The Dog Park: Week Of April 8th

There were quite a few releases this week. Probably the biggest would be Facebook Home, a new launcher that focuses fully on making Facebook central to your phone. We have plenty of coverage on that, including a walkthrough and a guide on how to get it working on almost any device!

Along with Facebook Home came the HTC First, Facebook’s second go at making a Facebook phone with HTC. This one comes with some pretty good specs, Facebook Home, and stock Android underneath.

But of course, our favorite part of the week was announcing a giveaway! Enter here for a chance to win a Spigen screen protector for either the HTC One or the Nexus 4! They’re really high quality products, so get going!

April 8th
Facebook Home APKs Leak, Allows For Side-Loading Adventures
HTC One Delay Forces Company Into Worst Ever Earnings Report
Galaxy Mega 5.8 Specs Leaked, Will Be A DUOS Device
Red HTC One Appears Again, May Be Saved For The Future
Leaked Facebook Home No Longer Working, Probably Facebook Killing It
T-Mobile Updates Galaxy S II To Jelly Bean
Bootloader Unlock Tool Miraculously Released For RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, RAZR M, And Atrix HD
Koush And XDA Team Up To Create Universal ADB Driver With Windows 8 Compatibility
Google Babel Screenshots Leak, Could Be Real

April 9th
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Coming To US On April 11th For $399
Twitter Update Fixes “Me” Tab Continuous Loading Bug
New Google Play Design Begins Rolling Out To Devices, Offers Up New Content Discovery And Simplified Purchasing
Download The New Google Play Store 4.0 Here
WhatsApp Is Not Discussing A Sale With Google
7 Inch ASUS MeMO Pad Available For Purchase, Only $150
60k Apps Deleted Off The Play Store In February, Most Were Probably Spam Cleanup
Jelly Bean Hitting Another Galaxy S II Variant, This Time The AT&T Skyrocket

April 10th
Samsung Details The “Hidden Innovation” Inside the Galaxy S 4
Samsung Releases A Few TV Spots For The Galaxy S4, Highlights The New Sound Shot, Group Play, and S Translator Features
5.5 Inch LG Optimus G Pro Rumored To Grace AT&T In May
Google Play Holding Contest, Giving Away Gift Cards And Nexus Devices
HTC Releases Source Code For The One And DROID DNA
Kyocera Torque Torture Tested By Wirefly On Video
Spigen Ultra Bumper Case Review
Poll: How Do You Feel About The New Google Play Store 4.0?
How Long Will We Have To Wait Until NFC Goes Mainstream?

April 11th
Samsung’s New “Galaxy Mega” 5.8″ And 6.3″ Models Officially Revealed
CyanogenMod CM10.1 M3 Stable Snapshot Builds Released For 30 Devices (So Far)
LG Shows Off Optimus G Pro “Value Pack” Update On Video
Google (Finally) Releases Official Covers For The Nexus 10
Google Hoping To Ship Glass Explorer Edition This Month
PSA: Facebook Home And The HTC First Launch Tomorrow!
G-Project G-BOOM Bluetooth Speaker Review

April 12th
HTC First Now Available On AT&T As The First Facebook Home-Based Smartphone
Google Keep Updated With A Host Of New Features And Improvements, Google Drive Sync
Verizon Changes Upgrade Eligibility Policies
New HTC One Commercial With James Van Der Beek Will Make You Facepalm
Facebook Messenger Updated With Chat Heads, No Need For Facebook Home Anymore
Facebook Home Now Available, Only For Six Devices
Can Somebody Please Tell Me Why We Need Phones As Big As The Galaxy Mega?
Sprint Now Selling The Amethyst Purple Galaxy S III For $99 On Contract
Giveaway: 10 Spigen Screen Protectors For The Nexus 4 And HTC One!
Download Facebook Home Outside Of The US (No Root), Or Even On Unsupported Devices (Root)
Sony Xperia Z Review – Part 1
Facebook Home Video Walkthrough
Video: Facebook Home On The Nexus 7 + How To Install On Unsupported Devices

April 13th
Weekend Poll: How Do You Feel About Facebook Home After Using It?
Sony Xperia Z Review – Part 2
SO.HO Beta And Chat Heads Are What Facebook Home Should Have Been
Facebook’s New “Launch Day” Ad For Facebook Home Features Mark Zuckerberg

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