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Acer announces its first 5-inch smartphone, names it Acer Liquid S1

Acer announces its first 5-inch smartphone, names it Acer Liquid S1 Over at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Acer seems to have started the fire by way of announcing several new gadgets such as the Acer Liquid S1. This smartphone happens to be Acer's first to have a size bigger than 5-inch. The Acer Liquid S1 sports a 5.7-inch HD 1280x720 screen and comes powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Acer Liquid S1 also comes with a 1.5GHz processor and a battery pack that you could last up to one of use. Acer is posing this...

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Cricket Samsung Galaxy S4 goes up for pre-order, starts shipping on June 7

Cricket Samsung Galaxy S4 goes up for pre-order, starts shipping on June 7 An easy way to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S4 at a somewhat affordable price is now available courtesy of Cricket Wireless, which has just put up Samsung’s latest flagship Android smartphone for pre-order on its official web site.The information on the Cricket Wireless pre-order page for the Samsung Galaxy S4 states that the handset can be bought at a discount rate. Normally, a unit of the Galaxy S4 costs $599.99 a piece. However, those wh...

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LG Optimus L9 II shown in leaked pic and benchmark results

LG Optimus L9 II shown in leaked pic and benchmark results Ever wonder what happened to the Optimus L9 II, the follow-up to last year’s LG Optimus L9? It’s still in the works, and it’s still coming out in the future, which can happen pretty soon according to new information pieced together by the guys at TechTastic.What we have here is a photo of the Optimus L9 II itself, or at least half of it, as it rests on top of an LG laptop’s keyboard. Our biggest clue that it is indeed the...

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Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 apparently confirmed on Samsung’s website

Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 apparently confirmed on Samsung’s website Galaxy Note 3 conceptThe Galaxy Note 3 and other unofficial devices have been spotted by a publication on a Samsung Kazakhstan web page detailing a VIP service for the region.First seen by TechTastic, the web page is still up and seems to include a variety of Samsung devices including Android-based smartphones and tablets. The Galaxy Note 3 is clearly listed on the page as the SM-N9000 (see following image), although other details about the up...

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Google Glass facial recognition apps not allowed until “strong privacy protections” are in place

Google Glass facial recognition apps not allowed until “strong privacy protections” are in place Posting on its Project Glass Google+ page, Google revealed that it won’t allow Google Glass apps that use facial recognition features for the time being, as long as “strong privacy protections” aren’t in place.The news is not unsurprising considering the on-going privacy-related debate we’re witnessing in connection with Google Glass. Even at Google I/O, the company tried to address such privacy concerns for the wearable gadget that can...

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Say Good Bye to Privacy on Yahoo Mail from June 3'rd

Say Good Bye to Privacy on Yahoo Mail from June 3'rd It was nice while it lasted, as from June 3'rd Yahoo Mail changes its Privacy Policy and discontinues its Mail Classic service. All users will be forced to switch to the latest version of Yahoo Mail and for doing that, to accept the new Terms of Service. If they refuse to do it, they will have to migrate to another webmail service, since they will have no other option. Pretty cool Yahoo, I hope you're going down in flames. Maybe you're think...

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Rumor: New Nexus 7 could be unveiled at Computex

Rumor: New Nexus 7 could be unveiled at Computex A new report suggests that Asus could unveil the new Nexus 7 model at Computex in a few days.From the start, we’ll tell you to take this particular rumor with a huge chunk of salt, as the source isn’t really providing that many details to work with.What IBN Live says is that “analysts” expect the company to unveil the device during the show, but it doesn’t make it clear what analysts think the new 7-inch Nexus tablet will be shown in Ta...

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Is this the new Samsung Galaxy S5?

Is this the new Samsung Galaxy S5? If you don't know what Antutu is, well, it's a very popular benchmark and sometimes, if you check its data base, a wild snorlax may appear now and then, this time, maybe, I said maybe, a possible prototype of the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Yes, this is a wild guess, but recently in Antutu's database appeared a device named Samsung Galaxy GT-I9600, which may be the successor or the sequel of the current flagship, the Galaxy S4. The new Samsung Gal...

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Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies now available

Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies now available CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies are now available for Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 owners.In case you own one of these three devices, you can now install your CM 10.1 custom ROM and replace TouchWiz altogether. We’re actually not surprised to hear that CM10.1 is coming to more Galaxy S4 versions considering that the ROM has already been made available to the T-Mobile and AT&T models, as well as to the Canadian LTE Galaxy S4 versio...

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The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 2, 2013

The Best New Android Apps of the Week – June 2, 2013 Whether you want to train your dog, listen to a thunderstorm, or just print from the cloud this week’s list of the Best New Android Apps has you covered. Without further ado, we proudly present our top picks... 1. TapNotes – Meeting Recorder TapNotes Meeting Recorder lets you take down notes and record audio at the same time. The app lets you easily jump to tagged spots in recordings, search or browse chronologically, or save important no...

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Say Good Bye to Privacy on Yahoo Mail from June 3’rd

Say Good Bye to Privacy on Yahoo Mail from June 3’rd It was nice while it lasted, as from June 3'rd Yahoo Mail changes its Privacy Policy and discontinues its Mail Classic service. All users will be forced to switch to the latest version of Yahoo Mail and for doing that, to accept the new Terms of Service. If they refuse to do it, they will have to migrate to another webmail service, since they will have no other option. Pretty cool Yahoo, I hope you're going down in flames. Maybe you're think...

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Weekly News Roundup #7 – India

Weekly News Roundup #7 – India In a weekly segment, I’ll be doing a roundup of the mobile technology news in India, including new device announcements and releases from Indian manufacturers, network carrier news, and anything else that captures the pulse of  the Android scene in India.It’s been a relatively slow week as far as device releases from local manufacturers are concerned, with just one new smartphone from WickedLeak being launched. That said, there has still...

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Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week

Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week At AndroidPIT, we try to increase our community and get people talking about what they love most....Android! Dialogue on this groundbreaking topic is made easy by our forum, where you can share thoughts and ideas, ask specific or broad questions, start debates and meet other smartphone users and enthusiasts. We brought together this weeks top threads: perhaps you would like to join the conversation. (This is a preview - click here to read the ...

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HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update features reportedly leaked

HTC One Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update features reportedly leaked In our review of the HTC One we found very little to fault with the device. Its big, beautiful 4.7-inch display was something to marvel at. It was fast and responsive, and it also had a hardware design that was unparalleled in the Android market. But the phone wasn’t perfect and we did have to take a few marks off of the device because of the use of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.0 on top, instead of running the latest version of Android,...

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Android Authority Weekly: June 2, 2013

Android Authority Weekly: June 2, 2013 In the AA Weekly, we recap the most significant events that happened over the past seven days in our world of Android. We look at new devices, major news, leaks, and everything else you should know to stay on top of the sprawling Android ecosystem.The fabled white Nexus 4This one’s short – The Galaxy Note 3 is loomingIt won’t be the largest smartphone in Samsung’s stable, but the Galaxy Note 3 is definitely one of the most exciting device...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active will reportedly come in teal, according to a newly leaked image

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active will reportedly come in teal, according to a newly leaked image The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has appeared in multiple forms, in red and in grey with AT&T’s logo slapped on the back. The handset is not going to be lacking in colors at all, as the device could come in teal as well.This information comes from an image popular leaker @evleaks put up.  The image only shows the side of the device, so there’s no way to tell if there’s any carrier markings like a previous picture revealed. Tha...

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Mozilla Tipped To Come Out With Firefox OS Tablet

Mozilla Tipped To Come Out With Firefox OS Tablet Mozilla is set to hold an event on June 3rd where it will most likely unveil a new tablet device which will probably be running the Firefox OS that was unveiled earlier this year at the Mobile Congress. The Firefox OS for mobile devices / ...

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Verizon’s Galaxy S3 update apparently comes with 4G LTE issues for some

Verizon’s Galaxy S3 update apparently comes with 4G LTE issues for some Verizon Wireless pushed out a rather large update on Wednesday that brought a whole host of new features. While the update was overall good news, some are now experiencing severe issues with 4G LTE, such as slowed data speed, says a report from Android Community.If you haven’t gotten the update yet, it may be wise to hold off until there’s an official fix for the connectivity issues. According to a few tipsters, some people are barely...

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Google schedules two events for Chrome Mobile on June 7 and and June 13

Google schedules two events for Chrome Mobile on June 7 and and June 13 Not long after Google I/O, two livestreams have been scheduled on the Google Developers website. Both events are specifically created for Chrome Mobile, but beyond that, there’s a lack of details. However, you’ll be able to find out what they’re all about soon, with one of them set for June 7 at 1:00 p.m. EDT and the second scheduled for June 13 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.We have no idea what the topics at these two events involve. Howe...

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Google Glass Forbids Apps Using Facial Recognition Sofware Until Further Notice

Google Glass Forbids Apps Using Facial Recognition Sofware Until Further Notice Google said no to Facial Recognition Apps for its Google Glass gadget today, in an official company posting on Google+ social network. Well, at least until they will have protection in their device, in order to prevent its user to abuse someone else's privacy. I am not sure how they will manage to sort that thing out, but we will see soon enough. So, at the moment, developers are officially forbidden to make apps with facial recognition softw...

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Mysterious device looking for FCC approval could be the Galaxy S4 Zoom

Mysterious device looking for FCC approval could be the Galaxy S4 Zoom Well, first it was the release of the specifications behind to Galaxy S4 Activ and S4 Zoom, and now it looks like the S4 Zoom has made its way into the hands of the FCC for approval. S4 Zoom, is that you? / ...

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Need some time off from Facebook Home? It's in the works.

Need some time off from Facebook Home? It's in the works. While not everyone has been crazy about having Facebook Home and turning their smartphone into one giant Facebook News Feed, it seems that at least the company behind it is actually listening to disgruntled users. Facebook is advertising that you can, at least temporarily, disable Facebook Home on your HTC First or smartphone device. Sometimes, Home isn't where the heart is. / ...

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The Best New Android Games of the Week – June 1, 2013

The Best New Android Games of the Week – June 1, 2013 The last week of May brought some great new Android Games to the table as we saw several new Indies, puzzlers, and a few more movie tie-in games. We narrowed this week’s list down to 8 Android games that are definitely worth a look if you’re in the mood for something new. Without further ado, we proudly present our picks for the Best New Android Games of the Week… 1. Little Luca We’ve seen a lot of physics puzzlers over the past yea...

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Top 5 News of the Week

Top 5 News of the Week This week, we had a whole range of news, ranging from porn on Google Glass, Rumor about HTC being a phablet, Samsung Galaxy S3 combusting into flames, HTC One edition, running Google Glass on your phone and our video on using the Samsung Galaxy S4 and its camera modes in real life. ...

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Huawei Ascend Mate: Testing the Ginormous Behemoth

Huawei Ascend Mate: Testing the Ginormous Behemoth The Huawei Ascend Mate is a huge 6.1 inch behemoth that probably won't fit in your pockets. Perhaps this phone is a representation of the smartphone manufacturers delusion of grandeur or maybe it's just the next logical step in smartphone evolution. I tried this huge phablet for a few days and here's what I thought. (This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android Pit...

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Google Fiber is not just another experiment, instead it’s “a great business to be in”

Google Fiber is not just another experiment, instead it’s “a great business to be in” You’re probably thinking that at $70 a month, and with an offer of Gigabit speeds, Google Fiber is another one of Google’s incredible experiments to see what would be possible if we were all connected to the internet at breakneck speeds. However, Google, in typical Google fashion, has decide that Fiber isn’t just another science experiment, instead it’s actually “a great business to be in.”We expect to make money from Google F...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 To Sell 80 Million By End of Year

Samsung Galaxy S4 To Sell 80 Million By End of Year The Samsung GS4 has already broken records this year by selling 10 million units in less than one month which is an average of about 4 per second. This is only the beginning though as analysts are saying that by the end of the year this number could be eight times as high 10 million Galaxy S4 Phones Have Already Been Sold To Date / ...

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Big Dev's Being Driven To iOS Due to Android Fragmentation Issues

Big Dev's Being Driven To iOS Due to Android Fragmentation Issues According to the BBC Android is a lot more costly to develop for and less engaging for users than its counterpart, iOS. This comes after a complaint was made saying that the company favored iOS development as it was adding new features to its on demand iPlayer on iOS devices and not to Android devices. Android 's fragmentation issues! / ...

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