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HTC One is actually easy to open with a special tool, says HTC lead designer

Back in March, iFixit went to work on taking the HTC One apart to give us all a better look at the phone’s insides and determine how easy (or hard) the phone would be to repair. The verdict? Just 1/10 – with 1 being ultra hard and 10 being easy as pie.The reason for the low score is that the...

Let's Break Stuff! A good stress reliever!

Life can sometimes be very stressful and there is more than one cure to beat stress. One of these is the app called Let's Break Stuff! To see whether it really works will be explained in today's app test review.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: A...

AT&T asks us to “get ready for what’s next in wireless” on July 16th

In just a few hours T-Mobile will take the stage in New York City to discuss some of its “boldest moves yet”. Not to be outdone, AT&T is now sending out a teaser for an announcement on July 16th, asking us to “prepare for what’s next in wireless”. Similar to T-Mobile’s event, we rea...

Droid Ultra release set for August 8, purported ad storyboard says

After seeing the Droid Maxx detailed in a purported ad storyboard earlier today, a similar image for the Droid Ultra suggests that the phone could be launched on August 8.While the Droid Maxx’s storyboard revealed it could offer 48 hours of battery life, the Droid Ultra ad seems to focus on the ph...

20nm ARM processors could be 30% faster, pushing for the 3GHz mark

Credit: Extremetech Semi-conductor manufacturing firms TSMC and Globalfoundries are both expected to have their 20nm mobile chip foundries up and running by 2014, which means that a new wave of faster and more energy efficient ARM processors should be heading our way sometime next year.According to...

Jelly Bean has trumped Gingerbread. Time for Key Lime Pie?

Every now and then Google publishes some statistics on the usage of Android. Most notably, what version of the operating system its users are running. The most recent data was collected over a 14 day period and Google has released the information! ...

Samsung showcases new video on wearable computing

The technology of portable computing has definitely been picking up the pace over the last year. Google Glass made its debut to the participants who were selected and who had the cash to get in on the action. Pebble Smart watches are hitting the streets and are trickling into retail stores. Even App...

HTC One gets Android 4.2.2: new functions & improvements on board

HTC is in the process of distributing the Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One in Europe, much to the disappointment of many in North America. The beginning of the mass distribution of this new firmware has already arrived for many HTC One's in Germany and luckily, ours at AndroidPIT got the ne...

Samsung looking to supply chips to Amazon, NVIDIA and Sony

According to industry sources, Amazon, NVIDIA, and Sony are emerging as potential new clients for Samsung’s semiconductor business. Samsung could certainly do with finding some new buyers for its chips, as the company not too long ago lost its smartphone rival Apple as one of its key buyers.Samsun...

Korean report: “Nexus 5” to be based on LG G2, to come in early October with Android 5

It’s looking more and more likely that the next Nexus smartphone will be manufactured by LG. The latest report that supports this prediction emerged today on the Korean tech site Daum.If the report is accurate, the successor to the Nexus 4 is currently being developed based on the hardware platfor...

Galaxy S4 Zoom Will Be Available In The UK From Clove Tomorrow For £369

The Galaxy S4 Zoom should become available in the UK tomorrow, July 11. Clove has announced that they will sell the joint smartphone-camera for £369 excluding VAT (£442.80 including). The Zoom will only ship in white and comes with 8GB of internal memory, though just 5GB of that is accessible to t...

Expect even more smartphone models from Samsung

Samsung is pretty well known for offering a wide range of products, as well as just its flagship Galaxy smartphones. Recently the company seems to have adopted a trend of offering numerous side models to accompany a new release, such as the Mini, Active, and Google Edition Galaxy S4s. But what if I...

Tumblr Update Adds Tags and Blogs Search Function

Tumblr has just released an update for Android (and iOS), so what can you expect to see? Well, for starters, images are loading quicker and the UI seems a bit smoother and simpler. And now it's even easier to follow what you like. Tumblr's new Dashboard and tags and blogs search functio...

Google Maps still available offline via “OK Maps” easter egg in Android app update

Google Maps offline easter egg: perform an “okay maps” search to save map for offline use | Image credit: TechCrunchThe Google Maps for Android update has arrived bringing a new design and new features, while removing others and sort-of hiding the offline mode.Luckily, there’s a sort-o...

AndroidPIT visits a Repair Shop: what's inside of the Galaxy S4

We went on a field trip today to a smartphone repair store in the heart of Berlin where tearing down smartphones is the meat and potatoes of their every-day workflow. We wanted to see what these experts fix on a daily basis and what kind of things I might be able to fix myself without breaking my ex...

New video and pics of the LG G2!

As if in answer to my prayers yesterday about the poor quality of leak pics surrounding the LG G2, today we have a bevy of clear photos AND a video of the new LG flagship device. Thank you steady hand camera man (and Engadget)! 4Leakz posted a video on YouTube yesterday showing the new device in ...

Google+ +1 activity may clutter streams, spam friends – here’s how to turn it off

A Google+ update has enabled a feature that puts the service on par with other social networks when it comes to +1 behavior, as Google will now show “+1 activity updates in the stream.”In other words, +1 activity works more or less like Facebook Likes, which may not be such a good thing for ever...

It’s coming – HTC One for Verizon stops by the FCC

Much to the dismay of some of its customers, Verizon initially denied that it planned to carry the HTC One, suggesting that the Droid DNA would have to do for the moment. In early June, however, Big Red made a U-turn and announced that the aluminum masterpiece will finally grace its networks “late...

Google Maps For Android Updated With New Design

If you are a huge fan of Google Maps on your Android device, as it has helped you in the past to find places in unfamiliar territory with ease, then you would be pleased to hear that a freshly baked version of Google Maps for Android has appeared over at the Google Play store, although it seems to b...

Google Maps for Android update rolling out, brings new design and features

Google is rolling out the Google Maps update for Android devices, one of the Google services that was given a new look, but also new features, As Android Police explains, the update may not be available to download on all devices just yet, but the publications offers links to software-sp...

Droid Maxx to offer “48 hours of worry-free battery life”? Yes, please!

Motorola has been one of the few companies that have stubbornly insisted to offer devices with long battery life, when most manufacturers decided that Click to enlargeDon’t mind Daniel Craig and Halle Berry making an appearance on the storyboard, those were probably just some random hot people pic...

LG G2 leaks in all its glory in video and pics

We’ve seen some Another interesting design touch is the placement of the speakers on the bottom edge of the device, flanking the USB port. Having the speakers there is probably better than having them on the back, though their small size is a bit worrying.Overall, in terms of design we’re...

Skyfire Horizon toolbar for AT&T and Sprint serves ads, collects browsing data

If you’ve purchased a phone from a wireless carrier in the past year, chances are it came preloaded with an untold amount of intrusive, bothersome bloatware. Undoubtedly, carriers’ affinity for bundling an excessive number of apps with limited, expensive functionality (AT&T’s HTC One, for ...

Google updates Hangouts, allowing us to make phone calls

Are you one of those Google Talk users who didn’t make the switch to Hangouts in Gmail because you like making calls? Yeah, me too. I like the updated interface of Hangouts, but the inability to make calls was a Gmail deal breaker.Google has heard our cries, and blessed Hangouts with the ability t...

Samsung concept video shows off the future of wearables and phone displays

Mobile tech has come a long way from the early era of cellphones and massive laptops. Today we have extremely fast yet thin smartphones, powerful tablets and even wearable devices such as Google Glass and the next-gen Sony smart watch. Where are we going next? It’s hard to say for sure, though to...

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

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 ...

Update rolling out for AT&T’s Galaxy S4

Update ahoy, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 users! Coming hot on the heels of new software Samsung rolled out to German variants of the Snapdragon Galaxy S4 last week, the firmware update for the U.S. carrier contains a number of enhancements owners have been clamoring for, including (but not limited...

Tiny Thief coming to Google Play on July 11th, first Rovio Stars game for Android

Back in May, Rovio announced plans to start publishing third party games alongside its own titles under a new brand, “Rovio Stars”. Apple iOS users have already seen the first fruit of this effort, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage. Now it is Android’s turn. On July 11th, Tiny Thief (from 5 Ants) w...

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