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Android Community Nightly: November 30th, 2012

Posted In News - By AndroidPress on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 With No Comments »

Welcome to the second edition of the Android Community Nightly. Today we’ll be wrapping up everything that happened today in Android news. It was a mild day filled with Samsung Galaxy Note II info, budget Android tablets, and updates from Facebook regarding their Photo sync. Read on past the break and we’ll dig in regarding everything that mattered to us most today.

We’ll start with the Galaxy Note II, since it was pretty popular today. Verizon has officially started shipping Note II’s out to their customers as of yesterday and as usual, we snagged one up and posted a quick hands-on. Then because it has that awesome 5.5-inch screen and is on Verizon, we also compared the Galaxy Note II vs the HTC DROID DNA. Speaking of the DROID DNA, HTC posted the kernel source code for that awesome smartphone today for developers to crack into.

While we’re talking about Verizon, it looks like Samsung’s Galaxy Camera could head to Verizon with 4G LTE. Some pictures of Redbox Instant by Verizon leaked to the interwebs. Then last but not least for the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD are set to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean next week. That should make plenty of owners happy.

In other hardware news Nokia could be coming to Android. Yup, you read that right. A job posting hinted at it although nothing’s been anything near confirmed. The Tegra 3 powered OUYA game console is shipping to developers next month, and NVIDIA’s TegraZone has seen 6 million games downloaded since it’s birth. Congrats to NVIDIA!

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is getting 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich — don’t ask about Jelly Bean anytime soon — and an impressive tablet from China is available for $200 that doubles as a laptop like the Transformer Prime. To wrap up a few more bits on this fantastic Friday Friday the Dead Zebra guys announced a new Android collectible, SwiftKey Flow is set to enter public beta, our sister site SlashGear reviewed the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and more. Lastly the budget friendly HTC One VX is headed to AT&T December 7th.

Enjoy the weekend everyone, and stay tuned for the Android Community Weekly come Sunday.

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