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Brand-new phones that you probably don't have, HD displays, and near-disaster for the Cyanogen guys

By , Network World
November 15, 2012 04:58 PM ET

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Additionally, HTC publicly announced its plans for Jelly Bean updates this week, saying that devices with 512MB of RAM or less wouldn't be upgraded. That mostly affects One V and Desire C users at this point, the company said.

While it kind of sucks if you're a user of one of those phones, it's at least nice to see HTC give some hard data about upgrade plans. It beats the endless faffing around some OEMs make users endure.


Google has a flashy augmented reality game called Ingress undergoing closed beta testing, and, superficially at least, it looks awfully impressive.

Judging by this teaser, it looks a bit like the Matrix, only with less butt-kicking kung fu and gunplay. That's probably for the best, given that augmented reality games generally have to be played on smartphones in public places.

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