the the following:

  • Improved security with DigiNotar security patch.
  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
  • Device will no longer lockup or reset after an Over the Air update.
  • Device will no longer automatically power on after it has been powered off.
  • Pressing the spacebar key will no longer cause the device to lockup.
  • Improvements to keyboard backlighting.
  • Smart Forwarding will no longer cause forwarded messages to remain in the Outbox
  • V CAST Apps is now updated to version 2.00.54.
  • VZ Navigator is now updated to version 7.2.0.461

Seems like MOTO is sticking by their word to ensure the best quality for its current devices, doesn’t it? The update is rolling out in stages so if you don’t get it right away, just be patient and know that it will be here sooner than later.

source: Verizon

Sprint Parts Ways With LightSquared, Returns $65 Million

Sprint and LightSquared had entered into an 11-year agreement last June to share network expansion costs if LightSquared could get regulatory approval for its LTE rollout plan. LightSquared was debating with the FCC about alleged GPS interference on the 1.6 GHz spectrum, and Sprint had given them a six-week deadline to sort it all out. Well, the six weeks is now up, and Sprint has decided to terminate the agreement, saying the following:

“…due to these unresolved issues, and subject to the provisions of the agreement, Sprint has elected to exercise its right to terminate the agreement announced last summer. We remain open to considering future spectrum hosting agreements with LightSquared, should they resolve these interference issues, as well as other interested spectrum holders…

…Per the terms of the agreement, Sprint has returned $65 million in prepayments LightSquared made to cover costs that were not ultimately incurred by Sprint.”

Full press release after the break.


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HTC One X Webpage Up On Virgin Mobile

The smartphone with the most buzz at Mobile World Congress this year was probably the HTC One X. With its Tegra 3 Quad-Core (dual-core Snapdragon S4 in the U.S.), 720p HD screen, and ImageSense technology, it’s a monster of a phone. Australian carrier Optus will be carrying it, and now it looks as if Virgin Mobile has outed its intentions with a fresh new webpage for the device.

The page mentions to check back in early April for updates, and to follow @VirginMobileAus on Twitter to find out when the HTC One X will be in stock and available to order.

I’m looking forward to when this phone arrives on Sprint in the U.S., and when it does, I will have a hard time deciding between it and the Sprint Galaxy Nexus. Not a bad problem to have.

source: virginmobile
via:  ausdroid

 

Call of Duty ELITE Tablet App Coming

Call of Duty ELITE is a premium service for players of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Activision launched a mobile app for ELITE members on iOS and Android, and it has been installed over 2 million times. With the success of the smartphone app, Activision is now working on a tablet version for both platforms.

According to Activision Product Director Noah Heller, they are “working on the tablet app right now, I can’t tell you much about it but what I can tell you is that it will be a truly native, customized application for the tablet, it’s not just a simple port.

Optimized for a tablet’s larger screen, the app will most likely feature all the features of the smartphone app, and Heller didn’t deny the possibility of having live Heat Maps on the tablet while playing the game on your console or PC.  You’ll need an ELITE account and a copy of Modern Warfare 3 on your console or computer to use the app. No other information is currently available, but we’ll be sure to post any news as we hear it.

Any ELITE members with tablets looking forward to this? Leave a comment!

source: t3
via: androidcentral

Huawei’s Ascend D Quad XL – Perhaps World’s Fastest Smartphone Indeed

The Nvidia Tegra 3, Qualcomm S4, and now the Apple A5X…all of these beastly new quad chipsets claim to be the best. Don’t make any judgement yet. There’s another contender here to join the fray, and it just may be a winner. I’m referring to Huawei’s K3V2. Developed in house by Huawei, this quad core monster comes in 1.2 & 1.5 gigahertz configurations and features a 16 core GPU. For those of you keeping track at home, that’s 4 more than the Tegra 3. From the look of these benchmarks, it makes a difference.
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CyanogenMod 9 improves security for root users

As Android continues to become more and more popular, coupled with the open-source nature of the software, the need for higher security is on everyone’s mind. In the past, flashing a custom ROM, such as CyanogenMod 7, would automatically enable root access to your phone, leaving your phone immediately vulnerable to potential security threats. Along with the risks came the freedom to customize your phone like no other mobile software could offer. Now with the most recent CyanogenMod 9, CM has merged 3 patches into their latest ROM that will disable automatic root access as default. Users will now have the following root options:

  • Disabled
  • Enabled for ADB only
  • Enabled for apps only
  • Enabled for both

So will this be a welcome change in the root community? In what situations would you make use of this new function? Let us know what’s on your mind in the comments.

Source: CyanogenMod