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Droid Weekly 6/30/13: Xperia Z Ultra, CyanogenMod 10.1.0, Facebook Home and More

June 30, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

CyanogenMod Working on an iMessage Killer?

This week we learned that the CM team is working on a type of “iMessage killer”. It would be very similar to iMessage where it’s part of the existing Messaging app and will determine whether your recipient is using CyanogenMod or another device and send it as either a regular IM or a text. Read More

LG Optimus G2 Stills from ‘Learning From You’ Video leak, Thanks @Evleaks

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This week, some stills from a new promo video for LG’s upcoming G2 which we should see at their August 7th event in New York City. It doesn’t show much, except that we’ll probably have software buttons and volume rocker/power button will be on the back of the device. Read More

Survey Says 91% of Adults Don’t want Anything to do with Facebook Home

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Honestly, I was a bit surprised that its only 91%. I expected it to be a bit higher. But saying this many people don’t want to use an app that allows Facebook to take over their phone? Guess Zuckerberg didn’t see that coming. Read more

Sony Take Wraps off Smartwatch SW2; Higher-Res Display, Aluminum Body and NFC Pairing Launching September

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This week Sony had their event in Germany and China where they announced a couple of new devices. There was the new Smartwatch which is pretty awesome. They are saying 3-4 days of battery life and it features a 1.6-inch 220×176 Transflective display. Not bad for a smartwatch right? Read More

Sony Officially Reveal Xperia Z Ultra: 1080p Display at 6.4-inches Powered by Snapdragon 800; Just 6.5mm thin

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In addition to the smartwatch, Sony also announced their entry into the phablet world with their Xperia Z Ultra. It’s packing a 6.4-inch full HD display along with a Snapdragon 800 processor. This is also the first device to sport the Snapdragon 800. Read More

AT&T Apparently Sold Out of the Facebook Phone [HTC First]

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There have been so many reports about how bad the HTC First has done. To the point where AT&T even dropped it down to a penny to get rid of them. Now this week we were hearing that the HTC First sold out at AT&T. Read More

CM Team Releasing CyanogenMod 10.1.0 Tonight!

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On Monday, the CM Team began releasing CyanogenMod 10.1.0 for many of its supported devices. CM 10.1.0 is the first very stable build for Android 4.2.2. Prior to that we had nightlies and release candidates which led up to this stable build. Read More