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CES 2012: What Not To Expect

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When we cover shows like CES, there's always an anxiety for us not to overlook or miss something worthy, or simply deserving special attention. With a small team on the show floor just walking around a vast sea of gadgetry within acres of indoor Vegasness, it's easy to let things slip by.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Expands to Telus Universe January 13

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The universe is expanding its reach and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone will be officially launching with Telus Mobility on January 13. That's next Friday, in case you don't want to look at a calendar.

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Google Translate App Comes To iPad

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Earlier today Google updated its official Google Translate iOS app to include an interface for the iPad. Previously, the app was only for the iPhone (and iPod Touch).

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Holo Everywhere

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Translating these statements from Googlese, it means that if manufacturers won't comply to this requirement of inclusion of this compulsory Holo theming as default. In its turn, it means that instead of their own, quite incompatible with Android 4.0 theming (think about Samsung's TouchWiz, HTC's Sense UI, and others) such "fragmented" devices either won't get a license for official Android 4.0, or at least won't get access to Google's Android Market and Google Apps. Or both.

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Android Market Hits 400,000 Apps

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Google's Android Market reportedly raised past the 400,000 app mark this past weekend. It was just last April when Android Market got 200,000 apps. Then, next 100,000 apps were registered in last August, according to Distimo, an app store tracking service.

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ASUS Transformer Prime To Get Android 4.0 ICS, Unlocked Bootloader And GPS Fix

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Asus is updating its Transformer Prime firmware from 8.8.3.29 to build 8.8.3.33 which is meant to address several problems identified by the company. First, it attempts to "enhance GPS speed" by automatically downloading satellite location tables over WiFi.

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Android’s Siri “Clone” Removed From Android Market

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One of the latest apps to join this “fake app” bandwagon comes from a developer called “Official App” which is no doubt designed to fool inexperienced Android users. This so-called “developer” has recently put up an app called "Siri on the Android Market, fooling people into thinking it’s the real thing.

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Arcade Game Emulator MAME Now Out For Google Chrome

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Of course, there are many other classic games of the past that work on Google's Chrome, but if you are after that classic arcade feel and look you've got hooked too long ago, there's no comparison. Pac-Man lives! There's also that mobile MAME imame4all app which will give you the same MAME games on both Android and iOS.

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Study Claims Android Is For Apps, iOS For Games

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Android has its positive features (more open, more freeware oriented) and negative (malware and security issues), while iOS has its positives (better games, better security) and negatives (not as open, not as much freeware). It really boils down to what you are looking for in an OS, not which is better than the other.

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Andy Rubin: 3.7 Million Android Christmas Activations

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Andy Rubin tweeted recently that 3.7 million new Android activations took place on December 24 and 25.

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Google’s Nexus Tablet

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Google's Eric Shmidt has reportedly said that a Google-branded tablet might be launched in the first six months of 2012. The tablet plans were mentioned during an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Schmidt’s quote could mean many things.

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Google Android Activations Now Over 700K Per Day

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The Apple iPhone 4S found its way to millions of customers within just a few days of its release back in October. But many Apple fans who were waiting for an iPhone 5 were deeply disappointed with the latest iPhone. That might have helped the Android platform to become a bit more popular. According to the latest info, over 700,000 Android devices are being activated every day.

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Nexus S Gets ICS Update

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Recently, Google promised that after the Galaxy Nexus arrived, Nexus S users would also be treated to ICS. After a very short wait, Google made good on their word.

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Android-Powered DragonBot Toy Learns From The Cloud

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Enter the DragonBot. More specifically, Kombusto is the first of what will presumably be a series of DragonBots and it could be one of the most powerful kids toys in some time... as well as for the kid in all of us.

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Google Street View Adds Time Machine: Japan’s Visual Tsunami Timeline

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Google's mobile vehicles drove 44,000 km to make panoramic 360 degrees images of areas in Northeastern Japan that were affected by the March 11, 2011 Tsunami.

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