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Samsung Announces An Unpacked Event For NYC August 13th

After rumors that Samsung may be turning the clock ahead on the Galaxy Note 5, the manufacturer has distributed invitations to an Unpacked event in New York City on August 13th.

Samsung says "The next Galaxy is coming," which presumably does refer to the flagship phablet (and potentially the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus). If we do see the Note 5, the event will mark a departure from Samsung's usual announcement venue at IFA in Berlin.

Whatever happens, we'll be there to get a look at what Samsung unpacks. For those who aren't at the event, it will be live-streamed on the SamsungMobile YouTube channel starting at 11am Eastern.

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[App Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Apps Of August 2014

August is over, and as a resident of the southern United States, I say good riddance - we're now beginning the slow slide into the more bearable part of the year. But Android apps know no season, and while the crop of new apps from August was a little light, there are a few that you should definitely check out. Below are the Android Police writers' picks for the best new apps from the last month, plus a few honorable mentions.

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Google News & Weather

Android Police coverage: Google's News & Weather App, AKA The 'Genie Widget' Gets A Massive 2.0 Update And A Full Play Store Release [APK Download]

Google's News & Weather app, known informally as "the Genie widget," isn't technically new.

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[Game Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Games Of August 2014

Summertime is conventionally considered a slow season for game releases, at least in the console and PC world. But thanks to the ceaseless environment of mobile design, there's been no noticeable slowdown in the world of Android games. In fact, we're seeing a pretty constant flow of both original titles and ports from older consoles and iOS. Below are our top seven picks for August's new games, along with some honorable mentions.

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Calculords

Android Police coverage: Math Nerds And Card Nerds Can Both Geek Out With Calculords, Now Available On Android

Calculords is an odd mix of a Magic-style collectible card game, Math Blaster, and lane-based defense.

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Motorola Atrix 4G Gets Leaked Ice Cream Sandwich Build – Here's How To Install It

Soon after Motorola revised its software upgrade timeline, changing the original Atrix 4G's ICS ETA from Q3 2012 to a disheartening "further plans coming soon," a leaked Ice Cream Sandwich build has cropped up on XDA's forums. If you're the owner of an Atrix 4G and you're tired of waiting, there's good news - the leak, which carries an August build date, can be downloaded and installed on your device in just a few easy steps. Here's how it's done:

Disclaimer: Android Police isn't responsible for any harm to your device - proceed at your own risk.

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[App Roundup] Our Top Six Favorite New Apps To Check Out From August 2012

It's once again time to take a look at our top picks for best app from last month. August saw the introduction of a ton of worthy apps, but in the interest of saving readers from hours of reading, searching, and downloading, we've pared down last month's entries into a six-item shortlist. In this post, we'll briefly discuss the six best apps from August 2012 – six apps any user looking to get even more out of their device would be well advised to check out.

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You may remember our coverage of the Play Store's new "Recommended for You" functionality several days ago.

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HTC Reiterates Via Facebook That Desire S, Thunderbolt, And Other Devices Will Receive ICS By August

Today on Facebook, HTC took to answering some user comments about ICS timelines for a few of its flagship devices. In particular, the manufacturer confirmed that both the Desire S and the Thunderbolt would be receiving updates to Android 4.0 before the end of this month. The latter in particular is good news, as rumors have been circulating that the Thunderbolt would not receive the upgrade after its similarly-specced sibling, the Desire HD had its frozen dessert plans cancelled.

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Furthermore, HTC pointed out that all the devices the company has announced an Ice Cream Sandwich update for (read: these) will receive said upgrade by the end August.

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Sprint Announces HTC EVO 3D And EVO Design Will Be Updated To Ice Cream Sandwich By Early August

If you bought a pre-LTE Evo phone in the last year and you've been feeling left out in the cold, worry not. Sprint and HTC are in the process of bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to your device. If your device happens to be an Evo 3D or Evo Design, that is. The older flagship Evo and this year's midrange phone are slated to reach Android 4.0 sometime in August.

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Yes, we know that once again, it's not Jelly Bean. Of course, Ice Cream Sandwich is a huge departure from Gingerbread and apparently it's not unusual for updates to take a while.

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Acer Iconia Tab A100 Arriving 'Early August' For $300. Finally.

Well it's about bloody time! The last we heard, Acer's Iconia Tab A100 - the little sibling of the larger, 10-inch A500 - was being delayed due to Honeycomb restrictions on 7-inch displays.  Fortunately, though, it seems that all of those issues are now firmly in the past for Acer, as Engadget is reporting that the company is readying its tablet for an early August launch, with a suggested retail price of $300.

In case you need a little refresher on the specs of the A100, a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor will be running the show. There will also be 512MB RAM available alongside 8GB of internal storage.

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Galaxy S II Landing Stateside In August, According To Samsung's President Of Mobile Business

Sound the trumpets and ring the bells - Samsung's much-anticipated Galaxy S II will be arriving in the US next month! How do we know? During the announcement of the South Korean Galaxy Tab 10.1, Shin Jong-kyun, president of mobile business and digital imaging for Samsung, said:

"We expect to release the Galaxy S2 in the U.S. market sometime in August," Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung’s mobile business and digital imaging, told reporters at a media briefing.

Of course, this is hardly a firm release date, but at least we now have an idea of when we can expect to see this beauty on American store shelves.

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XPERIA X10 Coming To AT&T This Summer - Will AT&T Cripple It Like The Backflip?

A supposedly trusted source told Engadget that Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X10 Android phone, which already got released in Canada on April 15th, would be coming to America under AT&T's wing this July or August.

The device, which is currently running Android 1.6, has a 4" screen, an 8MP camera, a beefy 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and Sony's own "Rachael" UI.

AT&T has the worst track record for crippling the only Android device that dared enter its network so far - the Motorola Backflip, most likely due to pressure from Apple. The Backflip cannot install non-market apps, has Yahoo as its search engine, runs an obsolete Android 1.5 OS, and is pretty much goes against all Android's open principles.

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