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Dec 11, 2013 - 10:53 AM - by dgstorm
Previously we reported that Nokia had been working on an Android phone prototype before Microsoft decided to swoop in and buy the company. For a while since the announcement of the deal between Microsoft and Nokia there has been media speculation of some sort of "conspiracy" suggesting that former Microsoft employee turned Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, had been working with Microsoft to devalue Nokia so that Microsoft could buy it up at a cheaper price. A new report now suggests that the opposite might have been true. Apparently, Nokia share-holders really wanted Microsoft to save the floundering phone OEM and did everything they could to instigate the sale.
In fact, if this report is true, the Nokia Android prototypes were a a "scare tactic" designed to spur Microsoft into getting off the fence. This low-end Nokia Android device was codenamed Normandy and was simply developed as leverage to facilitate the merger. Here's a quote with more of the details,
The above pic of the Nokia Android Normandy was leaked recently by the famed leaker @evleaks, which gives us the first real glimpse of the device. What do you guys think? Is it possible all of this maneuvering between the two companies was planned by Nokia rather than Microsoft?
Normandy may be the device that Nokia used to bludgeon Microsoft into buying both smartphone and feature phone operations.
Once Nokia had reached the decision to unload its smartphone unit, it was crucial for the company to also find a simultaneous buyer for the low-end feature phone unit. Only that way could Nokia start getting aggressive on pressing its patent claims on rival handset vendors. Exiting phone business completely meant Nokia no longer needed cross-licensing deals that dilute its IP revenue.
Since feature phones face the possibility of imminent sales collapse sometime in 2014 or 2015, finding a buyer for only the budget phone unit was always going to be extremely hard, if not impossible. That meant Microsoft was the only plausible buyer for the low-end handsets.
Normandy may have been a weapon. It may have been the strategic threat used to demonstrate to Microsoft that Nokia was on track to begin Android phone adoption if Microsoft would not play ball.
Dec 11, 2013 - 10:13 AM - by dgstorm
The next game in the Angry Birds universe just hit the Google Play Store and is available for free. It's called Angry Birds Go!, and this one is a kart racer rather than the typical Angry Birds fare. You can race downhill as either the Angry Birds or the Pigs. Keep in mind that this is one of those games where in-app purchases are how it makes its revenue, just in case that matters to you.
Here's a quote from the Google Play Description,
Here's a link to the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ybirdsgo&hl=en
Welcome to downhill racing on Piggy Island! Feel the rush as you fling those freewheeling birds and piggies down the track at breakneck speed – with plenty of twists and turns in a thrilling race to the finish line! But beware! Look out for hazardous roads, mischievous opponents riding your tail and special powers to put the race leader behind the pack. Plus, go from soapbox car to supercar by upgrading your ride! Ready…Set…Angry Birds Go!
FIRST-EVER 3D ANGRY BIRDS WORLD! See the birds and pigs from every angle as Piggy Island comes alive in this rich and colorful 3D world!
RACE AS THE BIRDS OR PIGS! Jump behind the wheel and race as Red, Chuck, Terence, Stella, King Pig, Moustache Pig and many other favorites!
MASTER THE TRACKS! Plenty of racetracks, stunt roads, air courses and off-road races – each throwing big and unexpected challenges your way!
AWESOME SPECIAL POWERS! Smash your opponents off the road and take that winning position thanks to unique special powers for each character!
MANY GAME MODES! Test your skills with super-fun and surprising game modes: Race, Time Boom, Fruit Splat, Champion Chase and Mega Match!
UPGRADE YOUR RIDE! From a homemade soapbox car to a super-fly supercar, with tons of karts and awesome ways to upgrade – yours to earn or purchase!
MUCH MORE TO COME! The race has only just begun – so look out for many more fun things coming your way!
TELEPODS! A groundbreaking new way to play! Now teleport your favorite characters into the race by placing your Angry Birds Go! TELEPODS* figures on your device’s camera!
~~~ToonsTV READY TO GO! The home of the hugely popular Angry Birds Toons animated series, plus many other top-quality videos!
*Availability varies by country. Angry Birds Go! Telepods sold separately and are compatible with select mobile devices. See the full list of supported devices from Hasbro: Angry Birds GO! | Angry Birds Toys - Telepods & Jenga Games | Hasbro
Important Message for Parents
This game may include:
- Direct links to social networking websites that are intended for an audience over the age of 13.
- Direct links to the internet that can take players away from the game with the potential to browse any web page.
- Advertising of Rovio products and also products from select partners.
- The option to make in-app purchases. The bill payer should always be consulted beforehand.
This application may require internet connectivity and subsequent data transfer charges may apply. After the initial download, additional content will be downloaded and this may lead to further data transfer charges.
This game includes paid commercial content from select partners.
Dec 10, 2013 - 4:03 PM - by dgstorm
Ahh, Verizon... how we appreciate your consistency. The Big Red version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 just received a new update. Happily, it fixes quite a few bugs which needed squashing. Sadly, it also adds a hot pocket of new Verizon bloatware to the device as well.
Here's a breakdown of the bug fixes:
- Incoming call displays Picture Me on screen when using Call Waiting
- Handwriting data entry issue for email and SMS messages has been resolved
- Email sync issue has been fixed and connectivity has been improved
- Bluetooth Audio continues after a call is finished
- Mobile Hotspot reliability has been improved
- Samsung keyboard crash issue has been resolved
- Notification Panel responsiveness has been improved
- Connectivity and sound quality improved
Here's a list of the new bloatware:
- New MyInfoZone widget
- VMware app
- An updated version of the Verizon Support & Protection app
- The Verizon Cloud app
Well... at least we can appreciate their desire to take care of those nagging little issues and improve a few features.
The Oppo N1 was released for the United States today, and if you dropped the $599 to order one the next thing you probably need to know is how to root and install recovery on your shiny new device. The Oppo N1 has been producing lots of buzz since it will be the first OEM device with the option to feature CyanogenMod out of the box. The CM option is not yet available but you can go ahead and install it on your own anyhow. To do that you will first need to be rooted and have a custom recovery installed. Before you begin you will need to have the Android SDK installed on your PC and be familiar with adb commands. TWRP Recovery is already available for the device. You will flash the TWRP recovery to your Oppo N1 then you will run the Oppown apk on your device, then simply install chainfire's SuperSU from the play store to your device. For full instructions and download links head to the source link below.
Dec 10, 2013 - 3:00 PM - by pc747
Most Nexus owners bought their device because they wanted a developer device that is super easy to unlock the bootloader and pretty much do whatever they want to their device. If you do own a developer device it is always nice to know how to do things like bootloader unlock and stock image flashing manually. However it can be time consuming to round up all of the necessary files, and if you aren't familiar with the processes you will be spending some time surfing the net trying to find the correct guides and tutorials for your particular device.
The SkipSoft Android Toolkit is the easiest way to Unlock, Root, and flash a custom Recovery to your Nexus device. The latest version of the toolkit has been released by developer "Mskip". The latest version of the toolkit includes support for the latest builds for all supported devices, updated superuser version, updated CWM recovery for the Nexus 5 to the official 188.8.131.52 version, added the information/help section to the model/build section screen to view information easier, added more text throughout the toolkit to clarify parts, and other minor bugfixes. Head to the link below for the download.
Jolla was announced back in May and along with the new device a new Operating System, Sailfish OS, was also introduced to us. Many Android users were excited about the news of an all new experience, and began to seek out ways to possibly get this on their own device through way of a Rom or Port. Jolla has already been made available to the European market. Soon we will be able to get a taste of the Sailfish OS on our Android devices according to the Jolla CEO Tomi Pienimaki who said in an interview, "That is the plan. We are on device business and OS business, It is fairly easy to install the OS on Android devices."
Tomi went on to explain that custom OS firmware is mainstream in other countries like China. He stated that over half of Chinese consumers update their own outdated devices with custom firmware. The plan is to distribute their OS through popular websites where consumers can download and flash Sailfish on their own. So far the only thing that may hold back many consumers from using Sailfish is the fact that it doesn't yet support LTE. However Jolla confirms they are currently working on building in LTE support. It seems like Sailfish on Android may yet be a ways away. Are you excited to give this new OS a try?
The HD version of the Kindle Fire is one of the best values for an Android tablet. The only problem is that you are stuck using Amazon's overlay. For what it is the Amazon carousel works fine, but you miss out on some important parts of Android, mainly the Play Store. If you have root for your tablet you are able to not only install the Google Play Store, you can also install a custom launcher to give yourself a more traditional Android experience. The Amazon Kindle HD 7" tablet has been rooted thanks to developer "RCamacho50". The method has been updated and works for version 7.4.6 and all older versions. Head to the source link for full instructions and download links.
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