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- AT&T launches data plans for people with huge data needs and Scrooge McDuck-style skyscrapers filled with money.
- There's a shiny new version of the Play Store running around and it's got cards.
- Eric Schmidt says that putting the guy who runs one OS in charge of another OS is not a sign that they will merge.
- Motorola's new CEO will speak at D11, probably confirm that the X Phone is coming, will be free, have a 700 Gigapixel camera made by Nikon and be constructed of titanium rainbows.
- The most important thing you need when preparing for a baby is a Nexus 10.
- Google Keep is real and kind of fantastic.
- Too bad you can't use it because no one can ever trust anything Google does ever again after it murdered Reader in its sleep. Or maybe not.
- Gmail now lets you archive emails directly from the expandable notifications. Maybe Google isn't entirely evil.
- Currents also gets an update that improves the audio features like listening to podcasts. Hint hint.
- We sincerely hope the price on this $113 Samsung game pad is just a placeholder.
- HTC denied AllThingsD's rumor that the One will really be coming to Verizon. AllThingsD insists HTC doesn't know what it's talking about.
- This is a ZTE phone.
- And these are two new Sony phones. They're alright.
- They're doing better than the Xperia Z, anyway, which is apparently randomly dying. Sony claims to have the ability to bring phones back from the dead.
- Device Updates: Verizon Galaxy Nexus gets 4.2.2, Droid 4 will get 4.1 soon, Droid Charge will get a generic Gingerbread update, Motorola Electrify 2 gets Android 4.1.2, AT&T bestows ICS on LG Thrill 4G, and T-Mobile's Galaxy Note II gets LTE...once the towers go live.
- Minuum is a squished-down keyboard that gives you most of your screen back.
- Frontline Commando: D-Day uses Eisenhower's speech to the troops that were about to invade Normandy to promote a game with a bunch of IAPs. Which is weird.
- A member of Team Hacksung said he didn't like working on the Exynos variants of the GS3. Now there will never be any CyanogenMod ever again on anything. Goodbye.
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