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Carmageddon mobile game for Android to be released in Q3

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Carmageddon may not mean much to most people nowadays, but back in 1997, when the official car racing / car-crashing / pedestrian-killing game was launched for PC, it certainly made an impression with gamers. At first sight, it’s a simple racing game, in which the player has access to various cars and has to complete various courses. But once inside, you’ll quickly find out that you don’t have to be the fastest pilot in the parking lot to win any race as long as you’re willing to completely destroy the competition and/or run over any innocent pedestrian you can find….

Microsoft Office mobile app for Android coming to Google Play on November 10?

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There are plenty of apps in the Google Play store that let users access and edit Microsoft Office documents on their Android smartphones and tablets, not to mention Google’s own Google Docs suite, but we’re still waiting for Microsoft to finally launch the official Office suite for mobile devices. For some reason, the software company failed to release an Office version for iOS and Android devices, even though various independent developers created their own apps that let mobile device users work on their Office documents on the go. A new report from The Daily claims that work on the mobile…

Google Translate v2.4 hits Google Play, brings Holo interface and Esperanto support

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Not everyone is a natural-born linguist that can easily master 10 languages. But for those moments when the ability to communicate in another language is essential, there’s Google Translate for Android, an app that offers more or less the same experience as its web cousin. What’s in store for version 2.4 of the app?  Google has listed the following things: Simpler, more beautiful design Esperanto translation Many new text to speech languages Google Translate for Android has received the Holo treatment — making the user interface more simple and practical to use. It looks like the company is following the…

Google starts selling Galaxy Nexus docking stations on Google Play

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So you got your Galaxy Nexus from Google Play Store recently and couldn’t help notice that the GSM phone is looking rather bare and lonely. How about some accessories to spruce things up a bit? If it’s accessories you want, it’s accessories you get. Google is now selling a few official accessories for the Galaxy Nexus on its digital storefront. There are no phone cases and the likes there, at least for now, but you’ll be right at home if you’re in the market for some docking solutions for the Galaxy Nexus. Road warriors will be keen to get the…

Grand Theft Auto 3 now $0.99 on Google Play for a limited time

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With the Memorial Day upon us, celebrating this great American holiday by blasting and shooting your way into the underworld of Liberty City may not be the best way to reflect the holiday’s true meaning. However, we can think of worse things to do than playing Grand Theft Auto 3 on your Android device. Now there’s even more incentive to download the game, since Rockstar has decided to hold a special Memorial Day weekend sale. Until May 28, you can download “Grand Theft Auto 3: 10 Year Anniversary Edition” on Google Play for only $0.99. This means you’re saving $4…

Diablo 3 gets its own Android app for checking server status

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As of today, Blizzard’s Diablo 3 is already the fastest selling PC game of all time. That’s according to Blizzard, who also announced that they have sold 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours of availability. Nevertheless, there are some mixed reactions to the game coming from those who are playing it right now. Most of the negative reactions are directed to Blizzard itself – specifically, the emergency server maintenance and the patching that have occured since the game was launched. Of course, for an online multiplayer game, server reliability is a big factor and players ought to know…

Google Play now has in-app subscriptions

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  Google Play is not exactly the most efficient mobile app store for monetizing apps, and there have been many reasons for that. Google has addressed many of them over the past 2 years like: implementing better ranking of apps, making it easier for users to discover new apps, adding more countries that support paid apps, adding in-app billing, and so on. But they still need to work on making it easier for developers to make money. Google says that the top 23 out of 24 top-grossing apps in Google Play use in-app billing, and that overall, the revenue they get…

Carrier billing for Sprint: music, video and books can now be paid through your phone bill

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Sprint subscribers have been enjoying the ability to purchase apps on Google Play and charge them on their phone bill for a while. As planned, Sprint and Google are expanding that option so customers can now pay for all of their Google Play purchases – be they apps, music, video, or books – directly through the carrier’s monthly bill. The carrier billing option that Google is pushing has already made its way to T-Mobile, while AT&T is set to introduce the option in the coming weeks. Verizon subscribers, on the other hand, will have to be content with just being…

Google backtracks on Google Play Music authorization limits

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A statement that is repeated often by Android loyalists is that one of the best features about Google’s mobile OS is its open-source nature. This allows you to tweak, customize, and, with the right technical know-how, create completely new custom ROMs for your device. Of course, not everyone can do this, but thanks to a few developers, we all have access to some truly amazing customizations such as CyanogenMod and AOKP. Granted, rooting and flashing a custom ROM has a small amount of risk attached, with the chance that something going wrong will leave you with a very expensive paperweight….

WSJ: Multiple Nexus devices coming this fall, from five manufacturers, Jelly Bean onboard

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Traditionally in the Android development cycle, major versions have launched at the end of the year (exception being Gingerbread/Honeycomb). According to the Wall Street Journal, Android Jelly Bean should launch this year, “by Thanksgiving”. Will this be Android 5.0 or another version? That depends on Google’s plans for their I/O developer event happening in June. Andy Rubin’s team has two options: one, launch an Android 4.1 version with some improvements at I/O (and call it Jelly Bean), and then give a new name to Android 5.0. Two, use the event to showcase upcoming features of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean, and…