Verizon Galaxy Nexus Press Shots Discovered

The guys over at the Android forums and the Android Central Forums have discovered some official press shots of the Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the photos were discovered in the source code of the coming soon page on Verizon’s website.

Unfortunately these photos don’t give us any information on when Verizon will finally launch the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the US, we also saw a video earlier today of the device in action, which you can see here.

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HTC Raider Headed To AT&T

The HTC Raider was announced back in September, and now it would appear that this new Android smartphone is headed to AT&T in the US as the device has just turned up at the FCC.

As a reminder the HTC Raid features a 4.5 inch qHD display with a 960 x 540 pixel resolution, processing is provided by a dual core 1.2GHz processor and there is also 1GB of RAM and 16GB of built in storage.

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Google’s Nexus Android Phones Dont Come With Carrier IQ Tracking

Earlier today we heard that the Carrier IQ tracking software had been discovered in Apple’s iOS devices, although the software doesn’t seem to be as bad as the version found in some Android devices.

According to a recent report by the Verge, it would appear that Google’s range of Nexus smartphones don’t come with any of the carrier IQ software built in, and neither does the original Motorola Xoom tablet.

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Nokia N8 Used To Create Feature Length Movie (Video)

An independent film crew has created the first feature film using a smartphone camera, the crew used a Nokia N8 smartphone and a specially adapted 35mm lens to created the film, which is called Olive.

The film has been completed, and funded, he guys behind it are trying to raise $300,000 to distribute the movie via Kickstarter, and they are hoping to release the movie to over 2,000 movie theaters in the US.

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YaCy DIY Peer-to-Peer Search Engine Sets Its Sights On Google (video)

A new type of search engine has been launched this week which is hoping to take on the search giant Google at its own game. The new search engine named YaCy (pronounced “Ya See”) has been designed to bring internet searching back to users, and provide a free, distributed web search which is powered by the world’s users.

YaCy uses a different tack to Google and is a free search engine allowing anyone to download the software and help with its distribution, and handle the massive load it will require to process the search queries generated. Watch the video after the jump to see YaCy in action.


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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta Now Live On Steam (video)

Today the new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta has gone live on Steam and is now available for those lucky few that have access to a beta key. Whilst the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is still under development, Valve have limited the user base to 10,000 players and juts two maps, Dust and Dust 2. Watch a video after the break showing 11 minutes of gameplay from the new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta. Enjoy!

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