Dec, 18 2012

  • Google updates updates Google Play Movies, Google Street View, Google Play Music, Google Drive and Google Wallet in the Play Store. Mum on exact details.
  • Facebook scans your private messages. “Likes” pages you’re discussing. One more reason to move to Google+. [TNW]
  • XDA member starts “Update My Moto” campaign. Begs Motorola for Tegra 2 compatible Ice Cream Sandwich, and/or Jelly Bean kernel. [UpdateMyMoto]
  • Parrot shows off Android-based Asteroid Smart in-dash car infotainment system. But is it better than using your own smartphone? [Engadget]
  • Intel’s chip in the Motorola RAZR M gives 72 hours of battery life, vs. Qualcomm’s paltry 1 day. [TheVerge]
  • HTC Jetstream gains S-Off with software hack. AOSP ROMs to follow? [XDA]
  • Google Gesture Search updated. Now compatible with the Nexus 7. [Google Play Store]
  • Researches find algorithm that can reduce battery drain by 25% and double recharge rates. [UCSD Jacobs]
  • Acer Iconia Tab A100, A200, and A500 wont be seeing an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. [Notebook Italia]
  • Google settles copyright case with book publishers for undisclosed amount. [WSJ]
  • Gingerbread malware can take control of your phone’s camera, snapping pics every 2 seconds. [ComputerWorld]
  • Firefox Beta updated with ARMv6 support (old school phones). Looking for testers. [Play Store]
  • Sony Xperia Tablet S pulled from store shelves due to faulty water resistance. [Reuters]
  • Apple vs Samsung jury foreman responds to Samsung’s allegations of wrongdoing. [Bloomberg]
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