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- HTC might go all Sean Parker on us, drop the "X" and just call it "HTC One."
- And it might look like this.
- Meanwhile, HP may be working on Android tablets and possibly even a phone. Because what else is it gonna do?
Android At Arms
- In Brazil, the iPhone is an Android phone. Apple tried to contest a trademark owned by Gradiente Electronica and was less than successful.
- Android 4.2.2 got pushed to AOSP and there were parades in the streets.
- One of the new 4.2.2 features a USB debug whitelist that should help make your phone a little more secure. More parades.
- 4.2.2 also includes a (slightly) better method of toggling quick settings, a time estimate for app downloads and new sounds. We are quickly depleting our parade supply, here.
- Google changes the Nexus 7's estimated battery life from 8 hours to 10 hours and then back to 8 hours. That parade got canceled.
- Oh, and 4.2.2 also basically killed AdBlock Plus.
- Google Search gets updated with new Now cards like real estate listings, movie ratings, Fandango tickets, and a bunch of other cool stuff.
- Like college basketball.
- If you have $60 to spare and own a Nexus 4, may I interest you in a wireless charging orb? I think I might.
- Archos would like to further confuse you by introducing the Platinum line of tablets. Not the Titanium line. Or the Unobtanium line.
- Qualcomm is sick of phones not charging fast enough, and it's time someone did something about it!
- 'Messaging + Google Voice' integrates, well, Messaging and Google Voice in a slightly less crummy way for stock 4.2.1 users. Everyone else is just glad to have the stock Messaging app available.