Verizon Issues List Of Known Issues To Corporate Store Employees That Do Not Automatically Qualify Owners For Replacement Devices

It’s no secret the Verizon Galaxy Nexus is a great phone, but owners of the phone have reported its fair share of issues. Well it looks like Verizon Wireless is fully aware of the device having a boatload of issues, mostly minor while others are potentially major. While Verizon has identified many issues currently plaguing the phone, the carrier has provided the list of the known issues to its corporate store employees and highlights these issues with the Galaxy Nexus does not automatically qualify owners for a replacement phone. Naturally if you purchased the phone in the last 14 days or if you were fortunate to have signed on for extended replacement time–you should be able to exchange the phone if you so choose to. Among the issues highlighted are email, operations, signal strength meter, security lock and Hotspot issues. Hit the break for the full laundry list of issues issued from Verizon directly.
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[Leak] AT&T branded Galaxy Note press shot with NFC onboard surfaces

Ever since Samsung announced the Galaxy Note for Europe, Android freaks in the U.S. have been begging for a release stateside. Thanks to the FCC, we know it’s on the way and will land on AT&T soon. The above press shot gives us further evidence, but there’s even more good news as it looks like it will have NFC onboard, at least according to the following specification list:

  • 5.29″WXGA Super AMOLED (C-type touch), Full Touch Bar
  • Android OS: Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 21M + HSPA, LTE
  • 8MP AF with LED flash, 2MP Camera Front
  • HD Recording (1080) / MHL ver1.0
  • A-GPS, GLONASS / BT v3.0 + HS / USB v2.0 / WiFi (802.11 a / b / g / n) / OTG
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Light, Gyro sensor, Barometer
  • TouchWiz 4.0 for Android, Multistage, Augmented Reality, Integrated phonebookwith SNS, IM, Email, Face Recognition, etc.
  • WiFi calling, Qik
  • NFC
Now we just want to know when it will be released? Hopefully we will find out more at CES or at least get our hands on a working demo.
[via sammobile]

Grand Theft Auto 3 PC Mods discovered to work on Android Counterpart

Many of the popular alternative textures and mods to vehicles and buildings in Grand Theft Auto 3 for PC have recently been found to transfer quite easily to the newly released anniversary edition for Android.In fact, one simply places  the modified  files in the  sdcard/android/data/com.rockstar.gta3/files/gta3/ directory (which happens to be the same directory structure as the PC version). Check out the video with some mods in action.

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Gameloft’s Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation is now on sale for $0.99 in the Android Market

I hope everyone has been enjoying Gameloft’s .99 cent sale this New Years Weekend. As we mentioned a couple of days ago, all Gameloft games have been on sale this weekend for .99 cents, but Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation was only promised for a 24 hour period. In case you haven’t been paying attention, it’s available right now. We aren’t sure what time it actually started, so I would grab it by midnight tonight to be on the safe side.

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Update your Galaxy S II GT I9100 to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3

Good news Galaxy S II owners, you can now get in on the sweetness that is Ice Cream Sandwich using build XXKP8. Consequently, we present you with the following step by step guide.

Important:

  • This ROM uses a custom kernel which is unsecured and will void the phone’s warranty.
  • Update your phone at your own risk. Do not hold us liable for any damage arising from your use of this tutorial.
  • This update doesn’t need root access on your device. If you have rooted your phone beforehand, updating it will revoke root access.
  • If you’re using a custom ROM, make sure lag fixes are disabled from Recovery Mode. You can access Recovery Mode by pressing the Volume Down key and Home button (middle key) simultaneously, while pressing the Power button. While in Recovery Mode, select ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ and ‘Wipe Cache partition.’ Then reboot your phone by selecting ‘reboot system.’
  • One final disclaimer. Please note that this is an early, buggy build of ICS and is, thus, not suitable for use as a daily driver. This only works on the international version of the Galaxy S2 and not on the Epic 4G Touch, Skyrocket or other variants.
Prerequisites:
  • Create a backup for your files or transfer all your data on your SD card in case it gets erased or corrupted while updating your phone. Don’t use Samsung KIES in creating a backup.
  • Disable system tools on your computer such as antivirus software, firewall programs, Samsung KIES, and PC suites. These may interfere while updating your phone.
  • Enable USB debugging by going to Settings > Applications > Developemnt > USB Debugging.
Update Time!
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ClockworkMod Creator Koushik Dutta Creates an Undetectable Tether App – No Root Required

Championed by many in the Android community for his work on ClockworkMod Recovery as well as numerous apps in the market including the ever useful ROM Manager, Koushik Dutta continues to churn out useful tools for the community. This time he has presented us with ClockworkMod Tether Alpha, which like other tethering apps allows you to use your phone’s data connection to get internet access on your desktop or laptop. However, his method does not require root. In order to achieve this,  the app will need to install a virtual network adapter on your computer; so there is a PC side install. Alright, so it’s no secret that other rootless tethers exist, so what makes this option stand out? Well, aside from its prominent creator, the app functions as a proxy, and not as a NAT/masquerade solution that other tether solutions use. Dutta acknowledges carriers can still check for http user agent string, but he has already devised ideas to work around that.

At this point I’d like to extend a friendly reminder that this solution is still in an alpha state.  As Dutta writes, “The UI is pretty rough, the icons, and general app design are not final. I am just looking to make sure the underlying services all work properly.”

Downloads just past the break.
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Another Physics Game: “Shoot The Apple” For Android

Looking for your next physics game?  Look no further as Shoot The Apple for Android, a featured app on the Android Market, is sure to claim the spot on your device.  This fun and addictive game allows you to shoot little blue aliens who have fallen madly in love with apples in a fun effort to unite the two.  Shoot these aliens out of a sensitive cannon in the least amount of times to hit the apple and score big.  The power and angle at which you launch your alien depends on where your finger touch point is placed.  The developer has created more than 150 levels for you to stay busy and the game offers a plethora of fun themes during game play such as mechanical trees, weird moons and more.  According to the dev’s page, there’s more to come in a future update, so stay tuned.  Ready to give it a go?  You can head on over to our popular apps database where you’ll also find a QR code available or you can snatch it up on the Android Market.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think about it in the comments below.  Enjoy and don’t forget to hit the break for some more screen shots of the app in action.  
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Pink Samsung Galaxy S II Now On Sale In Taiwan Today

Happy New Year folks!!! What better way to ring in the new year than by seeing the Samsung Galaxy S II receive a pink facelift for the Taiwanese markets today? Samsung has decided to aim this pink variation of the popular phone for the female demographic. Yes, that same 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP and delectable Android 2.3 goodness is now available in pink skin for your sister, girlfriend, wife, etc.

Exciting news indeed. The pink Galaxy S II is in stores now and will sell for for TW$ 21,900 (US$724). Be sure to thank us in the Comments section if any of you end up scoring a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card by buying the cool phone for the women in your lives.

[via Asia Droid]

Happy New Year From The Talk Android Team

Well, the year 2011 has come and gone and Talk Android has seen its finest year yet for everything Android.  We’ve seen a slew of new flagship devices hit the market running and 2012 is showing to be a promising year as well.  We’re highly looking forward to CES, Mobile World Congress, Quad-Core devices and more in the year to come!  We, the entire staff at Talk Android, would especially  like to thank each and every one of our readers and subscribers for making us your number one source for Android apps, news and reviews.  We look forward to delivering even more high quality content in 2012 as well as more prizes and give-away’s to our faithful readers.  We hope you all have a rock’n New Year’s and we’ll see you in 2012!

“Official” Siri for Android App Pulled by Google, No Surprise There

While we are still waiting for Google’s answer to Siri to arrive, that didn’t stop developers from releasing an “official” version of the personal assistant with personality known as Siri for Android this past Wednesday. The developer, Official App, has released an “official” Pinterest app as well, however if you installed these apps you would have seen that they were just redirects to other things; the Siri app redirected you towards the Google Voice Actions and the Pinterest app redirects you to the mobile site. Well it didn’t take long before Google took a look at these apps and decided that they should be pulled. Although the developer didn’t actually try to dupe anyone with the apps. They were quoted to say: 
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