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- My initial impressions of the DROID DNA: don't get too excited about the screen. Do stop whining about the size of the battery.
- Ron's Nexus 4 review addendum: lock screen widgets are kind of dumb, battery life is better, and benchmarks still produce numbers.
- The Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite: You can use it for a hammer, because it isn't good for much else.
Android at Arms
- Samsung's mobile chief says he "refuses" to negotiate with Apple. Right.
- Google-Moto and Apple possibly want to play nice with patents.
- Google forgot December in Android 4.2 [in the event UI for contacts, BUT STILL!].
- The Nexus 4, 10, and 7 HSPA+ all went on sale on Monday, promptly went off sale after about 30 minutes. Eric thinks you should put down your pitchforks.
- Oh, and if you did get a Nexus 4 order in, it might be delayed for up to three weeks. Hooray!
- And if you didn't, well, T-Mobile will sell you one... with a contract.
- The Nexus 4 isn't supported in AOSP (yet), but it is now in AOSP. Kind of.w
- But, of course you can root it - here's how.
- It also has an LTE chip you can't use, if you were looking for another reason to be resentful toward Google.
ASUS and Google will give you money back if you bought a 16GB Nexus 7 before the price drop. This could only be the result of a Change.org petition!
Android 4.2 is now in AOSP, to the excitement of people with beards everywhere.
Google didn't like that whole Aliyun fiasco, changes its SDK terms to sternly forbid that sort of nonsense.
- DROID DNA: 5" of eye-melting* 1080p, now official. (Eye-melting will not actually result. Probably.)
- The DROID DNA has an international sibling that, let's face it, we all probably want more.
- AT&T has new Android things you can buy - but wait, there's more: you might actually want to buy them.
- CyanogenMod 10 stable is being rolled out for a bunch of phones.
- CyanogenMod.com was temporarily held for ransom, least popular kang ever.
- Device Updates: Galaxy S III (T-Mo), Galaxy Stellar, Transformer Prime.
- Nexus Updates: Galaxy Nexus (Takju), XOOM / Nexus S (non-update), Nexus 7.