Make Serenity Yours With Sun Rise Free Live Wallpaper For Android

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It’s that time again, time to scour the Android Market for a decent Live Wallpaper.  Next in line to make the “decent wallpaper” list is Sun Rise Live Wallpaper for Android.  Nothing beats a nice looking and serene background on your device to stare at when you’ve had a long hard day.  Let the soft warm colors take you in on that long train ride home.  The Live Wallpaper offers you a “fresh and spectacular animated scene of the morning sky…” in addition to complete customization, allowing you to change settings such as the morning birds.

This live wallpaper features tree silhouette, on top of a morning sky background with soft cloud moving, birds flying, and rainbow appearing occasionally.

If that doesn’t sound peaceful to you, I don’t know what will.  In addition, you can access a whole slew of settings like speed, direction and having a rainbow show up on your screen when an incoming SMS arrives.  Ready to try it out?  You can head on over to the Android Market for the download or check out the QR code available below.  And as always, don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Atari Greatest Hits Lands in the Android Market

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If you enjoy playing retro arcade games from the comfort of, well… anywhere, then you are in luck! Atari Greatest Hits, the iOS smash hit, has already received over 3.5 million downloads in the App Store and is now available for download on Android devices, both tablets and smartphones.

Arriving in the Android Market with a 100 title catalogue, Atari Greatest Hits promises hours of old-school entertainment. The mother app is free to download and includes one free Atari game, Missile Command. If you want to add more titles to your collection they will run you $0.99 for a bundle of four or you have the option to buy all 25 packs for a mere $9.99. This is a great deal for that many titles but, one thing to keep in mind, the download is a hefty 42MB and may be a bit much for those of you who are low on storage. Some users are also reporting problems with the game controls, something that will most likely be addressed by the devs in the first update.

Within the app you will find all the great games from the 70′s and 80′s like Asteroids and Centipede, you’re bound to find ones that will bring back some great memories. I wont go on listing all the games here in this article, but you can head to the Android Market for the full low down. We have included screenshots, the Atari promo video, download links and the press release after the break, so be sure to check it out!

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HTC promises Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for eight devices

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HTC made a statement yesterday via Facebook on their intentions for the Ice Cream Sandwich update. A lot of us were wondering what HTC was going to do since Sense will pose a big challenge. If HTC can delivery ICS to these eight devices by early 2012, that would be remarkable. HTC is a dedicated company so I wouldn’t be surprised, and from the title of the post, they are leading us to believe this is just the beginning.

Our first wave of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) updates for HTC handsets

HTC knows how excited our fans are to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, so we’re thrilled today to announce the first wave of HTC phones that will receive upgrades: We can confirm the brand new HTC Vivid is upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in early 2012 to a variety of devices including the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE, as well as the HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G through close integration with our carrier partners. We’re continuing to assess our product portfolio, so stay tuned for more updates on device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is officially announced

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Today in New York City, Barnes & Noble unveiled the Nook Tablet which will go head to head with the Amazon Kindle Fire. As expected from the leak last week, the price will be $249, but the release date is one day later – November 17.   One other big difference is the processor. Last week’s leak showed a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP, but it’s actually a 1.0GHz dual core. Unknown at the time was RAM, and today they revealed that it will be 1GB, which is more than enough.

As reported, it will have a 7-inch VividView display, 16GB of storage with the ability to increase it by another 32GB via microSD, and support for Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Pandora. Battery life is expected to reach 11.5 hours of reading time or nine hours of video viewing.

So its Amazon vs Barnes & Noble this holiday season. Any predictions?

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Verizon roadmap shows week of November 21 for Samsung Galaxy Nexus release, Motorola XOOM 2 to release on November 30

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I know everyone is excited to hear something official on the release date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon Wireless. Although we do have some news, nothing is concrete.

The latest Verizon roadmap (pictured above) shows w/o of 11/21 for the Galaxy Nexus. This can be taken two ways. There is some speculation that it means “web only”, but I think it means “week of”. We’re also told that this document is a work-in-progres so it isn’t final.

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Google’s Eric Schmidt: Apple Siri Poses “Competitive Threat”

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Google’s chairman looks to be proclaiming Google’s humility by asserting Apple’s “competitive threat”. Apple Insider reports Eric Schmidt responded to questions from the senators after a hearing in September. Schmidt writes “even in the few weeks since the hearing, Apple has launched an entirely new approach to search technology with Siri, its voice-activated search and task-completion service built into the iPhone 4S”. When addressing his previous statement in September 2010 where he denies Apple and Facebook were a “competitive threat”, Schmidt goes on to say “my statement was clearly wrong… Apple’s Siri is a significant development– a voice-activated means of accessing answers through iPhones that demonstrates the innovations in search”. » Read the rest

[Leak] Motorola Corvair – Android Tablet for Your TV Room

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Motorola has sure been busy lately with the development of new Android tablets. A recent leak shows not only another tablet in the works, but an Android tablet/interactive TV remote combo thingy. The Motorola Corvair, as it’s being dubbed, is a 6-inch tablet designed for your TV room and apparently wants to make TV time more interesting.

Our pals over at The Verge got their hands on some leaked images and claim to know that the device is already being tested by cable providers. The packaging calls the device a “dedicated controller,” but at the same time shows the tablet’s UI on the TV screen, leading us to believe it can be used to watch and stream media all the while functioning as a universal remote. Motorola has been making cable boxes for a while now and maybe this is the ultimate way to interact with them. Who knows what other brand set top boxes this will work with – if any. This all makes perfect sense because if you will notice, there are power and volume buttons located on the front of the device. » Read the rest

Android Insider Confirms Android 4.0 update for EVO 3D and Galaxy S II – More to Come

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Yesterday, during an Android gathering in LA, LA Gadgets Examiner confirmed with an Android insider that Google, HTC and Samsung are doing everything they can to bring Android 4.0 to their smartphones. The EVO 3D and Galaxy S II were specifically mentioned as scheduled to receive the update sometime next month.

Another bit of interesting news revealed, Samsung plans to release a new 3D smartphone at the end of the first quarter in 2012, despite the meager sales of current 3D devices. We will definitely keep our eyes peeled for this one. Hopefully, Sammy will shed a new light on 3D smartphone technology.

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MSN Malware App In Market and How Users Can Identify Malware Apps

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So you’re interested in looking for a new app, but don’t know where to go or where to start? You go to the Android Market of course where you’re free to view thousands of available apps straight from countless developers! Sadly though, Android owners must remember to take great caution when checking out apps. As great as Android’s liberal policies for apps are, the policies may be a little too loose at times, allowing for questionable and suspect malware apps to sneak onto the Market. You might remember back in August how we pointed out McAfee reported the Android OS being the most popular target for mobile malware developers. While it’s unlikely most Android users will actually be affected by an infected app, the threat of your device becoming affected is still very much a reality. Artem Russakovski of Android Police shares this threat that will certainly raise an eyebrow or two. Read on about this noteworthy discovery and how to protect yourselves from something like this after the break. » Read the rest

Clear Images Leaked of Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Arc HD

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It’s a good thing that Sony Ericsson has decided to abandon all other smartphone platforms and focus mainly on our beloved Android operating system. Although amidst a buyout by Sony, the company has managed to create it’s first dual-core Android device, the Xperia Arc HD, and images of the device recently showed up on the web. This thing looks pretty nice, if the rumored specs are true, Sony will have a hot product on their hands.

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