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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...

Firefox OS Looking for Low End Android Market Share

Mozilla has stated that its new Firefox operating system for mobile devices is more geared towards running on low end devices. The company certainly has not been shy about revealing where its looking to get market share from. CTO and co-founder of Mozilla, Brendan Eich believes that the OS can domin...

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 review (video)

It seems as if Samsung is on a quest to offer a smartphone in just about every size. While many don’t like big phones like the Note 2, Samsung decided to go even further with the Galaxy Mega 5.8, the little brother of the Galaxy Mega 6.3, which is easily one of the largest smartphones on the ...

Phone customization: Do we want it? Do we need it?

Evan Forester This week, we’re debating the merits and drawbacks of phone customization, spurred by Motorola’s teasing of the upcoming Moto X. The Google subsidiary promised that the Moto X will be the first phone we’ll be able to design ourselves, though a leak revealed that the “desi...

Amazon drops price on Kindle Fire HD 7″

For the Amazon faithful, the Kindle series of tablets is exactly what they need. The tablets were instrumental in setting the pace for modern tablet pricing, and their tie-in to Amazon’s ecosystem is great for Prime members. Their attention to safety for kids is great, and their media selection i...

Android 4.3 root is available

Well, that didn't take long. Just a few days ago we were confirming that there was a leaked version of Android 4.3 out in the wild and fast-forward to today and it has already been rooted. All this done before Google even officially rolled it out. You haven't even been released by Google and...

How Companies Ride the Ban on Unlocking Phones and Profit

It was a disgruntling moment back in October of 2012 when unlocking your smartphone, meaning freeing yourself from having to use it with the mobile carrier that sold it to you, finally became illegal after a new ruling was set out banning this practice in all of the USA. Before that ruling, this was...

Google Glass APK teardown discovers “Boutique” marketplace

The Google Glass XE7 update went live earlier in the week, but poking around under the hood has revealed a few hidden features, which could turn out to be quite a bit deal for Google Glass. A user going by the name of zhuowei has discovered signs that Google has been working on a market place for G...

Sony highlights Xperia Z Ultra in new video

If a larger phone intrigues you, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra may be right up your alley. It’s the biggest on the market at 6.44”, and looks stellar. It’s Sony, so you know the quality is top notch, but the other great part is that Sony seems to have some humility about the situation. The device ...

HTC: More woes as profit plunges by 83 percent

Well, despite a year that included a launch of a flagship device and their foray into a more heavy hitting marketing strategy, HTC hasn't had the greatest year. In their unaudited results for the second quarter of 2013, they have seen a plunge of their profits by about 83 percent when compared to th...

HTC One S: A petition for new updates

Just recently we informed our readers that the HTC One S will not be receiving any more updates to it by HTC, despite being only over a year old. This comes as surprising news to many and most are furious in regards to this latest revelation. Whether or not you own an HTC product, or are just fed u...

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 s...

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...

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...

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”...

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