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- I talk about my enlightening, lovely experience with the Note II, fanboys zero in on and freak out about my comments suggesting even though it's great, it doesn't feel particularly well-made.
- Getting to Know Android 4.2, Part 2: The Gallery
- No Nexus 4 You - Anatomy of a Smartphone Launch Disaster
Android at Arms
- Oracle is appealing that lawsuit they lost really badly, and you should probably care at least a little bit about the issues going before the court. Or, you could click that hyperlink to see a picture of Larry Ellison eating a hot dog while making a sort of funny face. Your call.
- Another Android 4.2 bug pops up, doesn't fail to disappoint in the "super weird" and "completely ridiculous" categories.
- The Google Drive Android app now has native spreadsheet editing. Yay spreadsheets!
- The update also adds global clipboard functionality, because no, it didn't have that before. Really.
- Brand-new Nexus factory 4.2.1 images and binaries, brand-new Nexus factory 4.2.1 images and binaries! Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men!
- CyanogenMod 10 nightly builds now available for the Nexus 4, probably more stable than stock.
- You can pre-order books in the Play Store now. You know, in case they run out of digital copies.
- Android 4.2.1 Changelog tl;dr - December's back, Bluetooth sort of works again.
- Chrome for Android will be getting better... at some point.
- Yes, seriously, you now have to have Google+ in order to leave a Play Store review.
- Verizon's Galaxy Note II is now available, costs $300 because it's really easy to convince people that because it has a bigger screen it should cost $100 more than other phones.
- You can get a red Galaxy S III 920 at Wal-Mart and no that's not a typo.
- What hath science wrought: behold Samsung's phone-crushing automatic ass-bot.
- Device Updates: DROID RAZR HD / MAXX, Galaxy Nexus (Yakju, Takju), Nexus 7 / 10, Nexus 4, Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8000), One X (Asia).
- Jet Set Radio for Android ohmygodyesplease.
- Microsoft: doing things that upset people since 1975.
- Netflix for Android sucks a little less now, still doesn't have a next episode button because it hates you and your happiness.