Facebook Home pre-release APK leaked, works fine on Nexus 4

Turns out we don’t have to wait until April 12 to test-drive the Facebook Home. Paul at Modaco has posted the APK for Facebook Home (they are actually three APKs) to install on your Android phone. As this has been taken out from a pre-release HTC First ROM, it is quite buggy and Chat Heads don’t seem to be working.

Also, there is a specific set to requirements to runs this. It has been tested on Nexus 4, and if your Android phone satisfies the following requirements, you are good to go.

In order to use the leak, you need an Android device with a maximum resolution of 1280×768 and the ability to completely uninstall your existing Facebook app. This is important, as the leaked APKs are re-signed and can’t just be installed over the top of an existing installation. This will automatically exclude some devices which have Facebook installed in the base ROM.

You can grab the APK downloads from Modaco.com.

If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, the Facebook Home app is scheduled to be released in Google Play on April 12, which is just four days away. The app will initially be only compatible with select phones like HTC One X, X+, Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 wallpapers, ringtones, S-Voice APK, full dump leaked [Download]

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 official availability might still be a month away but if you want to get your hands on some of the Galaxy S 4 goodies now – you are in luck. Folks at SamMobile got their hands on a leaked system image of Galaxy S 4 and have extracted stuff like wallpapers and ringtones for public sharing.

They have also taken the out the APK for S-Voice version coming in S 4 for mass consumption. S- Voice latest version seems to be working fine on Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III, while it had some issues with AOSP based firmwares.

The site has also published the full system dump from which they have taken out the wallpapers and stuff. You can download it right now for your tinkering and extracting any cool stuff that you can find.

Download S-Voice APKWallpapersRingtonesFull System Dump

To remind you, The Galaxy S 4 will be going on sale at the end of April in select countries, while the broader availability will begin in early-May.

It seems most of the first batch of Galaxy S 4 shipments contain Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and not the Exynos 5 Octa, so you will wait to have to the actual launch in your country to get to know which version of the phone you will be getting.

(UPDATE)Temple Run: Oz for Android Now Available For Download

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Early last month, Disney France PR representative Cecile Fouques accidentally let slip that the House of Mouse was working with developer Imangi Studios on an Oz the Great and Powerful-based Temple Run spin-off.

Well, Temple Run: Oz has just sprinted onto the App Store, and is coming soon now available in Google Play.This Oz the Great and Powerful tie-in game is built on the same engine as the hugely popular Temple Run 2, but features live environments based on locations from Disney’s upcoming movie, such as the Whimsie Woods and the Dark Forest.

Down to it Your job – as it always is in Temple Run games – is to run (and glide in a hot air balloon) as far as you possibly can.This time around, though, you’ll be sprinting along the infamous Yellow Brick Road, and trying to complete more than 100 unique objectives along the way.

Naturally, your path is littered with snap dragons, flying baboons, crumbling bridges, and other themed hazards, as well as collectible coins that you can spend on life-prolonging power-ups.

You can download Temple Run: Oz from the App Store [buy] right now, for 69p / 99c and here from Google Play.

Dropbox 2.2.8 beta Now Open to all,Include Some New Features And Bug Fixes

What’s new in the Dropbox 2.2.8 beta :
– Effortlessly share several of your beautiful photos at once
– Organize your favorite photos into albums. You can share them too!
– Delete multiple photos at once
– UI improvements and updates throughout
– Lots of other little tweaks and bug fixes

There is a new option in the app of Get Early Releases , so you can easily get updates to the forum build and the final release a bit early.

Download Dropbox 2.2.8 beta 

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Sony experia Launcher now available for Android Devices running ICS or above

Devs at XDA always come out with some or the other goody and if you are a fan of Sony’s Xperia Launcher, they have one for you too. Ported from Xperia T, the Xperia Launcher is now available to install on any Android device running on Android 4.0.3+ (all ROMS).

The installation is pretty easy because all you have to do is just install an APK, however there is a catch. If you are running on ICS, you will need root access to get the grid-based interface. You can always get the list view on non-rooted phones.

Jelly Bean based devices users don’t have to worry about a thing.

Here are all the features of Xperia Launcher:

*User selectable number of home screens (up to 11) and default screen selection.

*Customizable desktop and app drawer grid size.

*Infinite scrolling on the desktop and the app drawer.

*Resizable widgets .

* Hide apps from the app drawer.

*Swipe Up / Down gestures on the desktop.

*Show / hide icon labels on the desktop, the dock and the app drawer.

*Enable / disable app sharing on social networks.

* Enable / disable tactile feedback (vibration).

* Icon packs support (load icons from: Launcher Pro, ADW Launcher and GO Launcher themes / icon packs).

*Backup and restore launcher settings.

*Support for any resolution and any display density (custom DPI) .

Grab the download of the latest version of Xperia Launcher from the XDA Thread.