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Android Powered RC Car Updated, HTC One Toolkit Available, Nexus 7 Winner Announced! – XDA Developer TV
XDA-Developers has added a forum for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an all-in-one-toolkit for the HTC One. Jordan also talks about the Android powered RC car..
Jordan then talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch gives his thoughts on the whole SIM unlocking debacle and XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released an video talking about how to approach designing Android apps. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Android Powered RC Car Receives Major Upgrade
- All-in-One Toolkit for the HTC One
- Forums Created for the Samsung Galaxy S 4
- What is the Big Deal with the SIM Unlocking Bill? – XDA Developer TV
- Careers in Android: How to Design an Android App – XDA Developer TV
- Nexus 7 Winner #1 (for sharing videos on social networks): https://twitter.com/AlmirVuk
- Nexus 7 Winner #2 to be announced after the XDA-Developers YouTube channel reaches 100,000 subscribers!
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