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16GB Nexus 4 now sold out on Google Play

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by on December 15, 2012 4:28 am
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Two weeks ago, we reported that the 8GB Nexus 4 has sold out on Google Play. Those who managed to grab the last few units of the phone were told to wait up to 10 weeks for the shipment. Now, the 16GB Nexus 4 is following the steps of the smaller variant, as it’s become unavailable on the Play Store.

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Do you use SMS to schedule appointments via Google Calendar? Do you still sync your Nokia Symbia-based smartphone with Google Calendar? Do you use Smart Rescheduler from Google Labs? If you do, you might want to start looking elsewhere to fulfill your calendaring and syncing needs. Google is shutting down several services this wintertime, in an effort to ensure they can focus on services that matter more to users.

Apple vs Android

We’ve heard a lot of criticisms about Android as a platform, including fragmentation, patent infringements, a copycat mentality, and a platform that has been made cheap by the proliferation of inexpensive, low-end devices. But a recent interview with a venture capitalist has brought Android criticism to a whole new level.

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As if being some of the most well-equipped Android-powered handsets ever wasn’t reason enough, Verizon has now decided to take $50 off the prices of both the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD, making them more wallet-friendly than ever before. The DROID RAZR HD is now available for $149.99 while the DROID RAZR MAXX HD goes for $249.99.

Note II clone - Star S7180

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was first released just a little over two and a half months ago. But apparently someone in China has decided that it’s already ripe for the cloning. Indeed, you can now purchase a brand new Galaxy Note II knockoff in China that, according to its retail box, goes by the name “Android Note II.” And its casing is decked out in all white, to boot.