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Droid Weekly 9/22/13: Cyanogen Inc., KitKats, Padfone Infinity, Nexus 5 and More

September 22, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Nexus 5 Benchmarks Surface, Confirming 1080p Display and Snapdragon 800 Processor

This week, the Nexus 5 leaks continued. This time the device was benchmarked on GFXBench, and it pretty much confirmed what we already knew, or thought we knew. That it’ll have a 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 processor and the board is also named Hammerhead. Read More

ASUS Unveils New and Improved Padfone Infinity with Snapdragon 800 and Tweaks Galore

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This week, ASUS also took the wraps off of the new Padfone Infinity. It’s now packing a Snapdragon 800, along with a few other tweaks. Making it a pretty powerful device. Unfortunately, we’ll never see this in the US because of the carriers.  Read More

Google Voice’s Voicemail Becomes More Secure Starting Next Month

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Google Voice also announced this week that they are making voicemail hosted by Google Voice more secure. Which is great to see, especially since we haven’t seen much come out of Google Voice in the past few months. Read More

Nexus 7 LTE Now Available in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK, Japan, South Korea and the US (Again)

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Google finally put the Nexus 7 LTE up for sale in about 10 countries this week. Although here in the US, there are still issues with AT&T and Verizon. Verizon being they won’t allow the device to be activated on their network until it’s “certified” and AT&T SIMs not allowing you to use the Nexus 7 as a hotspot. Read More

Rumor: Galaxy S5 Could Be Released with Android and Tizen, Aluminum and Magnesium Body

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Yep, rumors of the Galaxy S5 already beginning to surface and the Galaxy Note 3 isn’t even on store shelves yet. It looks like the Galaxy S5 might be able to dual boot Android and Tizen, which Samsung has been working on for quite a while now. Read More. 

Nestle ‘Confirms’ KitKat Coming in October

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Over on Nestle’s Facebook page this week, they kinda confirmed that KitKat will be ‘available’ in October. Now we are questioning the fact that it’ll be available, we believe it’ll be announced in October and available in November, like it is every year. Read More

CyanogenMod Announces ‘A New Chapter’ and Becomes a Company

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This week, Cyanogen kind of surprised us. They announced that they will now be known as Cyanogen Inc, and will be announcing their first hardware partner in the coming weeks. Which all signs are pointing to OPPO at this point. This is pretty interesting, but many people aren’t too happy with it. Read More

BBM For Android Delays Continue…..Rollout On Hold for iPhone and Android

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So BBM for Android and iOS was supposed to rollout this weekend. However, because of the massive amount of fakes in the Play Store it was delayed. Those were all removed within a few hours. But a leaked APK got out and many of us installed it which caused problems for Blackberry and now they have put the rollout on hold. Read More