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Google gets patent for advanced display settings based on battery life

This patent is a pretty cool one, because it’s finally something that’s at least a little bit different. It’s not just a patent for something that we’ve all seen, but rather Google has been granted a patent for advanced display settings based on battery life. And, “advanced” is the key word here, because we’re not just talking about brightness.

Google gets patent for advanced display settings based on battery life

According to the new patent granted for Google, there would be three different “operating modes” that would be implemented for OLED displays based on the batterylevel. On the first level, blur and animations would be disabled. On the second level, the resolution of the display would be lowered. On the third level, the display would only show black and red colors (the most power efficient colors for OLED displays).


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Google begins allowing all developers to respond to user comments and reviews on Google Play

Google is continuing to encourage the connection between developers and users and now the company behind Android has allowed developers to respond to user reviews on Google Play.

Google begins allowing all developers to respond to user comments and reviews on Google Play

“The feature originally rolled out to top developers, and we’re gradually expanding it to additional Google Play developers,” a Google spokesperson said.

The feature first launched for top developers in June 2012, and now all developers are getting the privilege to reply to users’ comments.
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n Q3, Samsung Galaxy S3 best-selling smartphone in the world

Samsung was able to take advantage of the release of a new iPhone in order to take the title of world’s best-selling smartphone for Q3 of 2012. The Samsung Galaxy S3 sold 18 million units for the quarter in comparison to the iPhone 4S, which moved 16.2 million. This equates to a 10.7 percent share of the global smartphone market for the GS3 compared to the 9.7 percent of the iPhone 4S. While I hate to burst the bubble of fellow Android enthusiasts, however, it’s worth diving deeper into the statistics.

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Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: the new features

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: the new features

1. Android 4.2 has widgets on the lock screen

Lockscreen widgets! If we had to point out the most exciting new feature in Android 4.2 that would be it. Now, you can add all kinds of widgets to the lockscreen, and you simply access them by swiping to the left or right without needing to unlock the phone. This is one easy productivity boost that we’ve been wishing for in a while. Google’s Matias Duarte showed how you can set up a widget to access the camera by just swiping to the right, but you could also set up Gmail, weather and all sorts of useful widgetry.

Android 4.2 has widgets on the lock screen


Google announces Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet, Android 4.2

Google on Monday introduced a new Nexus 4 smartphone to take on Apple’s iPhone 5, a 10-inch iPad competitor named the Nexus 10, and launched a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet with cellular data connectivity.


The trio of new products all run Android 4.2, what the company called a “new flavor” of its mobile operating system code-named Jelly Bean.

The products were initially planned to be unveiled at a media event in New York, but Hurricane Sandy prompted the search company to cancel its media presentation. As such, the new products were simply unveiled via a press release on Monday.
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Huawei announces Honor 2 with quad-core processor, 4.5-inch IPS HD display

huawei honor 2 1 Huawei announces Honor 2 with quad core processor, 4.5 inch IPS HD display

Huawei has announced the launch of the successor to Huawei Honor in the form of Honor II smartphone. Priced at 1,888 Yuan (INR 16,400), the Honor 2 will go on sale starting November 4 in China.

The smartphone features 4.5-inch IPS 1280x720p display, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB of internal storage.

Just 10.5mm thick, Honor 2 comes with an 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, Android 4.0 and 2230 mAh battery.

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Android Patcher Tool Brings Various Mods and Tweaks

There are numerous tools available to help users, beginning developers, and even some more knowledgeable developers modify programs and files. Many are pretty well known, including APKTooland Virtuous Ten Studio. However, others are obviously less well known.

The Android Patcher tool falls into the latter category, but it’s already gaining new features with every update. It was developed by XDA Forum MemberREDX36 and has a number of updates and features. Some of them include:

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