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Chromebook now available in 6,600 stores around the world

Chromebook now available in 6,600 stores around the world Google’s cloud-centric laptop which is built around its Chrome web browser is now available from Walmart. The Chrome OS powered laptop, which was previously available from outlets like Best Buy and Amazon.com, can now be bought in one of Walmart’s 2,800 stores across the U.S.There are several different Chromebook models available each one built by a different manufacturer. Acer’s take on the concept uses a dual-core Intel Celer...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has U.K. price, can be pre-ordered

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has U.K. price, can be pre-ordered The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, the smartphone with one of the best cameras on the market (or the camera that includes a smartphone, whichever way you want to put it), now has a price tag attached to it, for the U.K., at least.The device, which was officially announced only a few days ago, is now listed for pre-order by U.K. retailer Handtec, at a price of £467.99 (around $734), which includes VAT. Without VAT, the price of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Z...

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AT&T bringing 25 solar charging stations for mobile devices in New York

AT&T bringing 25 solar charging stations for mobile devices in New York Image Credit: Michael Nagle for The New York TimeAT&T seems to understand the need for more powerful batteries when all other components in a mobile device advance. Even though it won’t create batteries for its mobile devices, a lending hand will be delivered in the form of solar-powered charging stations.Starting with Tuesday, New York will be the home of no less than 25 solar charging stations that can power batteries for all types of...

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Mark Zuckerberg looking for a Samsung-made Facebook phone in Korea

Mark Zuckerberg looking for a Samsung-made Facebook phone in Korea AP Photo/Yonhap, Do Kwang-hwan Like Larry Page of Google did a few weeks back, Mark Zuckerberg is visiting South Korea, home to some of the largest mobile companies, and increasingly, the place where the big decisions in the mobile industry are taken. As his Google counterpart did, Zuckerberg met with the country’s president to discuss matters of “creative economy”, and, more importantly, with the top brass of Samsung, the largest smartpho...

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Asus contemplating foray into wearable devices, chairman says

Asus contemplating foray into wearable devices, chairman says Answering questions from journalists during Asus’s annual meeting with shareholders, chairman Jonney Shih revealed that meetings have been held by the company’s research labs in order to talk about developing wearable devices, seen by Asus as a critical sector for innovation.Shih also added that it’s important to figure out how to be in the winner’s seat when such devices, such as Google Glass or Apple’s planned iW...

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Former HTC execs create Kazam mobile startup

Former HTC execs create Kazam mobile startup Two ex-HTC execs have partnered up to create a new mobile-related company called Kazam, which will create smartphones at some point in the future.HTC’s former head of sales and HTC’s former marketing chief for the UK region, Michael Coombes and James Atkins, respectively, are behind Kazam. In the new company, Coombes will act as the CEO, while Atkins will take the chief marketing officer role.The Kazam devices will be made primordially fo...

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HTC clarifies reports about pulled Android 4.2 update for HTC One

HTC clarifies reports about pulled Android 4.2 update for HTC One It’s hard to believe that one of the best Android handsets of the year would be denied an update to Android 4.2, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation swirling around a recent Three UK tweet. In a recent reply to a Twitter question, the British carrier advised that HTC pulled the Android 4.2.2 update for the One, and that a new release hadn’t been scheduled yet.To dispel the rumors, HTC offered an official statement to Engadg...

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Liquid-cooled smartphones from Samsung, HTC, and Apple coming later this year

Liquid-cooled smartphones from Samsung, HTC, and Apple coming later this year We told you about the world’s first liquid-cooled handset about a month ago when NEC introduced the Medias X-06E phone for NTT DoCoMo over in Japan. It basically uses a smartphone-centric heat pipe design that relies on cooling technology yet untapped even on today’s high-end models. How would you like to have this same cooling tech in your next Samsung smartphone? What about one from HTC? Or one from Apple?As it turns out, big name ...

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AT&T Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE costs $399.99 on contract; $199.99 with Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active or Galaxy Note 2 bundle

AT&T Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE costs $399.99 on contract; $199.99 with Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active or Galaxy Note 2 bundle AT&T on Monday announced that it will start selling the 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 on June 21, offering pricing details in the process.Interestingly, the 8-inch tablet will be priced at $399.99, which is what the Wi-Fi-only version costs. But you will have to ink a new two-year deal with the carrier to take advantage of that price. The 4G LTE version of the tablet will be available exclusively from AT&T.In case you’re also lo...

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LG Optimus G Pro hits 1 million unit sales mark

LG Optimus G Pro hits 1 million unit sales mark The Optimus G Pro, LG’s latest flagship Android handset, was first released and made available about four months ago in LG’s home country of South Korea. It took the Korean company quite a bit of time to start selling the said handset in other Asian countries — it only got around to it at the end of May — but it appears that that hasn’t stopped the phone from becoming a best-seller at all.Today, LG is proud to annou...

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Design Concept of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie

Design Concept of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie A crafty design student has come up with a concept on what he hopes that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will look like. While the OS is still most definitely still in the works (Hey! We're still waiting for Android 4.3 to be announced) it's always interesting to check out what some people think that the next iteration should look like. (This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android Pit...

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Chromebooks are coming to a store near (and far away) from you

Chromebooks are coming to a store near (and far away) from you Chromebooks have been available through online portals for some time now. If you ever wanted to get your hands on one, you could easily navigate over to Amazon, Best Buy, and even Google itself. But soon you'll be able to see these Chrome OS laptops popping up in retailers across the globe, in fact, in over 6,600 stores around the world. ...

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Sony Xperia ZU Appears on Antutu Benchmark, Powered by Snapdragon 800

Sony Xperia ZU Appears on Antutu Benchmark, Powered by Snapdragon 800 The appearance of a Sony Xperia ZU phablet was rumored by the Taiwanese from ePrice  for some time now, they even leaked a list of tech specs and  the official date of its release. According to their claims, the Sony Xperia ZU will come with the latest system on chip from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 800, running at a blazing 2.2 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The memory is expandable with micro SD cards of up to 64 GB. The XPeri...

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Samsung Will Release Super Fast LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4

Samsung Will Release Super Fast LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4 The good people from Samsung are planning to hit us with yet another variant of their flagship Samsung Galaxy S4, namely the LTE-Advanced Galaxy S4. This new  version will come with better data transfer capabilities, as it will be twice as fast as the regular one. The announcement was made today by the head of Samsung Mobile J.K. Shin, and I'm not kidding either. Samsung is the biggest tech company in the world in terms of revenue and they in...

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How did NVIDIA get Project Shield noticed at E3?

How did NVIDIA get Project Shield noticed at E3? Since Project Shield was unveiled at CES this January, the Android gaming world has been eagerly anticipating its arrival. A handheld gaming platform, with enough power to run a PlayStation 3 game, is perfect for mobile game fans. The dedicated gaming device also has a physical controller, which solves another little issue we have with mobile gaming.Now that NVIDIA has hit a decent price point with the device, they’re set to push hard in the ma...

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Will Instagram get video support soon?

Will Instagram get video support soon? Vine is the new passing fancy of Android enthusiasts, keeping us entertained six seconds at a time. An average Play Store rating of 2.8 suggests the concept needs work, even though over one million users have downloaded it. Facebook, however, may have something up their sleeve with Instagram.We have no official details to offer, but recent speculation suggests Instagram will be getting some sort of video support. Everyone’s favorite photo-filte...

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Skype video messaging is out of beta, and free to use

Skype video messaging is out of beta, and free to use Do you Skype? Whether it be for work, or to catch up with family, the Hangouts challenger is widely popular. If you’ve ever wished you could leave a video message for someone, Skype now has you covered.The feature, which is currently in the Android app, allows you to take video up to three minutes long to send along to other Skypers. Once they log in to the service, your video message is ready for viewing. This function has been in beta for a ...

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Screen Resolutions: When is enough, enough?

Screen Resolutions: When is enough, enough? In economics, economies of scale are cost advantages that certain enterprises have. Up to a certain point, there are increasing benefits as more output is yielded. However, at most of these economies has a limit point, or sweet spot, at which point each additional unit starts to cost more and more. Keeping this in mind, it seems like we may be soon approaching this point when it comes to screen resolution. The differences between a Full HD sc...

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Test your Knowledge with the Video Games Quiz for Android

Test your Knowledge with the Video Games Quiz for Android We cover a lot of games, so it’s only natural we take a look at a new trivia game about video games. Video Games Quiz is the latest from the Undercoders, and if variety is what you’re after it’s a game you’ll want to check out. Video Games Quiz takes you on a nostalgic journey through the age of video games. You’ll have to guess games from a lot of different systems, and there’s a lot of variety so you’re bound to be stumped soon...

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Sony i1 Honami specs allegedly leaked, and we’re hoping it’s a Nexus device.

Sony i1 Honami specs allegedly leaked, and we’re hoping it’s a Nexus device. If a recent report is true, and we sort of hope it is, the upcoming Sony i1 Honami is a monster device. Allegedly shown in the blurry pic you see below, not much can be learned about the aesthetics of the device. The specs being mentioned, however, are something to behold.If you’re wondering what a true next generation device would have under the hood, look no further:5.0-inch screen at 1920...

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AndroidPIT hits up big events: Samsung Galaxy & ATIV and Huawei Beauty

AndroidPIT hits up big events: Samsung Galaxy & ATIV and Huawei Beauty Two London events will be rolling out this week and we have our own AndroidPIT editors crossing the English Channel to get us some information first hand. Our trusty leader Andreas will be checking out the Huawei event on Tuesday, while our tech specialist extraordinaire Johannes will be hitting up the Samsung Galaxy & ATIV event on Thursday. Here's a little run-through of what we assume will be happening during these two mobile events: ...

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Motorola's X Phone Specs Leaked: The Next Generation's Smart Mid-Range

Motorola's X Phone Specs Leaked: The Next Generation's Smart Mid-Range Rumors about Motorola's "X Phone" have kept us on our toes for months. If you believe @evleaks – and it's hard not to, given his recent success rate – we are finally beginning to receive concrete specs about this device. Hardware definitely won't be its main selling point, but that leaves the door open for plenty of other surprises. ...

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White Nexus 4 available with free wireless charger on T-Mobile

White Nexus 4 available with free wireless charger on T-Mobile The white version of the handset, rumored very intensely before finally being officially confirmed, can now be purchased together with a free wireless charger, for a limited time. The interesting thing is that T-Mobile doesn’t actually explain what the “limited time” is, so presumably the offer stands until the stock of chargers is depleted.If the Nexus 4 is your dream phone, it can be yours for $19.99 down, plus $17 per month f...

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Snapdragon 800 powered Xperia ZU crushes Antutu benchmark

Snapdragon 800 powered Xperia ZU crushes Antutu benchmark We’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming announcement of Sony’s Xperia ZU 6.4 inch smartphone, which is expected to come equipped with a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. For those who don’t know, the Snapdragon 800 is Qualcomm’s as of yet unreleased high-end processor which will replace the current Snapdragon 600 as its top of the line chip.We’ve already seen a Snapdragon 800 benchmark result show up for a new Pantech handset a...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced coming to South Korea later this month

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced coming to South Korea later this month It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S4 is getting yet another variant, this time the “Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced”. According to J.K. Shin, the new LTE-Advanced model will arrive to South Korea as early as this month, falling in line with previous rumors.Speaking to Reuters, J.K. Shin declared Samsung will be “the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone”, though obviously the phone will require a network des...

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New Nexus 7 apparently has LTE support for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile

New Nexus 7 apparently has LTE support for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile The Asus K009, which has positively been identified as the GSM version of the new Nexus 7 thanks to a recent FCC filing, seems to come with 4G LTE support for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.We shouldn’t be surprised to hear that the second-gen Nexus 7 tablet would get LTE support, since there’s more and more 4G coverage available to U.S. and international mobile device users. But what’s interesting about the FCC filing is that it suggests t...

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HTC Desire 200 hands-on sneak peak

HTC Desire 200 hands-on sneak peak Image Source: thegioididong.com HTC is certainly piling on the new devices after the successful HTC One, and the Desire 200 looks to be the company’s next small budget smartphone to make its way into the product line-up.Although the device hasn’t been officially announced by HTC yet, thegioididong.com has managed to get its hands on the little 3.5 inch smartphone and has given us a sneak peak at the handset’s specs. But this new mi...

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Microsoft Office arrives on iOS – what about Android?

Microsoft Office arrives on iOS – what about Android? Microsoft Office is a premium business tool, there is no secret in that. Whenever you want a document nicely done, whether you’re referring to a spreadsheet, a slide presentation or a simple written piece, Office is the way to go. Here on Google’s field, we’ve waited for Microsoft’s service to arrive for a long time, but as it turns out, Apple was more fortunate and received it first.The first reasonable question that comes in mind is whe...

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