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Motorola DROID RAZR And RAZR MAXX Receive Android 4.0 Upgrade Starting Today

Today, we have some great news for early adopters of the Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX.  Verizon Wireless and Motorola are ready to deploy the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade to all users Over-The-Air.  The upgrade is ready to roll out now, but I imagine will take at least a week to fully complete -- patience is key here, folks. ...

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The Android and iOS Rivalry – Cosmetic and Functional

Android and iOS Rivalry Bias throws any hint of fair assessment out the window. Even with independent reviews in consideration, there’s the suspicion that not all ground has been covered, not enough to justify the verdict at the end of a review. This has been the challenge in comparisons, especially in consumer electronics. For the longest time, Sony and Nintendo were...

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Video Playback Performance Decreased in Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat The latest version of Google's mobile Operating System, Android 4.4 KitKat, was expected like the second coming or something.  Google "pwomised, mr. Frodo" a significant increase in the overall performance of the OS, yet I have some bad news for you : even if the claim about a  performance boost in your updated Android device is somehow true...

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Firefox for Android Gets a Cool Update : NFC, WebRTC and More!

android Firefox has released an update for Android, I’m talking about version 24, which deserves to be warmly welcomed, as it brings some major improvements and will surely make some people reconsider their browser if they’re using something else on their Android devices and hear about what this new baby has to offer. The most significant enhancem...

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Android WebView Vulnerability Reported by AVG Expert

android The well known web security company AVG recently announced their latest discovery : a critical vulnerability in Android's WebView that may allow a hacker to install malware on your droid device. WebView is an essential feature in Android (or iOS for that matter) that enables your apps to display your content from the online resources and als...

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Google Reveals Android Device Manager, a Tool For Tracking Lost Android Devices

android device manager For a long time now, Android users were lacking an "official" tool for locating their lost smartphones, but have no fear, because Google just announced their  Android Device Manager. Unlike Apple or Microsoft, Google failed to provide its users with complementary software for tracking their lost phones, at least until now. Google bragged...

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Win 730 Galaxy S4 units with T-Mobile’s JUMP #Hate2Wait campaign

T-Mobile JUMP Galaxy S4After announcing its new JUMP program, T-Mobile has started a #Hate2Wait online promotion campaign that has 730 Galaxy S4s as prizes.Short for “just upgrade my phone,” JUMP is a very interesting T-Mobile initiative that goes to show the carrier is willing to go to great lengths to distance itself from the others.In addition from waiving contrac...

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Phone upgrades up to twice a year? That’s exactly what you get with T-Mobile’s new JUMP program

T-Mobile Store Logo-w600Twenty-four whole months just to get your hands on a new handset? That’s not exactly an ideal situation considering the speed at which mobile phones evolve, but it seems to be the industry standard in the United States. The good news is that one of the major carriers is looking to do away with this standard and instead give us more options.As you...

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Android Jelly Bean: A look at how it became the champion we all wanted

Jelly Bean fragmentation The first time we saw Jelly Bean in any kind of official capacity was back in August of last year. The new Android iteration (4.1, to be exact) made a subtle appearance, popping up on less than 1% of Android devices. What it represented was an incremental step forward from Ice Cream Sandwich, with a bevy of little tweaks and improvements. The UI w...

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HTC One on sale for just $49.99 from Amazon

htc one vs sony xperia z on design back in hand aa There’s certainly plenty of choice if you’re in the market for a new high end smartphone right now, especially considering that the Google Edition HTC One and Galaxy S4 are now shipping out. But if you’re on the hunt for a really good deal, then perhaps this is the one for you. Amazon has lowered the price on both its AT&T and Sprint sub...

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Android 4.3 Google Play edition OS version ported to Sony Xperia Z

Xperia Z Android 4.3 The leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version has been successfully ported to Sony’s flagship smartphone, although the port is still in beta. Xperia Z owners that are confident enough to perform the installation can head on to xda-developers (links at the end of the post) and read more details about this Android 4.3 ROM made for their handset by Tay...

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Rumor: Moto X phone to offer “pure Android” experience, “fast” upgrades and Clear Pixel camera

Motorola X Phone Ad A new set of Moto X phone rumors seems to reveal more information about the upcoming flagship Motorola smartphone, this time detailing Android updates and main camera. Android and Me’s Taylor Wimberly is the person behind the new rumors, the same source that has offered various details about the Moto X so far, many of them accurate. Wimberly too...

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Android 4.3-running HTC One Google Play edition spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

HTC One Google Edition The HTC One Google Play edition running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has apparently been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG. According to the available documentation, the HTC PN071xx_Android4.3_G has received certification on July 5, with the application having been filed on June 18. PN071 is the model number of the HTC One, and that “G” most likely descr...

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Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious apps with system access

cryptographic binary codeSecurity researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. In computing, digital signatures allow any piece of data, including an app, to be checked to see that it is genuine and actually comes from the author. Now, due to a bug in Android, it i...

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EE doubles the speed of its 4G service in 12 UK cities

ee It’s time to break out the speed tests, as EE has doubled up the speed of its 4G network in 12 cities across the UK today. The plan was initially outlined earlier in the year, with just ten cities in the UK in line for an upgrade, but it seems that EE customers in two extra cities will receive boosted speeds as well. This boost in data speeds ha...

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HTC confirms that the One S won’t move beyond Android 4.1 and Sense 4+

HTC-One-S-T-Mo When you go to buy a mid-range or high-end Android handset, you probably have a few expectations. First, your phone’s hardware should be good enough to last you at least two years without seeming like a total dinosaur. Second and just as important, the phone should continue to see new features and changes thanks to future updates to newer versio...

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Pocket Gems releases Airport Scanner for Android

airport scannerBack in May we talked about a popular iOS game called Airport Scanner from the Kedlin Company. Pocket Gems planned on bringing it to Android in June, and today they’ve delivered as Airport Scanner for Android has gone live on Google Play. Airport Scanner lets you live the life of a security screener, and you’ll have to stop the bad guys from b...

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Redline Rush brings the Endless Racer to Android

redline rush androidTired of Endless Runners? Like Racing games? If the answer is yes to either of those questions, you’re going to absolutely love Redline Rush for Android. Redline Rush is a racing game in the vein of Temple Run as you’re going to have to dodge obstacles aplenty if you want to crack the leaderboards. There’s no turning, gas pedal, brakes or opp...

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Android Game Review: Man of Steel

Android Game Review: Man of Steel The new Superman flick recently soared into theaters, and last week the Man of Steel game hit Google Play. After swiping myself silly for the better part of the weekend, I’m back with my take on the Man of Steel game. Swipe-based fighting games are all the rage these days, and the Man of Steel games controls will feel familiar if you’ve ever pl...

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Samsung To Launch First Tizen Smartphone Based on Exynos 4

Tizen Tizen is Samsung's own mobile operating system, in case you never heard of it, it's not a weird Asian dish or anything. Samsung is working on Tizen for some time now and according to their Vice President, they will launch their first Tizen based smart phone sometime this year, in August or September. Tizen is an open source operating system base...

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HTC clarifies reports about pulled Android 4.2 update for HTC One

samsung galaxy s4 vs htc one one aaIt’s hard to believe that one of the best Android handsets of the year would be denied an update to Android 4.2, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation swirling around a recent Three UK tweet. In a recent reply to a Twitter question, the British carrier advised that HTC pulled the Android 4.2.2 update for the One, and that a new releas...

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Samsung Will Release Super Fast LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4

LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4 The good people from Samsung are planning to hit us with yet another variant of their flagship Samsung Galaxy S4, namely the LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4. This new  version will come with better data transfer capabilities, as it will be twice as fast as the regular one. The announcement was made today by the head of Samsung Mobile J.K. Shin, and I'm ...

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Sprint HTC One available at Wirefly for $49.99

Sprint HTC OneThe Sprint HTC One is now available for you to buy at just $49.99, which you have to admit it’s a really good price.You may remember that Amazon Wireless has offered the device for Father’s Day at $79.99 on Sprint and AT&T – the offer was still available at the moment this article was written. Well, Wirefly seems to want to show...

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Com2uS releases Brave Heroes for Android

brave.hereoesYou can usually count on Com2uS to release a couple of colorful Android Games each month, and we got a new one last week with Brave Heroes. Brave Heroes is a side-scrolling Castle Defense game where you’ll have to take out the enemies’ castle before they take you out. You’ll produce a steady stream of units with coins earned during battle, an...

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 cheaper from Amazon Wireless

verizon samsung galaxy s4 The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 is now available from Amazon Wireless for you to buy at a cheaper price than what the carrier sells it for.You can now purchase the device for as little as $119.99, provided you get it with a two-year contract. The price is only for new contracts, so if you already are a Verizon customer and want to upgrade, you’...

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AT&T extends its upgrade period from 20 months to a full two years

AT&TWhile T-Mobile is busy working to rid its customers of contracts through its “uncarrier efforts”, Verizon recently extended the period of time that its customers have to wait to upgrade phones, going from 20 months to 24 months. Now AT&T is following suit, with the new 24 month limit applying to any new customer or any current customer tha...

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Butterscotch Shenanigans releases Quadropus Rampage for Android

quadropus rampageYou stumble across all sorts of weird games when you’re browsing the Play Store, but just because something is strange doesn’t make it fun. Unless it’s a game from the guys at Butterscotch Shenanigans that is. They first caught our attention with the madness known as Towelfight 2, and now they’re back with a little game called Quadropus Ram...

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Nuns vs. Zombies in Twin Blades for Android

Twin.Blades-AndroidWe see our share of shooters here at Android-Apps, and there’s usually a few new ones released every day. Twin Blades is the latest shooter to get our attention with its manga style and medieval setting – it also involves a zombie killing nun which is something you don’t see every day. Twin Blades puts you in the shoes of a nun with a knack f...

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