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Doctor Who: Legacy released for Android devices

With all the celebrations for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode, it comes as no surprise that a game has been released. Doctor Who: Legacy is available on the Google Play store for free – yes, it’s freemium, but reportedly the in-app purchasing is not too terrible.

The game is similar to Puzzles & Dragons – players have to match coloured balls in order to attack the Doctor’s foes. So far, seasons 6 and 7 of the show are available, with season 5 due to be made available early next year. Classic characters will be introduced, with a promise that you will never have to pay in order to play through each released adventure (although presumably it will make things easier if you do).

Check out the gameplay video below for more info.

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LG G Flex phone features self-healing case

LG have recently announced a new handset, the LG G Flex, which is touted as being durable and self-healing. The case is designed to recover from light scratches, and the video below from LG demonstrates this pretty well.

The video also shows a durability test, where heavy weights and forces are applied to the curved phone, squashing it flat, only for it to spring back up to it’s original form straight away.

This is pretty impressive, as I’m sure most phone owners have had scratches on their phone case which they’d like to remove. Hopefully LG will feature this coating on further devices, and perhaps we’ll see other manufacturers offering similar functionality.

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Motorola release Moto G budget smartphone

Motorola have unveiled the Moto G smartphone, which is being released in the UK for just £135. This is Motorola’s first UK phone since they were bought out by Google. The Moto G is aimed at the budget market (hence the price) but has some excellent specifications, such as:

  • A 4.5″ HD display (1280×720 pixels)
  • A quad-core processor (Qualcomm 1.2GHz)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (with 4.4 KitKat update coming in a few months)

Some of the specs aren’t great (the rear camera is only 5 megapixels), but otherwise appears to be an excellent handset for the price. The phone is available in several bright colours, a la the iPhone 5C, but as it is much cheaper it may well be much more popular.

Check out the video from Motorola below.

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The Nexus 5 is now available!

Finally, Google’s Nexus 5 is available to purchase directly from the Google Play store. The phone is available in black or white, and can be bought in either 16GB or 32GB variations (£299 and £339 respectively). There is currently a 2-3 week wait for the black phone, but only a 3 day wait for the white phone.

Amongst the features of the new phone are:

  • Android 4.4, KitKat
  • An advanced new camera lens for brighter night shots and sharper action shots
  • A 4.95″ display offering 445 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • A 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU

It’s obviously fast and sporting the latest gadgetry, and is cheaper than it’s competitors, but for me it seems to lack the ‘wow’ factor – more evolution than revolution. Here is a video about the new phone: