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Weekly News Roundup #10 – India

Note: Due to unavoidable circumstances, there was no Indian weekly news roundup last week. Today’s feature will include top news from the previous week as well.  It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the mobile world in India. India has now taken over from Japan as the third largest smar...

Do You Use AdBlock Plus? Well, Google Doesn't Care!

If you're an Internet enthusiast like I am, you must know about Adblock Plus, an excellent tool for blocking unwanted scripts, pop-ups and annoying commercials running on your favorite websites. To me, a web addict, Adblock Plus is the best invention, since baby wipes. And being a free app is eve...

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

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 ...

Do You Use AdBlock Plus? Well, Google Doesn’t Care!

If you're an Internet enthusiast like I am, you must know about Adblock Plus, an excellent tool for blocking unwanted scripts, pop-ups and annoying commercials running on your favorite websites. To me, a web addict, Adblock Plus is the best invention, since baby wipes. And being a free app is eve...

Purported Moto X shown in new images; phone reportedly not coming on July 10-11

Images showing alleged Moto X phone components (specifically the front and back panels of the handset) have hit the web, ahead of the phone’s announcement. At the same time, a new report is now claiming that the phone won’t be introduced later this week, as previously rumored. While th...

White Motorola Droid Ultra alleged photo shows up

An alleged image of the Motorola Droid Ultra has hit the web well ahead of the phone’s official announcement. After just seeing a picture reportedly showing the new Droid MAXX, we’re now looking at the white version of the Droid Ultra, at least according to xda-developers user xavierk75. Howeve...

AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, July 7, 2013

This week, we’ve learned more details about the upcoming LG G2, Motorola teased the Moto X, the Galaxy S4 reached a sales milestone, HTC broke the hearts of One S users, and we got some interesting news about the Android 4.3. LG G2: tantalizing rumors LG is expected to stage a soft launch of its ...

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, this week: Sony Xperia J

Welcome to the very first episode of our new show called: The Sunday Giveaway! Each and every Sunday we will give away an Android phone, tablet or other cool product. To start the sunday giveaway off this week we will be giving away a Sony Xperia J Android phone. Sony Xperia J Quick Specs 1 GHz Qu...

Google pays AdBlock Plus not to block its ads

Ever look for an ad filtering browser plugin to keep annoying, obtrusive advertisements off of your computer screen? Chances are you ended up installing Adblock Plus, a free product with millions of users. What you probably didn’t know, though, is that Adblock doesn’t function as indiscriminate...

AA Asks: Would you buy Android Authority Gear?

Welcome to the very first edition of a series we call AA Asks! It’s where we ask you, our loyal viewers and fans, about questions we have, so we can create a better site for you. Android Authority exists only because of you, our fans. We work everyday around the clock to provide great video, ...

(Don't) Get Lost!: Best Free Offline Map Apps for Android

There are a number of reasons why offline maps are a good addition to your smartphone arsenal. For starters, you can't always rely on network access or Wi-Fi. Usually when you want maps, you've found yourself in an area you're not so familiar with which may also have poor reception or...

MOGA Pro Controller Revolutionizes Mobile Gaming on Android

The new Moga Pro controller from Moga Anywhere has generated quite a lot of buzz in the tech and gaming community recently. Many have hailed the new controller to be perhaps the best Android controller out right now and rightly so. The controller has a clip that folds out of the actual pad and can c...

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra: By the numbers

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has held its own against some stiff competition in the past, but with its successor still a few months away, a rather large shadow has loomed upon it. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra might just be the Galaxy Note 2’s biggest competitor yet, and in more ways than one. So after pi...

Motorola Droid Maxx Photo Leaked

Thanks to the well known industry insider evLeaks, we know have what it appears to be a final photo of the Motorola Droid Maxx. Judging from the leaked picture, it looks like the Android running smartphone features capacitive buttons and a Kevlar back panel. After Google acquired Motorola, they s...

More info on upcoming Nexus 7

Google is set to release the second version of its groundbreaking Nexus 7 in the coming weeks. The tablet is set to continue to try monetize users through the content available through the Google Play Store. A source of ASUS and a recent Bluetooth SIG listing recently fueled rumours about the specs ...

2013 Is The Year of the Smartwatch?

If you take a look at all major players in the IT Industry, one pattern is very clear : almost each and everyone of them is working on or planning to build a smartwatch, sooner rather than later. The smartwatch seems to be the next hype in wearable technology, along with Google Glass. Taking into...

Astrid announces that it’s shutting down on August 5

It’s been two months since Yahoo announced its acquisition of popular task management service Astrid, and like after every acquisition by a major company, we began to wonder when Astrid would find itself on the chopping block. Astrid’s doomsday has finally been set after emails began to roll ou...

Purported low-cost iPhone model spotted; Jelly Bean knockoff packs Snapdragon 600 CPU, sells for $199

Low-cost iPhone-based Basic Bear knockoff | Image Credit: Techdy The low-cost iPhone has reportedly been spotted, with a peripherals maker revealing design details for the device in an in-house produced video – but there’s a twist: an Android-running smartphone has already been adapted to fit in...

HP Slate 7 price drop: competitive edge or staving off failure?

The HP Slate 7 was built for a very specific purpose and that was to compete in the cheap Android tablet market. When it first came out, it was worth $169 and, according to our own Josh Vergara, you’re essentially getting what you pay for. Is it anything groundbreaking? Definitely not, but fo...

Jay-Z Android App Cloned By Hackers

Hackers have managed to clone the app for the collaboration between electronics giant Samsung and rapper Jay-Z. The app which was intended to promote the rapper's latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail and also provide exclusive content for the Samsung Galaxy range of mobile phones was released o...

Paul O’Brien working on one click Switch between stock Android and Sense 5 for HTC One

Famed Android developer Paul O’Brien is working on a project called Switch, which would allow HTC One users to quickly switch from AOSP Android to Sense 5, and back. Dual booting, or having two separate operating systems on one device, has been the dream of many users torn between the clean and s...

HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update now rolling out in Europe

The HTC One might have launched with the slightly outdated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but at least HTC is fulfilling its promise to update the HTC One to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (unlike another one of its smartphones). After the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update began rolling out in Taiwan a few days ago...

Goats, Ninjas, and a bunch of apples grace Samsung’s new commercial

Samsung has been known to have some pretty quirky marketing strategies and its latest commercial doesn't break away from tradition. In this latest commercial for the Galaxy S4 out of Iceland, Samsung has thrown a whole bunch of things together and has deemed it a commercial. You know what will se...

Motorola Droid Maxx image leaks: capacitive buttons and Kevlar

We know that Motorola is gearing up to unleash the Moto X, but that’s not the only device that the Google subsidiary is preparing to unveil this summer. In addition to a low-cost smartphone codenamed DFX, which is aimed at developing markets, Motorola is also continuing its collaboration with Ver...

“My Xperia” – Sony’s solution to “Find my iPhone”

One thing I really missed when I transferred over to Android from iOS was the “Find my iPhone” setting. Being able to make my phone ping if I simply lost it in the house, or remotely wipe it if it was lost was a nice feature and I had to do some searching around before I found an awesome...

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the Most Loved Smartphone, According to Study

Today a new study revealed what I was suspecting for some time now, that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the apple of everyone's eye, while Apple's iPhone 5 received the most complaints from their customers. Ain't that ironic, somehow? I am not kidding either. There is actually science behind this study...

Rogers Canada may be getting the exclusive on the Motorola X Phone

An internal screenshot from Rogers shows that the Canadian service provider will have an exclusive Motorola X Phone, with release in mid August. While we’re not sure if this means they have exclusivity to the Motorola X Phone in general, it does indicate they will have some sort of Rogers’ devi...

ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini Photo Leaked Before Official Launching

The digital paparazzi did it again, by releasing a photo of the ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini, right before the official announcement. For many of us, ZTE may seem like an extra-terrestrial company, but check this out : they sell more smartphones than Nokia. Yeah, that's how bad it is for Nokia, folks. An...

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