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Angry Birds 2

Angry Birds 2

Rovio recently announced the arrival of Angry Birds 2 as the sequel to the popular Angry Birds game. The developer has released multiple spin-offs for Angry Birds over the past few years, but never really launched a full blown successor to the game. This game has officially made its way to the Google Play Store today, letting Android users in on the fun. The game is also available to iPhone and iPad owners via the iTunes App Store.

The game sticks to its roots and doesn’t bring any drastic changes to the gameplay. But with that being said, the developers have introduced a couple of new features on board which makes it worth your time. You can now choose the birds that you want to sling, while spells and other tricks can give you that extra edge mid-air. Overall, it’s the same Angry Birds in theory but with a new look and some extra zing.

It’s a free download from the Google Play Store, but you can make in-app purchases to get access to some cool stuff.

Source: Google Play Store

Via: Android and Me

Samsung Galaxy Music Leaked, Event To Be Held In Frankfurt

Samsung’s new music feature’s name was revealed on the company’s official list of device that were going to be upgraded to Jelly Bean, but today actually brings a whole lot more news on the smartphone that is known as Samsung Galaxy Music. While this isn’t coming straight out of the mouths of Samsung, the first news came from Telecom-Presse, an Austrian website. The website revealed the phone with some very humble specifications and a very distinctive front face.

The device or “Samsung Galaxy Music,” seems to be an entry level smartphone at this point, but its focused is on music, as implied by the naming convention of the handset. It’s going to be featuring two different stereo speakers, a tiny 3 inch QVGA 240 x 320 display and will be powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The handset will also be powered by a 850MHz single core processor, which is really saddening, so you won’t have a whole lot of power to mess around with on this guy, but it is something you would expect for it to have decent pricing on the smartphone market. What’s interesting is that this phone will have a dual-SIM version of the handset, and will be be branded as the Galaxy Music Duos. I’m going to ahead and take this as Samsung’s way of looking to target the developing world with this handset.

The Galaxy Music has been reported that the handset will be making its debut at an even in Frankfurt on October 11th. Invites for this event have just recently started trickling to the German press, but nothing other than that. Honestly, it’s not a bad device for it being an entry level phone. I do think that the single core processor is going to kill the selling point though, I can only imagine as to how slow that thing will be moving. Of course, this probably doesn’t matter to someone who’s just getting into the smartphone market, as they haven’t had a taste of the glorious dual core processor phones. At least this isn’t another handset where Samsung is trying to undercut their most recent flagship device, the Galaxy S III (i.e. Galaxy Note II coming out and undercutting the Galaxy S III).

Does this particular handset interest anyone at all? It looks interesting, and will obviously be a good music player with its devotion and focus on the music side of things. It may even remove the reason for people to purchase various MP3 players, but we don’t know that for sure as of yet. We’re going to have to have a look at this thing and actually see if it is a good replacement — on the other hand, smartphones have been known to replace dedicated MP3’s, so who knows?.

source: android central


The Galaxy Music will reportedly make its debut at an event in Frankfurt on Oct 11 — invites for this gathering recently started trickling out to the German press. We’ve got one more image after the break. Full specs can be found at the source link.

Files Off Of Sprint Server Boast Of a New Samung Device Believed To Be Galaxy Note 2

It’s very possible that a major device could be headed for Sprint’s network. A leaked RDF file off of Sprint’s servers showing off a device called the Samsung SPH-L900 that features a very nice arsenal of specs including: the Exynos 4412 processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 mega pixel camera with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powering the handset. This specifications leak really is matching up to what we saw in the leak from AT&T that led us to confirm that AT&T would be having the Galaxy Note II also.

The only thing that wasn’t listed in the file was the screen size of the new handset. The massive screen on the Galaxy Note was what made the handset very unique from other devices. The only listed specs about the screen was a 1280 x 720 display. That said, it’s very unclear as to if this smartphone is a beefed-up Galaxy S III or the Galaxy Note II that was announced in Berlin, Germany. Whatever this mysterious handset is though, all these features inside the phone are seriously going to be able to compete with any other smartphone when it comes to hardware. The Exyynos 4412 processor is a beast. Add 2 GB of RAM to that and you got a pretty wicked sweet handset.

Samsung originally showed their Galaxy Note II off at IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany. It’s really shaping up to look like a extremely strong sequel to the previous Galaxy Note. Samsung Electronics was very focused on creating a handset that would be available to more United States wireless carriers than what was available with the original Galaxy Note. That said, with all of these added features and extremely awesome hardware, the Galaxy Note II will be having a highly anticipated launch sometime in the near future (Samsung said the handset would launch sometime in 2012) with Spring and possibly a few other carriers.

Earlier this week, we saw a leak from AT&T regarding the Galaxy Note 2 which confirmed it would be on the AT&T carrier. The source that gave that information claimed the handset would be launching “very soon.” That same source said that the 5.5 inch behemoth would also be coming to other carriers like T-Mobile, Sprint, along with Bell in Canada. That said, it’s really look like the source was correct as we’ve already seen a rumored image hinting at a Galaxy Note II coming to T-Mobile. Now we’ve even seen this RDF leak from Sprint. Still, since there was no official announcement about the phone, we should all probably take this leak with a very hefty grain of salt.

Are you excited to see Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note II make it to carriers like T-Mobile and Sprint? Hopefully the rumors turn out to be true when it comes to saying that it will be launching on those carriers. I’m sure there’s a ton of T-Mobile and Sprint fans that would love to get their hands on that behemoth of a device. We’ll keep you updated if we see anything else on the Sprint and T-Mobile rumors.

Any thoughts on the matter?

source: Talk Android


Samsung Galaxy S III 4G With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Quad Core Chip On Its Way To Telstra and Optus

A minor (or larger, depending on what you think of it) iteration of Samsung’s latest flagship handset, the Galaxy S III, will soon be on its way into Australian borders. Telstra and Optus will be selling the handset with 4G LTE fully available for the handset. This new iteration has been dubbed the Galaxy S III 4G, it’s actually going to be the first LTE based variant of the handset to launch outside of Korean borders with Samsung’s own quad core Exynos processor under the hood. If that’s not enough of extra goodies for you, consumers who purchase the Galaxy S III 4G will have access to the much coveted Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out of its box. Since we haven’t seen a Jelly Bean update just yet, surely this is going to make some users fairly jealous. Of course, we should be seeing a Jelly Bean update in the United States fairly soon with numerous leaks and external downloads popping up all over the place. What Samsung is holding off on, I don’t know.

It’ll be really interesting to see how fast the Galaxy S III 4G LTE will be over in Australia. As you know, it is a really good handset and is one of Samsung’s big flagship devices. That said, it’s LTE capabilities have got to be pretty dang fantastic. What I am curious about is if we’ll be seeing an LTE version in the United States soon or not. It’s questionable as Apple, the Cupertino based company, is looking to ban the Galaxy S III in the United States along with a list of other handsets. Hopefully it won’t prohibit Samsung from releasing an LTE version. Then again, since Apple has just recently got some four hundred LTE patents, they may have another weapon against the Galaxy S III if it were to get LTE in the U.S.

This 4.8 inch superphone will be launching on both carriers in October with two different color options for each network — white and blue for the Optus carrier and grey and black for the Telstra carrier. Optus has also said that if customers pre-order the Galaxy S III online, you can expect to receive your handset by September 20th, a couple weeks earlier from its official launch date. If you want a ton more information from the carriers themselves, just hit the source links below and you should be able to find everything you need to know about pre-ordering along with all the hardware information in Australia. If not, well, feel free to comment and we’ll try to help you out as best as we can!

Do you think that the Galaxy S III 4G LTE will arrive in the United States or are we going to have to wait until this court mess is all over with? Hopefully we won’t have to wait as this is a really good phone and seeing a 4G LTE network on it would be a beautiful thing.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

source: Optus, Telstra
via: Talk Android

Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL Launching in Germany in October

This new handset was first announced way back at the Mobile World Congress in February, since then we really haven’t heard anything about the Huawei Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL. The company really caused a stir among consumers with what was at the time some magnificent specifications, consumers were really excited to get their hands on the device. Now, at the IFA 2012 convention in Berlin, Germany it seems as if we finally have an answer as to when the Ascend D1 Quad XL (the name has a 1 in it now) will be coming to the market. While it’s still a very impressive device, it definitely does not stand out as much as some other devices releasing as of late.

Huawei announced all of this information at IFA this week and has said that the D Quad XL will be launching in Germany near the end of October. The handset will be available in two different colors, block and ceramic white respectively. For an off-contract price, it’s going to cost you 500 euros, £395 or $625. For those that aren’t really familiar with the handset, the 4.5 inch Quad XL stands above the regular D Quad by including a very hefty 2600mAh battery, which the Chinese company Huawei has said is good for nearly 500 hours of standby time. The handset will be powered by Huawei’s own K3V2 1.2GHz quad core processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB’s of on-board store, which is expandable by another 32GB’s with a microSD card.

Here’s the full run down on the device straight from IFA in Berlin, Germany this past week:

The new high-end device is a master of endurance. Based on the Android™ 4.0 operating system, it also incorporates HUAWEI Battery Saving Technology to slash energy consumption by up to 30 per cent. Combined with the ultra-powerful 2,600 mAh battery, it delivers an impressive 15 hours of talk time and 500 hours of standby. And the Ascend D1 Quad XL also features smart computing power, with a 1.2 GHz K3V2 processor and integrated 16x GPU. 1 GB RAM powers smooth, fast changeovers between applications, while 8 GB ROM ensures plenty of space for entertainment – and can easily be increased to up to 32GB with microSD™.

The generous 11.59-cm (4.5-inch) high-definition IPS+ touchscreen makes the most of all content, with crystal-clear presentation even in bright sunlight thanks to its PPI 330 display. And to ensure the HUAWEI Ascend D1 Quad XL is a feast for all the senses, Dolby® Mobile 3 sound enhancement and Audience earSmart™ voice technology create a superb audio experience

“We listen to what our customers want, and they prioritize speed, long battery life and mobile entertainment in a high-quality, lightweight package“, says Lars-Christian Weisswange, Vice President Device Western Europe at HUAWEI Technologies. “The HUAWEI Ascend D1 Quad XL fulfils all their desires.“

The 8-megapixel rear camera features dual LED flash and minimal delay, with state-of-the-art BSI technology delivering excellent image quality even in poor light. A 1.3-megapixel front camera for video telephony and HD video is also integrated, enabling videos to be shot in 1080p full HD and played back on a suitable TV or monitor using a MHL adapter* (Mobile High-Definition Link) or DLNA. 

A mere 64.9 mm wide and 11.5 mm in depth, the HUAWEI Ascend D1 Quad XL is the smartest way to conceal an array of high-tech features. The elegant lines of the frame and ultra-compact touchscreen design enabled HUAWEI to slim down this advanced smartphone to the max.

While the device isn’t “spectacular” it does look fairly nice and might be worth a look. Its’ definitely something that I am really not interested in purchasing as those Sony Xperia devices announced this past week at IFA also look really fantastic. Which means, I might be finding myself getting one of those instead of something else, really. I am interested in seeing how well the battery holds out with video playback or just standard usage of apps as that battery is really hefty and has a lot of power. My Atrix 2 currently lasts around 8 – 10 hours depending on what I am doing on it during the day, so I would be pretty curious to see how it compares to the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL.

Is anyone actually interested in getting this handset? It’s fairly cheap compared to some other high-grade phones.

Let us know in the comments below!

source: Android Central