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Granny Smith Gets Updated To Include New Space Levels


The game that encourages gamers to fight Apple thieves has recently been updated to be bigger and better. In the latest update, Granny Smith will not only chase those darn apple thieves through terrestrial surroundings, but she will be taking off to space to try to save the day and save her apples. Game developer Mediocre has found a way to incorporate 12 new levels, which gives the game even more longevity than it already had before.

Granny Smith version 1.1.0 is now available for Android 2.3+ devices now in the Play Store. So if you’re interested in a unique gaming experience, hit the Play Store link below or scan the QR code to get in on the action.



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Build your own Android PC with the Via Technologies APC

Do you have $49, a bit of tech savvy and a creative mind? If so then how does building your own Android based PC sound! VIA Technologies‘ Neo-ITX bare-bones Android PC provides you with everything you need to get started, all you need to do is provide the power supply, any additional accessories and a case.

The miniature chipboard runs Android 2.3 and comes equipped with a 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 2GB internal storage. Connectivity is covered too with an HDMI port, four USB ports, an ethernet port and VGA output. Naturally, as with any PC, you can connect a keyboard, a mouse, speakers and a microphone.

The APC is currently up for pre-order and is due to ship early in July however due to high demand it is currently sold out. You can always register your e-mail address on the website if you’d like to be notified as to when there’s new stock. Click the link below to get going.


Source: VIA Technologies

Lamborghini Unveils Luxury Android Phone and Tablet

Lamborghini has unveiled three own-branded phones and one own-branded tablet in Russia. That’s right. The Italian sports car manufacturer will produce these luxury devices. What’s more interesting is that the tablet and one of the handsets will run on Android.

The Lamborghini TL700 Android handset runs on Android 2.3 and features:

  • 3.7 inch WVGA sapphire crystal display
  • Qualcomm processor of unknown speed
  • 5MP rear camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 4GB of internal memory
  • 1,400 mAh battery
The case is made of expensive materials as you might expect, including gold and crocodile skin. The TL700 will run about $2,750.

HTC Vivid ICS Update Brings Up To 66 Percent Improvement Over Vivid With Gingerbread

You remember that ICS Update for the HTC Vivid smartphone we mentioned last week? Not only did it bring improved sound quality to the device, it’s also brought better overall performance of the device. VentureBeat reports the device with Android 4.0 may be seeing up to 66 percent faster than when the device operated on Android 2.3. This makes the Vivid the first device outside of the Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. to not only feature ICS, but to show the benefits of the updated software through measurable performance. Read on to see the direct comparison of Android 2.3 vs. Android 4.0 on the Vivid smartphone. Read more

Motorola MOTOLUXE on sale in the UK

It seems Motorola was so keen to get it’s new MOTOLUXE to consumers in the UK that it’s decided to release the fashion friendly, budget smart phone a day earlier than scheduled. Earlier today, UK retailer Clove updated it’s website to confirm that the MOTOLUXE is in stock and ready for purchase.

As a quick reminder, the Motorola MOTOLUXE is an Android Gingerbread device featuring a 4″ touchscreen with a 480 x 854 resolution, there’s a 800 mhz processor and 512mb of RAM powering the phone and an 8mp camera for you image enthusiasts out there.

Ready to be a trendsetter in the UK? Then you better head on over to Clove today before the rest of the country jump on the bandwagon.


source : Clove




Archos Announces Arnova 8b G2 – A Buttonless 8″ Value Tablet

Archos is known for their low-cost tablet options, and their Arnova line is one of the most affordable. Remember when they were giving away an Arnova 10 G2 tablet when subscribing to a digital Philadelphia newspaper? Well Archos just announced a new 8″ slate called the Arnova 8b G2. This is essentially a small update to the Arnova 8 G2. The listed specs are as follows:

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Motorola’s MOTOLUXE budget smartphone heads to the UK

2012 promises to be an interesting year for Motorola. Ever since Google confirmed their buyout of Motorola Mobility back in Q.3 last year, Android enthusiasts worldwide have been speculating what may come from the partnership. Already this year we’ve seen seen confirmation of the much anticipated Droid 4 and next up is the cheap and cheerful, MOTOLUXE.

Motorola is touting the Motoluxe as an affordable handset for the fashion conscious. This Android 2.3 handset sports a 4″ screen with a resolution of 480 x 854. There’s an 800 mhz processor and 512mb of RAM in the engine room. There’s also an 8mp camera on board to make sure you can get a quality HD snap of that new Prada outfit you’ll no doubt be ordering alongside the phone.

Amazon and Clove are Motorola’s partners of choice for this red-carpet ready beauty, with prices starting from as little as £250!
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Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Under $200 Again, Today Only

With more and more budget conscious tablets coming out, such as the Kindle Fire or Nook tablet, the sub $300 tablet is no longer a myth. Folks are combing the internet looking for deals on tablets. Well if you’re one of those folk looking for a good deal on an Android tablet, Lenovo is selling the IdeaPad A1 for only $199.20 at its online store. This isn’t the first time that this device has dropped below the $200 mark as Lenovo did the same in both September and October. However a lower price does come at a, well, price. It has the following features: Read more

Samsung Releases Smaller Galaxy Player 3.6 in South Korea

Fresh off the September announced and released Galaxy Player, Samsung announced that they will be launching a smaller version of their Android toting media device. This will be sold along with already announced 4-inch and 5-inch models. This one, dubbed Galaxy Player 3.6 (YP-GS1) will be released in South Korea and has the following specs: Read more

Samsung Says No on ICS “Value Pack” for Galaxy S and Original Galaxy Tab

Man, when the Galaxy Nexus was first debuted with Ice Cream Sandwich it looked amazing (still does). However you’re an owner of a Samsung Galaxy S or an original Galaxy Tab and your contract isn’t up for a while. Maybe it is, but you’re thinking to yourself that you love the Galaxy S hardware or you love that little tablet and that maybe if you hope really hard Samsung will grace your device with Ice Cream Sandwich. Well even with hope sometimes we don’t get what we want, as you well know, Samsung made it clear that the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab wouldn’t be seeing the awesome, new Android 4.0 OS. Well, that was until they back pedaled and rumors were flying about that these devices would  see it or that they may receive a “value pack” that would give the best features of ICS without the need for a full update instead.

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