LG Optimus L7 available later this month with the L5 shortly on its way

For the last year or so, LG has really stepped it up in the Android mobile arena making a mark with their Optimus line of smartphones. The latest announcement of their new offerings showcased three devices, the LG Optimus L7, L5 and L3 that were expected to go on sale in Europe by the 1st half of 2012. Well, according to LG France, the new L7 is scheduled to hit shelves in late April with the L5 expected to follow suit in May. In case you missed the presser, the Optimus L7 will be equipped with a single-core processor, 4.3 inch screen with a floating mass display, 5 MP camera with LED flash and will be served with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Optimus L5 will ship out with similar specs with differences being a 4 inch screen and an 800 MHz single-core processor. Do take note that the L5 will also come with ICS on board. No pricing is available yet for the L5 but the L7 is said to be free on contract. Despite the slightly dated specs, these phones look to be very nice additions to LG’s current lineup.

Source: UnwiredView

Quad-Core MEIZU MX Price And Availability Announced

Chinese device manufacturer MEIZU has finally brought forth the goods in regards to the aforementioned MX model from September. While both a dual-core and quad-core were introduced, very little info as far as pricing and a release date was mentioned for the latter. The company has announced that the anticipated quad-core device will hit stores in Hong Kong sometime in June. The handset will mark one of the first in a line of devices to finally hit the market not sporting a Tegra 3 chipset on board. The device will come housed with Samsung’s Exynos A9 CPU instead. Other than that, you can expect the original specs mentioned, a 4-inch qHD res display, 8mp camera, 1700 mAh battery all wrapped up in MEIZU’s “Flyme OS UI” over Android ICS 4.0. The device will come in both 32 GB and 64 GB for $425 USD and $630 USD respectively. Check out the presser after the break for more info and feel free to leave a comment or two below.

HONG KONG – April 16, 2012 – MEIZU today announces the brand new MEIZU MX Quad-core smartphone to be available in June this year. Among many surprises, the MEIZU MX Quad-core is the first smartphone in the world to use the brand new and powerful Exynos A9 quad-core processor.
The MX Quad-core uses a power efficient quad-core Exynos A9 CPU with industry-leading 32 nm HKMG technology which has been optimized to reduce CPU power consumption by up to 20%. In addition, itwill last even longer with a new 1700mAh battery.

With its state-of-the art hardware, the MEIZU MX Quad-core is better in every way than its predecessor. The MEIZU MX Quad-core CPU is 60% faster, and GPU 50% faster compared to the previous MX. Whether it is browsing through menus, playing the latest games, or watching 1080p video, the MX Quad-core easily beats dual-core devices.

MX Quad-core comes with a vivid 292 PPI high definition ASV display. With no visible pixels on the screen, it provides the user with the ideal smartphone viewing experience. On the back side, the MX Quad-core has an 8 megapixel BSI camera with an f/2.2 lens aperture, capable of taking great photos even in low light conditions. The MX Quad-core will come with MEIZU’s unique Flyme OS based on Android 4.0, providing users with beauty, simplicity and buttery smooth performance at every interaction.

The MEIZU MX Quad-core will be available in MEIZU’s 400 retail stores during June at ¥2999/3999 CNY and $3099/4099 HKD for capacities 32GB and 64GB in Mainland China and Hong Kong, respectively. With MX Quad-core, the company also releases MX back covers in five colors in addition to the original white, allowing users to experience the MX on their own terms. Coinciding with the announcement of MEIZU MX Quad-core, the MEIZU MX will have its price adjusted to ¥2399 CNY and $2599 HKD in Mainland China and Hong Kong respectively. The reduced price for the MEIZU MX is effective as of April 16, 2012.

Mountain Lake Live Wallpaper v1.02

Requirements: Android v2.1+
Overview: Live wallpaper with mountains reflecting in the waves of a lake.

Breathtaking mountains reflecting in the calm relaxing waves of the lake. Flowers and grass in the foreground, birds in the air and a live sky with clouds, sun and moon depending on the time. Supports horizontal scrolling on all devices.

While the free version is beautiful and fully functional, most settings are locked. The full version is highly customizable with loads of settings and offers “real time” mode with seamless color transitions between all times of the day.

Based on the extraordinary photo “Mount Shuksan, Picture Lake” by JoAnn Zheng (edited by Michal Osmenda).

Ivy Leaf Pro Live Wallpaper v1.1.0

Requirements: Android v2.1+
Overview: A beautiful Ivy Leaf live wallpaper which lets you interact with falling leaves.

A beautiful Ivy Leaf live wallpaper which lets you interact with falling leaves.

Features
– Setting widget
– 10 background themes
– 10 leaf colors
– 10 falling leaves colors
– Change leaf transparency
– Change number of leaves falling down
– Change speed of leaves falling down
– Change acceleration of falling leaves when rotating right/left
– Smooth the edge of leaves
– Seed effect option
– Parallax effect option for background image
– Touch leaves to repel
– Rotate right/left to accelerate leaves
– FPS, to save battery usage
– Support most resolutions including Android 3.0 tablet

Instruction
Home -> Menu -> Wallpapers -> Live Wallpapers

Note: It is live wallpaper so you can’t open the app, you will need to follow the instruction above in order to set the wallpaper. Also slower/older devices can’t run it too (shipped with Android OS below 2.1).

If you have put the app on SD card and restarted the phone, the wallpaper will reset to default since the system couldn’t find the app first.

Official site: Xllusion Android Apps

FAQ:
1. App is not compatible with my device?
Please try the free version first.

2. Wallpaper resets to default after reboot/restart the phone?
Please move the app to phone instead of SD card.

3. My app is not downloading after purchasing?
If it is your first time buying, Google will check through the credit card detail which normally takes few hours time.
Try troubleshooting at Google: Troubleshooting Download Issues – Google Play Help

4. When does 15 minutes refund period start?
15 minutes refund period only starts when you have actually downloaded the app.

Recent changes:
v1.1.0
– Fixed remove app icon will remove open button on market app page
– Updated languages
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Latest version: 1.1.0 (for Android version 2.1 and higher)

FX Photo Editor v1.8

Requirements: Android version 2.2 and higher
Overview: ★★★★★ The best photo editor ever!

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Featured as “One of the top 10 hottest apps”
– March 14th, AppBrain.com

“if you think that your current photo-editing app isn’t enough for your needs, JellyBus Inc. has introduced a great new Android app that you might want to try out.”
– Waqas Ahmed, Addictivetips.com

★★★★★ The best photo editor ever!

FX Photo Editor contains 110 presets and all editing features which allow you to express the best moment of your life.

Photos of your daily life and travelling can be depicted as the most memorable moment.
FX Photo Editor is easier and more convenient than any other editors. Touch and touch! With few taps your photo will be amazingly changed. You can be a professional photographer.

★ Youtube Video clip Review : FX Photo Editor by JellyBus – YouTube

(1) 110 Professional Presets
110 presets in 10 themes will satisfy everyone – All kinds of your photo can be depicted beautifully with 110 awesome presets.
Preset Themes : Scene, HDR, Blur, ART, Vintage, Grunge, Beauty, Professional, Color Splash, Black & White

(2) Real time Preset opacity control
You are able to control the opacity of presets when you apply it. By adjusting the opacity you can have varied effects within a preset.

(3) Get your own unique effect from unlimited combinations of presets
You can apply one and more presets to your photo. Through this work, you can get an unlimited number of preset combinations and are allowed to create your unique effects.
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(4) Favorite and History list
You can add presets you like to the Favorite list.
Presets you have used lately are automatically listed in History and they can be called and used conveniently when you edit a photo.
To the Favorite up to 30 presets, and to History up to 20 presets can be added to each list. If the maximum number of Favorite and History list is over, the oldest preset will disappear from the lists.

(5) Time Matrix with temporal photographic effects
Time Matrix is a special function that allows you to express a particular time’s atmosphere in a photo.
Like a time machine, you can travel time with Time Matrix and apply a variety of effects according to the time you set.
You can experience this astonishing feature, Time Matrix, provided exclusively by FX Photo Editor.

(6) The edition tools for the varied purpose, from beginners to professionals
FX Photo editor provides not only the basic edition tools such as Color, Contrast, Exposure and etc., but also the professional edition tools like Histogram, B&W Curve, Colored Curve, and White Balance These professional tools are especially for those people who want to control more detailed adjustment.

(7) Different feeling of a photo with Textures
Textures are provided in order to help you make a photo more stylish and express various feelings through a photo. The opacity of textures can be controlled.

(8) Useful Borders and Vignetting
Complete edition with the last touch of putting a photo in borders.
Moreover, there are different styles of vignetting and you can also control the strength of vignetting.

(9) Save in various resolutions
FX Photo editor allows you to save a photo in from SNS optimized sizes up to the size of 2048 px..
(The saving size can be differentiated in some Android devices.)

(10) Manual
FX Photo Editor is designed for everyone to use conveniently and easily.

[ Features ]
– Take a photo and Load a photo
– Environmental settings
– 110 Presets categorized in 10 themes
– Filter effects and real-time control
– Time Matrix
– Crop and Mirror
– Color, Contrast, Saturation, Exposure
– Histogram, Colored Curve, B&W Curve, White Balance
– Textures
– Different styles and opacity control of vignetting
– Useful stylish Borders
– Compare with an original photo anytime
– FX Photo Editor Manual

Your precious 5 stars encaurage us to develop and improve our application constantly. Thank you very much!
We are waiting for your feedback

[Notice]
We recommend taking photos by applying 5M Pixels option if you want to edit photos for best quality.

What’s in this version:
Improved main interface
More borders
Minor bug fix

Beautiful Widgets v4.05 [Update]

Requirements: Android 2.1+
Overview: Beautiful set of widgets including clock+weather, with some toggles

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Beautiful set of Widgets containing clock widget, clock and weather widget, weather widgets, date widgets and toggle widgets with skins/themes support!

Selected by Google as an Android Editor’s choice and first paid application to reach 1 million of downloads! What a success driven by its community!

See why it is the best Android clock and weather widgets and the only choice for thousands of users! You probably heard of Beautiful Widgets before!

Android Central: “We love Beautiful Widgets”

Android and Me: “Beautiful Widgets is one of the essential must-have Android apps, and has been for quite some time now. If you still haven’t managed to buy the app, there’s no time to waste.”

ZDNet: “The strength of Android is the ability to make the interface very personal, and Beautiful Widgets is the daddy of them all.”

Now with Honeycomb tablets support (ie the Motorola Xoom, Galaxy Tab)!

– High Definition Super Clock HD widgets available in many sizes and many layouts. High quality rendering and resizable with no loss of quality!
– Display either the weather, battery icon (both with skins) or just a clock on the widget.
– 5 days Weather Forecast based on Google weather or Accuweather, with Geolocation support, automatic sunset/sunrise, also available on a weather only widget.
– Weather alerts (USA only), storm/rain/snow forecasts
– More than 15 nice Weather Animations (rain, storm, etc) for your pleasure when tapping the weather icon from the widgets.
– Moon phases, actual and a calendar for the next 4/5 phases
– Nice toggle widgets for Wifi, Bluetooth, Mobile, Brightness, GPS (shortcut), Silent, Vibrate, Plane Mode, 4G (only for a few HTC devices), Rotate, Pattern (below android 2.2) and a Timed Silence!
– More than 1000+ FREE Skins/Themes to changes the look and feel of you clock, weather icons or toggle buttons ! Impress your friends with your clock widget!
– Weather Live Wallpaper OpenGL accelerated (for supported devices only) which allow to display the weather live from your wallpaper, with many effects, physics and interactions!
– Auto-refresh weather on widgets when your phone is unlocked
– Define applications to launch when tapping the hours, date or forecast details from the widgets so you can access the most important applications very easy from our beautiful widgets.
– Introducing Beautiful Today widget which display the date using the same look as the Super Clock
– Temperature displayed in your notification bar, with access to the weather forecast. Now with the Ice Cream Sandwich look & feel if you are on Android 4.0!
– Many options in order to create your own experience!

Details:
– Super Clock widget with weather, battery or just the clock 4×3 4×2 4×1 2×1
– Weather only widget 4×1 1×1
– Battery widget 1×1
– Date widget 2×1 1×1
– Text Clock simple widget 2×1
– Toggles widgets 1×1
– Home widgets with clock and weather and 300 skins 4×1 2×1

What’s in this version:
4.05 – 5th April 2012
– New option for stopping auto-updates
–> Add Boot_receive permission
Now notifications not need a widget
– Fix bug on location and update refresh
– Add a file log for debugging

TeamViewer for Remote Control v7.0.405

Requirements: Android 1.6+
Overview: Remotely control your computer with TeamViewer Free while you are on the road!

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Mobile and flexible: remotely access computers from your android device!
Easily support friends and family when they have computer problems – no matter where you are. You can also benefit from gaining access to your private home computer to edit documents or use particular software while you are on the road.

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– Both spontaneous support for friends & family and access to unattended computers (Windows, Mac, Linux) are possible – also during a telephone call
– Conveniently control remote computers using the multi-touch gestures: left click, right click, drag & drop, scroll wheel, zoom
– Complete keyboard control incl. special keys such as Ctrl, Alt, Windows®
– Meets highest security standards: 256 Bit AES Session Encoding, 1024 Bit RSA Key Exchange
– Effortlessly access computers behind firewalls and proxy servers
– Automatic quality adjustment
– Remotely reboot the computer
– Overview of friends and computers that are online – via the integrated computer list
– Tablet ready
– Is available for Android 1.6 and higher

What’s in this version:
New Design
Performance optimizations (full hardware acceleration and better performance on ARMv7a processors)
Tablet optimized
Improved multitasking
Various minor bug fixes

HTC Rhyme gets a software update

Ladies and yes, some gentlemen, who own an HTC Rhyme will be happy to know that there’s a software update. Unfortunately it’s not Ice Cream Sandwich, and I doubt the Rhyme will ever see ICS, but nevertheless, who’s going to turn down some extra enhancements?

Hit the break for the full change log:

Device Features

  • “Ringtones” has been replaced with “Edit Home” when the Menu key is pressed on the home screen.
  • Updated signal strength meter to 5 bar Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI).
  • Mobile networks no longer disabled when using Power Saver.
  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.

Device Dock Features

  • Default applications in Dock Mode have been changed to “Phone” and “Calendar”.
  • In-call volume control has been added to Dock Mode.
  • “All Apps” option has been added to Dock Mode.
  • Resolved issue of dock volume changing to 20%.

Applications & Widgets

  • Device displays available music on the device and provides an option to purchase ringtones from the MOD application when a user is attempting to set a new ringtone through a prepopulated list.
  • Mail shortcut now shows unread mail count.

Source: Verizon

HTC One V expected to ship out in the UK starting April 23 via Carphone Warehouse

Ever since the announcement of their One series of smartphones, HTC has not wasted any time in getting their highly anticipated One X and One S models ready for release onto various carriers globally. But what about the HTC One V? That’s right, there was a third member of the One Club. Well according to Carphone Warhouse, they are now taking pre-orders for this HTC Legend throwback and are quoting a shipping date to begin on April 23 in the UK. It appears that Orange, O2 and Vodafone are among the carriers that will be offering up the One V for free on contract. In case you are having any doubts about the validity of this, it seems that Amazon UK will also be shipping out the One V at the same time with April 26 being the earliest day of delivery. So is anyone out there interested in the One V? If so, let us know what features you are sold on in the comments below.

Source: theverge

Verizon announces new software update for the Motorola DROID 2

There is now a new update available for this DROID 2 named 4.5.621.A955.Verizon.en.US. The official Big Red update page lists a number of device feature updates along with a Google security patch. Plus a few other enhancements to e-mail, messaging, data, and applications and widgets. So as mentioned in the alert VZW “encourages” you to download this update.

If you haven’t already done so head to Settings>About>System updates and check to see if it’s arrived for your Android device. Verizon Wireless seem to have been dragging their feet on releasing this one. At least now you can enjoy a few more minor enhancements and fixes to your Motorola DROID 2 that probably should have arrived a while ago.

Source: verizon