Amazon Smartphone: Dialing Up Pressure on RIM BlackBerry?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) apparently is preparing a smartphone. Microsoft is readying Windows Phone 8. Apple iPhone 5 seems set for late 2012. Samsung Galaxy handsets continue to hum along. And RIM hopes to survive and ship BlackBerry 10 in early 2013. (IT news)

Peter Alfonso releases Bugless Beast 4.1 Jelly Bean AOSP ROM for the Verizon Galaxy Nexusview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – If you own a Verizon Galaxy Nexus (toro), and you’re looking for a good AOSP-based Jelly Bean ROM, then you might want to try Peter Alfonso’s Bugless Beast 4.1. It’s based on Android 4.1.1 and is as close to stock as it gets. For enhancements, he did include native tethering, Google Wallet, improved scrolling, louder audio output, and Chrome is the default browser. (IT news)

AT&T latest to roll out OTA update to remove universal search on Galaxy S IIIview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – AT&T has joined the ranks of carriers rolling out an OTA update for the Galaxy S III.  Part of the update is removal of local (on device) search. (IT news)

Samsung Galaxy S I, II And III Go Head-To-Head In A Display Shootoutview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The Samsung Galaxy smartphone series has presumably gotten better over the years, right? Well as far as processing speed, memory and improved UIs are concerned, then absolutely. But what about the AMOLED displays—- has it gotten better over the years? Well, yes and no. (IT news)

Sony working on Xperia J with Android 4.0 ICSview story

http://www.themobileindian.com – Sony Mobile is readying yet another Xperia NXT series device, dubbed as Xperia J, which will run Android 4.0 ICS. (IT news)

Google gets Creative with New Nexus 7 Ninja Unboxing Videoview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Now here’s an unboxing video unlike you’ve seen before! Continiuing with Google’s Nexus ninja tradition, Google leaves it up to Dr Paul (aka UFC’s Georges St Pierre) to unbox the new Nexus 7 in a way that only Google could accomplish. (IT news)

“Z.” – A Revolutionary Zombies-Versus-Survivors Card Gameview story

http://linuxgamingnews.org – Z. (Distributions)

Foxtel subscribers with tablets can get free Olympics 2012 appview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: EntertainmentIf you’re a Foxtel subscriber with the sports package and you want to watch the London 2012 Olympics on your iPad or “compatible” Android tablet – Foxtel now has the “London 2012 app” available – just in time! (IT news)

Following Microsoft's Recipes for Android Self-Programmingview story

http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com – Microsoft is involved in a project geared toward self-programming and extending the functionality of the Android smartphone environment. That's surprising, because Microsoft has got its own phone OS that competes. However, on{X} in beta is bringing some unique JavaScript APIs to the table that let you program your phone remotely. (General)

OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Consoleview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – Have you guys seen this?What is OUYA?OUYA is a new kind of game console for the TV that upends the console market: by bringing the openness of mobile and Internet platforms to console games for the first time.OUYA is:• A game console that plugs into your TV, and includes a beautifully-designed game controller• Built on Adroid, with a custom user interface and game store• Open to any developer to p (HowTos)