Featured Android Game Review: Kids Mosaic [Brain & Puzzle]


If you’re looking for something really cool for the child in the house, then give Kids Mosaic a try. From Top Float, it’s a brain and puzzle game, but it will also inspire creativity. Just in case you aren’t familiar with what a mosaic is, it’s a picture that is created by many small colored pieces such as the images above. Kids Mosaic features two modes: Game and Free Play. The Game mode is the more puzzle-like of the two. Your child can choose from up to thirty different stock images. They will be presented with the template but the colors will be of a slightly different shade. Your child will need to move the appropriate colored pieces to the appropriate spots to complete the image. As they get more proficient, they can turn off the template to make things a little harder.

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More DROID ULTRA images surface


With a Motorola press event only days away, there has been a definite uptick in activity related to non-Moto X Phone leaks, with the latest set of images being for the Motorola DROID ULTRA slated to launch on the Verizon network. Since a landing page, sans images, appeared on the motorola.com site for the DROID ULTRA, folks have been on the lookout for the device. Earlier today we reported on an image of a white smartphone alleged to be the DROID ULTRA according to the source.

The latest images purporting to be the DROID ULTRA come to us thanks to @evleaks and show both the front and back of the device. We can see the case has a carbon fiber look to it on this black version of the device. Adorning the back is the DROID name, a subdued Motorola logo and the Verizon logo. The front of the device appears to be devoid of any marketing images or text giving it a very clean look. Whether the new DROID ULTRA maintains that look on this black version, or even the red version, is unclear as the white version of the phone appeared to have a small Motorola logo in the top left corner on the screen.

source: The Unlocker

Latest CyanogenMod nightlies allow Google Voice users to send texts through any messaging app



With each forthcoming CyanogenMod update, we see more and more welcome additions to the popular ROM— further solidifying it as perhaps the most complete ROM out there. To that end, CM’s Koushik Dutta recently confirmed that he and his team have figured out a way to actually send Google Voice messages with a more traditional SMS app:

“The app will sync your existing Google Voice messages into your messaging store. New Google SMS will be received as if it were a normal SMS. When you send a message out from your messaging app, it goes out via Google Voice.”

So there you have it folks— one of the long awaited Google Voice features is finally here for CM users. You folks getting giddy yet?

source: Koushik Dutta+


Rovio Stars to release new Android game Tiny Thief on July 11th

tiny thief

Rovio Stars, the new third party company owned by the famous Rovio, will be releasing their first Android game on July 11th. It’s titled Tiny Thief and blends puzzle, stealth, and RPG elements together to create what looks to be a great medieval-themed mobile time-waster. The game boasts 50 different characters to talk to across 30 separate stages with over 100 items to collect.

No word on pricing, but we’ll find out in a few days.

source: Droid Gamers

Techno Source unveils kid-friendly line of Kurio tablets to be pre-sold exclusively at Toys”R”Us

Kurio 7s User Interface_Techno Source

Techno Source, famous for their Kurio kid-friendly 7-inch tablet, is following up their success with an entire Kurio line of devices. The new Kurio tablets will come in either 4-inch, 7-inch, or 10-inch sizes, and are appropriately titled the Kurio 4s, Kurio 7s, and Kurio 10s, respectively. The tablets will feature the latest in Android, running 4.2.2 out of the box as well as a large suite of parental control apps and some free family-friendly content. Pricing ranges from $100 to $229, depending on the screen size you want. You can preorder the tablets online only at Toys”R”Us. The 4s and 7s will be sold at various retailers in September, but the 10s will be a Toys “R” Us exclusive through 2013.

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Could Samsung be planning to launch four versions of the Galaxy Note III at the same time?

Samsung Galaxy Note III

Samsung is fond of producing several different versions of their devices to reach different market segments. The pending release of the Samsung Galaxy Note III could represent a significant change in how Samsung goes about doing this though. According to reports from Korean web site ET News, Samsung is preparing to release four different versions of the Galaxy Note III at the same time. Unlike other smartphone models, the different devices will not have different names to distinguish them like the Samsung Galaxy S 4 versus Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini versus Samsung Galaxy S 4 Activ. All of the devices will be Galaxy Note III models and they will all be released at the same time.  The differences in the models will be in items like screen sizes, types of screens, camera hardware or the chassis material. Core components like the processor or amount of memory included will be consistent throughout all of the devices. Read more

How to backup or transfer photos from your Android phone to the cloud or desktop computer


Smartphones make for great point-and-shoot camera replacements, which means many people use their phones exclusively to take all of their photos and keep up with memories. The problem with that is that phones can easily get lost or stolen, SD cards can go bad or any number of things that can cause you to lose months or years of pictures unexpectedly. In this guide, we’re going to go over how to backup your pictures, just in case you run into some data loss down the road.

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ZTE U988S images leak, could be world’s first Tegra 4-powered handset


A little while ago a ZTE phone with a 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 processor made its way through AnTuTu benchmarks. Today, that device has shown its face in the form of the ZTE U988S, and when launched, it will be the first handset available that is powered by Tegra’s new beast of a processor.


On top of having that 1.8 GHz Tegra 4, the U988S also packs 2 GB of RAM and a microSD card slot under the hood, a 5″ Full HD 1080p display with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera on the outside. At around 9-millimeters thick, ZTE’s new device is rather slim. No word on an official name for the phone, but it is reported as running Android 4.2.1.


Source: Phone Arena

Nexus 7 price goes down to $179.99, new model on the way?

Nexus 7

The Google Nexus 7 is the standard, in terms of affordable tablets. Today it becomes even more affordable, as Staples has slashed its price to $199.99 for the 32GB version, and $179.99 for the 16GB device. As a reminder, the Nexus 7 has a 1280 x 800-pixel LCD display and runs on a Tegra 3 quad-core processor with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and constant updates.

The Nexus 7 is almost a year old now, so could the price cut be signifying a new model on the way? I’d think so. Hold off if you’re in the market for a new tablet to wait and see what the Nexus 7’s successor has to offer before making a decision.

source: Staples 16GB | Staples 32GB
via: Phone Arena

HTC One “Google Edition” passes Bluetooth SIG again, this time with Android 4.3 and Bluetooth 4.0 LE


HTC’s flagship device, the HTC One, has made its way through Bluetooth SIG again, this time its the “Google Edition” and its running Android 4.3. As we can tell from the model number (PN071) this is a stock device available exclusively from the Google Play Store.

As to why this phone is going through Bluetooth SIG again, its likely related to Android 4.3’s inclusion of the exciting new Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Low Energy), which allows phones to sync with everything from your Bluetooth headset to heart monitors and the like. Bluetooth 4.0 LE is also said to be far more efficient on battery life.

Are any of our readers planning on snagging a “Google Edition” HTC One, or does this news just get you more excited to get your hands on Android 4.3. Let us know in the comments!

Via: Phone Arena
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