deploygate

DeployGate may be the best thing to come along in a while, especially for developers, who have enough struggles keeping Github and Sourceforge projects up and running. Android shines again, as DG is a real-time, OTA service that lets any amount of beta testers try out apps in development phase and DG, in turn, monitors performance.

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Surprised? We aren’t. The confirmed details are in: Verizon has locked the Galaxy Note 2 bootloader just as it did with the release of the SGS3 on its network. Want to try out a custom ROM on your screaming fast Note 2? Sorry, Big Red subscriber. You’re definitely out of luck.

HTC One X

So you say you’d like a new HTC but you don’t want to fork over the cash. You also don’t want to have the ball & chain of a lengthy 2 year contract. Well dear consumer, you are in good hands with HTC’s newest invention: a trade-up program which will give you up to $300 for your current device.

Aliyun-OS

There is nothing wrong with making and releasing forks of Android, such as what Amazon does, but it’s not a part of the OHA. Acer is and thus far, it has used the inner workings of Android, namely the Android runtime, framework and tools. Aliyun is then, by logic, an incompatible fork of Android, without express permission of Google and is breaking the rules of OHA membership.

GoogleTVandYouTube

Americans are known to be very defiant when in the face of censorship. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a 55-year old Egyptian Coptic Christian living in Southern California, has started a firestorm in the Muslim with his short film depicting a heavy anti-Islam slant, and now has the backing of Google.

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With more resource intensive apps, such as games, being available these days, bigger batteries are always a welcome sight in the specs list. The Motorola RAZR MAXX HD is no exception, with its hefty 3,300mAh battery commanding the flagship phone. Unfortunately, Australians looking to get their hands on the device will be left in a quandary as the company’s last words on its release was a definitive “no” because of incompatible frequencies.