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Moto X Announcement Scheduled For August 1st In New York

Motorola has just sent out invites for the Moto X announcement. It's going down in New York on August 1st. Months of rumors and leaks have led to this. Are you excited?

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Telstra Confirms Previous Rumors That Samsung Will Skip 4.2.2 On The Note II In Favor Of A 'Newer Version Of Android'

Rumors have been flying around the net for the past few days that Samsung is going to skip updating the Note II to 4.2.2 for [presumably] Android 4.3. Up until now there hasn't been much that backed this rumor, but Australia's Telstra network has all but confirmed this to be the case on its device update page.

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If you read the above highlighted note in full, you'll see that "Samsung have [sic] elected globally to skip the 4.2.2 update or this device and will instead go to a newer version of Android" (emphasis ours).

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Remember The Girl With A Third-Degree Burn From A Galaxy S3? Samsung's Off The Hook

Earlier this month, a Samsung Galaxy S3 exploded inside an 18-year-old girl's pants pocket, leaving her with a pretty nasty third-degree burn on her thigh. It really happened, and the burn is real, but Samsung's not responsible. The company has concluded that the battery used in the device was not the original. Scientists at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research in Dubendorf, Laboratory have confirmed Sammy's findings.

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Galaxy S4 GT-i9506 Surfaces In Leaked Benchmarks, Strongly Suggests An LTE-A/Snapdragon 800-Packing GS4 Is Coming To The International Market

Late last month, Samsung announced an LTE-A-powered Galaxy S4 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor for Korea's SK Telecom network. The benchmarks – along with the speedtests – were mind-boggling, but it was extremely unclear whether the rest of the world would ever get a taste of everything this new GS4 has to offer. Thanks to a new leak over at AllAboutSamsung.de (and confirmed by SamMobile's sources), we now have strong reason to think that an international version, model number i9506, is on its way.

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The Chrome Team Has Started Work On "Chromoting," A Chrome Remote Desktop App For Android

One of the better recent additions to the Chrome browser is a remote desktop tool, developed and implemented by Google and usable between any two desktop computers running Chrome. When it showed up in the Chrome Web Store, we figured that it wouldn't be too long before some kind of Android integration was developed. Googler François Beaufort announced that work has begun on "Chromoting," an Android app that allows users to control remote Chrome clients.

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Leak Suggests New Nexus 7 Will Have Android 4.3, Dual Cameras, SlimPort, And Wireless Charging – On Sale July 31st At Staples

It's pretty much a foregone conclusion that a new Nexus 7 is just around the corner, but a few more plausible details are leaking out. According to some info passed to Engadget, the updated 7-inch slate will come with Android 4.3, wireless charging, and SlimPort video out. It also confirms the dual cameras from the last leak.

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We don't know what version of wireless charging will be featured, assuming this is legit.

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[New Game] Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded Sleazes Into The Play Store At Long Last [Update: It's Gone]

Fans of the preeminent dating/hookup simulator, Leisure Suit Larry have had the opportunity to be disappointed twice in the last few months. Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded was supposed to arrive in the Play Store wrapped in cheesy suede back in May. Then it was pushed to late June, but missed that deadline too. Now at long last the hunt is on – Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded has been released on Android.

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[Deal Alert] AT&T Drops LG Optimus G Pro To Just $439.99 Contract-Free – $110 Off The Old Price

If you've got a hankering for a beefy smartphone rocking a new Snapdragon 600, consider the AT&T Optimus G Pro. Ah, but the contract, you say. Well, AT&T has just dropped the off-contract price to $439.99. It used to be $549.99. All the contract deals have remained the same, but eBay doesn't even sell the G Pro as cheaply as AT&T does now.

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This is the AT&T-branded Optimus, remember. That means some AT&T junk on the device.

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[Bonus Round] Jack Lumber, Robomber, Song Rush, And Touch Of Death

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a hilarious take on Fruit Ninja, a combination rhythm game/endless runner, an online Bomberman clone, and a game that's saved by its trailer.

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