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Faster Than Light Is The Android Launcher For The Performance-Conscious And The Customization-Savvy | Redmond Pie

Faster Than Light Is The Android Launcher For The Performance-Conscious And The Customization-Savvy | Redmond Pie | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Android’s beauty lies in its relatively “open” nature: it allows the user to customize just about every aspect of their device’s software, from launchers and keyboards to entire ROMs and kernels. Launchers like GO, LauncherPro and ADW are very popular among folks who dislike the stock launcher which comes with their device. LauncherPro, especially, is known for its excellent performance and, today, we came across an all-new launcher called Faster Than Light (FTL) Launcher that claims to be the fastest launcher ever. We’ve played around with it for a while and feel that it does, really, live up to that claim. Details after the jump!

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Google-Motorola deal set to be approved by U.S. Justice Department, says WSJ

Google-Motorola deal set to be approved by U.S. Justice Department, says WSJ | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Google's aquisition of Motorola Mobility is set to be approved by the U.S. Justice Department as early as next week, according to the Wall Street Journal and people "familiar with the matter." These sort of deals are never a given, as the various governments across the world always have the final say on matters of commerce. This deal would arm Google with very desirable hardware patents for mobile devices, which really is the reason for the entire investigation.

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How to Secure Your Google Account with Google Authenticator

How to Secure Your Google Account with Google Authenticator | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

We’ve mentioned using two-factor authentication with a text or voice message in the past, but the Google Authenticator app can be more convenient. It displays a code that changes every thirty seconds.

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Google Docs for Android updates: adds offline support, better tablet experience

Google Docs for Android updates: adds offline support, better tablet experience | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Google clearly didn't want to blow everyone's mind right away with its Google Docs app for Android.

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ITC judges says Motorola Android phones not violating 3 Apple patents

ITC judges says Motorola Android phones not violating 3 Apple patents | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

The International Trade Commission (ITC)'s Administrative Law Judge has ruled in favor of Motorola Mobility, saying the new Google acquisition and maker of fine, Corellian-styles Android phones doesn't violate 3 of Apple's multitouch patents...

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Google says "one theme to rule them all" for Android 4.0 devices

Google says "one theme to rule them all" for Android 4.0 devices | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

As an avid Android user, one of the biggest complaints I have with the platform is how long it takes to get a device updated to the latest version of the OS...

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Browser Swap: Set Default Browser For Wi-Fi/2G/3G & Websites

Browser Swap: Set Default Browser For Wi-Fi/2G/3G & Websites | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Previously reviewed Android app, Smart Browser Chooser, lets users open websites/URLs via specific web browsers depending upon what type of internet connection they are using.

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13 Android Ice Cream Sandwich features that boost tablet productivity

13 Android Ice Cream Sandwich features that boost tablet productivity | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

What's so great about Google’s newest mobile OS? Read on to find out.

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After 2011's flop, can Android tablets recover?

After 2011's flop, can Android tablets recover? | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Apple's iPad had little to worry about last year as the expected Android tablet wave never materialized..

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Ice Cream Sandwich on Nexus S from Wind Mobile

Ice Cream Sandwich on Nexus S from Wind Mobile | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Switched back to #WindMobile after months of Mobilisery with #Mobilicity, and swung a free NexusS with #ICS to boot!

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Samsung Confirms: No Value Pack, No Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S And Tab

Samsung Confirms: No Value Pack, No Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S And Tab | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

A Samsung spokesperson has told The Next Web that it will not bring any major updates to last year's best-selling Galaxy S smartphone and the original Galaxy..

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Android Market Cracks The 400,000 Application Barrier, Becomes The Largest Store In The World For Free Apps

Android Market Cracks The 400,000 Application Barrier, Becomes The Largest Store In The World For Free Apps | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

The Android Market hit a milestone over the holiday weekend - it now contains over 400,000 apps, putting it only 100,000 apps behind Apple's App Store in terms of sheer quantity.

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Google Wallet PIN cracked on rooted Android devices

Google Wallet PIN cracked on rooted Android devices | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

The security of the PIN that protects Google Wallet transactions has been compromised — though most users won't need to worry about the issue for now, as it only applies to users who have rooted their Android smartphone. The key issue is that the PIN is stored on the device itself instead of in the secure NFC element, although it is in an encrypted format. That means that if your Android smartphone is rooted, if somebody takes your phone, he or she will be able to access the encrypted file that stores your PIN. From there, it's a relatively simple matter of running a program that uses a brute force method to guess your PIN.

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Dell Voice offers VoIP, but only to Canadians

Dell Voice offers VoIP, but only to Canadians | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Dell's teamed up with Fongo to offer Dell Voice, a VoIP app that's available exclusively in Canada.

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Android: Block unwanted calls without 3rd party apps for free

Android: Block unwanted calls without 3rd party apps for free | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

There may be times that you feel frustrated when a number keeps calling you repeatedly. Although you may find many apps that can block calls, not all of them are well-developed and you may to pay to use them. Luckily, there is a built-in function in Android system that allows you to block calls without installing any additional applications. This tutorial will show you how to activate it.

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Texas Instruments demos new OMAP 5 chipset

Texas Instruments demos new OMAP 5 chipset | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

At the Consumer Electronics Show on Thursday, Texas Instruments showed off the company’s OMAP 5 chipset in a reference platform running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The 28nm system on a chip (SOC) features a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 CPU, 2MB L2 cache, a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU and a dual-channel LPDDR2-533 memory interface. The OMAP 5 supports 24 and 20-megapixel cameras for front and rear 3D HD video recording. It also supports up to 8GB of dual channel DDR3 memory, and includes 3 USB 2.0 ports and a SATA 2.0 controller. “This is the greatest platform on Earth right now… way ahead of Apple, and it’s the first Cortex-A15 (which runs 2x faster than the Cortex-A9) product on the market,” Texas Instruments vice president Remi El-Ouazzane told Engadget. ”When running two Cortex-A15 chips at 800MHz, it’s more or less the same performance as running two Cortex-A9s at 1.5GHz. We’re working on multiple form factors — tablets, thin-and-lights — and we think ARM is going to bring tablets to the masses.” The first devices featuring the OMAP 5 chipset aren’t expected to ship until late 2012 or early 2013.

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LG To Pay Licensing Fees To Microsoft For Using Android

LG To Pay Licensing Fees To Microsoft For Using Android | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

InformationWeek reports that LG is the latest in a string of companies who have been bullied into paying 'license fees' to Microsoft for the use of Android on their products.

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Galaxy Nexus headed towards Canada via Fido, Rogers

Galaxy Nexus headed towards Canada via Fido, Rogers | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

The Galaxy Nexus finally heading to Canada's Rogers and Fido, for $159.99 on a three-year contract.

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IM+ Pro On Sale for Just $.99 -- $9 off!

IM+ Pro On Sale for Just $.99 -- $9 off! | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

The game of messenger applications is a difficult one for all players involved. It’s difficult to emulate each protocol’s unique set of features in one comprehensive application and users will not hesitate to toast you if you don’t live up to their expectations.

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LG's Android Google TV - Advanced Television

LG says the forthcoming LG Smart TV with Google TV combines the familiarity of Google's Android OS with the convenience and comfort of LG's 3D and Smart TV technologies...

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Expand Ice Cream Sandwich's web capabilities with Browser+

Expand Ice Cream Sandwich's web capabilities with Browser+ | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

The web browser built in to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rocks. It's so fast and stable that it easily beats out any of the third-party alternatives, and new.

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Google Requires OEMs To Include The Stock Set Of UI Widgets In All Ice Cream Sandwich Devices, Developers Can Stop Skins From Messing With Their Apps

Google Requires OEMs To Include The Stock Set Of UI Widgets In All Ice Cream Sandwich Devices, Developers Can Stop Skins From Messing With Their Apps | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

We are going to need some restraint and careful explanation for this one.Google is making life a little easier for developers.

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Manage Your Android Apps & Discover New Ones With AppBrain App Market

Manage Your Android Apps & Discover New Ones With AppBrain App Market | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

AppBrain App Market is an app that helps you manage your apps, discover the latest cool apps, and share them with your friends or other AppBrain users.

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Use Your Android Device As An Extended Display For PC With ScreenSlider

Use Your Android Device As An Extended Display For PC With ScreenSlider | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

The defining factor of any showy-offy desktop setup is often measured by having two, three or more monitors connected up alongside each other to provide that extra width, allowing panes to be scattered easily and taking gaming to a whole new level.

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