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Moto G open source components now available for developers

Open Source components for the Moto G are now available from Motorola's SourceForge page. You'll find the source files for the kernel as well as other essential GPL portions of the system, including a nice set of instructions about how to get it all to compile. Developers interested in coding OS and kernel development for the Moto G can download them here.

BBM Pin Finder app highlights BBM active user growth

Search4BBM is a directory style app for BBM which basically lets people locate others on the BBM network. Users of the service, which gets its Pin data solely from user submissions, can set their preferred “security level” so their Pin can be found by everyone, only social friends, or only people they personally approve. Search4BBM has more than 3M BBM pincodes listed in its directory, and allows users to find friends’ BBM Pins by connecting it with their Facebook account, or find others’…

Make free 08 calls with BT SmartTalk app for Android and iOS

BT have launched a mobile app that uses your inclusive minutes on your land line instead of your mobile minutes. BT SmartTalk offer gives you 60 minutes of free calls from your mobile each month throughout 2014. 0800/0845/0870 calls Access your BT calling plan from your smartphone and use your inclusive or cheaper 0800/0845/0870 calls when using the BT SmartTalk app. Take your landline abroad Calling the UK whilst abroad? When using the BT SmartTalk app over wi-fi, calls to the UK may be cheaper than using your…

Samsung European Innovation Centre Opens in London

Boost to UK creative economy to facilitate rapid innovations  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced the opening of its Samsung European Innovation Centre at Fleet Place in London's financial and business district, situated among the world's leading enterprises. The opening was attended by the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, and SP Kim, President & CEO of Samsung Electronics Europe. London was selected in recognition of the city's established creative and knowledge economy which…

Tesco CEO confirms Hudl 2 planned for 2014

Tesco is planning a second-generation Hudl for 2014. According to Tesco’s chief executive, Philip Clarke, 35,000 Hudl tablets sold in the first few days of launch, with more than 300,000 sold since. According to Mr Clarke, that is 'more than we had originally planned in total in the run-up to Christmas'. He added that a new version of the Hudl is already on the drawing board: 'The new model will be an enhanced version' was all we got though. perhaps final details haven't quite been written off just yet? Chief…

BSkyB launches Sky Go App for Android tablets

The app is compatible with “the majority of Android tablets” above 7-inches, while Android phones should continue to use the other Sky Go app as normal. Notable unsupported devices include the Asus Transformer TF101 and Amazon Kindle Fire range, which is based on a forked version of Android, so doesn’t come as a complete surprise. In future, the two smartphone and tablet apps will be combined into one, Sky said. With Sky Go Tablet, viewers can access Sky’s on-demand catalogue of hundreds of…

Judge blocks HTC One Mini in UK from December 6

If you're looking to buy an HTC One Mini in the UK, you better grab one fast as a London judge said HTC couldn’t sell its One Mini phone in the U.K. from Dec. 6 after it was found to have infringed patents owned by Nokia. While Judge Richard Arnold also ruled that HTC’s One phone contained microchips that breached Nokia’s patent, he delayed an injunction against the product so HTC could appeal. Blocking U.K. sales of the One would cause “considerable” damage to HTC, he said in a…

VSCO Cam coming to Android tomorrow

App will be free with additional presets and tools available for purchase VSCO Cam, One of the more popular camera and photo editing apps, will be available in Google Play tomorrow. VSCO Cam says on its blog that its app will offer the highest quality of photo presets and tools available for Android photographers out there. VSCO Cam has been in private beta for Android users since the end of July, but there was no indication of when it would finally debut for the general public. It will be free to download and…

Bell and Virgin release the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aurora Red

Bell and Virgin Mobile have launched a new colour of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aurora Red. This festive colour joins the Black Mist and White Frost models that have been available since the flagship Android was released back in May. The specs are the same, just a new coating, and comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display (1920×1080 resolution, 441ppi), 1.9Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13MP back camera / 2MP front camera, 2600mAh removable battery and runs…

Birdie Apps Releases Ultimate Golf GPS App for Android

Birdie Apps Golf GPS App delivers the highest quality interactive maps on the market for Android users. Android users have been searching for the best Android Golf GPS app, and now that search is over. Birdie Apps recently released the newest version of its Golf GPS App and it is fully supported on all Android devices, including the ones that are just coming off the shelf, along with those purchased years ago. Golfers no longer have to settle for the status quo which gives them mediocre maps, forces them to pay for…

Amazon Appstore giving free Android games for Thanksgiving weekend

Amazon has announced that its Appstore for Android will be giving away a selection of top Android games this weekend. The "Ultimate Game Collection" promotion runs from today until Sunday, Dec. 1. Here's a breakdown of the sales on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk — the only major difference is U.S. buyers get Battle Bears Fortress as part of their promotion. Amazon US Amazon UK Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run(was $3.99) Battle Bears Fortress (was $1.99) Quell (was $0.99)…

Google removes CyanogenMOD Installer from Play Store

Earlier this month, CyanogenMOD made it a little bit easier for users to install its custom ROM by releasing a guidance app on Google Play. The "app" was nothing more than instructions advising users how to download the desktop software to facilitate unlocking the bootloader and flashing the ROM. Google have now removed the app as it “encourages users to void their warranty,” according to an email received from the Play Store team. Because Android users are able to sideload apps, the Installer is…

HTC bringing HTC One with dual sim option to UK

- Handset offers ease of use and flexibility for foreign nationals, students and business users - Enhancement on T3’s ‘gadget of the year’ with expandable storage through microSD slot HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, is to start selling its HTC One with a dual SIM option in the UK for the first time. The HTC One dual SIM has a removable back casing so customers can insert two different SIM cards, meaning they can use a single phone to run on two different phone numbers or…

Phones 4u announces Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

GET YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS THIS BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY AT PHONES 4u, AND GET MORE THAN BARGAINED FOR WITH EXTRA TREATS TOO! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching, but don’t panic! Phones 4u is frolicking in festive goodness, with oodles of spectacular Christmas gifts, exclusive offers and amazing deals across both Pay as You Go and contract plans to be snapped up before presents go under the tree this year. The perfect gifts with our pay as you go deals At Phones 4u we’re celebrating…