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Galaxy Note 3 prototype allegedly spotted; phone “shipped in low quantities for R&D” report says

Galaxy Note 3 prototype allegedly spotted; phone “shipped in low quantities for R&D” report says A prototype of the next Galaxy Note flagship handset has been spotted in the wild one publication says, while a different source claims that the device is shipping for R&D purposes.From the looks of it, Sam Mobile and TechTastic handled the device shown in the images below, which is said to be a Galaxy Note 3 prototype. According to the first site, this isn’t the Galaxy Mega 6.3 “because of the corners, high resolution display and bezel....

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Paranoid Android’s Halo theme is ready for public beta testing!

Paranoid Android’s Halo theme is ready for public beta testing! testParanoid Android was enamored with Facebook Home when it came out. We all were, really, but the thought of Facebook in our face all the time was a bit much. Chatheads was a particularly cool concept, but just not as finished or nice as we would have hoped. Paranoid Android fixed that for us.Their Halo theme is one we’ve been excited for, and have kept track of throughout. There is a lot of cool stuff about Paranoid Android ROMs, but Halo br...

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Is a Chrome dongle in the works? We’re doubtful.

Is a Chrome dongle in the works? We’re doubtful. Our living room is fast becoming the new battleground for tech manufacturers and service providers. The XBox One announcement was ripe with talk of TV functionality, and Google has long had their Google TV hardware. A recurring rumor suggests that Google may have another piece of hardware in mind for our precious HDMI ports.[quotenew qtext="Keep in mind, this “Chromekey” is nothing but innuendo and assumption." qposition="right" qcolor="color...

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Google Plus photos allude to a Galaxy Camera successor, 20.2MP shooter included

Google Plus photos allude to a Galaxy Camera successor, 20.2MP shooter included Samsung Galaxy CameraFollowing a flurry of Galaxy S4 Zoom leaks, we began to Samsung does have an event scheduled for June 20 in London, so we may very well see the new camera then. Alternatively, we could see it appear at IFA in Berlin, Germany, the same event where its predecessor was unveiled at last year. Remember, there is nothing official yet, so don’t get your hopes up even though it appears as if a Galaxy Camera 2 is coming!Are you so...

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The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 9, 2013

The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 9, 2013 It was a slow week for releases, but we still managed to scrounge up 7 new Android Apps for our list of the Best New Android Apps of the Week. 1. Vine for Android Vine for Android finally arrived last week, and it’s pretty safe to say it was well worth the wait. It also quickly became a lock for the top spot on our list of the Best New Android Apps of the Week. Vine lets you create 6-second videos of anything you’d like, and share them ...

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AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, June 9, 2013

AA Weekly: top Android news of the week, June 9, 2013 In the AA Weekly, we recap the most significant events that happened over the past seven days in the world of Android. We look at new devices, major news, leaks, and everything else you should know to stay on top of your favorite operating system.Asus goes tablet crazy at ComputexThe Computex trade show took place in Taiwan last week, the perfect occasion for local firms to show off their finest wares. And, boy, did Asus showed them off.In a glit...

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Doodle with Disney in ScribbleMix for Android

Doodle with Disney in ScribbleMix for Android Disney has published some great Android games over the past year, and they recently added a new one to their catalog with ScribbleMix for Android. It’s a doodling game in the vein of Draw Something, but with Disney’s trademark flair. ScribbleMix lets you play “Guess the Doodle” with your online friends or random opponents. The setup will certainly look familiar as it’s the same one used by every other drawing guessing game. You basical...

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OUYA competitor PlayJam releases GameStick E3 2013 trailer

OUYA competitor PlayJam releases GameStick E3 2013 trailer The Kickstarter-funded GameStick is featured in PlayJam’s recently released trailer for this year’s upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo, more popularly known as E3.As usual, Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4, and Nintendo’s Wii U will no doubt be the stars of the show, however, it’s impressive that GameStick creator PlayJam has managed to drum up quite a bit of attention at such a large event.The t...

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Want a Samsung Galaxy S4 in a custom color? ColorWare can do that for you!

Want a Samsung Galaxy S4 in a custom color? ColorWare can do that for you! For the time being, the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes in two colors, although four more colors are said to be coming soon, one of which is exclusive to AT&T. If you’re looking to get your hands on a few more options and don’t mind paying a bit more for your Galaxy S4, ColorWare may just be able to help you out.Buying a GSM unlocked Galaxy S4 from ColorWare will run you $1,000. It’s quite a bit of money to shell out, however, a lot...

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The Best New Android Games of the Week – June 8, 2013

The Best New Android Games of the Week – June 8, 2013 This week’s list of the Best New Android Games of the Week include a rampaging quadropus, a famous superhero, and a sheep with a talent for jumping. Those are just a few of the new Android Games in this week’s roundup, and we hope you enjoy our list. 1. Quadropus Rampage Numero Uno on our list of the Best New Android Games of the Week goes to a quirky game by the name of Quadropus Rampage. You’ll take control of a Quadropus and take out a...

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Most advanced Android malware threat yet: Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a

Most advanced Android malware threat yet: Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a A security firm posted information about a new Android Trojan that appears unlike anything seen before when it comes to complexity and the number of malicious actions it’s able to perform.Called Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a, the malware is compared to malicious threats that usually target Windows, not Android. The new malware uses several exploits, some of them new to security researchers from Kaspersky, who discovered Obad.a.The Trojan is able to...

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Android Trojan Found by Kaspersky, Bad like Jesse James

Android Trojan Found by Kaspersky, Bad like Jesse James Kaspersky Labs, the well known antivirus software maker, recently announced the discovery of a very tricky Android Trojan, a malware codenamed Obama Obad. Obad stands for Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad and it is the most sophisticated, complex and tricksy bastard we have ever seen yet. With the advancements in mobile technology, now the smart phones have the same processing power and the same operating systems regular personal computers used to have....

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Top 5 Free App Cheats for Android – are cheats really that great?

Top 5 Free App Cheats for Android – are cheats really that great? When popular new games emerge on Google Play, there is one thing that always happens: people want to cheat their way through a game or get a walk-thru to skip the harder or even more boring parts of games. The most popular free games for Android have long been the same: Pou, 4 Pics 1 Word, Candy Crush and 100 Doors: Runaway and Angry Birds. Today we presented you with the top cheat and walk-through apps to get through these popular free Google Pl...

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Cut, Crush, and Flick Creepy Creatures in Lumos: The Dying Light

Cut, Crush, and Flick Creepy Creatures in Lumos: The Dying Light   We cover our fair share of Indies here at Android-Games, and it’s always nice to stumble across hidden gems. Lumos: The Dying Light certainly falls into the Indie category, and it’s one of the coolest “Tap & Destroy” games we’ve seen in some time. Lumos: The Dying Light puts you in charge of a little orb of light that’s been surrounded by all kinds of creepy crawlies. Your job is to keep the light shining, and you’ll...

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean spotted on LG Optimus L7 II Dual page, real or just a mistake?

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean spotted on LG Optimus L7 II Dual page, real or just a mistake? The official product page of the LG Optimus L7 II Dual reveals that the handset may be running an unannounced version of Android, assuming it’s not a typing mistake from the company.Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is clearly listed as the OS for this particular Optimus L7 II Dual handset, which is the dual-SIM version of the mid-range Optimus L7 II handset announced at MWC 2013 earlier this year. Other details about Android 4.3 aren’t offered at this ...

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Galaxy S4 Zoom images show the product in the wild, seem to confirm previous leak

Galaxy S4 Zoom images show the product in the wild, seem to confirm previous leak The original Galaxy CameraThe Galaxy S4 Zoom image leak avalanche continues with more pictures of the device hitting the web shortly after the The publication also confirms some of the specs and features of the phone including the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of memory, microSD support, 16-megapixel camera with optical zoom, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 4.2.2 and TouchWiz on top.We’ll be back with m...

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Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 (SHV-E330S) reportedly spotted in AnTuTu benchmarks

Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 (SHV-E330S) reportedly spotted in AnTuTu benchmarks A new Galaxy S4 version reportedly packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor has appeared in AnTuTu benchmarks.The SHV-E330S is said to be the Galaxy S4 model in question, a handset said to hit South Korea later this year. In addition to the rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the device is also going to offer LTE-Advanced support, rbmen says.However, the device is not official at this time.According to the screenshot above, the SHV-E330...

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Purported full specs of the Xperia Z Ultra (Togari) leak

Purported full specs of the Xperia Z Ultra (Togari) leak If you haven’t heard yet, Sony is rumored to be gearing up its own competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and it’s rumored to be called the Sony Xperia ZU (previously known as the Togari). The letter “U” stands for Ultra and if we take a look at the rumored specifications, we begin to understand why, because this phone looks like it will be a hardcore spec machine.Rumor has it that the Xperia Z Ultra will be the first Sony smartphon...

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HTC and Samsung trade blows on Twitter, while LG plays the neutral

HTC and Samsung trade blows on Twitter, while LG plays the neutral The bitter smartphone wars have gone up a notch, after HTC turned to its Twitter account to celebrate its victory at the Mobile Awards. HTC had just won the award for “Hottest Phone of 2013” and celebrated with a tongue-in-cheek tweet, calling out Samsung Mobile UK.Now Samsung wasn’t about to back down from a challenge, replying that it already had its arms full with three other awards that it won on the night and that HTC could keep that o...

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S4 Galaxy Mini: The little giant that could

S4 Galaxy Mini: The little giant that could The Galaxy S4 Mini will be in the hands of consumers by July and you can even place a pre-order for the device right now.....if you have around 500 euros. While the price doesn't fit the name at all, we had a look around to see if there was a more sensible solution in a smaller package. .....and the competitors are! / ...

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Scary New Android Malware That Is Very Difficult To Delete

Scary New Android Malware That Is Very Difficult To Delete A new Android virus has been discovered and it seems to be the most dangerous and sophisticated piece of malware researchers have seen on the Android operating system. The virus has more in common with Windows type infections than anything previously known on Android. New more malicious types of trojans are finding their way onto Android / ...

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Web Apps Winning the Battle Against Native Apps

Web Apps Winning the Battle Against Native Apps We now live in a mobile word - powered by apps. A new developer survey by Zend suggests that HTML5/web apps are more popular with developers than "hybrid" apps and native apps. Good news for open standards. ...

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Teens Behaving Badly Online

Teens Behaving Badly Online McAfee released the findings of its "Digital Deception: Exporing the Online Disconnect between Parents and Kids" study - and some of the findings are a bit scary for parents. ...

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Google bans Glass from shareholder meeting

Google bans Glass from shareholder meeting In an ironic twist, Google has decided to ban Glass from their annual shareholders meeting. Like so many bars and other establishments ahead of them, Google fears Glass may be a bit too invasive. If they were hoping to avoid controversy in Mountain View with regard to Glass, they failed.To be fair, Google has also banned cell phones and other recording devices, so it’s not all about Glass. To further drive the point home, Google has made no cla...

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Purported Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaked, camera phone thicker than you’d expect

Purported Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaked, camera phone thicker than you’d expect An image supposedly showing the upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom camera phone has hit the web revealing a rather strange device than one would have expected.This creation bears some similarity to the recently announced Galaxy S4 Mini but also to last year’s Galaxy Camera. At this point, it’s not clear whether the image is accurate, but we’ll probably find out more details in the near future, considering that the Galaxy S4 Zoom product name has indir...

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MOGA launching new Power Series controllers, will charge your phone as you play

MOGA launching new Power Series controllers, will charge your phone as you play Back in April, MOGA released its PowerA Pro Android gaming control, promising an improved experience over their previous generation controller. Now the company has announced they are back at it again, with plans to launch a new generation of MOGA Power Series controllers at E3.So what’s new? The biggest change is that the controls will now be adding a “Boost” feature, which will recharge your phone while you play your games.Unfortunately, ...

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Huge Increase in HTC One Sales in May

Huge Increase in HTC One Sales in May Kevin Chang, an analyst for  Citigroup Global Markets INC, reported that HTC One Sales are booming, as they might have sold over 1.2 million units in May of 2013, almost twice as much when compared to April. It is an almost 100% increase in sales figures in only one month, bringing the total number of HTC One Sales since its launching to almost 2 million units. And that's good news for HTC, as they were  plagued with all kinds of troubles, ra...

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PRISM and the End of the Illusion of Internet Privacy

PRISM and the End of the Illusion of Internet Privacy Nobody can be told what PRISM is, you have to see it for yourself. Well, if you were worried about the recent Verizon scandal, when NSA (the National Security Agency) obtained tons of metadata from the telecom company, you will have to hang on, because this time you're in for a real treat. The NSA  had a court order which allowed them to sniff through Verizon's data base, searching for key words and the like, meaning that every call, every da...

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