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Nova Launcher v1.3.3 update brings better Android 4.2 support and other improvements

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When was the last time you checked Google Play for an update of Nova Launcher? The reason we asked is because TeslaCoil has just released the latest version of the popular home screen replacement for Android devices. Version 1.3.3 of the app comes with the usual performance boost and bugs fixes, especially for folks who are already sporting Android 4.2 on their devices.

Google hosted malware on its Play Store during Q3, but how much?

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It is thought that the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli said that are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. With the release of F-Secure’s Q3 2012 Mobile Threat Report and a subsequent clarification, both of which are full of statistics, it is time to look at the real truth behind Android malware numbers.

Will Google’s improvements to Android hurt the app ecosystem?

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Google improves Android with each new iteration by baking in new features, but where do they come from? Could it harm the app ecosystem if the hard work developers put in on an app has no pay off because the improved core functionality makes it obsolete? We take a look at developer pain, discuss the impact, and remember some pioneering apps that no longer seem necessary.

A Closer Look: Google TV and YouTube Integration

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Earlier today we reported that the latest YouTube app update allowed you to share and control YouTube videos on your Google TV directly from your favorite Android smartphone or tablet. Not only is this insanely fun, this is the start of something big. Remember last summer when the Nexus Q launched? Almost immediately the Android and Google TV community collectively wanted these features to come together to form something truly amazing. We wanted to embrace Google’s vision of being open. We wanted to take our content with us, anywhere. Thanks to the latest round of Google TV and Android app updates…