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Google Engineer Unifies The Menu And Overflow Buttons In KitKat, Makes Monty Python Jokes

The physical Menu button is an interesting holdout from an earlier age of Android. While Google's devices and those manufacturers that roughly follow Google's guidelines (like Motorola and LG) don't use it, Samsung and a few others do, leaving app developers in a tight spot when it comes to implementing an overflow button. Today a Reddit user found this change to the Action Bar Policy file for KitKat in Google's Git repository.

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PSA: Motorola's Final $150 Off Moto X Coupon Offer Is Now Live [Update: It's Gone]

Update: And once again, the promo codes were gone in under 10 minutes. Hopefully you got yours.

The coupon codes were completely distributed in under 10 minutes last time, so today is your last chance to save $150 on an off-contract Moto X. The website just went live with the promotion a moment ago. Don't waste time – gogogo.

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[Deal Alert] Get The Kindle Fire HDX 7 20% Off For One Day Only Via Today's Amazon Gold Box Deal

A week after Amazon took $50 off the price of the Kindle Fire HDX 7 for Cyber Monday, the company is back with another deal that will save customers nearly just as much money. For one day only, the 7-inch version of this year's Kindle tablet is available for 20% off, a savings of $45.80 on the version with ads and $48.80 on the one without.

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If you can live with Amazon's custom UI, the HDX 7 is a very attractive device.

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[New App] Motorola Active Display Latest Stock App To Enter The Play Store, Moto X-Exclusive For Now

One of the Moto X's defining features is Active Display, which lights up the phones screen to display notifications such as messages, missed calls, and the like. That functionality is now the latest Motorola feature to enter the Play Store, where it's easier for the Google-owned company to distribute timely updates and fixes. Speaking of which, the version to land in the Play Store should remove the 1 - 2 second delay some users started encountering when swiping to unlock following the KitKat update.

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Winners Of KitKat's Nexus Promo In India Are Getting 2012 Nexus 7 Tablets Instead Of The 2013 Model Like Everyone Else

Android fans in India were happy to be included in KitKat's international Android 4.4 promotion and have the chance to get their hands on the 2013 Nexus 7. However, the prizes being sent out are not exactly as advertised. Instead of receiving the 2013 Nexus 7, winners in India are getting the old 2012 model. A multinational corporation not living up to its end of the deal? Surely you jest.

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Winners of the Nexus 7 tablets in every other country were given the new Nexus 7, and those prizes mostly shipped out weeks ago.

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[The Android Police Podcast] Episode 89: Industrial Sandwiches

Welcome back to another week of the Android Police Podcast. To catch us live on Hangouts On Air every Thursday at 5PM PST (subject to change as per the calendar widget below), just head over to androidpolice.com/podcast. For the unedited video show, click here.

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Motorola Releases Open Source Kernel Files For The Moto G

There's a new Android phone available, so you know what that means: open source junkies get to take a look under the hood thanks to publicly-available kernel files. Motorola's post for the Moto G comes a few weeks after it officially went on sale,which is pretty typical. You can download the kernel source code for the Moto X over at SourceForge.

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There's only one Moto G model at the moment in a GSM flavor (though new models should be coming soon enough), so there's only one entry at the moment.

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[New App] Motorola Boot Services App Brings A Festive Wintry Boot Animation To The Moto G

There are a lot of things to like about about Motorola's bargain wonder the Moto G, but the animated boot logo probably isn't at the top of the list. The boot animation which it shares with the Moto X is admittedly cool, and at least someone at Motorola is paying attention to it, even after launching both phones. The Motorola Boot Services app was published in the Google Play Store today, downloadable only on the Moto G.

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[One Day Deal Alert] Best Buy Offers The Yoga Tablet 8 For $200 ($50 Off) And The IdeaTab S6000 For $240 ($40 Off)

Want a sweet deal on a Lenovo tablet? Well even if you don't, Best Buy is offering it, so pass this on to someone who does. Best Buy is offering significant discounts on both the unique Yoga Tablet 8 and the more conventional IdeaTab S6000. For today only, the 8-inch Yoga is $199.99 on the online store, a full $50 off. That's even better than the Lenovo perks site.

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ASUS Padfone Mini Leaked On Twitter Before Announcement, Combines 4.3" Phone And Small Tablet

The Padfone form factor is a unique one, and even if it hasn't set the world on fire, I'm glad to see that ASUS continues to upgrade and modify it. The latest iteration appears to be a midrange phone/tablet combo: reliable tipster Evleaks showed a new PadFone Mini model on his Twitter account, with a 4.3" phone body and what appears to be a 7-inch tablet shell.

There's no detailed technical information available, though Evleaks does mention a 2013 release.

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