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Samsung might launch its anti-theft feature for smartphones as soon as July

Samsung, along with other tech industry giants, met with New York Attorney General Erich Schneiderman recently to discuss the implementation of the smartphone kill switch that we’ve talked about before in order to reduce the number of device thefts that keep occurring in the U.S. Now, it look...

Top 5 News of the Week: Android 4.2, iOS 7, Galaxy Note 3 and Xbox One

This week highlighted the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco where the big Android competitor unveiled their new mobile operating system iOS 7 as well as iTunes Radio. Strung along this week were some interesting leaked pictures of the Galaxy Note 3, the utter disappointment of An...

[Survey] What was your first mobile phone?

I know it's hard to imagine a world without mobile phones but I can assure you it really existed. Do you remember? Even us folks over here at AndroidPIT like to reminisce over past cell phones. Googling past mobile phones brought us on a walk down memory lane and filled our hearts with warmth. ...

Google reveals “Project Loon”, set to bring balloon-powered Internet to the world

Google on Friday has taken its quest to bring the Internet to the entire world one step closer with the unveiling of “Project Loon”. Project Loon is another idea that comes from the Google X labs, and is designed to connect even people in the most remote regions of the globe to the Internet, via...

Rumor: Moto X specs include dual-core processor, 10-megapixel camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

X Phone conceptA new tweet posted by a Twitter account known to leak information about upcoming mobile devices before their launch reveals certain specs of the already confirmed Moto X phone.The handset was the star of a variety of rumors that hit the web before and after Google I/O. However, Motoro...

Android 5.0 design concept imagines what the future may hold

   An Android fan imagined what Android 5.0 could look like, showing various elements in design renders posted on his Google Plus account.Jinesh Shah, an Electrical Engineering student at the University of Michigan, has posted four images in which he imagined the new Android 5.0 environment (see ...

If you're using the Android Vine App: Check your cache

Well, if you're a user of the Vine App that was recently released for Android, you might be wondering why your free space has been slowly gobbled up over the last little while. The popular stop-motion video app has had some issues revealed. / ...

Improve Your Droid's Battery Life With This Solar Charging Screen

We all know about the French that they make wonderful perfumes and great cheese, but today I found out about a tech company from France which promises to bring us a Solar Charging Screen for our smartphone. The company's name is SunPartner Group and their idea is so out of the box that you'd thin...

Samsung Galaxy Note III Appears on Picasa

Hold your horses, it's not the smart phone itself, just a photo sample which looks like it was made with a Samsung Galaxy Note III. If we take a look at the photo's specs,the 13 Megapixels camera sensor  that was rumored appears to be there. The Samsung Galaxy Note III was announced for Septembe...

Make Android look like iOS 7 with this Nova-compatible package: jbOS7

It’s been almost a week since iOS 7 was announced by Apple and among its “new and innovative” features, the system also comes with a completely changed design that may appeal even to some Android users. Thanks to Google’s customizable mobile platform, those interested can now tweak Android...

Solar-charging screen could augment your phone’s battery life

From quad-core processors to 1080p displays, today’s mobile devices are very powerful and seem to push innovation into just about every aspect.Unfortunately, one area that seems to be somewhat ignored is battery life. While many of today’s devices can endure a fully day’s use on a single char...

Improve Your Droid’s Battery Life With This Solar Charging Screen

We all know about the French that they make wonderful perfumes and great cheese, but today I found out about a tech company from France which promises to bring us a Solar Charging Screen for our smartphone. The company's name is SunPartner Group and their idea is so out of the box that you'd thin...

Galaxy S4 Mini available for pre-order in the UK, ships on July 5

The Galaxy S4 Mini is now available for pre-order in the UK, with shipping set to start on July 5.This particular Galaxy S4 family member is expected to offer users a mobile experience similar to its bigger and more famous brother, or at least that’s what Samsung officials will have you think.Howe...

AT&T reveals new GoPhone plans with LTE support

Prepaid cell service has come a long way in the United States in the last few years. What was once near-taboo, is becoming increasingly commonplace, even for those with the credit to qualify for post-paid plans. That’s because prepaid is often cheaper, all while offering more flexibility. Not to m...

First picture taken with Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) reportedly spotted

Galaxy Note 3 conceptThe first picture reportedly taken with the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) has been spotted, well ahead of the handset’s official announcement.As you can see in the screenshot below, we’re looking at a test picture taken with a Samsung device, the SM-N900. The same model number has...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active AT&T pre-order process has started

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, which AT&T announced as part of its smartphone lineup yesterday (after teasing it in a video) is now available for you to pre-order from the carrier’s website.The device is available in two color versions, Urban Gray and Dive Blue, and can be yours for $199.9...

Amazon outs Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ in Canada

It may have taken Amazon quite a while since the initial unveiling, but now it has finally managed to make both the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ available for purchase in Canada. These devices, according to Amazon, offer “the ultimate HD experience,” and the best par...

Snapdragon 800-based Galaxy S4 shows up once again, this time breaking benchmark records

Currently the Samsung Galaxy S4 is available with either a Snapdragon 600 or an Exynos 5 chip onboard, but a third processor configuration could soon be available as well.Last week we reported on the Galaxy S4 SHV-E330S, powered by a Snapdragon 800 and featuring LTE-Advanced support. Now the device...

Google+ and Google Play Music Updates bring small improvements

Well, the update Gods at Google have blessed Google+ and Google Play Music with some updates to their apps. You'll notice some improved notifications to Google+ and some changes to the way sets of music are streamed via Google Play Music. Small update, important changes. / ...

Galaxy NX: This is the camera you're looking for

Ahead of an official confirmation, Samsung's latest Android powered mirrorless camera has gotten a full reveal of press photos and boy do they look great. The Galaxy NX has been leaked in all its glory, and although it's not confirmed to be officially released until June 20th, we can check...

Do you love strategy games like Age of Empires? Then Tiny Token Empires could be something for you. The game is a mix of a strategy game and arcade games, where you use tactics which are easy to operate on a small screen. What sounds great in theory might not necessarily be much fun in practice. ...

HTC One Mini is confirmed by UAProf info, will feature Android 4.2.2 and 720p display

At this point, little doubt remains that HTC is planning to release a smaller variant of the HTC One.Not only has the HTC M4 been mentioned in several past rumors and leaks, just yesterday we received new photos and details that further shed light on the device. Still not sure what to think? Here...

Blackberry 10 devices will soon be able to run ported Jelly Bean apps

Support for Android Jelly Bean applications on BlackBerry 10.2 is available in the latest beta SDK (Software Development Kit), according to a post on the company’s developer blog.You might remember that the BlackBerry 10 OS lets developers port Android apps, but that only Android 2.3 apps coul...

Go for Gold in Shooting Showdown from Naquatic

A few weeks back we talked about Naquatic’s Guncrafter, and now we’re back to take a look at another Android game of theirs by the name of Shooting Showdown. Shooting Showdown is a shooting range game that lets you test your skills on several different types of targets. You can brush up on your ...

IHS: Nexus 7 II to come with 1920 x 1200 display, launch “not far”

Nexus family – Nexus 7 on the rightThe launch of the new Nexus 7 is “not far”, according to a recent CNET report that quote Ricky Park, the man keeping an eye on TV, Tablet, Monitor, and Notebook displays at market researchers IHS.The IHS analyst has provided some more interesting ...

EU to put an end to mobile roaming charges next year

Image source: The IndependentIf you’ve travel abroad at any point you’re likely to have incurred a roaming charge whilst using your mobile phone. Over recent years there’s been a concerted effort to bring these costs down across Europe, and after a new European proposal it looks like we could ...

New Nexus 7 with Android 4.3 apparently spotted at the FCC in two versions, Wi-Fi-only and GSM

Nexus family with Nexus 7 in the middleA new report says that the device recently seen at the Bluetooth SIG is actually the new Nexus 7 tablet, which has been spotted at the FCC, (there’s actual documentation to prove that the device is actually part of the Nexus family).TechTastic, a source of r...

Acer says Android is great as it is, won’t try to “fix” it

Custom launchers and tweaked Android experiences tend to either be love or hate for many consumers, but Acer has declared that it stands firmly on the side of the default Android experience.The Taiwanese manufacturer spoke with TechRadar recently to explain some of its reasons for choosing to keep...

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