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Netflix for Android gets tablet-esque update

Netflix for Android gets tablet-esque update

Netflix has pushed out a new version of its app for Android smartphones, with a new UI, more movie details and content, and easier access to recently watched and part-watched shows. The updated Netflix for Android borrows liberally from the Android tablet version launched last year, squeezing more titles and galleries into the scrolling UI, and still delivering plenty of personalized suggestions.

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Ice Cream Sandwich on a fifth of Android devices Google reveals

Ice Cream Sandwich on a fifth of Android devices Google reveals

Ice Cream Sandwich is now found on over a fifth of active Android devices, Google has revealed, gradually squeezing out Froyo and Gingerbread. According to Google's own distribution stats, Android 4.0.x is currently found on 20.9-percent of active phones and tablets running the platform, while Jelly Bean (4.1) is on 1.2-percent. For the latter, it's a slow rise from the 0.8-percent penetration at the top end of August.

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Nikon Coolpix S800c Android camera drops for $350

Nikon Coolpix S800c Android camera drops for $350

This week the folks at Nikon have revealed their next big move in the point-and-shoot camera world with the Nikon Coolpix S800c, an Android-powered shooter. This camera brings on GPS embedded within for geotagging and Android 2.3 Gingerbread will be bringing on the software we grew to love more than a year ago. This camera also has 10x wide optical zoom and 1080p video capture.

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Nikon Coolpix S800c Android-based camera appears in photos

Nikon Coolpix S800c Android-based camera appears in photos

Before the official announcement that this device even exists, Nikon appears to have had a bit of a leak occur with the Coolpix S800c, their first Android-based shooter. This device is expected to have a 4.5-54 mm lens, a 3.5-inch OLED display, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread - and an announcement date of August 22nd. What we're seeing today thanks to Nikon Rumors is a couple of devices, perhaps iterations of the same model, showing off what this next-generation device will look like.

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Google Translate adds photo support to Android

Google Translate adds photo support to Android

Today with the Google Translate app for your Android smartphone or tablet you'll be able to use your camera to translate text from the real world. All you've got to do is open it up, point it at a sign, bit of text, or writing on a chalkboard, and highlight the text as Google sees it. With this app, you'll be able to get this text not only in text format (if you want to share it from there) but translated to whatever language you want as well.

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Ice Cream Sandwich grows 50% in latest Android platform stats

Ice Cream Sandwich grows 50% in latest Android platform stats

Google has released the latest breakdown of Android versions, with Ice Cream Sandwich continuing its slow penetration into handsets while Jelly Bean remains fledgling at best. The figures, based on active Android devices using the Play store within the past two weeks, confirm that 2.3 Gingerbread remains the most commonly used version of the open-source OS, with over 60-percent of installs.

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Android and Nokia NFC exploits detailed at Black Hat

Android and Nokia NFC exploits detailed at Black Hat

The Black Hat security conference kicked off yesterday in Las Vegas, and one researcher has demonstrated an NFC exploit that affects Android and certain Nokia phones. Charlie Miller showed how NFC is typically enabled by default on most Android phones, and by getting close enough to the device it could be redirected automatically to malicious websites. In addition, he was able to send malware over to the device that exploits the browser, allowing the attacker to read cookie data, view web history, and even hijack the phone.

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Android Candy Cane teased by Google

Android Candy Cane teased by Google

This week whilst taking another dip into the operating system known as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, we've happened across a bit of an easter egg within an easter egg, with a candy cane floating amongst the beans. As it has been with each Android operating system since Android 2.3 Gingerbread, there's an easter egg animation (though sometimes it's a still image) that appears when you head to the place in your Settings that shows your operating system number. Tapping away at that number in Jelly Bean reveals a single Jelly Bean (as you saw in our full review of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean) and another hold lets loose a whole collection of the multi-colored candy.

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Ice Cream Sandwich breaks 10% Android installs (just as Jelly Bean arrives)

Ice Cream Sandwich breaks 10% Android installs (just as Jelly Bean arrives)

Android Ice Cream Sandwich has finally broken the 10-percent barrier for active installs, meaning 1-in-10 Android devices run the OS which has, ironically, just been superseded by Jelly Bean. Android 4.x installs are to be found on 10.9-percent of Google Play-accessing devices, according to the latest batch of platform break-down stats, though Gingerbread still dominates the market.

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