Gain Cool Effects For Your Home Screen With Voscillate Live-Wallpaper

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Next up on the list of “cool as hell” backgrounds is Voscillate Live Wallpaper by developer Polymorphic Dissociation (cool name).  The Live Wallpaper offers the color centric in you a cool customizable arrangement of colors that neatly swirl about on your home screen, overlapping and intertwining with each other.  You can choose from 1 to 10 different emitters going at once and can even change their frame rates slowing them down or speeding them up.  The developer also adds the ability to place the emitters in “Wild Mode”, which allows you to change the particle movement behavior.  You can choose from two different colors at a time as you pick the one you want with the built in color pallet.  Overall, the effects are neat and you can really have fun with it as you show it off to your iPhone friends who’ll most likely ask you “what is a live wallpaper?”.  If you’re ready to give it a try, you can head on over to the Android Market or feel free to check out the QR code below for an added convenience.  And don’t forget to let us know what you think of the Live Wallpaper in addition to providing feedback to the developer so as to improve the application.  Hit the break from some extra screen shots and for some more info from the developer.   » Read the rest

Amazon UK Reschedules Galaxy Nexus Availability to December 2nd

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Uh, oh. Apparently Amazon UK jumped the gun on when the SIM free Samsung Galaxy Nexus would become available. The originally planned availability date of November 17th for pre-orders has been changed, the new availability date is now December 2nd. This is a bit odd as Samsung has already confirmed Nov. 17 as the official UK launch so you could most likely expect to see it available through other vendors then. If you have already placed your order, unfortunately you will have to wait until the beginning of next month to receive shipment. This isn’t the first time Amazon UK has flubbed the date so anything could happen between now and then.

Any of you readers placed an order already?

[via Phandroid]

DROID RAZR Wallpapers Available for Download

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In light of our new DROID RAZR contest, I figured I would help you get even more excited by sharing the RAZR’s wallpapers with you. All of the images are really good quality and could make any device look stellar. There are about 26 wallpapers total so I am sure you will find something you like. The themes range from peaceful nature scenes to all-out colorful abstracts. The picture above is the one I am rocking on my device right now. Oh yeah, you didn’t think Moto would leave out the DROID themed ones did you? Those are there too.

Here are a few more to give you an idea, hit the download link below to check them all out. All of the wallpapers are packaged nicely in a zip file thanks to our friends at Droid Life.

[via Droid Life]

Quick Look At Amazon’s Free App Of The Day: 3D Bio Ball HD

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Amazon has done it again with another very good selection for their free app of the day. 3D Bio Ball HD is an awesome throw back of Marble Madness for me. As a kid I loved that game, and now that I am older it is really nice to see a game like 3D Bio Ball HD. Now even though this game is different from Marble Madness on the old NES. It is one of the better labyrinth-style games on the Android platform.

The game opens up with your choice of campaign or quick play mode. I suggest you start with campaign mode as it gives you the much needed tutorial as well as the story line of the game. I use traverse the playing field, you are given objects to collect like; bolts and coins that can later be used in the shop to upgrade your Bio Ball. As with all labyrinth-style games there are obstacles to watch out for and I’m not just talking about holes in the floor, they got creative on this one! Check out the images after the break. » Read the rest

Asus Delays Transformer Prime to December, ICS on Board

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For all of you Asus Transformer fans we have some good and bad news for you. The November 9th launch date for the Transformer Prime has been pushed back to sometime in December. Yes, this is a bummer dudes. I too was looking forward to some NVIDIA quad-core tablet goodness sometime this month.

But, on the other hand, the good news is that apparently Google is willing to help Asus in preparing the tablet so that it ships with ICS on board at launch. That’s cool, right?! We will just have to wait it out for about another month because you know the big G wants their Galaxy Nexus to be the first to arrive on scene rocking the new Android 4.o operating system. And by the way things have been lately, we all should be used to this waiting game by now… or at least expect it.

[via DigiTimes]

Microsoft Targets Huawei For Android Profits

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Microsoft continues to find new ways to make money. As if the side change Microsoft currently makes off Android wasn’t enough, they are squaring their sights on a new target. Chinese manufacturer Huawei announced at a London event that ”Microsoft has come to us”. In addition, Chief Marketing Officer Victor Xu goes even further by confirming that “negotiations are in progress”, meaning Huawei will soon be added to the growing list of companies paying licensing fees to Redmond’s giant.

Microsoft sure knows how to take advantage of a good thing. Considering that upcoming mouth-watering tablet Huawei is coming up with, it’s easy to see why Microsoft would want to sink in on potentially new profits. Here’s hoping that little purchase of Motorola Mobility by Google helps Android manufacturers fight back against Microsoft sooner than later.

[via Guardian by Engadget]

Win a DROID RAZR from Talk Android and Verizon Wireless (Updated)

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UPDATE: We have a winner. See our announcement post here.

This Friday one of the sexiest and thinnest smartphones will become available on Verizon Wireless. Of course, with any DROID release there is a major contest hosted by @DroidLanding. It already began last week, but don’t worry it’s not too late. It appears the operative has secured 4 safes that each contain a DROID RAZR and Talk Android was one of the lucky blogs to receive one (pictured above).

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T-Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Available Nov 16th

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For all of you wanting to get your hands on a honeycomb device but not wanting an 8.9-inch or 10.1-inch device, you’re in luck.  Well, if you’re on T-Mobile you are anyway.  T-Mobile has announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus with a release date of Nov 16th and a price tag of $249.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate on a 2yr contract.  The device sports Android 3.2 Honeycomb with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 3 meg camera (come on!), 2 meg front facing cam and of course Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.  As the name implies, the device will sport a 7-inch capacitive touch display with a 1024 x 600 res which should render beautifully on a small device like this.  And though the original device was WiFi only, this baby comes with T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ technology (broadband data plan required).  For more information check out T-Mo’s page where you can sign up for updates on the device and don’t forget to check out the full press release after the break.   » Read the rest

U.S. Cellular Offers Samsung Repp and Trade-In Offer

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U.S. Cellular is offering the Samsung Repp as one of their newest offerings to the masses. The Repp sports a 3.2″ HVGA LCD touchscreen, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3 MP Camera/Camcorder, and is Wi-Fi capable.

Now even though this isn’t a powerhouse phone. It will get most ordinary tasks done and play some decent games as well. The big picture here is, they are offering to buy your old phone for up to $150.  So if you’re in need of a new phone that just fits your basic needs and need to save a little cash, check out U.S Cellular, they may be able to help.

Check out the source to see all the details for the Repp as well as the trade-In offer. Does this look like an enticing offer to you? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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