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OmniROM Adds 6 New Devices To KitKat Nightly Builds

OmniROM has only existed for a few weeks, but it's already gaining traction with certain groups (you know who you are). The first nightly builds of OmniROM based on Android 4.4 supported 15 devices, and today brings six more to the fold.

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[New Game] Ravenmark: Mercenaries Drops Into The Play Store With Seriously Strategic Turn-Based Combat

The land of Estellion is a bit of a mess, but perhaps you can bring it under control in Ravenmark: Mercenaries. It's going to take careful planning and tactical knowhow, but you didn't expect it to be easy, did you? Ravenmark: Mercenaries is a turn-based strategy game with some interesting surprises along the way. Think you have the keen tactical mind for it?

The turn-based element of Ravenmark: Mercenaries is based around two phases – command and battle.

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[Deal Alert] Amazon Kicks Off 12 Days Of Deals, A Dozen Chances To Snag Popular Books At Greatly Reduced Prices

With all the deals flying around lately, we know many of you have recently wrapped your fingers around a brand spanking new phone or tablet. Now comes the time to fill it with content. Just because the device likely came with Play Books pre-installed, that doesn't mean it's your only option for skimming through books. Amazon's massive collection of ebooks are only a click away, and now the company has announced its second annual 12 Days of Deals promotion.

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White Nexus 5 32GB Is In Stock In The Play Store And Shipping In 1-2 Days, The Rest Are Delayed By A Week Or More

Nexus phones tend to be in extremely high demand just after release, but right now Google has one that's shipping in two days. If you order the white version of the Nexus 5 32GB at the moment, you can get it considerably faster than any of the other models... yes, perhaps even in time for Christmas. The Play Store shows it shipping in 1-2 days, meaning that UPS would be speeding it to you by Thursday at the latest.

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Moto Maker Got Slammed On Cyber Monday, So Motorola Will Offer The $150 Moto X Discount On Two More Days

Update: Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside posted an apology for the Cyber Monday failures on the Motorola company blog. The company is also extending extra savings on accessories for the affected days. Here's a snippet:

I want to apologize to our customers and fans for the issues we experienced on our website with our Cyber Monday promotion. I want you to understand what happened, and what we are doing to rectify the situation.

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CyanogenMod 10.2 (Android 4.3) Stable Builds Are Now Rolling Out

ROM news for the last month or so have been focused on KitKat, but if you prefer your customized Android software in a more reliable flavor, Cyanogen has you covered. CyanogenMod 10.2, the CM build of Jelly Bean 4.3, just landed on the download page. You can stroll over there right now and get your Android 4.3 on.

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CyanogenMod stable builds are the most reliable and complete packages offered by the custom ROM team, and generally have no bugs or incompatibilities (or at least no more than the standard AOSP builds).

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Google Glass Officially Gets Access To Google Play Music, Stereo Earbuds Available For $85

Since its introduction, Google Glass has been in the unfortunate position of having relatively limited functionality. However, with a steady stream of updates and eventually the emergence of the Glassware tab in the MyGlass interface, we've known the elusive wearable was due for some more exciting things. A few weeks after announcing plans to add Play Music to Glass, Google has quietly added it to the list of apps supported on the elusive wearable.

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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review: Truly Excellent Hardware, Thoroughly Limited Software

Imagine your perfect full-sized tablet. It's light, thin, has a gorgeous high-resolution display, multiple-day battery life, powerful speakers, and a cutting-edge processor. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is all these things and more. From a hardware and engineering standpoint, it is truly a marvel. And, for a certain class of buyer, it may very well be that "perfect" full-sized tablet.

When I reviewed the Fire HD (7") last year, I came to a similar conclusion - I was wowed by the hardware (perhaps excepting the processor, which was a laggardly dual-core TI OMAP), but the software made it difficult to recommend for enthusiasts like you and me.

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17 Best New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (11/19/13 - 12/2/13)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info.

Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

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Bills Reminder Lite

Today's roundup is presented by Bills Reminder from HandyApps.

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December's Platform Distribution Numbers: KitKat Carves Out 1.1%, Gingerbread's Grip Continues To Slip

It's that time again - Google has updated the developer dashboard with new platform distribution numbers. Following a predictable trend, KitKat has eked out its own 1.1% niche, Jelly Bean (API version 16-18) is going strong at 54.5%, putting it further over the mark it reached last month, running on over half of all devices that have checked in to the Google Play Store in the past two weeks, while Gingerbread's grip continues to slip, decreasing to 24.1% from 26.3% last month.

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