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[Cyber Monday Deal Alert] Virgin Mobile's Motorola Triumph, LG Optimus V, And Optimus Slider All 50% Off

Cyber Monday always brings some pretty killer deals, and this one is no exception. If you're looking to jump on a pay-as-you-go carrier like Virgin Mobile, then today is the day to grab your new phone - three of the most popular Virgin devices, the Motorola Triumph, LG Optimus V, and Optimus Slider are all 50% off.

Motorola Triumph - $150

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  • 4.1-inch display
  • 1Ghz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 5MP rear shooter, VGA front
  • 2GB built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • Android 2.2

LG Optimus Slider - $100

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  • 3.2-inch 320x480 display
  • 800MHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • microSD card slot
  • 3.2MP rear-shooter
  • Android 2.3

LG Optimus V - $65

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  • 3.2-inch display
  • 600MHz processor
  • Android 2.2

While each of these phones are far from the latest-and-greatest, the fact that you can score a new device without contract for less the two-hundred bucks makes them very appealing.

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Google I/O Moved To June, And Now It's Three Days Long

Okay, I have some good news and some bad news. First, the good: Google has decided to extend next year's I/O convention to three days instead of the usual two! That's more time to spend hitting the booths, attending sessions, and chatting it up with the Google devs. Awesome.

Oh, the bad news - since the event is now three days long, the dates for the event have been pushed back a couple of months.

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[Mobile Security App Shootout, Final Roundup] Out Of A Sea Of Apps, Just One Emerges As A Clear Winner In Keeping Your Device Safe

In the past couple of months, I've covered more than a dozen mobile security apps, carefully weighing the pros and cons of each, and determining their relative values. I've spent time with 17 apps in all, and it's about time to wrap up the series, and tell you, the end user, which apps are your best bet for protecting your Android device(s).

Before I get to the nitty-gritty of which app is best, I think it'd be helpful to review what we've covered so far, to get a clear grasp on each of the solutions we've covered.

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LG Announces Plans To Bring ICS To "High-End' Devices, Evaluates Other Models For Compatibility

Earlier today via its Facebook page, LG announced that it would be bringing ICS to a number of "high-end" devices, including the Optimus 2x, Optimus Black, Optimus 3D, and Optimus LTE. Other LG devices are still on the chopping block, as they are currently being evaluated "to determine whether [ICS] is compatible with the functionality, features, and performance of other LG smartphones."

More details, including an upgrade schedule and specific model information, should be available and posted on the LG Facebook page sometime next month.

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Russia's Leading Internet Company Yandex Buys Mobile Developer SPB Software For An Estimated $38 Million

Earlier today, mobile software developer SPB Software announced on its website that it had been acquired by Russian search engine giant Yandex. TechCrunch reports that the price of the acquisition was a cool $38 million.

Yandex is Russia's largest internet company, operating the country's most popular and the world's seventh largest search engine. In contrast, SPB Software is a leading mobile software developer, that has, since 1999, been making applications for mobile phones that enable subscribers to do more with their handsets and network connections.

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Twisted Physics Game 'World Of Goo' Now Available In The Android Market

Last month, we got word that popular game World of Goo would be making its way to Android, and that day has finally arrived.

For those unfamiliar with the title, you command tiny living balls of goo, using them to build structures, bridges, and whatever else you can think of to achieve the end goal: reach the exit. This game is insanely popular on iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Wii, and looks absolutely beautiful on Android.

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 16GB For $340 With Free Shipping From Daily Steals

Looking to buy someone a new tablet for the holidays, but don't want to drop five or six Benjamins on the deal? No worries, Daily Steals has your back, offering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 16GB for a mere $340 sans shipping.

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Not that you need a refresher on the specs, but here they are anyway:

  • 10.1 1280x800 display
  • 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage
  • 3MP rear shooter, 2MP 'round front
  • Android 3.2 with TouchWiz UX

This is a seriously good deal on a beast of a tablet - hit the link below to grab one!

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Samsung Releases SDK 1.0 For Galaxy Note "S Pen"

Samsung's Galaxy Note is an oddity. At 5.3-inches it is clearly too large to be a conventional smartphone, but it is also too small to be a tablet. Adding further to its mysticism, it comes with a stylus, something rarely seen in contemporary touch screen devices. Nevertheless, Samsung has big plans for this device evidenced by their enthusiastic release of the SDK for the S Pen.

The first version of the SDK provides developers with the tools needed to create rich apps that can fully utilise all the functions of the S Pen.

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ASUS Releases Source Code And User Manual For Hotly Anticipated Transformer Prime

Announced earlier this month, the ASUS Transformer Prime is the world's first quad-core Tegra 3 device and it is truly a beast. But don't take our word for it, check out NVIDIA's demo of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on the device.

The US product page of the device went live a few days ago, and developers and other enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the official source code and user manual for the Transformer Prime are now also available via the "download" section.

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[Deal Alert] Best Buy Offering Logitech's Bluetooth Keyboard For Android 3.0+ Tablets For Just $39.99 (That's $30 Off)

When I first picked up my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, I didn't see any reason to pick up a Bluetooth keyboard. After all, how could a keyboard improve my tablet experience? After finally giving in and trying out Logitech's Keyboard Case, I was convinced. Bluetooth keyboards seem to make tablets infinitely more productive, and make an extremely handy accessory. The only trouble is, they seem to be rather expensive. Luckily, Best Buy has Logitech's Bluetooth Keyboard for Android 3.0+ tablets on sale for just $39.99.

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