Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

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Dec
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We first told you about DSLR Controller back in August, and there was immediately some kick-back due to its combination "high" price tag and beta status. Still, if you're looking for a way to combine your Android phone or tablet with a Cannon EOS DSLR on-the-cheap, Chainfire released a free, lighter version of DSLR Controller called Remote Release into the Market just a while ago.

Remote Release offers limited functionality compared to DSLR Controller, but may fit the bill perfectly for some of you.

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Dec
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Last Updated: December 6th, 2011

If you've always dreamed of brewin' and runnin' your own moonshine, but feared the slight legal implications of such a practice, then Vector Unit's new game Shine Runner holds the ticket to make all of your dreams come true.

Vector Unit is the development team behind the amazing jetski racing game Riptide GP, so we already know that they can knock out some fantastic graphics in aquatic environments, and Shine Runner looks no different.

02
Dec
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Acer just pushed out the official announcement for its newest offering to the tablet world - the Iconia Tab A200. The interesting thing about this tablet, though, is that it's really not much different than the A500. Aesthetically, it does look different, but on the inside, it's nearly the same tablet:

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  • 10.1-inch 1280x800 display
  • 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Full-size USB port, microSD card slot
  • Android 3.2

While the Iconia A200 will initially ship with Honeycomb, Acer has promised that the tablet will be sporting ICS out-of-the-box beginning in January '12.

01
Dec
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Update: We just confirmed that the update is rolling out now. Hit Settings > About phone > Software update to see if it's available on your device!

Fascinate owners, you've been waiting for a long, long time for the update to Android 2.3, and it's finally here. The Gingerbread update is ready to go according to Verizon's support documents, and it could begin rolling out in full force as early as today.

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Dec
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If you're a Verizon Wireless customer and concerned about Carrier IQ, it looks like you can leave your worry at the door. Verizon's Jeffery Nelson confirmed via Twitter to The Verge's Joshua Topolsky that Verizon phone are free of CIQ, and that this "was made clear two weeks ago."

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So, if you're on Big Red and have been feeling panic-ey thinking about CIQ or digging through your running processes looking for IQRD, you can rest your weary mind - Papa VZW has your back.

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Dec
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Last week, Samsung showed off the white variant of the T-Mobile Galaxy S II, which will be available sometime before the holidays. T-Mo isn't the only one getting a white GSII, though - Sammy just announced white version of the Galaxy S II Skyrocket on AT&T. The white Skyrocket will share the same specs as the black variant:

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  • 4.5-inch 480x800 Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • 8MP rear shooter, 2MP front
  • Android 2.3.x with TouchWiz

The white Skyrocket will be available on December 4th and should be going for the same price as the exiting model.

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Nov
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Those who just can't get enough /r/Android in their daily life have probably heard of an app called BaconReader - a Reddit client for Android devices. We spent some time with the alpha of the app back in April, and the app has came a long way since then. It's progressed so much, in fact, that it was recently acquired by OneLouder Apps, the dev team behind some awesome apps like FriendCaster, TweetCaster, and ChannelCaster.

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Nov
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One of the most popular PDF readers for desktop PCs, Foxit Reader, has now made its way into Android space. Foxit Mobile PDF is available in the Android Market for $2.99, and it aims to make a more pleasurable experience of PDF viewing on mobile devices (because, let's face it, the current experience sucks).

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With Foxit, you can manipulate PDF files in a number of ways, including the ability to annotate documents and create bookmarks of specific areas.

30
Nov
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It's not much of a secret that the Samsung Exynos process is one of the fastest dual-core mobile chips on the planet. Sammy announced the blazing fast evolution of its flagship processor this morning, and it's said to be twice as fast as the current chip. It's still dual-core and clocks in at 2GHz, only a slight bump up from the current speed.

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As you likely already know, though, sheer numbers mean nothing in terms of actually processor speed - it's all about architecture.

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Nov
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Update 2: Looks like the kinks have been worked out, and it's now available on the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

We first told you about Zen Pinball THD back in May, and it finally landed in the Android Market just a bit ago. I got the opportunity to test out the APK a few weeks ago, and I can assure you, it was well worth the wait. This is probably the single best pinball game that I've played on any device - the graphics are great, the tables are fantastic, and the overall feel of the game is absolutely stellar.