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New Kindle Fire line will bring better resolutions, “chiseled” design, at the same price tag

New Kindle Fire line will bring better resolutions, “chiseled” design, at the same price tag There’s nothing particularly exciting in this leak from BGR, but it’s still nice to get some confirmation on our educated guesses. Here’s the run down – the folks at BGR claim that Amazon will launch its newest generation of Kindle Fires sometimes in autumn, probably in September, the same time of the year when the 2012 launched. The base model, the $159 Kindle Fire, will feature an improved display, with a resolution of 1280...

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HTC One on sale for just $49.99 from Amazon

HTC One on sale for just $49.99 from Amazon 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 subsidized HTC One’s, knocking the price tags down to just $49.99 when you sign up for a two year con...

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MIUI v5 now available for the HTC One

MIUI v5 now available for the HTC One Last week, we did a little write-up on the various custom ROMs available and which one you should be choosing based on what you wanted to get out of them. One of the ROMs that we highlighted was MIUI, a ROM that completely changes the look of Android. Well, HTC One users, you can rejoice today, as MIUI v5 is now available for your device. ...

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Switch: Sense 5 and Pure Android on a HTC One

Switch:  Sense 5 and Pure Android on a HTC One You know what? Sometimes I'm really torn between whether I want to be running a pure Android experience or using one of the manufacturers ROMs. In some respects, the Sense 5 does have some pretty interesting and useful features that I like to use, as does pure Android. Well, with Switch, you now can have both systems running in parallel on your HTC One device and can flip-flop between both with ease. Sense 5 or pure Android? Why not both? / ...

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Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 arrives on the HTC Butterfly

Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 arrives on the HTC Butterfly After the odd hint and rumor, HTC has finally released its Sense 5 update for its popular Butterfly handset. This update has been expected for quite a while, we initially heard about a possible Sense 5 update coming to the One X, One X+, One S, and Butterfly all the way back in February. But sadly there’s a catch, and a pretty big one at that, the update is currently only available in Taiwan, it hasn’t yet made its way to the US Droid DNA ver...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active now on sale in the UK, prices start at £495 sim-free

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active now on sale in the UK, prices start at £495 sim-free If you’re in need of a more rugged smartphone to suit your lifestyle, but still want some top of the line hardware specs, then the Galaxy S4 Active might give you everything you need. The handset is now on sale in the UK, sim-free, with prices starting at £465 from Unlocked Mobiles, and the high-street retailer Carphone Warehouse is stocking the smartphone for £530 online. Amazon is by far the most expensive seller that I’ve seen so far, ...

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Press shots for the ZTE U988S leak, unveil the world’s first Tegra 4-powered smartphone

Press shots for the ZTE U988S leak, unveil the world’s first Tegra 4-powered smartphone It has been a little over six months since Nvidia unveiled its next-gen Tegra 4 processor. While we were genuinely impressed with its performance and especially its monster 72-core GPU, it seems smartphone OEMs were not as impressed, as most of them opted for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 series. So while we’ve seen a few tablets featuring the Nvidia Tegra 4, we hadn’t seen a smartphone unveiled with the processor. That is until now, a...

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The Moto X’ Clear Pixel camera could feature a RGBW sensor

The Moto X’ Clear Pixel camera could feature a RGBW sensor According to Taylor Wimberley, the founder of Android and Me and a person that leaked stuff from Google’s kitchen before, the upcoming Moto X will feature a Clear Pixel camera. Wimberley revealed the info on Google Plus, and, when asked what Clear Pixel actually is, he said “It means ‘dark, blurry pics and lack of details’ will be things of the past…” That certainly sounds exciting. Low light photography has always been the Achil...

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Why can't leakers take decent quality pics?

Why can't leakers take decent quality pics? So we've just seen new leaked pictures of the upcoming Moto X front screen cover, which is hardly anything to get excited about, but at least the images are in focus. And they are Pulitzer winners compared to the appalling new picture of the LG G2 which looks like it was taken on the first phone camera ever released, and through a fishbowl at that. Is this the worst leak picture you've ever seen? / ...

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Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets are now shipping

Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets are now shipping Here’s some good news if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new smartphone, the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets have begun shipping out from Google, right on schedule. If you pre-ordered one, then you should receive an email with a tracking number sometime today. As you probably already know, the Google Edition versions of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One are pretty much just stock Android versions of these flags...

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Motorola’s PRIP push-to-talk service launches in the US

Motorola’s PRIP push-to-talk service launches in the US Credit: Ubergizmo Motorola has now officially launched its PRIP service in the US in conjunction with NII Holdings, and it’s now available for downloaded from the Google Play Store. Motorola’s push-to-talk service was already available in Mexico, Brazil, and across Latin America, so now US users can connect to the 11 million subscribers already connected to the service. For those of you know don’t know about PRIP, Motorola Mobility’...

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8 distinct Galaxy Note 3 model numbers spotted online

8 distinct Galaxy Note 3 model numbers spotted online A wild rumor made the rounds through the blogosphere yesterday, sparked by a report in the Korean publication ETNews. According to the report, Samsung is preparing no fewer than four distinct variants of the Galaxy Note 3, including a “limited edition” premium variant with an unbreakable display, an AMOLED version, an LCD version, and an LCD version with an 8MP camera. Now, several model numbers have been spotted online, which may or may not...

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Moto X event denied by Motorola, apparently nothing scheduled for July 11

Moto X event denied by Motorola, apparently nothing scheduled for July 11 Rumored to be officially unveiled on July 11, the Moto X will not be the star of that particular event, as Motorola apparently denied the meeting with the press. A few days ago we heard that a Moto X announcement could arrive on July 10-11, which is when select media members will attend some sort of special gathering. Then, we heard that the Moto X will not attend the event, and that instead Motorola will announce something else – presumably t...

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Galaxy Tab 3 series released in the US

Galaxy Tab 3 series released in the US Samsung has just released the Galaxy Tab 3 series in the US. The range comes in standard 7.0'', 8.0'' and 10.1'' screen sizes and the new tabs are set for release from Samsung's web store on July 19th (Amazon and Best Buy have them ready to ship already). The 8.0'' and 10.1'' come rocking Android 4.2 straight out of the box, but for some reason the 7.0'' only boasts Jelly Bean 4.1. ...

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Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread to become most popular Android version in use today

Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread to become most popular Android version in use today Jelly Bean now used on just under 38% of active Android devices. The latest set of numbers showing which versions of Android are actually being used in the real world have been published by Google. The new data shows that Android 4.x, which includes Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly bean, runs on over 61 percent of devices, while Jelly Bean itself (Android 4.1 and Android 4.2) runs on just under 38 percent of devices. This is the first time that Jelly...

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

Android 4.3 Google Play edition OS version ported to Sony Xperia Z 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 Taylor Swift. As always, we don’t encourage you to install custom software on your devices, and you&#...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Burst Into Flames While Charging

Samsung Galaxy S4 Burst Into Flames While Charging It seems that modern day smartphones are a fire hazard all by themselves - although the number of spontaneously combusting handsets are far and few in between, but cases of exploding phones have been reported in the past, and it looks like the buck will not stop anytime soon. The first reported case of a Samsung Galaxy S4 catching fire has happened in the UAE, but thankfully, no one was injured in the incident. Am I a hot phone or what? / ...

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Sprint Galaxy S4 update available, brings apps-to-SD card installs and Knox support

Sprint Galaxy S4 update available, brings apps-to-SD card installs and Knox support Sprint is apparently rolling out a Galaxy S4 update that brings some new features including Samsung Knox support but also the ability to move apps to the microSD card. The update comes about a month after the European Galaxy S4 has been similarly updated – although Knox support was not part of that particular software release. The Sprint Galaxy S4 (SPH-L720) update should be available over-the-air (OTA) to users that still run the default firm...

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Sprint Galaxy S4 OTA Update Brings Samsung Knox And App To SD Support

Sprint Galaxy S4 OTA Update Brings Samsung Knox And App To SD Support Sprint has a new 357MB Over The Air (OTA) update for the Galaxy S4 which will deliver Samsung Knox support as well as the freedom for you to transfer apps over to the SD card on the spot, and you can check out some of the new changes in the story right after the jump. This is definitely a welcome update (version MF9), so what are you waiting for? Hopefully the other mobile carriers in the US will follow suit soon, too. (This is a preview - cli...

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Android bug that affects 99% of devices detailed

Android bug that affects 99% of devices detailed The specifics of the widespread Android bug we previously reported on have, since security firm Bluebox revealed its existence to the developer community earlier this week, remained mired in mystery. It was understood that a malicious application could abuse Android’s signing mechanism – the operating system’s safeguard against infectious apps purporting to be legitimate – to pass as an APK update from Google, Samsung, or any num...

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Android Jelly Bean is now the most used Android OS

Android Jelly Bean is now the most used Android OS For the first time ever, Android Jelly Bean is now the most used among the many flavors of Android OS. Latest data from the Android Developers Blog is showing that for the first time ever, Jelly Bean has surpassed Gingerbread which was previously the most used Android OS.  Android Jelly Bean's share is not almost 40% while Gingerbread slipped down to 34.1%. Android Ice Cream Sandwich got 23.3%. It's good to know that Android's latest OS is now ...

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Hail to the King, Make That Monkey King!

Hail to the King, Make That Monkey King! I bet you never heard about THL and their Monkey King prior to reading this. Because, sure as Hell, I didn't, and I spend most of my life on the internet, scouting for gadgets and tech news. Also, I'm not too thrilled about monkeys, they seem creepy and dirty, not to be trusted. To be honest, I don't have much respect for Chinese companies, and THL is, as you might have guessed, a Chinese/Taiwanese(basically, the same thing) company. Regardl...

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Nikon Going for Android Smartphones?

Nikon Going for Android Smartphones? I'm not sure about you, but all my friends, myself included, are using their smart/dumb phones when it comes to taking pictures or videos on the go, not a DSLR from Nikon or the like. This is going on for some time now, I can't even remember the last time I wished for a dedicated camera. In my humble opinion, dedicated cameras are becoming more and more obsolete. Who needs a DSLR for taking cat pictures and uploading them to Facebook anyway? I...

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Monster Galaxy Note 2 has 288GB of storage, 9300mAh battery, dual SIM support

Monster Galaxy Note 2 has 288GB of storage, 9300mAh battery, dual SIM support Custom Galaxy Note 2: 288GB storage, 9300mAh battery case | Image credit: xda-developers A custom dual SIM Galaxy Note 2 model packs a lot more memory and battery life than your average supersized smartphone, although such features come with a high-cost and can affect the looks of the device. While smartphone makers are constantly trying to make devices But once he replaced the 8500mAh battery pack with the ZeroLemon model, he automatically ...

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How the Motorola X Phone could change things

How the Motorola X Phone could change things The X Phone is coming, and we know what it will be: mid-range, with some interesting nuances. The hardware won’t blow us away, but some of the new features might. We’re all reading about an “always on” feature for voice search, and of course the customization is a hot topic. Assembled in the US is nice for jobs, but does it matter to consumers? Google is making a concentrated effort to improve their contextual awareness of us, which coul...

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Purported Motorola Droid Ultra press image leaked ahead of announcement

Purported Motorola Droid Ultra press image leaked ahead of announcement After having recently been spotted in reportedly leaked photos, the Motorola Droid Ultra is now the star of a purported press image. Unsurprisingly, the picture comes from known leakster @evleaks (image below), who presented a similar press photo for the new Motorola Droid Maxx just a few days ago. As you can see, the image is fairly similar to the white Droid Ultra leak we saw the other days, and chances are it’s showing the real thing, altho...

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Huawei Ascend P6 now available in the UK

Huawei Ascend P6 now available in the UK Huawei might not be the most popular smartphone brand, but it is still a solid choice. Even better, you usually get reasonably capable specs for considerably less than the competition. With that in mind, consumers in the UK can now get their hands on Huawei’s latest flagship, the Ascend P6. The phone officially touched down last Friday, bringing with it an incredibly thin 6.18mm form factor, a 4.7-inch 720p display and a Huawei K3V2 1.5GHz qu...

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Nikon says it’s feeling the pressure from smartphones, could be working on a “non-camera” product

Nikon says it’s feeling the pressure from smartphones, could be working on a “non-camera” product I’m sure many of you, like me, have been using your smartphone as your primary method of capturing snaps for quite a while. But it seems that Nikon is a bit slow on the ball, as the company has finally woken up to the realization that an 8 megapixel smartphone is a clear preference over a point and shoot camera for the casual consumer. President Makoto Kimura told Bloomberg that the number of people dropping compact shooters in favor of smar...

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