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Rovio Stars “Tiny Thief” now live on Google Play

It seems not too long ago that Rovio burst through the scene with the release of Angry Birds and making it a worldwide phenomenon. Now, it seems they're changing the pace a bit and are taking off the developer hat for a bit and putting on the producer hat. Under their new publishing unit, Rovio Star...

Moto X and HTC One release dates for Verizon reportedly leaked

A purported Verizon internal memo seems to indicate various details about some of the carrier’s plans for the coming months, including release dates for two highly anticipated devices such as the Moto X  and HTC One.Phone Arena has gotten its hands on the document below, which appears to be a...

Looking to take your Android photography skills to the next level? A new free e-book can help show you how

Today’s 8MP and 13MP smartphone cameras might not hold a candle to a DSLR or high-end P&S camera, but we’ve certainly come a long way in just a few short years.There was a time when you’d be insane to consider using your phone as your primary camera. Today the gap is certainly narrowin...

LG Nexus 5 To Arrive With Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie (Rumor)

There has been plenty of buzz about the Nokia Lumia 1020 that is armed with a whopping 41-megapixel camera today, but what about another seemingly large handset that could very well be unleashed onto the awaiting masses soon? We are referring to the logical follow up to the successful Nexus 4 from L...

X Phone specs, and why you shouldn’t care.

Purported Google X Phone prototype | Image credit: TinhteThe Motorola X Phone has gained a lot of traction, and a has just about everyone curious. The original scuttlebut involved some sort of device which would shift the Earth’s axis, but the reality is much more subdued. While it wasn’t the mo...

Google Maps gets second update in 24 hours

Google released an update to their Google Maps app just yesterday and already there's been another update rolling out. With yesterdays update still fresh in our mind and on our device, the confusing way that they changed our ability to save Offline maps was voiced pretty early on. Thankfully, Google...

More tips and tricks for your Galaxy Note 2

In the on-going phase of discovering new things about devices that we've owned for awhile, we shift our attention to the Galaxy Note 2. When it was released, it was a huge jump ahead of its predecessor in terms of features and sported the handy S-Pen. Well, here's a list of features and tricks that...

Opera for Android version 15 now available for download from Google Play

If you are among the many people who use Opera as your preferred mobile Web browser for Android, then we’ve got some great news for you. Today, Opera announced the release of Opera for Android version 15, only a few weeks after the earlier release of its predecessor, Opera for Android version...

Nokia Lumia 1020 Released: a Contender for the Galaxy S4 & iPhone 5?

Today, Nokia is presenting the Lumia 1020 in New York, the company's new camera smartphone which is a definite step up from the Nokia PureView 808, thanks most importantly to the ultra-potent camera technology, which sets it apart from worldwide competitors. But what makes the Lumia 1020 so gre...

Mobile Browsing: Samsung Defeats Apple. Just.

Statistics released yesterday from StatCounter show that Samsung devices are now the preferred global device on which to browse the web. The Korean technology giant has finally surpassed Apple as the number one device manufacturer for mobile web browsing. But it's hardly time for celebrations y...

New features added to opera browser for android

The Opera browser for Android has just received an update which has added some really neat features to the browser. The feature additions and the bug fixes really make this browser something that is right up there with Google's chrome or Mozilla's Firefox. The Opera Mobile Browser for A...

Network Changes and New Tech Needed to Get More From Batteries

There is only so far we can go as far as having increasingly thinner smartphones with long battery life. These are the noises eminating from Qualcomm's John Stefenac. Stefenac believes that there is an enormous amount of pressure for being put on smartphone manufacturers to deliver cool, sexy, ...

Standard HTC One takes a step closer to full GPE conversion

Ever since in the announcement of the Google Play Edition HTC One, many original purchasers of HTC’s flagship handset have been wondering whether or not they’ll also be able to receive the official Google treatment, after all the handsets are exactly the same in terms of hardware.Not too long ag...

Google Maps update with new offline maps option pushed out after public backlash

Less than a couple of days after the most recent Google Maps update for Android comes yet another software revision, this time to re-add an old feature that was found to be “cleverly hidden” and only accessible via a mildly interesting easter egg. Users were outraged when it was discove...

CyanogenMod 10.1.1 update patches security exploits

If any of you CyanogenMod users out there have updated in the past couple of days, you may have noticed that your version has been updated to version 10.1.1. But this update isn’t about cramming in new features, instead the CyanogenMod team has patched up some of the well know security Android...

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

After 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 itsel...

Android for Beginners: How to Avoid Trojans on your Smartphone

A few days ago came the news of a new vulnerability in Android - the Master Key - one of the greatest threats so far, affecting 99% of devices. The information came through a laboratory study by Bluebox Security, who also has an application that tells you whether your smartphone is affected. In ligh...

The wall between Google and Motorola could go down in the future – WSJ

You know the firewall between Google and Motorola that Android VP Hiroshi Lockheimer talked about at MWC ? Well, the wall is there, for now, but it could easily go down in the future. That’s the gist of a report from the Wall Street Journal that quotes “people familiar to the matter” talk...

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S3 Update Arriving This Month

The long anticipated and frequently rumored Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 will finally be made available to Galaxy S3 owners in July 2013 after initial reports of it being delayed, at least that is what the folks over at Gotta Be Mobile have reported. Are you stoked yet w...

Rumor: HTC M8 coming in 2014, HTC One refresh later this year, and plastic One to replace Butterfly

A new batch of HTC One-related rumors supposedly reveal some of the company’s plans for the following months and next year, with a variety of One models being reportedly in the works.Let’s take a look at them chronologically, at least according to what Pocket-lint has learned from sources famili...

Sony sends out invites to its press conference at IFA 2013. Is Sony bringing the Honami with it?

Sony has been very busy this year in both the smartphone and tablet markets, hoping to recapture its former glory. Now Sony is starting to send out invitations for its press event at IFA 2013 on September 4 (2 days before the official event begins).Remember how Sony had an event in Paris earlier in ...

Watch out Samsung, Motorola can spend half a billion to market the Moto X

Ricardo Bilton/VentureBeat To be successful in the smartphone business, it’s not enough to make the best hardware or the prettiest looking device. Marketing is just as important, and, some say, the biggest factor that decides the ultimate fate of a product. The living proofs are Samsung and Apple...

New Motorola DROIDs bound for Verizon leak in all their glory

How is it, like clockwork, photos of unreleased Motorola phones leak weeks before their official unveiling? Whatever the means, we’re grateful the folks at @evleaks were able to get their hands on press images of Moto’s refreshed Verizon DROID trifecta. The left-most phone is the Droid Mini, the...

“Value Pack” update rolling out to AT&T Optimus G Pro customers

The LG Optimus G Pro is a brilliant smartphone, and if there’s one thing we as consumers love to see, it’s updates to make our smartphones even more brilliant. Originally announced in March, LG has now begun rolling out the “Value Pack” to AT&T customers.The update is still Android 4.1.2...

LG outs world’s thinnest full HD LCD panel, basically confirms display on LG G2

The LG G2, also known as the LG Optimus G2, is one of the more anticipated smartphones coming out in the second half of 2013. So far the rumors are plentiful but not much has been set in stone yet. This may have changed as LG recently sent out a press release for a full HD smartphone panel. Given t...

Chromebooks comprise about 25% of sub-$300 PC sales

While the PC market shrinks, Chromebooks continue to defy the trend. Whereas the ubiquitous Samsung Chromebook has dominated Amazon for some time, Chromebooks have now also taken about a quarter of the sub-$300 PC category.As a Chromebook daily driver, I’m not surprised. The devices are wonderful;...

High-end device, low-end price: the race to the middle

With so much going on in the world of Android, it’s often hard to sleep  at night. Lovers of mobile tech around the world, with visions of even better devices, dancing in their heads. And why not? There is not a single other industry that is as intensely competitive, that yields massively imp...

LTE-packing Sony Xperia Z arrives in the United States, exclusively through T-Mobile

The Sony Xperia Z is not only a sexy handset, but it also has reasonably powerful hardware and excellent water and dust-resistant capabilities. Unfortunately, the phone hasn’t exactly made a major impact on the U.S. market, largely because the only way to get the phone is to buy the non-LTE ve...

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