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Verizon Wireless Says It Isn't Blocking Google Wallet, Blames Integration Issues - Orly?

Yesterday, a Google representative confirmed that the upcoming Verizon Galaxy Nexus will not support Google Wallet, Google's NFC payment service. The news was disappointing - it is a Google phone after all, but understandable to a degree, since Verizon Wireless is part of the competing Isis consortium, which also partners with AT&T and T-Mobile.

Verizon Wireless, however, today posted a statement and wants everyone to know that it isn't blocking Google Wallet (they actually say "Verizon does not block applications" - orly?).

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GTA III: 10-Year Anniversary Edition Hits The Android Market December 15th

Ready your Android devices and clear your schedules, because Rockstar Games just announced the release date of GTA III: 10-year anniversary edition for select Android phones and tablets. According to the announcement, the game will only cost you $4.99, which is surprisingly cheap for a release of this caliber. Here's the list of devices to be supported at launch:

Android Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x

Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive

Now for some eye-candy.

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Android Market Running "10 Billion Promo": 10 High-Quality Apps For Just $0.10 Each. Day One: Minecraft, SoundHound, SwiftKey X, Paper Camera, And More

Visit the Android Market today and you'll see one of the spotlights is a sale: "10 Days of Offers: Top Premium Apps, 10¢ Per App." They're not kidding when they say premium, either; just check out today's deals:

  • SoundHound
  • Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD
  • Minecraft - Pocket Edition
  • Swiftkey X
  • Endomondo Sports Tracker
  • Great Little War Game
  • Sketchbook Mobile
  • Fieldrunners HD
  • Color & Draw for Kids (Phone)
  • Paper Camera

... are all just 10¢ in celebration of 10 billion apps downloaded from the Android Marked.

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Confirmed: Verizon's Galaxy Nexus To Lack Support For Google Wallet

In a rather unfortunate bit of news regarding Verizon's Galaxy Nexus, a rumor that the device will not have support for Google Wallet has been confirmed.

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A Google spokesperson confirmed to Computer World today that the hotly anticipated Nexus device won't support Google's burgeoning NFC-based mobile payment system, but gave no word as to why Verizon decided to forego the service.

Verizon's decision could have something to do, however, with Isis – a consortium comprised of VZW, AT&T and T-Mobile, who have paired with four major credit card companies to form their own NFC-based payment venture.

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Gameloft's Brothers In Arms 2 Now Available In The Android Market For Free

While World War II may not be the most original setting for a shooter such as this, Gameloft's latest game - Brothers In Arms 2 - is loaded with excellent graphics, multiplayer, and a price of $0. There is a slight catch to it being free, however; in addition to having ads, the game offers the ability to purchase "Medals" to unlock new features and gear more quickly, but this isn't necessary, and everything can be unlocked by gaining experience instead.

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KODAK's New Print App Makes Mobile Printing Quick And Easy

If you have a Kodak all-in-one printer and a Google Cloud Print account, you could be printing in style with the new KODAK Document Print App. This app aims to make printing documents and pictures from your device convenient and seamless.

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This app will allow you to print a multitude of different document and picture types straight from your device, Google Docs, Dropbox, and Evernote. You'll also be able to use the app's built-in browser to view and print web pages.

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Nordstrom For Android Makes Shopping High-End Fashion That Much Easier

With its debut onto the Android Market a couple of weeks ago, Nordstrom made it easier than ever to find the designer clothing you've been searching for.

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With this nifty little app you can browse product lines, get personalized product recommendations, and even make purchases right from your mobile device. Not only that, but you can check availability in nearby stores, track in-store events, create wish lists, and share it all with your friends.

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Classic Arcade Game 'Dragon's Lair' Comes To Android, Quirky Cutscenes Included

Fans of retro-gaming, rejoice - Dragon's Lair has made its way to Android. Originally available as an arcade game back in 1983, this quirky game takes you on the journey of a brave knight on a mission to save a beautiful princess - a pretty typical storyline indeed. That's probably the only thing typical about this game - given its age, that is.

Dragon's Lair changed the way games were played when it hit the scene; controls were different, graphics were better, gameplay was more fluid - you name it, Dragon's Lair made it happen.

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Galaxy Nexus Units Start Showing Up At Verizon Wireless, Release Imminent

 

Good news for everyone waiting for the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon: Galaxy Nexus units have started showing up at Verizon stores. This can mean only one thing - release is imminent. We've been waiting long enough for any details about the GN's US release, so without further ado, the goods:

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As you can see, the packaging is about as clean as it gets - a solid white box, suggesting these are just training units.

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GSM HTC Flyer Getting Its Honeycomb Update In Europe, Wi-Fi Variant's Coming Soon

The European GSM variant of HTC's foray into the tablet world, the Flyer, is currently getting its long-awaited bump up to Honeycomb 3.2.1. The update brings many new features to the tablet, including the latest version of Sense for Tablets with "enhanced internet browsing, mail, calendar, and more all optimized for the 7-inch screen."

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The Wi-Fi-only version hasn't been left behind completely, either - HTC states that it will receive its Honeycomb update soon, but no ETA has been given.

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