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    Android Overload: Google Play Services v1.0 Launched, Samsung Claiming Jury Misconduct In Patent Trial, Apple Disagrees, and More (click for full article)

    posted on Sep 27th 2012 at 5:16am by Chris Chavez

    - Android devices "offiicially" infringe on 17 Apple and Microsoft patents. 6 in the last 3 months. What? [CultofMac]

    - Mathematician Shen Ye successfully predicted Google Play Store's 25 billion download. [CNET]

    - Foursquare updated brings back Nearby Friends view, can see which friends have been to specific places. [Play Store]

    - Google Play services v1.0 has launches for developers. Integrates Google services into apps. [AndroidDevelopers]

    - Google Play Services is now live on the Google Play Store. It's a pretty cool game (read Play comments). [Play Store]

    - Samsung wants billion dollar verdict overturned on the basis of jury misconduct. Apple says Samsung's claims are "baseless" and "frivolous." [Electronista]

    - 47-inch LG 3D Google TV sells out. 55-inch discounted $1,000 is all that remains. [Amazon]

    - Bell Canada's LTE network expanded in BC and Alberta. Now reaches 19 million Canadians. [MobileSyrup]

    - What's Samsung got planned for their October 11th press event? Could be the Samsung Galaxy Music. [SammyHub]

    - Help make the Google Play Store a better place. Report issue #6279670 for deleting old apps from "My Apps" section. [Google Play Support]

    - Redbox and Verizon team up to bring steaming movies to customers this holiday season. Looks to challenge Netflix. [Bloomberg]

    - Amazon wants court to throw out Apple's false advertising claim over use of "app store" name. [Reuters]

    - Ultimate Custom Clock Widget (UCCW) gets searchable skins/themes in the Google Play Store.

    - Koodo Mobile Canada offering $200 credit to switch from Wind to their network. [MobileSyrup]

    - Mediatek plans quad-core chips for entry-level devices in early 2013. [UnwiredView]

    - Bank of America testing new feature for mobile users. Lets users scan an image for easy purchases. [Reuters]

    - Make your beautiful Android phone into an iPhone 5 with this iOS launcher because you cray. [Play Store]
     
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    I noticed that one of the news items mentions that the LG 47 inch Google TV is out of stock on Amazon - and the 55 inch LG Google TV is still in stock but being offered at $1000 off of list price.


    Unfortunately IMO this is not necessarily good news. The steep price discounts resulting in more or less a liquidation of inventory - is eerily similar to what Logitech did with the Revue before they bailed out. But keep in mind that nothing official has been announced yet - so I've got my fingers crossed that LG sticks with Google TV.


    Amazon.com: LG 47G2 47-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Google TV and Six Pairs of 3D Glasses: Electronics



    From the Amazon web site:

    "Currently unavailable.
    We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."
     
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