PSA: The 16GB Nabi Jr. Actually Has A Tegra 3, Twice The RAM, And Android 4.1 For Only $40 More Than The 4GB Version

Back in December of last year, Fuhu announced two new members of the nabi family: the jr. and XD. While the latter is designed for tweens and sports a larger form factor, the former is an itty-bitty device designed for the itty-bitty hands of a pre-schooler. At the time, two versions were announced: a 4GB variant for $99 and 16GB for $129. A lot has changed since that announcement, including the specifications of the unit with the larger storage capacity.

The device was spec'd like this at announcement time:

  • 5-inch 480x800 display
  • Tegra 2 processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • Rotating camera
  • 4GB/16GB versions
  • Android 4.0

And that's kind of what happened.

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Google Apps Device Policy Updated To Version 5.0 With Expanded Remote-Wipe Options

Google Apps Device Policy doesn't have a sexy name, and it doesn't need one. It's intended for businesses, schools, and governments that use Google Apps. Administrators can use the tool to enforce security policies and enact other policies that personal users have come to expect from Lookout and Where's My Droid. They are empowered to locate lost devices, cause them to ring, lock them remotely, and wipe all of their content. The latest update permits administrators to remove corporate Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, and Docs without deleting the other data contained on a device. Conversely, users can now wipe MicroSD cards in addition to internal memory.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Resume For The HTC One XL, One S, EVO 4G LTE, And DROID Incredible 4G LTE After 3 Months Away [Update]

Hey there, 2012-era HTC smartphone owners. Wondering where your CyanogenMod nightly builds went? We were too, at least until CM team member Ethan Chen posted a short update on his Google+ page. New CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly builds are now rolling out for the HTC One XL (codename evita), One S (ville), Sprint's EVO 4G LTE (jewel), and Verizon's DROID Incredible LTE (fireball). You can find them all on the get.cm download page.


There's been no explanation for the 3-month gap in ROMs for these phones, all of which were based on the similar hardware found in the HTC One X LTE version and the One S.

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[Poweramp Tip] Automate Your EQ Presets Based On Audio Output And Even Specific Songs Or Albums

Poweramp is probably the single most popular 3rd party local music player for Android out there, and if you shelled out four bucks for the privilege of using it, you might be curious to learn about a little-advertised feature in the app: automatic EQ presets. That's to say, you can tell Poweramp which EQ preset to use based on whether you're using the phone's external speaker, a wired 3.5mm cable, or Bluetooth audio. It gets better: you can also assign an EQ setting to specific song or album.

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Finding these options is a bit tricky, though.

  • Go to the equalizer UI, and hit the "Preset" button just above the Bass knob.
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Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 And HTC One With Stock Android 4.2 Now Available In The Play Store, Shipping July 9th

The day is here, AOSP fans: you can go pick up a gloriously stock Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One in the Google Play Store now. The "Google Play Edition" phones went live this morning, right on time, and are now for sale next to the Nexus phones and tablets. The GS4 Google Edition can be had for $649, while the HTC One goes for slightly less at $599. Both are running the latest version of Android 4.2 shod of all skins and add-ons, with promised updates via Google itself. At the moment, the phones are only available to United States residents.

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US Cellular Launches The ZTE Imperial, A 4G LTE Android 4.1 Handset Available Online Today, In Stores Tomorrow

I just recently made the jump to an HTC One, but my last two phones were real stinkers. It's with this bad taste in my mouth that I am glad to see things improving on the budget end of things. US Cellular is debuting the ZTE Imperial, an Android 4.1 handset that doesn't make me hold my nose while reading its spec sheet. It comes with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a front-facing camera for video chatting. It is the 14th 4g LTE-capable phone from US Cellular.


That said, not everything is gumdrops and roses. The 800x480 screen resolution won't win any awards, and the measly 4GB of internal memory will leave even the most casual of users in need of a MicroSD card.

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[New Game] Bombcats: Special Edition Explodes Into The Play Store With No In-App Purchases, Lots Of Cats

Cats do all sorts of cool stuff. They sleep, they eat, they occasionally tolerate human contact, and they turn into furry little bombs to save their kittens (disclaimer: real cats do not do this). Bombcats has arrived on Android, and it was revamped just for us. On iOS this game built around in-app purchases, but on Android the "Special Edition" comes with a single up-front price.

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What is Bombcats? Take Angry Birds, add a ton more gameplay mechanics, and also make them cats. There are seven different cats in the game, each with its own special ability. The game comes with 194 levels, which should keep you busy for a while.

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Google Search/Now Updated With Support For More Voice Actions, Integrated Offers, And TV Show Information In The US [Update: APK]

If your device has Android 4.1 or higher, a new Google Search update is rolling out in the Play Store that brings a handful of new and useful features, which includes a couple of additional voice actions:

What's in this version:

For Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean):
- Information about shows you're watching on your internet-connected TV (US only)*
- Saved offers when nearby a redemption location
- New voice action: play music from your phone or the Play Store
- Voice actions tips
* Requires phone/tablet to be on the same network as your TV

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The most notable new features here are of course TV show information and voice actions to play music.

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Futuremark Bringing PCMark Benchmark App To Android, iOS, And Windows Phone

Hardware enthusiasts are probably already aware of Futuremark and its PCMark software, a standard for testing and comparing computer hardware for years. PCMark is popular among reviewers and users for its comparison of hardware on standards that are more likely to reflect real-world, typical usage. Today Futuremark announced that it's bringing the software to the "Big three" mobile operating systems, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Futuremark's press release did not include a date.


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PCMark is designed for typical usage scenarios, unlike the more gaming and performance-focused PowerMark and 3DMark (which already has an Android version).

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