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Should Nokia Cheat on Windows?

Should Nokia Cheat on Windows? Many people have been blaming Nokia's exclusive alliance with Microsoft Windows Phones as the reason for the company's dramatic fall from grace in just a few short years. Perhaps the only way of getting Nokia to its once dominant position again is to embrace the world's most popular smartphone operating system in Android? Is the grass greener on the otherside with Android? / ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (video)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (video) The Samsung Galaxy S4 has only been available for three months now, and as expected, it’s been met with critical acclaim. And now, we have another device joining the Galaxy S4 family — Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Active, a rugged, and better handling version of the S4. While there wasn’t a huge bevy of changes, the Galaxy S4 Active might just be appealing to those who shied away from getting themselves an original Galaxy S4. Rega...

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Sony Xperia Z and ZL Radioactive Custom ROM available, complete with Honami apps

Sony Xperia Z and ZL Radioactive Custom ROM available, complete with Honami apps If you’ve got a Xperia Z or ZL and you’re prepared to be a little adventurous, you can grab the Xperia Z Radioactive ROM, complete with Honami apps. Developer krabappel2548, dropped the ROM a few days ago and has assured us that the ROM is both fast and smooth. The ROM is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features apps ported from the Sony Honami system dump Sony Xperia Z Review [9:38] Sony Xperia ZL Review [7:54] H...

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White Nexus 4 heading to Canada

White Nexus 4 heading to Canada Although the white version of the Nexus 4 is currently sold out in the US, there appears to be some stock left to send over to Canada. LG Canada sent out an email earlier today indicating that the white Nexus 4 will be arriving in Canada very soon, although the timing was simply stated as “TBA”, which is a little irritating. The device will be heading to Canada courtesy of Google and WIND, meaning that there will be multiple purchasing optio...

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In the market for a new Android phone? Here are some devices worth waiting for

In the market for a new Android phone? Here are some devices worth waiting for We take a look at upcoming Android smartphones that you should be aware before buying a new device. Should I wait for the new Galaxy or should I get the HTC now? Is the next Nexus worth waiting another month? If I get this phone now, will I regret it next week? We’ve all had dilemmas like these, or, at least, we’ve heard others wondering if purchasing a device would give them buyer’s remorse. Everyone hates buyer’s remorse, and when new ...

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With Q2 performance below expectations, has Samsung finally peaked?

With Q2 performance below expectations, has Samsung finally peaked? Has Samsung reached its peak? Or is everyone just expecting too much? Last month, Samsung’s market capitalization was reduced by an alarming $25.3 billion, a figure that is greater than the total value of Sony Corp. This was after the sales of the company’s latest flagship smartphone turned out to be lower than what investors expected. Now, as the company prepares to present its second quarter results on July 26, can the company put ...

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5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 to be unveiled at IFA 2013 in Germany, “industry officials” claim

5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 to be unveiled at IFA 2013 in Germany, “industry officials” claim Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy Note 2 A South Korean report reveals where the Galaxy Note 3 will be unveiled and mentions the size of the display, apparently confirming some of the previous rumors on the matter. In an article speculating on a potential Samsung vs Apple “phablet” war, The Korea Herald says that according to “industry officials,” the Galaxy Note 3 will be announced at IFA 2013 in Germany and will feature a 5.7-inch display. While repo...

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Why are smartphone companies losing their market value? An inside look at the smartphone industry.

Why are smartphone companies losing their market value? An inside look at the smartphone industry. If your stock portfolio is made up of big mobile technology companies, you’re probably feeling a little worried about the return on your investment recently. Over the past months we’ve seen lots of troubling financial data and weak stock performances from many of the big smartphone companies. The chart below shows the stock performance of a selection of the industry’s big players since the beginning of the year. Interestingly, only ZTE is...

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Sony SmartWatch 2 Launching In The UK on July 15th For £120, According To Online Retailer Clove

Sony SmartWatch 2 Launching In The UK on July 15th For £120, According To Online Retailer Clove Sony announced the second version of its Bluetooth SmartWatch just a couple of weeks ago, and you'll be able to buy one in another couple of weeks, at least if you live in the United Kingdom. While Sony hasn't said anything about a rollout aside from a vague "September" date, UK electronics retailer Clove has already announced availability for the SmartWatch 2. The store expects stock to be ready on Monday, July 15th, at a price of price is £120...

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Iceland Galaxy S4 ad is the weirdest anti-iPhone Samsung commercial yet

Iceland Galaxy S4 ad is the weirdest anti-iPhone Samsung commercial yet Screenshot from latest Galaxy S4 ad | Image Credit: Samsung Iceland A recently released Galaxy S4 ad in Iceland is arguably the weirdest anti-Apple ad made by the company. Unlike with previous marketing efforts, especially for the Galaxy S3, Samsung mainly focused on showing Galaxy S4 features in its TV commercials. Sure, there have been hits at iPhone users here and there, but not to the same extent as in previous marketing campaigns. Samsung Ic...

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NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 not selling as fast as expected

NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 not selling as fast as expected Recent successes by mobile processor makers such a Qualcomm and the Taiwanese fab-less semiconductor company MediaTek seem to be putting pressure on the sales of NVIDIA’s latest ARM based processor the Tegra 4. Although NVIDIA has managed to attract some big clients for its new processor, it seems that the high price of the SoC is causing some of its partners to wait for the cheaper Tegra 4i which also has the benefit of the integrated i...

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Moto X phone rumor round up – everything we think we know

Moto X phone rumor round up – everything we think we know Purported As more and more Moto X rumors and reports keep on pouring in right alongside official mentions of the phone, we look at the big picture – here’s what you need to know about the future Motorola flagship device according to the information available before its official (second) announcement. The phone has been confirmed back in May at the D11 event, where CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed the device, revealing its official name and ment...

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Don’t be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4 (or any other name brand smartphone)

Don’t be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4 (or any other name brand smartphone) With Samsung still holding on to its place at the very top of the world smartphone market, there is no shortage of China-made clones of its most popular handsets — namely, the Galaxy S3 and its current flaship, the Galaxy S4. Unlike the imitation phones of many years ago, the ones that you can purchase now look very similar to the models that they are based on. And not only that, but in some cases, clones can even surpass the original in t...

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Modest quarter for HTC: profits increased, but failed to meet analysts’ forecast

Modest quarter for HTC: profits increased, but failed to meet analysts’ forecast Credit: HTC Today HTC announced its revenue and profit for the second quarter of 2013, pouring cold water over some market watchers’ hopes for a turnaround. Despite very good performance in May, the overall results in the quarter were dragged down by poor results in April, the month when the One was originally scheduled to launch, and June, when Samsung kicked the Galaxy S4 machine into high gear. In Q2 2013, HTC brought in revenues of $2.35 ...

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$8.33 Billion Profit: Tough Luck for Samsung

$8.33 Billion Profit: Tough Luck for Samsung Now don't get me wrong, $8.33 billion in profit sounds pretty nifty to me, but Samsung analysts were expecting half a billion more for the tech giant's Q2 earnings. So while Samsung execs may be disappointed, they've still got 8.33 billion reasons to be happy. And this figure is only an estimate, with full figures to be released later this month. Either way, it's still yet another record for the South Korean manufacturer. S...

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Optimus G2 Could Have 3GB of RAM onboard

Optimus G2 Could Have 3GB of RAM onboard A Korean publication recently claimed that the upcoming LG Optimus G2 will be the first smartphone to boast 3GB of RAM onboard which will make it easier for users to multi-task. The phone will also come with LTE Advanced but this feature is likely to be turned off because very few networks actually offer LTE-A on a large scale. The New LG G2 Which is set to boast 3GB of RAM. Another first from LG / ...

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Android Master Key Makes 99% Of Android Devices Vulnerable

Android Master Key Makes 99% Of Android Devices Vulnerable Security is often the paramount concern for many of today's tech savvy users, and the same applies to the mobile world, too. Just before you wonder how secure the Android operating system is, hold on to your seats as we reveal a shocker - Bluebox Security claims that they have discovered what they call the Android ‘master key' that could eventually turn just about any Android app into a malicious “zombie” program, and this Andro...

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Rumor: Moto X phone announcement coming on July 11

Rumor: Moto X phone announcement coming on July 11 Section from the first Moto X ad showing two people jumping in the water. The proper Moto X announcement is now rumored to take place on July 11, via an official Motorola press event, although press invites aren’t exactly available at this time. The handset has already been confirmed during the D11 conference in May, where Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside mentioned its commercial name and some of its features. But the company did not reveal all the...

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Sony announces global rollout of my Xperia remote security service

Sony announces global rollout of my Xperia remote security service Some time earlier this year, Sony started testing its very own remote security service for smartphones, called Sony my Xperia. Fast forward a full five months, and now the company is gearing up to finally launch this service for Xperia smartphone users across the planet. In case you missed it, my Xperia is Sony’s attempt at making sure that Xperia smartphone users have a sort of back-up plan in case they ever lose their handsets. It’...

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MEGA launches official client for Android

MEGA launches official client for Android MEGA, the security- and encryption- focused creation of infamous internet millionaire Kim Dotcom, is taking a step towards legitimacy with the launch of an official application for Android. The app, a third-party client acquired by MEGA, offers full access to the service’s suite of features, including file upload, camera sync, folder management, and search. Here’s a complete list of features: Browse your MEGA storage account 50GB of storage...

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Could this be a photo of the Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra?

Could this be a photo of the Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra? After Verizon teased an upcoming Motorola smartphone with a new landing page, a photo of the supposed Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra is now going the rounds on tech blogs and news sites. The picture below is said to be the back side of the rumored phone. Is this the Motorola Droid RAZR Ultra? Or a fake? The speculated device is seen bearing the white text “ELITE PARTNERS” and “NEW ORLEANS 2013.” It also has a Motorola logo on...

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Ingress update brings gameplay enhancements and bug fixes

Ingress update brings gameplay enhancements and bug fixes Ingress, Google’s cult hit augmented reality game for Android, received a significant July 2 update that should universally please. Those lucky enough to have made the closed beta can expect a number of improvements, starting with interface enhancements. Included are new Portal Hack animations and results view, a new Fire mode, better inventory sorting controls, and new player welcome messages. Requisite bug fixes are also in tow, including im...

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Here’s what you should know before downloading Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail”

Here’s what you should know before downloading Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Before downloading your limited free copy of Jay-Z’s latest album (if your device is eligible), you may want to know a few important details. As announced earlier, fans of the American rapper can now get a free copy of his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, if they own a Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, or Note 2. The album will be made available through a Jay-Z branded Android app initially to a million Galaxy device owners. Aside from the 1 mi...

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Kim Dotcom Launches Free Mega Android App

Kim Dotcom Launches Free Mega Android App Kim Dotcom just acquired and released the free Mega Android App   for their file sharing /cloud storage service in New Zealand.As you may know, after the Megaupload was closed down by the US Authorities and Kim himself was arrested and all his servers were sequestered, now he is back in business. His new cloud storage service was renamed Mega and it's now fully encrypted. You may benefit from a free membership, with 50GB of storage space, or ...

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Android Vulnerability Discovered Allows Hackers to Modify Apps

Android Vulnerability Discovered Allows Hackers to Modify Apps     Once again, it looks like nothing is safe anymore on the Internet, as yet another Android Vulnerability was discovered, revealing that all our Android running devices are vulnerable to a flaw in the Matrix. This Android Vulnerability may allow a hacker to gain full access over your device, i.e. making calls,sending SMS or transform your smart device into a mobile BotNet, used for spamming, flooding, you name it. The...

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Best unlocked Android phones, June 2013

Best unlocked Android phones, June 2013 In America, you mostly buy phones from a carrier at a discounted price in exchange for a monthly bill, which usually comes out at about $70 a month or even more if you want extra features or added data on the plan. What many Americans don’t realize however, is that most of the world elsewhere buys phones at a full outright cost and then pays a much smaller monthly amount. There is still the option to buy unlocked SIM-free phones however. G...

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Sony SmartWatch 2 apparently shipping starting with the week of July 15 in the UK

Sony SmartWatch 2 apparently shipping starting with the week of July 15 in the UK Sony’s recently announced SmartWatch 2 is apparently going to arrive in stock with Clove starting with July 15, according to the UK retailer. The device is already available for pre-order with Clove, which basically said in a blog post that it will ship the first units as soon as they arrive. Furthermore, Clove’s pre-order page now lists the new smartwatch for £120 (VAT included) or around $181, and has shipping pegged down to the “week c...

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean root already available

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean root already available The recently leaked Android 4.3 firmware version has already been rooted, before actually being officially rolled out by Google. The news comes from xda-developers – where else? – which reports that xda Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has managed to adapt his SuperSU root app for Android 4.3. The root works on the Galaxy S4 Google Edition version running the Android 4.3 OS that leaked a few days ago (JWR66N.S005.130625) and is the firs...

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